Twins Minor League Report (4/19): Jimmy Kerrigan Comes a Single Shy of the Cycle
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Jimmy Kerrigan)TRANSACTIONS
Fort Myers Miracle placed RHP Colton Davis on the 7-day disabled list and activated 2B Luis Arraez from the 7-day disabled list.
RED WINGS REPORT
Chattanooga 3, Jacksonville 1
The Lookouts put a three-spot on the board in the bottom of the first inning and then didn’t bother to score again as the pitching staff carried them the rest of the way, giving up just one run late in the game. Randy LeBlanc started and earned the win to move to 2-1 on the year with six innings of scoreless baseball.
LeBlanc scattered five hits, walked one, and struck out three. Zack Jones pitched a scoreless seventh inning, but not without challenge as he walked three and escaped unharmed thanks to a pair of strike outs. Williams Ramirez picked up his third save of the year, this one of the six-out variety. He gave up one run on one hit, he walked two and struck out one.
Bunching all of their runs in the first inning, the Lookouts sent seven men to the plate and could have scored more if not for making two outs on the base paths. Chris Paul had the Lookouts’ only extra-base hit of the night, during the first inning rally, his only hit of the night. He finished 1-for-3 with that double, a walk, and a run scored. Brent Rooker, T.J. White, and Brian Navarreto each added a pair of singles. A hero the last couple of days, Zander Wiel added another RBI as part of a 1-for-3 night that also included a walk.
Fort Myers 4, Dunedin 2
Fort Myers committed three errors and still came out on top on Thursday night thanks to some excellent pitching that gave up just three hits and one earned run. Starter Tyler Wells moved to 2-0 on the year with five full innings of one-hit baseball. He struck out only two but did not issue a single walk. He was replaced by Max Cody who gave up an unearned run on one hit and a walk. Carlos Suniaga earned his first save of the year, also a two-inning save just like Williams Ramirez up in AA. He gave up a run on one hit, and a walk. He struck out two.
The Miracle scored three of their four runs on a pair of home runs. Jimmy Kerrigan, who finished a single short of the cycle as part of his 3-for-4 night hit a solo home run. The other dinger was a two-run shot off the bat of Joe Cronin in the seventh inning. Cronin was 2-for-3 with a double and that home run, and three RBIs. As a team, the Miracle had 10 hits, two walks, and they struck out eight times.
Luis Arraez played in his first game since April 8, 2017. He was 0-for-4 and made a pair of errors at second base.
Doubleheader Postponed - Rain
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Randy LeBlanc, Chattanooga Lookouts
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jimmy Kerrigan, Fort Myers Miracle
TOP PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily top 20 prospects performed:
#3. Nick Gordon – 0-4, 1R, 1SO
#7. Brent Rooker – 2-4, 1SO
#13. Lewin Diaz – 1-3, 3B, 1R, 1SO
#14. LaMonte Wade – 1-4, 1R
#17. Travis Blankenhorn – 2-4, 1R
FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester vs. Columbus, 5:35 pm CT - Adalberto Mejia
Chattanooga vs. Jacksonville, 6:15 pm CT - Lewis Thorpe
Fort Myers at Bradenton, 5:30 pm CT - Charlie Barnes
Cedar Rapids vs. Kane County, 6:36 pm CT - Blayne Enlow
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.