Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Very Bad Things

I don't have too much to say about tonight's 10-3 loss to the Blue Jays. Obviously I am utterly disappointed. Johan Santana was absolutely rocked; the worst start I can remember seeing out of him, ever. He gave up seven runs over just 5.1 innings to a slumping Blue Jays offense. The Twins' offense was mostly terrible, although Toronto starter Josh Towers is admittedly having a pretty good year. Torii Hunter hit a 2-run homer and walked twice, which is somewhat promising I guess, and Justin Morneau hit his 7th home run, but they were all meaningless in a blowout that was never in doubt.

The White Sox regained a game in the standings as Jon Garland improved to 8-0. I'm starting to believe that Garland has pulled himself together and must be considered one of the best pitchers in the league, it's just too bad we'll never get to see him face other elite hurlers because he falls fifth in Chicago's rotation. And who's to say Garland will not just end up being another Esteban Loaiza?