Skip to main content

Staggering Slips: 10 mind-numbing Twins losses (so far) (this year)


The Minnesota State Fair is still a few weeks away, and the Minnesota Twins already have 10 mind-numbing, soul-sucking, here-we-go-again losses on the books in the 2013 baseball season.

The list is subjective, but let us review anyway:

1) Friday, April 12: Mets 16, Twins 5: Vance "The Vanimal" Worley gives up nine runs on seven hits, as he fails to get out of the second inning in a 34-degree Target Field meltdown.

2) Sunday, May 12: Orioles 6, Twins 0: Scott Diamond pitches into the sixth inning, but gives up three home runs, including a 2-run shot to Chris Davis in the first inning. Falling to 17-17, it would be the last time the Twins would (perhaps) taste .500 for the 2013 season.

3) Saturday, May 18: Red Sox 12, Twins 5: In his next start, Diamond surrenders three first-inning runs, giving up six, before he's pulled in the fifth inning.

4) Friday, May 24: Detroit 6, Twins 0: Minnesota stretches its current losing streak to 10 games by managing just one hit against the Tigers' Anibal Sanchez.

5) Friday, June 14: Detroit 4, Twins 0: Diamond cruises through five innings, but gives up a four spot in the sixth. Minnesota manages three hits against Rick Porcello.

6) Sunday, June 30: Royals 9, Twins 8: Down 5-1 early, the Twins rally to tie the game, 7-7 in the seventh. Jared Burton gives up the go-ahead run in the eighth. Twins lose, to kick off a fresh six-game losing streak.

7) Thursday, July 4: Yankees 9, Twins 5: Kyle Gibson gives up three runs in the first in this holiday dud at Target Field. Thousands seeking a to celebrate their independence in the heart of Minneapolis are handcuffed with this dog, as the Yankees got off to a "get me out of here" 9-1 lead.

8) Friday, July 12: Yankees 2, Twins 0: In a miserable, rain-delayed night in the Bronx, Minnesota loses its sixth-straight game (third big losing streak of the year) by leaving 10 men on base and going 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

9) Thursday, Aug. 1: Royals 7, Twins 2: Kansas City completes a sweep of the Twins at Target Field. It's a Royal feat that hasn't happened in Minnesota since Bill Clinton was in the White House. Aaron Hicks and Scott Diamond are sent to the minor leagues after the game.

10) Monday, Aug. 5: Royals 13, Twins 0: Infielder Jamey Carroll pitches a 1-2-3 bottom of the eighth inning for Minnesota in a laugher.

Bottom line: The next time you say to yourself, "Man, I wish Brad Radke hasn't given up so many first-inning homers," -- slap yourself. Hard.

Next Up

mpd aldi incident screengrab

Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

US Sec Defense Flickr - Joe Bide Nov 11 2021

Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

Willow River DOC

MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.


3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota

There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.

hospital, emergency room

Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane

The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.

shot clock

MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball

Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.

Redmons Popcorn Colbert screengrab

Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later

A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.

covid, vaccine

Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot

The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.