Twins Minor League Report (4/7): Ober Easy
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (Bailey Ober)RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 0, Lehigh Valley 7
Rochester found themselves in an early hole. Zack Littell got knocked around for four first inning runs. He would settle in a little from there and pitch into the fifth inning. He ended up allowing five runs on seven hits while striking out two and walking two.
The Red Wings were limited to six hits with only two of them being for extra bases. Jordany Valdespin went 2-for-3 out of the number nine spot in the order. He was the lone Red Wings hitter to collect multiple hits. John Andreoli reached base two times including his first double of the season. Randy Cesar collected his second double.
Andrew Vasquez pitched 1 1/3 innings and struck out four. No… that’s not a typo. Ryan Eades ran into some trouble in the final frames. He gave up two runs on three hits in a little over two innings.
BLUE WAHOO BITES
Pensacola 1, Mobile 2
Griffin Jax was strong, but the Blue Wahoos lost for the first time on Sunday. Jax stranded base runners in all five innings he worked and left the game with a 1-0 lead. Blue Wahoos starters have allowed one run in 20.0 innings so far this season.
Pensacola didn’t collect an extra-base hit for the first time this season and the club was limited to four hits in the entire game. Pensacola actually scored first in this one as Drew Maggi scored on a fielder’s choice by Brian Schales. That would be the lone run for the Blue Wahoos.
It turned into a bullpen game for Pensacola. Jeff Ames took over for Jax. He allowed one run on three hits in just under two innings of work. Tyler Jay pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless ball. He was followed by Dusten Knight who tossed two scoreless frames with a pair of strikeouts. Sam Clay took the loss but it was more to do with the runner starting on second base in extra innings.
Ft. Myers 1, Charlotte 2 (10 Innings)
Royce Lewis helped to get things going in the first inning. With one out, he walked and then stole second, which one was of two steals on the day. Trevor Larnach advanced Lewis to third before Jose Miranda drove him in with an RBI-single.
Bailey Ober was the story of this game as he dominated on the mound. In six innings of work, he scattered four hits and allowed one unearned run. He struck out 11 and walked only one. Calvin Faucher took over for Ober and was just as good. He struck out four in two innings and limited the Stone Crabs to one hit.
Calvin Faucher pitched two scoreless frames and limited Charlotte to one hit while striking out four. Alex Phillips took the loss. He allowed the runner to score from second base in extra innings. However, he struck out four in 1 2/3 innings of work.
Cedar Rapids 2, Wisconsin 4 (6 Innings- Rain Shortened)
After trailing 2-0, the Kernels scored a pair of runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game. Joe Cronin walked before a Michael Davis singled moved him into scoring position. Gilberto Celestino plated a run with a line-drive single to cut the score to 2-1. DaShawn Keirsey singled to tie the game, but that’s when the scoring stopped for Cedar Rapids.
Josh Winder started for the Kernels and pitched five innings. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out five and walking three. Joe Record was saddled with the loss after he surrendered two unearned runs in less than an inning of work.
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
TD Pitcher of the Day- Bailey Ober, Fort Myers (6.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 11 K, 1 BB)
TD Hitter of the Day- Aaron Whitefield, Fort Myers (2-for-4, 2 2B)
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) - 0-3, BB, K
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola) - Injured List
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) - No Game
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Ft. Myers) – 0-4, BB, 3K
#5 - Wander Javier (EST) - No Game
#6 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) - 0-4, 2 K
#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) – 0-for-4, BB, K
#11 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - Injured List
#12 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - Injured List
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Ft. Myers) – 0-4
#14 - Ben Rortvedt (Ft. Myers) - 0-4, K
#15 - Yunior Severino (Cedar Rapids) – Did not play
#16 - Gilberto Celestino (Cedar Rapids) – 1-3, RBI, 2 K
#17 - Zack Littell (Rochester) – 4.1 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 2 K, 2 BB
#18 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) – 0-3, BB, K
#19 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) – Did not play
#20 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) – 2-5, RBI, K
MONDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester @ Syracuse (5:35 CST) – LHP Justin Nicolino (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Pensacola @ Mobile (6:35 CST) – RHP Sean Poppen (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Fort Myers vs. Dunedin (5:30 CST) – LHP Charlie Barnes (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Cedar Rapids vs. Kane County (6:35 CST) – RHP Andrew Cabezas (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Sunday’s games.
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