The Twins can’t seem to catch a break. They came from behind against the Tigers today and then blew a two run lead late in the game. And then there was also the news that Francisco Liriano was put on the disabled list. When it rains, it pours and the Twins could be sellers for the first time in a long time come the trading deadline. They’re in dead last with a 17-35 record. They’re 5 1/2 games back of the fourth place Royals much which might be tough enough to make up so the 14 1/2 games they’re behind the Indians seems pretty insurmountable.
Nick Blackburn lasted six innings today but he was roughed up for five runs. He gave up most of the damage but he didn’t take the loss because that didn’t happen until the eighth inning when Alex Burnett gave up a run that turned out to be the game winner. The Twins didn’t even whimper much in the top of the ninth against Jose Valverde so it was another loss. No other team in baseball has more losses then the Twins right now. And they’ve been horrible against the East with a 6-18 record.
Jason Kubel has been one of the bright spots. He’s hitting .305 with a team tying high 5 home runs with 29 RBIs. Blackburn and Scott Baker have gotten it done on the mound but you can have all the pitching you want but when your team has the fewest runs in all of baseball, it’s going to be tough to win games.
The Twins have a couple more against the Tigers then they have four against KC. Maybe they can get on a role and at least get themselves out of the cellar.
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