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Article: Twins Magic Number Reaches Two

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:08 PM
Following their three-game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees, there was some concern among Twins fans that the team might find a...
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Article: Game Thread: Twins @ Indians, 9/26@6:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:06 PM
The Twins are in Cleveland for a 3-game series with the Indians. We all know the situation but there will be no talk about the Twins bein...
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Poll: When the Twins clinch the WC, how should they celeb...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:06 PM
Would be interesting to know if there is any sort of pattern or link between how a team celebrates and how they do in subsequent series'....
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Should the Twins offer Mauer a Koivu-like extension?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:04 PM
Wild GM made a shrewd move I thought giving Koivu an extension at an affordable price in a cap-driven world.   No cap in baseball. N...
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Fangraphs (and other national publications) on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:04 PM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...
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Twins Minor League Report (7/4): More Great Pitching

The Twins got a short start from Kyle Gibson (six runs in two innings) but came up just shy in their attempt to come back, losing 6-5 to the Yankees on the 4th of July. Sam Deduno was very good in long relief. Brian Dozier and Chris Colabello homered, but it wasn't enough.

The Red Wings offensive machine continued to rack up runs. A couple Kernels continued hot streaks, and the E-Twins got another terrific start. There were some good games throughout the Twins minor leagues on Friday. Check out more below.

Rochester 12, Lehigh Valley 6
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The Red Wings bats dominated in this one, their 50th win of the season. Chris Herrmann led the way. He reached base all five times with two singles and three walks. Eric Farris went 3-6 and stole his 14th base. Deibinson Romero went 2-6 with his 23rd double. Danny Ortiz went 2-5 with his second triple. Pedro Florimon was 2-5. Doug Bernier went 1-2, walked twice and was hit one other time.

Logan Darnell wasn't terribly good, but he did get through five innings. He gave up six runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out three. Deolis Guerra struck out four over the next two innings. Aaron Thompson gave up two hits in a scoreless inning. Michael Tonkin also recorded a scoreless inning.

New Britain, Portland
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This game was postponed due to rain.

Ft. Myers 6, Charlotte 1
Box Score

A couple familiar faces made the biggest impacts in this game. Yesterday, JO Berrios was named the pitcher of the month for June, and the day before that he was named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Month. On Friday, he improved to 9-3 with six innings of one-run ball. He gave up six hits, walked one and struck out four. Steven Gruver recorded the three-inning save, giving up just one hit and one walk.

The Miracle had just three hits in the game. Dalton Hicks doubled for the 12th time. Jorge Polanco tripled for the fifth time. Adam Walker came to the plate with the bases loaded, and he hit his 18th home run of the season. It was his third straight game with a home run and it was his third grand slam of the year.

Cedar Rapids 3, Beloit 0
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Attached Image: ethan mildren.jpg He threw seven shutout innings in his previous start and on Friday Ethan Mildren did it again. In his seven shutout frames, he gave up just three hit and two walks. He struck out four. Dallas Gallant got a strikeout in his perfect inning. Todd Van Steensel came on for the ninth and recorded his eighth save. He walked one, gave up a hit, and struck out two.

Bryan Haar continued to crush the ball. He went 2-3 with his 12th home run. He also stole his first base of the year. Zach Granite led off the game for the Kernels with a triple, his second. Chad Christensen hit his 13th double.

Elizabethton 5, Bluefield 0
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The string of quality pitching for Elizabethton continued on July 4th. Chih-Wei Hu started and gave up just two hits over six shutout innings. He walked none and struck out nine. Keaton Steale, Josue Montanez and Kuo Hua Lo all threw a scoreless inning to maintain the shutout. Montanez struck out two. Lo struck out the side.

Tanner English went 3-4 with his first triple. Tyler Mautner (6), Tyler Kuresa (2) and Brian Navarreto (5) all doubled in the game.

GCL Twins 3, GCL Red Sox 13
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Young Australian Jack Barrie led the offense, going 4-4 on the day. Rainis Silva went 2-4. However, the bullpen really struggled in this one. Miguel Gonzalez started and gave up two runs on six hits in four innings. He struck out three. Onas Farfan came on and gave up three runs on three hits and a walk in one inning. Reyson Zoquiel gave up four runs (2 earned) on a hit and four walks and recorded just two outs. Miles Nordgren gave up four runs (just 1 earned) on seven hits in 2.1 innings.

Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Ethan Mildren, Cedar Rapids Kernels
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Chris Herrmann, Rochester Red Wings

Lehigh Valley @ Rochester (6:05 CST) – Scott Diamond
New Britain @ Portland (DH @ 3:00 CST) – Virgil Vasquez, Pat Dean
Charlotte @ Ft. Myers (5:05 CST) – Brett Lee
Beloit @ Cedar Rapids (5:05 CST) - Kohl Stewart
Bluefield @ Elizabethton (5:00 CST) – Felix Jorge
GCL Red Sox @ GCL Twins (9:00am CST) – Wilfredy Liranzo

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

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