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Updated: July 17th, 2012 9:47pm
Nick Blackburn recalled from Triple-A Rochester after two solid starts

Nick Blackburn recalled from Triple-A Rochester after two solid starts

by Phil Mackey
1500ESPN.com
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MINNEAPOLIS -- To fill the roster spot of the ailing Matt Capps, the Minnesota Twins have recalled right-hander Nick Blackburn from Triple-A Rochester.

In two starts since his demotion, Blackburn has allowed only one earned run on 14 hits and a walk while striking out five in 15 innings. Blackburn's groundball rate was a very solid 55% in those two starts.

In 13 starts for the Twins this season, Blackburn owns an 8.10 ERA with 20 strikeouts, 22 walks and 15 home runs allowed over 63 1/3 innings. Only three times in those 13 starts did Blackburn allow fewer than four runs.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Nick Blackburn, Matt Capps
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