Here's the problem with the Twins this year: they had a really shitty April. I mean, really, really shitty. The exact numbers escape me right now, but they weren't good by any measure. Well, I guess they were good if you're the Royals, but for a professional team, they were not that good.
But they've started winning a whole bunch now (13 of their last 15) and they've safely placed themselves a hearty 4 games above .500 and a scant 10 games back in the wild card race.
But their biggest problems is that the two teams ahead of them not only have the numbers 1 and 2 best records in all of the majors; they also never fucking lose! While the Twins are 9-1 in their last 10 games, so are both Detroit and Chicago. Meaning, of course, that even though the Twinkies have been on a ridiculous win streak as of late (at one point winning 8 straight), they're still 11 games behind in their division, even though in any other division they would be only 4 games back, max. Sigh.
So, as a Twins fan, you start to learn how to appreciate the little things. That's what makes today so huge. With their 8-1 win over the hapless Cubs today, the Twins have finally reached a point in the season in which they have scored more runs than their opponents on the year. That's right, it now stands at:
And the season just keeps getting better...