Even after the Twins signed Lance Lynn to a one-year deal, Baseball Prospectus’ popular PECOTA projection system still has the Twins pegged for 81 wins as of Opening Day. However, that exceeded PECOTA’s 79-win projection last season.
Can Karl Anthony-Towns keep up his scoring binge after 56 points Wednesday night against Atlanta? He has another substandard opponent to feast on as the Wolves travel to Dallas (7:30 p.m., FSN), another winnable game in their hunt for the playoffs.
“It’s a win and definitely nice to see Towns light it up. He got schooled against Memphis and responded in a big way. The Wolves still are giving up too many points. They need to learn a new defense other than yelling ‘miss!’ ”
— simba55 commenting on startribune.com
“Anybody else have trouble sleeping last night? I still get anxious for #OPENINGDAY!!!! Beyond thankful for another one. It’s Go Time @Twins!!!!!”
— Twins pitcher Zach Duke.