Early to bed.
West coast games were not made for early risers. All I know of the game comes from the box score and the play-by-play. It doesn't look like I missed much.
It appears that Kyle Gibson pitched better than his line might indicate. He gave up single runs in the second and third, with both runs scoring on the same play in which the third out was made. He left in the sixth with a run in and the bases loaded. Blaine Boyer came in and allowed all three runners to score, as he gave up a sacrifice fly and then a three-run homer to Chris Iannetta. Meanwhile, the Twins offense only got two hits, so its not like they were ever threatening to get back into the game.
So, the Twins have lost consecutive games by a combined score of 21-1. It happens. No need to panic. They do, however, need to stop doing that pretty soon.
I mentioned yesterday that I'd rather see them make no moves at the trade deadline rather than give up any of their young talent just to make a run at the playoffs this year. One reason I feel that was is that in my opinion, while it would certainly be fun to make the playoffs, this team isn't good enough to do anything in them anyway, so we still need to be building for the future. Now, I know the playoffs are a crapshoot and last year showed that if you get there anything can happen, but just because a couple of wild card teams made the World Series last year doesn't mean that it'll happen again or that the Twins would be one of them if it does. Unfortunately, a couple of blowout losses can put pressure on a GM and make him feel like we've got to do something. That feeling that "we've got to do something" has led to any number of bad decisions in history, and not just in baseball. Hopefully, Terry Ryan can resist it.
It would help if the Twins could win today. They'll send Mike Pelfrey to the mound, who pitches really well except for the times he pitches really badly. The Angels will throw C. J. Wilson, who overall is having a fine year but seems also to be capable of pitching either really well or really badly. We'll hope it's a day Pelfrey pitches really well and Wilson pitches really badly, rather than the other way around. It's time to start that season-ending sixty-nine game winning streak! We'll just have to settle for 122-40!