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Twins Minor League Report (5/11): Mothers Day in the Minors

It was a quiet Mother’s Day in the minor leagues as both Ft. Myers and Cedar Rapids had days off. However, the Twins finished their series in Detroit, the Red Wings were in Toledo and New Britain was in Bowie, and there was still plenty to write about.

The Twins fell behind early in Detroit on Sunday, but they didn’t give up and walked away with a 4-3 win and a series win against the Tigers. They will get Monday off before hosting the Boston Red Sox in a three game series starting Tuesday.

Here are the game updates from the Twins minor league system from Saturday.


The Ft. Myers Miracle placed Byron Buxton (wrist) and Levi Michael (foot) on the 7-Day Disabled List. As most know by now, Buxton re-injured his wrist on a slide into third base on Thursday. That same night, Michael fouled a ball off of his foot and hasn’t played since.

In Cedar Rapids, Zack Larson was put on the Disabled List (on Saturday).

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Tony Thomas

Rochester 0, Toledo 7
Box Score

Things got off to a bad start and the bats just were not able to make up for it with their offense. In fact, the offense had just three hits in the game.

Logan Darnell made his first Rochester start in two weeks. He had a nice stint with the Twins in between. In the first inning, he gave up five runs, though just two were earned due to a Pedro Florimon error. He gave up one more run over the next three innings. In his four innings, he gave up four hits, walked two and struck out four.

Aaron Thompson gave up a run on two hits in the eighth inning. In between, set up man AJ Achter threw three perfect innings and had a lot of cheers from the Toledo crowd. The Toledo native had a lot of family and friends in attendance.

In the three games in Rochester, Florimon went 0-8 (with three walks) at the plate. He also committed one error each game.

Mike Hessman, the 36 year old for Toledo, his a third inning home run off of Darnell. It was the 399th home run of his minor league career. Since 2003, he has hit 14 major league home runs as well.

New Britain 11, Bowie 1
Box Score

The Rock Cat bats were back on Sunday afternoon. They scored 11 runs while accumulating 13 hits and six walks. The first five batters in the lineup each had two hits.

Corey Wimberly led off and went 2-4 with two walks and his fifth double. Tony Thomas was 2-4 with a walk, his fourth home run and three RBI. Danny Ortiz drove in three runs and went 2-5. Kennys Vargas was 2-5 and drove in two runs. Reynaldo Rodriguez went 2-4 with a walk and his sixth home run.

Coming into the game, Kennys Vargas was on fire. In his last 19 games (since April 21), he had gone 26-70 and is hitting .371/.450/.671 (1.121) with six doubles, five homers and 13 RBI.

Matt Summers put in a terrific start. He gave up one run on four hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out seven. Ryan O’Rourke gave up one hit and walked one in a scoreless inning. Dan Turpen pitched a 1-2-3 inning. Lester Oliveros struck out one in a perfect inning as well to end the game.


No Game Scheduled.


No Game Scheduled.

Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – AJ Achter, Rochester Red Wings
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Tony Thomas, New Britain Rock Cats

Rochester @ Toledo (9:30 a.m. CST) – Kris Johnson (Listen)
New Britain – No Game Scheduled
Ft. Myers @ Brevard Country (5:35 CST) – Matt Tomshaw (Listen)
Peoria @ Cedar Rapids (DH at 5:05 CST) – Josue Montanez, Ethan Mildren (Listen)

Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss the Sunday games.

 [/HR]The Twins took the series against the Tigers with a 4-3 win on Sunday, so on Monday you can take 50% off a large or extra-large pizza from PapaJohns.com by using the promo code 'twinswin'.

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