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Monday Night in the Minors

As I type this, the Twins and the Red Sox are sitting at 5-5 heading into the 8th inning. Who knows how long that game will go. All three Twins minor league games were in the Eastern time zone, so those games are all complete.

Here is a look at the Twins minor league scores and highlights from Sunday:

ROCHESTER RED WINGS


Rochester residents were the recipient of three inches of snow when they woke up on Monday morning. Fortunately, the Red Wings did not have a scheduled game. Syracuse is scheduled to come to town on Tuesday. [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

NEW BRITAIN 3, PORTLAND 5


Steve Hirschfeld started and gave up five runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings. He walked three and struck out three. Blake Martin, David Bromberg and Luis Perdomo went the final 3.1 innings, keeping the Rock Cats within striking distance.

The Rock Cats offense just wasn’t able to put enough together. Estarlin de Los Santos went 2-5 with his second stolen base. Evan Bigley was also 2-5. Pedro Florimon was 1-2 with two walks. Chris Herrmann and Nate Hanson each hit a double.

FT. MYERS MIRACLE 6, ST. LUCIE 10


Jhon Garcia was given a spot start for the Miracle, something he has done occasionally throughout his professional career. He gave up three runs (1 earned) on five hits. He walked none and struck out one. Miguel Munoz came in and made his first appearance of the season. He gave up three runs on four hits in just one inning. Edgar Ibarra then gave up four runs on six hits and two walks in just two innings.

The Miracle bats showed up and showed plenty of power, but it just wasn’t enough in this game. Jairo Perez went 1-3 with a walk and his seventh double. Lance Ray was 1-3 with his third home run. Danny Santana hit his second home run. Michael Gonzales hit his first home run of the season.

BELOIT 1, WEST MICHIGAN 6


The Snappers bats and gloves both didn’t appear to show up to the ball park on Monday night. The team committed five errors in this game. They only had six hits. Miguel Sano was 1-3 with a walk and his fourth double. Matt Koch also doubled. Steven Gruver started and gave up four runs (1 earned) on five hits in five innings. He struck out three. Michael Tonkin and Bart Carter each threw a scoreless inning. Corey Williams gave up two runs on two hits and a walk in his inning. He struck out three.

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Players of the Day for Monday, April 23, 2012

Hitter of the Day – Lance Ray
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Pitcher of the Day – Jhon Garcia
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A Look Ahead – Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Schedule

Rochester vs Syracuse – RHP Daryl Thompson
New Britain vs Portland – LHP Logan Darnell
Ft. Myers @ St. Lucie – RHP BJ Hermsen
Beloit @ West Michigan – RHP Tim Shibuya

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If you have any questions or comments on the Twins minor league system, players, teams, etc., leave them in the Comments and I’ll try to answer them!


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