And pretty tough, all things considered. On the heels of losing three straight to the first-place Tigers, Michael Cuddyer, who was 11-for-21 coming out of the break, goes on the DL, and the Twins come right back and take two straight from the West-leading Angels.
Post break: four straight wins, three straight losses, two straight wins. The pitching staff has given up more than three runs just twice in nine games.
I’m done trying to figure it out, frankly.
The Detroit series was painful, and pretty much everybody –myself included– was ready to write off the team and the season. It still doesn’t look good, of course, but you have to admire the way the Twins have responded, and, regardless of whether Terry Ryan makes any moves, I don’t think this is a team that’s going to roll over.
I’m headed out of town for a week, and likely won’t have much chance to check in from the road, but if the opportunity presents itself I’ll throw up a post.