Milone (3-2) fell two outs short of a complete games, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out four in Tuesday's win over the Tigers. Milone held the Tigers scoreless until the ninth when he seemed to run out of gas. He hadn't pitched more than six innings in a game all season until Tuesday's gem. The southpaw has won all three of his starts this month, but still owns an unappealing 4.71 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. Milone will face a tough test in Boston on Sunday for his next start.
Milone (2-2) gave up two earned runs on five hits and three walks in Sunday's 15-5 victory over the Rangers. He struck out three. The 29-year-old left-hander wasn't overly impressive, but did enough for the second consecutive start to notch the win. Milone impressively did so on the road in a tough park for pitchers, and against a potent Rangers lineup. He's settled down over his last two starts, giving up only three earned runs over the last 11 innings while lowering his ERA a full run to 5.23. He'll look to continue building on his recent success in the second half of the season.
Milone (1-2) allowed just one run on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Athletics. This marks the first time Milone was able to get through six innings since April 15. It's been a rough go for Milone this year, but Milone induced nine groundouts and finally looked like he was at his top form. Still, he owns a brutal 5.45 ERA on the season and has struck out five batters or more just twice in seven starts.
Milone (0-2) was lucky to walk away with a no-decision after allowing five runs on nine hits in just 3.1 innings Thursday against the White Sox. He walked one and struck out three. It was Milone's second start since returning to Minnesota from Triple-A Rochester on June 19, with the results no better than his first start last Friday against the Yankees. It was the complete opposite at Rochester, where Milone was went 4-0 with a 1.66 ERA in seven starts for the Red Wings, striking out 41 while walking just four in 48.2 innings. He lasted at least five innings in all seven outings, going at least seven in five of them. The southpaw has already lost his spot at the bottom of the team's rotation once this year, and if he doesn't get better results soon, the 29-year-old is at-risk of heading back to the minors.
Milone gave up four runs (only one earned) on six hits with two walks and just one strikeout over 3.2 innings in Friday's loss to the Yankees. It seems to be the same story for Milone who dominated Triple-A (1.66 ERA and 41:4 K:BB in 48.2 innings after his demotion) but struggles in the majors. He'll likely stick in the rotation for awhile since the Twins have few better options at the moment.