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Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Gives up three homers in loss

Smeltzer (4-2) gave up three earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three over six innings to take the loss in a 3-1 defeat to the Orioles on Sunday. Despite pitching a quality start, Smeltzer struck out only three Orioles and was done in by three solo shots to take his second loss of the year. His 85 pitches were the least that he has thrown since June 5th. The 26-year-old left-hander depends on precision control since his fastball tops out at around 90 mph. The Orioles took advantage of his lack of velocity by pouncing on a couple of 88 mph fastballs for home runs. Smeltzer is expected to take the mound Saturday at Texas.
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Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Bounces back for fourth win

Smeltzer (4-1) earned the win over Cleveland on Thursday, pitching six scoreless innings during which he gave up three hits and struck out three batters. Smeltzer was pummeled for six earned runs over 4.1 frames in his worst outing of the season in his previous appearance, but he responded with one of his better performances of the campaign Thursday. This was the second time in 2022 that the left-hander tossed a scoreless outing, and he kept the ball in the park for the first time in his past four appearances. Smeltzer hasn't struck out many batters this season -- he has 22:11 K:BB over 44.1 innings -- but he has managed a solid 3.05 ERA and 1.06 WHIP while registering a 4-1 record.
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Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Roughed up in loss

Smeltzer (3-1) allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings, taking the loss versus Arizona on Friday. Smeltzer kept runs off the board in only the second inning, and Jordan Luplow took him deep twice in the contest. Homers have become an increasing problem for Smeltzer, who has yielded seven long balls in his last three starts after opening the campaign with no homers against in four appearances. The southpaw has a 3.52 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 19:11 K:BB across 38.1 innings overall. He's projected for a home start versus the Guardians next week.
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Has Devin Smeltzer Earned A Permanent Spot In the Starting Rotation?

Pitching for the Minnesota Twins has been the team’s weak point over the last few weeks. However, during the first month of the season, their pitching was one of the best in baseball. The Twins’ 3.11 team ERA was fourth in the league from the start of the season through May 9. The young pitching staff led the way when Minnesota’s lineup was struggling. But things aren’t exactly smooth sailing for the Twins staff over the last month. Their pitching allowed a 4.55 ERA from May 10 until now, ranking 22nd in baseball during this span.
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Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Yields two runs

Smeltzer allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over four innings in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays. He struck out one and did not factor in the decision. Smeltzer got off to a poor start when George Springer launched a leadoff shot against him. The 26-year-old southpaw then kept Toronto off the board until Alejandro Kirk's solo homer in the fourth. Sunday's outing was the shortest of the year for Smeltzer and it was the first time he'd allowed a home run. He's now sporting a 1.93 ERA with a 13:6 K:BB through five starts. Smeltzer is projected to face the Rays at home next week.
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