On Friday night, the Wichita Wind Surge topped the Amarillo Sod Poodles 4-2 to claim a share of the best record in minor league baseball at 8-2. Familiar faces and the return of a former Twins prospect have helped Wichita to their fast start.
On Friday, Twins right-hander Matt Shoemaker made his seventh start with the club. Allowing five earned runs doesn’t look attractive in the box score, but I’d argue that Shoemaker has met expectations to this point in the season.
Once again the Twins offense was quiet and Matt Shoemaker, who was one out away from a quality start, ended up allowing five runs on three homers. Oakland crushed Minnesota to take the series opener at Target Field and the Twins now have the worst record in baseball.
The Twins brought the same tired effort to Chicago that had already swamped them versus much lesser teams. They were rightfully embarrassed and now sit 10 games behind the White Sox with a horrific 12-23 record.
The Twins bullpen is certified bad at this point and outside help seems like a long shot. The Twins have been trying a lot of the same arms in relief but the time may be coming soon to try some new names. Here are 3 internal arms that could make a big impact in the bullpen.
I spent last week, Opening Week, in Cedar Rapids watching the first four Kernels games of their season. For today, I'm going to play amateur scout and give some of my observations of the Kernels hitters.