I am not really sure there is too many new observations to bring about after watching the Twins get destroyed by a superior Chicago White Sox club yesterday. It pains me to write that, but they just walked all over the Twins. And in so many ways, the Twins defeated themselves.
It was the same story it has been all year in our losses: Starting pitcher was awful, bullpen didn't fair any better or did worse, and the offense got guys on but couldn't drive them in. Although the Twins offense has made some improvements, that really doesn't matter if the Twins opposition is batting .314/.354/.488 with 22 HRs. Brad Radke can be blamed for some of that, as he has allowed eight home runs this year along with 30 hits and a 7.71 ERA. He looks awful, but so does most of the Twins pitchers.
I know its still April, but if pitching and defense is the plan to win games, things need to improve. A 5.76 ERA is not acceptable at all and neither is an ugly 1.51 collective WHIP.
I could discuss the 16 men the Twins left on or Jesse Crain's continued failures. But its pointless if the Twins don't change things. Tommorow, they go up against Jose Contreras, whose had some major success against them. Let's hope for a return of Shannon Stewart and Luis Castillo to hopefully spark something in this team that is looking like a doormat for the streaking White Sox right now.