Originally written April 09, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
In the marathon that is a 162-game baseball season, a three-game losing streak is barely reason to panic. But after Minnesota was swept in their three-game season-opening series against the Baltimore Orioles, Twins fans seem to believe that not much has changed from last year's 99-loss season. Indeed, it was a rough opening series for the Twins, who scored just five runs in their first three games while allowing 15. There were a few highlights, however: Justin Morneau has recorded a hit in all three games after missing plenty of time the past two seasons with a concussion, and new shortstop Jamey Carroll turned in a number of nice plays on defense. But the reality is that Minnesota is still without a win. Then again, so are the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. But who's counting? The Twins will look to get in the win column Monday, when they welcome the Los Angeles Angels to Target Field. Perhaps no team made more noise in free agency this offseason than the Angels, w...
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