I have to say that I’m probably not the only person who will be glad to be done playing the Angels.. I wish that meant we were done with late night games but no, we hit Seattle next. I just won’t be sorry to not have Torii kicking our butt each night.
I am really hoping for good outing from Liam tonight AND for a little bit better run support than we gave Liriano. I don’t care how good your pitching is or isn’t, you aren’t going to win very many games with 3 hits.. And I swear to God if Clete Thomas can’t get at least ONE hit tonight, I don’t want to see him out there anymore.. ditch his ass and go see if we can find Luke Hughes. I might be starting to get a little worked up about poor roster management…
|Span, CF||Aybar, SS|
|Casilla, A, 2B||Wells, V, LF|
|Mauer, DH||Pujols, 1B|
|Willingham, LF||Morales, K, DH|
|Doumit, C||Hunter, To, RF|
|Parmelee, 1B||Kendrick, H, 2B|
|Plouffe, 3B||Trumbo, 3B|
|Thomas, C, RF||Iannetta, C|
|Carroll, SS||Bourjos, CF|
|Hendriks, P||Weaver, P|
It appears that it has finally happened… the Twins offense has become as impotent as their pitching.
The Twins managed to make history tonight by being no-hit by the Angels’ Jared Weaver. They managed only two baserunners… a Josh Willingham walk and a strike out with a passed ball allowing Chris Parmelee to reach first base. Nine Twins were strike out victims.
On the other side of the ledger, Liam Hendriks lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up 6 runs, all earned, and 9 hits. But hey, he didn’t walk anyone! Most of the Twins’ bullpen got some work tonight, but they all have tomorrow’s off day to prepare for the series with the Mariners.
GM Terry Ryan is reportedly in Rochester. Friday’s off day could be interesting if he’s as fed up with the performance of the Twins as the rest of us are. – JC