Minnesota Twins: Tommy Milone Gets the Call


With Ricky Nolasco’s status and availability unclear, the Minnesota Twins have recalled Tommy Milone. The left-handed starting pitcher will start Thursday’s game at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox.

Milone has been mowing down batters in Triple-A. In five starts for the Rochester Red Wings, Milone is 4-0 with a 0.70 earned run average. In 38.2 innings pitched Milone has recorded 48 strikeouts. He was named the International League Pitcher of the week twice.

Milone has made two career starts at Fenway Park (insert my Boston accent). They didn’t go well. He owns a 13.50 earned run average and gave up six home runs.

Milone started the season in the Twins rotation. He helped the Twins win their first game of the season. Against the Chicago White Sox, Milone pitched 7.2 scoreless innings and striking out seven batters. Before being demoted to Triple-A Milone was 2-1 with a 4.76 earned run average.

If Nolasco is able to avoid the disabled list, Milone will likely find himself pitching back in Triple-A. If Nolasco lands on the disabled list it will be his second stint on the DL this season and Milone will have an extended stay in the Twins rotation. I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I’m excited to see if Milone can dominate the Red Sox lineup like he dominated Triple-A.

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