Twins Minor League Report (6/25): Sammons Shuts Out Snappers
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Bryan Sammons)Keep reading to find out more on the night in the Twins minor league system on Monday. As always, please feel free to discuss and ask questions.
Fernando Romero was placed back on the Rochester roster.
Jordan Pacheco was reinstated from the Disabled List. Wynston Sawyer was placed on the disabled list with a fractured hamate bone.
RED WINGS REPORT
Game 1 - Rochester 4, Syracuse 1
Adalberto Mejia put together another terrific start. Will it be his last with the Red Wings before re-joining the Twins rotation? The left-hander gave up one run on just two hits over six innings. He didn’t allow a hit until there was an out in the sixth inning. He walked two and struck out four. John Curtiss gave up a hit and walked two in the seventh, but he didn’t give up a run and recorded his seventh save.
LaMonte Wade provided the power. His first AAA homer, a three-run shot, was more than enough for the Red Wings. Zack Granite and Willians Astudillo each added a double. Granite stole his ninth base. Astudillo was hit by a pitch in his second plate appearance and left the game. Byron Buxton’s rehab continued, and he went 0-4 with two strikeouts.
Game 2 - Rochester 3, Syracuse 2 (8 innings)
The second game of the double header needed an extra inning to decide it. It was a bullpen game for the Red Wings as Gabriel Moya started. In 2 2/3 innings, he gave up a run on four hits. He struck out three without issuing a walk. DJ Baxendale came on and threw two scoreless innings. He gave up four hits and struck out one. Nick Andersen then threw 2 1/3 innings. He gave up no runs on two hits. He walked none and struck out two. Tyler Duffey got the eighth inning and took the loss. He gave up two runs (1 earned, due to starting the inning at second base) on one hit and an intentional walk.
Jordan Pacheco, returning from the DL, went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Edgar Corcino also played his first Red Wings game of this season and hit his first double. The Red Wings had just five hits. Byron Buxton went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in this game.
Chattanooga 2, Biloxi 4
Kohl Stewart had another solid start on Monday night. The right-hander gave up one run on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out eight batters. Sam Clay came on and gave up a run on two hits and a walk and recorded two outs. He struck one out. Ryne Harper gave up a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning. Tyler Jay pitched the ninth and gave up one run on two hits and a walk. He struck out one.
Alex Perez led the offense. He went 2-for-4 with his fifth double and an RBI. Andy Wilkins went 1-for-2 with two walks and his fourth double. Brent Rooker added his 16th double.
No Game Scheduled.
Cedar Rapids 3, Beloit 0
Bryan Sammons was the start of this game for the Kernels. The 2017 draft pick tossed eight shutout innings. He gave up five hits, walked one and struck out five. With the Win, he improves to 4-4 with a 2.69 ERA. Calvin Faucher recorded his second save. He gave up a hit and a walk, and struck out two, in maintaining and completing the shutout.
Jose Miranda led the offense with his 15th and 16th doubles. Jordan Gore was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Jacob Pearson hit a single and walked. Royce Lewis walked twice and stole his 17th base. David Banuelos hit his seventh double.
Elizabethton , Johnson City
Rain and poor field condition meant no game for the E-Twins on Monday night.
GCL Twins Talk
GCL Twins 5, GCL Rays 2
After a tough first outing, Andriu Marin put together a good start on Monday. He gave up two runs on three hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out five. Lefty Petru Balan threw two scoreless innings. He gave up two hits and a walk while striking out one. Steven Cruz picked up his first Save after throwing two shutout frames. He gave up two hits and struck two out.
Victor Tademo went 3-for-5. Estamy Urena went 2-for-3 with two walks. Kidany Salva was 2-for-3. He was also hit by a pitch, had a sacrifice fly and a stolen base. Austin Hale caught the second half of the game and knocked his first double. Aaron Whitefield’s rehab continued as he went 1-for-4 with a walk.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Victor Tademo, GCL Twins (3-5)
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Bryan Sammons, Cedar Rapids Kernels (8 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K)
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 - Royce Lewis (Cedar Rapids) - 0-2, 2 BB, R, SB(17)
#2 - Fernando Romero (Minnesota) - Did not pitch
#3 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - 1-8, R, 2 K
#4 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - Did not pitch
#5 - Alex Kirilloff (Cedar Rapids) - No Game.
#6 - Wander Javier - out of for the season
#7 - Brent Rooker (Chattanooga) - 1-4, 2B(16), K
#8 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) - Did not pitch
#9 - Brusdar Graterol (Cedar Rapids) - Did not pitch
#10 - Akil Baddoo (Cedar Rapids) - 0-4, K
#11 - Zack Littell (Rochester) - Did not pitch
#12 - Lewis Thorpe (Chattanooga) - Did not pitch
#13 - Lewin Diaz (Ft. Myers) - No Game
#14 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) - 1-5, 2 BB, HR(1), 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 K
#16 - Ben Rortvedt (Ft. Myers) - No Game
#17 - Travis Blankenhorn (Ft. Myers) - No Game
#18 - Yunior Severino (Elizabethton Twins) - Game rained out
#19 - Tyler Jay (Chattanooga) - 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K (1 HR allowed)
#20 - Felix Jorge (Chattanooga) - Disabled List, began rehab on June 19.
TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester @ Syracuse (6:35 CST) - RHP Zack Littell (1-3, 3.05 ERA)
Biloxi @ Chattanooga (10:15 am CST) - LHP Lewis Thorpe (4-4, 4.26 ERA)
Ft. Myers @ Tampa (5:30 CST) - LHP Tyler Watson (0-0, 5.29 ERA)
Beloit @ Cedar Rapids (6:35 CST) - RHP Edwar Colina (2-2, 3.68 ERA)
Johnson City @ Elizabethton (5:00 CST) - TBD
GCL Rays @ GCL Twins (11:00 am CST) - TBD
Please feel free to ask any questions about Monday’s games, or ask any questions you may have.
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