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stringer bell
09-21-2013, 08:50 AM
It was by all accounts pretty bad. I checked out when the score was 1-0, so I didn't get to witness the carnage first hand. What bothers you the most?

notoriousgod71
09-21-2013, 09:43 AM
I voted for "No one cares" even though I'm not sure whether you're referring to the players or the fans. But at this point, I think it's safe to say to the players and the fans are all going through the motions.

IdahoPilgrim
09-21-2013, 10:20 AM
The most disturbing thing about last night's game is I actually sat through and watched the whole thing.

There must be something horribly wrong with me.

Danchat
09-21-2013, 10:23 AM
If there was an all of the above option, I would pick that.

howieramone
09-21-2013, 10:31 AM
I voted for "No one cares" even though I'm not sure whether you're referring to the players or the fans. But at this point, I think it's safe to say to the players and the fans are all going through the motions. If you walked into the locker room and said that to the players, you wouldn't be safe at all. Once they put their jocks on and walk on to the field, yesterdays forgotten and it's time to win. Think Crash Davis.

Monkeypaws
09-21-2013, 10:32 AM
We complain about the starting pitching, but the lack of offense is at least as big a problem. A line-up of sub .250 hitters who strike out a lot, ugh.

There's not much reason to believe that is going to right itself overnight any more than the starting pitching will.

stringer bell
09-21-2013, 10:45 AM
We complain about the starting pitching, but the lack of offense is at least as big a problem. A line-up of sub .250 hitters who strike out a lot, ugh.

There's not much reason to believe that is going to right itself overnight any more than the starting pitching will.They are missing their best hitter, that hurts a lot. Add a Buxton and Sano in two of the top four spots and the lineup will look better, but that might not be until midseason 2015. Besides being a lineup of sub-.250 hitters, there isn't much speed around to manufacture runs, so they really do have offensive problems at this point.

howieramone
09-21-2013, 10:59 AM
They are missing their best hitter, that hurts a lot. Add a Buxton and Sano in two of the top four spots and the lineup will look better, but that might not be until midseason 2015. Besides being a lineup of sub-.250 hitters, there isn't much speed around to manufacture runs, so they really do have offensive problems at this point. Maybe you should start a 2nd poll. By that late date, we will probably be well on our way to our 2nd ROY.

Oldgoat_MN
09-21-2013, 11:01 AM
I voted for Shut Out AGAIN, though the 4 errors, the 11 runs and the 13 strikeouts were all in the running.

What a horrible performance.

Marta Shearing
09-21-2013, 11:16 AM
Five unearned runs.

USAFChief
09-21-2013, 11:33 AM
I went with rally monkey because I couldn't settle on just one of the other choices.

Rosterman
09-21-2013, 02:12 PM
It is a dismal line-up. No way can you construct it to work, well. nd there is no stopper amongst the 7 choices the Twins have for a starter right now who can at least hold a team to 2-3 runs and give them a chance to win (and only over 6 innings). Plus, the bullpen seems worn out. If such a thing can be.

Alex
09-21-2013, 04:40 PM
If you walked into the locker room and said that to the players, you wouldn't be safe at all. Once they put their jocks on and walk on to the field, yesterdays forgotten and it's time to win. Think Crash Davis.

Gardy seems to be fine.

Alex
09-21-2013, 04:48 PM
We complain about the starting pitching, but the lack of offense is at least as big a problem. A line-up of sub .250 hitters who strike out a lot, ugh.

There's not much reason to believe that is going to right itself overnight any more than the starting pitching will.

The near future for hitting looks far more promising. As mentioned, we're missing Mauer. If Dozier can be more consistently good rather than good month/atrocious month (and he's having the latter in September). Arcia and Pinto look like above average big league hitters and they aren't even the big hopefuls for the near future. So, there's certainly light at the end of the tunnel.

There's a much more gloomy outlook for pitching with only Alex Meyer looking like front of the rotation starter but he hasn't pitched above AA.

It's not hard to picture a strong lineup in the very near future but the rotation is full of holes up and down the organization.

TheLeviathan
09-21-2013, 04:59 PM
We complain about the starting pitching, but the lack of offense is at least as big a problem. A line-up of sub .250 hitters who strike out a lot, ugh.

There's not much reason to believe that is going to right itself overnight any more than the starting pitching will.

This shouldn't be that surprising, many here were chastised for suggesting the preseason predictions of an above average offense were unrealistically optimistic. Its been that way all year.

Alex
09-21-2013, 05:08 PM
This shouldn't be that surprising, many here were chastised for suggesting the preseason predictions of an above average offense were unrealistically optimistic. Its been that way all year.

Totally agreed. Many were predicting Willingham to have a year similar to last, the return of Morneau, Hicks and Parmelee to be better than Revere and Span and Plouffe to be more consistently good. Most disappointing to me were Parmelee and Plouffe as I expected to see steps forward from last year.

ThePuck
09-21-2013, 09:58 PM
Most disturbing part was that I wasn't surprised it could happen....no shock at all that it did...

gil4
09-22-2013, 02:18 AM
Most disturbing part was that I wasn't surprised it could happen....no shock at all that it did...

I looked at tonight's score and saw a 1-0 win. Then I put my reading glasses on so I could check the details and saw the 0 was a 9. I think I will stop wearing reading glasses - the world looks better without them.