The Twins lost to the Yankees again last night. The final score doesn't matter -- I think it was 5-2. Ron Gardenhire got thrown out of another game. He does this a lot. It is getting old. He is a good manager, I really believe this. I think he knows what he is doing. But when it comes to the playoffs, I don't have much faith that this guy can win a series.
Remember when the Wolves were in the playoffs and they lost every year in the first round? That's the Twins now. And Gardy is Flip Saunders. For whatever reason, the postseason comes around and this team reverts back to all of their flaws instead of turning it up and playing better. I am tired of it. The worst part is, fans really can't even be upset at this point - is anyone surprised the Yankees are doing this to us again? No. Not at all.
So, Saturday night will come around and the Twins might even actually put up a fight. Hell, they could win that game. But they won't win the series. They can't beat this team two in a row, much less win the next three.
Start preparing for next year. It will look a lot like this year, the Twins will win at least 85 games again, probably win the AL Central again and then probably sputter in the playoffs. We will be watching. But the "when will the other shoe drop" mentality we take into every Vikings season is slowly creeping into our thoughts whenever the Twins make the postseason.
Gardy can argue and yell at umpire Hunter Wendelstedt all he wants. But you shouldn't blame the umpires for bad calls when your team is clearly over-matched and playing uninspired baseball. It makes him look like an idiot.
Many Twins fans believed this team had a chance in this series, so what does that make us? Don't answer that.