Mistakes catch up to Twins

  • Article by: LA VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 30, 2011 - 1:12 AM

Poor defense and baserunning erased a fine start from Scott Baker, as the Twins matched their team record for April losses.

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teamweenApr. 29, 1110:33 PM

Please do not let Alex Burnett pitch anymore on this team. Please.

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snaggs2Apr. 29, 1110:39 PM

The Twins overcoming the Black Spruce Curse on Arbor Day? Are you kidding me?

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mleedevApr. 29, 1110:39 PM

Hard to see how a team can win when the player they tout as a defensive specialist is not only an offensive liability (BA .114) but then manages to make a key error. Any comment Gardy?

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samihoustonApr. 29, 1110:47 PM

Another night of watching the Twins. Another night of disappointment.

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ChiefBApr. 29, 1110:49 PM

How long are the Twins going to keep pretending Alexi Casilla is a major league SS?

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HapsterMNApr. 29, 1110:53 PM

50-112 this year...that's where their heading. Feels like the early 80's again, back in the new Dome, terrible baseball, a good 8000-10,000 fans showed up for games. Back in the day, I was at a game where we sat next to Gaylord Perry's wife in the 2nd row above the visitors dug out, great lady, she made Gaylord sign and give my buddy and I a ball. The good ol' days.

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Daniel1966Apr. 29, 1110:56 PM

Just listened to Gardy's postgame comments on Mlb.com radio. Let's see....poor base running in the middle innings; lack of reading the play in advance as coaches/players during the game; Casilla not making a play (despite a possible (and clever) screen by Betamit (let's throw another player under the bus, Gardy); and a failure to have enough pitching available. No mention of the easily anticipated and thoroughly-botched squueze play when the Twins were ahead 3-1 with runners on first and third with one out. Hey, Gardy, you are TB Mgr. Joe Maddon (sic) light, so quit trying to emulate him. MOY named Gardenhire is a joke. The Twins present problems are a direct result of Gardy and his staff continuously overlooking the little things (conditioning, base running, situational hitting, situatational pitching, pitching inside for effect, and leading a team versus managing a group of youngsters seeking direction and inspiration). Low expectations and coddling have reared their ugly heads. Humor is fine, Gardy, but you're not funny any more.

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PooOnUApr. 29, 1110:57 PM

I'd like to thank Alexi Cassilla for playing this season. Wish him the very best in his next job.

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stubboApr. 29, 1110:57 PM

WE NEED A SHORTSTOP, A CATCHER WHO CAN PLAY, SOME PITCHERS......MY BRAIN IS GOING TO EXPLODE!

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hobie2Apr. 29, 1111:04 PM

"There are currently no comments". "9 comments."? Ok.. hssssss... hint.. not air going out of dome roof... Well, anyway.. we know the October collapse is not the Yankees - it's that they can't play in cold weather -- and we have signed pitchers whose ball loses life in cold air.

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