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Twins Minor League Report (4/26): Ober Debuts at Cedar Rapids and the Miracle Win a Squeaker

Aaron Slegers lasted just one day with the big league club, getting sent back to Rochester when the Twins claimed Yankees RHP David Hale off waivers during Thursday afternoon’s game.

The Miracle were the affiliate that won today behind strong performances from Jared Foster, Joe Cronin and Andrew Vasquez. Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photos of Andrew Vasquez, Jared Foster and Joe Cronin)
TRANSACTIONS
Minnesota Twins option Aaron Slegers to Rochester Red Wings.
Rochester Red Wings placed LHP Adalberto Mejia on the 7-day disabled list.
RHP Bailey Ober assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from Elizabethton Twins.

RED WINGS REPORT
OFF

CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
POSTPONED, RAIN

MIRACLE MATTERS
Fort Myers 5, Daytona 4
Box Score

The Miracle gave up a run in the top of the first but came back with two in the bottom of the first. The Tortugas tied the game in the top of the third but the Miracle hung a three-spot on the board in the bottom of the inning and held on for a 5-4 win.

Starter Charlie Barnes pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up a pair of runs on four hits. He walked four and struck out five. Logan Lombana replaced Barnes and earned the win despite giving up a pair of runs in 2 1/3 innings. Lombana gave up two hits, but struck out five of the nine batters he faced, walking no one. Andrew Vasquez earned his first save of the year with two full innings of scoreless ball. He faced just six batters, sending them all back to the dugout in order.

As a team the Miracle hitters struck out 13 times and did not earn a single walk. Leadoff hitter Jared Foster led the way for Fort Myers going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Jimmy Kerrigan also had a multi-hit night going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

KERNELS NUGGETS
Burlington 10, Cedar Rapids 5
Box Score

Starter Bailey Ober, just called up and making his A-ball debut could not get out of the first inning, recording only two outs and giving up six runs, all earned, on just five hits and a walk. He struck out two and gave up a home run.

Nick Brown came into the game and gave the Kernels 5 1/3 innings, but gave up four more runs to put the Kernels in an even bigger hole. Brown finished the night having given up seven hits, four earned runs, a walk, five strikeouts, and he served up three home runs. Moises Gomez pitched three innings of two-hit baseball to finish the game. He gave up just two hits and struck out three.

The Kernels could not dig out of the early hole, despite hitting 5-for-13 with runners in scoring position. They left nine men on base. Royce Lewis was the only Kernels batter with multiple hits, going 2-for-5 with an RBI and a pair of strikeouts. Alex Kirilloff and Jose Miranda each had a double, their only hits of the night, The Kernels struck out 15 times as a team and walked just four times.

STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Andrew Vasquez, Fort Myers Miracle
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jared Foster, For Myers Miracle

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

1. Royce Lewis – 2-5, RBI, R, 2 SO
5. Alex Kiriloff – 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, R
10. Akil Baddoo – 0-3, RBI, 2 BB, SO
13. Lewin Diaz – 1-4, 3B, RBI, SO
17. Travis Blankenhorn – 1-4, RBI, 2 SO


FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester (5:35pm) – Fernando Romero (0-1, 1.69)
Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Lewis Thorpe (0-2, 5.79)
Fort Myers (6:00pm) – Andro Cutura (1-0, 2.25)
Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) - Brusdar Graterol (0-0, 0.00)

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Just to add the note... I was a day off, but Jeff Johnson from The Gazette in Cedar Rapids pointed out tonight that Brusdar Graterol is in Cedar Rapids and is expected to start for the Kernels against Quad Cities on Friday night. 

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clutterheart
Apr 27 2018 07:32 AM

 

 

FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester (5:35pm) – Fernando Romero (0-1, 1.69)
Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Lewis Thorpe (0-2, 5.79)
Fort Myers (6:00pm) – Andro Cutura (1-0, 2.25)
Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) - Brusdar Graterol (0-0, 0.00)

 

Wow its like a college baseball Friday Night for Twins affiliates!Lots of big names on the mound.Poor Andro...unless he throws a no hitter, noone will be talking about him on Saturday.  

 

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Not sure if everyone here is aware or not, but Stephen Gonsalves's next start will be with the Red Wings... 

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Poor Andro...unless he throws a no hitter, noone will be talking about him on Saturday.  

Hey, at least he was famous for awhile in Mark McGwire's locker.

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Not sure if everyone here is aware or not, but Stephen Gonsalves's next start will be with the Red Wings... 

Interesting. Is it known whom he is replacing?

I made the plunge and bought MiLB.TV this year. These games are often much less depressing than the Twins, especially when the latter are being Yankeed. Not sure whom I'll watch tonight, but there are a lot of choices. (Even the Twins ... maybe ... at least until they get depressingly far behind.)

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diehardtwinsfan
Apr 27 2018 01:31 PM

 

Interesting. Is it known whom he is replacing?

Mejia is on the 7 day DL... my guess is him.

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Not sure if everyone here is aware or not, but Stephen Gonsalves's next start will be with the Red Wings... 

 

Odds it is one time, and when Mejia is back, he goes back down? 80% for me (not what I'd do, but what I think the FO will do).

 

Odds it is one time, and when Mejia is back, he goes back down? 80% for me (not what I'd do, but what I think the FO will do).

I don't know, Enns was already a fringe guy and could be dropped from the 40-man when Ervin returns, or Trevor May. And now Enns is scuffling. I wouldn't be surprised if they are looking to replace him soon (and the replacement could be David Hale).

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Mejia is on the 7 day DL... my guess is him.

Thanks, I saw he was hurt but missed the DL news.

 

Odds it is one time, and when Mejia is back, he goes back down? 80% for me (not what I'd do, but what I think the FO will do).

 

I''d hope not. Of course, pitching well and showing improved command will certainly help make his case. I'd like to think he's done with AA. 

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nicksaviking
Apr 27 2018 03:27 PM

 

I don't know, Enns was already a fringe guy and could be dropped from the 40-man when Ervin returns, or Trevor May. And now Enns is scuffling. I wouldn't be surprised if they are looking to replace him soon (and the replacement could be David Hale).

 

I can't see how Enns or Myles Jaye would keep Gonsalves from a promotion. Hale either. Any of those guys could just as easily go to the pen or released. In fact, the team probably should have put Enns in the pan already considering how the MLB club's bullpen lefty situation has reached Armageddon's door step and they could use a miracle, no matter how remote.

I can't see how Enns or Myles Jaye would keep Gonsalves from a promotion. Hale either. Any of those guys could just as easily go to the pen or released. In fact, the team probably should have put Enns in the pan already considering how the MLB club's bullpen lefty situation has reached Armageddon's door step and they could use a miracle, no matter how remote.

they seem reluctant to move on from belh starter to potential RP for some reason.