Minnesota Twins will not go down without a fight

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 31: Zack Granite (Photo by Andy King/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 31: Zack Granite (Photo by Andy King/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Twins may never say die.

Multiple times we’ve thought that the Minnesota Twins were going to be dead. One of those moments came in the morning hours of Thursday. For a while, Twins fans thought that Byron Buxton was going to be out for an extended amount of time with a broken bone in his hand. Soon after initial reports, the MRI results actually came back and it was revealed that it was only a bruise for the center fielder.

The Twins dodged another bullet there. Buxton has been playing like an MVP for the past couple of months and the Twins probably couldn’t have sustained an absence of Buxton and Miguel Sano. It’s shocking, really, that the Twins are accomplishing so much with Sano being out right now, anyway.

There’s just something about this Twins team. They have that ‘it’ factor that the Twins teams in the early 2000’s had. This team never says die and always seems to fight back when they find themselves in a hole.

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Look at Thursday’s game against the Chicago White Sox, for example. Minnesota continually found themselves trailing in the ballgame against the lesser opponent, but kept chipping away. It took two runs and a walk-off hit-by-pitch, but the Twins came back to win. This all despite a mediocre performance from Bartolo Colon.

Heck, the whole Twins season is despite the pitching. Outside of Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios and, to some extent, Colon, the Twins haven’t had really good starting pitching. The team just keeps on winning.

I wish there was some great analysis to give for the Twins, but you really can’t quantify the ‘it’ factor. These Twins simply just want to win. That’s simply all that Twins fans want to see.

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The Twins continue their push for the playoffs while maintaining a lead for the second American League Wild Card spot. This weekend the Twins will be playing a three game home series with the fellow Wild Card hopeful Kansas City Royals.