Twins Minor League Report (5/20): Kernels Cruise
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Luis Rijo)Find out everything that happened happened in the Twins system on Monday, starting with the transactions of the day.
- While not officially making the transaction (that will come on Tuesday), Rochester announced that LHP Stephen Gonsalves will make the start for the Red Wings on Tuesday.
- After his one game for the Red Wings, infielder Victor Tademo was sent back to extended spring training.
- RHP Griffin Jax was placed on the injured list for Pensacola, and RHP Williams Ramirez was activated.
- 1B Gabe Snyder was activated from Cedar Rapids’ temporary inactive list with 1B Albee Weiss sent back to EST.
Stephen Gonsalves will make his first start of the season on Tuesday for the Red Wings.
BLUE WAHOO BITES
Pensacola 4, Mobile 2
The Blue Wahoos got some nice pitching and some big hits and pulled out a 4-2 win.
Randy Dobnak started and threw the first five innings. He gave up two runs on five hits. He struck out seven without walking a batter. Tyler Jay got the win. He threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Williams Ramirez, fresh off the IL, struck out three batters in 1 2/3 innings of work. Cody Stashak came on for the ninth and recorded his fourth save. He gave up one hit, but he struck out two batters.
Mitchell Kranson got Pensacola on the board first. He singled in Travis Blankenhorn in the first inning. Mobile got on the board with a solo homer in the top of the second inning, but Ernie De La Trinidad responded in the bottom of the inning with his second of the season to reclaim the lead. In the fourth inning, another solo homer off of Dobnak tied the score at two.
In the sixth inning, Joe Cronin gave the team a lead with an RBI single. It was followed directly by another RBI single from De La Trinidad. Cronin and De La Trinidad were each 2-for-3. Kranson went 2-for-4.
MIRACLE MATTERS (Game suspended in 4th inning)
Ft. Myers, Bradenton
This game was suspended in the fourth inning with the Miracle down 3-1. Much more will be written about this game when it concludes on Tuesday morning as part of a doubleheader. Here are two or three quick notes:
First, Jhoan Duran started and gave up three runs on five hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. When the game was suspended, there were still two runners on base.
Second, Lewin Diaz stayed hot. He hit a first-inning home run, his eighth of the season.
Finally, when the game was delayed, rehabbing LHP Lachlan Wells, Miracle outfielder Aaron Whitefield and Bradenton infielder Robbie Glendinning met with an Australian National team playing in the States.
Cedar Rapids 6, Burlington 0
The Kernels scored four runs in the first inning. Gilberto Celestino doubled in a run then scored on a Gabe Snyder single. Gabriel Maciel then drove in two more runs with another single. Celestino drove in another run with a single in the second inning.
Luis Rijo was the beneficiary of the early offense and did a nice job of holding that lead. Rijo, who came to the Twins from the Yankees in the Lance Lynn deal, threw five scoreless innings. He gave up just one hit, walked three and struck out six. Moises Gomez and Carlos Suniaga each threw two scoreless innings out of the bullpen. They both struck out four batters.
Yeltsin Encarnacion went 2-for-5 in the game. He had an RBI triple in the eighth inning to round out the Kernels scoring. Celestino went 2-for-4 with a walk and his fifth double. Gabriel Maciel went 2-for-3 with a walk.
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Luis Rijo, Cedar Rapids Kernels
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Ernie De La Trinidad, Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) - Game Suspended in 4th.
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola) - 0-4, 2 K
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) - Did Not Pitch.
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Ft. Myers) - Game Suspended in 4th.
#5 - Wander Javier (EST) - Injured (quad), return...unknown
#6 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) - Injured (wrist)
#7 - Jhoan Duran (Ft. Myers) - Game Suspended in 4th (his line incomplete, will update tomorrow)
#8 - Lewis Thorpe (Rochester) - No Game Scheduled
#9 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) - Did Not Pitch.
#10 - Akil Baddoo (Ft. Myers) - Injured List
#11 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - Injured List (adductor)
#12 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - making first start on Tuesday
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Ft. Myers) - Did Not Play
#14 - Ben Rortvedt (Pensacola) - 0-3, BB, R
#15 - Yunior Severino (Cedar Rapids) - Injured List
#16 - Gilberto Celestino (Cedar Rapids) - 2-4, BB, 2B(5), R, 2 RBI, 2 K
#17 - Zack Littell (Rochester) - No Game Scheduled
#18 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) - No Game Scheduled
#19 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) - Did Not Pitch
#20 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) - Did Not Play
TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Buffalo @ Rochester (6:05 CST) - LHP Stephen Gonsalves (season debut)
Pensacola - No Game Scheduled.
Bradenton @ Ft. Myers (DH @ 10:00 a.m. CST) - RHP Edwar Colina (1-1, 5.91 ERA)
Burlington @ Cedar Rapids (6:35 CST) - RHP Andrew Cabezas (1-3, 3.31 ERA)
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Monday’s games.
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