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Outside Pitch Jun 21, 2017

Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana’s “hit luck” is running out

Since sabermetrican Voros McCracken came up with it in 1999, one idea has swept across baseball: Pitchers can really only control walks, strikeouts and home runs. Once a ball is put in play, the defense determines whether it will be an out or a hit. A pitcher can limit hits primarily by striking out a […] The post Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana’s “hit luck” is running out appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Twinkie Town Jun 21, 2017
Potential Relief Help

Potential Relief Help

The bullpen has been a problem this year, but improvements could be just a phone call away. It’s no secret that the pitching staff has been a severe weakness for the Twins. The starting rotation has been mediocre behind Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios, the reliable pitchers in the bullpen is a list that contains strictly Brandon Kintzler, Tyler Duffey, and Taylor Rogers, and it seems as if Chris Gimenez takes the mound once a week. Having only five good pitchers when you need to rely on 12 or 13 is problematic when you’re at (or near) the top of your division. While plenty of Twins...

Santana: Offense had my back

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says he wasn't at his best Tuesday, giving up six runs, but the Twins' offense "had my back today."
Twinkie Town Jun 21, 2017
Twins 9, White Sox 7: Dollar a Dong Night

Twins 9, White Sox 7: Dollar a Dong Night

Losing streak over! It was a tense and high scoring affair full of homeruns, walks and runners left on base. While starter Ervin Santana is in the middle of violently regressing to the mean, the offense happily remembered that scoring a lot of runs really really helps win ballgames. The Twins started off their day the right way in the bottom of the 1st when future perennial all-star Miguel Sano launched a two run bomb over the center-field fence. For his part, Ervin Santana worked around two singles in the first and a lead-off double in the second to pitch a scoreless first two innings....

Ervin Santana not his best but Twins slug their way to 9-7 victory over Chicago

Neither Twins, White Sox starter lasted past the fifth inning
Twinkie Town Jun 16, 2017
Series preview: Twins host Indians in battle for AL Central lead

Series preview: Twins host Indians in battle for AL Central lead

This series could be the difference in the battle for the division. This could be the most important series the Twins play this year. With a current two game lead over the Indians in the AL Central, this series could either blow the division open, see the Twins fall behind, or something in between. We all know how bad the home record has been, and so far in 2017, the Twins are 2-4 against Cleveland. I’m really nervous about this series. Last time Cleveland came to town, Kyle Gibson, Phil Hughes, and Tyler Duffey took losses. More recently, on the road, Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios...
Outside Pitch Jun 15, 2017

Minnesota Twins’ Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios: The next Johan and Liriano

I had a friend who didn’t know much about baseball. Whenever the topic came up, he always said “I just remember Francisco Liriano‘s rookie year, when Johan Santana won the Cy Young Award but looked like the second-best pitcher on the team!” It was indeed a fun year for Minnesota Twins fans. In 2006 Johan […] The post Minnesota Twins’ Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios: The next Johan and Liriano appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Twinkie Town Jun 15, 2017
Mariners 6, Twins 4: Obviously, Should’ve Traded Santana

Mariners 6, Twins 4: Obviously, Should’ve Traded Santana

Another glaring front-office misstep proves costly as the Twins sink ever-deeper in the quicksand of difficult-to-escape Tar Pits loserness. The Seattle Mariners, baseball’s equivalent of a truth serum, forced Twins starter Ervin Santana to surrender five runs on nine hits, proving once and for all that Ervin Santana should have been traded before it was too late. Santana came into tonight’s game with the lowest hits-per-nine-innings ratio in baseball, which he no longer has, and the Twins would no longer have him if the team’s executives weren’t morons. Something was definitely off...

Santana: I wasn't trying to hit anybody

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says he was surprised to be warned by umpires Wednesday, because he wasn't trying to hit Seattle batters.
Santana struggles, Twins' rally falls short in 6-4 loss

Santana struggles, Twins' rally falls short in 6-4 loss

Ervin Santana had a rough outing, allowing nine hits and five runs in five innings pitched
Seattle Times Jun 14, 2017
Mariners vs. Twins: Live updates as M’s take on Minnesota again hoping to flush record-setting loss

Mariners vs. Twins: Live updates as M’s take on Minnesota again hoping to flush record-setting loss

Follow our live coverage, analysis and commentary as the Mariners try to bounce back from their record-setting 20-7 defeat to Minnesota. The M’s (32-34) will start with Sam Gaviglio (2-1, 2.79 ERA) on the mound in his sixth start. Ervin Santana (8-3, 2.20 ERA) will get the start for the Twins (33-28). Santana has three […]

Twins' Santana looks to stay hot versus Mariners (Jun 14, 2017)

MINNEAPOLIS -- In his first 12 seasons in the major leagues, Ervin Santana had never thrown more than two shutouts in a year.

Santana: Just looking for a fastball

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says he was just looking for a fastball before knocking a bases-loaded double against the Giants on Friday.
McCovey Chronicles Jun 10, 2017
Giants shut out by Twins, Ervin Santana

Giants shut out by Twins, Ervin Santana

The Giants had four hits, but it wasn’t enough. Ervin Santana came into AT&T Park and put a futon behind the mound. He set up a couple bookcases down the third-base line, and he rolled out a beautiful area rug behind home plate. He hung a few pictures around the walls, all tasteful and reserved, and he invited some friends over to ask what they thought. Santana shut the Giants out on 91 pitches, and it’s hard to believe he threw that many. When a pitcher gets a shutout with fewer than 100 pitches thrown, it’s known in internet-speak as a Maddux. There’s a certain level of irony...

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