Ervin Santana
SP MIN
15 hours 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
7 days 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.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Santana (6-9) threw seven shutout innings Tuesday, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out six Atlanta hitters and earning the win.

EDGE Analysis

Santana entered Tuesday with extra rest due to his previous start being cut short by rain, and it may well have helped, as he pitched brilliantly. Santana has been on a roll lately, having thrown four straight quality starts prior to last week's abbreviated outing, and posting a 1.77 ERA since the beginning of July. While Santana's strikeout rate is down somewhat this year, fanning 99 over 133.2 innings, his ERA and WHIP are a solid 3.43 and 1.21 respectively. He'll look to continue his success against the Royals on Sunday.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Santana only pitched into the third inning before Wednesday's game was delayed and eventually postponed due to rain.

EDGE Analysis

Santana's stats from the game will be wiped and it will essentially serve as a wasted outing for Santana. The game will be made up as a doubleheader Wednesday, with Jose Berrios and Tommy Milone starting the contests.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
3 weeks ago

Santana (5-9) mowed down eight Rays while giving up just two earned runs on six hits over 6.1 innings in Friday's 6-2 victory.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty had pinpoint control over his 108 pitches and induced 13 swinging strikes in the process. Santana only surrendered a Nick Franklin RBI single in the first and a 413-foot solo shot to Brad Miller in the sixth, and has now yielded only 11 earned runs over the 49 innings encompassing his last seven starts. Following a dreadful 1-7 start, he's also lowered his ERA from 5.10 to 3.62 while winning four of his next six decisions. He'll look to continue his vintage form when he takes on the Astros next Wednesday.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
4 weeks ago

Santana (4-9) allowed three runs, one of which was earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings to earn the win Sunday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Santana left the contest with a 5-3 lead that the bullpen was able to protect for him, leading to his fourth victory of the campaign. He's now held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in seven of his last eight outings to lower his ERA to 3.66. He'll make his next start Friday at the Rays.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 month 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 month 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 month 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
1 month 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.