Okay, so May hasn’t been all that kind to us. But we still have the third best record in the American League. That has to count for something, right?

But, man, if we can’t lay waste to the 18-19 Twins during a three-game set, I may be viewing the rest of this month’s games from the detox clinic.

This is a sub-.500 team that we need to put a hurtin’ on. Never mind that it would earn us back a little bit of dignity after dropping three straight to them at Fenway; Minnesota is, quite simply, the sort of team we need to beat up on when our spirits–and wins–are getting low.

It’s practically a must-win for Buchholz tonight, because if the Twins slip past him, we have to rely on Dempster and Lackey to salvage the series. And I’m not sure I’m quite there yet. So, yes, Clay must win tonight.

But no pressure, Clay. No pressure.