Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/28/12
Before the Twins played host to the Seattle Mariners on Monday at Target Field, Minnesota general manager Terry Ryan spoke of several players who need to use the last 35 games of 2012 to "give us some hope that they're going to be part of the 2013 club." Among them is Liam Hendriks, who entered Monday's game with an 0-6 record and a 7.06 ERA. Though the Twins took another header in a season quickly spiraling out of control, Hendriks went a long way toward showing the Twins they might be able to count on him next season. He gave up one run on three hits and three walks, fanning six in a career-high nine innings during Minnesota's 1-0 loss. If his opponent hadn't been Felix Hernandez, he probably wouldn't still be looking for his first major league victory. "We were excited," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He matched that guy zero for zero. We've been waiting for this." Hendriks went 21-9 with a 2.85 ERA over 245 2/3 innings between Class AAA Rochester and Class AA New Britai...
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