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Friday, August 30, 2019

Twins break MLB record for home runs on road

CHICAGO—The Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs on the road in a season, hitting three in Thursday’s 10-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox to lift their total to 141 away from home.

Jake Cave went deep twice, including a leadoff shot in the third against Dylan Cease that gave Minnesota 139 homers on the road, eclipsing the previous mark of 138 set by San Francisco in 2001.

C.J. Cron, the Twins’ next batter, followed with a drive to center to give Minnesota back-to-back homers in the third.

Cave added a shot in the seventh for his second career multihomer game, increasing the Twins’ overall total to 261, which leads the majors and already is the third most in a season in MLB history. The record for homers in a season (267) was set last year by the New York Yankees. The 1997 Seattle Mariners hit 264.

Exhibit #413 involving the excesses of the home run spike this season, ladies and gentlemen.


QLE Posted: August 30, 2019 at 05:04 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Darren Posted: August 30, 2019 at 10:16 AM (#5875535)
I feel like Homer Simpson in hell: "You like home runs? How about all the home runs in the world?"
   2. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 30, 2019 at 10:20 AM (#5875541)
Still a month left to pad their record!
   3. DL from MN Posted: August 30, 2019 at 10:40 AM (#5875555)
I feel like this record will last all of one season, assuming the Yankees don't beat it this year.
   4. John DiFool2 Posted: August 30, 2019 at 10:51 AM (#5875561)
I don't understand it. Babe Ruth went mad in fifteen minutes...
   5. Itchy Row Posted: August 30, 2019 at 10:57 AM (#5875565)
They're leading in home HRs too, but they would need 33 in their last 13 home games to tie the record. They do have three home games left against the White Sox (MIN has 37 HR in 16 games against CWS overall) but none against the Orioles (23 HR in 6 games.)
   6. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 30, 2019 at 10:59 AM (#5875567)
Jake Cave went deep twice

Never heard of him until now, but that's a great name.
   7. TomH Posted: August 30, 2019 at 11:26 AM (#5875583)
This year, more home runs have been hit by ROAD teams than HOME teams.

I thought that was odd, but it has happened in 2 of the past 4 seasons. One reason: road teams get more AB (bottom of 9th thing), so their raw totals are inflated. If you had asked me yesterday, I would have guessed that home teams still hit many more dingers, and I would have been wrong.
   8. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: August 30, 2019 at 11:28 AM (#5875588)
Until now every time I've heard the news "Jake Cave" I've processed it as "Jake Lamb". Apparently Jake Cave is a separate guy and he's on the Twins.

Also, too many home runs yada yada yada.
   9. drdr Posted: August 31, 2019 at 09:45 AM (#5875881)
Jake Cave is former Yankees prospect. He was selected in rule 5 draft and returned by CIN. Never got a chance in Yankee outfield. He was considered, from what I can remember, a weak 4th OF - not enough D for CF, not enough power for corners. He was traded to MIN in a minor trade to clear 40-men roster spot. Of course, with this ball, everybody is HR hitter.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 31, 2019 at 12:45 PM (#5875911)

Never heard of him until now,

He has more career HR than Larry Bowa, Otis Nixon, and Juan Pierre.
   11. QLE Posted: September 01, 2019 at 03:38 AM (#5876069)
   12. Rally Posted: September 01, 2019 at 08:53 AM (#5876073)
Did it just before September started. Next milestone will be 300 team homers.

It won’t take the full month, they probably get it by 9-15. My guess on the new record once the season ends is 325.
   13. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 01, 2019 at 12:01 PM (#5876088)
While the Twins were breaking the Yankees record for home runs in a season, the Yankees just hit 74 home runs in August to shatter the old record of "only" 58. At the rate they're going, it wouldn't shock anyone to see them wind up overtaking the Twins for the new season record. Right now they're only 14 behind, whereas not that long ago they trailed the Twins by over 30.
   14. DavidFoss Posted: September 01, 2019 at 12:16 PM (#5876090)
The Twins have two more games remaining than the Yankees do and have been very consistent (50+ each month) and are not slowing down (59 in August). But of course if the Yankees hit 74 HR in September, they’ll be tough to beat.
   15. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 02, 2019 at 12:06 AM (#5876246)
Honestly though, before the season started, who here had "Twins" as the answer to, "which team looks to shatter the season record for home runs?"

All I hear are crickets......

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