Twins Minor League Report (7/22): Thorpe Strong, Kernels Hit Parade
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (Lewis Thorpe)RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 5, Norfolk 9
Rochester began experimenting with a bullpen-style game on Sunday with Trevor May making the start and only pitching one inning. He walked one and allowed a hit but kept the Tides off the board. Zack Littell took over for May and allowed four runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings.. He struck out four and walked four so entering in the second inning might have thrown him off a little.
Nick Anderson and Gabriel Moya finished off the game and both ran into some issues that cost the team the game. Anderson allowed a solo home run in 1 1/3 innings. Moya surrendered three runs on three hits with a walk and a strikeout.
At the plate, the Red Wings had four players collect multiple hits. Alex Perez and Nick Gordon helped from the top of the line-up as each went 2-for-4 while scoring two runs apiece. LaMonte Wade and Juan Graterol both also joined the multiple hit club. Jon Kemmer pinch-hit for Wade and drove in a pair of runs with his second double.
Miguel Sano went 0-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts.
Chattanooga 9, Mobile 4
A big fifth inning allowed the Lookouts to jump out to a lead that wouldn’t be surmounted. Jordan Gore reached on an error and Tanner English singled to set up the biggest hit of the inning. Zander Wiel pounced for his seventh home run of the season. By the time the inning was done, the Red Wings had plated five runs.
Luis Arraez had a big game at the plate as he reached base four times and cracked two doubles. Mitchell Kranson went 2-for-5 with three RBI. With the exception of Brent Rooker, every batter collected at least one hit.
Lewis Thorpe picked up his fifth win after allowing two runs on four hits in six innings. He struck out five and didn’t allow a walk. Williams Ramirez struck out four over two innings and allowed one earned run. Paco Rodriguez finished off the game by allowing one run, an unearned run, on two hits
Cedar Rapids 8, Lansing 5
Five runs in the first two innings and 17 total hits allowed the Kernels to take this one from the Lugnuts. Four batters had three hits or more for Cedar Rapids. Jose Miranda was part of the hit barrage as he went 3-for-6 including a three-run home run in the second. Michael Davis led the team with four hits and he scored a pair of runs. Robby Rinn and David Banuelos both went 3-for-5. Jacob Pearson was the lone batter who failed to collect a hit.
Jordan Balazovic started and went 1 2/3 innings by allowing four runs on three hits. He struck out three and walked two. Derek Molina picked up his second win after he pitched 3 1/3 scoreless frames. He racked up five strikeouts and walked one. Calvin Faucher gave up a solo home run in three innings of work while striking out four. Jose Martinez earned the save after pitching a scoreless ninth.
Elizabethton --, Princeton – (Postponed)
Weather got in the way of this one. The two clubs will play a doubleheader on Monday so check back tomorrow night to see how the E-Twins came out in those contests.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Jose Miranda, Cedar Rapids (3-for-6, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, K)
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Lewis Thorpe, Chattanooga (6.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 5 K, 0 BB)
TOP PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed. Please note that this Prospect Summary has been updated.
1. Royce Lewis (FM): Did not play.
2. Alex Kirilloff (FM): Did not play.
3. Brusdar Graterol (FM): Did not play.
4. Nick Gordon (ROC): 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI, K
5. Stephen Gonsalves (ROC): Did not play.
6. Trevor Larnach (ET): Did not play.
7. Brent Rooker (CHAT): 0-for-5, 2 K
8. Akil Baddoo (CR): 1-for-6, 2B, R, K, SB
9. Wander Javier: Out of for the season
10. Zack Littell (ROC): 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 4 K, 4 BB
11. Blayne Enlow (CR): Did not play.
12. LaMonte Wade (ROC): 2-for-3, RBI, K
13. Travis Blankenhorn (FM): Did not play.
14. Lewis Thorpe (CHAT): 6.0 IP, 2 ER 4 H, 5 K, 0 BB)
15. Ben Rortvedt (FM): Did not play.
16. Yunior Severino (ET): Did not play.
17. Lewin Diaz (FM): Did not play.
18. Ryan Jeffers (ET): Did not play.
19. Jacob Pearson (CR): 0-for-5
20. Luis Arraez (CHAT): 2-for-3, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 BB
MONDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester- Scheduled Off Day
Chattanooga vs. Pensacola (6:15 CST) – TBD
Fort Myers @ Jupiter (5:30 CST) – LHP Bryan Sammons (FSL Debut)
Cedar Rapids @ Lansing (11:05 am CST) – RHP Randy Dobnak (7-2, 3.66 ERA)
Elizabethton vs Princeton (4:00 CST) – TBD
Elizabethton vs Princeton (Game 2) – TBD
GCL Twins @ GCL Rays (11:00 AM CST) – TBD
Please feel free to ask any questions about Sunday’s games, or ask any questions you may have.
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