Twins Minor League Report (6/4): Elementary, My Dear Watson
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (Tyler Watson)NEWS AND NOTES
-Alex Kirilloff, the team’s 2016 first-round pick, was named the Midwest League Player of the Week. He went 13-for-30 with three doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs. He had a .485 slugging percentage and an OPS of .833 while drawing three walks and scoring eight runs.
-LHP Tyler Watson was promoted from Cedar Rapids to Fort Myers.
-LHP Kevin Marnon was promoted from Elizabethton to Fort Myers.
-RHP Moises Gomez was transferred from Fort Myers to Elizabethton
-RHP Brady Anderson was placed on the 7-day disabled list
Chattanooga 4, Mobile 6
As the 2018 MLB Draft was underway, it’s fitting that former first-round pick Kohl Stewart started the game and he was relieved by former first-round pick Tyler Jay. Stewart scattered nine hits but limited the BayBears to two runs (one earned). He struck out seven, his second highest total of the season, and he walked one. Jay pitched two shutout frames by allowing two hits and striking out a pair.
The Lookouts offense took a while to get moving but things started heating up in the seventh frame. James Ramsey and Brian Navarreto both walked to start the inning. Alex Perez loaded the bases with a single. Chattanooga’s first run was scored on a ground out by Ryan Walker. Sean Miller, LaMonte Wade, and Brent Rooker strung together three straight singles to put the Lookouts up 4-2.
Things got a little out of hand in the ninth inning for Williams Ramirez. He was charged with his second loss after allowing four runs on four hits with one strikeout and no walks. He’s blown three saves so far this year out of nine save opportunities.
Fort Myers 3, Palm Beach 4
The Miracle used a big fifth inning to take a lead in the middle innings. With one out, Travis Blankenhorn and Brandon Lopez singled to put runners on the corners. Caleb Hamilton laced a double to center field to tie the game 1-1. Jimmy Kerrigan was intentionally walked to load the bases. After a Joe Cronin strikeout, Mitchel Kranson singled to put Fort Myers up 3-1.
Tyler Watson was cruising through eight innings but the top of the ninth inning was when things started to fall apart. After allowing a double to start the frame, he committed a fielding error to allow another runner to reach base. Tom Hackimer replaced Watson but he couldn’t hold the lead. Three runs scored in the inning and the Miracle ended up on the wrong end of this one.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Jimmy Kerrigan, Fort Myers (2-for-4, BB, 2 K)
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Tyler Watson, Fort Myers (8.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 K, 0 BB)
TOP PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here is a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#7 – Brent Rooker (Chattanooga) – 1-4, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K
#13 – Lewin Diaz (Fort Myers) – 0-4, K
#14 – LaMonte Wade (Chattanooga) – 2-5, K
#17 – Travis Blankenhorn (Fort Myers) – 1-3, R, BB, K
MONDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester vs. Indianapolis (6:05 CST) – LHP Stephen Gonsalves (4-1, 4.00 ERA)
Chattanooga vs. Mobile (6:15 CST) – RHP Sean Poppen (0-1, 5.79 ERA)
Fort Myers vs. Palm Beach (6:00 CST) - TBD
Cedar Rapids vs. Beloit (5:35 CST) – RHP Blayne Enlow (0-1, 3.81 ERA)
Cedar Rapids vs. Beloit (Game 2) – RHP Melvi Acosta (1-1, 1.86 ERA)
Please feel free to ask any questions about Monday’s games, or ask any questions you may have.
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