Twins Minor League Report (5/12): Sano, Thorpe, Andreoli: Oh My!
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins DailyFind out everything that happened happened in the Twins system on Sunday, starting with the transactions of the day.
- RHP Zack Weiss was activated from the Injured List.
- If you missed the late-Saturday night Twins transactions, here you go:v yler Duffey, the 26th man in the double header, was sent back to Rochester. Kohl Stewart was optioned to Rochester with Martin Perez coming back from the paternity list. Also, Willians Astudillo was activated from the Injured List and Romero was optioned to Rochester.
The Twins announced their weekly Hitter and Pitcher of the Week:
- Hitter of the Week: Trevor Larnach, Ft. Myers Miracle.
- Pitcher of the Week: Jordan Balazovic, Ft. Myers Miracle -
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 6, Durham 4
The Red Wings were the only Twins affiliate to get their game in on Sunday. However, the weather was cold and drizzly throughout the game, so the Red Wings are actually treating the game like a rain check and allowing fans who were there to get another ticket later in the season. Very nice.
Lewis Thorpe made the start for the Red Wings. He gave up three runs on five hits. He didn’t walk any batters and struck out seven. The three runs came on back-to-back home run balls.
Things were interesting for the Red Wings offense right from the start. Nick Gordon doubled to lead off the winning, but a couple of pitches earlier, he may have tweaked a muscle. He left the game in the 3rd inning. Two batters later, LaMonte Wade took a called third strike and didn’t like it. He was ejected and replaced by John Andreoli.
Luke Raley got the scoring started in the third inning. He singled in Miguel Sano to give the team a 1-0 lead. Durham got their three runs in the fourth inning. In the bottom of the fourth, MIguel Sano came up with the bases loaded and walked. That was followed by the fourth home run of the season for John Andreoli, a grand slam that gave the Wings a 6-3 lead.
Addison Reed came on for Thorpe in the eighth inning. He gave up one run on three hits, but he received some help from his defense. A two-out single would have scored a second run and cut the lead to one, but Brent Rooker charged and made a strong throw to the plate to get the third out.
(I watched that eighth inning. From reports I’ve heard, Reed is sitting 87-89 mph with the fastball, certainly not where it was while he was one of the better relievers in baseball. His slider actually didn’t look too bad. But he will need, likely, the full 30 days of rehab and then see where he is at. It’s possible that he could continue to rehab, or the optimist’s view would be that he finds that velocity and is able to be a late-inning cog for the Twins. That feels a little bit optimistic, even more me, at this point.)
Preston Guilmet came on for the ninth inning. He allowed two base runners, but recorded a strikeout to end the game.
Thorpe improved to 3-2 and Guilmet recorded his fourth save.
BLUE WAHOO BITES
Jorge Alcala was supposed to pitch for the Wahoos on Sunday, but instead he will make a start on Monday. In fact, the game was suspended due to poor weather and field conditions and a double header will be played on Monday.
The Miracle did not have a game on the schedule for Mother’s Day.
The Kernels did not have a game on the schedule for Mother’s Day.
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Lewis Thorpe, Rochester Red Wings
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – John Andreoli, Rochester Red Wings
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) - No Game Scheduled
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola) - Rained Out.
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) - Rained Out.
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Ft. Myers) - No Game Scheduled.
#5 - Wander Javier (EST) - Injured, early May return
#6 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) - 0-4, HBP, 2 K
#7 - Jhoan Duran (Ft. Myers) - No Game Scheduled
#8 - Lewis Thorpe (Rochester) - 7 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K (100 pitches, 70 strikes)
#9 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) - No Game Scheduled
#10 - Akil Baddoo (Ft. Myers) - No Game Scheduled
#11 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - No Game Scheduled
#12 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - Injured List, late-May return possible
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Ft. Myers) - No Game Scheduled
#14 - Ben Rortvedt (Ft. Myers) - No Game Scheduled
#15 - Yunior Severino (Cedar Rapids) - Injured List
#16 - Gilberto Celestino (Cedar Rapids) - No Game Scheduled
#17 - Zack Littell (Rochester) - Did Not Pitch.
#18 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) - 0-1, K (ejected)
#19 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) - Rained Out. Will Start Monday.
#20 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) - No Game Scheduled
MONDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester - No Game Scheduled.
Pensacola @ Chattanooga (DH @ 5:15 CST) - RHP Jorge Alcala (4-1, 4.81), RHP Brusdar Graterol (4-0, 1.91 ERA)
Bradenton @ Ft. Myers (5:30 CST) - RHP Jordan Balazovic (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
Quad Cities @ Cedar Rapids (DH @ 5:30 CST) - RHP Josh Winder (1-1, 2.45 ERA), RHP Austin Schulfer (3-1, 2.38 ERA)
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Sunday’s games.
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