Rainy Days And, Well, Pretty Much Any Day These Days
Wednesday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPmbT5XC-q0 (pretty accurate?!)
Unfortunately, things didn’t go much better tonight. Glen Perkins was on the hill against the Orioles and allowed four runs through the first three innings. The Twins managed to claw back and tie the game, but Jose Mijares couldn’t hold the lead in the eighth inning and the Twins lost yet again.
I’ve been working a lot lately and thus not able to update this blog as frequently as I would like to, but suffice it to say that the Twins are in a pretty big rut right now. The bats go silent all too often, the bullpen is in shambles, and it seems like at least once every five days a starting pitcher gets tattoed in the early innings like Perk did tonight.
Troubling stat: the Twins have allowed 35 homers this season…and hit 19. And this is with Carlos Silva, Brad Radke, and Johan Santana NOT on the staff!
-The Twins also recently sent Alexi Casilla down to the minor leagues. Personally, I think that was an overreaction on the part of whoever made the decision, but hopefully it snaps Casilla out of the funk he is in. I just don’t see it working out, as I don’t think that Tolbert is as good as Alexi.
Preview (13-16, 4th, 5.0 GB KCR): Chris Jakubauskas (1-3, 5.76) vs. Scott Baker (0-4, 9.15). With the way King Felix and Erik Bedard (Saturday and Sunday’s starters) are pitching for the M’s, we better beat Jaku tomorrow night or things could get even uglier.