Twins Minor League Report (8/13): Colina, Jax Provide Quality Starts
Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Edwar Colina)Keep reading to find out more on the night in the Twins minor league system on Monday. As always, please feel free to discuss and ask questions.
- It’s a rarity, but on Monday there were no transactions in the Twins minor leagues.
Rochester 1, Columbus 2
Chase De Jong was on the mound for the Red Wings in Ohio, facing off against Columbus. The right-hander gave up two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out five. Nick Anderson worked the final 2 1/3 innings and gave up just one hit. He struck out three batters without issuing a walk.
Jon Kemmer led the offense. He went 3-for-4 with his fifth Red Wings double. Gregorio Petit went 2-for-4 with his ninth double.
No Game Scheduled.
Ft. Myers 4, Charlotte 3
Down 3-2 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. Caleb Hamilton drilled his 15th double of the season to drive in the tying and winning runs. Ryan Costello went 2-for-4. Royce Lewis got the Miracle on the scoreboard in the third inning when he singled in Hamilton.
Griffin Jax put up another quality start. It was the tenth time in his eleven starts that he has completed six innings. On this night, he began with three perfect innings and five scoreless innings before giving up three runs in the sixth inning. In total, he gave up five hits, walked two and struck out six batters. Jovani Moran came on and struck out four batters over two, one-hit innings. He walked two. Kevin Marnon picked up his second save with a scoreless ninth inning.
Cedar Rapids 0, Quad Cities 3
Edwar Colina had another strong start for the Kernels. He gave up one run on two hits (one solo homer) and two walks over the first seven innings. He struck out a career-high ten batters. Rickey Ramirez came on and pitched a scoreless eighth inning, but he gave up two runs in the ninth to push the deficit to 3-0.
The Kernels got a base runner in the ninth inning, but were unable to break up the shutout. Trey Cabbage broke up the no-hitter in the fifth inning with a single. The team had just four hits in the game. Michael Helman had two of them.
Elizabethton 4, Greeneville 1
Sometimes a strong start is all you need. In this game, Lean Marrero led off the top of the first inning with his second E-Twins homer. The next batter, Yunior Severino, drilled his fifth home run. Two batters into the game, the Twins had what proved to be enough runs to win this ball game. Jean Carlos Arias added a two-run triple later in the game. Yeltsin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with his fourth double. Gilberto Celestino walked twice and stole his sixth base.
Kody Funderburk started and threw four scoreless innings. He gave up four hits, walked one and struck out two. Funderburk's four innings extended the E-Twins starters' stretch of scoreless innings to 26 (per Mike Gallagher). Brian Rapp came on and worked the next four innings. He was charged with an unearned run on two hits and a walk. He struck out six on his way to his first professional win. Johan Quezada came on and pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save of the year. He gave up a hit, walked one and struck out one.
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Monday’s game was postponed by rain.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Jon Kemmer, Rochester Red Wings (3-4, 2B(5)).
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Edwar Colina, Cedar Rapids Kernels (7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K)
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Midseason Top 20 Twins Prospects performed.
#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) - 1-4, RBI, K
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Ft. Myers) - 1-4, 2B(19), R
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Ft. Myers) - Did not pitch.
#4 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - 0-4, K
#5 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - Did not pitch
#6 - Trevor Larnach (Cedar Rapids) - 0-4, K
#7 - Brent Rooker (Chattanooga) - No Game Scheduled
#8 - Akil Baddoo (Cedar Rapids) - 0-3, BB
#9 -Wander Javier - out of for the season
#10 - Zack Littell (Rochester) - Did not pitch
#11 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) - Did not pitch
#12 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) - 0-3, BB, 2 K
#13 - Travis Blankenhorn (Ft. Myers) - 1-3, BB, RBI, 2 K
#14 - Lewis Thorpe (Chattanooga) - No Game Scheduled
#15 - Ben Rortvedt (Ft. Myers) - Did not play
#16 - Yunior Severino (Elizabethton) - 1-4, HR(5), R, RBI, 2 K
#17 - Lewin Diaz (Ft. Myers) - Out for the season (wrist)
#18 - Ryan Jeffers (Cedar Rapids) - 0-4, K
#19 - Jacob Pearson (Cedar Rapids) - 0-4
#20 - Luis Arraez (Chattanooga) - No Game Scheduled.
#21 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) - 0-3, HBP
*Since Wander Javier is out, I’d add #21 to the list.
TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester @ Columbus (6:05 CST) - TBD
Chattanooga @ Mississippi (7:00 CST) - TBD
Charlotte @ Ft. Myers (6:00 CST) - RHP Clark Beeker (4-7, 4.17 ERA)
Quad Cities @ Cedar Rapids - LHP Tyler Watson (4-5, 4.66 ERA)
Elizabethton @ Greeneville (6:00 CST) - RHP Luis Rijo (3-1, 2.35 ERA)
GCL Twins @ GCL Orioles (11:00 am CST) - TBD
Please feel free to ask any questions about Monday’s games, or ask any questions you may have.
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