Scott Diamond: Bright Spot for Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Scott Diamond will be taking the mound in tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals. The Twins hope to keep the Royals on their losing streak, while possibly starting a little winning streak of their own. Luis Mendoza will be starting for the Royals.

The Twins have been continuing their win some, lose some streak, but Scott Diamond definitely proves to be a bright spot for Minnesota. He boasts an impressive 2.96 ERA and has gone 8-3 for his rookie season with the Twins. Diamond is easily our strongest starter overall. It is a real treat to see him take the mound.

Although he had a shaky start in his July 16 game against Baltimore, allowing nine hits and five earned runs, the Twins offense pulled through, earning Diamond an awesome 19-7 win.

One of Diamond’s best games was that against the Royals June 30. He earned the 7-2 win after pitching 8 solid innings, allowing two earned runs.

Since Scott Diamond was called up from the minor leagues on May 7, he has been the Minnesota Twins most consistent starting pitcher, leading the rotation in both wins and ERA. His most recent start was his first in eleven days.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said, “Get him back on his regular rest here and see if he can go a little bit better than that.”

The Twins hope that their game tonight in Kansas City and Diamond’s firepower will lead them to their fifth straight victory over the struggling Royals. A win tonight would finally lift the Twins out of last place in the AL Central division over the Royals, who have lost eight of their last ten games.

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