Twins Minor League Report (6/4): Gibson and Baxendale make their pitches
RHP Tom Stuifbergen has been promoted from Ft. Myers to AA New Britain. Meanwhile, RHPs Tyler Duffey and Manuel Soliman[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK] will move up to the Miracle. Finally, 2012 8th round pick RHP Christian Powell will join the Cedar Rapids Kernels from Extended Spring Training. Also, a second pitcher will be joining the Kernels. The pitcher was released by another organization a week ago and signed by the Twins. Check out the Minor League Movement forum for more. ‘Tis the season for transactions!!
With that, check out what happened in the Twins minor league system on Tuesday:
Rochester Red Wings 4, Gwinnett Braves 3
Kyle Gibson was back on the mound for the Red Wings. The lanky right-hander did allow some base runners but put together a nice game. He went six innings and did not allow a run in the first five; he gave up two in the sixth frame. Overall, he went six innings and gave up two runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out four, leaving with a 4-2 lead. Luis Perdomo came in for the seventh inning and got just two outs, giving up one run thanks to three walks. Aaron Thompson got the save by getting the final seven outs. He gave up a hit, walked one and struck out two.
Eric Fryer went 2-4. He had the game’s biggest hit, a bases-clearing double. Antoan Richardson was 2-5 with his seventh and eighth stolen bases. Doug Bernier was 2-3 with a walk. Chris Colabello was 1-3 with two walks and his 18th double; he also stole his first base of the year.
New Britain Rock Cats 4, Richmond Flying Squirrels 1
DJ Baxendale had a rough first appearance in Double-A last week. A part of the beauty of baseball is that you quickly get a chance to redeem yourself. Baxendale did just that on Tuesday night. The right-hander gave up one run on three hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out seven. Bobby Lanigan came on and got just one out while giving up a walk and a hit. Edgar Ibarra came on and got the final two outs without the inherited runners scoring. Matt Hauser entered for the ninth inning and recorded his first Rock Cats save.
The Rock Cats got three hits from Danny Santana. They scored two runs in the first inning on ground out RBI's from Josmil Pinto and Danny Ortiz. In the second frame, they scored runs on a sacrifice fly by Mark Sobolewski and on a ground out by James Beresford.
Ft. Myers Miracle 2, Brevard County Manatees 3
The Miracle bats were kept quiet most of this game. Jason Wheeler started for the Miracle. He gave up three runs on nine hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out six. Ryan O’Rourke was brought in, and he struck out two in two scoreless innings. Zack Jones pitched a perfect ninth and struck out one.
The Miracle had seven hits and five free passes. However, only Matt Koch had more than one hit, going 2-4. Miguel Sano knocked his 14th homer run and stole his eighth base.
Cedar Rapids Kernels
The Kernels had a scheduled day off.
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