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Randball: Mauer last among fantasy 1B

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Article: Josmil Pinto and Throwing Out Runners

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Twins Minor League Report (8/22): Playoff Races Heat Up

Because they clinched playoff berths in the first half, Cedar Rapids and Ft. Myers are trying to finish strong and preparing for the playoffs. However, Rochester and Elizabethton are still fighting for a spot in the playoffs as well. After tonight’s game, the Red Wings are now a half-game behind Pawtucket. However, they are two games ahead of Norfolk for the Wild Card. On Thursday, the E-Twins won for the 12th time in 13 games (and 14th of their last 16). They are now just 1.5 games out of the lead in the division, and just one game behind the Wild Card team. Of course, New Britain and the GCL Twins are out of playoff contention. By the way, the Arizona Fall League rosters are expected to be announced next Tuesday.

See what else happened in the Twins farm system on Thursday.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

Rochester Red Wings 1, Indianapolis Indians 6

Box Score

The Red Wings had the opportunity to hit against one of baseball’s biggest pitching prospects, Jameson Taillon. The right-hander went six innings and gave up just one run on four hits. He walked three and struck out three.
Pat Dean got the start for the Red Wings. The lefty gave up three unearned runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out four. AJ Achter came on and gave up an unearned run on two hits in 1.1 innings. Aaron Thompon gave up one run in the eighth inning. He allowed one hit and walked one. Shairon Martis pitched the ninth and gave up one run on two hits. He struck out two.

Jeff Clement hit his 22nd and 23rd doubles in four at bats. Antoan Richarson walked twice and stole his 23rd base.

New Britain Rock Cats 1, Bowie Bay Sox 8

Box Score

BJ Hermsen fell to 1-10 on the season, but he put in his best performance of the year. He went six innings and gave up two runs (1 earned) on six hits. He didn’t walk any or record a strikeout. Blake Martin came in to start the 7th inning. He got the first two outs but was charged with two runs on a hit and three walks. Jose Gonzalez got the final four outs, two on strikeouts. However, he gave up four runs on three hits and a walk.

The Rock Cats managed just six hits in the game. Danny Santana went 2-4 and hit his second home run. Danny Ortiz went 2-3. Miguel Sano’s time with the Rock Cats has certainly been streaky. After an 0-4 on Thursday night, he is now 4-34 over his past nine game. Of course, two of those four hits were doubles and another was a home run.

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Ft. Myers Miracle, Charlotte Stone Crabs

Game canceled due to weather. It will not be made up.

Cedar Rapids Kernels 1, Quad Cities River Bandits 7

Box Score

JO Berrios spent a little over a week on the Disabled List, but he returned to action on Thursday night. He started out well, but overall, he went 4.2 innings and gave up five runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out four. Christian Powell was charged with two unearned runs in 2.1 innings. He gave up four hits and walked two. Dallas Gallant pitched a scoreless inning.

Adam Walker went 2-4 with his 30th double of the season. Bo Altobelli and Tyler Grimes each went 2-4.

Elizabethton Twins 6, Pulaski 3

Box Score

On Thursday, the E-Twins won for the 12th time in 13 games (and 14th of their last 16). They are now just 1.5 games out of the lead in the division, and just one game behind the Wild Card team.

Kuo Hua Lo went the first 4.1 innings. He was charged with two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three. Luke Bard picked up the win. He finished the fifth and pitched the sixth as well. He walked two and struck out win. Carson Goldsmith gave up one run on two hits in the seventh inning. He struck out three. Aaron Slegers got his second save. He gave up two hits, but struck out three.

Ryan Walker went 2-5, the only Twins bat with more than one hit. Zach Larson hit his first Appy League home run. Logan Wade hit his first triple.

GCL Twins 7, GCL Orioles 4

Box Score

Sam Gibbons got the start for the Twins and threw five shutout innings. He gave up four hits, didn’t walk any, and struck out two. Brandon Easton came on and gave up two runs on two hits and two walks in two innings. He struck out one. Josh Guyer struck out one in a perfect inning. Cameron Booser recently signed as a non-draft free agent and made his professional debut on Thursday. He gave up two runs (1 earned) on two hits in one inning. He struck out one.

Ryan Tufts led the offense by going 3-4 with a walk and his second double. Ivory Thomas was 2-3 with two walks. Alex Swim hit his sixth double. Jonatan Hinojosa hit his fifth triple.

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