Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Power Outage

Molly
With only 2 hits in last night's game against the Angels, the Minnesota Twins (50-43) didn't have much of a chance. Dropping the game 7-0, they need to figure out a way to wake up their bats. Gibson wasn't particularly stellar either giving up 6 ER in 5 innings. However, it doesn't help when Matt Shoemaker strikes out everyone with the exception of Kurt Suzuki. Next game tonight versus the Angels (53-40) at 9:00 with a struggling Pelfrey (5-6, 4.00 ERA / 0-4, 7.59 ERA in last 6 starts) taking the mound versus C. J. Wilson (7-7, 3.59 ERA). The Twins need to figure something out, and fast, if they want to avoid dropping to 3rd place in the division.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bounce Back

Gibby
The Twins (50-42) look to bounce back from the horrendous 14-1 pounding recieved from Oakland on Sunday with a series against the Angels (52-40) starting tonight at 9:00pm CST. Kyle Gibson is on the hill and what better pitcher to have going when you need a win? Lately Gibby has been the Twins' ace winning his last 4 starts with something like a 1.23 ERA. It goes without saying, but I am going to say it anyway, that the Twins need to sweep the Angels in order to keep up with the Royals (55-36) who are sitting in 1st with a 5.5 game lead.