According to ELIAS

Santana gets back on track


Santana, Ervin 2016Ervin Santana
was charged with two earned runs in 7 1/3 innings to earn the victory in the Twins’ 7-4 win over the Yankees at Target Field yesterday. Santana was coming off perhaps the worst five-start stretch of his major-league career (0-5 with a 7.71 ERA). He had never before lost five consecutive starts while producing an ERA that high. Santana also snapped his personal eight-game losing streak against the Yankees, which spanned 11 starts since September 2008 and was the longest current losing streak against the Bombers for any major-league pitcher entering play on Sunday. That distinction now belongs to CC Sabathia, who has lost his last seven decisions against his current team (2001 to 2008).

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4 Responses to According to ELIAS

  1. Mariam says:

    Ironic about Sabathia! That’s a fun fact.

    • jjswol says:

      Hello Mariam, I agree, it made me laugh when I read it. It makes me wonder what former Twins pitchers have beaten or lost to the Twins the most frequently over their career.

    • jjswol says:

      The pitcher with the longest winning streak against the Twins is Mike Mussina with 10 wins, the longest losing streak against the Twins belongs to Gavin Floyd with 8. And here is another ironic fact for you Mariam, the longest losing streak of a former Twins pitcher against the Twins stands at 5 games, it belongs to none other than Bert Blyleven from April 21, 1990-September 18, 1992.

      • Mariam says:

        I remember the Mussina streak, being here in New York. What was surprising to me was that a co-worker, a security guard who was a bit of a stat-freak, just happened to know it at the time, as well.

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