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Friday's Twins Minor League Daily

Where I live, I only watch the Twins on TV when they play the Yankees, Mets or Red Sox. Last night, though I missed seeing the comeback! It was definitely great to hear that both Morneau and Carroll had 4 hits -- Morneau, especially. Let's take a look at how the affiliates performed last night.

Also, sorry this is late -- my internet was down this morning!

Shairon Martis had a very solid start for the Red Wings, going 7 innings, allowing only 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 8 and walking 2. Bobby Lanigan pitched the remaining 2 innings, striking out 2.

Chris Parmelee and Rene Rivera (both with 3 hits including a double) led the way on offense. Matt Carson was 2-for-4 with a double, Eduardo Escobaro had 2 singles in 5 trips to the plate, and Evan Bigley and Brian Dinkelman each singled.

Here's the link to the box score.

Aaron Thompson went 6 innings, giving up 1 run on 5 hits. He struck out 3 and walked 3. The Altoona offense got to the bullpen, though, as David Bromberg gave up 2 runs in 1 inning of work, allowing 2 hits and walking 3. Bruce Pugh also tossed 2 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 1 and walking 1.

5 Rock Cats players had 2 hits apiece tonight: Aaron Hicks (inc. a double); Chris Herrmann; Chris Colabello (inc. a home run); Daniel Rohlfing (inc. a double); Nathan Hanson (inc. a home run). Deibinson Romero added a single, and James Beresford doubled. Colabello's home run -- a 3-run walk-off, nonetheless -- was his 17th, and he had 3 RBIs, giving him an impressive 80 on the season.

Here's the link to the box score.

Matthew Summers went 3 innings in his start, giving up 7 hits a 5 runs (3 earned), striking out 3 and walking 2. He allowed 3 home runs. Clint Dempster threw 3 and 2/3 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. He walked 2 and struck out 3. He allowed a home run, as well. A.J. Achter tossed 1 and 1/3 scoreless innings, giving up 2 hits and striking out 2.

Offense was at a premium for the Miracle. Anderson Hidalgo doubled in 4 at-bats, and Daniel Santana and Andy Leer each singled.

Here's the linkto the box score.

I'm sure Seth and Jeremy will have a much more detailed recap, but here's the basic rundown. Matt Tomshaw had a great start, going 7 innings, allowing only 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 5 and walking 1. Dallas Gallant tossed a scoreless innings, striking out 1, and Corey Kimes also threw a scoreless frame, allowing 2 hits.

There were a bunch of hits for the Snappers tonight. Stephen Wickens was 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. Then there were a bunch of singles: Eddie Rosario (3); Miguel Sano (2) and 2 RBIs; Nate Roberts (2); JaDamion Williams (2); Jairo Rodriguez (2); Drew Leachman (1). In addition to Sano's RBIs, Rosario, Leachman, Wickens and Rodriguez all drove in at least 1.

Here's the link to the box score.

This is a game where the score truly doesn't matter. Andrew Albers, on a rehab assignment, went 2 and 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 1 and walking 3. Kyle Gibson threw 1 and 1/3 innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 1. Randy Rosario threw 3 innings, allowing 1 unearned run on 2 hits, striking out 4 and walking 4. Trent Higginbottham went 1 and 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 1 hit, striking out 1 and walking 2.

Byron Buxton was 1-for-2 with a single and 2 RBIs and a walk. Jose Ramirez had 2 singles in 5 at-bats, and Derek Rodriguez and Logan Wade each added singles, as well. The Twins walked 9 times today, which is nice to see. They also struck out 9 times.

Here's the link to the box score.
Players of the Day for Friday, August 3
Hitter of the Day: Chris Colabello (for the big walk-off HR)
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Pitchers of the Day: Matt Tomshaw and Shairon Martis (similar pitching lines, solid starts)
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Schedule for Saturday, August 4

Rochester @ Toledo --- ???
New Britain vs. Altoona --- LHP Blake Martin
Ft. Myers @ St. Lucie --- LHP Cole Nelson
Beloit vs. Wisconsin --- LHP Jason Wheeler
Elizabethton vs. Danville --- RHP Angel Mata
GCL Twins vs. GCL Red Sox --- LHP Austin Malinowski

Please leave any questions or comments, and thanks for reading!

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