After four games of the season, the Twins are hitting .208.
Let me state that again. After four games of the season, the Twins are hitting .208.
Has that sunk in yet? After four games of the season, the Twins are hitting .208.
That's a real number. A team with Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Denard Span, Delmon Young, Jim Thome, Michael Cuddyer and Danny Valencia is hitting just .208.
This might be OK in certain situations, but the Twins didn't start the season facing the Giants or the Phillies rotations.
The Twins faced the Blue Jays in one of the most hitter-friendly ballparks this side of Coors Field in Colorado.
After two games, the Blue Jays had scored twice as many runs against the Twins as the Twins had hits. The Blue Jays scored 18 runs in the first two games against the Twins' nine hits in the same span.
The Twins were also the last team in MLB to hit a home run this season. Again, this was in a ballpark that Toronto hit six home runs during the first two games.
.333, .267, .091, .214, .125, .182, .333, .077, .250.
These are the averages of the starting day lineup.
Span, Nishioka, Mauer, Morneau, Young, Cuddyer, Kubel, Valencia, Casilla
Needless to say, they are going to have to pick it up soon. Especially a certain catcher making $23 million this season who has only one hit, a single, on his 2011 resume thus far.