Twins Minor League Report (7/10): It's Sean and Poppen!
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Rochester - OFF DAY
The Red Wings are off for their all-star break. The AAA All-Star Game takes place on Wednesday.
Chattanooga 2, Pensacola 3
Not a lot of offense as Chattanooga was limited to two hits on Monday: an Andy Wilkins double that was followed by a T.J. White home run. Ryan Walker stole a base.
Dereck Rodriguez pitched well, but not well enough. He gave up three runs in seven innings. He allowed seven hits and two walks. He struck out one.
Paul Clemens pitched an inning of relief, striking out one.
The first-half champion Lookouts still have a four-game lead, but fall to 14-4.
Fort Myers 1, Palm Beach 0
Similar to the Lookouts, Fort Myers only had two hits. A Tanner English triple drove in Nelson Molina. Brandon Lopez provided the only other hit for a lineup that struck out 11 times.
Sean Poppen was the difference though. He threw eight shutout innings, allowing five hits and a walk. He struck out four.
Alex Muren picked up his third save of the season.
At 13-4 in the second half, Fort Myers now has a two-game lead.
Cedar Rapids 0, Peoria 3
Following suit, the Kernels were one-hit by Mike O’Reilly, who struck out 12 batters. Christian Cavaness hit a double, but the only other thing the bats hit were the showers.
Eduardo Del Rosario suffered the loss, but wasn’t bad, allowing one run on six hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out two.
Logan Lombana struck out two in two frames. Max Cordy allowed two runs on two walks and a hit in his inning of work.
The playoff-bound Kernels dropped to 10-9 in the second half.
Elizabethton 13, Johnson City 12
Finally, offense! Of course, the story is Brent Rooker, who went 3-3 with three walks, three runs scored and an RBI. Shane Carrier also had three hits, which included a double. J.J. Robinson hit his third home run as part of his five RBI. Matt Albanese and Wander Javier, who tripled, both had two hits. Andrew Bechtold hit his first professional home run.
Huascar Ynoa was brutal. In two innings, he allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits and five walks. He struck out two. Blair Lasko managed three scoreless innings before Juan Gamez allowed five more runs in two innings. Jose Martinez picked up the win, going three innings and allowing only one run.
The E-Twins improved to 13-6.
GCL TWINS TAKES
GCL Twins 13, GCL Orioles 1
Royce Lewis had three more hits, including his second home run. Ricky De La Torre also had a three hit game. Both stole bases.
And while Benjamin Rodriguez didn’t steal a base, he did get three hits: Two doubles and a grand slam. He drove in seven (!).
Brusdar Graterol pitched five shutout, one-hit innings, striking out four and walking two.
Matt Jones picked up the four-inning save. He allowed a single run on three hits. He struck out three.
The GCL Twins improve to 10-3.
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Pitcher of the Day – Sean Poppen, Fort Myers
Hitter of the Day – Benjamin Rodriguez, GCL Twins
TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Chattanooga at Pensacola (6:35 CST) - TBA
GCL Twins vst GCL Orioles (11:00 AM CST) - TBA
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Monday’s games.