Who was the Twins MVP During the Month of May?
The Minnesota Twins entered the month of May with a 10-12 record. They finish the month of May with a 30-19 record. For those that are mathematically challenged like myself, that means the Twins finished the month, with a 20-7 record. It’s the ninth time in franchise history that the Twins won 20 games in a month. They find themselves tied for first place in the AL Central with the Kansas City Royals.
The Twins had improved starting pitching and the offense averaged five runs per game this month. Who was the MVP? Who was the biggest disappointment?
MVP- Torii Hunter
Following a month in which he hit just .205, Hunter responded a big way in May. Hunter finished the month with six home runs and 25 RBIs. There were a number of players that could have been awarded the MVP. Brian Dozier hit seven home runs and is playing like the best second baseman in baseball. Ricky Nolasco won five games. Gibson won three games with a 1.36 earned run average. Glen Perkins recorded 13 saves. Instead, I give my vote to Hunter. Hunter’s veteran leadership has been good for this team and he’s come up with big hits with runners in scoring position.
Disappointment- Danny Santana
The Twins shortstop had a dreadful month. He hit .198 with 21 strikeouts. Santana is in danger of losing his job. He has committed ten errors on the season and if he continues to struggle at the plate he won’t be in the lineup for long.
Who do you think was the MVP for the Twins this month? Who was your biggest disappointment?
The Twins will look to stay hot as we enter the dog days of summer.