The going is getting tough for the Minnesota Twins.
Last night’s 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles cost them a chance to win the four-game series, instead splitting it evenly with two wins and two losses.
But there are other things that are plaguing the Twins right now and Thursday night was a difficult night for them in many ways.
On top of already losing slugger Miguel Sano to a torn meniscus, more injuries have piled up and several people within the organization have tested positive for COVID-19.
Dylan Bundy, Luis Arraez, and manager Rocco Baldelli all tested positive, and shortstop Carlos Correa is headed to the injured list after being hit in the hand by a pitch and suffering a finger injury, causing him to exit the game.
To recap the #MNTwins day:
— Rocco Baldelli, Luis Arraez and Dylan Bundy all tested positive for COVID.
— Jhoan Duran surrendered two 8th-inning solos in a 5-3 loss to Baltimore.
— Carlos Correa possibly broke his right middle finger.
— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) May 6, 2022
From Bad To Worse
The Twins may still be in first place, but just yesterday alone, a lot of things went wrong.
Reliever Jhoan Duran also had a tough night on Thursday, giving up two solo home runs and taking the loss as the Twins failed to convert for the series victory.
Again, that all just happened in one day alone.
So many things went wrong for Minnesota last night.
Now, several key players on their roster are either banged up or dealing with COVID.
It’s hard to draw it up much worse for the Twins.
They might get a little bit of a break in the schedule tonight when they open up a three-game weekend series against the hapless Oakland Athletics, but with so many pieces down, it’s going to be tough for them, even in this series.
We’ll see how they respond to these challenges and if their winning ways continue.