As if things needed to get worse, the Twins played their home opener on Monday before 40,000-plus fans, but before it was over the booing started and fans left early after the team stumbled to its seventh loss in seven games, losing 4-1 to the Chicago White Sox.
That’s right: the Twins are 0-7 to start the 2016 season.
And if they don’t start hitting and pitching (which hasn’t been bad) and winning some games soon, then the baseball world is going to begin to talk about the all-time worst losing streaks to start a season — if they haven’t started already — and whether the Twins will tie or break the record.
The record currently is held by the Baltimore Orioles, which started the 1988 campaign by losing its first 21 games, including three losses against the Twins, before finally getting a 9-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on April 29. The Orioles finished that season with a win-loss record of 54-107.
The Twins have Tuesday off before resuming play against the White Sox on Wednesday.
Twins become 11th team in AL history to start 0-7, drop home opener for fifth straight season. Chicago 4, Minnesota 1.
— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) April 11, 2016
Paul Molitor was reminded the 1991 World Series-winning Twins opened the year 2-9: “There’s always a silver lining.”
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) April 12, 2016
RBI double by Todd Frazier. White Sox lead 4-1. More fans leave
— LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) April 11, 2016