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Twins' weak bats ruin pitchers' gem in 2-1 extra-innings loss to Red Sox

There are 7 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 9, 2011, titled Twins' weak bats ruin pitchers' gem in 2-1 extra-innings loss to Red Sox. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

For 10 innings plus one out on Monday night at Fenway Park, Twins pitchers held the Boston Red Sox to one run.

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Rick

Cannon Falls, MN

#1 May 10, 2011
The Twins won't win many games with Tolbert, Revere, Rivera and Casilla in the
lineup. It seems like the only guys that have the ability to occasionally drive in
a run are Valencia and Kubel. The rest of the guys are pathetic right now! Baker
and Blackburn got guys out by pitching them inside. Both Red Sox scoring hits
came when they threw high and away. Crawford looked terrible when they pitched
him down in the dirt. It seems like the Twins pitchers have a lot of trouble with
following their own game plan.
Scott in Orlando

Orlando, FL

#2 May 10, 2011
While I agree with that headline regarding that particular game, the ptiching staff has been nearly as bad as the hitting. offensively, the Twins rank dead last, and 28/30 in most pitching categories. So, the team is really struggling all the way around - with apologies to Kubel, Duensing, and Baker.
joke

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 10, 2011
I'm not sure what's more troubling here. The AA lineup the Twins trot out there night in and night out or the fact that Gardy is excited about a 1-1 game at Fenway, which we lost, again. This team is following the curse of the other major sports in this god forsaken state. After the past year of horrible sports, we all should have seen this coming.
brachiosaurus

Attleboro, MA

#4 May 10, 2011
The Twins did get some good pitching this series. Hoey and Burnett are not the best pitchers the Twins can have coming out of the bullpen. It might be wise to let Burnett stay in AAA a full season instead of bouncing him back and forth continually. Hoey is not all he's cracked up to be. The Twins need to keep a close eye on the AAA relievers and make the best choices during the next round of demotions and call-ups. Hacker has looked very good in both leagues. Slama, if he returns to his previous AAA form, should, perhaps, be given his final chance as a reliever for the Twins.

One very positive thing is Joe Nathan's improvement. He's starting to throw his hard slider again, and it's effective.
mr smooth

Fredericksburg, TX

#5 May 10, 2011
never has a team gone from acceptable to disgraceful so rapidly. i have to blame ownership and consequently management for trying to compete in the majors with a mediocre AA team. and i would hope certain members of this team were checked for steroid use with the mystery symptons they have,
brachiosaurus

Attleboro, MA

#6 May 10, 2011
Scott in Orlando wrote:
While I agree with that headline regarding that particular game, the ptiching staff has been nearly as bad as the hitting. offensively, the Twins rank dead last, and 28/30 in most pitching categories. So, the team is really struggling all the way around - with apologies to Kubel, Duensing, and Baker.
From my seat in the rain delayed game Saturday, Perkins was awesome out of the bullpen. You may want to apologize to Perkins, Slowey, and Span as well. Slowey, though he gave up a run in his first inning of work, settled down nicely. Span has done his job as the lead-off hitter. Give him some credit. Valencia has come through with some clutch hitting, but Kubel and Span have carried the team. And, the Twins' pitching stats are misleading. Both Pavano and Liriano have been blown out badly a couple times. One bullpen problem, Dusty Hughes, is now in Rochester. Burnett and Hoey are questionable out of the bullpen. The Twins might be waiting to see what evolves in the Rochester bullpen before demoting those two.
new manager needed

Minneapolis, MN

#7 May 11, 2011
it starts with leadership he is taking this team down with him, they all suxk.
joke wrote:
I'm not sure what's more troubling here. The AA lineup the Twins trot out there night in and night out or the fact that Gardy is excited about a 1-1 game at Fenway, which we lost, again. This team is following the curse of the other major sports in this god forsaken state. After the past year of horrible sports, we all should have seen this coming.

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