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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
93-69 7-3 L1
80-82 5-5 W1
77-85 3-7 W1
74-88 5-5 L2
73-89 6-4 W2

2021 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 92.1 3 3 4.19 96 19

Top Bailey Ober News

  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Hip strain ends season

    Ober was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, ending his 2021 season, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Ober lined up for one final start of the season this week, but his rookie campaign will instead come to an unceremonious end due to the hip issue. The 26-year-old had a strong showing in his first taste of the majors with a 4.19 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 96:19 K:BB across 92.1 innings (20 starts). He'll have more than four months to get healthy before the start of spring training, where he should have an inside track to a rotation spot for 2022.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Stands out in win Friday

    Ober (3-3) allowed one run on four hits while striking out six across 5.1 innings to earn the win against Toronto on Friday.

    In his previous start, also against Toronto, Ober allowed four runs in four innings, but he was much more effective in the rematch Friday. The right-hander pitched into the sixth frame for the first time in September and allowed only four hits, half of which -- including a home run -- came off the bat of Marcus Semien. Ober's six strikeouts fell one shy of his season high, and he didn't walk any batters for the fourth time in his past five outings. He'll look to build on the victory when he takes on the Tigers at home next week.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Struggles against Toronto

    Ober (2-3) allowed four runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts through four innings, taking the loss in Saturday's 6-2 defeat to the Blue Jays.

    Ober couldn't contain a hot Blue Jays lineup Saturday, allowing a solo shot to Marcus Semien and a three-run homer to Teoscar Hernandez before being yanked after four innings. Minnesota's deployment of Ober has been interesting, as it has used the rookie as more of an extended opener rather than a true starter this season. The 26-year-old has thrown over 85 pitches just once in 19 starts and has never gone beyond the sixth inning. If the Twins take the training wheels off Ober next season and allow him to pitch deeper into games, the 6-foot-9 right-hander's ability to rack up strikeouts could make him a fantasy sleeper.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Allows three runs in no-decision

    Ober allowed three runs on five hits while striking out six over 4.1 innings Sunday against the Royals. He did not factor into the decision.

    The Royals got on the board right away against Ober with a double and a base hit before Salvador Perez hit a sacrifice fly to score Whit Merrifield. Adalberto Mondesi then led off the second inning with a solo blast to right. Ober held the Royals' bats quiet over the next two innings but then started the fifth by allowing a pair of base hits with one out before his day was finished. One of the runners would come in to score, charging a third run to Ober on his final line. The 25-year-old has now failed to reach five innings in back-to-back starts and owns a 4.12 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 87:17 K:BB over 83 innings. He's lined up to take the mound next weekend against the scorching hot Blue Jays lineup.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Solid across four innings

    Ober allowed two runs on six hits and struck out four in four innings versus Cleveland on Monday. He did not factor in the decision.

    As planned, Ober and Michael Pineda combined to cover seven innings in the contest. Minnesota led wire-to-wire, but Ober didn't work deep enough into the contest to earn the win. He's been solid in his last five starts, yielding seven runs (six earned) in 26.1 innings while adding a 25:2 K:BB in that span. The 26-year-old has a 4.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 81:17 K:BB across 78.2 innings, but he'll likely have his workload limited as he completes his first major-league season. Ober projects for a home start versus Kansas City this weekend.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Unlikely to get win Monday

    Ober is expected to start but piggyback with Michael Pineda (oblique) in Cleveland on Monday, with the two pitchers combining for six or seven innings, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    This would likely mean that Ober would not last long enough to qualify for the win in that outing. Pineda is going to piggyback rather than go out on a rehab assignment, but it is unclear if this arrangement will just be a one-time thing or something the Twins will utilize more frequently down the stretch.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Earns win in quality start

    Ober (2-2) allowed two runs on five hits over six innings Monday, striking out five and earning a win over the Tigers.

    Ober coughed up a solo homer to Derek Hill in the third inning and an RBI single to Zack Short in the fifth. He moved to 2-2 on the year and picked up his first win since July 5. Over his last eight starts, the 6-foot-9 righty has given up 13 earned runs over 41.2 innings (2.81 ERA) with a 40:6 K:BB. Ober will carry a 3.98 ERA into his projected road start against the Rays this weekend.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Throws five shutout innings

    Ober allowed four hits and a walk while striking out seven in five shutout innings, taking a no-decision versus Boston on Wednesday.

    Ober went eight days between starts as Minnesota manages the workload of its younger starters. The extra rest seemed to serve him well, although the 26-year-old was denied the win as the bullpen faltered to force extra innings. Ober has a 4.06 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 72:17 K:BB through 68.2 innings this season. The right-hander has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his last six starts, but due to a combination of high pitch counts and team performance, he's taken just one decision (a loss) in that span. He tentatively lines up to face Detroit next Monday, but he could be pushed back into a two-game set versus the Cubs when Minnesota locks in its pitching plans.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Picks up quality start in loss

    Ober (1-2) allowed two earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts through six innings, taking the loss in Tuesday's 3-1 defeat to Cleveland.

    Ober blanked Cleveland through four innings until Daniel Johnson took him deep for a two-run homer in the fifth. The right-hander then gave up an unearned run before getting the hook from manager Rocco Baldelli. Tuesday marked the first time Ober has been deeper than 5.1 innings in his major-league career, but he owes that more to his efficiency on the night (no walks, 69 pitches) than to a change in his deployment. The Twins clearly want to be careful with the 26-year-old, as he has eclipsed 90 pitches just once in 14 starts and has never thrown more than 80 innings in a season in his professional career.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Denied two-start week

    Ober won't make his second start of the week Sunday against the Yankees as initially anticipated, with Griffin Jax instead receiving the nod for that game, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    In an effort to limit the workloads of Ober and fellow rookies Jax and Charlie Barnes, the Twins opted to expand their rotation to six men for at least this week. Rather than having Ober -- who tossed a quality start in Tuesday's loss to Cleveland -- make his second start of the week Sunday, manager Rocco Baldelli's decision to add a bullpen day to the mix for Thursday's series opener in New York pushes the 26-year-old right-hander's next turn back to next week. Ober is now expected to make his 15th start of the season Aug. 24 in Boston.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Strong in no-decision

    Ober allowed six hits and a walk with six strikeouts over 5.1 scoreless innings in a no-decision versus the White Sox on Wednesday.

    The right-hander again saw a limited workload, throwing 54 of 82 pitches for strikes. He was able to work effectively, but Minnesota didn't open the scoring until the bottom of the sixth inning on Jorge Polanco's solo home run. Ober remains unlikely to be allowed to throw much more than 80 pitches down the stretch, which greatly limits how deep he can work in games if he's not at his best. He has a 4.53 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 62:16 K:BB across 57.2 innings this year. The 26-year-old is projected to make his next start versus Cleveland next week.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Works five innings in no-decision

    Ober allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings, taking a no-decision versus Houston on Friday.

    Minnesota continues to be cautious with the right-hander, as he worked right to his 80-pitch limit Friday. Ober was in line for the loss after allowing home runs to Taylor Jones and Chas McCormick, but Minnesota rallied from behind to get him off the hook. Ober owns a 4.99 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 56:15 K:BB across 52.1 innings, but he'll have to be at his best to have chances to win given his workload restrictions. He's expected to make his next start at home versus the White Sox next week.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Could see reduced workload

    Minnesota is considering reducing Ober's workload the rest of the season since he didn't pitch in 2020 and has never thrown more than 78 innings in a season, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The Twins are limiting him to about 80 pitches per start and could give him extra rest between starts late in the season. Even though he sports a 4.94 ERA, Ober has been a pleasant surprise for the Twins with a 9.7 K/BB and 2.7 BB/9. He could put himself in position for a spot in the 2022 rotation with a strong finish to the season.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Strikes out six in no-decision

    Ober allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk with six strikeouts through four innings, taking a no-decision in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Cardinals.

    Ober inherited an early 7-0 lead Saturday night and did his part to ensure the Cardinals couldn't stage a comeback. The only damage against his line came on a Harrison Bader RBI base hit in the fourth inning. Saturday marked his first start since in which he didn't allow multiple earned runs since July 5. His six strikeouts were one shy of his career high. The rookie has been a reliable option for the Twins since joining the rotation full-time in June. However, Minnesota's reluctance to allow Ober to go deep into ballgames limits his ability to accrue wins.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Solid in no-decision

    Ober allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out four across 5.1 innings in the loss to the Angels on Sunday. He did not factor into the decision.

    Ober surrendered a fifth-inning home run to Max Stassi to tie the game. He was relieved with one out in the sixth inning. It was his longest start of the season. The 25-year-old has a 5.19 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 43.1 innings. His next start is scheduled for Saturday in St. Louis.

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  • Twins' Bailey Ober: Mixed results against White Sox

    Ober allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk while striking out four over five innings against the White Sox on Tuesday. He did not factor into the decision.

    Ober picked up his first major-league victory after tossing five shutout innings against the White Sox earlier this month but was not as sharp this time out. The White Sox got to him for two quick runs in the first inning and then Yoan Moncada delivered a big blow with a two-run homer in the third to make it a 4-1 ballgame. Ober has yet to go more than five innings in any of his nine starts and is averaging just over 70 pitches per outing, usually making it difficult for him to qualify for a win. The 25-year-old currently owns a 5.45 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 41:12 K:BB over 38 innings. He's currently lined up for a meeting with the Angels over the weekend.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Huntersville, NC
Age: 26
Bats/Throws: R, R