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Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros, at Target Field, August 30, 2015 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Start Time:
1:10ct (local), 2:10et
Venue:
Target Field
Series:
Game #3 of a 3-game series
Average Temp:
81° (based on last ten years)
Astros
Manager:
Game #:
131
On This Date:
30-18
Twins
Manager:
Game #:
131
On This Date:
41-54
Season Series
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 MIN  3  HOU  0     
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 HOU  4 @MIN  1     

Sun, Aug 30, 2015 HOU    @MIN  2:10pm
Fri, Sep 04, 2015 MIN    @HOU  8:10pm
Sat, Sep 05, 2015 MIN    @HOU  7:10pm
Sun, Sep 06, 2015 MIN    @HOU  2:10pm

                         All times ET
72-58, 1st, 4 up / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   45-21   Road:   27-37   ExtrInn: 8-6 
 vsRHP:  47-37   vsLHP:  25-21   1-Run:  19-21
 vsEast: 18-16   vsCntrl:12-16   vsWest: 28-23 IL:14-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Sat, Aug 29  @MIN  W   4-1       72-58  1st  4.0 up
129 Fri, Aug 28  @MIN  L   0-3       71-58  1st  4.0 up
128 Wed, Aug 26  @NYY  W   6-2       71-57  1st  5.5 up
127 Tue, Aug 25  @NYY  W  15-1       70-57  1st  4.5 up
126 Mon, Aug 24  @NYY  L   0-1       69-57  1st  3.5 up
125 Sun, Aug 23   LAD  W   3-2 (10)  69-56  1st  4.0 up
124 Sat, Aug 22   LAD  W   3-1       68-56  1st  4.0 up
123 Fri, Aug 21   LAD  W   3-0       67-56  1st  3.5 up
122 Thu, Aug 20   TBR  L   0-1       66-56  1st  2.5 up
121 Wed, Aug 19   TBR  W   3-2 (13)  66-55  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
66-63, 2nd, 14 GB, 5½ GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-25   Road:   27-38   ExtrInn: 5-6 
 vsRHP:  43-43   vsLHP:  23-20   1-Run:  19-18
 vsEast: 19-14   vsCntrl:26-25   vsWest: 13-12 IL: 8-12

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Sat, Aug 29   HOU  L   1-4       66-63  2nd 14.0 gb
128 Fri, Aug 28   HOU  W   3-0       66-62  2nd 13.0 gb
127 Thu, Aug 27  @TBR  L   4-5       65-62  2nd 13.0 gb
126 Wed, Aug 26  @TBR  W   5-3       65-61  2nd 12.0 gb
125 Tue, Aug 25  @TBR  W  11-7       64-61  2nd 13.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 23  @BAL  W   4-3 (12)  63-61  2nd 12.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 22  @BAL  W   3-2       62-61  2nd 12.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 21  @BAL  W   4-3       61-61  2nd 12.5 gb
121 Thu, Aug 20  @BAL  W  15-2       60-61  2nd 13.5 gb
120 Wed, Aug 19  @NYY  L   3-4       59-61  2nd 14.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 HOU  4 @MIN  1        W:Mike Fiers (7-9), L: Mike Pelfrey (6-8), S: Luke Gregerson (25)
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 MIN  3  HOU  0        W:Kyle Gibson (9-9), L: Scott Kazmir (7-9), S: Kevin Jepsen (9)

Wed, Aug 13, 2014 MIN  3 @HOU  1        W:Kyle Gibson (11-9), L: Brett Oberholtzer (4-8), S: Glen Perkins (30)
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 HOU 10  MIN  4        W:Collin McHugh (5-9), L: Yohan Pino (1-5), S: none
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 MIN  4 @HOU  2        W:Brian Duensing (3-2), L: Josh Fields (2-5), S: Glen Perkins (29)
Sun, Jun 08, 2014 HOU 14 @MIN  5        W:Darin Downs (1-0), L: Sam Deduno (2-4), S: none
Sat, Jun 07, 2014 MIN  8  HOU  0        W:Kyle Gibson (5-5), L: Scott Feldman (3-4), S: none
Fri, Jun 06, 2014 HOU  5 @MIN  4        W:Dallas Keuchel (7-3), L: Phil Hughes (6-2), S: Chad Qualls (7)
Wed, Sep 04, 2013 HOU  6  MIN  5        W:Erik Bedard (4-10), L: Brian Duensing (6-2), S: none
Tue, Sep 03, 2013 MIN  9 @HOU  6 (12)   W:Caleb Thielbar (3-2), L: Kevin Chapman (0-1), S: Josh Roenicke (1)
Season Series: 2015 - tied 1-1; 2014 - Tied 3-3; 2013 - MIN won 5-1; All-Time - MIN leads 20-14

SP: Lance McCullers (21, RHP, 5-4, 3.12)

2015 Gamelogs / 2015 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2015 (5-4) 83.2 73 32 29 28 87 4 3.12
Last 7 GS 2-2 37.1 41 17 17 12 35 3 4.10 52
2015-08-23 LAD ND 7.0 8 2 2 0 8 0 94 61
2015-08-03 @TEX L 0.1 7 6 6 1 1 1 43 13
2015-07-29 LAA W 7.0 5 1 1 0 5 0 99 68
2015-07-23 BOS ND 5.0 6 2 2 3 2 1 89 46
2015-07-12 @TBR L 6.0 4 4 4 3 10 0 93 55
2015-07-05 @BOS ND 5.0 7 1 1 3 3 0 101 49
2015-06-29 KCR W 7.0 4 1 1 2 6 1 102 69
Has never faced MIN as starter.

SP: Ervin Santana (32, RHP, 2-4, 6.05)

2015 Gamelogs / 2015 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2015 (2-4) 58.0 67 41 39 22 35 11 6.05
2014 (14-10) 196.0 193 90 86 63 179 16 3.95
2013 (9-10) 211.0 190 85 76 51 161 26 3.24
Last 7 GS 1-4 38.1 51 33 31 15 21 7 7.28 38
2015-08-25 @TBR ND 2.2 8 5 5 2 1 0 60 21
2015-08-19 @NYY L 7.2 7 4 4 2 6 2 108 53
2015-08-13 TEX ND 6.0 8 5 5 2 1 1 92 35
2015-08-08 @CLE L 2.1 10 8 8 2 1 0 71 4
2015-08-03 @TOR L 6.0 6 3 3 3 2 2 108 47
2015-07-29 PIT L 5.2 8 8 6 4 3 2 107 24
2015-07-23 @LAA W 8.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 91 81
Last 5 v.HOU 1-0 13.2 14 6 6 1 11 2 3.95 55
2013-06-08 HOU W 7.0 5 2 2 0 6 1 96 65
2007-06-20 HOU ND 6.2 9 4 4 1 5 1 118 44
Astros Batters (4.28 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.39 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Santana
G/S/vB
36.Boyer
G/S/vB
55.Cotts*
G/S/vB
52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
50.Fien
G/S/vB
49.Jepsen
G/S/vB
65.May
G/S/vB
61.O'Rourke*
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Altuve G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 4/1.000 3/.000 1/2.000 9/.762 1/2.000 ··· 4/.000 541/382 .309/.353/.419/.771 .941/.702 .667 109/.801 34/11 10/5
23.Carter G/S/vP 6/1.133 ··· 7/.286 11/1.073 4/.000 10/.522 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 402/243 .182/.294/.370/.663 .677/.654 .556 35/.507 1/2 17/7
16.Conger# G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 172/85 .218/.322/.435/.757 .541/.971 .596 29/.252 0/1 8/4
1.Correa G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 294/204 .278/.347/.510/.856 .936/.822 .786 90/.713 11/3 15/7
11.Gattis G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 487/323 .241/.277/.459/.736 .687/.761 .654 91/.739 0/1 22/1
30.Gomez G/S/vP 15/.933 5/1.400 1/3.000 3/.000 7/.715 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 422/332 .245/.305/.388/.692 .650/.703 .713 94/.504 13/8 10/6
9.Gonzalez# G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 4/.750 4/.250 1/2.000 4/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 305/192 .268/.304/.426/.730 .787/.698 .706 64/.707 4/3 9/7
8.Lowrie# G/S/vP 11/.582 ··· 7/.143 4/.833 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 5/2.100 166/124 .218/.325/.387/.713 1.076/.596 .813 80/.491 1/0 5/1
6.Marisnick G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 5/2.250 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 2/1.000 302/186 .231/.265/.367/.632 .553/.682 .745 40/.635 17/6 6/2
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP 12/.083 2/1.500 5/.000 2/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.650 383/283 .227/.298/.445/.742 .794/.724 .733 82/.687 2/1 17/3
12.Stassi G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
18.Valbuena* G/S/vP 9/.583 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 5/.933 ··· ··· 3/.666 430/309 .213/.298/.423/.720 .566/.781 .697 68/.842 1/0 22/5
IP 58.0 52.0 54.2 39.1 51.0 55.1 103.1 14.1 49.1 TOTAL .241/.307/.418/.725 .720/.727 .690 .655 98/38 174/63
ERA-K/9 6.05/5.4 2.77/4.5 3.13/8.9 4.35/4.8 3.18/4.9 2.44/7.6 3.92/8.4 5.02/12.0 2.55/8.4 4.15/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Conger (29-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 263/.286 213/.258 230/.233 165/.245 202/.237 229/.207 443/.277 61/.160 201/.238 .272  Rasmus
 Marisnick
 Gomez
 Gonzalez
 Conger
 Gattis
51/34/38/7
8/80/11/6
0/97/0/3
7/0/0/1
1/0/0/0
11/0/0/0
OPS .850 .720 .721 .706 .604 .572 .743 .520 .626 .748
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 137/.941 75/.467 97/.553 66/.813 86/.733 122/.687 235/.737 37/.500 53/.894 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 126/.755 138/.855 133/.845 99/.635 116/.510 107/.445 208/.749 24/.542 148/.531 .755
Home 81/1.084 105/.582 143/.785 79/.791 94/.597 111/.506 251/.745 27/.282 120/.745
Last 28d days 122/1.051 30/.646 55/.767 53/.637 61/.421 50/.349 47/.649 25/.703 30/.795
HR/SB/CS 11/5/0 5/3/4 10/7/0 3/3/0 5/4/1 4/3/2 9/8/2 1/1/0 6/1/0 136/68/18
Usage ····X··· X·oX···· X·X·X·X· Xo·X··X· o·X·X··o ·X·oo·oo ·o··X·Xo ········ ·o····X·
Twins Batters (4.32 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (3.53 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 43.McCullers
G/S/vB
44.Gregerson
G/S/vB
36.Harris
G/S/vB
37.Neshek
G/S/vB
38.Perez*
G/S/vB
50.Qualls
G/S/vB
29.Sipp*
G/S/vB
67.Velasquez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
25.Buxton G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 82/57 .205/.235/.269/.504 .327/.583 .371 43/.506 1/2 0/0
2.Dozier G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 5/.000 3/.000 ··· 562/395 .245/.315/.478/.793 .805/.788 .826 106/.618 10/4 26/6
5.Escobar# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/no AB 1/3.000 ··· 324/217 .254/.298/.428/.726 .693/.743 .681 77/.950 2/3 8/4
12.Herrmann* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 95/73 .172/.234/.322/.556 .234/.647 .637 23/.652 0/0 2/3
48.Hunter G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 4/.000 9/1.778 2/.000 5/.200 ··· 459/315 .232/.290/.401/.691 .708/.683 .626 73/.499 2/4 18/4
7.Mauer* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 5/.650 2/.000 20/1.600 ··· 524/361 .271/.336/.383/.719 .733/.713 .702 98/.751 1/1 8/4
9.Nunez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 171/113 .269/.306/.419/.725 .635/.771 .737 36/.688 5/4 3/3
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 508/354 .244/.302/.438/.739 .783/.721 .812 103/.621 2/1 18/9
21.Robinson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 182/103 .261/.313/.339/.652 .608/.686 .627 39/.830 6/1 0/1
20.Rosario* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 354/256 .271/.293/.445/.738 .691/.756 .934 94/.690 9/5 8/6
22.Sano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 202/144 .284/.391/.574/.965 .731/1.066 1.074 102/.998 1/1 12/0
8.Suzuki G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 388/261 .237/.292/.314/.607 .654/.584 .607 71/.694 0/0 4/1
IP 83.2 51.0 57.0 47.1 32.1 41.2 46.1 44.1 TOTAL .248/.302/.400/.702 .718/.695 .751 .710 56/36 122/69
ERA-K/9 3.12/9.4 2.82/8.3 1.42/9.0 3.04/8.9 3.06/11.4 3.67/8.2 2.14/9.7 3.65/9.5 3.29/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Herrmann (8-5-0)
 Suzuki (59-13-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 347/.233 200/.213 218/.157 181/.201 148/.240 166/.211 185/.202 179/.227 .236  Rosario
 Robinson
 Hunter
 Escobar
 Buxton
 Nunez
 Herrmann
60/4/31/13
49/15/10/5
0/0/97/4
34/0/1/4
0/20/0/2
3/0/0/1
0/0/2/0
OPS .657 .582 .479 .613 .667 .601 .596 .664 .659
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 182/.592 107/.587 101/.464 70/.681 75/.543 62/.501 90/.613 109/.661 .637
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 165/.731 93/.577 117/.493 111/.572 73/.800 104/.657 95/.579 70/.669 .676
Road 153/.743 78/.580 115/.438 84/.604 59/.631 73/.648 99/.665 74/.626
Last 28d days 35/1.124 43/.418 39/.420 31/.667 24/.756 36/.379 40/.529 10/.311
HR/SB/CS 4/2/1 5/3/0 5/6/0 6/0/1 2/2/0 5/7/2 5/1/2 3/4/2 101/69/23
Usage ······X· o·····oo o··o···o o··X···o ·····o·· ·X···oo· ···o··o· ····X·o·

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2015 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.