Monday, May 28, 2012

Exercise In Futility

The Minnesota Twins need a win…badly!  The problem is, so do the Oakland A’s.  Both teams are undergoing the types of losing skids that makes them almost unwatchable.  The good news for the A’s and the Twins is that regardless of how awful they’ve been playing, one team will emerge victorious and end their losing streaks.
The A’s and the Twins have each lost 5 in row and the skid will stop today for one of them.  Exciting right??  The bad news is, one team will also lose, extending their losing streak to 6.

The good news for the Twins is they have their virtual ace, Scott Diamond on the hill facing Travis Blackley, who was picked up by the A’s on waivers from the LA Angels.

Diamond has made a statement this year having been brought up from the minors recently.  He is 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA and has easily been the best pitcher in the rotation giving the Twins a great chance to win.

 Blackley, having been a middle reliever all year for the Angels posting a 0-0 record with a 4.09 ERA, is getting his first start of the season, which usually spells trouble for the Twins.  They typically like to make a new pitcher look like a first ballot Hall of Famer, so Blackley also has a great chance of winning.

On the futile side, the A’s are posting the worst batting average in the AL with a paltry .209 while the Twins bring the worst ERA at 5.47.

Something’s gotta give.  Tune in at 1:10 CT today to find out whose losing streak will be broken.

This blog post also appears on written by Michael Schlottman

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