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Friday, May 24, 2019

MLB roundup: Twins hammer eight HRs in rout

The Minnesota Twins slammed eight home runs, including two each by Miguel Sano and Jonathan Schoop, on their way to a 16-7 rout over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday afternoon in Anaheim, Calif., completing a three-game sweep.

The game was originally scheduled to be played Wednesday, but a rainstorm made the field conditions unplayable. The wait was worth it for the Twins, whose eight home runs tied a single-game club record. It also tied an Angels record for most home runs allowed in a game.

The Twins have scored a major league-high 289 runs this season, and they battered Angels pitching Thursday for 17 hits and six walks. Former Angel C.J. Cron had five hits, including a home run and two doubles.

Besides Sano, Schoop and Cron, Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario also homered.

 

QLE Posted: May 24, 2019 at 07:29 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels, home run derby, twins

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   1. John DiFool2 Posted: May 24, 2019 at 09:09 AM (#5845278)
This is not Joe Mauer's Twins. Or even Rod Carew's...
   2. Davo Posted: May 24, 2019 at 10:08 AM (#5845293)
Their team slugging percentage is .516!!! They’re averaging 2 homers a game!!!
   3. DL from MN Posted: May 24, 2019 at 10:19 AM (#5845295)
Jorge Polanco has been awesome this season. The extension he signed in the offseason (5 years $25M with two ~$11M club options) is looking ridiculously team friendly.
   4. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: May 24, 2019 at 10:24 AM (#5845296)
49 games into the season the Indians are 8 games back. They may have blundered in their offseason dealings, or lack thereof.
   5. Rally Posted: May 24, 2019 at 10:43 AM (#5845307)
This is not Joe Mauer's Twins. Or even Rod Carew's...


Killebrew would be proud of it
   6. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: May 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM (#5845322)
Twins season record for homers in 225 in 1963 per mlb.com. Twins on pace to crush that easily
   7. Davo Posted: May 24, 2019 at 11:21 AM (#5845341)
   8. DavidFoss Posted: May 24, 2019 at 12:09 PM (#5845379)
Twins season record for homers in 225 in 1963 per mlb.com. Twins on pace to crush that easily

That was the #2 all-time total for many years back when the 1961 Yankees had the team record. It was tied by the Tigers in 1987 and then starting in 1996 teams started passing that mark left and right. The 1963 Twins are now tied for 48th.
   9. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 24, 2019 at 12:17 PM (#5845383)
Historical footnote: The 1963 Twins finished 13 GB and in third place, with an OPS+ of a good but hardly great 108. I think this year's team might do a bit better than that, even though they've yet to be really tested.
   10. Rally Posted: May 24, 2019 at 01:30 PM (#5845419)
Seems like the way things are going, soon 225 homers would only be 31st best in MLB. That is if the Marlins ever get with the program.
   11. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: May 24, 2019 at 02:01 PM (#5845427)
225 would be tied for 12th the rate things are going this year. At the moment, three teams are on pace to break the Yankees single-season home run record of 267, set all the way back in 2018:

Tm      G    HR   Pace
MIN    49    98    324
SEA    52    93    290
HOU    51    90    286
NYY    49    80    264
TEX    47    76    262
MIL    51    81    257
CHC    48    74    250
LAD    50    77    249
BOS    50    71    230
OAK    51    72    229
ATL    51    71    226
CIN    49    68    225
ARI    50    69    224
SDP    50    69    224
LAA    49    65    215
LgAvg  49    65    215
TBR    47    62    214
COL    48    61    206
STL    49    62    205
WSN    50    63    204
CHW    49    59    195
BAL    50    59    191
NYM    49    56    185
PHI    50    55    178
TOR    50    55    178
CLE    49    51    169
KCR    49    50    165
PIT    47    47    162
SFG    49    47    155
DET    48    37    125
MIA    47    32    110 


Six teams have hit 250+ home runs. At this pace, 7 will do it in 2019.

EDIT: "LAA" apparently stands for "League Average Angels".
   12. aberg Posted: May 24, 2019 at 05:35 PM (#5845496)
Twins season record for homers in 225 in 1963 per mlb.com. Twins on pace to crush that easily


Agreed, but I don't think anyone expected that they could fall this far behind this early while still being above .500.
   13. Davo Posted: May 24, 2019 at 05:42 PM (#5845499)
2019 El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres AAA team)

Um look at those numbers. 109 homers in 47 games! .301/.368/.557!!!
   14. puck Posted: May 24, 2019 at 08:26 PM (#5845517)
I've been wondering what is going on with the Twins. Polanco, the hitting in general, the pitching in general, they're all going crazy this year.
   15. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 25, 2019 at 10:38 AM (#5845575)
Funny that this year's Target Field park factors are 90 for hitters and 87 for pitchers. I wonder what Joe Mauer thinks about that.
   16. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: May 25, 2019 at 10:40 AM (#5845576)

Six teams have hit 250+ home runs. At this pace, 7 will do it in 2019.


That's too many HR's.

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