Saturday, June 10, 2006

The Twins Season Summarized in One Box Score

I didn't watch the Twins' game tonight, but simply by looking at the box score, I can imagine what it must have been like to watch it. In fact, it seems to nearly summarize the Twins' problems this season almost perfectly.

Carlos Silva (who pitched well last year, and probably above his head) got beaten around like a pinata. 6IP 10H 5R 1BB 2K 94 pitchesThat line is ugly--just ugly.

Then a frustratingly inept former pitcher, relegated to the bullpen does even worse--Kyle Lohse.
2.2IP 4H 4ER 3BB 3K 64 pitches.

Willie Eyre was brought in just to put everyone out of their misery and put an end to the game. He got an out in 3 pitches. It took Lohse an average of 8 pitches per out!

The hitters are just as frustrating. They hit 13/35 for an average of .371, and walked 8 times. On the surface, you'd think they did well. But they left 25 men on base. Hunter alone, left nearly a third of those on base himself.

Of course, third baseman Tony Batista was his usual self--1/5. And Juan Castro went 0/4.

Naturally, Joe Mauer was 2/3 with two walks. But he did so without leaving any runners on base.

I can only imagine the frustration those who saw the game must have felt. It epitomizes the plight of the team this season.

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