Kevin's first start back in Rochester was good, pitching 6 innings with 8 hits, 3 runs, 5 strikeouts and no walks. This week he was back in form as he led the Wings to a 1-0 win on Tuesday, pitching a 9 inning complete game shutout. Kevin gave up only 3 hits while striking out 8 with 1 walk.
For the season at Rochester, Kevin has made 11 starts, pitching 79.1 innings with 58 hits, 15 runs (14 earned), 70 strikeouts and only 6 walks. He has a 1.59 ERA which is not only tops amongst all pitchers in the International League, it is over a run and a half better than Charlotte's Gavin Floyd who is second with a 3.12 ERA. Kevin's 0.81 WHIP also leads the league with Norfolk's Garrett Olson second with a 1.06 WHIP. Having given up only 3 home runs ties him with several pitchers for a league best for all pitchers with at least 0.8 innings pitched per game, while his 6 walks are 8 and 11 walks less than pitchers with the second and third fewest walks in the league.
Kevin is a very sharp young man who will work hard to fine tune his game so that when he returns later this season, he will likely take a spot in the Twins rotation for many years.