After coughing up a 10-7 lead in the ninth inning on Wednesday night against the Cleveland Guardians, the Minnesota Twins now find themselves out of first place.
The Guardians chipped away and ultimately pulled out an 11-10 come-from-behind victory at Target Field on Wednesday as they took sole possession of first in the AL Central division.
Sonny Gray got the start for the Twins and didn’t have a great night, going just four innings while allowing three runs and not factoring into the decision.
Gray was asked last night about the Twins falling out of first place, and Twins insider Do-Hyoung Park tweeted what Gray had to say.
Sonny Gray, on the division standings:
"I think we've got 100 games left. If you're going to scoreboard watch now, good luck. It would just be nice to get back on a little bit of a roll and play good baseball and put it all back together."
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) June 23, 2022
Keeping Them Honest
It’s good to see Gray trying to stay in the moment and realize that there are a ton of games left in the season.
It would be foolish to scoreboard watch now if you’re the Twins.
Of course, fans will be doing that for the rest of the year as we approach the midpoint of the season.
The dog days of the regular season are approaching fast.
We’re almost to July.
But Gray is wise to understand that the Twins are still right there in the AL Central.
The Guardians have the lead for now, but there is still plenty of time remaining in the season.
The Twins are more than capable of reversing their fortunes and playing better baseball.
They have led the Central for the better part of the season and can easily take it back in just a few games.
This is still a very good ballclub, and one that you can’t sleep on as we move closer to the trade deadline.
The Twins and Guardians will play their series finale this afternoon.