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Diamond back on hill for Twins today
Former Bearcat returns to Minnesota, absorbs loss to division-leading A's
September 12, 2013Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. - Former Binghamton pitcher Scott Diamond has been recalled by the Minnesota Twins and made his 21st MLB start of the season on Thursday, going 4 2/3 innings in an 8-2 loss to American League West leader Oakland.
Diamond allowed just six hits, but surrendered four earned runs.
“I still saw some good signs,” Diamond said after Thursday’s outing. “I think the biggest flaw today was I wasn’t able to locate inside at all. I was able to move some feet, but I don’t think it was as effective as it could have been. I think that’s what I’m going to take and work on in the pen and keep my chin up because I still feel like I’m not that far off.”
Diamond was 5-10 with a 5.52 ERA in 20 starts before being sent down to Triple-A Rochester last month. With the Red Wings, Diamond went a stellar 4-0 with a 2.93 ERA in seven starts, earning the call-up.
Diamond won 12 games for Minnesota in 2012 and was selected as both the team’s top pitcher and top rookie. He will be inducted into Binghamton’s Athletics Hall of Fame on November 16.