Wow. All I can say is wow. The Minnesota Twins just played arguably the shittiest brand of baseball I have seen all year from them.On Tuesday, the Twins took on the Detroit Tigers in a day/night doubleheader. After winning game one one the backs of Devin Smeltzer, Griffin Jax, and Max Kepler by a final score of 8-2, they didn’t show up for the 2nd game. They might as well have already been going through customs at the Canadian boarder to get into Toronto to play their next series against the Blue Jays.
This Twins are who we thought they were – a joke!
Game Two 🙁I will admit that doubleheaders are always tricky. They do tire a team out. I can’t imagine how ol’ Bucky felt going out there for another game, even if he was just DH-ing. Poor guys probably going to be out for 2 days now to recover.
But when a lineup puts up 8 in game one against mediocre pitching, you sort of figure they’ll do something similar when the opponent throws another mediocre pitcher in game two (+/- 3 runs). The Twins faced Detroit’s rookie starter, Joey Wentz, in game two. Heading into this game, Wentz only had made one career start back on May 11th against Oakland. He was out of the game before the 3rd inning after giving up 6 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. Against Oakland. The fucking Oakland Athletics who are currently 20-31. I, along with numerous other Twins fans, figured a similar result would occur.The opposite ended up happening. Wentz made our boys look like the winless (as of the time this was written) 10K Takes Softball team. Even Luis Arraez, who is currently 2nd in the American League in Batting Average, went hitless.
As for the Twins starter, Cole Sands, he was knocked around quite a bit. He lasted just 4 innings after giving up the only 4 runs the Tigers scored all night.
A bright spot in this joke of a loss to Detroit
Now that I’ve got my bitching out, let’s talk positives! I still love this team, even if they do make me want to drink until I can’t anymore.
The Twins lackluster bullpen looked very, very good Tuesday. Juan Minaya, Caleb Thielbar, and Jovani Moran finished the game two and did not allow a single hit. Pretty good for a bunch of lousy pitchers. Let’s hope that this trend continues against some formidable AL East opponents in the coming days.Now let’s address the elephant in the room – we are down two phenomenal players in Carlos Correa and Royce Lewis. Being short Correa and Lewis definitely did not help today, especially since they were both on hot streaks at the plate. Sadly we will be without Correa until at least the Yankee’s come to town and Lewis will be set to come off the 10-day IL then as well.
This far into the year, the Twins have shown time and time again that they have depth. Let’s hope that we can continue to battle through the injuries all while not having another day off for another 2 weeks… and hope to god that we don’t run out of depth and call up Jake Cave.
Former professional High School Baseball player. 12 Handicap Golfer. Patrick Reusse blocked me for calling him old.