Wetmore: Luxury 'Pen has made Twins into lead holders
Let's monitor health, talk bullpen depth and 2 rockets from Miguel Sanó
The Twins are off to a hot start as a team. They boast a 7-2 record, a league-best plus-22 run differential, and now are the proud owners of a 3-1 series win against their division foe Cleveland Indians. No American League team has allowed fewer runs, and only the White Sox have scored more times than the Twins in the A.L. In other words...
This column presents 5 thoughts on one of the early World Series favorites.
1 – Bullpen Day is a good day for the Twins
Sunday was a bullpen day for the Twins, as news came out just before game time that the scheduled starter, Homer Bailey, was headed to the Injured List with biceps tendinitis. Originally the plan that the Twins had broadcast to the world was that Bailey would be pushed back to allow for more recovery time – given the relatively quick ramp-up for the season and the rash of pitcher injuries that we’ve seen around Major League Baseball in the past week.
It’s possible that the Twins had intended to go that route, with one more day for …