MINNEAPOLIS -- The record was going to be broken, whether the Minnesota Twins wanted it to happen or not. And with a Chris Colabello strikeout in the bottom of the fifth inning, a new mark was set.
Colabello's strikeout was the 1,122nd time a Minnesota batter was fanned this season, the most in a single season in Twins history. The old record of 1,121 strikeouts was set back in 1997. Minnesota entered Wednesday's game just four strikeouts shy of tying that mark, and Colabello struck out swinging for the fifth and record-setting strikeout.
"We're striking out way too much," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said after Wednesday's 8-1 loss, which included 10 total strikeouts by his hitters. "I think we've all seen that."
Wednesday's 10-strikeout performance was the 49th time this season that Minnesota's offense fanned 10 or more times. And with 31 games remaining in the 2013 season, the Twins' club record for strikeouts in a season will only continue to grow before it's all said and don...