This one has stunk so far, but it isn't without positives.
Good: Broadcast in HD
Bad: Bremer & Blyleven are still the announcers
Good: Blackburn's looked great tonight, striking out more than I'd expect, inducing plenty of ground balls, and pounding the strike zone.
Bad: The Twins "offense" has no runs through 6 and Saunders has thrown 59 pitches. I make the pitcher work harder in MLB 08 and I swing at everything.
Good: Punto got a hit
Bad: Morneau's hit like Punto since about July of last year and has accounted for 4 outs in 3 at-bats tonight
Good: Gardy's lineup makes sense tonight. No need to play Mauer against a lefty if he's going to sit one of the next two games and Lamb is terrible against lefties.
Bad: That means Monroe and Punto are in the lineup. It sucks, even if it is the right move.
Good: MLB Extra Innings free preview is going on, allowing me to watch competent offenses
Bad: Jeff Brantley is a commentator for the Reds
Blackburn uncorked a wild pitch with a runner on 3rd to give up the first run of the game and is now in line for the loss. This is why using wins and losses is dumb for pitchers.
I might update this again before the end of the game, but the Twins offense is terrible tonight and will be terrible for many more nights throughout the season.
Before I go, another prediction--the bullpen, as a whole, is going to be significantly worse than last year.