Seattle 12, Twins 3: Santiago Still Struggling, Dozier Still Slugging
Image courtesy of Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY SportsSeattle 12, Twins 3
Win Expectancy (via Fangraphs)
Top 5 Plays (via Baseball-Reference)
Santiago did not look right from the get-go. Below is a visual on how he fared against the first batter of the game (via Yahoo), the location is obviously an issue, but note the velocity, as well.
Hector struggled to eclipse 90 mph early on, though he did appear to loosen up as the game progressed. (Data below from BrooksBaseball.net)
Brian Dozier hit his ninth home run of the season on a prototypical Dozier homer. The pitch was left up and he pulled it right down the left field line. The Twins are now 4-4 when Dozier homers (he had a two-homer game), but oddly enough they're 12-2 when Miguel Sano goes deep. (data below from Yahoo)
The new guys out in the bullpen had ugly games. Randy Rosario gave up five earned runs in 0.1 IP. His ERA is 30.86. Alex Wimmers managed to get five outs, but he also gave up a pair of runs.
Byron Buxton was 2-for-4 with a double and saw 19 pitches.
Postgame With Molitor
Adalberto Mejia (3.95 ERA) vs. Yovani Gallardo (6.24 ERA)
Mejia has been solid in three starts since returning from Rochester, lowering his ERA from 5.79 to 3.95 in the process. Current Twins have hit .359/.450/.516 off Gallardo over a combined 81 PAs.
AL Central Standings
1. Twins 29-25
2. Cleveland 29-27 (-1.0)
3. Detroit 28-29 (-2.5)
4. Chicago 25-31 (-5.0)
5. Kansas City 25-32 (-5.5)
Click here for the minor league report for Tuesday's games.
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