Meanwhile, Mike Berardino notes that Rochester has a "TBD" listed as the starter for Thursday's game. Implications? Samuel Deduno is scheduled to start for the Twins, while it's Logan Darnell's turn for Rochester. Time will only tell what develops here.
Gardy was "pressed on the matter" of the pitching success in Rochester, the process involved in pulling the trigger and what it might mean for the near future of the MN Twins:
“The last thing we like to do is send them out and bring somebody else in. If it has to happen, it has to happen. People have to produce at this level. We understand that and we’re fortunate … to have people pitching very well at Triple-A right now that give us options.”
When pressed on the matter, Gardenhire made an interesting point that might shed light on why the Twins prefer to err on the safe side before calling up their young arms.
“You ever think about the competition down there?” Gardenhire said. “Have you checked how good the league is? That tells a lot. I’m not saying anything bad about our pitchers, but the competition in that (International) league is not the same as it is here. It’s a huge difference. So you start checking some of the track records and their consistency down there, too, in that league. Competition has a lot to with it.....
We have people down there, and they’re telling me whether they’re ready to do this or not, and I’m telling the general manager.
“When he decides they’re ready to do this, he will make that decision more than I will. You know what I mean? There’s way more to it than what’s just black and white and right out in front. There’s a lot involved, and I think you know what all those things are.”
Edited by jokin, 16 June 2014 - 07:11 PM.