12:21 AM EDT, Fri July 01, 2016

Santana: Had to adjust after long first inning

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says he tried to make the Yankees swing earlier in the count after a 29-pitch first inning Saturday.
Twinkie Town Jun 25, 2016

Yankees 2, Twins 1: Can't LOB Yankees Forever, Y'Know

The Ancient Ones made rules about New York always beating Minnesota, and we would be heretics for questioning their wisdom. Because baseball doesn't always conform to statistical predictions, struggling pitchers Ervin Santana and Michael Pineda both did well keeping opponents in check today. Although, in Santana's case, it was pretty much blind friggin' luck, as he barfed up six hits and two walks while throwing 102 pitches through five innings. Eduardo Escobar, generally a good defensive player, appeared broken rusty, booting two plays. One, the Twins got away with. The second, they...

Plouffe at first base in series finale against New York

Ervin Santana will try to stop a five-start losing streak while the Twins try to stop a five-game losing streak,

Postgame: Molitor wonders about Santana (and a nifty double-play fake)

The Twins lost to the Angels for the first time in five games this season as Ervin Santana struggled
Twinkie Town Jun 15, 2016

Angels 5, Twins 4: Santana’s Struggles Continue

Ervin Santana’s pitching: Not pretty. It was a game where the two teams just kept inching along. The Twins and Angels combined to score in eight different half-innings but it was a 2-run bottom of the 2nd that made the difference as the Twins lost 5-4. Ervin Santana started for the Twins and never looked sharp during his outing. The only inning he held the Angels scoreless was the 4th as the Angels went with the “death by papercuts” approach. An RBI single from Albert Pujols in the 1st (though Byron Buxton gunned down Mike Trout at home plate to prevent a second run), a 2-run homer...

VIDEO: Ervin Santana not welcomed in second trip back to Angel Stadium

Ervin Santana was not welcomed home in second start at Angel Stadium after being traded to Kansas City after the 2012 season. The Angels jumped on their former starter for three hits and one run in the first inning to go up 1-0. They might have had a...

Arcia in for Park at DH as Twins face Angels

The Twins look to go 5-0 on the season series against the Angels. Ervin Santana has been struggling lately, however.

Santana: Marlins 'don't miss a fastball'

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says he feels he didn't pitch badly in Thursday's loss, but the Marlins "don't miss a fastball."
Twinkie Town Jun 4, 2016

Rays 7, Twins 4: It's Raining HRs, Hallelujah

Tampa Bay out-hits and out-pitches the Twins. You just lost your $1000 bet. I'm sorry. This was Ervin Santana's 10th start of the season. We'll skip his first (shortened by rain) and look at the other nine. Fun? IP RA BB K HR 5 Yesss! 34 11 8 28 3 4 NOOO 18 19 11 14 5 You ignorant peasants may call this "inconsistent." I call it Twins Pitching©. Remember the early 2000s, when Minnesota was plagued by a lack of DH pop? Well, the 2010s are looking like a Pitching Decade Of Depravity. Three of those homers came today, thanks to community member WestRiverTwinsFan who commented "No...
Twinkie Town May 30, 2016

Athletics 3, Twins 2: Santana has decent outing but Twins can't shoestring a win

Twins kept the game close, but ultimately faltered. Things didn't start off well for the Twins, and they never got much better. After Joe Mauer grounded into a double play to end the top of the first, Coco Crisp led off the bottom of the first inning with a a home run off Twins starter Ervin Santana. Santana would ultimately go on to pitch 7 innings with only three earned runs, but even that was too much for the Twins to overcome. The most awkward part of the game came in the top of the 7th inning when Danny Santana was removed from the game with what turned out to be a strained left...
Athletics Nation May 30, 2016

Game #52: A's vs. Twins

Kendall Graveman (1-6, 5.36 ERA) faces off against Ervin Santana (1-3, 4.17 ERA) and the Minnesota Twins beginning at 1:05 PM PDT on ESPN or 95.7 The Game. Today, we honor the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who've made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country and ensure our freedom. It truly takes a great deal of strength, dedication, determination and teamwork to accomplish what these fallen heroes have endured -- and all of us here at Athletics Nation are forever grateful for their service. We have a jam-packed day of baseball, hockey and basketball on the...

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