Game 27 - Twins @ Mariners - 5/6/12
Uff da. Nine hits in the past four games? These games are getting unbearable. Fortunately, for those who are in the Central time zone, you don't have to stay up until midnight to watch opposing pitchers celebrate their one-hitters - this one is on at 3:10 locally.
Here is today's Murderer's Row via the Twins twitter feed:
Couple of notes:
Lineup vs SEA: Span CF, Carroll SS, Mauer C, Willingham LF, Doumit DH, Parmelee 1B, Valencia 3B, Komatsu RF, Casilla 2B, Blackburn P.
(1) Mauer is 1-for-13 since taking the foul ball off of his left knee and has not yet hit a line drive in 15 plate appearances this month.
(2) Twins lineup does not much experience with Mariners starter Hector Noesi. Willingham has the most plate appearances (4) and doe not have a hit against him.
(3) That nine hits in four games stat is actually a record according to Elias:
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is the fewest amount of hits over a four game span in modern Major League history (that is, since 1900)...Minnesota surpassed the previous four-game low of 10 hits, done by the California Angels in 1963 and again by the Cincinnati Reds in 1993.