STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

Joe Mauer had reached base in all 24 Twins games this season. While he’s a long way from his personal (and franchise) record — 43 consecutive games reaching base, set last year — he is approaching the record for longest streak at the start of a season. Here are the Twins’ longest ever: 33: Kent Hrbek, 1982; 27: Jacque Jones, 2005; 24: Mauer, 2016; 23: Chuck Knoblauch, 1997; and Tom Brunansky, 1985

 

Brian Dozier is hitting only .200 for the season, but he’s at his best when facing hard-throwing pitchers. His nine hits this season against fastballs timed at 93 mph or better are the most in the major leagues, through Friday.

 

Twins vs. 93-mph-plus fastballs, 2016

Player Pitches Put in play Hits

Dozier 112 18 9

Sano 92 16 7

Escobar 68 16 6

Mauer 106 14 5

Suzuki 50 12* 3

Park 60 10 1

Nunez 62 9 4

Plouffe 34 5 2

Rosario 33 5 2

Buxton 48 5 1

Murphy 24 4 1

Arcia 54 3 1

Santana 20 3 1

Kepler 9 2 0

Polanco 13 1 0

 

* — includes one sacrifice fly Source: MLB pitchf/x data