CHICAGO Heading home with a single win and five losses packed in their luggage after this season opening road trip, the Twins jerseys were left to answer questions about their collective mind set.
Twins jerseys manager Paul Molitor, speaking after Sunday 6 2 loss to the Chicago White Sox jerseys, didn hesitate when asked if he was still clutching to his optimistic viewpoint.
Molitor said. can do the math on six games out of 162. Somehow, some way, you got to try to learn, (this) game included. were plenty of teaching points again in this cheap mlb jerseys china one as the Twins jerseys fell into an early hole against White Sox jerseys ace cheap Chris Sale jersey, riding the adrenaline wave as he made his season debut after a broken foot that interrupted his spring preparations.
Once again for the Twins jerseys, there was no beating the stick figure lefty, now 7 1 with a 2.37 earned run average in 17 career outings (nine starts) against them.
With the Kansas City Royals jerseys and the first sellout crowd at Target Field since August 2013 awaiting them on Monday afternoon, the Twins jerseys are eager to reverse the pain of the opening week.
mind set) is not good, Twins jerseys right hander cheap Phil Hughes jersey said after dropping to 0 2. the road trip we wanted to have, but it still early. Thankfully, we be going home. We know the atmosphere is going to be good there. Hopefully, we can get in a little bit of a groove and start clicking a little bit. Twins jerseys completed Molitor first week as manager with a team batting average of .197, having scored barely two runs per game. On the mound, they have pitched to a 5.88 ERA, getting outhomered 7 1 and allowing 61 hits and 18 walks in 49 innings.
don envision going home 1 5 to start, but again it that reality thing, Molitor said. can say it affected me greatly or any more because it been kind of a rough week for us. I just going to keep doing what I doing. Try to affirm people and be positive and teach where I can and figure out ways to put the best players out there to give us the best chance to win. was his usual dominant self in the six innings he worked, scattering five hits and a walk, allowing just one run while striking out eight.
The Twins jerseys did manage to bunch doubles by cheap Eduardo Nunez jersey and cheap Danny Santana jersey in the third, but that was the extent of their offense against Sale.
The visitors closed within a single run in the eighth on Torii Hunter first run batted in since returning to the franchise. That came on a 70 foot squibber to first baseman cheap Jose Abreu jersey, who threw home too late to get the speedy cheap Brian Dozier jersey.
were a base hit away from tying the game, Molitor said.
Reeling reliever cheap Blaine Boyer jersey gave up three runs in the eighth, including a two run homer to cheap Gordon Beckham jersey. Boyer, who took the loss Saturday, exits the season opening week with an 18.00 earned run average.
as frustrated as anybody right now, Boyer said.
Hughes was tagged for five consecutive hits and two runs in the first inning, then gave up a homer to Adam LaRoche to start the third. Giving the Twins jerseys just their second quality start in six tries, Hughes matched Sale 98 pitches over the same six innings.
Hughes struck out four, but the White Sox jerseys managed to spoil 39.1 percent of his strikes with a whopping 27 foul balls. Just four pitches produced swing and miss strikes, half of them by cheap Avisail Garcia jersey in the fifth.
It was the second straight start that saw Hughes struggle his first time through the lineup. The Tigers jerseys pinned three runs on him in the second inning on Opening Day, including a pair of homers.