Sox recap, Tigers preview
And why the AL Central won't be so kind in '05
The tragedy of the weekend for the Twinkies was the prospect of losing Carlos Silva for half, or maybe all, of the season. That's since been reviewed, and the injury to his right (pushoff) knee has been deemed less serious, but it's still a bad sign: Silva's been the quiet anchor of the staff, a reliable third starter who keeps the ball on the ground. Having to replace him with the Bradke clone Joe Mays in the starting rotation is bad news indeed.
The other bad news of the weekend came on Friday night, when the Twins did the inevitable: Pack the place with a bunch of bandwagon fans, then lose in a humiliating, boring fashion.