Ervin Santana
SP MIN
3 days ago

Santana (3-9) allowed two runs on seven hits with five strikeouts in a complete game Tuesday but still took the loss Tuesday against Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Santana now has two complete games and four quality starts in his last five outings as he is starting to round into form. He owned a 5.10 ERA after allowing five runs in five innings to the Angels on June 14. In six outings since then, he has allowed just 11 runs in 49 innings, good for a brilliant 2.02 ERA. The key has been keeping the ball in the yard -- opponents have managed just two home runs off Santana overt those six starts.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 week ago

Santana allowed one run on six hits, struck out two and walked one over seven innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The only blemish on his afternoon was a solo homer allowed to Ian Kinsler to lead off the game. After that, he retired 15 of the next 16 batters. This was the fifth time in his last six starts that Santana allowed fewer than three runs, but he only has two wins during that span. He is 3-8 with a 3.93 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 105.1 innings. He'll go for another win on Tuesday against the Braves.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 week ago

Santana (wrist) is listed in the lineup as the Twins' starting pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santana was struck by a line drive during his last start Friday, but the issue was never considered overly serious, and he's not expected to be limited Wednesday. The right-hander lasted 5.1 innings last time out, allowing six hits and three earned runs while striking out five.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Santana's left wrist was "a little swollen" after he was struck by a line drive in Friday's start, but he believes he will be fine moving forward, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santana was removed from Friday's game after being struck, but he may have been coming out anyway after giving up three straight singles and allowing the Indians to seize the lead in the sixth inning. While Santana is optimistic about making his next start Wednesday, his status will be in question until he is cleared to take the mound.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Santana (3-8) allowed four runs, three of which were earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out five over 5.1 innings to take the loss Friday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Santana gave up a pair of runs in both the fourth and sixth innings while the Twins' offense was unable to give him much support, leading to his eighth loss of 2016. This was the first time in five starts that he's failed to hold an opponent to two or fewer earned runs, and his ERA is now at 4.12. He'll make his next start Wednesday at the Tigers.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
3 weeks ago

Santana (3-7) struck out 10 while spinning a two-hit shutout Wednesday against Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Santana was perfect until giving up a two-out double to Billy Butler in the fifth inning. He also allowed a single to Stephen Vogt to open the eighth, but he promptly got Butler to ground into a double play. It was Santana's eighth shutout of his career, and his first since June 16, 2012, while with the Angels. He faced one batter over the minimum, and needed exactly 100 pitches to get the shutout. Santana, who has been subject to trade rumors of late, has been heating up recently, as he is 2-0 with a 1.63 ERA over his past four starts.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
4 weeks ago

Santana (2-7) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five over 6.1 innings, but received no decision Friday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Santana was locked up in a 0-0 game until giving up a pair of runs in the seventh inning, but the offense picked him up by scoring twice in the bottom of the frame to take him off the hook for a potential loss. After a rough start to the season, he's now held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in each of his last three starts to lower his ERA to 4.50. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Athletics.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santana didn't factor into the decision Saturday versus the Yankees, surrendering six hits, an earned run and two walks over five innings. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old righty put together a second consecutive solid start, pitching well in what can be a tough park for pitchers. Santana lowered his ERA for a second straight outing, and the effort may well have been his best of June. He'll try to add to his two-win total next Friday when he faces the Rangers.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santana went 7.1 strong innings Sunday versus the Yankees, allowing just two runs with four strikeouts and no walks en route to his second win of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Santana rode a five-start losing streak into Sunday, but he quieted the Yankee bats, allowing just two extra-base hits, and won his first game in roughly five weeks. The 2016 season hasn't been kind to Santana, as he still sits at just 2-7 with a 4.82 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP through 72.2 innings. He has had some moderate success against the Yankees of late, however, and will have the opportunity to face them again in his next start Saturday.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
2 months ago

Santana (1-6) lost for the fourth consecutive start Thursday, giving up five runs on nine hits over 6.1 innings against the Marlins. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

On the bright side, he didn't issue a walk for the first time all season, and... well, okay, that's all of the bright side. Santana's been rocked for five or more runs in three of his last four starts after delivering a 3.13 ERA through his first seven appearances of the year. The BABIP's a little inflated at .321, so maybe his ERA comes down a bit from its lofty 4.77 mark, but don't get your hopes up too much -- at this point in his career, the 33-year-old righty isn't a serviceable fantasy starter in the majority of formats.