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Game Thread: Twins vs. Diamondbacks 8-19 @ 6:10 PM CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:27 PM
ANNND Welcome! To Minnesota Twins Whine Line on a Saturday! Normally there's a theme on this particular day, and I guess you could say th...
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Article: Twins Building Off The Mound

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:09 PM
One hundred and nineteen games into the 2017 Major League Baseball season, the Minnesota Twins find themselves hovering one game above th...
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Upcoming Roster Moves + Roster Shuffle

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:35 PM
With the upcoming doubleheader on Monday and Grossman heading to the DL with a fractured finger, the Twins will need to make some moves....
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Top 100 Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:17 PM
After the trade deadline I had some time and ranked my top 100 Twins prospects. For references I used fangraphs, BA, MLB Pipeline, Twins...
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Byron Buxton

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:27 PM
Currently leads the team in B-Ref WAR and is fourth in Fangraphs WAR behind Sano, Dozier, and Rosario.    We don't need to turn...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/23): Arcia and Willingham lead the Red Wings

The Twins fell behind early in San Francisco and could not take advantage of six walks from starter Tim Lincecum in the first six innings. Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer both had two hits at the top of the lineup but the rest of the Twins batters had a tough day against the Giants.

Down in the Minor Leagues the Twins affiliates went 2-2.

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Red Wings Report
Rochester 7, Scranton/WB 1

Mike Pelfrey pitched five scoreless innings, walking two, and giving up four hits. He threw just 83 pitches as he works his way back from his groin injury, but he managed only 43 strikes. Edgar Ibarra came into the game and gave up a solo home run, but otherwise pitched well, he struck out four, walked one, and gave up two hits. Deolis Guerra closed out the game with two perfect innings, and struck out two hitters.

Red Wings hitters jumped on Scranton starter Brian Gordon for six early runs, chasing him from the game after four innings. Josh Willingham was 2-4 with a home run and a double, plus a walk and two RBIs. Oswaldo Arcia added a three run home run in the fourth inning, an finished the game 3-5 with a double and that home run, two runs scored and four RBIs. He's now hitting .315/.370/.616 in AAA and I would imagine the Twins are looking to recall him after the Giants series this weekend. Eric Farris and Brad Nelson also picked up a couple of hits and Dan Rohlfing picked up the remaining RBI. Pedro Florimon started a SS, went 0-4 with three strike outs. Ouch.

Rock Cats Review
New Britain 2, Binghamton 3

Taylor Rogers pitched six innings and gave up two runs, one earned, and struck out five Binghamton batters. He also walked three and gave up six hits, so while he managed to produce quality start, he did not have his best stuff. Cole Johnson pitched two innings in relief but after the Rock Cats tied the game at two-two in the top of the eighth, he was tagged for a solo home run and took the loss.

Binghamton Mets pitchers Tyler Pill, Jon Velasquez, and Chase Bradford did not walk a single Rock Cat last night, and struck out eight. The Top of the New Britain order did their job, with the one through five hitters going a combined 8-20. The bottom of the order was a combined 0-13 with four strike outs. Reynaldo Rodriguez needed a big game after going hitless in his last three and he delivered, going 2-4 with a double last night. Corey Wimberly and Daniel Ortiz also picked up two hits a piece in the losing effort.

Miracle Matters
Fort Myers 4, Dunedin 2

Jason Wheeler pitched his way around seven hits and two runs (one earned) in a back and forth game to pick up the win for the Miracle. Brian Gilbert picked up a hold with two scoreless innings of relief, and Tyler Jones came on for the ninth and picked up a save.

The Miracle took and early lead thanks to an Adam Brett Walker home run in the second, and after The Dunedin Blue Jays tied it up Jorge Polanco put the Miracle up for good with a sixth inning solo blast of his own. Despite six runs, and a couple of long balls, there were no standout performances at the plate, and Tyler Grimes was the only player to notch two hits. Dalton Hicks, batting cleanup for the Miracle was 0-3 with three strike outs and Nike Goodrum, hitting right after Hicks, was also 0-3 with two strike outs of his own.

Kernels Nuggets
Cedar Rapids 0, Quad Cities 9

Ryan Eades faced 24 batters in just 3.2 innings in a losing effort for the Kernels. Have gave up 10 hits, four walks, and a home run and struck out just three. Alex Muren entered with two outs in the fourth, allowed an inherited running to score, but otherwise pitched two and a third scoreless innings. Todd Van Steensel came on and mopped up for the Kernels, giving up just one hit in two innings of work.

Quad Cities' starter Michael Feliz went just four and a third innings, but their bullpen finished strong, with four and two third scoreless innings, walking no one, and they struck out three. All totaled, the Kernels had just three hits on the night, one each by Mitch Garver (1-4), Jason Kanzler (1-4, 2B), and Joel Licon (1-2, BB). Licon had the best night, in addition to the hit and the walk, he also reached on an error and stole a base, but the Kernels could not manage a single run.

Twins Daily Players of the Day
Twins Daily Minor League Hitterr of the Day - Oswaldo Arcia, Rochester Red Wings
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Mike Pelfrey, Rochester Red Wings

Saturday's Probable Starters
Rochester @ Scranton/Wilkes Barre (6:05 CT) – Logan Darnell (Listen)
New Britain @ Binghamton (6:05 CT) – Tyler Duffey (Listen)
Ft. Myers @ Dunedin (5:05 CT) – Brett Lee (Listen)
Cedar Rapids @ Quad Cities (6:00 CT) – Ethan Mildren (Listen)

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