Will The 2012 Minnesota Twins End Up Historically Bad?
Baseball Nation - almost 5 years
The Twins are playing at a percentage that would rank them with the worst teams in the last 50 years if they did it all year. How do they stack up against those clubs?
The Minnesota Twins lost Thursday night, dropping their record to 8-23. That's a .258 winning percentage; over a full season that would translate to a 42-120 record, just slightly better than the 1962 Mets, who hold the bad-record standard in the expansion era at 40-120.
There's still 80 percent of the 2012 season remaining, but descriptions like this from Thursday's game don't bode well for the Twins:
A pop-up no more than 10 feet in front of home plate in the fourth inning finding turf instead of leather. A run scoring from second. Players stunned. A fan base sickened. It was the worst play among many candidates in a 6-2 loss to Toronto, one that gave the Twins their 14th defeat in 17 games. "Things happened out there," manager Ron Gardenhire said, "that really don't happen in high school."
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