St. John’s baseball: Cody Stashak picks up first win of MLB career

Former St. John's baseball star Cody Stashak pitches for the Minnesota Twins. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Former St. John's baseball star Cody Stashak pitches for the Minnesota Twins. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Former St. John’s baseball standout Cody Stashak picked up his first ever Major League Baseball victory.

Perhaps of the biggest milestones in his Major League Baseball career has finally arrived for former St. John’s baseball star Cody Stashak, who has picked up his first career victory.

Against the Chicago White Sox on September 16, the former Red Storm star pitched two and two-third innings in relief of starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi.

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Cody Stashak was perfect in just his third outing since being activated off the Injured List because of a back injury and was able to strikeout two batters in the process, James McCann and Luis Robert, the first two batters he faced in the game.

Stashak, who appeared in 18 games last season, is still being recognized as a rookie this season because of Major League Baseball service time requirements.

The right handed was credited with a loss last season in his 25 innings pitched.

However, in the shortened 2020 MLB season Stashak already has pitched 11 and two-third innings in nine games with a 3.09 ERA, allowing seven hits, four runs, three walks, and 15 strikeouts.

The Minnesota Twins have already clinched a playoff berth and if the season ended today they would host the New York Yankees in the best of three Wild Card Round, but the Twins still have their sights set on winning the American League Central Division.

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Minnesota trails the Chicago White Sox by two games for the division lead with five games left to play in the regular season, but the Twins are in a serious hole are the White Sox have seven games left to play.

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With a scheduled off day on Monday, the Twins finish up the season at Target Field with a two game series against the Detroit Tigers and three game series against the Cincinnati Reds as the White Sox play the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.