The Twins Week Ahead - May 7

The look on Jamey Carroll's face says it all: "I can't believe I've been this inept at the plate, either!"

The Twins are currently on pace to finish with a 42-120 record. If you put a team of hilariously mismatched characters plucked from a local prison on the field, they could finish 42-120, probably, and you'd be able to make a movie too.

Last Week

The Angels and the Mariners aren't very good, but the former swept the Twins and the latter took two out of three. Here's what made news:

This Week's Schedule

After a fairly disastrous West Coast swing, the Twins are back in town for a nine-game homestand - three against the Angels, four against the Blue Jays, and two against the Indians.

This will be Anaheim's 47th, 48th, and 49th games against the Twins this year (or so it seems). Despite this, the Angels are still reeling - last in the AL West, already more than seven games adrift of Texas. Keep an eye on: Albert Pujols, whose bat has been replaced with Nick Punto's by an evil witch in Orange County.

Toronto, meanwhile, is muddling along in the middle of the AL East, seemingly where they always are. I suspect that if you told Blue Jays fans they'd be ahead of the Yankees and Red Sox right now, but still in third place, they probably would try to hit you. Keep an eye on: DH Edwin Encarnacion, who homered in four consecutive games last week and is tied for the American League lead.

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