The Minnesota Twins continued their ice-cold tendencies at the plate in 2012, and fell to Seattle 5-2 on Sunday to drop the three-game series and move to a frustrating 7-20 on the year.
Minnesota starter Nick Blackburn was roughed up for three early runs, but settled down and managed to stay in the game through the sixth inning. Blackburn gave up seven hits and five earned, but did so on a day when his offense failed to produce anything tangible for him to work with.
Designated hitter Ryan Doumit provided the lone bright spots of the day for the Twins with a pair of solo home runs in the eighth and ninth innings to erase the shutout. Doumit, who finished 3-for-3 in the game, recorded more than half of the Twins' five hits on his own, a scenario that offers yet another reminder of how far this Minnesota team has fallen.
Next up for the Twins is an unfortunate date with Jered Weaver and the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. Weaver, who no-hit the Twins on May 2nd, will face a comparably-weak lineup when he toes the rubber to open the three-game series.