Thursday, August 04, 2005


The Twins lost 5-2 against Oakland today, completing a lost series and another totally embarrassing display of offensive ineptitude. The Twins have scored two or fewer runs in 6 of their past 11 games. That is bad news bears.

Not much new to report in this game. Another wasted quality start, as Kyle Lohse allowed just 2 runs over 7 innings of work, only to give way to Jesse Crain, who put a couple of men on with one out so JC Romero could come in and send home some inherited runners. Only one today. I wonder what his season total is for inherited runners allowed to score? It's gotta be around tops in the majors. He has played a major part in Crain's ERA rocketing up to 3.00.

The bats were silent again, aside from decent games by Matt LeCroy and Justin Morneau, both of whom had half of the Twins RBI total. After appearing to be catching on, Michael Cuddyer looked terrible, going 0/3 with 3 strikeouts. Jason Bartlett still isn't seeing Major League pitching well, I don't know what his deal is. He was great in spring training and in the minors, but he simply hasn't looked good in either of his trips up to the big leagues this year. Nevertheless, he does need to be starting regularly because this season is a lost cause and if he is the shortstop of the future for this organization then we need to get him all the experience we can.

Boston is in town this weekend. Will the Twins win a single game? Unlikely, but we shall see...