Indians-Twins Series: Opposing Starting Pitcher Scouting Reports

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins will open up a three-game series at Progressive Field on Monday.

Despite Minnesota’s last-place standing in the American League Central, the Tribe has struggled against the Twins this season, losing eight of the 13 matchups in 2016.

The Twins, however, enter this week’s series riding a 10-game losing streak, and the Indians desperately could use a strong showing at home following a 2-5 road trip to maintain their 4.5 game lead in the AL Central.

Cleveland will face three left-handed starting pitchers in the upcoming series.

MONDAY’S STARTER

Hector Santiago – Left-Handed Pitcher

• 2016 Stats: 10-8, 5.16 ERA, 5.35 FIP, 139.2 IP, 8.0 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, .251 BAA, 1.40 WHIP

• Last 4 starts: 0-4, 10.89 ERA, 19 IP, 12 K, 3 BB, 7 HR

• Pitch usage: Four-seam FB (60.29% – 92.3 MPH), Cutter (4.14% – 87.17 MPH), Curve (6.29% – 75.61 MPH), Slider (6.13% – 82.02 MPH), Changeup (23.14% – 83.37 MPH)

• vs. Indians in 2016: 2 starts, 6.1 IP, 9 ER, 12.79 ERA, 6 K, 3 BB

TUESDAY’S STARTER

Andrew Albers – Left-Handed Pitcher

• 2016 Stats: 0-0, 4.32 ERA, 5.19 FIP, 8.1 IP, 6.5 K/9, 1.1 BB/9, .316 BAA, 1.56 WHIP

• Last 2 starts: 0-0, 4.32 ERA, 5.19 FIP, 8.1 IP, 6.5 K/9, 1.1 BB/9, .316 BAA, 1.56 WHIP

• Pitch usage: Four-seam FB (31.6% – 88.07 MPH), Sinker (36.96% – 87.60 MPH), Curve (5.07% – 68.52 MPH), Slider (24.64% – 77.68 MPH), Change (2.17% – 76.92 MPH)

• vs. Indians in 2016: N/A

WEDNESDAY’S STARTER

Pat Dean – Left-handed Pitcher

• 2016 Stats: 1-4, 6.24 ERA, 4.97 FIP, 49 IP, 7.0 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 1.59 WHIP, .313 BAA

• Last start: 3 IP, 6 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR

• Pitch usage: Four-seam FB (50.95% – 90.14 MPH), Sinker (7.24% – 89.38 MPH), Cutter (23.28% – 85.46 MPH), Curve (7.84% – 76.95 MPH), Slider (2.26% – 87.16 MPH), Changeup (8.43% – 84.86 MPH)

• vs. Indians in 2016: N/A

More from T.J. Zuppe | 92.3 The Fan
Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Cleveland

Text & Win $1,000
92.3 The Fan Tailgate

Listen Live