Twins Power Rankings Roundup: Week 9
Below is a graph of where the Twins have ranked over the course of the season.
And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Twins this week:
Twins ranked 29th - "It looked like peak Joe Mauer over the weekend as he hit three opposite-field home runs as the Twins swept the Mariners. He and Miguel Sano joined Albert Pujols as the only visiting players since 2004 to homer in all three games of a series at Safeco."
Twins ranked 30th - In Jonah Keri’s weekly power rankings he selects four teams to write about. Although your team was not chosen this week, Jonah’s work is well worth the read.
Twins ranked 28th - "Major league-worst 6.11 ERA in May."
Twins ranked 28th - "The Minnesota Twins fell to the bottom spot in these rankings last week, but they climb back up to No. 28 thanks to a series sweep against a good Seattle Mariners team to wrap up last week.
An offense that has sputtered all season has now piled up 25 runs during its current four-game winning streak, and the Twins will look to keep that going against the Oakland A's and Tampa Bay Rays this coming week.
Joe Mauer entered last week with just two home runs in 179 plate appearances, but he's now homered in three straight games and launched four total last week.
However, the surprise of the week was left-hander Pat Dean.
In his fourth MLB appearance and just the second start of his career, he completely shut down a good Mariners offense in Seattle, as he held it to just four hits and two earned runs in seven innings of work to outduel Felix Hernandez and earn his first win."