The team is now 51-50 after losing their last game against the Angels and getting swept by the Blue Jays.

Carlos Silva suffered his 11th loss of the season, allowing 6 runs (5 earned) on 8 hits over 5 and 1/3 innings. The beatdown didn’t stop there, with Dennys Reyes giving up 2 runs and not recording an out, Juan Rincon giving up 4 runs without recording an out, and Matt Guerrier giving up 1 run and recording 2 outs to finally get out of the 6th inning. Ramon Ortiz and Joe Nathan pitched the last 2 innings, not giving up any runs.

The only highlight offensively was Justin Morneau going 2-for-3 with an RBI. Bench player Darnell McDonald also got his first hit as a Twin. He’s now 1-10 on the year. The team has an off day today before traveling to Cleveland for a 3-game series. After that the team is back home for a 3-game series against Kansas City and then a 4-game series against the Indians. It’s a pretty crucial time for the Twins. If they can go 8-2 or better in these next 10 games, they’d make up a lot of ground on Cleveland. I’ll be honest and say I personally don’t think this is a team that can succeed in the playoffs, but there is still time for some guys to get hot and our bullpen to start pitching better, but they can’t get swept by division rivals like they did against Detroit.

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