One of the saddest stats we can recall in recent Twins history is the one offered up by Phil Miller the other night: Justin Verlander struck out 8 Twins hitters in the first three innings of Monday's game. No Twins pitcher has struck out 8 hitters in a GAME this season.
Once the sting wore off, we wondered when the last time a Twins pitcher actually fanned a relatively modest 8 batters was. Turns out it was Sam Deduno on Aug. 29. 2012. Here is the box score. Drink it in: