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Twins Minor League Report (7/15): Lewis Collects Four Hits, Kirilloff Shines in Futures Game

Prospects took center stage on Sunday with the MLB’s Future Game being played to kick off this week’s All-Star festivities. The U.S. Future’s Team outlasted the World Future’s Team by a final score of 10-6. Two of Minnesota’s top-20 prospects participated in the game. Alex Kirilloff started the game and batted sixth for the US squad. He went 2-for-2 and scored a run.

Lewis Thorpe didn’t fare so well on the mound for the World squad. He allowed four earned runs on three hits (two home runs), while only collecting two outs. He struck out one and walked one. Let’s see how the other members of the organization did on Sunday.
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ROSTER 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.
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 1, Scranton/WB 3
Box Score
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 CHATTER
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.

MIRACLE MATTERS
Fort Myers 4, Lakeland 5
Box Score
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.

KERNELS NUGGETS
Cedar Rapids 0, Lake County 4
Box Score
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.

E-TWINS E-TALK
Elizabethton 11, Kingsport 10
Box Score
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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Nice to see the Gordon injury must not be serious.
    • glunn, 70charger and puckstopper1 like this

any idea on Satatana's velo?

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any idea on Satatana's velo?

Mostly 91... He'slooking pretty much ready. I'm guessing he'll start for the Twins next weekend. 

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Mostly 91... He'slooking pretty much ready. I'm guessing he'll start for the Twins next weekend.


That would make it a possibility for 3 starts before the July 31 trading deadline.
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108Stitches
Jul 15 2018 11:29 PM
Thorpe looked awful. Kirilloff looked very poised
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Sano is getting lots of hits, but is also striking out a lot (back-to-back games with 2).

 

Is Grz beginning another streak where he is hot, hot, hot?After a few games in the GCL last year, this kid sure is making an impression.

 

Mostly 91... He'slooking pretty much ready. I'm guessing he'll start for the Twins next weekend. 

What was he throwing against the Yankees in the play off game?  Is there a way to look that up?  I'd be curious to see that

 

What was he throwing against the Yankees in the play off game?  Is there a way to look that up?  I'd be curious to see that

Link:

http://www.brooksbas...inmlb_nyamlb_1/

 

94-95?

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Wow, nice site!

So if he's around 91 currently, how is it that we are assuming he will be affective?  I think Erv has always thrown around 94.  Seth I know you thought he could get by on his wiles (in another post), but I think he needs that velocity to be effective.

I guess we will find out.  Hope he pitches against the Royals first...Might not go so well against the BoSox.

 

Wow, nice site!

So if he's around 91 currently, how is it that we are assuming he will be affective?  I think Erv has always thrown around 94.  Seth I know you thought he could get by on his wiles (in another post), but I think he needs that velocity to be effective.

I guess we will find out.  Hope he pitches against the Royals first...Might not go so well against the BoSox.

While I agree that we should not assume he will be effective throwing 91mph fastballs; I also think that we should not assume he is airing it out in these A and AAA starts. This is his spring training. We fret all the time about mph in spring training and it frequently comes to naught, especially with seasoned veterans. I won't get too worried unless he is still not hitting 93 after a couple of MLB starts (which may come to pass).

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Kody Funderburk. Best name in the system?
Baxendale walked 2 not the 4 you reported
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nicksaviking
Jul 16 2018 02:01 PM

 

That would make it a possibility for 3 starts before the July 31 trading deadline.

 

If that's the plan they better get him up to pitch on Friday against a terrible KC team, let him go against Toronto on Wednesday the 25th then thank our lucky stars that he misses the four game Boston series.

 

But with his contract and his recent injury he's probably more likely a post August 1st waiver trade candidate.

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