The struggling Twins will try to snap a three-game losing streak with a new lefty on the mound tonight. Scott Diamond will make his 2012 Twins debut, taking on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Target Field. Diamond started seven games for Minnesota last year, going 1-and-5 with a 5.08 earned run average in those starts. The 25-year-old Ontario, Canada native was having a good season so far at Triple-A Rochester, sporting a 4-and-1 mark with a 2.60 ERA. He was called up on Monday. The Angels counter with veteran Dan Haren. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. Catch all the action, beginning with the pre-game at 6:40pm on 860 AM KNUJ and SAM 107.3.
Two Twins Get First Hits
(Minneapolis, MN) — There weren’t a lot of bright spots for the Twins in last night’s 8-3 loss at home to Los Angeles. But, two Twins player recorded their first hits in Minnesota big league uniforms. Rookie Brian Dozier was officially called up from Triple-A Rochester earlier in the day. He started at shortstop and rapped out his first major league hit with a seventh-inning single to center field. Newly-acquired Erik Komatsu had two hits, including a third-inning single that was his first as a Twin. The hit was not Komatsu’s first in the big leagues. He singled in his very first at-bat earlier this year when he played for the Cardinals. Komatsu was picked up by the Twins after St. Louis designated him for assignment.