Here's the headline from the other night: Diamond pitched a gem.
Yeah, it's corny. It's also true.
Scott Diamond, in his first start of the season, pitched seven scoreless innings and gave the Twins the lift they needed in a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
I know. I can't help myself.
On Wednesday night, the 25-year-old from up north -- we're talking Canada, not Duluth -- struck out six, allowed just four hits and retired 14 of the last 15 batters he faced.
OK, one more: He was a Diamond in the rough-and-tumble world that has been the Twins' starting rotation lately. He was just what the Twins needed.
The same could be said for Brian Dozier. Brought up from Triple-A ball, Dozier is playing shortstop and, the hope is, will be giving the Twins a boost in the batting order.
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