Twins Minor League Report (7/19): Jaylin Davis Homers Again, Royce Lewis Has 3-Hit Night
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Royce Lewis)TRANSACTIONS
LHP Sam Clay was promoted from Pensacola up to Rochester.
Cedar Rapids activated LHP Kody Funderburk from the IL and placed RHP Carlos Suniaga on the IL with a forearm strain.
RED WINGS REPORT
Gwinnett 8, Rochester 4
Drew Hutchison: 5.1 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 66.0% strikes (64 of 97 pitches)
HR: Jaylin Davis (13), Jimmy Kerrigan (3)
Multi-hit games: Davis (2-for-4, HR), Nick Gordon (2-for-3, BB), Wilin Rosario (2-for-4, 2B)
The Red Wings managed to tie this game up 4-4 on a Jaylin Davis two-run homer in the seventh. It was Davis’ 13th home run in just 31 games with Rochester, and 23rd of the year overall.
Unfortunately, Gwinnett was able to bounce back with two runs in the bottom of that inning. Drew Hutchison had a rough start, but Sam Clay had a very nice Triple-A debut. Clay allowed an inherited runner to score, but pitched around an error and all five outs he recorded were via strikeouts.
BLUE WAHOO BITES
Mississippi 4, Pensacola 2
Charlie Barnes: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 6 BB, 2 K, 49.4% strikes (41 of 83 pitches)
Multi-hit games: Mark Contreras (2-for-4)
Ian Anderson, the No. 26 overall prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline, carved up the Blue Wahoos lineup in this one. He struck out 10 batters over seven innings of one-run ball. This was still a 1-1 game heading in to the bottom of the seventh.
Charlie Barnes somehow managed to mostly pitch around a career-high six walks and Tom Hackimer pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in his first game action in nearly a month.
Fort Myers 6, Florida 5
Blayne Enlow: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 71.4 % strikes (60 of 84 pitches)
Multi-hit games: Royce Lewis (3-for-5, 2B), Ryan Costello (2-for-5)
After a rough three months of the season, things are now trending the right direction for Royce Lewis. He had three more hits today, giving him five multi-hit games so far this month. He now has a .302/.387/.472 line (.859 OPS) so far in July.
Blayne Enlow got knocked around a bit, giving up five runs (four earned) in his five innings, but the Miracle bullpen was outstanding. Johan Quezada struck out three batters in two one-hit innings before Joe Record picked up a two-inning save, holding Florida hitless while striking out a pair of batters.
Lake County 8, Cedar Rapids 3
Andrew Cabezas: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 59.0% strikes (49 of 83 pitches)
HR: Gilberto Celestino (5), Gabe Snyder (11), Trevor Casanova (4)
Multi-hit games: None
All three of the Kernels’ runs came on solo homers. They went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and combined for 11 strikeouts as a team.
Cedar Rapids entered the bottom of the eighth inning holding a 3-2 lead but that’s when things fell apart. Lake County sent 11 men to bat that inning and ended up scoring six runs.
After another solid start today, Andrew Cabezas now has a 1.37 ERA over his last seven starts (39 1/3 innings).
Greenville 4, Elizabethton 2
Sawyer Gipson-Long: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
HR: Charles Mack (5)
Multi-hit games: Charles Mack (2-for-3, HR), Max Smith (2-for-4)
Sawyer Gipson-Long was electric for Elizabethton today. He gave up only one hit over three scoreless innings and struck out six batters. The 2019 sixth-round pick now has nine Ks in five scoreless innings to start his professional career.
The only E-Town runs came on a Charles Mack two-run homer that scored Matt Wallner.
GCL TWINS TAKES
GCL Twins 4, GCL Red Sox 1
Matt Canterino: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
HR: Wander Valdez 2 (3), Jesus Feliz (2)
Multi-hit games: Jesus Feliz (3-for-4, 3B, HR), Wander Valdez (2-for-3, 2 HR, BB)
Five of the six hits for the Twins came from Jesus Feliz and Wander Valdez. Feliz was a double short of the cycle and Valdez hit two home runs.
Matt Canterino, the Twins’ second-round pick from this year’s draft, struck out four batters in three shutout innings. Miguel Rodriguez followed with three scoreless innings of his own before Matthew Swain held the Red Sox to one run over the final three frames.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day: Sawyer Gipson-Long, Elizabethton
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day: Wander Valdez, GCL Twins
TOP PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Prospects performed:
1. Royce Lewis (FM): 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R
2. Alex Kirilloff (PNS): 0-for-4, K
4. Trevor Larnach (PNS): 1-for-4, RBI, 3 K
5. Wander Javier (CR): 0-for-3, BB, K, E (throw)
7: Keoni Cavaco (GCL): 0-for-4, R, K
10. Blayne Enlow (FM): 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 71.4 % strikes (60 of 84 pitches)
12. Nick Gordon (ROC): 2-for-3, BB, R, SB, CS
13. Ryan Jeffers (FM): 1-for-4, BB, RBI, R, K
15. Matt Wallner (ELZ): 1-for-4, 2B, R, 2 K
16. Ben Rortvedt (PNS): 1-for-4, K, E (catcher’s interference)
19. Misael Urbina (DSL): 1-for-4, 2B, R
SATURDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester at Gwinnett, 5:05 pm CT (Devin Smeltzer)
Pensacola at Mississippi, 6:05 pm CT (Jorge Alcala)
Fort Myers at Florida, 5:00 pm CT (Lachlan Wells)
Cedar Rapids at Fort Wayne, 5:05 pm CT (Kai-Wei Teng)
Elizabethton at Bluefield, 5:30 pm CT
GCL Twins at GCL Red Sox, 9:00 am CT
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss the games.
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