3:57 AM EDT, Tue September 01, 2015

Santana tried to keep pressure off

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says he knows Twins' starting pitching, and his own, had been bad lately, but he tried to keep from letting that put additional pressure on himself.

Twinsights: Neil Allen pulls out all the stops to fix Ervin Santana

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Twins pitching coach Neil Allen was at his animated best trying to fix struggling right-hander Ervin Santana in Thursday’s bullpen session. At Allen’s urging, Santana started with a drill in which he threw from behind the mound, landing on the upslope. Moving to the pitching rubber, Santana then bent down to backhand a few balls Allen rolled at him from a short distance. Santana would then crow hop and fire to bullpen catcher Nate Dammann from the downslope of the mound. Allen later stood perpendicular to the slab as Santana threw a handful of pitches from the...

Postgame Twinsights: Is Ervin Santana tipping his pitches?

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- For the second straight start, Ervin Santana hardly threw his fastball in Tuesday's 11-7 Twins victory. That could have had something to do with the way the Tampa Bay Rays kept sending it back at him even faster than the 93-96 mph at which it was leaving his hand. "They were all over his fastball, I know that," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "I’m not sure exactly why. I can’t tell you how many of their (eight) hits were on fastballs, but it seemed like almost all of them." The correct answer was five. Five Rays […] The post Postgame Twinsights: Is Ervin Santana...
Newark Star-Ledger Aug 19, 2015
Yankee Stadium is a 'joke,' whiny Twins pitcher Ervin Santana says

Yankee Stadium is a 'joke,' whiny Twins pitcher Ervin Santana says

Says 420-foot homer he gave up to Greg Bird should have been a double
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 18, 2015
Twins: Ervin Santana's troubles result of 'going for more'

Twins: Ervin Santana's troubles result of 'going for more'

NEW YORK -- Despite a 9.90 earned-run average over his past four starts, Ervin Santana is trying not to make too much of Wednesday afternoon's scheduled outing at Yankee Stadium.

Twinsights: Struggling Ervin Santana makes a few tweaks between starts

NEW YORK -- Despite being saddled with a 9.90 earned run average over his last four starts, Ervin Santana is trying not to make too much of Wednesday afternoon’s scheduled outing at Yankee Stadium. “You have some bad outings, some good outings,” the Twins right-hander said. “It’s part of the game. Everything is good (physically). Just a couple pitches up in the zone and I’ve been falling behind in the count sometimes. I’ll just try to go back to basics.” While Santana insisted he “didn’t have to change anything” between starts, Twins pitching coach Neil Allen said there...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 13, 2015
Brian Murphy: Twins' Ervin Santana wilting in the heat of expectations

Brian Murphy: Twins' Ervin Santana wilting in the heat of expectations

Days like this were why the Twins cracked the vault and signed Ervin Santana to the richest free-agent contract in club history, a $55 million investment that has produced two victories and the infamy of a steroids suspension.

Twins, Santana can't hold lead, drop series finale to Texas

The Twins took a 4-0 lead in the second inning before the Rangers rallied against Ervin Santana and scored the game-winner off Casey Fien.

Santana: Location was not good

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says his location was off right from the start Saturday, and the Indians took advantage.
Twins, Santana rocked in 17-4 loss to Indians

Twins, Santana rocked in 17-4 loss to Indians

CLEVELAND -- As much as Torii Hunter loves hitting here, it seems fair to say Ervin Santana loathes pitching at Progressive Field.

Twins, Santana crushed in Cleveland

Ervin Santana lost his third straight start, retiring just seven batters as the Indians wolloped their way to a 17-4 victory.
Akron Beacon Journal Aug 7, 2015

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

SATURDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Ervin Santana (2-1, 3.78) vs. Trevor Bauer (8-8, 3.98)SUNDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 1:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Phil Hughes (10-6, 4.11) vs. Corey Kluber (6-12, 3.60)MONDAY: OffTUESDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOWEDNESDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOTHURSDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STO
Akron Beacon Journal Aug 5, 2015

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

THURSDAY: OffFRIDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Mike Pelfrey (5-7, 3.65) vs. Cody Anderson (2-3, 3.38)SATURDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Ervin Santana (2-1, 3.78) vs. Trevor Bauer (8-8, 3.98)SUNDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 1:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Phil Hughes (10-6, 4.11) vs. Corey Kluber (6-12, 3.60)MONDAY: OffTUESDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOWEDNESDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOTHURSDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STO

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