Arcia goes deep in the ninth, but Twins fall to Texas 4-3

  • Article by: La VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 27, 2013 - 8:56 AM

Texas made it look easy, and the Twins’ blunders made a warm spring evening look like early spring training.

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samihoustonApr. 26, 1310:35 PM

After a decent start to the season, the Twins have become sloppy, ineffective and boring.

olcoach73Apr. 26, 1310:55 PM

Hicks doesn't hustle after balls in the gap; looks like he's going 3/4's speed. Also, he looks like he's trying to be "cool" with his one handed, non-chalant catches. Reminds me what we used to call a "hot dog" in the old days. Frankly, don't like this kid's defense, won't even get into his offense. Are there direct flights to New Britain? Get him a ticket.

johndontApr. 26, 1311:07 PM

There are some glaring holes in this Twins offense.

BallFourApr. 26, 1311:08 PM

.227 team BA in the past 7 days, by my calc. Now, last year of course, Vavra would get the blame. But it's a little inconvenient to continue to blame the new batting coach when the new batting coach is the guy "the fans" wanted to be batting coach. So until "the fans" figure out that batting coaches at this level mean only so much, they'll have to blame .227 on something else.

CountChoculaApr. 26, 1311:13 PM

Hello losing my old friend, 90 plus we'll see again. A goateed fat man pitches counting, Spit his seeds while of LNP dreaming, And the fantasy that was planted in my brain, Still remains, 2014 without Gardy.

thome2011Apr. 26, 1311:43 PM

Doumit is about the least clutch hitter out there. Why Escobar isn't starting every day blows my mind. M&M are slumping. These games are just dull.

caferevApr. 26, 1311:45 PM

I really like Scott Diamond, but during his postgame interview, he sounded way too satisfied with his losing outing--much like Gardy did. And I think this is the problem with the culture Terry Ryan and Gardy and the Pohlads bring; it's never about winning or striving for championships. It's about "competing" and "battling your tail off." You want to see a guy that's dying to win a championship? You should've seen how livid Craig Leipold was during the Wild game tonight. The guy looked like he wanted to kill both his coach and GM. He even bolted from his suite to his GM's box just to cool off a bit...which he didn't, as he continued to pace back and forth and shake his head in disgust. Now THAT is the type of passion you want. But being happy with a quality start that resulted in a loss??? Come on. That's the sign of a loser.

norcaltwinApr. 27, 1312:17 AM

Reading this article, I thought Gardy was going to drop the old "we were up against a real Cy Young there" line. I am surprised by overall lack of hitting - I thought that was going to be a strong point. I am impressed by the pitching, much better than last year.

dakotamike99Apr. 27, 13 5:51 AM

"The two strong suits of this Twins team are suppose to be the offense and the glovework...H'mmm, good teams and good managers know how to exploit weaknesses in their opponents, something the Twins fail to do almost daily. Len is right about some rather generous home-cooking when it comes to score keeping with hits and errors...Plouffe is still a liability defensively no matter what, and the Twins continue the practice of beating themselves more times than not. They are who we thought they would be.....

sportcity444Apr. 27, 13 8:17 AM

Anyone interested in a friendly wager? Pick three players who will come through in the clutch: I'll take Arcia, Escobar, and Ramirez - you can have Doumit, Willingham and Morneau. Any takers?


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