Twins Minor League Report (7/2): Six Hits and a Cycle
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (top left: Austin Schulfer, bottom left: Trevor Larnach, right: Charlie Barnes)Find out everything that happened happened in the Twins system on Tuesday, starting with the transactions of the day.
- Lewis Thorpe was optioned to Rochester following his MLB debut on Sunday.
- Ronald Torreyes was DFAd, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Rochester.
- Gabriel Moya cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Red Wings.
- Adalberto Mejia was reinstated from the Injured List.
- Wilin Rosario went on the IL with an ankle injury.
- Ricky De La Torre was activated from the Kernels Injured List.
- Bailey Ober and Dakota Chalmers began rehab assignments with the GCL Twins.
- According to Baseball America, the Twins have agreed to terms with several international free agents.
- Emmanuel Rodriguez, of, Dominican Republic (video) - $2.5 million
- Malfrin Sosa, of, Dominican Republic (video)
- Yonardy Soto, ss, Dominican Republic (video)
- Argenis Jimenez, of, Venezuela
- Gregory Duran, of, Dominican Republic
- In addition, they have signed Miguelangel Boadas, Breilin Ramirez, and Amilcar Vasquez.
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 6, Syracuse 7
The Twins AAA affiliate got to face old-friend Ervin Santana. The right-hander gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings for work. The Red Wings got off to a good start, but they were unable to hold the lead.
Devin Smeltzer started for the Wings and gave up two runs on seven hits over five innings. He struck out six and didn’t issue a walk. Two of the hits, including a home run, came off the bat of Tim Tebow.
Jake Reed came on and in 1 1/3 innings, he gave up four runs on five hits and two walks. Carlos Torres came on gave up one run over the final 2 2/3 innings to take the loss.
Drew Maggi led the offense. He went 3-for-4 with a walk and his 13th double. He also stole his sixth base. Tomas Telis had another three-hit game as well. It was his third straight three-hit game and his fourth in his past five games. Jaylin Davis went 2-for-4 with a walk and his fifth home run since joining the Red Wings. Brent Rooker had a single, a walk and was hit by a pitch. Nick Gordon had a single, a walk, and his 18th double.
BLUE WAHOO BITES
Pensacola 1, Mississippi 0
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Michael Davis tripled… Two batters later, Lewin Diaz scored him with a sacrifice fly.
For the second straight night, the Blue Wahoos topped Mississippi 1-0. On Monday, it was Randy Dobnak. On Tuesday, lefty Charlie Barnes was on the mound. He tossed seven scoreless innings and gave up just two hits. He walked two, hit two, and struck out eight batters to record his first Double-A win. Minnesotan Adam Bray struck out four batters over two scoreless, hitless innings for his first AA save.
Alex Kirilloff went 2-for-3 with a walk in the game.
Ft. Myers 8, Clearwater 5
The Miracle got off to a great start. The first five batters of the game got on base and scored. And then they held on. The lead was cut to 6-5 after seven innings, but the Miracle added a single run in both the eighth and the ninth.
Gabriel Maciel led off and led the Miracle offense. He went 3-for-5 and hit his first Miracle home run. Trevor Larnach went 2-for-3 with a walk. He also stole his fourth base. Royce Lewis was 2-for-5 with his 14th double. Andrew Bechtold went 2-for-3 with a walk. Trey Cabbage hit his fourth Miracle home run and tenth overall on the season.
Jhoan Duran started and went just 2 2/3 innings. He gave up three runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out three batters. Johan Quezada came on and gave up just one run on one hit over the next 3 1/3 innings. The long, lanky right-hander struck out four batters. Derek Molina came on and struck out three over three innings to record the save. He gave up one run on four hits.
Cedar Rapids 3, Kane County 1
The Kernels were able to win a close one thanks to some strong pitching. Austin Schulfer improved to 6-4 with a 2.40 ERA after tossing six innings and giving up only an unearned run. He allowed three hits, walked one, hit one and struck out eight. Alex Schick came on and struck out three over two scoreless innings. Tanner Howell recorded his second Kernels save with a scoreless ninth inning.
Gabe Snyder went 2-for-3 with a walk. He scored once and drove in one. Daniel Ozoria went 2-for-4
E-Twins 5, Pulaski 10
For the second straight night, Elizabethton was doubled-up by the Pulaski Yankees. The E-Twins fall to 7-7 on their season.
Ryley Widell got the starting nod and gave up five runs on five hits and five walks in … four innings. He struck out five. Frandy Torres got the fifth inning. He gave up three runs on five hits. Erik Cha gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk in two innings.. He struck out two. Dylan Thomas struck out two in a perfect ninth.
Spencer Steer provided the offense. He led things off with his second home run of the season. He also walked twice. Albee Weiss went 2-for-5. Anthony Prato and Matt Wallner each hit a double.
GCL TWINS TAKES
GCL Twins 18, GCL Rays 14
Maybe you were expecting a pitcher’s duel in the GCL on Tuesday. Nope! This one exhibited some good hitting, and a lot of not-so-good pitching.
Do we start with the good news (hitting) or the bad news (pitching)? Let’s start with the pitching.
Sometimes there is good news within bad news. For instance, the GCL Twins starting pitcher was Dakota Chalmers, making his first appearance on the mound since having Tommy John surgery last May. In the first inning, he struck out the side. In the second inning, gave up six runs (five earned) on two hits, a walk and two hit batters. He recorded one out, on a strikeout.
Jesus Toledo came on and got the final two outs of the second frame. He gave up the inherited runs and two more on two hits and a walk.
Bailey Ober pitched in his first game since the end of April. He gave up only an unearned run on four hits over four innings.He struck out five batters.
Ricky Ramirez struck out three batters over two scoreless innings as he continued his rehab. Rogelio Reyes gave up five runs (four earned) on three hits and three walks in his inning.
Now to the hitting… Parker Phillips was the star of this game. The Twins 27th-round pick out of Austin Peay this year had a huge game. He went 6-for-7 and completed the cycle. He hit his first home run, triple and double in the game. He scored four runs and drove in three runs. A nice day at the office.
But to score 18 runs, it obviously wasn’t just Phillips. Victor Heredia went 3-for-6 with a walk. Wander Valdez was 3-for-6 also. Jeferson Morales went 1-for-2 with three walks. Jake Hirabayashi went 2-for-3 with two walks and a double. Kyle Schmidt went 2-for-5 with a double and five RBI. Luis Milla went 2-for-6.
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Charlie Barnes, Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Parker Phillips, GCL Twins
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Midseason Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) - 2-5, 2B(14), 2 R, 2 K
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola) - 2-3, BB
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) - Injured List (shoulder)
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Ft. Myers) - 2-3, BB, R, RBI, SB(4)
#5 - Wander Javier (Cedar Rapids) - 1-4, 3K
#6 - Jordan Balazovic (Ft. Myers) -Did Not Pitch
#7 - Keoni Cavaco (GCL Twins) - Did Not Play.
#8 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) - 1-3, BB, HBP, RBI, 2K
#9 - Jhoan Duran (Ft. Myers) - 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K (69 pitches, 41 strikes)
#10 - Blayne Enlow (Ft. Myers) - Did Not Pitch
#11 - Lewis Thorpe (Rochester) - Did Not Pitch
#12 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - 1-4, BB, 2B(18), 2 R, RBI
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Ft. Myers) - 1-4, 2B(10), R, 2 RBI, K
#14 - Luis Arraez (Minnesota) - (in progress, currently 1-1)
#15 - Matt Wallner (Elizabethton) - 1-4, BB, 2B(1), 2K,
#16 - Ben Rortvedt (Pensacola) - 0-4, K
#17 - Akil Baddoo (Ft. Myers) - Injured (Tommy John)
#18 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) - Did Not Pitch
#19 - Misael Urbina (DSL Twins) - 2-3, 2 BB, 2B(7), SB(10), R
#20 - Travis Blankenhorn (Pensacola) - 1-4, K
WEDNESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Syracuse @ Rochester (6:05 CST) - RHP Chase De Jong (0-4, 10.06 ERA)
Mississippi @ Pensacola (6:35 CST) - RHP Jorge Alcala (5-5, 5.81 ERA)
Ft. Myers @ Clearwater (6:00 CST) - RHP Edwar Colina (3-2, 3.09 ERA)
Cedar Rapids @ Burlington (6:30 CST) - RHP Tyler Palm (1-4, 4.73 ERA)
Elizabethton @ Pulaski (5:30 CST) - TBD
GCL Twins @ GCL Braves(11:00 CST) - TBD
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