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Twins Minor League Report (4/15): Baddoo, Schales Power Wins

The Miracle didn’t quite reach their 12-run total from Sunday, but on Monday they did score seven runs. They also got another strong starter who is beginning this season with a great streak. Pensacola’s Opening Day starter was terrific again, and the Blue Wahoos game ended with a back flip, so that’s always good.
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Akil Baddoo)
Find out everything that happened happened in the Twins system on Monday, starting with the transactions of the day

TRANSACTIONS
  • Rochester announced on Monday that Wynston Sawyer was going on the injured list.
  • Cedar Rapids announced that OF Gabriel Maciel was activated from the IL while OF Jean Carlos Arias was sent back to extended spring training.

AWARDS



RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester, Lehigh Valley
Box Score

Rains postponed this game. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader in July.

BLUE WAHOO BITES
Pensacola 4, Biloxi 3
Box Score

The Blue Wahoos started a new five-game series and won 4-3 to improve to 8-3 on their season.

Jorge Alcala started and improved to 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA. In 5 2/3 innings, he gave up two runs on four hits and two walks. He struck out seven batters. Jovani Moran came on and was charged with an earned run on two hits, a walk and a hit batter. He struck out four. Dusten Knight came on with two runners on base in the eighth and recorded the final out. He worked a scoreless ninth inning and earned his third save of the year.

Brian Schales provided the early offense. He hit a two-run homer, his second of the season. Tanner English went 2-for-4.

MIRACLE MATTERS
Ft. Myers 7, St. Lucie 3
Box Score

The Miracle got some early runs and more strong pitching to gain a win and improve to 8-4.

Randy Dobnak started and threw another six scoreless innings, giving him 11 shutout frames to start his season. He gave up just three hits, walked one and struck out four. Calvin Faucher came on to start the seventh. He gave up three runs on four hits and two walks and recorded just one out. Tom Hackimer came on and got five outs without allowing another run. Johan Quezada walked one in a scoreless ninth.

Akil Baddoo went 3-for-4, was hit by a pitch and launched his second home run. Royce Lewis went 3-for-4 with a walk and his second double. Ryan Jeffers also had three hits in four at-bats and walked once. Trevor Larnach hit his fourth double and drove in two runs. Jose Miranda drove in two late runs with his first triple of the season.

KERNELS NUGGETS
Cedar Rapids 2, Quad Cities 7
Box Score

Trey Cabbage provided some late-inning power, but it wasn’t enough as the Kernels fell to 4-8 on the season. Cabbage hit a two-run homer, his third long ball of the season, in the ninth inning. Gabe Snyder went 1-for-3 with a walk, and Andrew Bechtold added a double.

Luis Rijo started for the Kernels. He gave up five runs (three earned) on ten hits. He walked one and struck out two. Derek Molina got the final eight outs. He gave up two runs on two hits while striking out three batters.

TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY

Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Randy Dobnak, Ft. Myers Miracle
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Akil Baddoo, Ft. Myers Miracle

PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:

#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) - 3-4, BB, 2B(2), 2 R, K
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola) - Injured List
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) - Did Not Pitch
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Ft. Myers) - 1-4, 2B(4), 2 RBI, K
#5 - Wander Javier (EST) - No Game
#6 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) - Rained Out
#7 - Jhoan Duran (Ft. Myers) - Did Not Pitch
#8 - Lewis Thorpe (Rochester) - Did Not Pitch
#9 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) - Did Not Pitch
#10 - Akil Baddoo (Ft. Myers) - 3-4, HR(2), HBP, 3 R, 2 RBI
#11 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - Injured List
#12 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - Injured List
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Ft. Myers) - 3-4, BB
#14 - Ben Rortvedt (Ft. Myers) - 1-4, BB
#15 - Yunior Severino (Cedar Rapids) - Injured List
#16 - Gilberto Celestino (Cedar Rapids) - 0-4, 4 K
#17 - Zack Littell (Rochester) - Did Not Pitch
#18 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) - Rained Out
#19 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) - 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K (89 pitches, 55 strikes)
#20 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) - 1-4, BB, 3B(1), R, 2 RBI, 2 K


TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS

Syracuse @ Rochester (DH @ 4:05 CST) - LHP Justin Nicolino (0-0, 9.00 ERA), TBD
Pensacola @ Biloxi (6:35 CST) - RHP Brusdar Graterol (1-0, 0.87 ERA)
Ft. Myers @ St. Lucie (5:30 CST) - LHP Bryan Sammons (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
Quad Cities @ Cedar Rapids* (6:35 CST) - RHP Blayne Enlow (1-1, 9.00 ERA)
  • Reminder: This series of games is at Cedar Rapids, but Quad Cities will be the home team on the scoreboard. Quad Cities ballpark (Modern Woodmen Park) remains surrounded by floodwaters from the Mississippi River.


Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Monday’s games.

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ScooterDance
Apr 15 2019 11:36 PM
Two good offensive games and that FTM box score doesn’t look quite so ... offensive.

Don’t get me wrong, a few OPSs near the Mendoza line, but two nights ago it was brutal.

Keep mashing Royce. Need you tearing up AA ASAP.
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clutterheart
Apr 16 2019 06:14 AM
Alcala has started out well. Like the strikes outs and lack of baserunners.

Now he needs to get deeper in games
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Alcala has started out well. Like the strikes outs and lack of baserunners.
Now he needs to get deeper in games


He only threw 90 pitches yesterday and around 75 the other 2 starts. He’d be going plenty deep into games with 100 pitches.
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MMMordabito
Apr 16 2019 08:18 AM

Dobnak doesn't have the prospect shine, but he sure seems to get the job done for this organization.I hope he can keep moving up, pitching his game and find himself with a chance to play at Target Field someday.

 

Please stay healthy, Bailey Ober.It's great to see him come back and pick up where he left off last season when he got hurt.

 

Great to see those Miracle bats coming alive.Hopefully, Javier gets up to CR soon and can inject some energy into that lineup.

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Alcala has started out well. Like the strikes outs and lack of baserunners.

Now he needs to get deeper in games

 

There are still pitch count limits in the minors after 3 starts. They're going to be cautious with these guys.

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Sorry if you've answered this in the previous days minor league reports Seth, but what are we waiting on exactly for Wander Javier and Alex Kirilloff?You mentioned Kirilloff's injury briefly when the team rosters were announced, but haven't heard any updates

 

Besides that, great to see the Miracle bats catching up to help the OUTSTANDING pitching performances in the FSL.

 

Sorry if you've answered this in the previous days minor league reports Seth, but what are we waiting on exactly for Wander Javier and Alex Kirilloff?You mentioned Kirilloff's injury briefly when the team rosters were announced, but haven't heard any updates

 

Besides that, great to see the Miracle bats catching up to help the OUTSTANDING pitching performances in the FSL.

 

I hadn't heard anything until Sunday when Jeremy Zoll said that Kirilloff and Javier are both very close. That's not detailed, but it's what we've got. 

Alcala's good start to the season has me hopeful his secondary stuff is coming along nicely.

 

Alcala's good start to the season has me hopeful his secondary stuff is coming along nicely.

 

He's looked really, really good... Secondary stuff has looked very improved... through three starts. 

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