Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 8/22/12
Right-hander Liam Hendriks had been very good this season at Triple-A Rochester. He was 9-3 with a 2.20 ERA in 16 starts with the Red Wings in 2012. That included 82 strikeouts and just 28 walks with a WHIP of 0.98 in a team-high 106 13 innings.But during a handful of starts with the Minnesota Twins, Hendriks hasn't been able to translate that success to the major league level. He was 0-5 with a 7.04 ERA in two stints with the Twins at the beginning of the season and again in mid-June. As a result of his struggles the second time around, Hendriks spent the past two months back at Rochester, refining his game in the minors.Hendriks got his chance to take the mound in the majors once again, as he was called up by the Twins on Tuesday and started in Wednesday's series finale in Oakland. Hendriks' outing lasted just five innings and he gave up four runs on six hits in the Athletics' 5-1 win over Minnesota. He needed 97 pitches to get through his first start with the Twins since July 2....
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