Monday, September 22, 2008

Twins vs White Sox

So it has come to this. A trip to the playoffs hinges on the upcoming 3 game series that starts tomorrow at the Metrodome. Also on the line - Morneau or Mauer winning the MVP race, Morneau with the RBI title, and Mauer as batting champ. Yes Morneau is a front runner for MVP but Mauer should be getting some attention as well. Mauer is first in WPA and Morneau is 2nd. Mauer leads league in BA and among MVP contenders is first in On-Base Percentage - a much more meaningful statistic. Here is my favorite Mauer statistic - he has reached base via a walk or hit in every game except 9 this season. Now that is an offensive machine. Still, Morneau has some gauddy numbers and if he has a big series vs the White Sox, and if the Twins sweep, look for Morneau to win his 2nd MVP.

1 comment:

Reid said...

Twins just won their third straight on the White Sox on a single in the 10th by Casilla. Congrats!