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Improving the Defense in 2015

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:01 AM
The Twins played a sloppy three error game today, but on the whole errors haven't been their biggest defensive problem.  They have s...
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Article: Top Ten Overachieving Managers: All-Star Select...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:51 AM
On a previous lunch hour, between bites of an All-P sandwich* I was wondering if there was a usable correlation between the number of All...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/22): Hit Parades

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:48 AM
The Minnesota Twins pounded the Detroit Tigers on Friday night TWENTY to six, courtesy of twenty hits including nine for extra bases and...
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Article: Talk to Contact: Episode 96. Rob Neyer and Paul...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:47 AM
This week on the podcast we are joined by the great Rob Neyer (https://twitter.com/robneyer (@robneyer),http://robneyer.com/, http://www....
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Where Does Dozier Hit in 2015?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:41 AM
Brian Dozier has made it to the 20-20 club (HRs and SB), but has struggled since the All-Star break. While Dozier looks like a fixture on...
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Twins Minor League Report (6/2): Thorpe, Romero and a bunch of losses

The Twins and Brewers started a four-game home-and-home set Monday night. Between this series and the upcoming draft, there should be plenty of newsworthy topics.

But the newsiest news was dropped after the Kernels game when Jake Mauer informed the media that pitchers Derrick Penilla and Felix Jorge were being sent back to extended spring training. He couldn't confirm who would be taking their places, but floated pitchers Lewis Thorpe and Fernando Romero as possibilities.
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TwinsDaily was able to confirm these corresponding moves.
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Before moving on to the farm report, please remember that Seth and I will be joined by Eric Pleiss Tuesday night on our weekly Hangout. We'll also have a special 6-7 pm draft night Hangout on Thursday night that includes the Geek himself, John Bonnes. And then of course, we'll be taking it to KFAN at 9pm Thursday night for a live show from the big stage. There will be plenty of draft talk, but other Twins and minor league talk too, because that's what we do.

Now down on the farm...

RED WINGS REPORT
[COLOR=#3E3E3E]Rochester 1, Gwinnett 6[/COLOR]
Box Score

How do you spend your days when Alex Meyer starts? Do you turn the lights down and listen to Kenny G? I only ask cause if you did, that would be really weird.

His start wasn't great. He threw 78 pitches and only lasted five innings. He gave up four runs on seven hits, a walk and a hit batter. He struck out five. The three-run blast he allowed in the fifth really skewed his stat line.

Edgar Ibarra and Michael Tonkin had scoreless outings. Deolis Guerra gave up two runs.

Offensively, it took a Brad Nelson solo home run in the 9th to avoid a shutout. Nelson and Deibinson Romero had two-hit games.

Chris Colabello continues to struggle. He struck out in all three plate appearances tonight before being ejected in the 6th inning. As great as his first month was, his frustration has now obviously reached a boiling point.

Chris Herrmann was placed on the 7-day DL with a sprained wrist.

ROCK CATS REVIEW
[COLOR=#3e3e3e]New Britain - OFF DAY
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C Jairo Rodriguez is being added to the roster.

There's some other news right now too. Apparently, the Rock Cats are discussing moving to a new stadium in Hartford; of course, team officials are refuting this claim.

MIRACLE MATTERS
[COLOR=#3E3E3E]Ft. Myers 2, Tampa 8[/COLOR]
Box Score

David Hurlbut got roughed up in the fourth inning for five runs (only two earned). Those were all the runs he gave up. He struck out five and didn't return for the fifth inning.

Brandon Peterson struck out five in two innings. Brian Gilbert struck out two in two scoreless innings.

The ninth inning, though, was different. Steven Gruver was roughed up for three runs on four hits and two walks.

The offense was lacking. Aderling Mejia drove in both runs... on no hits. Dalton Hicks scored both runs and had the only multi-hit game on the team. Jorge Polanco (17) and Niko Goodrum (14) both committed errors.

Stuart Turner was re-activated from the inactive list.

KERNELS NUGGETS
[COLOR=#3E3E3E]Cedar Rapids 4, Burlington 6[/COLOR]
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Derrick Penilla made his third start - and seventh appearance - in Cedar Rapids and the results weren't encouraging. He held on for five innings, but it wasn't particularly pretty: ten hits and six runs. He struck out only two and allowed three long balls. He was sent back to EST after the game.

The duo of Chris Mazza and Hudson Boyd provided four innings of two-hit shutout ball.

Jason Kanzler had three hits, a walk and two RBI to bring his batting average up to .309. Mitch Garver had two hits, including a double, to bring his average to .308. Bryan Haar added two hits. Chad Christensen hit his fifth home run of the season, his third in the last seven games.

[/COLOR]BONUS DOMINICAN DELIVERY[COLOR=#3E3E3E]
[/COLOR][COLOR=#3E3E3E]DSL Twins 3, DSL Orioles 5[/COLOR]
Box Score

[COLOR=#3e3e3e]Lewin Diaz, the prized International Free Agent signee, played his first game in the field (first base) and committed two errors. He also went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. He's now 1-for-8 with five strikeouts in his first two games.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#3e3e3e]Roni Tapia, who played third base, has an identical 1-for-8, 5 K line after two games, but Tapia has a double. Tapia trailed only Diaz in the size of their bonus.[/COLOR]

[COLOR=#3e3e3e]Williams Ramirez, who was an effective, but wild reliever last year, had a great season debut as a starter, striking out six in four innings. He gave up six hits, but only issued one walk. [/COLOR]

TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
[COLOR=#3E3E3E]Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Brandon Peterson, Fort Myers[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#3E3E3E]Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jason Kanzler, Cedar Rapids[/COLOR]

TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
[COLOR=#3E3E3E]Rochester @ Charlotte (6:05 CST) – Logan Darnell ([/COLOR]Listen[COLOR=#3E3E3E])[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#3E3E3E]New Britain vs Akron (5:35 CST) - TBD ([/COLOR]Listen[COLOR=#3E3E3E])[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#3E3E3E]Fort Myers vs Tampa (6:05 CST) – Jason Wheeler ([/COLOR]Listen[COLOR=#3E3E3E]) [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#3E3E3E]Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin (7:05 CST) – Aaron Slegers ([/COLOR]Listen[COLOR=#3E3E3E]) [/COLOR]


[COLOR=#3E3E3E]Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss the Monday games. [/COLOR]


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