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Matt Belisle
ERA S K
4.70 2 41
Team: MinnesotaHt / Wt: 6-3 / 230
Position: RPBorn: 6/6/1980 Birthplace: Austin, Texas
Bats/Throws: S/R Draft: 2nd Round by Braves (1998)


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Aug. 12 7:45 PM PT8:45 PM MT9:45 PM CT10:45 PM ET22:45 ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST10:15 PM VEN6:45 UAE (+1)9:45 PM CT-Matt Belisle fell to 0-2, allowing two runs on two hits in 0.1 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Detroit Tigers 12-11 on Saturday. Belisle struck out one, ending the game with a 4.70 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 10 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET12:13 ET16:13 GMT0:13 9:13 AM MST11:13 AM EST11:43 AM VEN20:13 UAE11:13 AM CT-Matt Belisle did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 on Wednesday. Belisle struck out three, ending the game with a 4.34 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 8 11:32 PM PT12:32 AM MT1:32 AM CT2:32 AM ET2:32 ET6:32 GMT14:32 11:32 PM MST1:32 AM EST2:02 AM VEN10:32 UAE1:32 AM CT-Matt Belisle recorded his second save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Monday. Belisle struck out one, ending the game with a 4.43 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 6 7:59 PM PT8:59 PM MT9:59 PM CT10:59 PM ET22:59 ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST10:29 PM VEN6:59 UAE (+1)9:59 PM CT-Matt Belisle recorded his first save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Texas Rangers 6-5 on Sunday. Belisle struck out one, ending the game with a 4.53 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Belisle successfully converted his first save chance since claiming the closer's role following the recent trade of Brandon Kintzler. The 37-year-old has earned the job by not allowing an earned run over his last 14 appearances, a stretch in which he's posted a 0.78 WHIP over 15 1/3 innings.
July 31 8:12 AM PT9:12 AM MT10:12 AM CT11:12 AM ET11:12 ET15:12 GMT23:12 8:12 AM MST10:12 AM EST10:42 AM VEN19:12 UAE10:12 AM CT-Matt Belisle did not allow a hit or walk in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Sunday. Belisle struck out one, ending the game with a 4.64 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the season.
July 29 9:58 AM PT10:58 AM MT11:58 AM CT12:58 PM ET12:58 ET16:58 GMT0:58 9:58 AM MST11:58 AM EST12:28 PM VEN20:58 UAE11:58 AM CT-Matt Belisle did not allow a hit or walk in 1.1 scoreless innings as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Friday. Belisle struck out two, ending the game with a 4.71 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
July 22 9:00 PM PT10:00 PM MT11:00 PM CT12:00 AM ET0:00 ET4:00 GMT12:00 9:00 PM MST11:00 PM EST11:30 PM VEN8:00 UAE11:00 PM CT-Matt Belisle allowed one hit without giving up a run in 2.2 innings as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Friday. Belisle struck out three, ending the game with a 4.99 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
July 18 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET23:58 ET3:58 GMT11:58 8:58 PM MST10:58 PM EST11:28 PM VEN7:58 UAE (+1)10:58 PM CT-Matt Belisle allowed one hit without giving up a run in 2.0 innings as the Minnesota Twins lost to the New York Yankees 6-3 on Tuesday. Belisle struck out one, ending the game with a 5.35 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
July 15 9:37 PM PT10:37 PM MT11:37 PM CT12:37 AM ET0:37 ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST12:07 AM VEN8:37 UAE11:37 PM CT-Matt Belisle allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Houston Astros 10-5 on Friday. Belisle struck out one, ending the game with a 5.66 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
July 8 3:00 PM PT4:00 PM MT5:00 PM CT6:00 PM ET18:00 ET22:00 GMT6:00 3:00 PM MST5:00 PM EST5:30 PM VEN2:00 UAE (+1)5:00 PM CT-Matt Belisle walked one and didn't allow a hit in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Saturday. Belisle did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.82 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the season.
July 8 9:05 PM PT10:05 PM MT11:05 PM CT12:05 AM ET0:05 ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST11:35 PM VEN8:05 UAE11:05 PM CT-Matt Belisle allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 on Friday. Belisle struck out one, ending the game with a 5.88 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
July 2 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET21:12 ET1:12 GMT9:12 6:12 PM MST8:12 PM EST8:42 PM VEN5:12 UAE (+1)8:12 PM CT-Matt Belisle did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Sunday. Belisle struck out two, ending the game with a 6.06 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the season.
June 28 9:45 PM PT10:45 PM MT11:45 PM CT12:45 AM ET0:45 ET4:45 GMT12:45 9:45 PM MST11:45 PM EST12:15 AM VEN8:45 UAE11:45 PM CT-Matt Belisle allowed three runs - zero earned - on two hits and one walk in 2.0 innings as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Boston Red Sox 9-2 on Tuesday. Belisle struck out one, ending the game with a 6.53 ERA and 1.65 WHIP on the season.
June 24 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET21:06 ET1:06 GMT9:06 6:06 PM MST8:06 PM EST8:36 PM VEN5:06 UAE (+1)8:06 PM CT-Matt Belisle blew his third save, allowing one run on two hits in 0.2 innings, as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Saturday. Belisle did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 6.99 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.
June 22 6:31 PM PT7:31 PM MT8:31 PM CT9:31 PM ET21:31 ET1:31 GMT9:31 6:31 PM MST8:31 PM EST9:01 PM VEN5:31 UAE (+1)8:31 PM CT-Matt Belisle did not allow a hit or walk in 1.1 scoreless innings as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Chicago White Sox 9-0 on Thursday. Belisle did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 6.83 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
June 21 8:17 AM PT9:17 AM MT10:17 AM CT11:17 AM ET11:17 ET15:17 GMT23:17 8:17 AM MST10:17 AM EST10:47 AM VEN19:17 UAE10:17 AM CT-Matt Belisle allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 1.1 innings as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 9-7 on Tuesday. Belisle did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.18 ERA and 1.63 WHIP on the season.
June 17 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Matt Belisle allowed one run - zero earned - on three hits in 2.0 innings as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Cleveland Indians 9-3 on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Belisle struck out one, ending the game with a 7.56 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season.
June 12 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET11:44 ET15:44 GMT23:44 8:44 AM MST10:44 AM EST11:14 AM VEN19:44 UAE10:44 AM CT-Matt Belisle fell to 0-1, allowing four runs on four hits and one walk in 0.2 innings, as the Minnesota Twins lost to the San Francisco Giants 13-8 on Sunday. Belisle did not strike out a batter, ending the game with an 8.59 ERA and 1.68 WHIP on the season.
June 11 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST11:41 AM VEN20:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-Matt Belisle did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Minnesota Twins defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Saturday. Belisle struck out one, ending the game with a 7.17 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
June 9 9:39 AM PT10:39 AM MT11:39 AM CT12:39 PM ET12:39 ET16:39 GMT0:39 9:39 AM MST11:39 AM EST12:09 PM VEN20:39 UAE11:39 AM CT-Matt Belisle did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Thursday. Belisle struck out one, ending the game with a 7.52 ERA and 1.57 WHIP on the season.
June 5 7:40 AM PT8:40 AM MT9:40 AM CT10:40 AM ET10:40 ET14:40 GMT22:40 7:40 AM MST9:40 AM EST10:10 AM VEN18:40 UAE9:40 AM CT-Matt Belisle did not allow a hit or walk in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Sunday. Belisle did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.91 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.
June 4 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Matt Belisle allowed two hits without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 on Saturday. Belisle did not strike out a batter, ending the game with an 8.20 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season.
May 29 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Matt Belisle allowed three runs on two hits and one walk in 0.1 innings as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Houston Astros 16-8 on Monday. Belisle did not strike out a batter, ending the game with an 8.66 ERA and 1.70 WHIP on the season.
May 20 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET0:17 ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST11:47 PM VEN8:17 UAE11:17 PM CT-Matt Belisle allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday. Belisle did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.80 ERA and 1.67 WHIP on the season.
May 7 4:17 PM PT5:17 PM MT6:17 PM CT7:17 PM ET19:17 ET23:17 GMT7:17 4:17 PM MST6:17 PM EST6:47 PM VEN3:17 UAE (+1)6:17 PM CT-Matt Belisle allowed six runs on four hits and two walks in 0.1 innings as the Minnesota Twins lost to the Boston Red Sox 17-6 on Sunday. Belisle did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 9.00 ERA and 1.69 WHIP on the season.
May 4 9:16 AM PT10:16 AM MT11:16 AM CT12:16 PM ET12:16 ET16:16 GMT0:16 9:16 AM MST11:16 AM EST11:46 AM VEN20:16 UAE11:16 AM CT-Matt Belisle walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-4 on Wednesday. Belisle struck out one, ending the game with a 5.40 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Feb. 3 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-Belisle finalized a $2.05 million, one-year contract with the Twins after posting a career-best 1.76 ERA last season for Washington.
Analysis: Belisle pitched 46 innings in 2016 for the Nationals, missing seven weeks in the first half of the season with a strained calf muscle in his right leg.

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