Can’t believe the Twins are 16-32 on May 26. But then have seen them come back too many times to count them out yet.
I’m not too surprised by the Twins being where they are given all the injuries they’ve had. Whether they can come back or not is another question.
With Mauer on the DL and hitting only .235 this season and Morneau hitting .230 with 2 home runs and 13 RBI, the Twins are not the same team.
Morneau has 2 home runs in 165 at bats, while Thome has 4 home runs in 65 at bats. That tells me Morneau has not recovered from the concussion and may never recover. His .287 OBP and .333 slugging percentage are signs he may be done for. Going from .618 slugging percentage to a .333 slugging percentage is another indication his career may be headed south.
The Twins lost their first two games of the season and have never broke even at .500. They are 7-20 since April 26. They have 17 players hitting .242 or lower. They have three players tied with 5 home runs to lead the team. Their 30 home runs places them 27th in the majors.
The Twins have a 4.85 ERA the worst in the majors. Their 252 runs given is worst in the majors with them barely ahead of the Astros and Cubs.
They are 5th in giving up most walks, and last in strikeouts.
They have one pitcher on the team with a winning record of 1-0, but has a 8.53 ERA.
I don’t know if this team can dig out of this hole with their star players not hitting. Watch out though if Mauer comes back. That might spark them to playing a little better, but they still need a 16 game winning streak just to get back to .500.