Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wednesday, April 2nd

The first 2 days of the season have made a few things pretty clear to start the season
  • The Starting rotation is going to be up and down and i think we expected that. Monday Livan Hernandez was really good giving up 2 runs in 7 innings. Then last night Boof Bonser wasn't terrible but wasnt good either he got hit pretty hard. The defense saved him some runs and he has to pitch better than that if we are going to have a successful season.
  • To be expected the hitters are struggling a bit swinging the back. I bet if you look at all the scores the pitchers have an advantage over the hitters to begin the season. It usually takes time for the hitters to get their timing down and before people start jumping off the bandwagon i think they should give these guys a chance. I have said it before and still think the hitting will come around and be the strength of the team so chill out everyone.
  • When Carlos Gomez gets on he is a difference maker. In the first game he got on 3 times and stole 2 bases and scored 2 runs and the Twins won. Last night he only got on once and the Twins lost. I dont think its a coincidence and you will see that alot this year when he is getting on base the Twins will win and when he isn't they will lose.

Tonight the Twins and Angels battle in game 3 of their series tonight with Nick Blackburn making his season debut versus the Angels Joe Saunders opening pitch is 7:10 pm hopefully the Twins can get back on track and get back into the winners circle.