A Cold Weekend

Interesting series against the White Sox at a frigid and breezy Cellular Field. Friday evening’s blowout (12-5 win) was a great example of the offense the Twins are capable of, but just one solo home run and a mere 11 hits through 18 innings on Saturday (0-8 loss) and Sunday (1-6 loss) might be cause for concern.

Still, it’s very, very early in the season, and as Twinkie Town has pointed out (though this might be hard to admit) the White Sox pitched two amazing games, and looked a lot better than people give them credit for, especially after a fairly slow start.

A few errors cost us dear on Sunday. In 2008, the Twins ranked an unenviable 7th in fielding errors, so they’ll need to do better this year. The upcoming series against the Blue Jays should be interesting. Toronto have gotten off to a flyer this year (apparently averaging 6+ runs a game – yikes!), so perhaps the Twins will be able to stop them in their tracks and start piling on the pressure a bit more.

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