Twins Minor League Report (8/10): Miracle Comeback
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Alex Kirilloff)Keep reading to find out more on the night in the Twins minor league system on Friday. As always, please feel free to discuss and ask questions.
- The Twins announced their trade of Fernando Rodney late on Thursday night. On Friday morning, they announced that Adalberto Mejia was headed to the disabled list (wrist). Those two roster spots were filled by RHP Tyler Duffey and 1B/DH Tyler Austin.
- Reports surfaced on Friday late afternoon that RHP Kohl Stewart had been scratched from his Friday night start in Rochester. He was called up to the Twins and will start on Sunday.
- RHP DJ Baxendale and OF LaMonte Wade were activated from the Rochester DL.
Rochester 2, Charlotte 8
DJ Baxendale returned from the DL and made the start. He worked a perfect first inning, but all three batters he faced in the second inning got on base. Luke Bard came in and gave up five runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings. He struck out three. Nick Anderson came on and threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out three. John Curtiss struck out two over three, one-hit innings. Alan Busenitz pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
The Red Wings had six hits in the game.Only LaMonte Wade, also just off the DL, had two hits.
Chattanooga 8, Jackson 2
Luke Raley had a breakout game for the Lookouts. He hit his second Chattanooga home run and his first triple. He had three hits. Brent Rooker had three walks to go with a single and three runs scored. Zander Wiel had two hits and a walk while Jaylin Davis had two hits as well. Jordan Gore added this second triple.
Dietrich Enns started and went the first 4 2/3 innings. He gave up two runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out seven. Omar Bencomo came on and struck out three over 4 1/3 scoreless innings.
Ft. Myers 6, Florida 4
Down 4-3 going into the top of the ninth inning, Ryan Costello hit a game-tying, leadoff home run. Aaron Whitefield (pinch running for Ben Rortvedt) later scored on a wild pitch. Ernie De La Trinidad provided some insurance with an RBI single to score Royce Lewis.
Alex Kirilloff led the offense. He went 3-for-3 with his 17th double. He also threw out a runner trying to advance to second base. Costello went 3-for-4. The homer was his second with the Miracle. De La Trinidad went 2-for-5. Lewis was 1-for-3 with a walk. He was also hit by a pitch.
Andro Cutura started and worked the first seven innings. He gave up two runs on six hits and a walk. He walked one and struck out six. Jovani Moran struggled a bit, but he got the win. He went two innings and gave up one run on two hits and three walks.
Cedar Rapids 0, Clinton 1
It was a low-scoring game in Clinton. Blayne Enlow started and gave up a second-inning run. Enlow gave up only the one run on three hits over five innings. He walked one, hit two, and struck out four. Jared Finkel came on and gave up two hits over three shutout innings. He struck out one.
The Kernels managed just five hits and were unable to cross the plate. Trevor Larnach went 2-for-4 with his second double. Trey Cabbage added his 17th double.
Elizabethton , Bluefield
The game was postponed by rain. The teams will play two games on Saturday.
GCL TWINS TALK
GCL Twins 5, GCL Red Sox 6
Casey Crosby made another rehab start for the Twins. The lefty gave up two runs (one earned) on one hit and two walks in 1 2/3 innings. He struck out two. Niklas Rimmel came on. He gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits over 2 1/3 innings. Dylan Stowell and Denny Bentley each threw two scoreless innings. Bentley struck out three.
Charlie Mack led the offense. He had a single, his third double and his first triple in this game. Estamy Urena went 2-for-4. Erick Rivera walked twice.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Ryan Costello, Ft. Myers Miracle (3-4, HR(2)).
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Andro Cutura, Ft. Myers Miracle (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K)
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed. Please note that this Prospect Summary has been updated.
#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) - 1-3, BB, 2 R, K, HBP
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Ft. Myers) - 3-3, 2B(17), R, RBI
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Ft. Myers) - Did not pitch
#4 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - 1-4, RBI, K
#5 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - Did not pitch
#6 - Trevor Larnach (Elizabethton) - 2-4, 2B (2)
#7 - Brent Rooker (Chattanooga) - 1-2, 3 BB, 3 R
#8 - Akil Baddoo (Cedar Rapids) - 0-4, K
#9 -Wander Javier - out of for the season
#10 - Zack Littell (Rochester) - Did not play
#11 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) - 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP
#12 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) - 2-4, K
#13 - Travis Blankenhorn (Ft. Myers) - 0-2, HBP, SH
#14 - Lewis Thorpe (Chattanooga) - Did not pitch.
#15 - Ben Rortvedt (Ft. Myers) - 1-3, BB
#16 - Yunior Severino (Elizabethton) - Rained Out.
#17 - Lewin Diaz (Ft. Myers) - Out for the season (wrist).
#18 - Ryan Jeffers (Cedar Rapids) - 1-4, K
#19 - Jacob Pearson (Cedar Rapids) - 0-3, K, SH
#20 - Luis Arraez (Chattanooga) - 1-4, R
#21 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) - 0-5
*Since Wander Javier is out, I’d add #21 to the list.
SATURDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Charlotte @ Rochester (6:05 CST) - RHP Fernando Romero (4-3, 2.71 ERA)
Jackson @ Chattanooga - RHP Sean Poppen (5-5, 3.63 ERA)
Ft. Myers @ Florida (5:31 CST) - RHP Michael Pineda (rehab)
Cedar Rapids @ Quad Cities - RHP Jordan Balazovic (5-3, 4.18 ERA)
Bluefield @ Elizabethton (DH @ 4:00 CST) - RHP Carlos Suniago, RHP Austin Schulfer
GCL Red Sox @ GCL Twins (9:00 am CST) - TBD
Please feel free to ask any questions about Friday’s games, or ask any questions you may have.
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