Thursday, July 29, 2010

On Target: Home-road splits, individuals

This month's check on on Target Field is playing is a bit different. Rather than big-picture team stats home and away, I'm going to look at seven of the most frequent Twins hitters and how they're faring. I'll use OPS and home runs, and add comments as I deem appropriate. (The Twins have played 50 games at home, 52 on the road). Sample size is, of course, inadequate to make any final judgments.

Michael Cuddyer
Home: OPS .830, HR 5. Road: OPS .753, HR 5

Comments: He's been the most publicly unhappy with the hitting background at Target Field — particularly about the trees — but he's hitting better at Target Field, both for average and for extra bases.

Orlando Hudson
Home: .822, 2. Road: .670, 2

Huge difference there. He hasn't done much of anything at bat on the road.

Jason Kubel
Home: .788, 6. Road: .745, 6

Pretty even.

Joe Mauer
Home: .793, 0. Road: .882, 6

His on-base percentage is slightly higher at home, but the power is much higher on the road.

Justin Morneau
Home: .914, 4. Road: 1.205, 14

His slugging percentage on the road is .757. Wow.

Delmon Young
Home: .882, 4. Road: .943, 10

On-base percentage is almost identical home and away. The difference is completely in power, and particularly in homers (no triples anywhere, and one more double at home than on the road).


  1. this day in Twins history

    The Twins starting line-up 10 years ago today vs. Yankees RHP Roger Clemens: Jay Canizaro 2b, Cristian Guzman ss, Matt Lawton rf, Ron Coomer 1b, David Ortiz dh, Corey Koskie 3b, Torii Hunter cf, Jacque Jones lf, Chad Moeller c. Starting Pitcher, Eric Milton (9-6)

    Eric Fox blasts a dramatic 3-run HR in the top of the 9th off Rick Aguilera (1-5) to propel the A's past the Twins 5-4 at the Metrodome. Dennis Eckersley records his 33rd save with a perfect bottom of the 9th. The comeback win vaults the A's into a 1st place tie with the Twins (60-41), who fall despite recording 14 base hits off Dave Stewart and Jeff Parrott.

    Twins starting line-up vs A's LHP Curt Young: Dan Gladden lf, Al Newman 2b, Kirby Puckett cf, Gary Gaetti 3b, Brian Harper c, Kent Hrbek 1b, Junior Ortiz dh, Shane Mack lf, Greg Gagne ss. Starting Pitcher, David West (5-7)

    Geoff Zahn (10-12) scatters 10 hits in a 3-2 complete game win over the Yankees. Rob Wilfong has the game winning 2- RBI single after an intentional walk by Luis Tiant (6-5) to Ken Landreaux loads the bases in the bottom of the 8th.

  2. Ramos for a relief pitcher? What the swive is going on?