MINNEAPOLIS Cole De Vries' major league career is just seven starts old, and so far it's hard to get a read on what the right-hander can offer to the Minnesota Twins' rotation. The Eden Prairie, Minn., native and former Golden Gopher has had several impressive starts since making his MLB debut on May 24, but he's also had several forgettable outings.
Luckily for De Vries, Thursday was yet another solid performance. He gave up just one run on five hits in six innings against Baltimore, but the Twins bullpen couldn't hold a 3-1 lead as Minnesota lost 4-3 to split the four-game series at Target Field.
Thursday's outing came one start after De Vries was shelled for seven runs on six hits in five innings against Oakland. Prior to that, De Vries had perhaps his best start of the year, holding the Texas Rangers scoreless on the road for seven innings.
"It's clearly night and day, just in the overall results," De Vries said of his last two starts after Thursday's game. "I felt a little ...