Swol: The Twins and their strikeouts, a look back

From SABR member John Swol at Twins Trivia on April 13, 2016:

Our Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves both stand at 0-7 and the race is on to see who can win a game first. It is tough when you have just played seven games into a new season and find yourself five games out of the division lead. Nevertheless, Paul Molitor’s gang will try again tonight.

The Twins might have to consider changing their name to the Minnesota Flailers. Joe Mauer is hitting .375 and Eduardo Escobar is hitting .370 but the rest of the lineup is hitting between .125 and .192 with a combined team OBP of .290. Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Byung-ho Park have each struck out in 50% of their plate appearances.

OH! but the strikeouts. Needless to say, the team is on a record pace and after seven games, admittedly a small sample size, they have struck out once every 3.29 PAs and 11.29 times per game. It is hard to miss the ball that often.

Read the full article here: http://twinstrivia.com/2016/04/13/the-twins-and-their-strikeouts-a-look-back/

Originally published: April 14, 2016. Last Updated: April 14, 2016.