St. John’s baseball: Cody Stashak hurls two scoreless innings of relief

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Former St. John’s baseball standout Cody Stashak tossed two scoreless innings on Tuesday night.

Another stellar performance is in the books for former St. John’s standout Cody Stashak as he continues to prepare for the postseason.

Stashak was called upon early in the Minnesota Twins’ matchup with the Detroit Tigers following three innings from starting pitcher Homer Bailey.

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The former Johnnie entered the ball game as the Twins were in a jam in the fourth as Bailey had already allowed one run and two men were on with nobody out.

Stashak forced Brandon Dixon to ground into a double play as the Twins were able to turn a double play, getting Willi Castro out at third base and Miguel Cabrera out at the plate.

Nick Goodrun then flew out to center field to end the threat.

The fifth inning was off to a smooth start for Cody Stashak as he struck out Austin Romine and forced Isaac Parades to foul out to right field but Daz Cameron then blasted a two-out double to center field, but he was cutdown at the plate on a single from Victor Reyes to end the inning.

Minnesota went on to win the game 5-4 in ten innings.

Stashak has now recorded more than three outs in his last three outings and it’s been at least two innings pitched in the right handers last two appearances.

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As the Twins continue to prepare for the playoffs, getting innings out of your bullpen is so important and Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli could be trying to get length out of one of his most trusted relievers in his bullpen.

In ten games this season, Cody Stashak has a 2.63 ERA in 13 and two-third innings pitched with nine hits, four runs, two home runs allowed, three walks, and 16 strikeouts as opposing batters have a .188 average against the Red Storm standout.

The Minnesota Twins are still trying to catch the Chicago White Sox for the American League Central crown as the Twins are a half game behind the Sox with four games left to play in the regular season.

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Minnesota wraps up its series with the Tigers on Wednesday night before hosting the Cincinnati Reds for a three-game series on Friday.