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Blue Jays hit five homers, pound fading Twins

There are 41 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 8, 2010, titled Blue Jays hit five homers, pound fading Twins. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Twins don't look like a playoff team right now, and if the postseason started today, they wouldn't be.

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Kooskin17

Whitehall, MI

#1 Jul 8, 2010
Can it get much more pathetic than this?
3rd in the Chump Division

Zimmerman, MN

#2 Jul 8, 2010
More batting practice for the Blue Jays. The Tigers will rip Twins pitching this week. The only time the Twins won't lose ground is during the All Star break.
3rd in the Chump Division

Zimmerman, MN

#3 Jul 8, 2010
Twins pitching was suspect last year, but is going nowhere this. The pitchers, other than Pavano, have no confidence is their stuff and thus no command of the batters. And that has to be laid at the feet of the coaches. Everyone seems to be hoping it will pass, but all that will pass are the other division teams passing the Twins. This has gone on too long! There is too much talent on this team to let such poor coaching ruin the year for them.
Cope907

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jul 8, 2010
Twing-keeeees, Twing-keeeees, Twing-keeeees.
B'bye, Twinkies.
Mediocre At Best

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jul 8, 2010
Does anyone else feel that they're not even worth watching? The energy level is non existent.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jul 8, 2010
baker is terrible
Sugaree

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jul 8, 2010
Good grief. WTF is going on here? It seems like this team needs a leader. and don't tell me Morneausie has a concussion. concussion, schmoncussion.
just another day

Hugo, MN

#8 Jul 9, 2010
just another day in loserville..............
gas

Geneva, NY

#9 Jul 9, 2010
Another excuse for baker and the twins, this team as talent, they just don't put any effort in, they get out worked, out played and out coached in every game. Teams are finding it easy to beat the twins they just need to show up and the twins will help them win. They get out hustled, out pitched, out hit, out defense, out offense , etc. Can't win with out putting some work in to thier play and the twins just don't want to, the laziest team in baseball.

“Obamacs at it's finest!”

Since: Mar 09

Anytown, Minnesota........

#10 Jul 9, 2010
The Twins used to be the team that forced play, that out hustled the other team and out played them...but no more. They don't even try to run anymore, they never bunt, all they do is try and hit HR's, which, of course, results in so many strikeouts at key times not to mention the dreaded double play ball...When you lead the world in hitting into DP's, wouldn't you think that maybe you would try and bunt once in a while?. This team IS painful to watch, again, no energy, no enthusiasm and most importantly, no leader at all. My plan I guess is to take the rest of the summer off and prepare for football season for baseball with the Twins is proving to be a joke...heck, if their own players aren't trying and taking it seriosuly why should the fans?....
dewey jr

Eden Prairie, MN

#11 Jul 9, 2010
Gardy use the bunt or try to run? Forget it ,he is stale and boring. Twins need new blood. I stopped watching them a couple weeks ago.

Since: Jan 09

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jul 9, 2010
Hey Gardy, thanks for the AAA lineup. Mourneau's out, so sit Denard and Thome, too. Good plan. Nice effort, Baker. It's funny how Twins pitchers complain of sore elbows after getting bombed for the better part of a month. Maybe he's just not that good. If Gardy can't get more out of these guys, he's got to go.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jul 9, 2010
just another day wrote:
just another day in loserville..........
amen

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Jul 9, 2010
since 2005 the twins have a losing record against every AL east tem
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jul 9, 2010
The Twins are 3 games behind in the loss column, which means if they only take 1 of 3 from Detroit, it will be 4 games back at the break.

At the very least, they need to win 2 of 3 to keep it interesting.
Jackie

Babbitt, MN

#16 Jul 9, 2010
Lack of energy and pitchers who just won't knock guys down once in a while but allows them to dig in and swing from the heels is becoming the Twins down fall.
TC Florida

Frisco, TX

#17 Jul 9, 2010
A crucial series against Detroit. Winning it would do so much for the Twins going into the All Star break. And thank goodness for Cuddyer, able to field first for a hurting Morneau and the only one to show something at bat (apologies to Hardy who is getting back on track).

Cliff Lee would make an enormous difference, the ace that ends rough streaks like the Twins are currently in
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jul 9, 2010
Oh Danny Boy wrote:
The Twins used to be the team that forced play, that out hustled the other team and out played them...but no more. They don't even try to run anymore, they never bunt...baseball with the Twins is proving to be a joke...heck, if their own players aren't trying and taking it seriosuly why should the fans?....
Yup!

The new stadium appeal will wear off soon. I was at a Cleveland game earlier in the year (an 8-1 loss)...but the fans all left smiling...it was if they had won.

Later I was at a KC game when Mauer hit into a DP at a critical time...I was the only one in the stadium that BOOOO'd the great Joe Mauer...again the fans acted like it was a New Year's celebration.

I'll be there next Friday...it's time to let this club know what we think...no more "Minnesota Nice"!
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jul 9, 2010
TC Florida wrote:
A crucial series against Detroit. Winning it would do so much for the Twins going into the All Star break. And thank goodness for Cuddyer, able to field first for a hurting Morneau and the only one to show something at bat (apologies to Hardy who is getting back on track).
Cliff Lee would make an enormous difference, the ace that ends rough streaks like the Twins are currently in
At this point, I doubt the Twins can win one in Detroit. As for Cuddyer, he's o.k. when it's not a clutch situation, but other than that??? We wouldn't want him at the plate with runners at 1st and 3rd, one out, and down by a run...take your pick, half this lineup would hit into a DP.

As far as Lee, the Mariners are going to wait until the end of July with only two months left in the season. The team that makes the trade will have to give up way too much for a rent a player, and if the Twins get him, they lose anyway! Let's not make a Hershel Walker deal...
brachiosaurus

Attleboro, MA

#20 Jul 9, 2010
Although the Twins' starters have struggled off and on over the years, they've always been team players and Twins. Most of us have appreciated them all and always expected them to improve. Of course this is about Baker, Blackburn, Slowey, and Perkins. Baker is the pitcher who never stepped up over the years. The Twins have tried to hand him the honor of being the number one starter, and for whatever reason he seems, mostly, to be unable to rise to the occasion. Perhaps he's the starter that the Twins should make available via trade if the Twins make a move for Cliff Lee or for someone else that help the team. When Baker's WHIP is low and his K totals are up, it gives people hope that he will finally be at least a solid number two guy in the rotation. He always seems to let everyone down. One has to wonder at this point whether Baker will ever get any better. Blackburn has pitched his heart out for the Twins. Slowey still shows signs of becoming a better pitcher. Perkins, well...again, Baker might be the guy to move.

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