Minnesota Twins: We’re Going Streaking!

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 1: Byron Buxton
KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 1: Byron Buxton /

Minnesota Twins players in the major or minor leagues have been enjoying impressive streaks recently, many of them going unnoticed!

The Minnesota Twins have a current team streak of 6 straight games with a home run, and that’s received some notice, as has the recent 4-game home run streak of Jorge Polanco, but let’s take a look at some other impressive streaks going on in the game.

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Joe Mauer has reached base (including reaching on error) in 9 straight games. Brian Dozier has achieved 10 games.

Byron Buxton has gone 68 games since he was last caught stealing. In fact, that was his only caught stealing of the season. While he’s got a ways to go to reach Vince Coleman‘s 50 steals between being caught stealing, he has been successful 17 times in those 68 games without being caught.

Alan Busenitz has been nails lately. He’s not allowed a run in 7 straight appearances, not allowed a hit in 5 straight, and not allowed a walk in 4 straight.

Matt Belisle has not walked a hitter in 8 straight appearances.

Ervin Santana has good and bad streaks going. He’s struck out at least 3 hitters in 14 straight starts. He’s also had at least one run allowed in 10 straight starts and allowed a walk in 5 straight starts.

Bartolo Colon also has the same good and bad sides with 6 straight starts completing 5 innings, but he’s also allowed 3 home runs in 2 straight starts.

On a not-so-pleasant note, Miguel Sano, before he went on the disabled list, had a streak of 11 games with at least one strikeout.

Jose Berrios opened the season with 9 straight starts with 4 runs or less allowed. Since then, however, he’s made 10 starts and allowed more than 4 runs in half of his 10 starts.

Tyler Duffey on Monday allowed his first earned run of August, but more than that, he allowed his first walk in 12 appearances.

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Minor leagues

With Rochester, Alex Wimmers has had 6 straight scoreless appearances, the last 3 of which he’s struck out multiple hitters.

Aaron Slegers has walked 2 or less in 10 straight starts between Rochester and his spot start in the big leagues.

Felix Jorge has not allowed a home run in 10 straight starts for Chattanooga and Rochester.

Luke Bard has been dominant this season, as evidenced by 20 straight appearances between Chattanooga and Rochester with at least one strikeout for the reliever.

Nick Anderson has not allowed a run in his last 9 appearances with Chattanooga.

Zack Littell has pitched in 22 games since he last lost. He’s also recorded 16 wins since he last recorded a loss. Littell has also pitched into the 6th inning in every one of his starts since the Twins acquired him from the Yankees.

On the negative side for Chattanooga, Fernando Romero has allowed 6 runs in 3 straight starts.

Chattanooga’s Alex Perez has taken a walk in 6 straight games.

Alex Robinson, like fellow reliever Bard, has recorded a strikeout in 20 straight games for Cedar Rapids and Fort Myers.

Mitchell Kranson and Chris Paul each have a 12-game on base streak for Fort Myers. Paul actually had a 5-game streak before the game where he was injured early this season.

Brent Rooker has been beastly for Fort Myers recently with a 7-game hit streak and 13-game on base streak. During that hit streak 5 of the games were multi-hit games, and 6 of them featured an extra base hit.

Before he was hurt, Lean Marrero had an 8-game on base streak going for Cedar Rapids.

With Elizabethton, Jared Finkel has not walked a batter in 5 straight appearances, and 10 of his last 11.

Jovani Moran has gone three straight relief appearances throwing multiple innings and striking out 5 hitters.

Bailey Ober has 4 straight starts with 5 or more strikeouts as a starter with Elizabethton.

The Elizabethton offense has had some on base streaks go quite long recently. Kolton Kendrick recently snapped an 11-game streak on 8/24, Rainis Silva has an active 10-game on base streak, and Andrew Cosgrove has run his streak up to 8 games.

Wander Javier is getting hits to get on base, and he’s done that now in 9 straight games.

Andrew Bechtold has proven to be a tremendous selection for the Twins, and he recently snapped an 8-game streak where he’d walked in every game on Thursday, and he’s had an RBI in 4 straight games.

Blayne Enlow has shown why he was a highly desired pick when the Twins drafted him for an over-slot deal in the draft. He’s struck out 4 hitters in 3 straight appearances, and he’s had 3 or more strikeouts in all 5 of his appearances on the season.

Derek Molina got a late start, but he’s making up for it, having struck out a batter in all 9 of his appearances for the Gulf Coast League team.

Colton Burns has struggled through injuries this year, but when he’s been on the field, he’s working with a 14-game on base streak.

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The Twins DSL team finished their season today, and three pitchers finished with impressive streaks to end the season, going into the playoffs.

Michael Montero was the staff ace, and he finished with 9 straight starts with 4 strikeouts or more.

Cristian Castro finished the year with a strikeout in his last 16 appearances in the DSL.

Frandy Torres finished the season with 10 straight appearances without allowing an earned run.