Twins Lose Again to Corey Kluber


Corey Kluber has been a thorn in the Twins side since his Cy Young performance last season. Only able to muster one run against him the Twins fell to the Indians by a score of 6-1. Another loss for the Twins with no offense fits the trend they have been on.

Aug 14, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher

Corey Kluber

(28) celebrates with Cleveland Indians catcher

Yan Gomes

(10) after beating the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Indians won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Every game it seems as though we sit and wait to see if the Twins bats will come out to hit or not. Earlier this week the Twins won on a walk-off double, then the next day beat up Ranger pitching to the tune of 11 runs on 18 hits. But tonight aside from Joe Mauer‘s home run Kluber shut down the Twins with ease.

Even though the Twins are now one game under .500 it appears all hope for a playoff birth this year is lost. The source of hope came from the 20-7 record in the month of May.  A month that helped put the Twins in first place, a spot they haven’t been in since June 8. All other months this season the Twins have a sub .500 record. Everyone seems to be leaving the Twins for dead now that they are 8-18 since the All-Star break.

However, still currently 3.5 games behind a second wild card spot the Twins hopes are not over yet. But with a tough schedule ahead the hill is much steeper than a month ago.

I am still sticking with my original prediction earlier this season that they will finish between 82-80 and 72-90 while also missing the playoffs.

On the other hand I could be wrong. The Twins could catch lightning in a bottle with a May encore in September. In the last month of the season they will play 6 of 10 series against teams not in the playoffs. This includes the White Sox twice, Tigers once and Indians twice.

If there’s one thing I learned back in 2009, it is that you can’t give up on the Twins.