• Obviously every team would like to head into the postseason playing their best baseball of the year, but for the Twins right now getting everyone healthy is of much bigger concern than winning games, ugly as that may be for fans watching those games. Consider that the Twins lost five straight games to end the 1987 season and won the World Series. Four years later they finished 10-13, losing four of five to end the season, and won the World Series again.
In both World Series-winning seasons the Twins' negative momentum going into the playoffs meant absolutely nothing. Meanwhile, last year the Twins finished 17-4, including six straight wins to end the season,