2021 Minnesota Twins Game Notes for 6/21/21 Game vs. visiting Cincinnati Reds

(courtesy Minnesota Twins)

MINNESOTA TWINS (30-41) vs. CINCINNATI REDS (35-35)

MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021 – 7:10 P.M. (CT) – TV: BALLY SPORTS NORTH / RADIO: TIBN, WCCO, THE WOLF

LHP J.A. Happ (3-3, 6.12) vs. RHP Tyler Mahle (7-2, 3.39)

GAME 72

HOME GAME 36

Upcoming Probable Pitchers & Broadcast Schedule

Date Opponent Probable Pitchers Time Television Radio / Spanish Radio
6/22 vs. Cincinnati RHP Bailey Ober (0-0, 3.71) vs. LHP Wade Miley (6-4, 2.88) 12:10 pm (CT) Bally Sports North TIBN, WCCO, The Wolf / twinsbeisbol.com
6/23 OFF DAY
6/24 vs. Cleveland RHP José Berríos (7-2, 3.56) vs. TBA 7:10 pm (CT) Bally Sports North TIBN, WCCO, The Wolf / None
6/25 vs. Cleveland RHP Randy Dobnak (1-6, 7.83) vs. TBA 7:10 pm (CT) Bally Sports North TIBN, WCCO, The Wolf / None
6/26 vs. Cleveland RHP Kenta Maeda (3-2, 4.85) vs. TBA 1:10 pm (CT) Bally Sports North TIBN, WCCO, The Wolf / None
6/27 vs. Cleveland LHP J.A. Happ vs. TBA 1:10 pm (CT) Bally Sports North TIBN, WCCO, The Wolf / twinsbeisbol.com

THE TWINS: Completed their six-game, seven-day roadtrip with a record of 4-2, going 1-2 in
Seattle and 3-0 in Texas…tonight they will begin a six-game, seven-day homestand with two against Cincinnati this evening and tomorrow afternoon, followed by an off-day on Wednesday,
then four against Cleveland from Thursday-Sunday…the Twins have gone 14-21 at home this season and 16-20 on the road.
AA win tonight would give the Twins their fifth-consecutive victory, marking a season-long
and their longest since September 1-5, 2020 (also 5).

TWINS SWEEP TO END THE TRIP: The Twins beat the Rangers yesterday afternoon by a score of 4-2 at Globe Life Field…they swept Texas in three games, marking their second sweep of
the season…Kenta Maeda (3-2) was the starter and winner, allowing two runs on five hits in
5.1 innings pitched…the bullpen combined to hold a two-run lead and pitch 3.2 scoreless
innings of relief…the offense recorded 14 hits, three apiece from Luis Arraez, Trevor Larnach
and Andrelton Simmons…Byron Buxton recorded his 11th double and hit his 10th home run…
the Twins also went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.

NATIONAL TREASURE: The Twins have gone 3-3 in Interleague Play this season, going 2-1 at Milwaukee from April 1-4 and 1-2 vs. Pittsburgh from April 23-25…after this series, their
IL schedule is as follows: three at St. Louis July 30-August 1, two at Cincinnati August 3-4,
three vs. Milwaukee August 27-29, two vs. Chicago-NL August 31-September 1 and two at
Chicago-NL September 14-15.
ATwins are 235-213 all-time in IL Play, the fifth-most wins in baseball, trailing Boston
(273-182), New York-AL (262-187), Los Angeles-AL (249-203) and Oakland (245-209).
AJosh Donaldson is hitting .311 (153-for-492) with 27 doubles, 31 home runs, 98 RBI, 98
runs scored and a .959 OPS in 133 career IL games…his IL average ranks seventh among
actives (minimum 300 plate appearances)…in his last 18 IL games, he is hitting .356
(21-for-59) with a 1.124 OPS, six doubles, five home runs and 17 RBI.
ANelson Cruz is hitting .278 (197-for-708) with 30 doubles, 53 home runs, 147 RBI and
a .909 OPS in 200 career Interleague games…among actives, he ranks third in homers
(Pujols – 67, Cabrera – 57) and RBI (Pujols – 230, Cabrera – 205).

TWINS AND REDS: The Twins and Reds are playing for the first of four scheduled meetings in 2021…the Twins will play a two-game series at Great American Ball Park from August 3-4…
the last meeting between these two teams came in the final series of 2020 at Target Field as
the Twins won the middle game of the three-game set…the Twins are 13-14 all-time against
the Reds, going 2-4 at Target Field, 3-3 at Great American Ball Park, 7-2 at the Metrodome
and 1-5 at Cinergy Field.
AAndrelton Simmons is hitting .333 (31-for-93) with 10 doubles, five home runs, 10 RBI and
a .969 OPS in 23 career games vs. the Reds.

BALLOT BOX UPDATE: Major League Baseball released its second balloting update for the 2021 All-Star Game…Byron Buxton ranks third among American League outfielders with 710,270
votes, trailing Mike Trout (1,371,004) and Aaron Judge (1,030,139)…Nelson Cruz ranks sixth
among AL designated hitters with 163,618 votes, Mitch Garver ranks 10th among catchers
with 69,608 votes and Josh Donaldson ranks 10th among third basemen with 114,751 votes…
on Sunday, June 27, the top three vote-getters at each position (and the top nine outfielders)
in each League will be revealed at 12:00 pm (ET) on the 2021 Google MLB All-Star Ballot
Finalists Show exclusively on MLB Network, and they will advance to the second phase of
voting to determine who makes the All-Star teams and starts for each League.

AS BUXTON GOES, SO DO TWINS: Byron Buxton is 3-for-9 with a double, a home run and two RBI since returning from the Injured List (right hip strain) on Saturday…on the season, he is hitting .366 (37-for-101) with 11 doubles,
10 home runs, 19 RBI, a .772 slugging percentage and a 1.174 OPS…he leads baseball in average, slugging percentage and OPS (min- imum 100 plate appearances)…the Twins are 86-52 since the start of 2019 when he is in the starting lineup and 100-64 since 2018.

NELLY THE MACHINE: Nelson Cruz has a 15-game on-base streak, dating back to June 1…he’s hitting .392 (20-for-51) with three doubles, five home runs, 12 RBI, nine walks, a .475 on-base percentage and a 1.221 OPS during the streak…his .475 on-base percentage is second in baseball for June, trailing only Baltimore’s Cedric Mullins (.479).

MIKE BELL TRIBUTE TONIGHT: Tonight the Twins will honor the life and legacy of former bench coach Mike Bell, who passed away on March 26 at the age of 46 from cancer…tonight’s game will also serve as the Twins’ annual Cancer Awareness Night, as part of the club’s theme nights lineup…members of the Bell family that will be in attendance this evening include Mike’s brother and Reds manager David Bell, Mike’s wife Kelly and their children Madeline, Mikayla, Luke; Luke’s girlfriend, Emily; Mike’s sister Kristi, her husband Bobby and their children Hayes, Baker and Bode; and Mike’s mother Gloria…Mike Bell’s 29 years in professional baseball, including his two
with the Twins, left an indelible impact upon all those whom he met, an influence of positivity and kindness that will forever resonate both on and off the field…away from the ballpark, Mike’s passionate work on behalf of GiGi’s Playhouse helped further efforts to realize their vision of a world in which individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools and communities.
AFans who purchase a ticket through the special Cancer Awareness Night theme night package will receive an exclusive Twins Cancer
Awareness cap, available in 10 different colors corresponding to the most prevalent cancers seen in Twins Territory…additionally, as part of the Twins’ longstanding efforts to strike out cancer, a portion of each ticket purchased through this special ticket package will be donated back to the American Cancer Society to support further research and awareness.
AHere is the timeline for tonight’s pregame ceremony:
• 7:01: Introduction of the Bell family.
• 7:03: Mike Bell tribute video.
• 7:06: Presentation of a gift from the 2021 Twins team to the Bell family, along with a $10,000 donation to GiGi’s Playhouse Twin Cities from the
Twins and the Minnesota Twins Community Fund in Mike Bell’s honor.
• 7:08: Ceremonial first pitch; the ball will be delivered by Twins manager Rocco Baldelli to Luke Bell (Mike’s son), who will throw the pitch to be caught by David Bell (Mike’s brother and Cincinnati Reds manager).

Mike Bell Tribute Patch (courtesy Minnesota Twins)

DINKELMAN 100: Single-A Cedar Rapids skipper Brian Dinkelman earned his 100th career managerial win in a 9-2 victory over South Bend yesterday…the former Twin has managed the Kernels for the last three seasons.

UPCOMING MILESTONES
PLAYER CURRENT NO. MILESTONE WITHIN REACH
Nelson Cruz ………………….432 home runs…………………Needs 2 to tie Juan Gonzalez and Andruw Jones for 47th on MLB’s all-time list.
984 runs scored……………….Needs 16 to reach 1,000 for career.
Josh Donaldson……………..239 doubles…………………….Needs 11 to reach 250 for career.
Andrelton Simmons……….195 doubles…………………….Needs 5 to reach 200 for career.
Miguel Sanó………………….144 home runs…………………Needs 19 to tie Tom Brunansky (163) for 10th on Twins all-time list (since 1961).

ALL-TIME HOME RUN LIST
43) Jason Giambi…………. 440
44) Paul Konerko…………. 439
45) Andre Dawson ……….. 438
46) Carlos Beltrán ……….. 435
47) Juan Gonzalez………… 434
Andruw Jones…………. 434
49) Nelson Cruz………….. 432

SEASON AT A GLANCE
Under Baldelli (since ’19): ………….167-126
Home Record: ………………………………14-21
Road Record: ……………………………….16-20
Record in series:………………………… 6-14-3
Record in home series:…………………. 2-9-0
Record in road series: ………………….. 4-5-3
Series Openers:…………………………….10-13
Series Finales: ……………………………..11-12
Rubber Games:…………………………………4-7
Sweeps/Swept: …………………………………2/2
April:……………………………………………..9-15
May:…………………………………………….13-16
June: ……………………………………………..8-10
July: ……………………………………………………. August: ……………………………………………….. September/October: …………………………….. Day Games: ………………………………….17-22
Night Games:………………………………..13-19
vs. American League East:…………………6-7
vs. American League Central:…………12-15
vs. American League West:………………9-16
vs. National League:………………………….3-3
Games vs. LH Starter: ……………………..9-16
Games vs. RH Starter:……………………21-25
Twins score first:…………………………..20-19
Opponent scores first: …………………..10-22
Come-from-behind wins: …………………… 11
Leading after 7/8 inn.: …………….24-4/24-4
Trailing after 7/8 inn.: ……………..3-25/1-25
Tied after 7/8 inn.:………………………2-7/4-7
Extra-innings:…………………………………..3-8
1-run games:………………………………..11-11
Twins out-hit opp.:…………………………..21-6
Opp. out-hit Twins: ………………………….6-31
Twins/Opp. have = hits:……………………..3-3
Run Differential:………………..-51 (323-374)
Twins get Quality Start: ……………………12-4
Twins starter goes 6+ IP: ………………..16-6
Most games over .500:…………………..3, 4/8
Most games under .500: …………….15, 6/16
Longest win-streak: …4, 2x, last 6/16-present
Longest losing-streak:…5, 2x, last 5/8-5/14
When Twins score 4+:……………………23-13
When Twins score 3-:………………………7-28
Twins get 10+ hits:………………………..12-13
Days in First Place……………………………… 7
Days in Second Place …………………………. 2
Days in Third Place …………………………….. 5
Days in Fourth Place…………………………. 37
Days in Fifth Place……………………………. 28
Walk-Off W/L: …………………………………..3/5
Shutouts W/L: …………………………………..3/3
Complete Games:…………………………………. Attendance High:……..19,147, 6/13 vs. HOU
Attendance Total: ……………………… 388,735
Attendance Average:…………………… 11,433
Target Field Sellouts – 2021/All-Time:… 8/181

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
6/19 OF Buxton returned from rehab
assignment and reinstated from IL
C/IF Astudillo optioned to AAA
6/18 OF Kepler returned from rehab
assignment and reinstated from IL
OF Celestino optioned to AAA
RHP Anderson claimed off waivers by TEX
6/16 LHP Thielbar reinstated from 10-day IL
6/15 RHP Jax optioned to AAA
RHP Anderson reinstated from the
10-day IL and optioned to AAA

TWINS STARTING PITCHER

J. A. Happ

J.A. Happ #33

Height: 6-5 Weight: 205 B/T: L/L Age: 38 (10/19/1982 in Peru. IL)

2021: 3-3, 6.12 ERA CAREER: 126-95, 4.05 ERA

Making his 13th start of the season…marks his 311th career start and 337th appearance.
Is making his 10th career start and appearance vs. Cincinnati.

2021 DAY-BY-DAY

Date Opp. Dec. IP H R ER HR BB SO Left/Final Notes Pitches/K
4/6 at DET ND 4.0 3 1 1 0 3 4 1-1/3-4 1st start as a Twin 89/55 (61.8%)
4/13 vs. BOS ND 4.2 4 2 2 1 1 3 2-2/2-4 300th career start 87/54 (61.1%)
4/23 vs. PIT W1 7.1 1 0 0 0 2 3 2-0/2-0 Longest no-hit bid of career (7.0 IP) 95/51 (53.6%)
4/28 at CLE W2 7.0 4 2 2 1 1 3 10-2/10-2 2nd-longest outing this season 96/63 (65.6%)
APRIL TOTALS 2-0 23.0 12 5 5 2 7 13 1.96 ERA
5/4 vs. TEX ND 5.1 4 1 1 0 1 3 1-2/3-6 5th-straight GS w/ ≤2 ER 101/63 (62.4%)
5/12 at CWS L1 3.1 9 9 9 1 2 3 3-7/8-13 1st loss of the season 89/56 (62.9%)
5/17 vs. CWS L2 3.2 7 6 6 1 3 1 1-5/4-16 Threw 37 pitches in 1st inning 85/48 (56.5%)
5/23 at CLE ND 6.0 8 4 4 0 1 10 5-4/8-5 Season-high 10 strikeouts 103/77 (74.8%)
5/29 vs. KC W3 5.0 3 2 2 1 2 5 4-2/6-5 3rd win of the season 91/57 (62.6%)
MAY TOTALS 1-2 23.1 31 22 22 3 9 22 8.49 ERA
6/3 vs. KC ND 5.0 9 5 5 3 0 2 4-5/5-6 Tied career high with 3 HR 76/54 (71.1%)
6/10 vs. NYY ND 5.0 8 4 4 2 1 2 2-4/7-5 3rd time throwing 100+ pitches 101/60 (59.4%)
6/15 vs. SEA L3 4.0 9 6 5 1 1 5 0-6/0-10 Matched season high w/ 9 hits 84/53 (63.1%)
JUNE TOTALS 0-1 14.0 26 15 14 6 2 9 9.00 ERA
RECORD IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA
2021 TOTALS 3-3 60.1 69 42 41 11 18 44 6.12
CAREER TOTALS 126-95 1801.2 1714 861 811 242 638 1583 4.05

LAST TIME OUT: Was dealt his third loss of the season on June 15 in Seattle after allowing six
runs on a season-high-tying nine hits (1 HR) over 4.0 innings pitched, with one walk and five
strikeouts…allowed a solo home run in the first inning to shortstop J.P. Crawford…left the game
with a 0-6 score…marked Happ’s first start this season without any run support, and the first time
he received zero runs of support in a start since September 1, 2019 at Oakland (with New York-AL,
6.0 IP; Yankees won 5-4).

TWO STARTS AGO: Did not factor into the decision in the Twins’ 7-5 walk-off victory vs. New York-AL
on June 10 at Target Field…was Happ’s first time facing the Yankees since playing for the club
from 2018-20…allowed four runs on eight hits (2 HR) in 5.0 innings of work, with one walk and two
strikeouts…eclipsed the 100-pitch mark for the third time this season.

SEEING RED: Happ is making his 10th career start and appearance vs. Cincinnati tonight and has
gone 3-3, 5.36 ERA (50.1 IP, 30 ER) over his last nine outings against the Reds.
Last faced the Reds on May 30, 2017 at Rogers Centre with Toronto…did not factor into the
decision after allowing two runs on three hits (2 HR), with three walks and three strikeouts in
an eventual 6-4 Toronto win.
Owns a 1-1, 3.00 ERA (24.0 IP, 8 ER) in four career outings at home vs. Cincinnati.
Has not lost in his last three starts against the Reds, dating back to September 9, 2015…is
2-0, 2.25 ERA (16.0 IP, 4 ER) with six walks, 20 strikeouts and a .161 opponent batting average
(9-for-56) in that span.

INTERLEAGUE HISTORY: Tonight marks Happ’s 35th career appearance and 34th start in Interleague
Play, as well as his second Interleague start this season…tossed 7.1 no-hit innings before allowing
a one-out double to Jacob Stallings in the top of the eighth on April 23 vs. Pittsburgh at Target
Field..marked his first career start of at least 7.1 innings and just one hit allowed…Happ is 15-9,
4.00 ERA (193.1 IP, 86 ER) in his career in Interleague Play; his 15 Interleague wins are tied for
12th most among active players.

LOW TRAFFIC: Since the beginning of the 2018 season, Happ has averaged 11.37 base runnersper-9.0 innings, 12th fewest in the American League and 22nd fewest in the majors (min. 415.0
IP)…Happ has allowed the 13th-fewest total base runners (567) in the American League over that
span (min. 415.0 IP).

RISP MANAGEMENT: Happ held opposing hitters to a .156 opponent batting average (5-for-32)
with runners in scoring position last season…his BAA in scoring situations ranked second among
American League starting pitchers (min. 30 opp. at-bats), trailing only TEX’s Lance Lynn (.145),
and ninth among all major league starting pitchers…yielded just two extra-base hits in scoring
situations all season (2B on Sept. 3 at NYM and HR on Sept. 25 vs. MIA).
However, this season opposing hitters are 15-for-54 (.278) against Happ with RISP, well above
his career .232 mark (343-for-1476).

A DIFFERENT 300 CLUB: Happ’s start on April 13 vs. Boston was the 300th of his career…he is one
of 11 active pitchers to reach the 300-start plateau, joining: Zack Greinke (474), Justin Verlander
(454), Jon Lester (433), Ervin Santana (386), Max Scherzer (381), Clayton Kershaw (369, Adam
Wainwright (340), Johnny Cueto (319), David Price (314) and Madison Bumgarner (307).
After tonight, he will have made at least 10 starts against 15 of 30 MLB teams.

PITCH SELECTION: This season Happ has featured five different pitches…he relies heavily on his four-seam
fastball, throwing it more than half of the time…here is his 2021 repertoire, according to Baseball Savant:
PITCH (AVG. MPH) PCT. (#, vs. RHB/LHB) RESULTS
4-Seam Fastball (90.8)…….. 55.6% (610 pitches, 531/79) .. .293 (36-for-123), 8 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 31 K
Slider (82.8)……………………. 18.6% (204 pitches, 162/42)…… .293 (12-for-41), 1 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 5 K
Sinker (88.4) …………………… 13.2% (145 pitches, 108/37)……………………. .311 (14-for-45), 5 2B, 2 K
Changeup (86.8)………………. 10.5% (115 pitches, 112/3)……………… .222 (6-for-27), 1 2B, 2 3B, 2 K
Curveball (77.0)………………….. 2.1% (23 pitches, 23/0)………………………….. .143 (1-for-7), 1 HR, 4 K
Ranks in the upper 58th percentile in baseball in fastball spin.
He has allowed just 18 walks this season, ranking in the upper 72nd percentile of BB% in
baseball.

DARE TO COMPARE: Happ has made 12 starts so far this season, taking the mound seven times
at night and five times during the day…during his seven starts under the lights, he is 1-3, 8.02
(33.2 IP, 30 ER) with 10 walks, 19 strikeouts and a .380 opponent on-base percentage…however,
his numbers significantly improve when the sun is up; during his five starts in the daytime, he is
2-0, 3.71 (26.2 IP, 11 ER) with eight walks, 25 strikeouts and a .278 opponent on-base percentage).
Six of his starts this season have come at Target Field and the other six have come on the
road…his numbers at home outshine his record on the road.
He is 1-2, 7.98 (29.1 IP, 26 ER) with eight walks, 27 strikeouts on the road, while he is 2-1,
4.35 (31.0 IP, 15 ER) with 10 walks, 17 strikeouts at home.

FANNED BY DOUBLE DIGITS: Happ fanned a season-high 10 batters in Cleveland on May 23, his
12th career game with double-digit strikeouts…became the first pitcher in Twins/Senators history
age 38-or-older with at least 10 strikeouts in a start since Connie Marrero (age 39.037) on June 1,
1950 (12.0 IP, 10 K)…also became the third to do so in nine innings-or-less, joining Johnny Niggeling,
who did it twice: August 16, 1944 (8.0 IP, 11 K) and July 8, 1944 (9.0 IP, 10 K).

2021 HIGHS CAREER HIGHS

CG’s: – – CG’s: 4, last: 8/30/10 vs. STL
SHO’s: – – SHO’s: 3, last: 8/30/10 vs. STL
CG Low Hit: – – CG Low-Hit: 2, 8/30/10 vs. STL
Innings: 7.1, 4/23 vs. PIT Innings: 9.0, 3x, last: 8/30/10 vs. STL
SO’s: 10, 5/23 at CLE SO’s: 12, 8/7/14 vs. BAL
Walks: 3, 2x, last 5/17 vs. CWS Walks: 7, 2x, last: 5/2/13 vs. BOS
Hits: 9, 3x, last 6/15 at SEA Hits: 11, 2x, last: 6/23/19 vs. HOU
Home Runs: 3, 6/3 at KC Home Runs: 3, 11x, last: 6/3/21 at KC
Win-Streak: 2, 4/23-4/28 Win-Streak: 11, 6/11-8/17/16
Loss-Streak: 2, 5/12-5/17 Loss-Streak: 7, 5/19-7/7/11

CAREER NOTES

• Ranks fourth among active left-handed pitchers in wins (126) and starts (310), while he
is fifth in innings pitched (1801.2) and seventh in strikeouts (1583).
• Pitched a career best of 7.1 hitless innings on April 23, 2021 vs. Pittsburgh…left the
game allowing only one hit over 7.1 innings…combined with Tyler Duffey and Taylor Rogers
on the 19th one-hitter in Twins history.
• Made his 300th career start April 13, 2021 vs. Boston.
• In 2020, led all American League left-handed pitchers with a .208 opponent batting average (minimum 45.0 IP), while ranking second in WHIP (1.05) and sixth in opponent OPS
(.655)…did not allow more than four earned runs in any start.
• Has made 12 Opening Day rosters with six teams: Philadelphia (2009-10), Houston (2011-
12), Toronto (2013, ’16-18), Seattle (2015), New York-AL (2019-20) and Minnesota (2021).
• Enters 2021 with 14 MLB seasons under his belt, with the Phillies (2007-10), Astros (2010-
12), Blue Jays (2012-14, ’16-18), Mariners (2015), Pirates (2015) and Yankees (2018-20).
• Made his 300th career major league appearance and 275th career start on June 23, 2019
vs. Houston.
• Compiled a career-best 19.1-inning scoreless streak from August 26-September 12-G1,
2019, the AL’s eighth-longest scoreless streak in 2019 and longest by a Yankee.
• Finished sixth in 2016 AL Cy Young Award voting after going 20-4, 3.18 ERA for Toronto
and tying for the second-most wins in baseball…marks his only career 20-win season
and is one of just seven pitchers in the majors (and one of two southpaws) with a 20-win
campaign in 2016.
• Finished second in 2009 BBWAA NL Rookie of the Year balloting to Florida’s Chris
Coghlan…appeared on all 32 ballots, receiving 10 first-place votes…won the 2009 Players’ Choice Award for NL Outstanding Rookie…named 2009 NL Rookie of the Year by The
Sporting News.
• Selected by Philadelphia in the third round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft out of
Northwestern University…debuted for the Phillies on June 30, 2007.

2021 MISC. NUMBERS

W L ERA G/GS IP ER AVG H AB HR BB SO
Home: 2 1 4.35 6/6 31.0 15 Vs. Left: .268 11 41 1 2 8
Road: 1 2 7.98 6/6 29.1 26 Vs. Right: .287 58 202 10 16 36
Day: 2 0 3.71 5/5 26.2 11 TOTALS: .284 69 243 11 18 44
Night: 1 3 8.02 7/7 33.2 30
Grass: 3 3 6.12 12/12 60.1 41 None On: .295 41 139 8 12 20
Turf: – – – – -/- -.- – Runners On: .269 28 104 3 6 24

6.0-PLUS IP/QUALITY STARTS

YEAR STARTS 6+ IP QS
2007 1 0 0
2008 4 3 3
2009 23 16 14
2010 16 9 9
2011 28 14 11
2012 24 15 14
2013 18 5 5
2014 26 18 13
YEAR STARTS 6+ IP QS
2015 31 18 16
2016 32 23 21
2017 25 16 14
2018 31 18 15
2019 30 8 8
2020 9 3 3
2021 12 3 2
TOTALS 310 169 148

MORE 2021 MISCELLANEOUS NUMBERS

BASE RUNNERS PICK-OFFS SB-ATT GIDP
HAPP: 90 0 3-3 4

2021 RUNS/HITS PER INNING

INNING: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
RUNS/HITS: 13/19 8/10 4/11 12/16 5/9 0/2 0/1 0/1 -/-

HAPP VS. CINCINNATI

2017 vs. Cincinnati (1 start): 0-0, 4.50 ERA (4.0 IP, 2 ER), 3 BB, 3 K
2017 vs. Cincinnati at Home (1 start): 0-0, 4.50 ERA (4.0 IP, 2 ER), 3 BB, 3 K
2017 vs. Cincinnati on Road (0 starts): – –
Career vs. Cincinnati (9 starts): 3-3, 5.36 ERA (50.1 IP, 30 ER), 21 BB, 55 K
Career vs. Cincinnati at Home (4 starts): 1-1, 3.00 ERA (24.0 IP, 8 ER), 8 BB, 24 K
Career vs. Cincinnati on Road (5 starts): 2-2, 7.52 ERA (26.1 IP, 22 ER), 13 BB, 31 K

BATTER-PITCHER MATCH-UPS

Happ vs. the Reds
PLAYER AVG AB H HR BB SO
Votto .391 23 9 1 3 7
Castellanos .545 22 12 1 2 5
Moustakas .133 15 2 0 2 2
Suárez .000 5 0 0 2 4
Barnhart .000 2 0 0 0 1
Mahle vs. the Twins
PLAYER AVG AB H HR BB SO
Kepler .250 4 1 0 1 0
Maeda .000 3 0 0 0 1
Buxton .000 1 0 0 0 1
Cruz .000 1 0 0 1 1
Donaldson .000 1 0 0 0 0
Garver .000 1 0 0 0 1
Polanco .000 1 0 0 0 0
Sanó .000 1 0 0 0 1

TWINS BULLPEN

TEAM BULLPEN NOTES

Twins bullpen went 1-1, posted a 4.73 ERA (13.1 IP, 7 ER), 4 BB & 13 K (0 SV/2 SVO) in 3 games vs. CIN in 2020…the bullpen is 1-2-1 with 4 holds, a 6.83 ERA (27.2 IP, 21 ER) with 12 BB & 25
in 6 games vs. CIN since 2018 (all at Target Field)…the Twins bullpen is 11-18-18, 4.82 ERA (259.2 IP, 139 ER), 106 BB, 277 K, 41 holds and a .254 BAA in 71 games this season…also 5-4-6,
5.06 ERA (74.2 IP, 42 ER) 25 BB & 70 K in 18 games in June…has allowed 45 of 74 inherited runners to score this season (60.8%), the highest percentage in baseball.
Is 0-1-2, with 6 holds, a 2.08 ERA (21.2 IP, 5 ER) with 4 BB & 28 K in 6 Interleague games this season…Twins bullpen is 6-10-11, 4.59 ERA (129.1 IP, 66 ER), 57 BB, 147 K, .240 BAA (118-for-491) in
36 road games, compared to 5-8-7, 5.04 ERA (130.1 IP, 73 ER), 49 BB, 130 K and a .267 BAA (134-for-501) in 35 home games this season.

TWINS HITTERS

TWINS HOME RUN DATA

MULTI-HOMER GAMES (7x)
• Cruz (4/5 at DET)
• Cruz (4/21 at OAK)
• Garver (4/28 at CLE)
• Kirilloff (4/30 vs. KC)
• Sanó (5/18 vs. CWS)
• Donaldson (6/3 at KC)
• Polanco (6/9 vs. NYY)
• Donaldson (6/11 vs. HOU)
BACK-TO-BACK (1x)
• Buxton/Donaldson (4/28 at CLE)
WALK-OFF (1x)
• Cruz (6/10 vs. NYY)
INSIDE-THE-PARK (0x)
• None
RUNNERS ON
• Solo – 65
• 2-run – 24
• 3-run – 10
• GS – 2
GRAND SLAM (2x)
• Cruz (4/5 at DET)
• Sanó (5/20 at LAA, G2)
LEADOFF (3x)
• Buxton (4/28 at CLE)
• Kepler (5/6 vs. TEX)
• Garlick (5/7 at DET)

TWINS MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

2021 TARGET FIELD WEATHER DELAYS AND POSTPONEMENTS
DATE DELAYED/PPD NOTES
4/8 vs. Seattle Delayed Home Opener delayed for 16 minutes in the 4th inning due to quick rain shower. Grounds crew pulled tarp quick after rain and both starters remained in game. 5/5 vs. Texas Delayed Scheduled 6:40 p.m. game delayed for 31 minutes due to rain in the area. Grounds crew began pulling tarp around 6:25 p.m. and game started at 7:11 p.m. 5/24 vs. Baltimore Delayed Game was stopped at 9:05 p.m. in the top of the seventh inning due to rain; play resumed at 9:50 p.m. after a 45-minute delay. 6/9 vs. New York-AL Delayed A pregame deluge (followed by a rainbow that spanned the entire ballpark) pushed a scheduled 7:10 p.m. first pitch back to 7:21 p.m., for an 11-minute delay.
** Target Field has experienced 57 delayed games, 25 postponed games, 1 suspended game and 1 rain-shortened game in the park’s history (since 2010). Longest delay: 4:50. **

2021 WALK-OFF VICTORIES (3)

DATE SCORE NOTES
4/15 vs. BOS 4-3 Kepler singles in Arraez from second base with 1 out in bot 9
5/18 vs. CWS 5-4 Polanco singles in Simmons from third base with 2 outs in bot 9
6/10 vs. NYY 7-5 Cruz hit a two-run home run bringing in Astudillo with no outs in bot 9

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