Minnesota Twins: 3 Reasons why Miguel Sanó will Finish Strong in 2020
By Gino Terrell
Reason No. 1: Sanó’s historic Minnesota Twins hitting streak
Last month, Sanó recorded a career best 10-game hitting streak from August 17 through August 26. Sanó was 15 for 36 at the plate, with nine doubles, two home runs and drawing six walks. His batting average rose from .140 to .247 and slugging percentage from .386 to .559.
In just that span of games, he recorded eight straight games with an extra base hit, a mark that tied Minnesota Twins’ legends Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva for the second longest streak in team history.
The hitting streak has definitely restored confidence in Sanó going forward as he has had an extra pep in his step ever since. His showboating in Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers offers a great example of this.
After hitting his 100th career home run, he flipped his bat before circling the bases. It wasn’t just a bat flip, in between innings he had a friendly exchange with opposing pitcher Joe Jiménez from dugout to dugout:
With Sanó’s confidence soaring beyond the lights at Target Field, this month may be his best performance yet in 2020. With the Twins sitting at third place in the AL Central they are only a game back from topping the division. Sanó is one of many Twins players who can get this team over the hump during this playoff push.