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Twins 2007 Bright Spots: Number 5

Neshek had an earned run average under 3.00.

In number five of the TwinCitiesDugout.com top Major League stories, we look at the breakout season for relief pitcher Patrick Neshek. The young sidewinder established himself as a top late innings guy for the Twins in 2007, and could be the next closer for the Twins. Here is a look at what he did last year, and what he has done in his career.

During the 2006 season, Pat Neshek established himself as arguably the best relief pitcher in the International League. The sidewinding right-hander was dominant as the Rochester Red Wings closer last season, finishing off 23 games, while notching 14 saves. In total, Neshek posted an earned run average under 2.00, and would get his first taste of Major League Baseball as a 25-year old.A fan...

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