Posted at 6:54 PM on April 30, 2006
by David Zingler
The Twins have endured some bad stretches of baseball before, take 1993-2000 for instance, but I canít imagine itís ever been as putrid as it was this weekend. In three games at Detroit, our Little Team that Couldnít Even Come Close was outscored 33-1 and out hit 47-15.
So as April mercifully ends, the Twins record stands at 9-15, Torii Hunter and Rondell White are hitting below .200, Justin Morneau barely isnít, Brad Radkeís ERA is nearly 9.00, Carlos Silvaís is over 10.00, Johan Santana has one win and Joe Nathan has pitched just seven innings.
I say bring on May, thereís nowhere to go but up Ė right??
Hohoho. You say that NOW but what will you be saying May 30?
Anyhow, is it normal to have the urge to reach through the radio and strangle Gardenhire whenever he says something like they just need to get on a roll, or they're going through a cold streak etc.?
Good heavens, fire the coach and his staff already. The team was flat all last year and they stink this year. What's it gonna take?
C'mon now guys, the Twins were just four grand slams from getting back into the game on Saturday....
That was one of the most sorry series I've seen in a very long time. The Twins made the bottom of the Tigers order look like the '27 Yankees. I checked the box score on Saturday, saw it was 9-0 in the 3rd and didn't even bother watching the game. Then I watched the game on Sunday and realized I had the right idea the day before. Just plain terrible in all aspects. The best player the whole weekend was Dennys Reyes, who gets shuttled in because our entire staff is tired from getting shelled, and pitches 2 fairly easy scoreless innings.