Ervin Santana
SP MIN
2 days ago

Santana will make his final scheduled start Wednesday against Kansas City, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Paul Molitor had given him the option to skip his final start to reduce his workload, but he plans to pitch as planned.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
4 days ago

The Twins will give Santana the option of skipping his final start of the season, which is scheduled for Wednesday in Kansas City, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports.

EDGE Analysis

His owners will need to pay close attention, as it's not a lock that he makes a start next week. Santana is at 176.1 innings on the season after throwing just 128.2 last season, so it's possible he is getting a little fatigued.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
5 days ago

Santana (7-11) gave up four runs -- two earned -- on five hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in Thursday's loss to Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

His control was off all day, as Santana threw two wild pitches in addition to those walks -- yet it took an error and a passed ball for the Tigers to score enough to beat the veteran righty. Santana's had a surprisingly effective season, rebounding from last year's 4.00 ERA with a 3.37 mark, and he'll finish 2016 off against the Royals next week.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 week ago

Santana allowed no runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nine over seven innings in a 3-2 loss against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets were unable to muster anything against Santana, who retired the first 10 hitters he faced and then allowed just two runners to second base, one of which came on a balk. The 33-year-old journeyman's pitching has been one of the few bright spots for the Twins this season, particularly his 2.82 ERA since the All-Star break. He is also striking out batters at a significantly higher rate, upping his K/9 ratio from 6.58 to 7.81. While the general consensus is that the Twins dramatically overpaid by giving him a four-year $55 million deal in 2015, outings like this give him both real-life and fantasy value.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 week ago

Santana allowed no runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nine over seven innings in a 3-2 loss against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets were unable to muster anything against Santana, who retired the first 10 hitters he faced and then allowed just two runners to second base, one of which came on a balk. The 33-year-old journeyman's pitching has been one of the few bright spots for the Twins this season, particularly his 2.82 ERA since the All-Star break. He is also striking out batters at a significantly higher rate, upping his K/9 ratio from 6.58 to 7.81. While the general consensus is that the Twins dramatically overpaid by giving him a four-year $55 million deal in 2015, outings like this give him both real-life and fantasy value.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Santana threw five innings of one-run ball Monday, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out four, but received no decision as the Tigers rallied late to win 4-2.

EDGE Analysis

Santana's lone blemish came right at the beginning, as Ian Kinsler led things off for the Tigers by driving a 3-1 fastball into the left field bleachers. Santana settled down after that, scattering a pair of hits and walks but lasting just five innings. Santana has now walked 12 batters in his last 22.2 innings, but has allowed just six hits over his last 11 innings. It's been a solid season overall for Santana, who now carries a 3.53 ERA and 1.23 WHIP to go along with his 7-10 record.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
3 weeks ago

Santana allowed three runs on three hits and three walks with six strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Santana has been shaky of late, having allowed at least nine baserunners in each of his last three starts. He has an ugly combined 16:10 K:BB with three home runs allowed in those three outings. Santana has watched his ERA jump from 3.33 to 3.58 in that span, and if he can't find a way to rein in his control, it's going to keep trending upwards.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
4 weeks ago

Santana (7-10) improbably held the White Sox to just two runs and picked up a win despite giving up 11 hits and two walks -- not to mention two wild pitches -- over five innings Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Incredibly, he did that without the Twins turning a single double play. It barely seems possible, but the veteran righty stranded the bases loaded on two occasions despite the parade of hits, which included two doubles and a homer. Incredibly, he's given up two or fewer earned runs in eight of his last nine starts, but Santana's low-whiff ways and occasional control issues make him a middling starter for fantasy purposes.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santana didn't factor into the decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday, giving up six earned runs on five hits and five walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty had been lights out over his last several starts, but ran into some trouble against the potent Blue Jays lineup. After escaping through the first four frames unscathed, Santana gave up an RBI double in the fourth to Michael Saunders and a two-run blast to Edwin Encarnacion in the sixth. He was also charged with three more runs off inherited runners after he exited in the seventh, making Saturday's outing the highest scoring against Santana since he gave up the same amount of earned runs against the Royals back on May 24. Saturday's end result also marked the end of a six-quality start streak for Santana, who'll try to right the ship against the White Sox next Thursday.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santana (6-10) allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out 10 over seven innings to take the loss Sunday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Santana has now held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in 10 of his last 11 starts to lower his ERA from 5.10 to 3.39 on the year. He currently has his second-best ERA of his 12-year career. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Blue Jays.