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Twins Minor League Report (6/3): Davis Provides Wahoos With Walkoff

While the Twins were off and the MLB Draft was the highlight of the night, three of the four minor league affiliates played. In fact, two of the three played extra innings. The Blue Wahoos won in a walkoff. Find out what happened throughout the minor leagues on and off the field.
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Jaylin Davis)
Find out everything that happened happened in the Twins system on Thursday, starting with the transactions of the day.

TRANSACTIONS
  • Nelson Cruz’s rehab stint with the Miracle is officially complete as he was activated by the Twins on Monday morning. Cruz takes Luis Arraez’s roster spot. He was optioned following Sunday’s game.
  • Rochester OF John Andreoli was traded by the Twins to the Seattle Mariners organization for cash considerations.
  • Pensacola announced that OF/1B Alex Kirilloff has been placed on the Injured List.
AWARDS
  • On Sunday the Twins announce their minor league award.
  • 2018 first-round draft pick Trevor Larnach was named the Player of the Week for the second time this year. He went 11-for-21 (.524) with two doubles and two homers.
  • RHP Jhoan Duran was the Pitcher of the Week. He gave up one earned run on two hits in six innings. He also struck out 14 batters. He came to the Twins from the Diamondbacks in the Eduardo Escobar trade last July.
  • On Monday, Larnach was named the Florida State League Player of the Week as well.
THE DRAFT
The Twins make three picks on Day 1 of the Draft:
  • With the 13th overall pick, the Twins selected 3B Keoni Cavaco, from East Lake High School in San Diego.
  • With the 39th overall pick, the Twins selected Forest Lake High School grad, outfielder Matt Wallner out of the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • With their 2nd round pick (54th overall), the Twins drafted RHP Matt Canterinoout of Rice University.
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 4, Syracuse 5 (10 innings)
Box Score

The Red Wings fell behind early 3-0 after Gabriel Moya gave up three runs on five hits as team’s opener. They clawed back quickly. In the second inning, Wilin Rosario hit a sacrifice fly. In the fourth inning, Jordany Valdespin tripled in two runs to tie the game. Then things were quiet through the ninth inning.

Randy Dobnak kept the Red Wings in the game and gave them a chance. He worked six shutout innings despite giving up five hits and four walks. He struck out six batters. DJ Baxendale came on and worked scoreless innings in the eighth and ninth innings.

In the tenth, Wilin Rosario hit a sacrifice fly to put the Red Wings ahead by a score of 4-3. However, the leadoff batter in the bottom of the 10th tripled in a run. The Red Wings had DJ Baxendale intentionally walk the next two batters, and the following hitter singled to drive in the game-winning (or losing, as it was, for the Red Wings) run.

BLUE WAHOO BITES
Pensacola 8, Jacksonville 7
Box Score

Another extra innings game, and lets lead with the game-winner. In the bottom of the 10th, with a runners on first and second, Jaylin Davis doubled in the game-winning run.

Davis led the offense. He went 3-for-5. The double was his seventh of the year, and he also stole his sixth base. Caleb Hamilton had a great game. He went 2-for-3 with four RBI. He had a sacrifice fly, an RBI single and a two-run single. He also stole his fourth base. Travis Blankenhorn was 2-for-5 with his sixth double.

Charlie Barnes made his second Blue Wahoos start. The lefty went the first five innings and gave up four runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out five. Adam Bray threw three scoreless innings. He got one out in the fourth but two of his runs scored that inning. He gave up two runs on four hits and struck out three. Tyler Jay got the final two outs of the ninth inning but not before he gave up the Bray runners and one of his own to tie the game. Williams Ramirez got the final two outs to record the Win.

MIRACLE MATTERS
Ft. Myers 5, Florida 2
Box Score

Edwar Colina missed the first month of the season, but he has picked up where he left off of late. On Monday night, he improved to 3-1 with a 3.45 ERA. The powerful right-hander gave up two runs on seven hits over six innings. He struck out four without issuing a walk. Adam Phillips came in and struck out four batters over two innings. He gave up just one hit. Hector Lujan picked up his fourth save. He struck out two in a perfect ninth inning.

The Miracle jumped out to a lead early. They scored three runs in the first inning. Ryan Jeffers singled in a run. Jose Miranda followed with an BI double. Mark Contreras contributed a sacrifice fly. Royce Lewis added a sacrifice fly in the second inning.

Michael Helman led the Miracle offense. He went 2-for-3 with a walk and his sixth double of the season. It came in the eighth inning and drove in an insurance run. He also stole a base.

KERNELS NUGGETS
Cedar Rapids
Box Score

No Game Scheduled.

TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY

Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Randy Dobnak, Rochester Red Wings
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jaylin Davis, Pensacola Blue Wahoos

PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:

#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) - 1-3, RBI, K, SF
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola) - Injured List
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) - Injured List (shoulder)
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Ft. Myers) - 1-4, R
#5 - Wander Javier (CR) - No Game Scheduled
#6 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) - 2-4, BB, R, 2 K
#7 - Jhoan Duran (Ft. Myers) - Did Not Pitch.
#8 - Lewis Thorpe (Rochester) - Rained Out.
#9 - Blayne Enlow (Ft. Myers) - Did Not Pitch.
#10 - Akil Baddoo (Ft. Myers) - Injured List (Tommy John surgery)
#11 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - 1-6, K
#12 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - Injured List (elbow)
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Ft. Myers) - 1-3, BB, R, RBI, K
#14 - Ben Rortvedt (Pensacola) - 1-4, BB, R, 2 K
#15 - Yunior Severino (Cedar Rapids) - Injured List (thumb)
#16 - Gilberto Celestino (Cedar Rapids) - No Game Scheduled.
#17 - Zack Littell (Rochester) - Did Not Pitch.
#18 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) - 0-4, BB, R
#19 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) - Did Not Pitch
#20 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) - 1-4, 2B(11), RBI, K

TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester @ Syracuse (12:05 CST) - TBD
Jacksonville @ Pensacola (6:35 CST) - RHP Jorge Alcala (4-2, 4.75 ERA)
Florida @ Ft. Myers (5:30 CST) - RHP Blayne Enlow (1-0, 1.50 ERA)
Cedar Rapids @ Clinton (6:30 CST) - RHP Kai-Wei Teng (1st MWL start)

Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss the Monday games or any other minor league topics you would like.


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19 Comments

What's Kiriloff's injury?

 

What's Kiriloff's injury?

 

Haven't heard any specifics yet. 

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Cast of Thousands
Jun 03 2019 10:23 PM

Tyler Jay....

 

It's just not looking good.  Damn.

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operation mindcrime
Jun 03 2019 10:40 PM
Can we somehow trade Tyler Jay for Adley Rutschman?
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clutterheart
Jun 04 2019 05:02 AM

Haven't heard any specifics yet.


This MILB season gets worse and worse.
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It's great to have Colina back in the rotation at Fort Myers. He was getting his act together at the end of last season. One shaky start to begin 2019 but all good since. 

Has Kirilloff been infected by the Wander Javier disease?Please be a short stay on the IL.

 

Could the Twins biggest need be an effective lefty for their bullpen.Coming into the season we had at least three internal candidates: Mejia-injured, Vasquez-getting K's but allowing lots of runs every fourth or fifth time out, and Moya-has been really, really disappointing.Expect one of their moves over the next 45 days will be adding one good lefty to their pen.

 

The DSL Twins won their second game of the season, 8-1, over the Nationals.Misael Urbina led off as the DH, going 2 for 5 with a pair of doubles.

 

 

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Taildragger8791
Jun 04 2019 07:59 AM

The MiLB season is as weird as the MLB season, but for the opposite reason. Injuries and underperformance have stalled out progression for almost all the top prospects. On the bright side, some lesser-hyped guys and guys who were losing some shine are now starting to emerge.

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Has Kirilloff been infected by the Wander Javier disease?Please be a short stay on the IL.

 

Could the Twins biggest need be an effective lefty for their bullpen.Coming into the season we had at least three internal candidates: Mejia-injured, Vasquez-getting K's but allowing lots of runs every fourth or fifth time out, and Moya-has been really, really disappointing.Expect one of their moves over the next 45 days will be adding one good lefty to their pen.

 

The DSL Twins won their second game of the season, 8-1, over the Nationals.Misael Urbina led off as the DH, going 2 for 5 with a pair of doubles.

Sweep the tribe this week, and see what asking price for Hand will be.Then sign Kimbrel and that is a championship level pen. 

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puckstopper1
Jun 04 2019 08:18 AM

The Twins system has turned into a freakin M*A*S*H unit this year with all the injuries.Very concerning. 

 

Was there any systemic changes that were made that would contribute to all of these injuries?

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LimestoneBaggy
Jun 04 2019 08:34 AM

 

The Twins system has turned into a freakin M*A*S*H unit this year with all the injuries.Very concerning. 

 

Was there any systemic changes that were made that would contribute to all of these injuries?

 

Bad luck?

 

Sweep the tribe this week, and see what asking price for Hand will be.Then sign Kimbrel and that is a championship level pen. 

I have been disappointed in Hand not being with the Twins ever since seeing him selected by the Marlins back whenever.Doubt the Tribe would trade to a team in their division...but one never knows if they decide to pull the plug on a rebuild.

 

The MiLB season is as weird as the MLB season, but for the opposite reason. Injuries and underperformance have stalled out progression for almost all the top prospects. On the bright side, some lesser-hyped guys and guys who were losing some shine are now starting to emerge.

In the all and all, maybe there is some organizational level kinetic performance energy and all organizations are rather equal in this regard, and this year were using more of it at the major league level then in the past. Zen ciao.

Wahoos over Jumbo Shrimp: delicious.

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The Twins system has turned into a freakin M*A*S*H unit this year with all the injuries. Very concerning.

Was there any systemic changes that were made that would contribute to all of these injuries?


The new torture rack probably doesn’t help.
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Bad luck?


Fouling a ball off your foot and breaking your toe is bad luck.

The vast majority of baseball injuries have nothing to do with luck. They are caused by something that player is doing, even if it's hard to tell what exactly that cause is.
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LimestoneBaggy
Jun 04 2019 01:03 PM

 

Fouling a ball off your foot and breaking your toe is bad luck.

The vast majority of baseball injuries have nothing to do with luck. They are caused by something that player is doing, even if it's hard to tell what exactly that cause is.

With respect, vast majority feels a bit strong here. Pulled hamstrings, quads, obliques, sprains/strains, ect. just happen sometimes. But I see your point.

 

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The Twins system has turned into a freakin M*A*S*H unit this year with all the injuries.Very concerning. 
 
Was there any systemic changes that were made that would contribute to all of these injuries?


It’s baseball. These things just happen. Plus I’m pretty sure that most of these DL stints are for precautionary reasons; it’s simply better to err on the side of caution and rest the player than push through and risk a more serious problem.

With respect, vast majority feels a bit strong here. Pulled hamstrings, quads, obliques, sprains/strains, ect. just happen sometimes. But I see your point.


They happen for a specific reason though, all of them. Even if we, or the player or even a doctor can't figure out why, it's not just pure randomness.