According to ELIAS

helpThe Twins fell to 0-8 when they dropped a 3-0 decision to the White Sox yesterday in which he managed only four hits while striking out nine times. In fact, the Twins are the first major-league team to have more strikeouts than hits in each of their first eight games of a season since the pitching distance was established at 60 feet, 6 inches in 1893. Source ELIAS

But that is not all, the Twins losing streak stands at 8 games in 2016 but when you add-on three straight losses to the Kansas City Royals at the end of 2015 and you have a 11 game losing streak on your hands, tied for the third longest losing streak in Twins history. The longest losing streak of course belongs to the 1982 Twins that lost 14 in a row and finished the season with a 60-102 mark.

Minnesota Twins longest losing streaks

Rk Strk Start End Games W L AB R H HR RBI SO BA
1 1982-05-19 1982-06-02 14 0 14 458 33 99 8 32 89 .216
2 1961-05-26 1961-06-07 13 0 13 426 33 88 5 31 56 .207
3 2015-10-02 2016-04-13 11 0 11 359 16 74 4 16 118 .206
4 2011-09-09 2011-09-21 11 0 11 379 37 93 4 33 76 .245
5 2013-05-14 2013-05-24 10 0 10 347 28 76 7 27 83 .219
6 1999-09-25 2000-04-03 10 0 9 328 27 77 5 27 65 .235
7 1998-09-09 1998-09-19 10 0 10 366 49 92 10 48 72 .251
8 1997-08-09 1997-08-19 10 0 10 350 26 88 3 25 69 .251
9 1985-05-21 1985-06-01 10 0 10 341 31 77 9 29 43 .226
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/14/2016.

My patience with this team is starting to wear thin but there are too many players sleep-walking through the beginning of this season to change out a player or two to send a message. Where is that tirade of a veteran player to wake this team up? Yes, I am looking at you Joe Mauer, Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier.

Can horrendous starts two years in a row just be a coincidence? I have never believed in coincidences. It is time for Dave St. Peter, Terry Ryan, and Paul Molitor to show that they can turn a ball club around that is sinking faster than Justin Spieth did at the Masters this past Sunday.

Six games out with just eight games played? This can’t be real, what a nightmare!

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One Response to According to ELIAS

  1. Oldgoat_MN says:

    The graphic at the top was perfect for this article.

    Or, sadly, any article about the Twins right now.

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