Mar 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm
FT. MYERS, Florida (KNSI) - While the Twins may have picked up an exciting come from behind 6-5 win, a shaky start may have some Twins fans worried about the rotation.
Vance Worley, to be kind, has struggled as a member of the Minnesota Twin. Last year many expected him to blossom into a number two or three starter, but he bounced around from the Twins to the minors.
This season he was expected to battle for the fifth spot in the rotation and today he didn’t put any concerns at ease. Throughout his start he struggled with command and his fastball was up. The Pirate hitters, with no reason to chase the off-speed offerings and sinkers, could hammer him. The biggest culprit was defending National League MVP Andrew McCutchen who went 2-2 with a HR off of Worley. Pitching coach Rick Anderson had to make two separate trips to the mound in Worley’s two innings.
One man’s struggles are another man’s opportunity, and that beneficiary could be Samuel Deduno. He is scheduled to pitch tomorrow against the Blue Jays and has pitched well so far in Florida. Three and two-thirds innings, four hits, one earned run and four strikeouts. Another good outing from Deduno could have Worley headed for the bullpen.
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