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2016 Hammond Happenings

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:37 PM
Good idea, Seth, a current thread.    Chilly, windy morning today.Not many of us out there, but did see a funny thing happen.A...
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The Outfield Crapshoot

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:45 PM
Rolling an 11 is sometimes called "a Natural".  When I look at the 11 outfielders heading into spring training, I don't see anything...
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La Velle: Sano Lost 5 Pounds This Offseason

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:28 PM
Over at Star Tribune, La Velle has a new article up on Miguel Sano, noting that the young slugger entered this offseason with a plan and...
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MLB.com Top 100

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:13 PM
Twins get 6 on the list:    http://m.mlb.com/pro...?list=prospects   2. Buxton 19. Berrios 44. Kepler 60. Jay 91. Gordon 9...
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Article: John Hicks Excited To Join The Twins

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:58 PM
On November 11, the Minnesota Twins traded Aaron Hicks to the New York Yankees in exchange for catcher John Ryan Murphy. Exactly three we...
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Twins Minor League Report (7/19): The Return of May

The Twins lost on Saturday to David Price and the Rays by a score of 5-1. The positive for the Twins was that they were able to turn five double plays in the game. In other words, it could have been worse. They will try today to avoid the sweep.

Trevor May returned to the mound for the Red Wings after missing almost a month. JO Berrios made his second start for New Britain and was tremendous. A couple streaks came to their ends. Continue reading to see what happened in the Twins minor leagues on Saturday:

Rochester 2, Norfolk 4
Box Score

Trevor May returned to the mound for the first time in almost a month. The right-hander gave up one run on three hits and a walk in three innings. Mark Hamburger came on and threw two shutout innings, walking one. Edgar Ibarra pitched a scoreless sixth inning. However, in the 7th frame, he gave up a single and a walk before being replaced by AJ Achter. Achter issued a walk to load the bases. He got a pop up for the first out, but then he walked another batter to force in a run. The next batter hit a two-run single to make the score 4-0. Achter got the next two outs. In that inning, Chris Herrmann had to leave the game after being hit by a foul tip on his right hand. Deolis Guerra struck out two in a perfect eighth inning.

James Beresford went 2-4 with his 17th double. He drove in both the team's runs. He now has a seven-game hitting streak and he has two hits in each of his last four games. Chris Rahl also had two hits.

It was the team's seventh straight road loss. They are now 20-29 on the road (and 34-18 at home). 18 of their next 24 games will be on the road.

Game 1 - New Britain 0, Reading 1
Box Score

JO Berrios made his second AA start for the Rock Cats on Saturday. He had given up five runs in five innings in his debut. His previous appearance was his one-inning start for the World Team in the Futures Game on Sunday. On this day, he was at his finest. He gave up just one run on four hits in six innings (in the sixth inning). He didn't walk any, though he hit one, and he struck out five. However, due to lack of offensive support, he falls to 0-2.

The Rock Cats had just three hits. Eddie Rosario went 1-2 with a walk.

Game 2 - New Britain 2, Reading 3
Box Score

http://twinsdaily.co...263&stc=1Taylor Rogers made his first start since pitching an inning in the Eastern League All-Star game. He went just four innings and gave up one run on five hits. He didn't walk any and struck out one. Dan Turpen came in and was charged with an unearned run. He walked two and struck out three. Cole Johnson falls to 1-6 after giving up one run on three hits and a walk in 0.2 innings.

Brandon Waring went 2-2 with his ninth home run. He was also hit by a pitch. Kennys Vargas went 2-3 with his 14th double. Eddie Rosario went 2-4.

Ft. Myers 5, Daytona 3
Box Score

DJ Baxendale pitched well and improved to 4-1. In seven innings he gave up three runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out seven. Madison Boer walked two and struck out three in 1.2 innings. Steven Gruver came on and struck out the one batter he faced to record his second save of the season.

Travis Harrison went 3-5. Mike Gonzales was 2-5 with three RBI. Adam Walker and Aderlin Mejia each doubled for the tenth time this season. Max Kepler went 1-1 with three walks.

Cedar Rapids 4, Lake County 3
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With Jeremy Nygaard in attendance, the hitting streaks of Alex Swim (14) and Jason Kanzler (7) came to an end. I'm certain there is no correlation. However, the Kernels won for the fourth straight time and for the ninth time in their last ten games.

Lewis Thorpe started and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in 4.1 innings. He struck out six. Chris Mazza came in and gave up one run on four hits over 2.1 innings. He struck out two. Hudson Boyd gave up a single in 1.1 scoreless innings. Nick Burdi came in for the ninth inning to protect a 4-3 lead. He struck out two in a 1-2-3 inning for his second save.

Engelb Vielma went 2-4. Chad Christensen hit his sixth triple. Mitch Garver drove in two runs. Tanner Vavra reached all three times, twice on walks and was also hit by a pitch.

Elizabethton, Burlington
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The game was rained out. The teams will play two games on Sunday.

GCL Twins 1, GCL Red Sox 10
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The Twins were held to just three hits. Amaurys Minier, Ariel Montesino and Jack Barrie each had a single. Levi Michael went 0-2 with a walk while playing shortstop again.

Onesimo Hernandez gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits in four innings. He walked two and struck out five. In 1.1 innings, Callan Pearce was charged with four runs on two hits, three walks and a hit batter. He struck out three. Eduardo Del Rosario was charged with two unearned runs on two hits and a walk in 1.2 innings. He struck out two. Zach Hayden gave up an unearned run in his inning. He struck out two. Seth Wagner pitched a scoreless, perfect inning.

Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – DJ Baxendale, Ft. Myers Miracle
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Brandon Waring, New Britain Rock Cats

Rochester @ Norfolk (5:05 CST) – Logan Darnell
New Britain @ Reading (12:35 CST) – Jason Wheeler
Brevard County @ Ft. Myers (3:05 CST) – Tim Shibuya
Ft. Wayne @ Cedar Rapids (2:05 CST) - Ryan Eades
Burlington @ Elizabethton (DH @ 4:00 CST) – Derrick Penilla, Michael Cederoth
GCL Twins – No Game Scheduled

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

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