Twins' starters are putting together one of the worst seasons in team history

Twins starters have a combined ERA of 5.80. Only three teams over the last ten years have had its starting pitching staff finish with an ERA that high. The last time the Twins had a starting staff this bad was 1995, when a 22-year old Brad Radke was part of a group of that finished with a 6.11 ERA.
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Pavano mentoring Twins' starters

36 year-old Carl Pavano knows what Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano and Nick Blackburn are going through. All three dealt with injuries and finished last season with poor results. Pavano, who struggled with injuries earlier in his career, is now mentoring the younger Twins on how to overcome their struggles.

Mets shut down ex-Twins ace Santana for rest of season

Ex-Twin Johan Santana has been shut down by the New York Mets the rest of the year. He doesn’t need surgery, just rest and medication for his sore lower back. Ever since firing a no-hitter on June 1, Santana has struggled on the mound, going 0-5 with an ERA over 15 in his last five starts.

Span one of Twins few bright spot so far this season

Despite an inconsistent 2011 season, the Twins’ leadoff hitter is off to a fast start this year. In addition to an impressive batting average of .333 and a decent amount of extra base hits, he’s reaching base at a very good clip.

De Vries likely out for rest of season

Twins starting pitcher Cole De Vries will likely miss the remainder of the season because of a cracked rib. He suffered the injury when he was hit by a line drive in his last start. The Eden Prairie native was pitching well, with a 2.63 ERA in his last five starts.

Marquis: 'I'm putting this team in a hole'

With an earned run average of 8.47, Jason Marquis isn't doing the Twins any favors when he pitches. "I'm not going to stop working to get better," Marquis said. "I'm just not doing my job, and I'm putting this team in a hole every time I step on the mound."