Unlike the Astros, the Twins offense is not as dynamic. While the Stros lineup has players who can hit up and down the lineup, the Twins power comes from two players. The Twins only have two players with six or more homers. They are Miguel Sano with 11 and Brian Dozier with seven. Conversely, the Astros seven players with six or more homers.
The Astros hitters have a slash line of .268/ .335/ .447/ .782 while scoring 244 runs with 71 homers. Stros baserunners have stolen 25 bases while only striking out 352 times.
This lineup has little holes in it, each player on the team is capable at any moment of being the hero. They are getting surprise performances from Marwin Gonzalez (11 homers) and Jake Marisnick (six homers). Josh Reddick has found a home batting second in the lineup, and Carlos Correa appears to be over the slump.
The Twins hitters have a slash line of .250/ .333/ .414/ .747 while scoring 204 runs with 51 homers. Twins baserunners have stolen 22 bases while striking out only 364 times.
Sano is finally living up to his promise while Byron Buxton is still trying to find his offensive game. Former Astros catcher Jason Castro has joined the team but is still showing signs of his diminished offensive game. Dozier has slowed down from his torrid home run tear from last year. The difference between the two teams could that Correa has become the star and Buxton has not.
The starting pitching facing the Astros in this series is their best they have to offer. However, the Stros should be favored in this series, but Santana or Berrios is capable of shutting the offense down. Happy Memorial Day Astros fans, take the time to remember a family member or friend who served in the military, To my brother Chris Huysman in the Marine Corps, have a great day.
***Stats from Baseball-Reference and ESPN team stats***