At least they avoided another 90-loss season, right?
With exactly one third of the season in the books, our intrepid crew is on pace to win 48 games. That would be....not good.
It would actually be the fourth worst record (winning percentage-wise) of the integration era. It would involve losing 114 games, which would be the 6th most in the "people playing baseball" era. The 1906 Cubs didn't lose this many games in their entire season, and we're sneaking up on the 2001 Mariners' 46 games.
The nice part? They don't look like the fourth worst team in history, so it should probably get better from here - but they would be advised to hurry up and get better.
Let's see if Ervin Santana and Byron Buxton can start the resurgence.
No Twins on Leaderboards this week, but Nunez is on the batting average chart (5th) and Mauer has sneaked back on the OBP chart (7th).
The beatings will continue until morale improves.
We'll do this as long as we have to...
This is a pretty groovy song, actually.
They managed 3 hits and Dozier had 2 of them (one for a Twins HR!). Trader Clete had the other. It was that kind of day.
PJ Walters took the loss - going 5.1 innings while giving up 4 earned runs on 9 hits and striking out 4.
For what it's worth, they're telling me that ii hit his 300th career homerun as a Tiger at Target Field. He hit is 1st career homerun as a Twin at Tigers Field...how many of you care?
The Twins are now at 30-36, 2 games ahead of the last place White Sox and 7.5 games behind the AL Central-leading Tigers.
Off day today.
Cole "lots of losses" Hamels (2-9, 4.56 ERA) vs. PJ "not the answer" Walters (2-1, 3.00 ERA)