As I recently noted, the Twins SP's "average batter" is having a better year than Joe Mauer- with a collective OPS of .891.
It's been a long-developing trend over the month of May, and it has really accelerated during the current 10-game losing streak. Meanwhile, the Twins FO is scrambling to send replacement Starting Pitchers to the front-line.... on a staff that appears to be suffering from mass shell shock, or PTSD. Correia, in a true profile in courage, has been moved back 2 days to face the lowly Brewers----and Pelfrey is now publicly stating that he has arm soreness---- a prelude to a rehab assignment? This is what happens when you have a 6.77 ERA in the month of May, to go with the worst OBA (.350) and WHIP (1.79), K% (9.8%) and K/9 (4.08).
The good news?--- Rock bottom has to be close at hand. Like last year, there are anxious arms in abundance, eager to prove they either deserve one last chance, or in some notable cases, deserve their first chance. Bottom line, I get the strong feeling that the opening day rotation will bear little resemblance to the rotation in September.
Edited by jokin, 25 May 2013 - 06:19 PM.