So, my Minnesota Twins went into Detroit over the weekend and got whacked in a three-game series by a cumulative score of 33-1…and no, that’s not a typo. Included in this lost weekend was an 18-1 shellacking on Saturday night. Jeez…get a roll of stamps and mail it in, willya?
Of course, you have to know your team’s in trouble when yesterday’s starting pticher for Minnesota, Kyle Lohse, comes into the game with a sterling 8.55 ERA. Then Lohse proceeds to give up six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings, leaves with a 6-0 deficit, and sees his ERA increase to 8.77. Cy Young must be rolling over in his grave right about now….
Just how bad have things become for the Twins, whose pitching has been a strength over the past few seasons? Well, consider this:
Opponents are hitting .324 against Twins’ pitchers
Three starting pitchers have ERAs above 8.75 (Kyle Lohse 8.77, Brad Radke 8.89, Carlos Silva 10.31)
Twins pitchers have given up 267 hits, including 34 HR, in 197 innings (Memo to Carlos Silva: how in the hell does a major league pitcher give up nine earned runs, including 3 HR, in only 51 pitches??)
My hope is that Minnesota can somehow turn things around before they come to Houston in late June. Yes, I’m an Astros fan- unless they’re playing Minnesota. If the Twins can’t find a way to at least compete between now and then, this could get to be embarrassing. Hell, it already is.