Minnesota Twins Could Win a Lot of Games With Better Pitching

By David Miller
Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins
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Lately the Minnesota Twins have taken a liking to hitting the baseball over the outfield wall for what we baseball folks like to call a homerun. As their offense steadily improves through the middle part of the 2013 season, the Twins should be winning more games than they have been. They lost a series to the Cleveland Indians this weekend, including Saturday when they hit four homers and still lost the game. That shouldn’t happen.

I’m not saying that lots of homers make winning automatic but we’d be fooling ourselves if we didn’t admit it helps. Obviously the quickest way to score runs is through homers. Scoring runs is something the Twins have been doing more of recently and should have won more games because of it. Don’t get me wrong, they have done pretty well of late but they could have done better.

All they have to do is hold the other team to three runs or fewer and get the ball to their closer with a lead. If they could consistently do that, the Twins could begin to make some real noise in the American League Central. Whether or not they will be successful at such a task is for anyone to guess. I think they could do it though. It worked for them on Sunday when they got a solid five innings from their starter. That is all it takes to win a game when the offense is producing solid numbers as well.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.


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