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Continued: Scoggins: Twins starting pitching is big difference from last year's morass

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 21, 2014 - 6:47 AM

Now, it’s time for Ricky Nolasco to find his groove. Signed at $12 million annually, Nolasco has struggled with consistency and put his team in a hole Friday by surrendering two towering solo home runs in the first inning.

Nolasco didn’t allow another run, but he was pulled with one out in the sixth, his outing finished after 104 pitches. Nolasco described his stuff as “terrible” and considered himself lucky to give up only two runs.

It’s all relative, of course. We’ve seen worse from Twins starters. Much worse, which is why this season feels different so far, even if the record indicates something else.

“Literally, it seems like every time we come to the ballpark, every time we take the field, we have a legitimate chance to win,” Duensing said. “That’s what [the difference] is.”

 

chip.scoggins@startribune.com

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