Not three thoughts just one.
Hide the women and children. This could get ugly.
The Twins are going to Toronto for a four-game series against the reinvigorated Blue Jays, who have bolstered their lineup with a big bat in Troy Tulowitkzi, a big arm in David Price and big range in outfielder Ben Revere (I just kinda threw that one in there for fun). Toronto doesn't want to just make the playoffs, the Blue Jays want to pillage the postseason.
The Twins could not be on shakier ground. Their starting pitching has held up. Mike Pelfrey was outstanding on Sunday. But the other areas are breaking down.
The bullpen is becoming a playpen. Casey Fien used to be pretty darn reliable but it looks like he uncomfortable on the mound. Brian Duensing's run of clean outings has come to an abrupt halt. Glen Perkins has given up four home runs over his last four outings. Sunday's home run to Nelson Cruz was unfortunate because it came on a 3-0 pitch. Perkins, looking back on it, said he should have thrown a sinker instead of something straighter. But that's no excuse, he failed again.
And new reliever Kevin Jepsen entered the game and went to 3-2 on all three batters he faced. He walked two of them, which has been his trend this season.
The offense is horrid. Hishashi Iwakuma wasn't bad on Sunday but he wasn't that great. Brian Dozier said after the game that he thought the team swung the bats well and just didn't have anything to show for it. I disagree. There were fastballs down the middle of the plate that should still be traveling.
From the first pitch on Friday through the eighth inning on Sunday, the Twins batted .094. That's eight hits in 85 at-bats. The Twins made Taijuan Walker, Mike Montogmery and Iwakuma look like J.R. Richard, Randy Johnson and Kevin Brown.
Don't be afraid to use the opposite field once in a while. There's money out there too.
So we have a Blue Jays team clicking on all cylinders.
We have a Twins team that looks ready to blow a gasket.
This series could be a one-sided demolition derby.