2017 Game 155: twins @ tigers

If the Twins win this evening, they'll match a win total that I would have, before the season began, considered a benchmark for a successful season.

They've done well - better than I would've expected, clearly - and have also been the benefactors of some crazy disparity in the AL (only five teams in the AL have records above .500. Considering that the AL has gone 156-137 in interleague play this season, it's not that there aren't a ton of wins to go around).

Here to bring us all one step closer to actual, real postseason baseball is the ace, himself. Ervin Santana has been better than I could've guessed he might be this season (by most stats other than fWAR, it's his second best), and he finds himself our likely champion if we do all end up having baseball plans on October 2nd.

He takes on a Tigers team with nothing to play for but the possible #1 draft pick next June (seriously, they're only two games "back" of the Giants). They'll be sending Matt Boyd to counter.

Twins on Leaderboards!

rWAR (position players) - Buxton - 5.3 (9th)
Defensive WAR - Buxton - 2.9 (2nd)
Batting Average - Mauer - .308 (6th)
OBP - Mauer - .385 (5th)
At Bats - Dozier - 595 (5th)
Plate Appearances - Dozier - 678 (3rd)
Runs Scored - Dozier - 96 (7th)
Triples - Buxton - 6 (t-3rd)
Home Runs - Dozier - 32 (t-10th)
Strikeouts - Sano - 170 (6th)
Stolen Bases - Buxton - 27 (7th)
Singles - Mauer - 112 (8th)
Times on Base - Dozier -235 (t-6th)
Sacrifice hits - Polanco - 7 (t-2nd)
Sacrifice Hits - Buxton - 5 (t-6th)
Sacrifice Flies - Rosario - 8 (t-4th)
Intentional Walks - Dozier - 6 (t-9th)
Caught Stealing - Rosario - 8 (t-2nd)
Caught Stealing - Dozier - 7 (t-6th)
SB % - Buxton - 96.4% (1st)
Power/Speed - Dozier - 21.3 (7th)
Power/Speed - Buxton - 20.1 (9th)
Outs - Dozier - 461 (7th)
WPA - Mauer - 2.9 (7th)

rWAR for Pitchers - Santana - 4.4 (8th)
ERA - Santana - 3.34 (6th)
Wins - Santana - 15 (7th)
W/L % - Santana - .652 (10th)
WHIP - Santana - 1.139 (5th)
H/9 - Santana - 7.5 (5th)
Saves - Kintzler - 28 (t-6th)
Innings Pitched - Santana - 199.1 (3rd)
Starts - Santana - 31 (t-6th)
Complete Games - Santana - 5 (t-1st)
Complete Games - Colon - 1 (t-5th)
Shutouts - Santana - 3 (t-1st)
Home Runs Allowed - Santana - 30 (t-9th)
Walks Allowed - Santana - 61 (9th)
Walks Allowed - Gibson - 60 (t-10th)
Wild Pitches - Santana - 12 (3rd)
Hit By Pitch - Berrios - 13 (t-1st)
Hit By Pitch - Santana - 9 (t-10th)
Batters faced - Santana - 820 (4th)
Games Finished - Kintzler - 41 (8th)
ERA+ - Santana - 132 (7th)

84 thoughts on “2017 Game 155: twins @ tigers”

    1. Also, Tigers announcers making me really, really homesick for Dick n Bert. I've been too hard on the hometown team.

    1. Didn't the Tigs FO just fire their manager... I'm pretty sure everyone in Detroit knows when hockey season starts.

  1. I saw just the last inning of this one - tomorrow, on my day off, I'll be driving down to Belle Plaine to meet my dad for lunch. Dad, a football guy, probably has no idea how much I want to see this game. Oh well. Radio.

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