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#1 Vanimal46

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 08:14 AM

I’m glad to see Ex-Twins in 2020 thread is back up and running. This is also one of my favorite threads over the last 5 years.

The Twins have never been undefeated this late into the calendar year (July 25, 2020).
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Posted 25 July 2020 - 08:17 AM

If Max Kepler played a full season against Giolito and Trevor Bauer, he would average 187 home runs a year (approximately)

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 10:11 PM

If the season ended today there would be thirteen teams tied for the second-eight playoff spots in the AL.
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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:50 AM

At the end of the 2020 season, the Twins will still hold the all-time team record for homers.
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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:58 AM

The Twins have never been undefeated this late into the calendar year (July 25, 2020).


On a related note—there are four players hitting over .500 right now, and it’s almost August!
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Posted 26 July 2020 - 03:09 PM

Nelson Cruz is on a 60 HR pace!

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 03:51 PM

 

Nelson Cruz is on a 60 HR pace!

 

And 200 RBIs, look out Hack Wilson!


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 04:04 PM

The 1894 NL Boston Beaneaters scored 1220 runs, a Major League record. They finished 8 games behind the Baltimore Orioles with an 83-49 record good for 3rd place in the NL. The Twins are averaging 9 runs per game after their first three, they would need to do a little better to catch the Beaneaters 9.24 runs per game. The Twins will need to score 555 runs in 60 games to claim that honor.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 01:00 PM

Nelson Cruz is on pace for 12 Wins Above Replacement, for this 60 game season.

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 02:51 PM

The Twins are hitting more home runs per game than last year.
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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:48 PM

Twins runs in the first 2 innings: 26

Indians runs in all the innings: 25

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 03:20 PM

If the season ended today, the ALC would send 4 teams to the postseason.

Cutting my carbs...with a pizza slicer.


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Posted 05 August 2020 - 07:10 AM

9-2 start to the season... that's a fun number.


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 03:42 AM

20% of the way through the season, Twins relief pitchers with a 0.00 ERA:

Cody Stashak
Matt Wisler
Tyler Duffey
Sergio Romo
Tayler Rogers

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 08:17 AM

21..That is the number of consecutive games in August against 3 teams; Pirates, Royals and Brewers.

Jim Brosnan needs to write a new book if he is still alive. Title; "The Short Season".


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 10:25 AM

 

20% of the way through the season, Twins relief pitchers with a 0.00 ERA:

Cody Stashak
Matt Wisler
Tyler Duffey
Sergio Romo
Tayler Rogers

 

20% of the way through the season, Twins relief pitchers with a 0.00 ERA other than runs that have bounced off of fielders gloves:

 

Cody Stashak
Matt Wisler
Tyler Duffey
Sergio Romo
Tayler Rogers

Trevor May

 

But seriously, that's absolutely absurd to go 12 games and have 6 relievers that essentially haven't given up a run. Tyler Clippard has only allowed 1 run in 6 innings as well. That group of 7 relievers stats are as follows;

  • 34 1/3 IP
  • 2 ER (0.52 ERA)
  • 12 hits (3.2 hits/9)
  • 9 walks (2.4 walks/9)
  • 0.61 WHIP
  • 47 K's (12.4 K/9)

Now Smeltzer/Thorpe/Alcala/Littell/Thielbar have combined 21 runs, 31 hits, 14 walks in just 21 innings... so that's pretty bad lol... but theoretically if you can go 7 deep with Dobnak/Pineda/Hill or Maeda or Odorizzi as your long men essentially instead of that group (and Berrios/2 of Hill/Maeda/Odorizzi starting)... you're in pretty good shape.


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Posted 07 August 2020 - 07:14 AM

5 game sweep on the road. Unheard of. So thank goodness Rodgers blew the save and took a L yesterday.


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Posted 09 August 2020 - 05:51 AM

Twins record in games Buxton has homered: 0-3

Twins record in games Buxton has not homered: 10-2.
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Posted 13 August 2020 - 09:52 AM

This is breaking the rules of the title of this post a little bit as it combines numbers from the 2019 season... but they are definitely fun numbers... so maybe we can let it slide?:whacky028:

 

Byron Buxton's last 102 games which span parts of 2019 & 2020 look as follows:

 

  • .267 avg - .312 obp - .531 slg - .843 OPS
  • 31 2Bs - 4 3Bs -15 HRs - 50 XBHs
  • 56 RBIs - 57 runs - 15 SBs

 

Pro-rated to 162 games (you can then take these numbers are pro-rate them to whatever number of games you feel comfortable with because I know some folks don't like the per 162 game data manipulation)…

  • .312 OBP - .843 OPS
  • 50 2Bs - 6 3Bs - 24 HRs
  • 89 RBIs - 91 runs - 24 SBs 

 

Not bad for a gold glove CF who is hitting from the 9 spot! The other fun fact is that he has 50 XBHs compared to just 35 singles over the last 102 games... XBH MACHINE! The significance of a 102 game stretch with an .843 OPS while playing gold glove defense from the CF position is that is close to being "not a small sample size" especially when sustained for meaningful stretches over multiple seasons.

 

 

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Posted 17 August 2020 - 12:23 PM

Great thread because stays relevant. Two numbers have popped up recently. First one is the cumulative MLB batting average into last nights game(s). .241 What does that tell you about this supposed regular season? Second number is 20 as in 20 games in a row Indians have defeated the Tigers. I wonder if one Ron Gardenhire has something to do with that. No help for his prior victim whatsoever.

 

As an aside, is there any way to dispense with the September part of this joke of a regular season and get on with the playoffs which might actually be somewhat interesting?