St. John’s baseball: Cody Stashak bounces back in big way on the mound

Former St. John’s baseball standout Cody Stashak bounced back in a major way on the mound for the Minnesota Twins against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Not much has gone wrong so far in the Major League Baseball season for Cody Stashak and the Minnesota Twins but the former St. John’s standout had a rough outing back on August 8 against the Kansas City Royals.

Stashak threw one inning against his division rivals allowing three hits and three runs, two home runs, and one walk.

The runs were the first three runs the right hander has allowed all season but things were brought back to normal on Tuesday evening as Cody Stashak was back on the mound and being his dominant self.

As Minnesota opted to use an opener for its game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Stashak was utilized in the second inning and only needed 12 pitches to strikeout the side in his lone inning of work.

Ten of his twelve pitches were for strikes as the former Johnnie is posting a 3.86 ERA in six games this season for a total of seven innings pitched.

In those seven innings, Stashak has allowed five hits and three runs while walking two and fanning ten batters as hitters are only posting a .192 batting average against the New Jersey native this year.

Unfortunately for Cody Stashak, Tuesday night was the lone game in the three-game series in which the Twins dropped as the Brewers used a two run 8th inning to pull away.

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However, the Minnesota Twins have enjoyed its fair share of success this season with a 12-7 record, holding a game and a half lead over the Detroit Tigers for the top spot in the American League Central Division.

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Following an off day on Thursday, Minnesota will be back on the field on Friday for the first game of a four game series against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field.