Twins Minor League Report (7/10): Royce Rakes, Albee Blasts, Edwar Deals
Image courtesy of Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Albee Weiss)RED WINGS REPORT
BLUE WAHOOS BITES
Schedule Day Off
Fort Myers 7, Daytona 6 (12 innings)
Edwar Colina started this marathon for the Miracle and was nothing short of lights out. He picked up eight punchies en route to seven shutout innings. Giving up only three hits and walking none, it was a low-stress outing for most of the day.
Royce Lewis has looked great in his brief return from the Futures Game and that was no different today. He got this one started stealing second, his 14th of the year, and an errant throw allowed him to come around and score. In the fifth Lewis blasted his eighth dinger on the season, and second in as many days. Trey Cabbage doubled in the eighth to put Fort Myers ahead 5-1.
In the top of the ninth the wheels began to fall off. Daytona pushed across four runs of their own to force extras. Each team scored a run in the 10th inning, and it wasn’t until the bottom of the 12th inning that Cabbage plated the winning run. A groundout turned into an error and Gabriel Maciel raced across the plate to secure the victory.
Great Lakes 6, Cedar Rapids 2
Tyler Palm took the ball for the Kernels in this one and he left with the home team in a good spot. Twirling six innings of three-run ball (two earned), he struck out six allowing only three free passes.
Cedar Rapids jumped out to an early lead on a first inning triple from Gilberto Celestino. Trevor Casanova doubled the tally crushing his second dinger of the season. Unfortunately that's where the runs stopped for the Kernels. The Loons added runs in three separate frames to wipe away the deficit and take this one.
Having ridden an eight-game winning streak, Cedar Rapids will look to get back in the win column tomorrow night when these two do battle again.
Elizabethton 8, Burlington 5
Tyler Benninghoff was the tasked starter for the E-Twins tonight and he was searching for his first win of the season. Throwing five innings of two-run baseball, he accomplished that thanks to a nice offensive output from the hometown lineup.
After getting behind 1-0 in the top of the first Elizabethton evened the score and then some in the bottom half. Albee Weiss cracked a grand slam and then Max Smith drove in Seth Gray to put five on the board. Weiss homered again in the bottom of the second, his sixth of the season, and the E-Twins had a nice five-run cushion. Yeremi De La Cruz doubled in Will Holland in the third, and Smith put up another RBI in the fifth.
Birmingham made this one interesting however. Trailing 8-2 after Smith's second RBI of the game, the Royals added runs in the sixth and seventh innings to draw within three. That was where the rally would end as Dylan Thomas slammed the door for a six out save.
GCL TWINS TAKES
GCL Orioles 4, GCL Twins 3
Dakota Chalmers was on the bump for his second action of the season since returning from Tommy John surgery. He turned in three scoreless innings allowing just a single hit. The former Athletics prospect picked up six strikeouts and allowed three walks.
The Twins got out ahead scoring all three of their runs before the Orioles could push anything across. Bryson Gandy doubled in his first pro RBI, then was at the plate for a balk-induced run before another single drove in his second of the game.
In the eighth inning the wheels fell off for the away team. The Twins gave up three to part with the lead and then allowed a fielder’s choice to walk it off in the ninth.
TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Pitcher of the Day – Edwar Colina (Fort Myers) 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
Hitter of the Day – Albee Weiss (Elizabethton) 2-4, 2 HR(1 GS), 2 R, 5 RBI
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Midseason Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 - Royce Lewis (Fort Myers) – 2-5, 3 R, 2 RBI, BB, HR(8)
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola) – No Game
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) - Injured List (shoulder)
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Fort Myers) - 3-4, R, BB, 2B
#5 - Wander Javier (Cedar Rapids) - 0-4, K
#6 - Jordan Balazovic (Fort Myers) – Did Not Pitch
#7 - Keoni Cavaco (GCL) – Did Not Play
#8 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) - All-Star Break
#9 - Jhoan Duran (Fort Myers) – Did Not Pitch
#10 - Blayne Enlow (Fort Myers) – Did Not Pitch
#11 - Lewis Thorpe (Rochester) - All-Star Break
#12 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - All-Star Break
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Fort Myers) – Did Not Play
#14 - Luis Arraez (Minnesota) - All-Star Break
#15 - Matt Wallner (Elizabethton) - 1-4, K
#16 - Ben Rortvedt (Pensacola) – No Game
#17 - Akil Baddoo (Fort Myers) - Injured List (Tommy John surgery)
#18 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) – No Game
#19 - Misael Urbina (DSL) – 0-3, R, RBI, 2 BB
#20 - Travis Blankenhorn (Pensacola) – No Game
THURSDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Lehigh Valley @ Rochester (4:35PM CST) – TBD/TBD (Doubleheader)
Montgomery @ Pensacola (6:35PM EST) – LHP Bryan Sammons (2-1, 4.86 ERA)
Daytona @ Fort Myers (6:00PM CST) – RHP Blayne Enlow (2-2, 1.95 ERA)
Great Lakes @ Cedar Rapids (6:35PM CST) - RHP Luis Rijo (2-5, 2.33 ERA)
Burlington @ Elizabethton (5:30PM CST) – RHP Ben Gross (2-0, 2.81 ERA)
GCL Orioles @ GCL Twins (11:00AM CST) - TBD
Please feel free to ask questions and discuss Wednesday’s games!
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