Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Scott Diamond Leads Twins to Win

Scott Diamond was pulled after only three innings in Triple-A Rochester. The pull wasn't a result of Diamond performing poorly, it was to preserve him for his Major League call-up.

The Twins will use Diamond to replace Liam Hendriks in the rotation. The hope is that Diamond will bring some fire to the Twins rotation. The Twins currently have the worst rotation in the majors. Minnesota's starters have a 6.73 ERA - almost a full run worse than every other starting rotation in the majors. That same rotation has stuck out a major league-worst 4.66 batters per nine innings.

Scott Diamond came to the Twins with a 4-1 record and a 2.60 ERA. After Tuesday's game, Diamond moved to 1-0 for the Twins. The Twins beat the Angels 5-0 as Diamond pitched seven scoreless innings. Diamond allowed just four hits.

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