04-23-2012, 09:20 PM #1
Scott Michael Diamond
No. 58 - Minnesota Twins
No. 17 - Rochester Red Wings
Born July 30, 1986; Guelph Ontario Canada
Received full athletic scholarship to Binghamton University (SUNY),
graduated from Watson School of Engineering, December 19, 2011
Signed as free agent with Atlanta Braves organization in 2008
very successful minor league career with Braves including 2008 Minor League Pitcher of the Year
129 games; 51 wins; 30 losses; ERA 3.23; WHIP 1.308
Chosen by Minnesota Twins in 2010 Rule 5 Draft
moved to Rochester Red Wings after negotiation with Braves
Major League Debut with Twins July 18, 2011 against Cleveland Indians - no decision
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Began 2012 with Rochester Red Wings
Scott has 4 strong pitches and throws them all for strikes. He uses his height to advantage by coming over the top and adding a downward trajectory to all 4 pitches. He needs to keep the ball down consistently.
04-23-2012, 10:14 PM #2
April 6, 2012
Scott's first game of the season against Syracuse Chiefs. Scott pitched 6.1 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. With great defense and enough offence the Red Wings win 3 - 1
April 11, 2012
Against the Pawtucket Red Sox, Scott pitched 6 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 3 walks, and 6 strikeouts. Scott has now pitched 12.1 innings with out an earned run. The Red Wings win 2 - 1
April 16, 2012
The Empire State Yankees were at Frontier Field and Scott pitched 6.0 innings, allowing 9 hits, 3 runs - all earned, 1 homerun, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. The Red Wings win the game 5 - 3
April 22, 2012
In his forth start of the season, Scott pitches against the Lee Valley Iron Pigs. In 7 innings, Scott allows 4 hits, 0 earned runs however Lee Valley had 2 unearned runs, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts. Scott is credited with his 4th win in a row as Rochester wins 3 - 2. Scott has a 1.07 ERA after 4 starts this season
April 23, 2012
Rochester Red Wings pitcher Scott Diamond has been named the Batavia Downs Racetrack and Casino Player of the Week for the period of April 16-22
Scott has a great following in Upper New York State and we are happy that he is pitching so well for our Red Wings
Last edited by sweetluis; 06-11-2012 at 03:35 PM. Reason: spelling error
04-30-2012, 07:56 PM #3
Sunday April 29
A game that started with so much promise, finished as a disappointing
After failing to get any of the first 10 batters to first base, the
Buffalo Bisons put on their timely-hitting shoes and touched Scott for 7
runs on 11 hits over 6.1 innings. 6 strikeouts and 0 walks are the best
parts of this game.
A great game to put behind you, Scott!!
05-04-2012, 08:33 PM #4
May 4, 2012
Scott pitched 3 stong innings against the Empire State Yankees tonight. A great outing, but short. Scott allowed 3 hits, 0 runs, 2 base on balls - one intentional and 2 strikeouts with his ERA now at 2.60.
Rumors are running in Rochester that Scott is being called up to Minnesota, so that is why he pitched a shortened game tonight.
If that is the case we are proud of Scott and wish him the best.
05-06-2012, 07:26 AM #5
05-09-2012, 12:59 AM #6
Tonight was a fun night at Target Field. Scott Diamond was in command for all 7 innings he pitched allowing 0 runs, 4 hits, one walk and 6 strike outs. Scott is the first starting pitcher to pitch for the Twins this season without allowing a run!!
With some great hitting and great defense the crowd all finally went home happy!!
05-09-2012, 01:29 AM #7
Looked like Cliff Lee tonight!! Thank you Scott we needed at least one night of glory!
05-09-2012, 11:48 AM #8
Sweetluis, thank you for posting all these summaries and updates. It's a treat to read them this morning after last night's game.
05-09-2012, 12:26 PM #9
Diamond's pitching was really fun to watch last night. It shows that you don't have hit hit the mid to upper 90's with a fastball to shutdown another team. He was on the corners most of the night and had solid defense (Dozier had a lot of action) behind him.
05-13-2012, 04:15 PM #10
There continues to be great news from Target Field on Scott's second start, this time against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Scott pitched 7 innings, with 101 pitches thrown, 63 for strikes, 38 balls, 5 hits, 0 runs. Scott has now pitched 14 straight shut out innings in his 2 starts.
Great Game Scotty and thanks for making Mother's Day so much fun for all us mothers!!
05-13-2012, 04:20 PM #11
i have been extemely anti-Diamond....mainly cause Im tired of 88/89mph guys but mostly cause of his horrid yr @ ROC.
Looking back @ his ATL minor league #s.....he was pretty decent.
7.1 K per 9IP for his minor league career is pretty good for a soft tosser also.
Last edited by greengoblinrulz; 05-13-2012 at 04:25 PM.
05-13-2012, 05:13 PM #12
It sounds like you think a 22 - 24 year old player can never improve, but Scott's coaches and record would indicate that this is just not true. Scott has had a tremendous if short AAA season, and has carried this success into the Majors.
I for one am welcoming his pitching with the Twins, in a season that had not too much to cheer about so far.
Scott is a dedicated, but humble hard worker that is improving and that to be celebrated. I am sure I am not alone.
05-13-2012, 05:53 PM #13
I was talking about his 2011 ROC season when I was discrediting him.
Count me as one that hated dealing one of the organizations few hard throwers (and 2nd round pick) in Billy Bulloch for him & he stunk it up last yr, pure & simply.......then got a promotion IMO only to justify the trade (we were also runnin out of pitchers) and wasnt very good in Sept either.
It wasnt yrs 21-23 for me as I said, he had some decent seasons for ATL but was left unprotected after not being drafted. Not worth a young 2nd rounder IMO. Sure has proved me wrong....not unwilling to admit that.
I see in my original post I didnt give him any credit & I absolutely am.
Passionately hate pitchers who walk guys, so Diamond is my kind of pitcher......just frustrated with Twins lack of power arms. He had a solid K % in his minor league career & hope he can somewhat carry that over to help him out. Obviously, take him right now over the incredibly overrated Nick Blackburn & also over the much more talented Liriano.
05-13-2012, 07:32 PM #14
Could Scott Diamond be the pitching gem we've all been hoping for? I want to believe it. The Twins need a few things to go right...
05-18-2012, 11:13 PM #15
Friday, May 18, 2012
Scott took the mound for his 3rd start since being called up to Minnesota against the Milwalkee Brewers at Miller Park tonight.
Scott battled during his 5 1/3 innings, but was able to keep the team in the game, and the teams offense certainly helped, allowing Scott to get his third win of the season and the team to have their first 3 game winning streak of the season!!
In 5 1/3 innings Scott allowed 8 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, 3 strike outs, and 1 home run. Scott's ERA sits at 1.40
Interstingly enough Scott's bat figured into the game as well. In three at bats, Scott hit a single in the top of the 5th inning and scored on a Joe Mauer double. Scott's batting average sits at .333
Scott leads the pitching staff in wins, ERA and Batting average!!
05-19-2012, 01:14 AM #16
05-23-2012, 10:29 PM #17
May 23, 2012
Well tonight is not as much fun to write about. Scott battled to keep the Twins' in the game, through 6 innings, but with no offense and not much defense and some good hitting by the White Sox it all added up to a loss for the Twins.
Here is Scotts line for tonight.
6 innings pitched, 9 hits, 5 runs of which 3 were unearned, 1 intentional base on ball, 4 strikeouts and 94 pitches thrown of which 61 are strikes. ERA 1.78
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05-23-2012, 10:41 PM #18
Diamond got absolutely no help from the guys behind him, either hitting or fielding. I thought he threw a lot of good pitches, despite being in the stretch practically the whole game. No problems with base stealing either. He has command of all of his pitches and while he's not dominating, he looks like he can be decent or maybe better than that. It is tough pitching when it looks like one run will beat you and Diamond had to believe that pretty early in the game.
05-28-2012, 08:56 PM #19
Monday, May 28th, 2012
Scott took the mound this afternoon in a game at Target Field against the Oakland Athletics.
Scott had another quality start going 6 1/3 innings, giving up 3 earned runs, 9 hits, 1 base on balls, and 4 strike outs. He kept the game close and left with the game tied. The Twins took the lead and hung on to it in the 8th. Scott gets a no decision on this game but happily the Twins get a win and end a 5 game losing streak.
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06-03-2012, 05:19 PM #20
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
I am away from home on holidays and so had to bring along my Sirus Satelite radio to listen to the game. Unfortunately I could only find the game listening to the Indians play by play announcers but the results were good for my favorite Twins player and they could not say enough kind words about Scott, as he pitched a great game.
They called Scott "Impressive" and said he was probably the best pitcher in the Twins rotation.
Here is Scott's line for today: 7 Innings pitched, 7 hits, 3 unearned runs, 2 strikeouts, 0 base on balls. Scott's ERA is now 1.86 With the Twins winning the game Scott is now 4 wins, and 1 loss.
Great game Scott and a lovely way to spend an holiday listening to a Twin's win!!