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Stop it before it starts.

Posted on: June 9, 2009 4:47 pm

A three game losing streak is not much of a streak, its more like a case of bad luck; however, if the Twins bats don't start helping out their pitching, it could start to get ugly very quickly. The Twins have averaged just 2 runs a game during their current road trip against Seattle and Oakland. The worst part is that the role players and the bottom half of the line up guys have been outscoring the team's star players. Justin Morneau has two RBI's, but the rest of the scoring has come from Matt Tolbert, Carlos Gomez, Mike Redmond, and Joe Crede. In the last three games the Twins have lost by 1, 2, and 1 runs. 

While the Twins hitting is much improved over recent years, if the big hitters aren't knocking the ball around, our Minnesota Twins won't win many games. Over the last seven games, the Twins' best players have been struggling, even Joe Mauer is hitting under .500. In the last week, which includes the 10 run game against the Indians, Joe Crede, Michael Cuddyer, Jason Kubel, Justin Morneau, Denard Span, and Delmon Young have combined for 27 out of 118 with 11 walks. That is a batting average below .230. We need for the heart of the order to start hitting on the road, and fast.

Despite the Twins losing ways, they have only lost 1 game in the division race over their last 10. If they can win at least 2 of the remaining three against the Athletics, they will be in good shape going into the series on the North Side of Chicago to take on the Cubs.

Category: MLB

Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2009 1:31 pm

Stop it before it starts.

Well the Twinks pulled out another win last night against the A's and it would be really nice to take 3 out of 4 games on the road series. It seems like the bats have finally woke up a little bit and hopefully we can keep up the solid pitching into the Chicago Cubs series. Man that would be great taking a 3 game sweep against the Cubs now wouldn't it?

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2009 8:04 pm

Stop it before it starts.

It was nice to see Justin Morneau have a big game. He has not been seeing the ball well lately. Liriano is bound to come around, he has been his own worst enemy this year. He still has good stuff. It should be a good game. On a personal note, I can't wait until this west coast swing is done. My day job starts way too early for these late night games.

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2009 2:46 pm

Stop it before it starts.

Well...They pounded my A's last night as the bats finally woke up. The only downside was that they gave up five runs in the 9th after Baker pitched 8 solid innings. I mean, the A's went through the order and Joe Nathan came in for the save (which is ridiculous when you're leading 10-0). A win is a win I guess though. Toinight's game should be interesting. Dallas Braden has been amazing for the A's and while Liriano hasn't been that great this season for the Twins, the A's can't hit lefties at all.

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