Gameday Stats and Facts: September 21
Posted: Sept. 21, 2010 12:55 p.m. CT
The Twins are in unfamiliar territory with the possibility of clinching a playoff spot weeks before the season ends.
Down to the Wire
Twins last three playoff years
|2009||Won game 163|
|2008||Lost game 163|
|2006||Clinched ALC in game 162|
Last night, Danny Valencia continued his outstanding rookie season. Since he arrived in Minnesota in early June, no rookie has hit for a higher average.
First Year Phenoms
Top rookies since June 3 (minimum 250 PA)
|Danny Valencia, Minnesota||.335|
|Chris Johnson, Houston||.328|
|Buster Posey, San Francisco||.317|
|Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs||.309|
|John Jay, Saint Louis||.308|
Valencia also hit another home run. After failing to hit a home run all season in the minor leagues and in his first 27 big league games, he is suddenly hitting for power.
Valencia adds power to his game
|49 AAA Games||First 19 MLB Games||Last 54 MLB Games|
Scott Baker makes his return to the mound for the first time since Sept. 2. He has been the winningest Twins