Twins end 11-game skid....finally
September 22, 2011By Wally Langfellow of Minnesota Score
The Twins finished off their three game homestand with Seattle today beating the Mariners 4-3 at Target Field thanks to a 9th inning rally. Minnesota still needs 3 more wins to avoid a 100-loss season.
TWINS NOTES: -
∑ The Twins snapped their 11-game losing streak, winning for the first time since September 7 vs. Chicago (AL).
∑ Tosoni’s walk-off double marked the sixth walk-off win for the Twins this season…last was July 19 vs. Cleveland.
∑ Anthony Swarzak has posted seven quality starts in 10 total chances this season.
∑ Twins rookies have combined to bat .338 (66-for-195) with 13 doubles, two home runs and 20 rbi since September 14.
∑ Ben Revere (2-for-4) extended hitting streak to nine games, two short of his career-high…he is batting .425 (17-for-40) with seven stolen bases in that span.
∑ Drew Butera snapped an 0-for-21 with a fifth inning rbi-single…Twins catchers were 0-for-their-last-27 prior to that single…Butera’s previous hit came on September 2 at Los Angeles (AL) in the eighth inning.
∑ Rene Tosoni’s two doubles marked a career-high…he becomes the third Twins rookie this season with two doubles in a game (Benson and Plouffe also this month).
∑ Carl Pavano will start for the Twins tomorrow at Progressive Field…Pavano has both of the Twins wins this month: September 2 at Los Angeles (AL) and September 7 vs. Chicago (AL).
TARGET FIELD ATTENDANCE NOTES:
∑ Through 78 home dates in 2011, the Twins have now drawn a total of 3,062,544 for an average of 39,263 (99.4% of capacity).
∑ The 2011 season marks the second-consecutive season and third time in franchise history the Twins have drawn 3 Million-plus fans (1988 and 2010).
∑ In 2011 the Twins reached the 3 Million mark with their 77th home date (last night) – one date more than was required to reach the milestone in 2010 (76 dates)…the Twins surpassed the three Million mark on their 81st home date in 1988.
∑ The Twins become the 16th MLB franchise to have drawn 3 Million-or-more fans over the course of at least three seasons (Boston also with three).
∑ The Twins 3,062,544 attendance now ranks as the second-highest in club history, passing the 1988 total of 3,030,672…the All-Time mark is 3,223,640 in 2010.
∑ The Twins become the 10th MLB franchise to draw 3 Million-or-more fans in their club’s second season in their respective ballpark.
∑ Entering today, the Twins ranked fourth in MLB with an average Target Field attendance of 39,287.