Thursday, May 10, 2007
Give Silva Some Run Support!
I just returned from this afternoon's series finale between the Twins and the White Sox. Once again, Carlos Silva pitched a very good game and was saddled with the loss. Silva went six innings, allowing 6 hits, issuing only 1 walk, and allowing 3 runs. But, for the third time this season with Carlos on the mound, the Twins were shut out.
The Twins are not giving any run support to Carlos Silva. They are averaging 3.1 runs in Silva's seven starts, and half the runs they scored in support of him came on one day, April 28th against Detroit.
The Twins may be able to get by scoring only 2 or 3 runs when Santana is on the mound, but when Silva is out there they need to score more. Silva has shaken off last season's bad results and deserves a record better than 2-3. His control has returned and his sinker is once again sinking.
Now, the bats need to wake up when he takes the hill!