Dobnak has been named the starter for Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Dobnak's last start against Detroit in the regular season was a good one, as he allowed one run (zero earned) on one hit while fanning six over six frames. He'll have his work cut out for him Saturday evening after his team fell behind in the series by losing Game 1.
Dobnak (2-1) allowed one run (none earned) on one hit and no walks while striking out six across six innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Tigers.
Dobnak allowed his only run in the first inning thanks to a two-out error by Jorge Polanco which kept the inning going. However, he pitched a near perfect five innings thereafter, with the only baserunner reaching on another error. Dobnak has made quite an impact since making his major-league debut on Aug. 9, racking up a 1.59 ERA and 1.13 WHIP across 28.1 innings while serving as both an opener and traditional starter.
Dobnak will start Wednesday's game against the Tigers on four days' rest, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The Twins used Kyle Gibson out of the bullpen Tuesday and apparently moving Dobnak up a day in the rotation was the best option to cover Wednesday's start. He is coming off his best start of the year -- he held the Royals to one run while striking out five in 5.1 innings and getting the win. This will be his final appearance of the regular season.
Dobnak (1-1) pitched 5.1 innings Friday, allowing one run on three hits and two walks. He earned the win and struck out five versus the Royals.
A two-run first inning gave Dobnak a lead, and the only run against him came on an Alex Gordon double. Dobnak now has a 2.01 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with 17 strikeouts in 22.1 innings this year. The 24-year-old lines up to start against the Tigers on Thursday.
Dobnak will start Friday's game against the Royals, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Dobnak's last start came Sunday against Cleveland, and he surrendered two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk while fanning two over five innings of work. He owns a 2.12 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with a 12:3 K:BB over 17 innings frames this season in the majors.
Dobnak allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits with one walk and two strikeouts across five innings in a no-decision against the Indians on Sunday.
The 24-year-old left with the lead, but the Indians came back to win this one, giving Dobnak another no-decision. In his seven appearances, he has yet to earn a win and has taken one loss. He has an impressive ERA, but a high WHIP, indicating perhaps he hasn't pitched as well as the ERA suggests. Dobnak has a 2.12 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 17 innings across three starts and four relief appearances this season.
Dobnak will start Sunday against Cleveland, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Dobnak will get the nod with Jose Berrios being given an extra day of rest. He was used as an opener and not a traditional starter in his last appearance, logging just two innings. He'll be throwing on three days of rest Sunday, so he may be set for another brief outing.
Dobnak (0-1) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk over two innings Sunday, striking out one batter and taking the loss against Cleveland.
Dobnak hadn't allowed an earned run in his first nine innings at the MLB level before Sunday's loss. Both runs scored on a second-inning single by Franmil Reyes. The 24-year-old rookie could get another chance as the opener next weekend.
Dobnak will start Sunday's game against the Indians, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Dobnak rejoined the Twins in late August and and will make his second start in the majors Sunday in what amounts to a bullpen game. The 24-year-old has yet to allow a run through nine innings and has an 8:1 K:BB.
Dobnak is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Red Sox, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
With Kyle Gibson on the IL with ulcerative colitis, Dobnak will get the ball for Tuesday's series opener against Boston. The right-hander has made three appearances out of the bullpen for the Twins this season, notching six strikeouts while allowing two unearned runs across eight innings. Dobnak pitched just one inning in his most recent appearance for Minnesota on Saturday, so it's unclear how deep into Tuesday's game he'll be allowed to pitch.
Dobnak was recalled by the Twins on Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Dobnak made his first career big-league appearance earlier in the month, tossing four scoreless innings. He'll take the bullpen spot which had belonged to Lewis Thorpe, who was optioned in a corresponding move.
The Twins intend to option Dobnak to Triple-A Rochester prior to Thursday's game against the Rangers, Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News Saint Paul reports.
Michael Pineda (triceps) will be reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move in advance of his scheduled start Thursday. Dobnak made one appearance during his week-long stint with the Twins, striking out three over four scoreless innings of long relief in a 6-2 loss to the Indians on Aug. 9.
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