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.


8 Responses to “Ranting”

  1. haasertime Says:

    agreed. I don’t even go on Twitter during the games. People are awfully reactionary and are willing to cut players for one bad inning.

    You see, it’s a jump.. to conclusions mat. It’s a mat, that has different..conclusions on it… that you can jump to.

  2. Megan Says:

    I blame Baker and Crain.

  3. Eric Olson Says:

    Hee Hee Hee. I love it. No, I agree that this one is on about 5 different players. Nice work. Despite everything, I still love the Crain wreck.

  4. k-bro Says:

    This game was full of all kinds of stink for a lot of sources. But, it happens. It’s only one game. And it did have its fun parts.

  5. Andrew Says:

    Rather than comment on every post, I’ll just leave one, all-inclusive post.

    @ haasertime: Nice Office Space reference. It’s still a terrible idea, though.

    @ Megan: If I could include someone other than Crain, it would definitely be Baker.

    @ Everyone: Fortunately, tonight only counts as one loss, and although I’ll admit something’s wrong with him, I still like Crain. Plus, without tonight’s game, Luke Hughes would still be searching for his first major league hit :-P

  6. torgo23 Says:

    This game showed the Twins are not as good as we hoped. May is going to be a month of horrors.

    • Andrew Says:

      I don’t know if I would go that far with the Twins. It was just one loss, all teams are going to have some bad losses during the season. They’re still 14-7, which is tied with the Cardinals for the 2nd best record in the league. This team is just fine.

  7. ceobob Says:

    I still have a lot of faith in the “Crain Wreck.” I watched that painful game and totally agree with your statement. More than one player is the cause for the loss of this ONE game.

    Jesse came in and threw a good first pitch that gets golfed for a double, and the second pitch which was just a meatball. I’m sure I’d be frustrated if someone hit a ball they had no business making contact with. He’s a professional and he doesnt need me making excuses but I can imagine. After the doubles Jesse retired the next 8 batters in a row. Nobody looks at the whole game or what/how a pitch was thrown when. It was rough for Baker, Neshek and Crain (against the first three batters).

    Usually it doesn’t matter what a position player does, a reliever gets one inning maybe less ever other game or so. Everyone blames the relief guy but not the guy who strikesout in key situations because there is always tomorrow. Why doesn’t tomorrow come for the relief guy? To quote Jesse “It’s the life of a reliever” but it doesn’t have to be.

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