Last year on this date the Minnesota Twins were floundering. By May 18th they were 10.5 back, their deficit grew to 12.5 games by 5/25. It stayed as bad as 11.5 games as late as June 10. They got as far as 7 games under .500. They then went on a tear, won 19 of 20 (always helps), had another streak of 12-1 a couple of weeks later, and cut into the Tigers lead and caught them for the division crown the last weekend of the season.
Feel free to make the usual comments re how it would be nice to have Santana, Nathan, and that bullpen.