I couldn't watch the game (and won't be able to watch most of them), but I did follow Gameday for this painful experience. I think I'll purchase MLB audio so I can at least listen to the games. But back to the game. As the title says, it wasn't good. The Twins couldn't get anything going in producing just one run. Just about the only positive was Delmon Young's 2-4 performance and the fact that the Twins struck out only once as a team. Justin Morneau is still hitless this season (0-7) while Matt Tolbert made his first appearance of the season, grounding out in a pinch-hitting appearance.
On the pitching side of things, there wasn't really anything positive. Every pitcher allowed a run, except Dennys Reyes, who didn't record any outs. Just like he did many times last year, Reyes came in for one batter and didn't get the job done. Boof Bonser was decent, while neither Jesse Crain, Brian Bass, or Juan Rincon was impressive in the least. They weren't helped by the Twins' two errors, including one by Adam Everett. If he can't hit (although he did amass an RBI single), he should be living up to his reputation as a defensive superstar.
All in all, a pretty disappointing performance. I mean, they have to have some games like this during the season, but let's just hope that it is more of an aberration than a trend.
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