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Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 06:09 PM
Tonight, the Ft. Myers Miracle are celebrating Blogapalooza and hoping to bring lots of bloggers out to their stadium and find them outside of their market too.

Join me here tonight to discuss the Miracle game against the St. Lucie Mets. We'll talk about the game, the players and more here, so please join us.

Listen to the game here, if you can't be there.
http://media4.aicmail.net:8080/MiLB/GameAudio/LiveStreamFlash/fsl_fort_myers_miracle

Lineup:
AJ Pettersen SS
Levi Michael DH
Eddie Rosario 2B
Miguel Sano 3B
Kennys Vargas 1B
Angel Morales CF
Kyle Knudson C
Andy Leer RF
Stephen Wickens LF

Jason Wheeler SP

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 06:24 PM
Lefty Jason Wheeler got the first two batters out in the 1st inning, but he then walked the next two batters. The fifth batter doubled in a run to give St. Lucie a 1-0 lead. Wheeler got out of the inning, but the old 'walks will haunt' proved true in that inning.

In 2012 in Beloit, Wheeler walked just 43 batters in 156 innings. That's 2.5 per nine innings.

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 06:32 PM
Appropriate that Twins Daily's AJ Pettersen leads off for the Miracle on Blogopolooza Night for the Miracle. Pettersen flew out. Levi Michael struck out, and Eddie Rosario grounded out.

After 1 inning, St. Lucie 1, Miracle 0.

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 06:40 PM
Wheeler gives up two hits in the 2nd inning, but gets a tailor-made 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.

I"m not saying this because he's 'one of us' (Minnesotan and Twins Daily writer), but if you ever get the chance to watch AJ Pettersen play shortstop, you really should. I haven't seen many play the position so smoothly.

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 06:48 PM
Kennys Vargas singled in the 2nd inning, but the Miracle did not score.

After 2, Miracle 0, Mets 1.

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 06:53 PM
Eddie Rosario ranges far to his right to make a terrific defensive play. As a reminder, he was a (very good) centerfielder two years ago in Elizabethton Last year, he transitioned to second base but played a little bit of center too. In the playoffs, Rosario played CF. Now, he's playing great defense exclusively at second base.

Mets don't score in the top of the 3rd.

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 06:59 PM
Andy Leer led off for the Miracle in the 3rd inning. Leer is from Williston, North Dakota, and was the Twins 25th round pick in 2010 out of the University of Mary, in Bismarck. Gotta love when guys from northern, small schools get an opportunity. Utility guy playing right field tonight. I believe he has played every position over the last year-plus in Ft. Myers.

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 07:11 PM
Jason Wheeler posted his first 1-2-3 inning in the fourth inning thanks, in part, to a great running catch by CF Angel Morales.

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 07:18 PM
Bottom of the 4th. With two outs, Kennys Vargas hit a solo home run on an 0-2 pitch to tie the game at 1.

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 07:27 PM
You'll want to listen to the post-game show. AJ Pettersen will be their post-game guest. http://media4.aicmail.net:8080/MiLB/GameAudio/LiveStreamFlash/fsl_fort_myers_miracle

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 08:04 PM
Cole Johnson enters the game for the Miracle in the top of the 7th. The Notre Dame alum had a very strong April for the Miracle.

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 08:21 PM
Miracle still down 2-1 going into the bottom of the 8th inning. Eddie Rosario just started another nice double play.

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 08:34 PM
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Down 2-1, bottom of the 8th, two outs... Two runners on... MIguel Sano comes up and... singles up the middle to tie the game!

DutchFarmer
05-02-2013, 08:56 PM
It feels strange to me that I'm about as interested in our A+ team as I am the big league club....

Cody Christie
05-02-2013, 09:02 PM
Andy Leer led off for the Miracle in the 3rd inning. Leer is from Williston, North Dakota, and was the Twins 25th round pick in 2010 out of the University of Mary, in Bismarck. Gotta love when guys from northern, small schools get an opportunity. Utility guy playing right field tonight. I believe he has played every position over the last year-plus in Ft. Myers.

NoDak Pride! Even though Williston is basically Montana

Cody Christie
05-02-2013, 09:03 PM
It feels strange to me that I'm about as interested in our A+ team as I am the big league club....

Nothing wrong with that. They are an exciting bunch of players.

Seth Stohs
05-02-2013, 09:12 PM
Miracle win on a Walk-off walk by Levi Michael!

ashburyjohn
05-02-2013, 09:49 PM
Miracle win on a Walk-off walk by Levi Michael!

You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him.

TRex
05-02-2013, 09:59 PM
Are we sure the runner from third touched home before the celebration started this time ;)?