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Promote Josmil Pinto?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:12 PM
In case people haven't noticed, Josmil Pinto has been raking in AAA.  In 43 games, he's hitting .300/.405/.525 (.930 OPS).  Mor...
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OK GM's, your LF addition for 2015 is...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:12 PM
I think it's pretty obvious that LF is the one spot where we can make a nice to big impact for 2015's lineup with no blocking of imminent...
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Game Thread: Indians@Twins 8:20 7:10PM

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:08 PM
Game-time forecast: Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 80. ChiTown will have the Lineups S...
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Trade Dozier, Now!

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:59 PM
He'll never be worth more than he is right now.  With Santana, Escobar, Nunez, Florimon, Polanco & Rosario all able to step...
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Article: Suddenly, Shortstops!

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:41 PM
Finding a non-temporary answer at the shortstop position has been a long-standing issue for the Minnesota Twins, dating back about a deca...
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Twins Minor League Report (7/5): Jorge, Gordon Lead E-Twins

The Twins beat the Yankees by a score of 2-1 in 11 innings. The winning run scored on a throwing error by the Yanks' catcher, Francisco Cervelli, trying to complete a 1-2-3 double play. Brian Duensing picked up the win.

The Red Wings offensive machine continued to rack up runs. A couple of 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.




RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 8, Lehigh Valley 9 (16 innings)
Box Score


With a double-header on Sunday, the last thing the Red Wings needed was a 16-inning game on Saturday. However, that's just what they got. Six errors in the field by the Red Wings didn't help the matter.


Scott Diamond started and gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk in 5.1 innings. Lester Oliveros gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits in 1.2 innings. He struck out two. AJ Achter was charged with an unearned run on one hit in one inning. Edgar Ibarra went the next 2.2 innings. He gave up one hit and walked one, but he didn't allow a run. Michael Tonkin gave up only one hit over 2.1 scoreless innings. Aaron Thompson came in and gave up two runs (1 earned) on four hits over 2.2 innings. He struck out four before being ejected, along with his manager Gene Glynn. Deolis Guerra came in and recorded the final out.


All nine Red Wings had at least one hit. Seven of the nine had at least two hits. Nate Hanson led the way with three hits including his second double. Chris Herrmann had two doubles. Wilkin Ramirez hit his 16th double. Chris Rahl hit his sixth home run.


ROCK CATS REVIEW
Game 1 - New Britain 0, Portland 4
Box Score


Virgil Vasquez started and gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out five. The Rock Cats managed just five hits in the game. Reynaldo Rodriguez had two of them, including his 25th double. Michael Kvasnicka went 2-3.


Game 2 - New Britain 2, Portland 4
Box Score


Pat Dean started the second game and gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out five (sound familiar?). The Rock Cats had just five hits in the second game as well. Eddie Rosario went 2-3 with his fifth and sixth doubles. Aaron Hicks went 2-2 with a walk.


MIRACLE MATTERS
Ft. Myers 2, Charlotte 3
Box Score


The Miracle had plenty of base runners, but they were unable to put enough runs on the scoreboard. Niko Goodrum went 3-4. Dalton Hicks went 2-4 with his 13th double. Travis Harrison went 2-4. Nate Roberts and Mike Gonzales each hit a double.


Brett Lee made his first start in months and gave up two unearned runs on two hits and four walks in three innings. Alex Wimmers gave up a hit and walked two in a scoreless inning. Brian Gilbert threw two scoreless. Madison Boer gave up a run on a hit in two innings. He struck out two. Brandon Peterson walked two and struck out two in a scoreless inning. Manager Doug Mientkiewicz was ejected in the 9th inning.


KERNELS NUGGETS
Cedar Rapids 3, Beloit 6
Box Score


Kohl Stewart gave up five runs (one earned) on four hits in 2.2 innings before being ejected by the home plate umpire. Jared Wilson gave up two hits and walked four in 2.1 innings but gave up just one run. Alex Muren, Chris Mazza and Hudson Boyd combined for four scoreless.
The Kernels had just four hits. Jon Murphy walked three times. Engelb Vielma hit his third triple.


E-TWINS E-NOTES
Elizabethton 1, Bluefield 0
Box Score


Felix Jorge threw five shutout innings and struck out five. CK Irby and Jake Reed each threw two scoreless innings.


Nick Gordon went 3-4 and is now hitting .345. Tyler Kuresa went 2-3 with his third double. Tanner English hit his second home run for the lone run of the game.

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GCL TWINS TAKES
GCL Twins 0, GCL Red Sox 3
Box Score


Wilfredy Liranzo struck out four in two scoreless innings. Mike Theofanopoulus gave up two runs on three hits and three walks in 1.1 innings. He struck out two while taking the loss. Callan Pearce then gave up a run on two hits in 2.1 innings. Seth Wagner struck out four in 2.1 scoreless innings. He walked one. Trevor Hildenberger pitched a perfect inning.


The GCL Twins had just three hits. Amaurys Minier had two of them.


TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Felix Jorge, E-Twins
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Chris Herrmann, Rochester Red Wings


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