Saturday, April 09, 2005

Bad News in the Twin Cities

The worst news that the Twins received today was not in the 8-5 loss to the White Sox, although it is distressing that their pitchers are having so much trouble keeping the ball in the park. No, the more disturbing news was that pitcher Carlos Silva will likely miss the majority of the season due to a knee injury that will require surgery. Suffice to say that this came out of the blue; Silva pitched well in his first start of the season and did not show any signs of injury. While the team does have a starter waiting in the minors in the form of Scott Baker, this is bad news because Silva was a workhorse last season and was looking to have a good season this year. Hopefully they will call up Baker to fill Silva's spot in the rotation rather than starting Terry Mulholland or Matt Guerrier.