Twins Minor League Report (7/15): Lewis Collects Four Hits, Kirilloff Shines in Futures Game
Image courtesy of Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsROSTER MOVES
- RHP Fernando Romero recalled by Minnesota from Rochester.
- LHP Lewis Thorpe and OF Alex Kirilloff continue to be on temporary leave to take part in the Futures Game.
Rochester 1, Scranton/WB 3
Ervin Santana made the start for Rochester as he continues to get closer to making his season debut. He allowed three runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings. Two runs scored against him were on solo home runs, including one from Gary Sanchez (also on rehab assignment). Santana struck out seven and walked one. D.J. Baxendale finished off the game after Santana’s exit. He went 2 1/3 shutout innings and only allowed one hit. He walked four and struck out two.
Rochester’s only run came without the team recording a hit. Jon Kemmer coaxed a one-out walk and moved to third on a wild pitch. From there, Edgar Corcino was able to drive him in with a sacrifice fly. The Red Wings were limited to four hits and no batter collected multiple hits. Kemmer reached base twice in three plate appearances.
Chattanooga 2, Montgomery 0 (Suspended- 2nd Inning)
The Lookouts jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in this one before the rains began to fall. Andy Wilkins and Mitchell Kranson both walked and Zander Wiel reached on a throwing error to load the bases. This allowed Jaylin Davis to drive in a pair of runs on a single. These two teams will finish the suspended game on Monday and also play their regularly scheduled contest.
Check back at Twins Daily tomorrow for the rest of the action in this game.
Fort Myers 4, Lakeland 5
Royce Lewis is quickly making his mark in the Florida State League after recently being promoted to Fort Myers. On Sunday, he went 4-for-5 with a run scored. Miguel Sano also impacted the game as he delivered a game-tying double in the top of the ninth inning before Lakeland walked it off in the bottom half of the frame.
Andro Cutura started for the Miracle and pitched into the fifth inning. He struck out seven and walked two on the way to a no-decision. Overall, he allowed two earned runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings. Jovani Moran took over for Cutura and tossed 3 1/3 innings of one-run ball. He only allowed two hits and struck out four. Alex Robinson took the loss as he allowed a lead-off walk and a two-out single for the winning run to score.
Taylor Grzelakowski reached base four times and scored a run. In the series versus Lakeland, he went 7-for-12. Sano finished 2-for-4 and his batting average is up to .328 with the Miracle.
Cedar Rapids 0, Lake County 4
Cedar Rapids could only compile four hits as the team was shut out on Sunday afternoon. Trey Cabbage had the team’s lone extra-base hit, a double, and he was the only member of the team to reach base multiple times. Jose Miranda and Jean Carlos Arias each went 1-for-4.
Bryan Sammons put together a strong start for Cedar Rapids. He pitched 6 2/3 innings and saw two runs scored (one earned). He limited the Captains to four hits and he posted a 5 to 3 strikeout to walk ratio. Rickey Ramirez ran into some control problems as he had more base runners (three H, four BB) than outs he collected (1 2/3 innings). Jose Martinez got the final two outs without allowing a base runner.
Elizabethton 11, Kingsport 10
This game turned into quite the slugfest with both teams scoring double-digits and the E-Twins plated nine runs over the last three innings. Six Elizabethton hitters collected multiple hits. Ricky De La Torre reached base four times and scored two runs. Alex Robles cranked a three-run home run, his first of the season, in the seventh that was critical to the win. Chris Williams added his seventh home run in his 23rd game this season.
Kody Funderburk started and allowed four earned runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Blair Lakso pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings by scattering two hits. He struck out four and walked two. Johan Quezada ran into some trouble in the late innings as he allowed three runs without giving up a hit. Zach Neff took a blown save but ended up with a win after his team came back in the final frame.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Royce Lewis, Fort Myers (4-for-5, R)
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Bryan Sammons, Cedar Rapids (6.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 5 K, 3 BB)
TOP PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed. Please note that this Prospect Summary has been updated.
1. Royce Lewis (FM): 4-for-5, R
2. Alex Kirilloff (USA-Futures Game): 2-for-2
3. Brusdar Graterol (FM): Did not play.
4. Nick Gordon (ROC): 0-for-0, entered as a defensive substitution
5. Stephen Gonsalves (ROC): Did not play.
6. Trevor Larnach (ET): Did not play.
7. Brent Rooker (CHAT): 0-for-1
8. Akil Baddoo (CR): 2-for-4, BB, 2 R
9. Wander Javier: Out of for the season
10. Zack Littell (ROC): Did not play.
11. Blayne Enlow (CR): Did not play.
12. LaMonte Wade (ROC): 1-for-3, 2B
13. Travis Blankenhorn (FM): 1-for-4, R, BB, K
14. Lewis Thorpe (World-Futures Game): 0.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, K, BB
15. Ben Rortvedt (FM): 0-for-3, 2 BB, K
16. Yunior Severino (ET): Did not play.
17. Lewin Diaz (FM): 1-for-4, BB, K
18. Ryan Jeffers (ET): Did not play.
19. Jacob Pearson (CR): 0-for-3, BB, K
20. Luis Arraez (CHAT): 0-for-2
MONDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester vs. Louisville (6:05 CST) – RHP Zack Littell (1-3, 2.84 ERA)
Chattanooga vs. Montgomery (4:15 CST) – RHP Sean Poppen (2-5, 4.63 ERA)
Chattanooga vs. Montgomery (Game 2) – LHP Dietrich Enns (0-3, 3.24 ERA)
Fort Myers vs. St. Lucie (6:00 CST) – RHP Clark Beeker (3-6, 3.91 ERA)
Cedar Rapids vs. Lake County (12:05 CST) – RHP Randy Dobnak (6-2, 3.65 ERA)
Elizabethton @ Kingsport (5:30 CST) – RHP Pedro Garcia (1-1, 7.36 ERA)
GCL Twins vs. GCL Orioles (11:00 AM CST) – TBD
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