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It seems like every year about this time, I have to write a blog entry at SethSpeaks.net about how the Twins are not playing well, how they have so many missing pieces, and that without drastic changes. Typically the Twins have used their interleague schedule to turn their season around and start a march forward. This year, the Twins interleague schedule has been a detriment to the Twins. They have played poorly. They have lost six of their last seven games and are just 10-15 in the month of June. With a loss on Monday night to the Tigers, the Twins find themselves in 2nd place in the weak AL Central division.
Right now, the Twins are making it difficult for their fans to remain positive. There have been well-documented struggles in the starting rotation. It's been Carl Pavano and inconsistency. The bullpen has certainly had it's ups and downs. The offense scored a run less a game in June than it did in May. It is only slight exaggeration to say that the Twins are averaging nearly as many double plays hit into as runs scored. The team that is nationally recognized for doing the little things right is not even doing the fundamental things.
So, what options do we have as fans? Here are a few:
That's just a few ideas for things you can do in the summer evenings. Maybe you have more. I'm curious if anyone has any good ideas for other things to do.
Or, you can do what I'll be doing. Just keep watching the Twins games whenever possible. Win or lose. The Twins will be fine. They do have too much talent to play this poorly. They can't be this bad. I believe that the team will make at least one trade.
And finally just because the team hasn't ended up dominating the AL Central the way we all thought they would, or wanted them to. But as we have learned in recent years, there is nothing wrong with a really good, fun pennant race.
Tomorrow is another day, and fortunately, there is another game!
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