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In today's major league baseball, we have 12 and 13-man pitching staffs, which means that benches are three or four players.  That b...
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Interesting interview with Terry Ryan

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This article contains some interesting statements by Terry Ryan, including the following:   Pohlad said last fall that Ryan’s job is...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/29): Rochester Rema...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:13 PM
Trevor May was cruising for the Twins early in Baltimore tonight, as he had struck five through the first three scoreless innings. But in...
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Schafer!

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Schafer has done well, no question. Has he rendered his 80 ABs for the Braves moot? He's arb eligible and almost 28. Maybe coming to the...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/12): Gonsalves Deals in Appy Debut

For those of you that read this regularly - and clamored for Andrew Albers to get his chance - you were probably pretty excited to see him as good as he was tonight for the Twins. Staff Ace? If a guy that doesn't hit 90 and is the definition of "pitching-to-contact" isn't exactly what the Twins are looking for in a Staff Ace, well...

Today was also a big day for current minor leaguers recognized around baseball.

Let's take a spin around the minor leagues.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

ROCHESTER RED WINGS 9, NORFOLK TIDES 4 (14 innings)
Box Score

Rochester scored five runs in the 14th inning to put this game away.

Chris Parmelee only had one hit (a double) but drove in three and walked four times. Jermaine Mitchell was 5-for-7 with a triple and a home run. Eric Fryer and Eduardo Escobar each had four hits.

Logan Darnell pitched five innings (three runs, seven Ks) before turning it over to the bullpen. Edgar Ibarra pitched 1.1 scoreless innings (that's 11.1 scoreless to start his AAA career). A.J. Achter pitched the final three innings and picked up his first AAA win.

Earlier in the day, Pat Dean was named International League Pitcher of the Week.

The Red Wings are currently 3 games up on Buffalo. Wednesday marks the start of a series against Buffalo at 7:05 ET. The starting pitcher is TBD.

NEW BRITAIN ROCKCATS - Day off

Though the team had an off day, there was still RockCat news: Miguel Sano was named Eastern League Hitter of the Week.

The RockCats are currently six games out of the playoffs. DJ Baxendale and BJ Hermsen will start tomorrow's doubleheader. The first game is set to being at 5:05 ET.

FORT MYERS MIRALCE 3, JUPITER HAMMERHEADS 3
Box Score

Despite out-hitting Jupiter (14-5), the Miracle failed to score when it counted (2-for-9 with RISP) and failed to hold onto a lead when it counted (three 8th inning runs allowed).

Kennys Vargas hit his 18th HR on the year, among three hits. Byron Buxton also had three hits and a stolen base. He was also caught stealing.

Jason Wheeler struck out 10 in seven innings of two-hit ball. Tyler Duffey was responsible for the three unearned runs scoring. Zack Jones couldn't abandon the inherited runners and ended up blowing his 4th save of the season.

Tomorrow's starter at St. Lucie at 6:30 ET is TBD.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 3, KANE COUNTY COUGARS 4
Box Score

Jorge Polanco had a double and was the only player with a multi-hit game. He also singled.

Max Kepler and Adam Brett Walker were each credited with an RBI.

Josue Montanez struck out three over seven innings. Dallas Gallant pitched a scoreless inning before Madison Boer surrendered two runs in 2/3 of an inning to blow his first save.

The rest of the starting rotation is TBD.

Jose Berrios was named the Pitcher of the Week in the Midwest League.

ELIZABETHTON TWINS 7, DANVILLE BRAVES 4
Box Score

This was the completion of the game started 7/22.

Josh Burris allowed one run over the final four innings. He struck out four.

Romy Jimenez had a three-run double in today's action.

ELIZABETHTON TWINS 2, DANVILLE BRAVES 1
Box Score

In today's regularly scheduled game, the E-Twins escaped with a one-run win.

Zach Granite, Stuart Turner and Romy Jimenez all had two hits.

Stephen Gonsalves made his E-town debut tonight and said it best himself:

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Luke Bard pitched one inning. He walked a batter, but didn't allow anyone to score.

Hein Robb was named the Pitcher of the Week in the Appy League and will pitch at Danville tomorrow night at 7pm ET.

GCL TWINS 5, GCL ORIOLES 6
Box Score

Engelb Vielma had two hits and walked three times. Will Hurt also had two hits. Both players stole a base.

Nelson Molina was 1-for-1 after entering the game as a pinch runner and has improved his batting average all the way up to .090.

Amaurys Miner had a double and an error.

Jorge Fernandez hit a home run.

Lewis Thorpe wasn't as sharp as he has been lately. He allowed three runs in four innings - two walks, three runs, three strikeouts.

These two teams will have a re-match tomorrow.


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