ORIGINAL: Steve Lentz
I fear this is the type of game(s) the Twins will play in the post season. They are simply over-matched tonight.
I just want to get the playoffs and see what happens then. Our offense will always be a threat. Our pitching not so much.
We are what we are
Look back at the '87 staff once
Glad we didn't just say "no sense making the playoffs" that year.
BASH peoples pitching staffs around. See what happens. I'm excited.
Welllllllllllllllllllll, the 87 pitching staff had Viola and Blyleven at the top. The team won 75% of their starts that year. The formula was simple, they get you 8 and Reardon would close it. They get you 7 and Berringer and Reardon would close it. Kelly was smart enough to get them on a 4 day routine ahead of the playoffs, so they would be able to start 5 of the 7 games in a playoff series.
With that said, I am still excited about the season too. Berrios is struggling right now to be sure, but he has won against several aces this year. I'm confident they can get him straightened out before the playoffs. I have no fear rolling with Big Mike right behind him. If the Stink Man can give them 5 good innings, the improved bullpen has shown they can make it stand up for the next 4 innings.
"The eternal fate of the noble and enlightened: to be brutally crushed by the armed and dumb."