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Jun 16, 2024 2.1 5 3 5.25 -4
Jun 10, 2024 6.1 5 3 4.79 26
Jun 5, 2024 4.0 4 3 5.26 -4.5
May 30, 2024 5.2 4 2 4.57 8
May 25, 2024 5.0 4 2 4.39 10.5

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Chris Paddack returned in late September from May 2022 Tommy John surgery (his second) and had perhaps the best stretch of his career in the postseason as a reliever and will be counted on as a starting pitcher in 2024. Paddack threw just five innings in the regular season but had eight strikeouts and just one walk, averaging a career-high 95.3 mph fastball. He reached 99 mph with his fastest pitch. He then threw 3.2 scoreless innings in the playoffs with six strikeouts and no walks. The Twins hope it's a sign he can return to his 2019 form when he had a 3.33 ERA and 26.9% strikeout rate for the Padres. At his peak, Paddack has good command and a plus change-up to keep hitters off balance. His innings may be limited in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, however.

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Innings Pitched
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Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2024 138.59.9 73.7 5 3 67 15 5.25 1.41
2023 168 5.0 1 8 1 5.40 1.40
2022 367.2 22.3 1 2 20 2 4.03 1.21
3y Avg. 868.6 45.3 3 3 42 8 4.96 1.26
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Struggles in nightcap

    Paddack allowed five runs on five hits and a walk while failing to strike out a batter over 2.1 innings, taking a no-decision in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Athletics. Paddack had his shortest outing of the year after twice allowing the Athletics to counter the Twins' early offense. Over his last seven outings, Paddack has allowed four or more runs four times, but he's limited opponents to two runs or less in the other three starts in that span. He's at a 5.25 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 67:15 K:BB through 73.2 innings over 14 starts this year, so inconsistency is just part of the deal for the right-hander. He's projected to make his next start in a rematch at Oakland.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Cruises to fifth win

    Paddack (5-3) earned the win Monday against the Rockies, yielding six hits and no walks over 6.1 scoreless innings. He struck out six. After struggling with a 6.51 ERA over his last five starts, Paddack cashed in on the opportunity to pitch against Colorado, firing his first scoreless appearance since May 3. The Twins right-hander generated 13 whiffs to collect his six punchouts, reaching that mark for the sixth time this season. Overall, Paddack now sports a 4.79 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 67:14 K:BB over 71.1 innings. The 28-year-old is slated to face Oakland at home this weekend in his next start.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Lit up by Yankees

    Paddack (4-3) took the loss against the Yankees on Wednesday, allowing seven runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven batters over four-plus innings. Paddack fell behind 4-0 after one frame but bounced back by holding the Yankees without a baserunner over the following three innings. However, the right-hander loaded the bases without retiring a batter in the fifth, and all three of those runners came around to score following his departure to further mar his final stat line. The four innings tied a season-low total for Paddack, matching the amount he completed in his season debut against Milwaukee on April 3. If there's a silver lining, it's that Paddack managed to punch out seven batters, his highest mark over his past five starts.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Shaky vs. Royals

    Paddack did not factor into the decision Thursday against Kansas City, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out four. Paddack got off to a rocky start, allowing a two-run homer to Vinnie Pasquantino in the first inning before allowing two more runs in the third and fourth. However, the Twins would rally back from a 4-0 hole to spare him the loss in an eventual 7-6 victory. Paddack had been sharp coming into Thursday's outing, allowing just four runs over 13 innings across his previous two starts. Overall, he's 4-2 on the season with a 4.57 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 54:12 K:BB across 61 innings. Paddack's currently in line for a tough road matchup with the Yankees in his next start.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Five innings in no-decision

    Paddack did not factor into the decision Saturday against the Rangers. He allowed two runs on four hits while striking out three and not walking a batter over five innings. Manager Rocco Baldelli had Paddack on a short hook and lifted the right-hander after 73 pitches, after the right-hander gave up single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, including a solo homer off the bat of Ezequiel Duran in the fifth. Paddack had a nine-run blowup against the Orioles back on April 16, but overall he's putting together a highly successful comeback season after missing the better part of two years following Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts and now has a 3.05 ERA in seven starts since that aforementioned disaster outing in Baltimore.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Tough no-decision Sunday

    Paddack notched a no-decision decision Sunday despite allowing just two runs on three hits and no walks over eight innings against the Guardians. He struck out six. Paddack bounced back after allowing five runs and 12 hits in his last start against the Yankees. He pitched into the eighth inning for the first time with the Twins and kept the Twins in the game until they lost in the bottom of the ninth inning.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Rocked by Yankees

    Paddack (4-2) took the loss Tuesday against the Yankees, allowing five runs on 12 hits and two walks across five innings. He struck out four. Paddack couldn't get much by the Yankees on Tuesday, tying his career high in hits allowed while all nine NYY batters generated a hit. The poor showing was a surprise considering Paddack was victorious in his previous four starts -- allowing five runs across 23.1 innings with two 10-strikeout games. Paddack has allowed two or fewer runs in five of his eight starts but owns a 4.89 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP over 42.1 innings. He's lined up to face the Guardians in Cleveland on Sunday.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Fans 10 for fourth win

    Paddack (4-1) earned the win over the Mariners on Wednesday, allowing one run on eight hits and one walk while striking out 10 over 5.1 innings. Paddack did a great job of mixing in off-speed pitches with his four-seamer early, which led to him striking out eight of the first 14 batters he faced. He would eventually surrender a solo home run to Mitch Garver in the fourth and actually allowed the leadoff man to reach in the fifth and sixth innings, but the right-hander was able to work his way through it and earn his fourth consecutive win. Paddack also matched his season high with 10 strikeouts in the contest and currently holds a 0.70 ERA in May to go along with a 16:2 K:BB. On the downside, he's also allowed eight or more hits in three of his last five outings.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Wins third straight

    Paddack (3-1) yielded two hits and a walk over six shutout frames Friday, striking out six and earning a win over the Red Sox. After working out of a two-on, no-out jam in the first inning, Paddack locked in and rolled through the Red Sox. He's now 3-1 with a three-game winning streak; during that span, he's posted a 2.00 ERA and an 18:2 K:BB over 18 frames. Paddack forced 12 whiffs, including six with a four-seam that averaged 94.3 mph. The 28-year-old righty has dropped his ERA to 4.78 through six starts. He's currently in line face the Mariners at home next week.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Gets ugly win

    Paddack (2-1) earned the win Saturday, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk over five innings against the Angels. He struck out two. His average fastball declined two mph from his average during the start, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Despite the win, this was a concerning outing for Paddack. The reduced velocity on his fastball is worrisome, and he gave up his fifth home run in five starts. After giving up multiple runs in each of the second and third innings, he recovered to throw two scoreless frames before departing. His next start lines up for next weekend against the Red Sox.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Shuts down White Sox

    Paddack (1-1) allowed six hits over seven shutout innings Monday, striking out 10 and earning a win over the White Sox. Paddack retired the first 10 batters he faced and, outside of a bases-loaded situation in the fourth inning, didn't face much trouble. It was a dramatic turnaround after the Orioles crushed him for nine runs in his last outing. Monday's start set new season bests for Paddack in nearly every category, including innings and punchouts. He pulled his ERA down to 5.57 with a 19:5 K:BB through 21 innings. Paddack is lined up for a road matchup with the Angels this weekend.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Hit hard in Baltimore

    Paddack (0-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Orioles, allowing nine runs on 12 hits and a walk over 5.1 innings. He struck out two. While Paddack's 5.1 innings pitched were a season high, he didn't miss many bats, allowing three runs in the second inning and another four in the fourth en route to his first loss of the year. The 28-year-old Paddack's ERA is up to 8.36 with a 2.07 WHIP and 9:5 K:BB through his first three starts (14 innings) this year. He's currently slated to face the White Sox at home in his next outing.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Goes 4.2 innings vs. Dodgers

    Paddack didn't factor into the decision Wednesday against the Dodgers, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out five. After allowing a run in the first inning, Paddack rebounded to put together a solid outing, holding the Dodgers to just one additional run on a Max Muncy solo homer. However, the right-hander allowed a pair of hits in the fifth and ultimately left the contest one out away from qualifying for the win. Paddack's allowed four runs on 12 hits while striking out seven through his first two starts this season. He's currently in line for a tough road matchup against the Orioles in his next outing.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Lasts four innings in Milwaukee

    Paddack didn't factor into the decision Wednesday against the Brewers, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks over four innings in a 7-3 victory for the Twins. He struck out two. Making his first big-league start in nearly two years, Paddack threw 82 pitches (47 strikes) and uncorked two wild pitches in an inefficient performance, but he mostly limited hard contact aside from a Rhys Hoskins solo shot in the fourth inning. The 28-year-old right-hander is looking to get his career back on track after missing almost all of the last two seasons while recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, but he hasn't thrown more than 108.1 innings in a season since 2019. Paddack lines up to make his next start at home early next week against the Dodgers.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: First start coming Wednesday

    Paddack is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Brewers at American Family Field. After making his return from Tommy John surgery late last season, Paddack's lone three appearances with Minnesota came as a reliever, so he'll be making his first regular-season start since May 8, 2022 when he takes the hill Wednesday. The right-hander broke camp with a rotation spot in hand despite not being particularly sharp during Grapefruit League play, finishing with a 4.73 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 10:3 K:BB in 13.1 innings.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Working on cutter

    Paddack has added a cutter to his arsenal and threw it four times in his spring debut Friday against the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Paddack threw 1.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and a walk. "I've seen guys throw it, but I've never thrown it," Paddack said. "I'm trying to learn how to use it in certain counts, aggressive hitters, behind in the count, whatever that might be." After making a full recovery from his May 2022 Tommy John surgery, Paddack returned to action for the Twins in late September and struck out eight while allowing three earned runs across five innings over two relief appearances. He then struck out six over 3.2 scoreless frames during Minnesota's postseason run. Adding another pitch to his repertoire could help him return to his 2019 form, when he had a 3.33 ERA and 26.9 percent strikeout rate over 140.2 innings for the Padres. While he's penciled in as the No. 4 starter, Paddack's innings may be limited in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Starting in spring opener

    Manager Rocco Baldelli said Paddack is scheduled to start the Twins' spring opener Friday versus the University of Minnesota, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Paddack threw approximately 55 pitches Sunday in a live session and is expected to work about two innings in the exhibition contest. After making a full recovery from his May 2022 Tommy John surgery, Paddack returned to action for the Twins in late September and struck out eight while allowing three earned runs across five innings between his two relief appearances during the regular season, then struck out six over 3.2 scoreless frames during Minnesota's postseason run. Now nearly two years removed from elbow surgery and entering the second season of a three-year, $12.5 million deal, Paddack will be vying for a spot in Minnesota's Opening Day rotation this spring.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Strong in bulk relief

    Paddack (1-0) earned the win Saturday against the Rockies. He allowed two hits while striking out four over three scoreless innings. Paddack entered the game after one inning, replacing Emilio Pagan, and fired off three scoreless frames for his first win of 2023. Though Paddack spent most of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery, he managed to make two appearances down the stretch, allowing three runs over two innings in his first outing before blanking the Rockies on Saturday.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Strikes out six in rehab outing

    Paddack (elbow) struck out six over four innings and gave up two earned runs on four hits and no walks in a rehab start Tuesday with Double-A Wichita. In his second rehab appearance as he gears up for a return from Tommy John surgery, Paddack tossed 58 pitches and relayed after the game that he feels "outstanding," per MLB.com. Paddack was scheduled to throw a bullpen session later this week before heading to Triple-A St. Paul, where he's expected to make his next rehab appearance in a relief role. If all goes well during the upcoming appearance, Paddack could be activated from the 60-day injured list as soon as Sept. 22 to fill a multi-inning role out of the Minnesota bullpen.
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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Sits at 95 mph in first rehab start

    Paddack (elbow) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks and struck out four across 2.2 innings Wednesday in his first rehab appearance with Single-A Fort Myers. According to Bobby Nightengale of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Paddack's fastball sat around 95 miles per hour, and he induced five whiffs on six swings while throwing his changeup. Paddack is nearly 16 months removed from Tommy John surgery and presumably will require at least a couple more rehab appearances before being activated from the 60-day injured list. The Twins could use him as a multi-inning reliever late in the season.
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