Twins Minor League Report (5/27): Big Inning Pushes Red Wings Win
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Kohl Stewart)Find out everything that happened happened in the Twins system on Monday, starting with the transactions of the day.
The Twins announced that catcher Mitch Garver will begin a rehab with AA Pensacola and could be activated by the weekend if things go well.
- Cedar Rapids officially announced what we heard last night, that Blayne Enlow has been promoted to the Ft. Myers Miracle.
- Also, RHP Alex Schick has been activated by the Kernels after completion of his 50-game suspension.
- RHP Luis Rijo has been placed on the Kernels injured list (hamstring).
- LHP Kody Funderburk has been promoted from extended spring training.
- Pensacola sent Melvi Acosta back to the Miracle after making a spot start for them on Sunday.
- LHPs Charlie Barnes and Bryan Sammons were promoted from Ft. Myers to Pensacola.
- LHP Jovani Moran was placed on the injured list.
- OF Jimmy Kerrigan was activated by the Blue Wahoos.
- Nat Ballenberg - Will be the fourth coach at Ft. Myers. He has been the pitching coach at Haverford (alma mater of Thad Levine and Jeremy Zoll).
- Jared Gaynor - will be added to the Cedar Rapids staff. Comes from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Rochester 7, Pawtucket 3
The Red Wings ended up as the only Minnesota Twins affiliate to play on Memorial Day. Kohl Stewart pitched well and the offense put together a huge inning to give the Red Wings the win.
Stewart worked six innings. He gave up three runs (just one earned) on three hits. He walked one and struck out three. He improves to 4-2 with a 3.19 ERA. DJ Baxendale threw two scoreless innings, and Preston Guilmet worked a scoreless ninth frame.
Down 2-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth, the Red Wings tacked on six runs that inning. Following a John Andreoli sacrifice fly, Nick Gordon drove in another run with a triple. Zander Wiel singled in Gordon. Jake Cave drove in a run with a double. Finally, Randy Cesar drove in two more runs with a single.
Cave went 3-for-4 and the double was his second. Wilin Rosario was 3-for-4 with his fifth double.
The Red Wings are now 18-29 on the season.
BLUE WAHOO BITES
No Game Scheduled.
No Game Scheduled.
Cedar Rapids, Peoria
Rain caused this game to be postponed. Since Peoria is not scheduled to play in Cedar Rapids again in the first half, they will make up this game in Peoria on June 9th.
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Kohl Stewart, Rochester Red Wings
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jake Cave, 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) - No Game Scheduled
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) - Injured List (shoulder)
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Ft. Myers) - No Game Scheduled.
#5 - Wander Javier (CR) - Rained Out.
#6 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) - Injured (wrist)
#7 - Jhoan Duran (Ft. Myers) - Did Not Pitch
#8 - Lewis Thorpe (Rochester) - Did Not Pitch
#9 - Blayne Enlow (Ft. Myers) - promoted to Ft. Myers.
#10 - Akil Baddoo (Ft. Myers) - Injured List (Tommy John surgery)
#11 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - 1-5, 3B(1), R, RBI
#12 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - Injured List (elbow)
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Ft. Myers) - No Game Scheduled
#14 - Ben Rortvedt (Pensacola) - No Game Scheduled
#15 - Yunior Severino (Cedar Rapids) - Injured List (thumb)
#16 - Gilberto Celestino (Cedar Rapids) - Rained Out
#17 - Zack Littell (Minnesota) - Night Game
#18 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) - 0-2, 2 BB, R
#19 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) - No Game Scheduled.
#20 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) - No Game Scheduled.
TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester @ Scranton/Wilkes Barre (5:35 CST) - RHP Randy Dobnak (0-0, 4.50 ERA)
Mississippi @ Pensacola (6:35 CST) - LHP Bryan Sammons (1st AA start of season)
Ft. Myers @ Florida (5:00 CST) - RHP Edwar Colina (2-1, 3.78 ERA)
Cedar Rapids @ Burlington (6:30 CST) - RHP Austin Schulfer (4-2, 2.41 ERA)
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss the Memorial Day game or any other minor league topics you would like.