The Twins are in first place. That's been true for a while, but what's notable about this week is that the projection systems are finally starting to believe.
For the first time all season, Fangraphs is giving the Twins a better chance at winning the division than the White Sox. FiveThirtyEight tipped a little earlier in the season, but the gap between the Twins and the White Sox is growing. All around, people are beginning to realize that #itshapp.....okay, no. Not gonna go there.
We're coming to the end of the soft spot in the schedule that the Twins have to capitalize on. After the Royals, we get a five game series with Detroit, then the work begins.
- Three at Toronto
- Three against New York
- Three against Tampa
- Three at Seattle
If they take care of business over the next six and gold their own against the East, that would go a long way toward makings things very difficult on the White Sox.
Today, it's four innings of Chris Archer vs. Brady Singer. Hopefully they do a bit better against Singer than they did last week. I don't know that they've got a six run comeback in them again today.