Twins Minor League Report (7/12): Trey Cabbage and Bailey Ober Dominate in Cedar Rapids
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Taylor Motter promoted to Rochester from Chattanooga, Rochester’s Luke Bard activated from the DL, and Chattanooga’s Todd Van Steensel activated from the DL.
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 2, Scranton/WB 1
Coming off of three-straight extra innings games, the Red Wings were happy to get this one done in regulation, scoring the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and hanging on for a narrow 2-1 victory. Thursday’s victory was the Wings’ 27th road win, the most in the International League. Byron Buxton was 0-for-2 with a strike out, and was forced out of this one due to injury.
Nick Gordon was 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and a strike
out, providing all of the firepower.
Starter Adalberto Mejia moved to 5-2 with six innings of one-run baseball. He gave up just three hits, struck out three and walked three. Trevor May pitched an inning of relief sending down all three batters he faced. Gabriel Moya earned a six-out save, giving up a hit and striking out two.
Chattanooga 7, Montgomery 6
Chattanooga had the game well in hand, leading 7-1 after just three innings and their lead slowly trickled almost all the way away and they barely held on for a 7-6 win, including a pretty scary ninth inning that saw Montgomery put three runs on the board with the game-tying run on second base before they were retired.
The Lookouts scored seven runs on just five hits and Ryan Walker committed three errors, one throwing and two fielding, but still managed to win. No hitter had more than one hit, but Ryan Walker made up for his defensive miscues with one swing, sending a 3-run home run out of the park in the third inning. Walker was 1-for-3 with a home run, a run scored, four RBIs, and a walk.
Six pitchers all helped get the Lookouts a win on Thursday night, with Paco Rodriguez picking up the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Lewis Thorpe started the game and went 1 2/3 innings giving up an unearned run, no hits, and striking out a pair. Ryan Eades came in next and went 2 1/3 innings giving up a pair of hits and another unearned run.
Todd Van Steensel fresh off the DL walked a pair and struck out a pair in an inning of work. Ryne Harper gave up four runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings and was replaced by Cody Stashak who earned a save despite giving up a run-scoring double before getting the final out of the game.
Palm Beach 4, Fort Myers 2
The Miracle dropped the last game of their four-game set against Palm Beach and lost the series three games to one. The Miracle managed just five hits and three walks against 10 strikeouts and only took four at-bats with runners in scoring position. No one had more than one hit, and Mark Contreras (1-for-4) had the team’s only extra-base hit, a double. Alex Kirilloff was 0-for-4, as was Lewin Diaz (who had a worse line as it also included three strikeouts). Miguel Sano was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and two runs scored.
Starter Tyler Wells went six innings and gave up four runs on five hits. He walked two, struck out six and gave up two home runs. Ryan Mason (1.0 IP), Colton Davis (1.2 IP) and Alex Robinson (0.1 IP) kept Palm Beach off the board the rest of the way, but their bats couldn’t dig them out of an early hole.
Cedar Rapids 6, Fort Wayne 2
Thursday night belongs to the Cedar Rapids Kernels. The Kernels had Trey Cabbage absolutely destroying baseballs. Cabbage was 4-for-4 with a run scored, a home run, and two RBIs. Meanwhile, on the mound, Bailey Ober turned in 6 2/3 innings, scattering five hits, giving up no runs and STRIKING OUT TEN!
On top of those two stellar performances, Akil Baddoo had a pair of hits on a 2-for-5 night that included a double and two RBIs, and Robby Rinn added a pair of hits as well. In the bullpen Jose Martinez threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings, and Jared Finkel gave up a pair of runs over a full inning of work, but he had a six-run lead to work with and kept the victory intact.
ELIZABETHTON TWINS TALK
Elizabethton 7, Johnson City 2
Tyler Webb was 4-for-5 with a run scored and a pair of RBIs, Alex Robles was 3-for-5 with an RBI, and Michael Helmen was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a triple. On top of those three strong days at the plate, Lean Marrero and Michael Davis also had multi-hit nights.
On the mound, Carlos Suniaga earned his first win of the season with five innings of one-run baseball. He gave up six hits, walked no one and struck out three. Andrew Cabezas went 3 2/3 innings and gave up an unearned run on three hits, and Seth Pinkerton closed the game out, getting the only guy he faced to fly out to left.
GCL TWINS TAKES
SCHEDULED OFF DAY
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Bradley Ober, Cedar Rapids Kernels
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Trey Cabbage, Cedar Rapids Kernels
TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
1.Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids – 0-3, 1 R, 1 K
3. Nick Gordon, Rochester – 2-5, 2 RBI
5. Alex Kirilloff, Fort Myers – 0-4
7. Brent Rooker, Chattanooga – 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
10. Akil Baddoo, Cedar Rapids – 2-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
11. Lewis Thorpe, Chattanooga – 1.2 IP, 1 R, 2 K
13. Lewin Diaz, Fort Myers – 0-4, 3 K
14. LaMonte Wade, Rochester – 0-3
15. Ben Rortvedt, Fort Myers – 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
17. Travis Blankenhorn, Fort Myers – 1-4, 1 K
FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester (6:05pm) – Stephen Gonsalves (5-3, 3.86
Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Lewis Thorpe (4-4, 3.95)
Fort Myers (5:30pm) – Griffin Jax (1-1, 3.47)
Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Blayne Enlow (0-2, 3.73)
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
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