You already knew that, but here are the numbers to back it up The optimistic among us have many statistics we can point to that suggest a lot of what the Twins have experienced in their terrible start to this season is driven by almost unbelievably bad luck.
It’s still very early in the minor league season, but let’s take a look at four prospects — one at each level — who have impressed. Here is some discussion and highlights on Bailey Ober, Josh Winder, Seth Gray and Edouard Julien.
Let’s see how we did. Broadcasters, managers, journalists, and fans alike have shared the sentiment — the team has shown flashes of competence on most sides of the ball, but can’t seem to put together one solid, clean game.
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.
I wouldn’t live there if you paid me. More bored Twins play boring baseball, with Matt Shoemaker and the rest of Minnesota’s pitching staff proving you don’t need a hot, humid night to serve up multiple dongs to opposing hitters.
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.
Hope we get one Here’s a hot take: Who should the Twins be trading now that the season is over? Let me begin by saying: This is edgelord bullcrap. Not entirely the fault of any sports loving Minnesotan- protecting our feelings and our pride is a big part of what we are.
Along with a series of unfortunate bullpen issues last night, the Twins also reported that Alex Kirilloff was experiencing discomfort with his wrist, which kept him out of the lineup last night, and may ultimately keep him out even longer.
The Twins have certainly had a rough start to their 2021 campaign. They are 6 games below .500, attributable in large part to an offense that has been lackluster, and a bullpen that seemed to fall apart at the worst times.