Will the real Kevin Corriea please stand up
by, 04-16-2013 at 09:07 PM (359 Views)
As you have probably noticed Kevin Corriea has been a nice surprise in this year's rotation. In fact, so good that he is the only pitcher on the starting staff who has pitched into the 7th inning. Not only that but he leads the team in strikeouts (8), ERA (2.95), and WHIP (1.22).
I know you might be reading this and saying WWWHHHHAAAATTT? Corriea did this? Believe me, I can't believe it myself. Coming into the season everyone was thinking "Waste of money" and "We could have gotten someone else for less money." I didn't want him either, especially after his less than sterling career in the National League.
In the National League he had a win/loss record of 60-65, an ERA of 4.54, with 9.5 hits/walk. With this, how in the world would he be able to survive in the American League. And with the horrific pitching the Twins had last year, the last thing the team needed was another pitch to contact starter.
But ,thankfully, he has surprised us all. He is being the one thing many Twins starters lacked, consistent. In every game he has pitched, the Twins have had a chance to win and finally last night against the Angels he earned his first American League win, against an team with a pretty impressive lineup.
Though he has had only three starts and one win, a thing that is important is consistency. This might be the reason Terry Ryan signed him to two years, while we just looked at the stats. So is the real Kevin Corriea standing up? Or has he yet to reveal himself?