Twins Minor League Report (5/13): Rooker Homers, Perez Piles Up Hits
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (Brent Rooker)ROSTER MOVES
RHP Calvin Faucher assigned to Cedar Rapids from Fort Myers
RHP Moises Gomez assigned to Elizabethton from Cedar Rapids
RHP Derek Molina assigned to Elizabethton from Cedar Rapids
INF Nelson Molina released from Fort Myers
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 3, Scranton/WB 1
Rochester jumped out to an early lead and tried to hold on for the win. In the second frame, Kennys Vargas singled and Wynston Sawyer moved him to second with a single of his own. Nick Buss provided the big hit of the inning as he smashed a three-run home run. It was his first home run since joining the Twins organization. He had 11 home runs in the Pacific Coast League last season.
Myles Jaye started and tried to take advantage of the early runs. He pitched five innings and allowed one run, a solo home run, while striking out two and walking two. In three of his last four starts, he has held the opposition to one earned run.
Jake Reed, Alan Busenitz, and John Curtiss combined for four shutout innings. For Reed and Busenitz, they each recorded their first hold. It was the second save for Curtiss. Busenitz pitched the seventh and the eighth inning and allowed only one base runner on a walk. He struck out three and his Triple-A ERA is down to 0.90.
Vargas was the lone Red Wings hitter to finish with multiple hits but he also struck out twice. He’s hitting .189 for the season. Sawyer reached base three times in four at-bats. Ryan LaMarre added his first double since being sent back to Rochester.
Chattanooga 10, Tennessee 11 (12 Innings)
Kohl Stewart was flying through the first five innings of this game before running into trouble in the sixth. Through five innings, he had allowed one run, a home run. In the top of the sixth, Stewart allowed a lead-off single before striking out a batter. The next batter reached on an error by TJ White. Then Stewart proceeded to allow four straight hits as five runs would score in the inning. Overall, he allowed four earned runs (six total runs) on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
Things got crazy from there as the two clubs combined for 13 runs from the sixth inning to the end of the game. Unfortunately for Chattanooga, Tennessee scored 10 of the final 13 runs. Out of the 11 runs scored by the Smokies, four of them were unearned. Every pitcher besides Tyler Jay saw an unearned run score while he were on the mound.
Ryne Harper stuck out five in 2 2/3 innings but he allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits. Sam Clay took the loss, his third, after allowing an unearned run in the final frame. He struck out four and walked one in 2 1/3 innings.
Chattanooga had plenty of offensive chances. The club went 7-for-21 with runners in scoring positon and left 11 men on base. Brent Rooker collected his third home run, a solo shot, in the sixth inning. Alex Perez reached base five times in the game as part of a three-hit effort. He also led the team with three RBIs. Brian Olson went 3-for-6 with an RBI and Nick Gordon added a pair of hits.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Alex Perez, Chattanooga (3-for-4, 3 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB)
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Myles Jaye, Chattanooga (5.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 K, 2 BB)
TOP PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here is a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#3 – Nick Gordon (Chattanooga) – 2-6, R, 2 K
#7 – Brent Rooker (Chattanooga) – 1-6, HR, R, RBI, K
#14 – LaMonte Wade (Chattanooga) – 1-6, RBI
#19 – Tyler Jay (Chattanooga) – 1.2 IP, 2 ER, K, 2 BB
MONDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Chattanooga vs. Tennessee (6:15 CST) – RHP Omar Bencomo (2-0, 2.97 ERA)
Fort Myers @ Jupiter (5:30 CST) – RHP Sean Poppen
Cedar Rapids vs. Quad Cities (6:35 CST) – TBD
Please feel free to ask any questions about Sunday’s games, or ask any questions you may have.
- h2oface likes this