first-half Numbers don’t lie


Record since June 21.

Stats to right are all through Thursday.


ERA of Twins starters; no other major league team is over 5.00.


Combined batting average of Twins outfielders.


Strikeouts by Twins pitchers; no other major league team is under 600.


Combined batting average of 3-4-5 hitters; opponents’ middle-order hitters are .298 vs. Twins.

Good at what?

1: Scott Diamond, expected to be the staff ace, has an ERA of 5.32 in 17 starts.

2: Rookie center fielder Aaron Hicks has struggled to get his batting average over .200.

3: Josh Willingham, currently on the DL, has been unable to come anywhere near his 2012 numbers.

4: Kevin Correia leads the Twins with 62 strikeouts. That ties him for 55th in the American League.