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Molitor, does he actually "get it"?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:53 AM
This game was as poorly managed as I have ever seen, guy hasn't improved at all. Baring a playoff berth he better be gone at seasons end.
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Benching Sano two days in a row

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:06 AM
Seriously? Good lord, every time Molitor takes a step forward he takes 3 steps back. Benching your best player back to back games bc of a...
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Game Thread: Twins v Rays, 5/28 @ 1:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:03 PM
My ten years as a stringer – a freelance sportswriter for The Associated Press – spanned two distinct baseball eras. During the first, 19...
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Gimenez vs Garver

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:00 PM
Personally, IMHO, part of the overall success and quality play of our beloved Twins this season has been the addition of Castro and Gimin...
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Sunday's Twins Minor League Daily

I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend! All of the affiliates were in action today and this evening, and the Twins lost a tough one to the Tigers.

There was some roster news, if you haven't heard it: Erik Komatsu was designated for assignment, and Jeff Manship joined the Twins. Best of luck to Komatsu in his professional career, and to Manship, as well. Additionally, starting pitcher David Bromberg was promoted from the AA Rock Cats to AAA Rochester. Congratulations to him! Let's take a look at what happened down on the farm today.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]


Brendan Wise started for the Red Wings today (best described as a spot start, because Manship was scheduled to start before his promotion), and threw 3 innings. He gave up 5 hits, struck out 3 and walked 1, surrendering no runs. Carlos Gutierrez tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, striking out 2. Casey Fein was charged with the loss, giving up 1 run 2 hits in 2 innings. He struck out 2. Tyler Robertson threw a scoreless 8th. In all, the pitching performances were very good -- only 7 total hits, 7 Ks and 1 walk.

On offense, it's safe to say that hits came at a premium for the Red Wings. There were only 3 all day: a single by shortstop Pedro Florimon, and 2 hits by Sean Burroughs, a single and a double. The Red Wings walked 0 times today. Danny Valencia was 0-for-4 today, but is batting .268 since his demotion. Tsuyoshi Nishioka, also hitless today, is batting .202 this season.

Here's the link for the box score.


Logan Darnell got the start for the Rock Cats, and was solid, going 5 and 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and allowing 2 runs. He struck out 6 and walked only 1. Bobby Lanigan relieved Darnell, and the wheels came off in the 7th inning. After getting the final out of the 6th, Lanigan allowed 6 consecutive batters to reach to open up the 7th, on 5 hits and a walk, and ended up giving up 5 runs in the 7th, and only got one out in that inning. He threw 2/3 of an inning total. Caleb Thielbar came on in relief. He threw the final 2 outs of the 7th (including a ground out that scored a run charged to Lanigan), but gave up a solo home run in the 8th. In all, Thielbar threw 1 and 2/3 innings, allowed the 1 run, and had no walks or strikeouts. On defense, third baseman Deibinson Romero committed his 6th error of the season.

Mirroring a recent trend, the Rock Cats didn't get many hits today; 6, in fact. But, for the second consecutive game, Evan Bigley had a 3 run home run, his 4th in 2012. Deibinson Romero had a solo home run, his 5th of the season. Nathan Hanson had an RBI single, Rene Tosoni had a double, and Aaron Hicks and James Berersford each had a single. Hanson also stole his first base of the season.

Here's the link for the box score.


Pat Dean started for the Miracle today, went 5 innings, gave up 1 run on 3 hits, and issued 1 walk with no strikeouts. His ERA stands at 2.70 on the season. The bullpen was very good today. Kyle Waldorp pitched a scoreless 6th inning, striking out 2 and walking 1; Matthew Hauser tossed 2 scoreless frames, striking out 1 and walking 1; Bruce Pugh picked up his 4th save of the season, allowing 1 hit and striking out 1. In all, the bullpen allowed 1 hit in 4 innings of work.

Prospect Oswaldo Arcia had a great day. He was 3-for-3 with a solo home run, his 4th of the season, and 2 singles. He drove in 3 runs and walked in his other plate appearance. Arcia is batting .299 on the season. Daniel Ortiz had an RBI single, which accounted for the Miracle's other run. The other Miracle players with hits today were Daniel Santana, Jairo Perez, Anderson Hidalgo and Andy Leer. All singles. Here's another good stat: Ft. Myers walked 6 times today, including 2 walks by Hidalgo.

Here's the link for the box score


Jason Wheeler got the start for the Snappers this evening, and he was great. He went 8 innings. Wheeler gave up 5 hits and 2 runs, striking out 5 and walking only 1 along the way. Corey Williams tossed a scoreless 9th, allowing 1 hit and and striking out 1.

On offense, the Snappers banged out 12 hits tonight, and almost all the starters were in on the action. Designated hitter Jonathan Goncalves went 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Eddie Rosario was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Shortstop Tyler Grimes was 3-for-3 with a double, and first baseman Adam Bryant was 3-for-5 with an RBI. Miguel Sano had two singles and an RBI, and TwinsDaily's own Adam Pettersen had a single.

Here's the link for the box score
Sunday's Players of the Day

Hitter of the Day: Oswaldo Arcia
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Pitcher of the Day: Jason Wheeler
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Schedule for Monday, May 28, 2012

Rochester @ Charlotte -- RHP David Bromberg
New Britain @ Portland -- ???
Beloit @ Kane County -- RHP Matthew Summers

Leave any questions or comments here, and either Seth or I will try to answer them!

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