GameChat – Twins @ Orioles #3, 6:05pm, FSN & am1500

THIS is an ‘interesting’ lineup.. and I mean that in the fullest Minnesota sense of the word. Morneau & Delmon are still unavailable to play tonight so you have this lineup (really? Repko as the 2 hitter?) and we have Casilla & Butera on the bench.. I have no words – and that’s bad for a blogger. All I can think of to say is this: It has to be better than last night right? How’s that for positive thinking?

Minnesota @ Baltimore
Span, CF Roberts, B, 2B
Repko, LF Markakis, RF
Kubel, RF Lee, D, 1B
Cuddyer, 1B Guerrero, DH
Thome, DH Scott, LF
Valencia, 3B Jones, A, CF
Hughes, L, 2B Reynolds, M, 3B
Holm, C Wieters, C
Tolbert, SS Andino, SS
Blackburn, P Britton, Z, P

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 7 0
Baltimore 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 x 5 8 0

This is starting to get really, really old.

After that rough second inning, Nick Blackburn did well. Then again, you don’t get to just throw out your worst inning in Big Boy League. The bats, again, were pretty silent, but when you look up and down at this line up, I’m not sure what else you would expect.

Things, they gotta change.

- JC

2 thoughts on “GameChat – Twins @ Orioles #3, 6:05pm, FSN & am1500

  1. Bill Smith was on TV during the game and was asked if he is worried about the lack of runs. He was he is not worried and he will not be worried about that.
    I dont know if he was saying that because he didnt want to throw anyone under the bus, but I would be very worried about the lack of runs. The team has not score more than 5 runs in a game this year. Except for an inning, Blackie threw well and had no chance to win because of the lack of offense. We fans knew once that 3 spot went up, its game over. Thats not fair.
    Im not giving up, and things could be much much worse, but its pretty bleak right now and the GM doesnt seem to care that we cant score runs

  2. Well seriously what would you change? What can you change? Fire everyone in charge? And then what? Call up more minor leaguers? Cut Jim Thome? Force the players to play while they have the flu? Demote everyone not hitting over 250? Whips? Chains?

    This has been a weird grab bag of shitty stuff that can happen to a team. Sometimes the ball just doesn’t bounce your way. Sometimes everyone slumps all at once. Guys get injured and sick. Some seasons are like that. This is a multi-tiered organization and not someone’s fantasy team. Some things you just have to wait out. IMO the worst thing to do at this point is hit the panic button and try to make a bunch of wholesale changes.

    [zen]This too shall pass[/zen]