Twins Minor League Report (9/10): Miracle Win Florida State League Championship
Congratulations to the Florida State League champion Ft. Myers Miracle!
Ft. Myers 8, Daytona 5
The Miracle begin their Florida State League playoff series on Tuesday night.
What a performance by right-hander Edwar Colina! Promoted to the Miracle for one regular season start, Colina has done well with the Miracle and he came up huge for them on Monday night. The right-hander gave up three second inning runs, but it came with the help of two errors which made all three runs unearned. He kept pitching and worked a total of 6 2/3 innings. He gave up just the three unearned runs on two hits. He walked four and struck out six.
Having fallen behind 3-0 after two innings, the Miracle responded very well right away in the top of the third. Jose Miranda and Travis Blankenhorn each singled in a run to cut the deficit to 3-2. With two outs, Ryan Costello drilled a three-run homer to push the lead to 5-3.
Alex Kirilloff led off the fifth inning with a double. After a walk, Travis Blankenhorn advanced the runners with a bunt. He was also safe at first on an error. Caleb Hamilton grounded out to score a run. With two outs, Shane Carrier knocked in two runs with a single to give the Miracle an 8-3 lead.
Adam Phillips came on and got the final out of the seventh inning. He came back out for the eighth frame. With one out, he gave up a single. It was followed by a two-run homer off the bat of Ibandel Isabel. He led the Florida State League with 35 home runs during the regular season. After a walk, a hard-hit grounder hit the mound and bounced right to Travis Blankenhorn who completed a double play to end the inning and end the threat.
Hector Lujan came on for the ninth inning. After a fly out, he gave up a single. However, for the second straight inning, a ground ball to Travis Blankenhorn resulted in an inning-ending double play, which was also a game-ending and championship-winning double play!
Congratulations to the Ft. Myers Miracle!
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Ryan Costello, Ft. Myers Miracle (2-4, HR, 3 RBI).
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Edwar Colina, Ft. Myers Miracle (6.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 6 K)
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Midseason Top 20 Twins Prospects performed.
#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) - 1-4, BB, R
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Ft. Myers) - 1-5, 2B, R
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Ft. Myers) - Did not pitch
#13 - Travis Blankenhorn (Ft. Myers) - 1-3, 2 R, RBI, SH
#15 - Ben Rortvedt (Ft. Myers) - Did not play
#21 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) - 1-4, BB, 2 R, RBI
TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
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