Blackburn struggles as Minnesota Twins lose to Blue Jays

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Nick Blackburn gave up five runs, three earned, on seven hits in three innings as the Minnesota Twins fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 after a one-hour, 10-minute rain delay at Hammond Stadium. Full Story
cbitchy

Billings, MT

#1 Mar 10, 2011
good to hear Gardy already gave Blackie a spot in the rotation - the American League hitters will be glad to hear they get to face a starter who has given up the most hits in the league in the last two years- but can be tough is sinker is sinking
Jumping

The Colony, TX

#2 Mar 10, 2011
Rotation is looking scary. Besides Pavano and Duensing, no other player appears qualified to be a starter. Liriano is a mess and so are the others.
brachiosaurus

Taunton, MA

#3 Mar 10, 2011
Frankly, it seems as if the Twins have wasted much of their spring training this season. Few of the guys who are supposed to make the 25-man roster seem to be ready. Nathan is doing great. He looks as if, though we shouldn't expect him to be the pitcher he was before the injury, be able to the help the team.

It will be interesting to see whether Hughes, who is hitting so well, can oust Tolbert from his spot as the utility infielder.
My Crystal Balls

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Mar 10, 2011
brachiosaurus wrote:
Frankly, it seems as if the Twins have wasted much of their spring training this season. Few of the guys who are supposed to make the 25-man roster seem to be ready. Nathan is doing great. He looks as if, though we shouldn't expect him to be the pitcher he was before the injury, be able to the help the team.
It will be interesting to see whether Hughes, who is hitting so well, can oust Tolbert from his spot as the utility infielder.
You are over analysing the situation here:

See ball hit ball.
See ball catch ball.
See ball throw ball for strike.

Period. Any professional player who can't do those little things don't deserve to be in the lineup even if they are well paid and a veteran.
brachiosaurus

Taunton, MA

#5 Mar 10, 2011
My Crystal Balls wrote:
<quoted text>
You are over analysing the situation here:
See ball hit ball.
See ball catch ball.
See ball throw ball for strike.
Period. Any professional player who can't do those little things don't deserve to be in the lineup even if they are well paid and a veteran.
Let's hope that you're right. Hughes has been ripping the ball. We can't expect much from Tolbert as a hitter.
Jake

Saint Augustine, FL

#6 Mar 11, 2011
Again, this is the problem with the Twin's starting pitching staff. All their pitchers don't have overpowering stuff, so they have to rely on pinpoint accuracy and if you can't locate your pitches, it is all over.

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