Twins On a Historical Hot Streak

Justin DahlkeContributor IApril 24, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 12: Denard Span #2 of the Minnesota Twins in the first inning against Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox during the Twins home opener at Target Field on April 12, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Twins have gotten off to the hottest start in their fifty year history.

This is good news to all Twins fans.  The Twins have acquired a record of 12-5 through the first 17 games of the season.

In those first seventeen games starting pitching has been phenomenal.  The starting rotation has won 10 of those 17 games and posted an ERA of 3.77 and have earned 10 wins.  That is better than fifty percent of wins being awarded to starting pitching.

In addition to starting pitching the offense has been living up to its potential save for one stat, RISP.  The Twins have a run differential of +30, which is second in the American League.

With a starting schedule that has been difficult (supposedly), the Twins have flourished against post-season candidates.  The Twins have won their first five series against teams like Boston, Anaheim and their nemesis Chicago White Sox.

With the opening of Target Field, the foreseeable future of the Minnesota Twins is looking up.  Barring any major injuries the Twins have an exciting season ahead of them.