GameChat – A’s @ Twins #3, 1:10 pm

I’m not going to lie. I’m tired of the losing. More than that, I’m tired of the looking bad while losing. It’s like there are two groups of players… those that have given up and are going through the motions and those that are trying so hard (maybe to impress other teams that might trade for them and thus rescue them from this quagmire and take them in to some semblance of a pennant race?) that they end up tripping over themselves (sometimes quite literally). Oh yeah, there’s a third group… Josh Willingham. Is he a pro or what? I really hope Terry Ryan doesn’t trade him away.

On the positive side, 1500ESPN’s Tom Pelissero Tweeted that Twins President Dave St. Peter has noticed that the Twins pitching sucks. They say the first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem.



Weeks, 2B Revere, CF
Gomes, J, LF Mastroianni, RF
Reddick, CF Mauer, 1B
Cespedes, DH Willingham, LF
Carter, 1B Morneau, DH
Inge, 3B Plouffe, 3B
Norris, C Doumit, C
Smith, S, RF Dozier, SS
Hicks, SS Casilla, A, 2B
  _Parker, J, P   _Duensing, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 13 1
Minnesota 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 10 0

There’s just nothing encouraging to say about any of the baseball played this weekend by the Twins. No errors today, so I guess that’s a step in the right direction, but that’s not nearly enough to draw positives from. The Twins used SEVEN pitchers in this fiasco and only Tyler Robertson worked a clean inning. They say that at this point in the season, all players can do is play for pride. I sure hope that’s not the case, because if so, there are not many guys on this team showing any pride at all. – JC