Twins Minor League Report (4/15): Stewart, White Lead Lookouts
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (T.J. White)ROSTER MOVES
RHP Alan Busenitz was recalled by Minnesota.
OF James Ramsey was added to Rochester from Elizabethton.
C Mitchell Kranson placed on the 7-day DL with Fort Myers
INF Joe Cronin was reinstated from the 7-day DL at Cedar Rapids and promoted to Fort Myers.
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester --, Gwinnett --
Fernando Romero, Twins Daily’s number two prospect, was scheduled to take the mound for Rochester on Sunday but the weather didn’t cooperate. Rain started falling early in the day and the field got too wet before the teams could get this one started. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader in Rochester on Monday, April 23 starting at 4:05 pm CST. Rochester is scheduled to start a series in Charlotte on Monday night.
Chattanooga 5, Pensacola 4
Former first-round pick Kohl Stewart was firing on all cylinders to start this game. He was perfect into the fifth inning before a walk on a 3-2 pitch. As you can see below, the 3-2 pitch was very close. One batter later, the no-hitter was gone and a batter after that the shutout was gone.
Stewart came back out for the sixth frame but things got a little dicey. He allowed a one-out single before he committed a throwing error on a pick-off throw. During the same at-bat, he gave up a two-run home run and he was pulled from the game. Overall, he pitched 5.1 innings and was charged with three earned runs. He struck out five and walked one.
Zack Jones took over for Stewart and pitched 1.2 scoreless frames. He allowed three walks and struck out one. Ryne Harper pitched a scoreless eighth but ran into some trouble in the ninth. He allowed a run to score to cut the lead to one. Williams Ramirez was called on for one out, a strikeout, as he earned his second save.
Chattanooga got things started early. Zander Wiel doubled in the first and came around on a T.J. White single to put the club up 1-0. Wiel and White added to the scoring in the third. With two outs, Wiel singled before White launched a two-run bomb. In the fifth, Ryan Walker smacked a solo home run to put the club up 4-0. With things getting close in the eighth, Wynston Sawyer hit his first home run of the season and it turned out to be the game winner.
Ft. Myers 1, Tampa 6 (7 Innings)
Rain was about the only thing that could slow down the Tarpons on this day. Clark Beeker got knocked around for three runs on four hits in two innings of work. Logan Lombana took over for Beeker but didn’t fare much better. Across three innings, he gave up two runs on two hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Max Cordy finished the game by surrendering one run on two hits. He struck out two and walked one.
At the plate, the Miracle were limited to three hits and none of their hits were for extra bases. Caleb Hamilton reached base twice in three plate appearances. Jimmy Kerrigan scored the team’s only run after a pair of wild pitches moved him around the bases. Aaron Whitefield went 1-for-3 with a strikeout. As a team, the club went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Fort Myers has an off-day on Monday before beginning a nine-game road trip on Tuesday. Up first on their road trip is a three game series against the Dunedin Blue Jays.
Cedar Rapids --, Clinton --
For the second Sunday in a row, the Kernels saw snow get in the way of their Sunday baseball plan. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on May 26. Game one is scheduled to start at 5:05 pm that night and game two will follow 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Monday is a scheduled off-day for Cedar Rapids and they hope to be able to start a three game series with Beloit on Tuesday.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: T.J. White, Chattanooga (2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI)
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Kohl Stewart, Chattanooga (5.1 IP, 3 ER, 5 K)
TOP PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here is a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#7 - Brent Rooker (Chattanooga) – 1-4, K
#14 - LaMonte Wade (Chattanooga) – 0-5, K
#17 - Travis Blankenhorn (Ft. Myers) - 0-2, BB, 2 K
MONDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester @ Charlotte (6:04 CST) - RHP Fernando Romero (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Jacksonville @ Chattanooga (6:15 CST) - TBD
Please feel free to ask any questions about Sunday’s games, or ask any questions you may have.
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