The Royals have actually not been terrible against the Twins this year, as Minnesota leads the season series 8-5. (Which makes the Twins 72-68 against everybody else.) Still, after tonight, its hard not to feel like a complete laydown sweep is coming.
St. Willie went 0-5 tonight, batting in the leadoff spot. Considering that Betancourt and Anderson each had two hits, and that Butler went 4-5 hitting in the three hole, you'd have to say that the man, though still a sainted one who is beyond reproach or being held to any kind of rational standard, had a deleterious impact on the team's chances of winning tonight.
And Billy Butler is awesome.