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MIN 18, SEA 4: Sharks Eating Mariners – Minnesota Twins – Articles – Website

Back in 2006, Ozzie Guillen compared the twins to Piranhas because of his ability to relentlessly small ball one team to death. This 2019 Twins series is more like a frenzy of sharks with its row-shaped teeth and incredibly powerful jaws. This line smelled of blood in the water and devoured Seattle's pitching staff tonight. Image courtesy of © Jennifer Buchanan-USA Today Sport Box ScoreBerrios : 4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 66.7% strikes (70 of 105 places)Home Runs : Cron 2 ( 1 2), Buxton (4), Sano (1), Schoop 2 (8)Multi-Hit Games : Schoop (3-for-5, 2 HR), Gonzalez (3-for-5, 2B ), Rosario 3-for-6), Cron 3-for-6, 2B, 2 HR), Buxton (2-for-4, HR)WPA of +0.1 : Buxton .194, Cron .144 [19659003] WPA of -0.1 : None(diagram via FanGraphs) I have run out of superlatives, so let's cut the fluff and get right digits. Twins won their fifth straight match and is 30-15. They made more 18 races. They beat six more home runs. No team in baseball has done more or beat more homeruns than the twins. This is reality, right? I'm not dreaming, am I? Someone pinches me. At this time, one does not have to be sweet about trying to analyze the Twins season so far. Just look at the stands. Just look at the leaderboards. I don't really even know what to say right now. This team is crazy. They paint Seattle to dust so far this series and pass them 36-11 through three…

Back in 2006, Ozzie Guillen compared the twins to Piranhas because of his ability to relentlessly small ball one team to death. This 2019 Twins series is more like a frenzy of sharks with its row-shaped teeth and incredibly powerful jaws. This line smelled of blood in the water and devoured Seattle’s pitching staff tonight.

Image courtesy of © Jennifer Buchanan-USA Today Sport

Box Score
Berrios : 4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 66.7% strikes (70 of 105 places)
Home Runs : Cron 2 ( 1

2), Buxton (4), Sano (1), Schoop 2 (8)
Multi-Hit Games : Schoop (3-for-5, 2 HR), Gonzalez (3-for-5, 2B ), Rosario 3-for-6), Cron 3-for-6, 2B, 2 HR), Buxton (2-for-4, HR)
WPA of +0.1 : Buxton .194, Cron .144 [19659003] WPA of -0.1 : None
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(diagram via FanGraphs)

I have run out of superlatives, so let’s cut the fluff and get right digits. Twins won their fifth straight match and is 30-15. They made more 18 races. They beat six more home runs. No team in baseball has done more or beat more homeruns than the twins.

This is reality, right? I’m not dreaming, am I? Someone pinches me.

At this time, one does not have to be sweet about trying to analyze the Twins season so far. Just look at the stands. Just look at the leaderboards.

I don’t really even know what to say right now. This team is crazy. They paint Seattle to dust so far this series and pass them 36-11 through three games. They have done all of this without Nelson Cruz or Mitch Garver.

C. J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop met two home teams, Byron Buxton hit a big slam and Miguel Sano hit his first homer of the season. The sharks were combined for 19 hits, of which 10 went to extra bases. They also went 6-in-13 with runners in scoring position and pulled six walks.

Although it was a 15-0 leader, Jose Berrios hit this start tonight. Berrios was removed from this game after recording four runs in the fifth inning. He only went 4 2/3 innings, and it took him 105 places to get that far. But Berrios still threw a lot of strike, didn’t go a batter and just gave an extra base flag.

Of the 16 balls in play, the marines beat Berrios away, eight went to meet. I would not expect a .500 BABIP to be sustainable. It was a weird start. Jose also had a close exact split between all four of his places. He threw 28 two seamers, 27 curveballs, 26 four seamers and 24 changeups, per Baseball Savant . It is the most changes he was cast at the beginning of this year.

Luis Arraez made his Major League debut. He took over at shortstop, moved over to the second base where he made a fine dive stop and went 1-on-2 with a double on the plate. Here is a link to a spotlight I made on him yesterday on the website that contains some video.

Austin Adams made his Twins debut and first MLB appearance since 2016. He topped 97.5 mph and his sliders hit 89.5 mph. If you wondered why Derek Falvey likes this guy, where you go. Adams gave up a hit and knocked out four battles in two pointless innings.

Postgame with Buxton and Sano

Bullpen Usage
Here’s a quick look at the number of places thrown by the bullpen in the past five days:
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Sun at SEA, 3:10 PM CT (Gibson-Kikuchi)
Monday at LAA, 09:07 CT (TBD)
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