Falling behind -- again

  • Updated: April 28, 2011 - 9:53 PM

 

Though the Twins were trounced by at least 10 runs for the third time this season in the 15-3 loss to Tampa Bay in Thursday's early game, even more troubling is the number of times they are falling behind. In 12 of 24 games this season, they have trailed by four or more runs. Why is a four-run deficit significant? The Twins are averaging only 3.2 runs per game. A look at the times they have trailed by at least four runs this season:

Date, opponent Starting pitcher Largest deficit Result

April 1 at Toronto Pavano 10 (twice) L, 13-3

April 2 at Toronto Liriano 5 L, 6-1

April 4 at New York Baker 4 L, 4-3

April 5 at New York Duensing 4 W, 5-4 (10 inn.)

April 10 vs. Oakland Baker 5 L, 5-3

April 13 vs. Kansas City Liriano 5 (twice) L, 10-5

April 15 at Tampa Bay Blackburn 4 L, 5-2

April 19 at Baltimore Pavano 11 L, 11-0

April 20 at Baltimore Blackburn 4 L, 5-4

April 27 vs. Tampa Bay Liriano 7 L, 8-2

April 28 vs. Tampa Bay Blackburn 12 (twice) L, 15-3

April 28 vs. Tampa Bay Swarzak 5 (twice) L, 6-1

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Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano 0 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 4
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez 3
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Hammel 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka 3
St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 5
NY Mets - WP: D. Gee 5 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy 2
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 1 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: C. Lee 0
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 2
Cleveland - WP: Z. McAllister 3 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 2
Washington - WP: D. Storen 6 FINAL
Miami - LP: M. Dunn 3
Seattle - LP: F. Rodney 2 FINAL
Texas - WP: P. Figueroa 3
Boston - WP: C. Capuano 6 FINAL
Chicago WSox - LP: L. Garcia 4
Kansas City - WP: D. Duffy 6 FINAL
Houston - LP: J. Williams 4
Toronto 0 Postponed
Minnesota 0
Oakland - LP: D. Pomeranz 4 FINAL
LA Angels - WP: J. Smith 5
Colorado - LP: J. De La Rosa 2 FINAL
San Diego - WP: A. Cashner 4
Los Angeles - LP: J. Howell 1 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: J. Machi 2
Chicago 86 FINAL
Charlotte 91
Indiana 101 FINAL
Orlando 86
Atlanta 111 FINAL
Milwaukee 103
Dallas 105 FINAL
Memphis 106
Detroit 111 FINAL
Oklahoma City 112
Houston 100 FINAL
New Orleans 105
LA Lakers 113 FINAL
San Antonio 100
Brooklyn 85 FINAL
Cleveland 114
Philadelphia 100 FINAL
Miami 87
Utah 136 FINAL
Minnesota 130
Washington 118 FINAL
Boston 102
Toronto 92 FINAL
New York 95
Golden State 116 FINAL
Denver 112
LA Clippers 104 FINAL
Portland 110
Phoenix 104 FINAL
Sacramento 99
Montreal 5 FINAL(OT)
Tampa Bay 4
Columbus 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh 4
Dallas 3 FINAL
Anaheim 4
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
Red Bull New York 2
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