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Alex Meyer Finds his Groove

Jul 13, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; USA pitcher Alex Meyer throws a pitch during the All Star Futures Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

There was a period when it seemed that Alex Meyer might not be as MLB ready as everybody thought coming into the season. His last three starts in June weren’t pretty, as he failed to pitch more than 3.2 innings in any of them (albeit one game was the second leg of a double header, in which Meyer didn’t give up any runs, but did leave the game conspicuously early).

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Since then, he’s been red hot. In his last three outings, Meyer has pitched 18 innings while striking out 20, walking nine, and giving up a mere four earned runs. On the season, he has struck out 103 batters in 89.1 innings pitched (10.38 K/9), 43 BB (4.33 BB/9), a 3.43 ERA, a .230 BAA, and a FIP of 3.78.  It seems likely that Meyer will be manning the bump at Target Field later this season.