Well, here we go again. A great pitching performance, but the bats were even worse today. Two hits off of Oakland starter Joe Blanton and that was it. Yea, one of them was a blast off of the bat of Justin Morneau, who finally seems to be heating up. But beyond that, they made another decent pitcher look like Roger Clemens. Joe Mauer went 0 for 4 and his average is down to .298. Shannon Stewart couldn't produce either. The only other Twin with a hit was Lew Ford. It wasn't pathetic. It was like watching a Double-A play in the majors.
Johan Santana comes out, throws seven innings, strikes out seven, but gives up two runs and gets the loss. He did everything he could to stop the losing streak and it all went for nothing. And now, with no trade at all being made yesterday, the Twins will continue to start such a weak and feeble offense and thats just a slap in the face to fans in Minnesota.
The only really positive note today was the release of Bret Boone, which clears room for Jason Bartlett, who shouldn't have been set down in the first place. He was given the starting job and they should have stuck with him. A potential .300 hitter is just what the Twins need right now.