I’m pissed off right now. Not at the fact that the Twins are likely going to lose this game, but rather something else. I’m pissed at all the Twins fans that are about to blame this Twins loss on Jesse Crain. Forget that Scott Baker couldn’t pitch 5 innings, and after he was given a 6-1 lead, he promptly let the Tigers cut it to 6-5 in the next half inning. Forget that Denard Span, even though he probably should have been credited with a catch in the 6th inning, still dropped the ball, allowing the inning to continue. Forget that the Twins allowed 10 runs in 2 innings, and other than those 2 innings, they played a damn good game. Forget that Pat Neshek walked the bases loaded and then hit the next batter with a pitch that tied the game. No, let’s all blame the Crain Wreck because he gave up 5 runs (only 2 charged to him), including the go-ahead runs.
I usually remain pretty level-headed, except for the few times that I get really excited, but this is just terrible. Tonight’s loss cannot be pinned on one player, and it’s certainly not only Jesse Crain’s fault. Grow up, people.