MINNEAPOLIS -- Scott Diamond thought he had things figured out after a demotion to Triple A in early August helped him get his confidence back.
In his first major league start since then, it was back to square one for the Twins left-hander.
Diamond was tagged with the loss Thursday as Oakland scored five runs (four earned) on six hits as Minnesota fell 8-2 to the visiting Athletics. He lasted just 4 23 innings, his shortest start since July 21, as he dropped to 5-11 with a 5.61 ERA this year.
"I still saw some good signs," Diamond said. "I think the biggest flaw today was I wasn't able to locate inside at all. I was able to move some feet, but I don't think it was as effective as it could have been. I think that's what I'm going to take and work on in the pen and keep my chin up because I still feel like I'm not that far off."
After his demotion to Rochester, Diamond went 4-0 with a 2.40 ERA in six Triple-A starts. He was hoping to carry that success back to the majors and possi...