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Twins Minor League Report (7/16): Tomshaw, Buxton, Walker

The Minnesota Twins didn't play on Wednesday and won't play on Thursday. They will begin a ten-game homestand on Friday night with a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rochester Red Wings and New Britain Rock Cats both had players participating in their leagues' All-Star games on Wednesday. On Thursday, all the Twins affiliates will return to action.

One to watch will be the return of Trevor May to the Rochester Red Wings rotation. Is it possible that if he pitches well enough in his return from a calf injury, he could be up with the big league club by next week? And one of the Kerenls hitters is on a very impressive streak of late.

Continue reading to check out what happened on Wednesday in the Minnesota Twins minor leagues.


On Wednesday, the AAA All Star Game was played in Durham, North Carolina. The lone representative of the Red Wings for the International League team was reliever AJ Achter. He got into the game and didn't pitch as well as he has throughout this season. He gave up a home run to Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson. He also gave up a single before coming out of the game.


Wednesday was also the Eastern League All-Star Game. Five members of the New Britain Rock Cats participated in the game.

Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless second inning. He gave up one hit, walked none and struck out one. Cole Johnson came in later in the game and got out both of the batters that he faced. Kennys Vargas didn't have a great game. He went 0-4 with three strikeouts. He also had an error in the field. Reynaldo Rodriguez went 1-4. Tony Thomas came on late and went 0-1 in the game.


Ft. Myers 5, Daytona 1
Box Score

Matt Tomshaw has been terrific all season for the Miracle and was in fine form on Wednesday night. The lefty gave up one run on seven hits over the first eight innings. He walked two and struck out four. Madison Boer worked a perfect ninth.

Danny Santana made his second rehab appearance, batting third and playing shortstop. He went 0-4. Byron Buxton was in centerfield. He went 3-4 with a walk and a triple. Adam Walker went 3-5 with his 10th double and his league-leading 20th home run. The men in second place have twelve homers. Jorge Polanco was 2-5 with his 16th double.

Cedar Rapids 10, Lake County 4
Box Score

Chih Wei-Hu made his second start and again, he was terrific. Through six innings, he had given up just one run. However, he faced three batters in the seventh inning and each of them came around to score. So, his final line was four runs allowed on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out four. Alex Muren came on and gave up a hit and a walk over two innings. He struck out three. Jake Reed pitched a perfect ninth inning.

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Alex Swim has been on fire. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games by going 3-4 with a walk. In those 12 games, he has gone 22-48 (.458). Chad Christensen went 2-4 with a walk and his 14th and 15th doubles. Mitch Garver was 2-5 with his 20th double. Jason Kanzler went 2-4 with his ninth home run. JD Williams went 2-3 with a walk.

Elizabethton 1, Princeton 3
Box Score

Sam Gibbons started and gave up one run on six hits and two walks in 5.1 innings. He struck out six and reduced his season ERA to 2.30. Randy LeBlanc came on and gave up two runs on three hits. He recorded five outs, all of them via strikeout. John Curtiss came in and struck out two in the final inning.

The E-Twins managed just six hits. Will Hurt led the way, going 2-3. Max Murphy went 1-3 with a walk.

Game 1 - GCL Twins 2, GCL Rays 0
Box Score

In his most recent start, lefty Brandon Easton gave up no runs on one hit and two walks over five innings. On Wednesday, he went four shutout innings and gave up just one hit. This time, he walked none while striking out one. Eduardo del Rosario gave up one hit and a walk in 1.1 innings. Trevor Hildenberger got the final five outs and gave up only one hit.

Zach Larson, continuing his rehab from a hamstring injury, went 1-2 with a walk. The team had just six hits in the game. Joel Polanco hit his fourth double.

Game 2 - GCL Twins 4, GCL Rays 11
Box Score

Miguel Gonzalez started and gave up three runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk in three innings. He struck out five. Jhon Silva came on and was charged with six runs (2 earned) on three hits. Two of the hits were homers. He struck out three. Onas Farfan pitched a scoreless fifth inning. In his two innings, he gave up two runs on three hits and two walks. Zach Hayden struck out two in a scoreless inning.

Rafael Valera went 2-2 with his fourth double. Roberto Gonzalez added a double, his third of the year. Amaurys Minier his his second homer (a two-run blast) and added a third RBI.

Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Matt Tomshaw, Ft. Myers Miracle
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Adam Walker, Ft. Myers Miracle

Rochester @ Norfolk (6:05 CST) – Trevor May
New Britain @ Reading (6:05 CST) – Virgil Vasquez
Ft. Myers @ Daytona (6:05 CST) – Ethan Mildren
Lake County @ Cedar Rapids (6:35 CST) - Kohl Stewart
Elizabethton @ Princeton (6:05 CST) – Mat Batts
GCL Rays @ GCL Twins (11:00am CST) – TBD

Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss the Wednesday games.

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