1 Christian Bergman, pitching in an away game. At home he has a 2-1 record with a 1.64 ERA, an has averaged a little over 6 innings per outing. Meanwhile, on the road he has an inverse record, 7.31 ERA, and has average around 5 innings per start. These numbers do not factor in tonight’s mess.
1 home run by Jarrod Dyson, amped up about his new workout routine and ready to show off the results with a career high three home runs this season.
3 Home runs hit by Eddie Rosario tonight, while hitting in the nine spot, which makes him just the 5th player in history to have that honor.
4 Mariners relievers who combined to give up 11 runs tonight.
38 Years of patience and determination to culminate in Carlos Ruiz’s major league pitching debut, and this majesty:
Carlos Ruiz strikes out Kennys Vargas! pic.twitter.com/4SBX6WR9M5— Ryan Gilbert (@RGilbertSOP) June 14, 2017
Chooch has now given up as many home runs as he has hit this season, and also became the first person in MLB history to catch 4 no-hitters and strike out a hitter.
14 Mariners hits, which sounds pretty good until you realize that they went 5 for 19 with runners in scoring position.
28 Twins hits, which broke records for most hits at Target Field, and most hits allowed by the Ms in franchise history. This was also the most hits by a team in a single game since the Texas Rangers hit 29 back in 2007.
2 Offensive substitution, made in the eighth inning when Brian Dozier was subbed out for Ehire Adrianza, and Chris Gimenez came in for Joe Mauer. In a blowout this big, it baffles me that nearly all of the regular starters stayed in for both teams.
1 Requested replay, made by Twins’ manager Paul Molitor to determine if the initially-ruled double was actually a home run. At this point the score was 20-6.
3 Runs that the Mariners led by up until the bottom of the second inning.
0 Walks taken by the uncontrollably zoned Mariners
10 Collective strikeouts within a combined 90 plate appearances for both teams.
73 Combined runs scored in the five Twins vs Mariners games of 2017. That averages out to 14.6 collective runs allowed per game.