How did the Twins get to 4-2 ?!?! Take a look!
by, 04-07-2013 at 11:55 PM (502 Views)
How many times this year are we going to see this.
4-2, 1st in AL Central Division
Reality is that the White Sox have the same record, but this picture looks nice.
How did the Twins get to 4-2? Let's look
Aaron Hicks batting leadoff batting .077
Our best hitter Joe Mauer batting in the 2 hole .231
Josh Willingham batting .231
Justin Morneau 3 RBI in 6 games, 2 of those were on a routine fly ball to center that wasn't fielded correctly.
Ryan Doumit batting .200 2 RBI
Trevor Plouffe batting .235
Brian Dozier batting .176
Wait a second, the Twins are 4-2??? Yep, lets take a closer look
Vance Worley 2 starts 0-1 5.73 ERA
Kevin Correia 1 start 0-0 2.57 ERA 2 K's
Mike Pelfrey 1 start 1-0 0.00 ERA 1 K
Liam Hendriks 1 start 0-0 7.71 ERA 1 K
Pedro Hernandez (who?) 1 start 0-0 5.40 ERA 3 K's
WAIT A SECOND, the TWINS ARE 4-2??? Who did we play??
1. Detroit Tigers, won the AL Central in 2012, expected to win the Central in 2013 (2-1)
2. @ Baltimore Orioles, AL Wild Card team in 2012, hottest hitter in the League Chris Davis (2-1)
Not only those things are going on, but Florimon and Mauer are tied for 2nd in the league w/ Errors at 2 each.
I am just looking for answers to see if this what Terry Ryan was putting together, sly, sly guy, we were confused by all the off season moves.
RK Player Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG▼ OBP SLG OPS 1 Escobar, E MIN 2B 5 7 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 .429 .429 .571 1.000
2 Florimon, P MIN SS 5 10 2 4 1 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 .400 .538 .500 1.038
2 Ramirez, W MIN LF 3 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
This is kind of an eye opening blog post due to the fact, I didn't intend this to be a negative nancy blog, cuz the Twins fans have too much of that right now. I really wanted to take a blind look at stats compared to record.
I have watched all of the games the Twins have played, the games have been exciting, we have gotten some key hits, the opponents have made some keys errors. Those things happen, we are not used to seeing the Twins on the right sides of those things for the last 2 years. I don't, and didn't have high hopes for the Twins this year, but I was excited to see them play. It becomes exciting to see them win games. The Twins left a lot of runs on the table with the middle of the lineup in the last 6 games, a lot of things could have resulted differently, the fact of the matter is after 7 days of baseball, it was fun to see some different results regardless of how we got there.
I hope we can continue our luck, and the great thing about all of this, Mauer, Willingham, Morneau are going to get better,and are going to start hitting the ball. We are going to get healthier in the pitching department with DeVries and Deduno coming off injury. Lets see if we can stay healthy and win games the way they are supposed to be won. Go Twins!!!