Minnesota Twins Extend Home-run Streak to 16 Games
After the Byron Buxton homer on Tuesday night, the Minnesota Twins have now extended their home-run streak to 16 games, tying the franchise record.
The Colorado Rockies visited Target Field to take on the Minnesota Twins in the first of a three game series on Tuesday night. While the result isn’t what the Twins had hoped for, some good did come out of the game.
With a 4th inning home-run by Byron Buxton, the Twins have now homered in 16 straight games. This ties their franchise record for most consecutive games with a home-run, set back in 1979.
The MLB record for most consecutive games with a home-run is 27, set by the 2002 Texas Rangers. Minnesota will try to set their franchise record tonight against Colorado Rockies’ pitcher German Marquez.
The Minnesota Twins have been streaky offensively so far this season, but have showed consistent power. This is easy to see when you look at the home-run streak they possess. Let’s take a look at who all has homered during this streak:
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Miguel Sano – 5
Kennys Vargas – 4
Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar – 3
Byron Buxton, Joe Mauer – 2
Jason Castro, Danny Santana, Eddie Rosario, Robbie Grossman, Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco – 1
Furthermore, there have been 25 home-runs in 16 games by 12 different players. Obviously, it’s been a very impressive streak for the Twins and they hope to continue it in game 2 against Colorado.
Nobody has been doubting the power of Minnesota’s bats as of late, but they need this to continue. Their bats have been fairly inconsistent considering they are on this incredible streak, but still rank 21st in the MLB in home-runs and 19th in slugging percentage.
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In conclusion, consistency has been the main issue for the Minnesota Twins this season. With a real chance of contending for a playoff spot, the Twins hope to keep the powerful bats rolling and continue to put runs on the board.