After the Minnesota Twins lost 99 games in 2011, it seemed unlikely that the club would approach 100 losses two years in a row.
But after this weekend's sweep at the hands of the Seattle Mariners, Minnesota is indeed in danger of losing 100 games in 2012. The Twins' 5-1 loss in Sunday's series finale dropped them to 50-70 on the season, 20 games under .500 for the first time all season.
One year ago, Minnesota was 53-67 through 120 games. That club went on to finish 10-32 in the final 42 games of the year.
To avoid 100 losses this season, the Twins must now go 13-29 in the final 42 games.
"We're just not clicking," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We're not getting our hits when we're supposed to. We're missing opportunities. Baseball is cyclical. Right now we're going through a stretch where we can't seem to get any runs in and we can't find out a way to get the big hit."
The Twins continue their West Coast road trip with three games against the surprising Oakland Athletic...