Weary Twins eager to return home after 3-4 record on West Coast

There are 10 comments on the Jun 6, 2010, TwinCities.com story titled Weary Twins eager to return home after 3-4 record on West Coast. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

One by one, the Twins packed up on a getaway-day afternoon in Northern California.

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WALGAG TOKYO

Kawaguchi, Japan

#1 Jun 7, 2010
If theyre so tired and worn out now, June 8, how much energy are they going to have in September and October when the serious money baseball is played? When asked how he plays, the football player, Jim Brown, answered he goes all out for sixty minutes every game. What we are hearing now is a lot of candy-ess stuff which doesnt bode well for the later part of the season.
brachiosaurus

Taunton, MA

#2 Jun 7, 2010
It was a disappointing road trip. Why do the trips to the coasts always beat up the Twins so badly? The Twins will be ready to win a World Series when they can go out to either coast and pound the crap out of their opponents. Although a lot of us will back the Twins no matter what, we're hearing lots of excuses for poor performances. The Twins were lucky that the pitching, generally, held together. Delmon Young also played well.
Zeke

United States

#3 Jun 7, 2010
Delmon Young is starting to hit the ball, but let's get real, he's lost in the field.

Because of the generosity of the official scorers and the system, he's only credited with two errors all season. When a fly ball hits the center of a glove, that should be an error...when a routine single gets by an outfielder, or if the outfielder misjudges a fly ball and it drops in....all these should be errors. MLB is trying to fool the fans by creating higher batting averages and less defensive errors. Their thinking must be that we are watching quality baseball.

Watching Delmon trying to run down a baseball is not watching quality baseball, it's more of a comedy routine.
thissucks

Burnsville, MN

#4 Jun 7, 2010
Zeke wrote:
Delmon Young is starting to hit the ball, but let's get real, he's lost in the field.
Because of the generosity of the official scorers and the system, he's only credited with two errors all season. When a fly ball hits the center of a glove, that should be an error...when a routine single gets by an outfielder, or if the outfielder misjudges a fly ball and it drops in....all these should be errors. MLB is trying to fool the fans by creating higher batting averages and less defensive errors. Their thinking must be that we are watching quality baseball.
Watching Delmon trying to run down a baseball is not watching quality baseball, it's more of a comedy routine.
Well said. You've got to admit, if you like spellbinding, suspense nothing compares to watching Delmon when the ball's hit his way. He's got this thing where he just does't want to seem to get in front of the ball. Which was well evidenced by his play yesterday. If the ball hits your glove, you're supposed to catch it. He's even got Dick and Bert covering for him. Bert: "Well there was alot of spin on that ball." Had he kept the ball in front of him it wouldn't have mattered. Love the guys attitude, and the way his bat has really come around, but he's gotta do something about the "D," right now he's gotta be the worst.
CzarInMpls

Forest Lake, MN

#5 Jun 7, 2010
Quit your whining Blackburn and be more professional. You're making a ton of money playing a kid's game.

Since: Jul 08

St. Paul

#6 Jun 7, 2010
Sorry Twins- you get no sympathy here. If you would have put Hudson on the DL a week ago like you should have, and had you not brought Hardy back too soon, and if Millionaire Joe would have hit over .215 on the road trip, and had you nothered to bring up some guys that can hit above their weight, and if you would quit trotting losers like Crainwreck out after you do get a solid pitching performance, and if you had pulled Blackburn after the first two pathetic innings, and if...

Well, you get the picture. This team is what the manager makes it- a bunch of under-achievers who will whine about how they get no respect when they should be leading a bad division by 10 games. Then they won't understand how they can be one and done (and thats if the even make the playoffs- something I'm starting to doubt).
dean

Rochester, MN

#7 Jun 7, 2010
Its time guys pull the trigger and get Crede back in this lineup now!!! hes cheap and hes healthy now and god knows we need his bat,anything is better than Punto or Harris wow they suck,oh yeah and while we are at it get a real starting pitcher that can go more than two, all you here is oh the twins are in first who gives a rats butt we want a championship not a div title we are a player or two away from a world series so lets make it happen there is no excuse at all just make it happen
Scott in Orlando

Orlando, FL

#8 Jun 7, 2010
Going 3-4 on a road trip is not that bad. Everybody would want more of course, but playing near or at .500 on the road translates to a lot of success. It certainly doesn't hep that Hudson and Hardy probably both need a stint on the DL and Morneau is ill - not to mention Cuddyer's bereavement absence. A day off is welcome and so will be a home stand.

Since: Mar 09

Saint Augustine, FL

#9 Jun 7, 2010
I knew Gardenhire had thrown in the towel on any chance of sweeping the A's, when I saw that lineup Sunday. Valencia, Punto, Tolbert and Harris in the infield and Butera behind the plate. Sometimes I think Gardenhire takes that attitude that 2 out of 3 is good enough. I know some players are hurting, but today was an off day for crying out loud.
brachiosaurus

Taunton, MA

#10 Jun 7, 2010
dean wrote:
Its time guys pull the trigger and get Crede back in this lineup now!!!
Everyone wants the Twins to go all the way, but Crede might not be the answer at third base, especially if the Twins are solid at the other positions. Crede hasn't played a full season since 2006, and he has had three back surgeries since then. Take a look at his numbers. In fact, 2006 is Crede's only stellar season at the plate. There's a reason no one has grabbed Crede; certainly there are a lot of questions about his health. It is worth conceding, however, that the Twins could use another hard hitting right-handed bat. Cuddyer, Young, Hardy and Harris are not Span, Mauer, Morneau, and Kubel/Thome.

The rotation held together okay, except Blackburn, but he has been an important guy for the Twins in big games. Whether the Twins have a starter who can truly put away the Red Sox or the Yankees in the play-offs is the real question. A solid rotation can help a team into the play-offs, but a dominant guy is awfully helpful once arrived.

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