This Is Why I Don’t Like Math
I contemplated doing a lengthy piece tonight about how the Twins are done and how it finally came to this point. With the Tigers’ magic number down to 2 to clinch the AL Central, things sure are looking grim for our boys.
However, if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past few years, it has been to never give up on the Twins. They seem to play their best with their backs up against the wall, and I’m hoping that proves true tomorrow as well.
Here’s the way I look at it: A loss tomorrow and the whole ball of wax is gone, that much is mathematical. However, a win would actually swing some momentum back in our favor a little bit. Would we be in great position? No. But at least Detroit would have to beat the likes of Jake Peavy, Freddy Garcia, and John Danks, while we would get Zack Grienke on our turf and than not much else from the Royals.
So, I’m not giving up yet. Two seasons of Twins late-season heroics (’06, ’08) are on my side. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.
Preview (82-76, 2nd, 3.0 GB DET): Scott Baker (14-9, 4.48) vs. Nate Robertson (2-2, 5.56).