Twins Minor League Report (5/18): Gonsalves, Stewart, Enlow Deal Out Zeroes
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Blayne Enlow)Keep reading to find out more on the night in the Twins minor league system on Friday. As always, please feel free to discuss and ask questions.
- It’s been few and far between, but there were no transactions in the Twins farm system on Friday.
- However, following the Twins loss to the Brewers, they said that Miguel Sano will be joining the Rochester Red Wings on Saturday to start a rehab assignment.
Rochester 2, Pawtucket 0
Stephen Gonsalves made two very strong starts in AAA before throwing a bit of a clunker in his third start. He responded well in his fourth start with 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He gave up four hits, walked four and struck out 11 batters.
Alan Busenitz came on and got the next five outs. He walked one and struck out one. John Curtiss recorded his third save with two scoreless innings. He walked one and struck out three.
There wasn’t a lot of offense, but just enough. Ryan LaMarre went 3-for-4 with his fourth double. He’s hitting .478 at AAA. Willians Astudillo hit his third home run.
For the PawSox, Dustin Pedroia played his first rehab game. He went 0-for-2 with two walks and two strikeouts.
Chattanooga 3, Biloxi 2
Things went well for the Lookouts both early and then late. Nick Gordon hit a home run in the first inning, his fourth of the year, to give the Lookouts a 1-0 lead.
Kohl Stewart made the start. He threw five scoreless innings. He gave up two hits, walked four and struck out one. Ryan Eades pitched a scoreless sixth inning, but he gave up solo home runs in both the seventh and eighth innings. But in the top of the eighth, the Lookouts scored two runs, on back-to-back RBIs off the bats of Chris Paul and Ryan Walker. Williams Ramirez recorded his sixth save with a perfect ninth frame.
Paul went 2-for-4 with his 12th double. Alex Perez went 2-for-4. Tanner English went 2-for-4.
LaMonte Wade was out of the lineup after leaving the game in the sixth inning of Thursday night’s game after a collision with a wall.
Ft. Myers 1, St. Lucie 2
On this day, the Miracle bats just were not able to get much going. They managed just three hits and one walk.
Tyler Wells made the start for the Miracle. He was charged with two runs on five hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out three. Andrew Vasquez came on and struck out four over 2 1/3 innings. He gave up four hits but no runs. Ryan Mason struck out two in a scoreless innings, and Hector Lujan worked a perfect ninth frame.
Cedar Rapids 6, Clinton 7
Blayne Enlow put together arguably the best start of his season for the Kernels. The young right-hander gave up six hits, but no runs, in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out three and did not issue a walk. It was a rough outing for righty Nick Brown, however, In just one inning, he gave up seven runs on eight hits and a walk. Jose Martinez worked the final 2 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out two.
The Kernels tried to make a comeback. In the eighth inning, they scored six runs (and just one was earned). The big blow came on a bases-clearing double off the bat of Ben Rortvedt.
Trey Cabbage went 2-for-4 with his first triple. Alex Kirilloff was also 2-for-4. Jordan Gore went 2-for-3 and drove in a run.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Ryan LaMarre (3-4, 2B(4))
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Stephen Gonsalves (5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 11 K)
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 - Royce Lewis (Cedar Rapids) - 1-5, R, 2K
#3 - Nick Gordon (Chattanooga) - 1-4, HR(4), 2 R, RBI
#4 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - 5.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 11 K, 94 pitches, 63 strikes
#5 - Alex Kirilloff (Cedar Rapids) - 2-4, R
#7 - Brent Rooker (Chattanooga) - 1-5, R, K
#8 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) - 4.1 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K,
#10 - Akil Baddoo (Cedar Rapids) - 0-4, K
#13 - Lewin Diaz (Ft. Myers) - 0-4
#16 - Ben Rortvedt (Cedar Rapids) - 1-4, 2B(6), 3 RBI
SATURDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Pawtucket @ Rochester (6:05 CST) - RHP Myles Jay (2-5, 5.22 ERA)
Chattanooga @ Biloxi (6:35 CST) - RHP Omar Bencomo (3-0, 2.41 ERA)
St. Lucie @ Ft. Myers (5:00 CST) - Brady Anderson (0-4, 5.92 ERA)
Cedar Rapids @ Clinton (6:35 CST) - LHP Bryan Sammons (0-3, 2.76 ERA)
Please feel free to ask any questions about Friday’s full schedule of games, or ask any questions you may have.
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