Twins Minor League Report (8/18): Diaz Does It
Image courtesy of Rinaldi PhotosRED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 6, Syracuse 2
Yohan Pino cruised through seven shutout innings before allowing a two-run home run to the second batter he faced in the eighth inning. He struck out five while walking one and allowing three hits.
Stephen Pryor picked up his first save with his new organization. He struck out two in two no-hit innings.
After getting shut out for the first five innings, the Red Wings crossed the plate in each of the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. Josmil Pinto led the charge with two hits and two runs batted in. Danny Ortiz doubled in his two-hit game. Pedro Florimon, batting ninth and playing third base, also recorded a two-hit game.
The Red Wings now find themselves in a tie for 3rd place in the International League North, two games behind the PawSox, who are currently the Wild Card leaders.
ROCK CATS REVIEW
New Britain - DAY OFF
Fort Myers - DAY OFF
Cedar Rapids 4, Quad Cities 2
The Kernels extend their season-long winning streak to seven games behind an impressive performance from Chih Wei-Hu. Hu struck out eight in six three-hit innings. He allowed only an unearned run to score.
Brandon Bixler and Dallas Gallant combined to strike out six in the last three innings to preserve the win.
Logan Wade had two hits, including a double. Mitch Garver and Jonatan Hinojosa also doubled. The Kernels used a very balanced attack. Wade was the only player to both score and drive in a run.
Elizabethton 4, Princeton 6
E-town fell short in their comeback. Jeremias Pineda did as much as he could, going 3-for-5 with two triples (wheels!) and two runs scored. Brian Navarreto extended his hitting streak to five games, including home runs in the last two games. Navarreto has struggled with the bat since turning pro, but he’s hitting .294 in August this year.
Nick Gordon was 1-for-5. His first-inning double knocked in Pineda for a brief lead.
John Curtiss struck out seven in six innings. He allowed three runs on six hits. Cameron Booser and Josh Burris closed out the game for the E-Twins.
GCL TWINS TAKES
GCL Twins 1, GCL Orioles 3
The GCL Twins didn’t have a lot of pep in their bats for Monday’s game. Amaurys Minier had an RBI triple in the ninth inning to drive in the team’s only run. Rainis Silva was 1-for-5 with a double and three strikeouts, but he’s someone to keep an eye on: Since the turn of the monthly calendar, the young Venezuelan is batting .342/.390/.447.
Alexis Tapia took the loss allowing three runs in four innings. Callan Pearce and Jhon Silva each pitched two scoreless frames.
DSL DIALED IN
DSL Twins 4, DSL Padres 3 (Game 1)
DSL Twins 7, DSL Padres 3 (Game 2)
Lewin Diaz was the highlight for the DSL affiliate in their two wins on Monday. In those two games, he went 4-for-7 with two runs, two doubles, a home run and four RBI.
Twins Daily Minor League Players of the Day
Pitcher of the Day: Yohan Pino, Rochester
Hitter of the Day: Lewin Diaz, DSL Twins
Rochester at Buffalo (6:05 CST) – Tyler Duffey
New Britain at Richmond (6:05 CST) – TBD
New Britain at Richmond (Completion of suspended 5/22 game) – TBD
Ft. Myers at Bradenton (6:05 CST) – Brett Lee
Cedar Rapids vs Quad Cities (6:35 CST) - Kohl Stewart
Elizabethton vs Princeton (6:00 CST) - Michael Cederoth
GCL Twins vs GCL Orioles (11:00am CST) – TBD
DSL Twins vs DSL Padres (9:30am CST) – TBD