Any hopes the Twins organization has of having at least one of its teams complete a reasonably successful season really come home to roost this afternoon.
Rochester was rained out yesterday so today they play 2 seven inning games against the league's best team.
The lastest bad development is that 4th place Buffalo has now caught the slumping Wings making the playoff chase even more complicated. Both Wings and Bisons trail the WC team Pawutcket by 2 1/2 games....that is doable.
However while Buffalo is playing well, Rochester is not. Syracuse holds a 5 game lead on the Wings...making catching them pretty much impossible. If Rochester were to sweep the DH today they could inch back to 3 behind....but honestly I can't see that happening.
Wings pitching has taken a left turn, both starters and relievers. Wings defense has become very shabby. Routine fly balls are being misjudged; ground balls are slipping thru the infield; and don't even get me started with the catching situation.
Meanwhile, the offense is also sputtering.
In short, everything is out of whack in Red Wing Land right now. Bad timing.
I have no clue what the solution is because they have been so inconsistent for over a month now.
By late this evening, we'll have a much better idea of how important the final 2 weeks will be.....or won't be.