Thursday, July 19, 2007

Things look good for Baker

Scott Baker has probably earned himself some breathing room in the Minnesota Twins' rotation. And that may help the former Captain Shreve Gator continue his string of strong starts.

Baker took a no-decision Thursday in the Twins' 4-3 loss to Detroit, but he turned in another quality start, allowing three runs in 6 1-3 innings. Counting the complete-game, 1-0 loss he tossed against Detroit on July 1, Baker has allowed four runs in 14 1-3 innings against the top offense in the majors.

That can only help Baker, who seems more comfortable with each passing start. Maybe it's because he no longer has to look over his shoulder and worry about taking the shuttle back to Triple-A Rochester.

After all, four quality starts out of five will do that for a guy.


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