Minnesota Twins: Grading Each Aspect of Their Game this Season
This one may be the hardest to grade. The Twins have pitchers on the top portion of the MLB and also some very close to the bottom. You would think that this would even out their production as a whole, but not quite.
As a team, the Twins have a 4.21 ERA, ranking 17th in the MLB. They have given up 128 walks, ranking 7th in the MLB. They have earned 253 strikeouts, 2nd worst in the league. Finally, their opponents batting average is .243, coming in at 12th in the majors.
Ervin Santana has been a very bright spot for the Minnesota Twins thus far. After a 4-0 start to the season, he is now 6-2 with a 2.07 ERA. Jose Berrios has been a very nice addition to the team as well. In two starts he is 2-0 with a 0.59 ERA.
At the same time, Phil Hughes and Matt Belisle have struggled mightily. Hughes has an ERA of 5.23 and Belisle has an ERA of 8.36.
As you can see, the good for the Twins pitching is great, but the bad is horrendous. Some consistency would be nice, but with the improvements of Hector Santiago and the upcoming of Berrios, there is definitely hope for this pitching rotation.