Twins' starter Diamond isn't so rough

Guelph-born Twins starter Scott Diamond will face the Jays on Sunday. (REUTERS)

Guelph-born Twins starter Scott Diamond will face the Jays on Sunday. (REUTERS)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:08 PM ET

How special is lefty Scott Diamond?

Besides the fact he went undrafted out of Binghamton University, was signed by the Atlanta Braves as a free agent pitching college summer ball in 2007, was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 2011 Rule V draft and led the Twins with 12 wins last year?

Well, with a win over the Blue Jays the Guelph native will be tied for ninth place with wins by a Canadian against either the Toronto Blue Jays or the Montreal Expos.

When he faces the Jays on Sunday afternoon at the Rogers Centre it will be his 50th start.

Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins had a 16-12 combined won-loss combined record against the Expos and the Jays.

Rheal Cormier was the next best Canuck in terms of wins with a 10-7 record, followed by Kirk McCaskill at 9-8.

The other Canucks with more than two wins are Reggie Cleveland (8-5), Ryan Dempster (7-1), Jesse Crain (3-2), John Hiller (3-2) and Paul Quantrill (3-8).


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