Twins Minor League Report (8/11): Wells Leads Miracle, Celestino Powers Kernels
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (Gilberto Celestino)TRANSACTIONS
LHP Erik Cha promoted to Cedar Rapids from Elizabethton.
RHP Brian Rapp placed on IL (left groin strain).
The Twins announced their weekly Hitter and Pitcher of the Week:
- Hitter of the Week: Trevor Larnach, Pensacola
- Pitcher of the Week: Jordan Balazovic, Fort Myers
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 2, Louisville 5
Kohl Stewart started for Rochester and didn’t give up any runs in four innings. In fact, he held Louisville to one hit to go along with four strikeouts and two walks. Sam Clay would be charged with the loss after allowing two earned runs on five hits in 1- 2/3 innings. It was the first time he had allowed multiple earned runs since April 26th.
Rochester scored runs in the seventh and eighth innings. With two outs in the seventh, Mike Miller drew a walk and he moved to second on a passed ball. Ivan De Jesus drove him home with a single. To start the eighth, Ramon Flores doubled before Alejandro De Aza collected an RBI-single.
Jake Reed pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings and added in a pair of strikeouts. Ryan Eades surrendered two runs, both on solo home runs, in his two innings of work.
BLUE WAHOO BITES
Pensacola --, Mobile – (Cancelled)
Pensacola’s game versus Mobile was cancelled on Sunday due to heavy rain. The game will not be resumed since the two teams do not play again this season.
Ft. Myers 2, Jupiter 1 (7 Innings- Rain)
Lachlan Wells went six innings without allowing an earned run to pick up his second High-A win of the season. He limited Jupiter to three hits with one strikeout and a pair of walks. Moises Gomez added one scoreless inning by striking out two and walking one. In seven of his last 10 appearances, he hasn’t allowed an earned run.
Fort Myers answered right back after Jupiter scored the first run of the game in the top of the fifth. With one out, Chris Williams, Michael Davis and Gabriel Maciel all drew walks to load the bases. Jacob Pearson drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly. Jose Miranda followed with his 21st double of the season for what turned out to be the game-winning run.
Cedar Rapids 4, Beloit 2
Gabe Snyder and Gilberto Celestino made the difference in this game as both players added solo home runs. Andrew Cabezas had a quality start on the mound with Erik Cha earning the save in his Midwest League debut.
Beloit struck first by plating two runs against Cebezas in the second inning. Luckily, those were the only runs he allowed in six innings of work. He limited Beloit to three hits, and he struck out four without allowing a walk. Cha pitched three scoreless frames with one strikeout and two hits allowed.
The Kernels started their comeback in the third inning. Daniel Ozoria reached base on a fielding error before Celestino added in his 23rd double to drive in a run. With two outs in the inning, Wander Javier drew a walk before Yunior Severion was able to drive in Celestino for the second run of the frame. Snyder’s home run came in the fifth and Celesino’s home run came in the sixth.
Elizabethton 4, Pulaski 7
Elizabethton was in an early hole and it became tough to find their way out. Pulaski scored four first-inning runs against Ben Gross and that wouldn’t be the end of the damage he allowed. Gross made it through four innings and allowed five earned runs on six hits. He struck out five, but he surrendered four walks. Steven Cruz didn’t fare much better as he walked three batters and was charged with two earned runs even though he could only record one out.
Elizabethton tried to answer back in the bottom of the first. With two outs, Matt Wallner walked before Parker Phillips collected his fourth home run of the season. This cut the lead to 4-2. Charles Mack drove in a pair of runs in the fifth inning on his fifth double.
Osiris German and Benjamin Dum combined for 4 2/3 shutout innings to end the game. German was asked to get eight outs and he recorded five strikeouts. Dum was equally strong as he struck out three. The two pitchers limited Pulaski to three hits.
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
TD Pitcher of the Day- Lachlan Wells, Fort Myers (6.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, K, 2 BB)
TD Hitter of the Day- Gilberto Celestino, Cedar Rapids (2-for-4, HR, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, K)
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 - Royce Lewis (Pensacola) – Game cancelled
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola) – Game cancelled
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) – Game cancelled
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Pensacola) – Game cancelled
#5 - Wander Javier (Cedar Rapids) – 0-2, 2 BB, K
#6 - Jordan Balazovic (Ft. Myers) – Did not pitch
#7 - Keoni Cavaco (GCL Twins) – No scheduled game
#8 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) – Injured list
#9 - Jhoan Duran (Pensacola) – Game cancelled
#10 - Blayne Enlow (Ft. Myers) - Did not pitch
#11 - Lewis Thorpe (Rochester) – Did not pitch
#12 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) – Did not play
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Pensacola) – Game cancelled
#14 - Luis Arraez (Twins) – 2-3, 2 RBI, R
#15 - Matt Wallner (Elizabethton) – 1-3, 2 BB, R. K
#16 - Ben Rortvedt (Pensacola) – Game cancelled
#17 - Akil Baddoo (Ft. Myers) - Out for year with Tommy John surgery
#18 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) – Game cancelled
#19 - Misael Urbina (DSL Twins) – No scheduled game
#20 - Travis Blankenhorn (Pensacola) – Game cancelled
MONDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester – Scheduled Off-Day
Pensacola – Scheduled Off-Day
Fort Myers @ St. Lucie – TBD
Cedar Rapids vs. Beloit (6:35 CST) – RHP Josh Winder (6-2, 2.86 ERA)
Elizabethton vs. Pulaski (5:30 CST) – RHP Andrui Marin (1-2, 6.27 ERA)
GCL Twins @ GCL Rays (11:00 am CST) – TBD
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Sunday’s games.
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