Originally Posted by shingo10
On the radio broadcast yesterday, Farmer and DJ said that an anonymous Twins source had told them that the Twins feel that if they are within a run or two against the White Sox they will win the game. They feel this way because they know the Sox will beat themselves.
Also they said the Twins weren't concerned about last year's record against the Sox because most of those games were blowouts..they think they just have to play them close.
What is irritating is that they are right.
That wasn't true in the first homestand or up through the first game in Washington. The belief may come from the fact that might come from last season when the Whtie Sox were among the league leaders in blown saves, many coming in the seventh and eighth. The inexperienced bullpen was close to the top in failing to hold leads, by numbers, but probably not percentage.
I don't think the dynamics of the bullpen are the same this year, although that didn't show up on Saturday or Sunday when relievers couldn't throw strikes.