Twins Minor League Report (6/8): Lewis Cracks Fifth Homer
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (Royce Lewis)RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 1, Durham 2
Both starters put up zeros in this one until the fifth frame. Willians Astudillo led off the bottom of the inning with his fifth home run of the season to put the Red Wings up 1-0. From there, the Red Wings offense went cold. Jake Cave finished 2-for-4 and Chris Carter reached base three times in four plate appearances. Overall, the team only had two at-bats with runners in scoring position and left five runners on base.
Adalberto Mejia put together one of his best starts of the season. In seven innings of work, he allowed two runs on five hits while striking out eight and walking one. Luke Bard finished off the game with two shutout innings. He struck out two and walked one.
Chattanooga 7, Montgomery 12
Chattanooga got out to an early lead after plating six runs in the first four innings of the game. However, the Biscuits found a way to jump all over Lewis Thorpe. Thorpe couldn’t make it out of the fourth inning as he allowed nine runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked two. Ryan Eades took over for Thorpe and allowed two earned runs on four hits in 2 2/3 innings.
Sean Miller had a solid day at the plate. He finished 3-for-3 with three (!!) doubles and two runs scored. LaMonte Wade reached base three times out of the lead-off spot and collected his second double of the season. Brent Rooker reached base four times but he didn’t collect a hit as they were all free passes. Overall, the club went 5-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left nine runners on base.
Fort Myers 6, Dunedin 8
Fort Myers couldn't put together a big inning in this one and one bad inning for a Miracle pitcher put the team in a hole. Fort Myers scored one run in five different innings but they didn't have a single inning with a crooked number. Jaylin Davis and Luis Arraez did their best to carry the offensive load. Davis finished 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. Arraez reached base five times including a 3-for-3 night at the plate with a double and a triple.
Charlie Barnes started and pitched five frames. He gave up three runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Kevin Marnon was saddled with the loss after he allowed five runs (three earned) on four hits in 1 2/3 innings. Alex Robinson pitched 2 1/3 shutout innings with four strikeouts and two walks. He didn't allow a hit.
Cedar Rapids 2, Wisconsin 5
Royce Lewis started off the game with a bang. After falling behind 1-2 in the count, Lewis cracked his fifth home run of the season to put the Kernels up 1-0. Entering play on Friday, he had gone 4-for-31 (.129 BA) in June. The team’s only other run came in the fifth inning when Jacob Pearson led off the frame with a single before Andrew Bechtold drove him in with a double. It was Bechtold’s seventh double of the season.
Bryan Sammons put together a strong start on the mound. He lasted seven innings, a season high, and held the Timber Rattlers to four runs (three earned) on five hits. He struck out eight, which also tied a season high. Jose Martinez pitched one inning and allowed one earned run on two hits.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Jaylin Davis, Fort Myers (4-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, R)
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Adalberto Mejia, Rochester (7.0 IP, 2 ER, 8 K, 1 BB)
TOP PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here is a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 – Royce Lewis (Cedar Rapids) – 1-4, HR, R, RBI K
#3 – Nick Gordon (Rochester) – 0-4
#5 – Alex Kirilloff (Cedar Rapids) – 0-3, BB, K
#7 – Brent Rooker (Chattanooga) – 0-1, 4 BB, R
#10 – Akil Baddoo (Cedar Rapids) – 0-4, 2 K
#12 – Lewis Thorpe (Chattanooga) – 3.1 IP, 9 ER, 5 K, 2 BB
#13 – Lewin Diaz (Fort Myers) – 1-4, RBI, 2 K
#14 – LaMonte Wade (Chattanooga) – 2-4, 2B, BB, R
#17 – Travis Blankenhorn (Fort Myers) – 0-3, R, BB, 2 K
MONDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester vs. Durham (6:05 CST) – TBD
Chattanooga @ Montgomery (6:05 CST) – RHP Omar Bencomo (4-0, 2.08 ERA)
Fort Myers vs. Dunedin (5:00 CST) – RHP Andro Cutura (3-1, 3.57 ERA)
Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin (6:35 CST) – RHP Edwar Colina (2-1, 4.09 ERA)
Please feel free to ask any questions about Friday’s games, or ask any questions you may have.
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