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Twins Minor League Report (7/2): Single Short of the Cycle

The Twins lost 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon to the Royals. The Yankees are coming to town for a four game series.

The Rochester Red Wings pitching staff has been tremendous all season. However, when the Triple-A All-Star game rosters were announced on Wednesday morning, just one player from the Red Wings was named to the roster. In their game on Wednesday, a Red Wings hitter was one hit away from the cycle. Surprisingly, the one hit that he didn't have was a single.

There were a couple affiliates that had the day off on Wednesday. Continue reading to find out what happened throughout the Twins' farm system:

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photo of Doug Bernier by Steve Mitchell

Rochester 8, Pawtucket 7
Box Score

Doug Bernier has had a terrific season, and on this day, he was very good. He went 3-5 and was just a single away from a cycle. He hit his 13th double, first triple, fifth home run and drove in three runs. Chris Rahl went 3-4 with his 11th double and three RBI. Deibinson Romero went 2-4 with a walk, his 22nd double and his seventh home run. Pedro Florimon went 2-4 with a walk and his fifth double.

Sean Gilmartin made the start. He gave up three runs on five hits, three walks and a hit batter in five innings. He struck out six. AJ Achter gave up one run on two hits and two walks in two innings. Michael Tonkin gave up three runs on three hits (including a home run) in 1.1 innings. He struck out three. Lester Oliveros came in and got the final two outs, one on a strikeout.

Earlier in the day, AJ Achter was named to the AAA All-Star team. Almost inexplicably, he was the only Red Wings player named an All-Star.

New Britain, Binghamton
Box Score

This game was postponed due to rain.

Ft. Myers 5, Bradenton 6 (10 innings)
Box Score

The Miracle fell behind early, but they scored five runs in the top of the 9th inning to send it to extra innings. Unfortunately, they lost in the 10th inning.

Tim Shibuya started the game for the Miracle. He was charged with five runs on eight hits over four innings. He walked none and struck out three. Mason Melotakis struck out two in one scoreless inning. Madison Boer struck out three over two scoreless innings. Brian Gilbert gave up two hits in a scoreless inning. Tyler Jones pitched a scoreless ninth, but he gave up a single run in the 10th frame and took the loss.

Michael Gonzales hit his 12th and 13th doubles in five at bats. Travis Harrison was 2-5. In the ninth inning, Adam Walker drove in two runs with his 16th homer. Two batters later, Dalton Hicks tied the game with a two run homer, his fourth of the year.

Cedar Rapids 6, Wisconsin 1
Box Score

Lewis Thorpe may not have lasted through five, but he pitched very well. In 4.2 innings, he gave up only an unearned run on five hits. He walked one and struck out eight. Chris Mazza got the next four outs, three of them on strikeouts. Alex Muren gave up two hits, but no runs, in two innings. He struck out two. Hudson Boyd walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning.

Zach Granite led the offense. He went 3-5 with his second double. Bryan Haar went 2-4 with a walk and his 15th double. Alex Swim went 2-4 with three RBI.

Box Score

No Game Scheduled.

GCL Twins 3, GCL Rays 4
Box Score

The GCL Twins managed just five hits. Manuel Guzman went 1-3 with a walk and a stolen base. Frank Encarnacion went 1-3 with a walk, his first double and his second stolen base.

Onesimo Hernandez gave up one run on one hit over four innings. He walked two and struck out three. Mat Batts walked one and struck out two in three hitless innings. Callan Pearce gave up one run on two hits in one innings. He struck out two. Seth Wagner gave up two runs on three walks in 0.2 innings. Trevor Hildenberger gave up a hit and a walk before recording the final out.

Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Lewis Thorpe, Cedar Rapids Kernels
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Doug Bernier, Rochester Red Wings

Rochester @ Pawtucket (5:15 CST) – Alex Meyer (Listen)
Binghamton @ New Britain (DH - 4:05 CST) – Tyler Duffey, Virgil Vasquez (Listen)
Ft. Myers @ Bradenton (5:30 CST) – Matt Tomshaw (Listen)
Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin (7:05 CST) – Ryan Eades (Listen)
Bluefield @ Elizabethton (6:00 CST) – Sam Gibbons (Listen)
GCL Twins @ GCL Rays (11:00am CST) – TBD.

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

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