|Sep. 19 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 HE17:28 GMT1:28 CST10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Diamond pitched into the seventh inning for his first win since June, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Wednesday.
Analisis: Diamond (6-11) allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings to earn his first big league win since June 20 against the White Sox. Since then, he was 0-5 with a 6.20 ERA in eight starts and spent more than a month at Triple-A Rochester.
|Sep. 13 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 HE15:31 GMT23:31 CST8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Making his first start Thursday since being recalled from Triple-A, Diamond (5-11) allowed five runs _ four earned _ in 4 2-3 innings.
Analisis: He struck out six of the first nine batters he faced, including four straight, and lowered his opponents' batting average to .165 the first time through the lineup, the lowest mark in the majors among pitchers with at least 130 innings pitched.
|Ago. 1 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 HE21:46 GMT5:46 CST2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-The Minnesota Twins have optioned left-hander Scott Diamond and center fielder Aaron Hicks to Triple-A Rochester. The Twins made the moves on Thursday after both players struggled in a 7-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals.
Analisis: Diamond (5-10) gave up seven runs - six earned - on nine hits in five innings. He has failed to pitch at least six innings in four of his last five starts. The Twins recalled outfielder Oswaldo Arcia to take one of the roster spots. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says they will wait until Saturday to make a pitching move.
|Julio 27 2:29 PM PT3:29 PM MT4:29 PM CT5:29 PM ET17:29 HE21:29 GMT5:29 CST2:29 PM MST4:29 PM EST4:59 PM VEN1:29 UAE (+1)4:29 PM CT-Diamond was solid Friday in a 3-2, 13-inning win over the M's.
Analisis: Diamond had one of his best starts of the year. Diamond pitched into the seventh inning, giving up one run on five hits, with a walk and a strikeout.
|Julio 22 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 HE17:41 GMT1:41 CST10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Diamond was on the short end of Sunday's 7-1 loss to the Tribe.
Analisis: Diamond, the Twins' best starter last season as a rookie (12-9, 3.59 ERA), gave up six runs, five earned, on seven hits and three walks as the left-hander lost his third straight decision. He hasn't won since beating the Chicago White Sox on June 20, and his ERA rose to 5.53.
|Junio 27 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 HE21:08 GMT5:08 CST2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-Diamond gave up four runs and eight hits in five innings of Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Miami.
Analisis: He's pitched six innings just one in his last nine starts.
|Junio 3 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 HE21:22 GMT5:22 CST2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Diamond pitched six shutout innings in Sunday's 10-0 rout of the M's.
Analisis: Diamond won his first decision since throwing seven scoreless innings May 7 at Boston, a string of four starts. He gave up three first-inning hits but was nearly flawless afterward, allowing only two base runners - a single and a walk - and facing one batter over the minimum. He struck out three.
|Mayo 8 11:29 AM PT12:29 PM MT1:29 PM CT2:29 PM ET14:29 HE18:29 GMT2:29 CST11:29 AM MST1:29 PM EST1:59 PM VEN22:29 UAE1:29 PM CT-Diamond moved to 3-2 as the Twins beat the Red Sox 6-1 on Tuesday.
Analisis: Diamond allowed three hits in seven shutout innings. said he still felt strong when he left the game but understands the cautious approach less than five months after the operation on his left elbow so fantasy owners can breathe easy. He's allowed three or fewer runs in four of his five outings.
|Mayo 2 11:48 AM PT12:48 PM MT1:48 PM CT2:48 PM ET14:48 HE18:48 GMT2:48 CST11:48 AM MST1:48 PM EST2:18 PM VEN22:48 UAE1:48 PM CT-Diamond gave up four hits and two runs over six innings in a 6-2 win at Detroit on Wednesday.
Analisis: Diamond seemed to right himself, improving to 2-2 with a 3.97 ERA after he gave up a career-hit 12 hits to the Rangers in his previous start.
|Abr. 14 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET18:44 HE22:44 GMT6:44 CST3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST6:14 PM VEN2:44 UAE (+1)5:44 PM CT-Diamond allowed all four runs and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings of Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Mets.
Analisis: The Twins activated Diamond and optioned RHP Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Rochester.
|Abr. 13 12:25 PM PT1:25 PM MT2:25 PM CT3:25 PM ET15:25 HE19:25 GMT3:25 CST12:25 PM MST2:25 PM EST2:55 PM VEN23:25 UAE2:25 PM CT-The Minnesota Twins have optioned starting pitcher Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Diamond.
Analisis: Diamond will be on the mound Saturday against the New York Mets at chilly Target Field. The Mets routed the Twins 16-5 on Friday night as snow fell. It will be the left-hander's first start since having bone chips removed from his pitching elbow in December.
|Mar. 22 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 HE18:20 GMT2:20 CST11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE12:20 PM CT-Making his first start since elbow surgery in December, Diamond allowed all runs and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings of Saturday's 4-2 loss to the New York Mets.
Analisis: "I was hoping for better," Diamond said. "The way the first four innings went, getting out of the third inning I was pretty pumped by that and thought it was a big step. Just the way the fifth kind of sped up on me, they put a lot of hits together in that inning. You know, a little frustrating." He'll likely get the White Sox next.