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Twins Minor League Report (6/18): FSL All-Star Game

Fort Myers, Florida and the Minnesota Twins spring training complex played host to the 2016 Florida State League All-Star Game on Saturday night. This will be the first of two All-Star Games hosted by Twins minor league affiliates this season as the Cedar Rapids Kernels will host the Midwest League All-Star Game.

It was a low scoring affair as the FSL North used 11 pitchers to combine for a 1-0 shutout of the South squad. Miracle relief pitcher Yorman Landa gave up the lone run in the game. The first batter he faced cracked a double. He struck out the next two batters and the Hammond Stadium radar gun had him hitting 102 miles per hour and 100 miles per hour three more times. However a two-out ground ball single scored the run that would be the difference in the game.

To see the full box score of the FSL All-Star Game, click here and read on to see how the other Twins affiliates did on Saturday.
Image courtesy of Linwood Ferguson- Captive Photons (FSL South Team Photo)
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 5, Toledo 1
Box Score
Logan Darnell has been one of the most consistent starters for Rochester this season as he helped the club to their 41st win on Saturday night. He pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out six and walking two. The six strikeouts were a season high for him.It was his eighth victory on the season which is the most wins by any pitcher in the International League.

Marcus Walden and JT Chargois both put up zeros on the board to seal the victory. Walden allowed one hit and struck out two. Chargois had a couple batters reach against him but he didn't walk anyone and he lowered his season ERA to 0.57.

Rochester's two biggest hits came off the bats of Jorge Polanco and John Ryan Murphy. Polanco gave the Red Wings an early 2-0 when he drove in a pair of runs on a two-out double. Murphy went 2-for-3 and knocked in two runs of his own. Adam Brett Walker reached base twice and didn't strike out.

CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
Chattanooga 4, Montgomery 2
Box Score
The top four batters in the Lookouts line-up lead the offensive attack on Saturday night. This group combined for 10 of the team's 11 hits with each player having multiple-hit nights. Daniel Palka continued his impressive season by going 3-for-5 with a triple and a double. Engelb Vielma scored three runs and collected three hits including his third double. Travis Harrison reached base three times and drove in a pair of runs.

With the top end of the line-up supporting him, Aaron Slegers was able to earn his fifth victory. He scattered three hits over 6.1 innings to limit the Biscuits offense to two runs. He struck out four and walked three. Jake Reed earned his ninth hold by pitching 1.2 perfect innings. Trevor Hildenberger collected his 11th save with a perfect ninth inning.

KERNELS NUGGETS
Cedar Rapids 2, Quad Cities 3
Box Score
With their first half playoff hopes on the line, the Kernels rallied late to tie this game but they ended up falling by one run. The team was officially knocked out of the playoff race with the loss.

Dereck Rodriguez posted his best start of the season. Across six innings, he struck out eight and walked one as he allowed two runs (one earned run) on five hits. Cam Booser took the loss, his second, as he allowed the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. Booser pitched two innings without giving up a hit but walked two and struck out three.

Cedar Rapids was held to four hits and the team left eight men on base. Overall, the team went 2-for-10 with runners in scoring positions so the team couldn't find that big hit. Sean Miller drew two walks and scored two runs. J.J Fernandez drove in both of the team's runs as part of a 1-for-4 day.

TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day- Logan Darnell, Rochester Red Wings
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day- Daniel Palka, Chattanooga Lookouts

SUNDAY'S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester @ Toledo (5:05 CST)- LHP Nick Greenwood (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Chattanooga @ Montgomery (6:35 CST)- RHP Kohl Stewart (1-1, 3.14 ERA)
Cedar Rapids@ Quad Cities (6:00 CST)- LHP Sam Clay (4-2, 2.64 ERA)

Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss the Saturday games.


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Couple of observations and questions, Cody.

 

The Miracle had half of the ten pitchers appearing in the all-star game...WOW!And what wasn't mentioned is that Rosario got his fifth walk in his last ten games, matching the number of K's.

 

I expect this isn't accurate, however, it feels that Darnell's eight wins is about equal to the wins for the entire Twins starting rotation.Is it?And it is great seeing Murphy's bat come alive this month.After watching Centeno behind the plate yesterday, could Murphy be close to returning to the Twins Cities?

 

As always, thanks for these reports.

The Ft. Myers pitching staff (now minus Stewart) has been my number one Twins highlight this season.  Even taking the loss, Landa sounds impressive.  I don't want to ruin these guys, but can we fast track them?  They are needed ASAP!

Thank you to Cody for covering the last 2 minor league reports while my cable and Internet are out. Lightning strike nearby on Friday morning. Still waiting!
Vielma has been having a hell of a year. Any chance he gets a September cup of coffee?
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Cody Christie
Jun 20 2016 11:31 AM

 

Thank you to Cody for covering the last 2 minor league reports while my cable and Internet are out. Lightning strike nearby on Friday morning. Still waiting!

No problem. Happy to help

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Cody Christie
Jun 20 2016 11:34 AM

 

Vielma has been having a hell of a year. Any chance he gets a September cup of coffee?

There's always a chance but I think the Twins have other options to explore at this point. He's also not on the 40-man roster but it wouldn't be too hard to sneak him on if they really wanted to call him up.

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Cody Christie
Jun 20 2016 11:35 AM

 

The Ft. Myers pitching staff (now minus Stewart) has been my number one Twins highlight this season.  Even taking the loss, Landa sounds impressive.  I don't want to ruin these guys, but can we fast track them?  They are needed ASAP!

Every night I write the MiLB Report, I look forward to whoever is pitching in Fort Myers. They will be up soon enough.

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Cody Christie
Jun 20 2016 11:39 AM

 

Couple of observations and questions, Cody.

 

The Miracle had half of the ten pitchers appearing in the all-star game...WOW!And what wasn't mentioned is that Rosario got his fifth walk in his last ten games, matching the number of K's.

 

I expect this isn't accurate, however, it feels that Darnell's eight wins is about equal to the wins for the entire Twins starting rotation.Is it?And it is great seeing Murphy's bat come alive this month.After watching Centeno behind the plate yesterday, could Murphy be close to returning to the Twins Cities?

 

As always, thanks for these reports.

Twins starters have 10 wins this season so it's close to Darnell.

 

I would guess the Twins will want to see more of Murphy this season. He will be up for the second half if not sooner. 

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Bob Sacamento
Jun 20 2016 03:16 PM

The homerun derby was pretty nice for the FSL allstar game, Vavra was involved and had the whole crowd behind him, he went yard once pulling a ball down the LCF alley.  He advanced to the playoff for the next round but lost to eventual winner Mitch Walding who left with a nice sized trophy and championship belt

 

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Cody Christie
Jun 21 2016 11:06 AM

 

The homerun derby was pretty nice for the FSL allstar game, Vavra was involved and had the whole crowd behind him, he went yard once pulling a ball down the LCF alley.  He advanced to the playoff for the next round but lost to eventual winner Mitch Walding who left with a nice sized trophy and championship belt

 

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That's pretty cool. Thanks for the inside information and the cool picture.


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