STATiSTICALLY SPEAKING

Nik Turley’s first three starts were a disappointment, but some good Twins pitchers have started poorly, too. The worst ERAs by Twins pitchers in their first three career starts:

17.47 — Pete Filson, 1982

16.39 — Nik Turley, 2017

14.04 — Travis Miller, 1996

13.50 — LaTroy Hawkins, 1995

12.83 — Dan Perkins, 1999

10.54 — Logan Darnell, 2014

10.50 — Johan Santana, 2000

10.29 — Carlos Pulido, 1994

10.13 — Mike Dyer, 1989

9.49 — Paul Abbott, 1990

Remember when Fenway Park and Coors Field were the well-known homer havens? These days, the Twins play in one of the more notable homer-happy parks. Most home runs per game in 2017, by stadium (through Thursday):

3.32 — Yankee Stadium (113 HRs, 34 games)

3.03 — Great American Ballpark (112, 37)

3.00 — Target Field (123, 41)

2.95 — Globe Life Park (115, 39)

2.94 — Chase Field (103, 35)

2.91 — Citizens Bank Park (99, 34)

2.88 — Nationals Park (92, 32)

2.87 — Camden Yards (109, 38)