Nunez went 2-for-4 with three RBI and scored a run in Tuesday's win over the Tigers The shortstop raised his average to .312 while upping his RBI total to 43. Nunez has already exceeded his career-best numbers in most categories, but he continues mashing and is now on pace to surpass 20 homers, 70 RBI and 80 runs. Considering he entered the season on a three-year decline and fighting for an infield spot, the 29-year-old is one of the more surprising stories of 2016.
Nunez is not in the lineup for Sunday's tilt with Texas, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Nunez will get a day of rest after starting the last 15 games as Eduardo Escobar gets the nod at shortstop and bats ninth. Nunez continues his breakout 2016 campaign, slashing .337/.352/.500 with 13 runs, 15 RBI, and seven stolen bases in his last 20 games.
Nunez went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and three runs in Saturday's 17-5 victory over the Rangers. Nunez was slotted in the DH role Saturday but in his customary leadoff spot, and as his place in the lineup would dictate, he practically lived on the base paths throughout the afternoon. It was his third multi-hit outing in the last four games, and the two RBI brought his total in that category to five over the last four contests. Despite the fact that he's currently hitting 46 points above his career .276 average, we've likely reached the point in the season where it's safe to say that Nunez's production isn't a mirage. He continues to contribute across the box score, with his 18 stolen bases only enhancing his already considerable fantasy value.
Nunez went 3-for-5 with a double, solo homer and two runs in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the White Sox. The 29-year-old reached safely for the twelfth time in the last thirteen games, and posted his second homer in the last three contests. Nunez was running so hot entering June that he's actually seen a 24-point drop in his average despite hitting safely in 21 of 26 games during the month. However, he's still boasting a .316/.345/.487 line on the season, and has already matched or exceeded previous career bests in virtually every offensive category.
Nunez went 2-for-5 with a solo shot, his 10th home run of the season, in Sunday's win over the Yankees. The blast was part of an odd day when nearly every run in the Twins' 7-1 win came on a solo homer. Nunez has already put together a career season before the All-Star break with a .312/.342/.473 slash line, 10 homers and 17 steals.