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Wednesday Minor League Report

The Minnesota Twins had the day off. So did the Cedar Rapids Kernels and the Ft. Myers Miracle. New Britain and Rochester’s games were affected by weather, nothing new during this season. So, today’s Minor League Report may not be long, but hey, there is still baseball to write about so we’re going to do just that.

There have been several transactions throughout the organization in the past week. On Wednesday, it was Drew Leachman who was promoted from Cedar Rapids to Ft. Myers. He started for the Kernels on Opening Night, but he jarred his left shoulder on a stolen base that night and didn’t play for two weeks. He went 9-21 in five games since his return, including seven hits in back-to-back games.

Rochester Red Wings 6, Syracuse Chiefs 5 (Suspended – 11th)

Box Score

This game went to the 11th inning. Evan Bigley singled to lead off the inning. It was followed by a walk to Eric Fryer. Doug Bernier bunted the runners up a base. After Ray Olmedo was intentionally walked, Chris Herrmann came through with an RBI single to give the Red Wings a lead. At that point, the Chiefs went to change the pitcher and just then game was suspended due to rain. It will be completed on Thursday before the two teams will play their regularly scheduled nine inning game.

Andrew Albers started for the Red Wings. The Canadian left-hander gave up five runs on nine hits (including 2 home runs) and two walks in six innings. He struck out six. Tyler Roberson came on and threw three shutout innings. He gave up just two hits, walked two and struck out four. Tim Wood pitched a scoreless tenth inning. So, who will come in for the save opportunity in the bottom of the 11th?

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Chris Herrmann photo by Brace Hemmelgarn


Herrmann led the offense on this night. He went 4-6 with three RBI and his second stolen base. Chris Colabello went 2-4 with a walk. Evan Bigley was 2-4 with his first AAA homer of the year. Doug Bernier went 2-4. Ray Olmedo was 1-2 with a walk and his second double. A Joe Benson double tied the game at five.

Game 1 - New Britain Rock Cats 5, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 0

Box Score

Trevor May put together his best start of the season for the Rock Cats. The hard-throwing righty threw all seven innings and did not give up a run. He gave up three hits, walked three and struck out four.

Antoan Richardson went 3-4. Mark Sobolewski returned to the Eastern League and went 2-4 with his first double. Reynaldo Rodriguez went 1-3 with a triple. Jhon Goncalves hit his first AA home run.

Game 2 - New Britain Rock Cats 0, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3

Box Score

Lefty Pat Dean was good on this night, but not good enough, as his offense did nothing to support him. Dean went six innings in this second game of a doubleheader, scheduled for only seven innings. He gave up three runs on seven hits. He walked none and struck out three.
Jhon Goncalves had a triple and was hit by a pitch. Jason Christian had the only other Rock Cats hit, a single.

Alex Meyer will take the mound for the Rock Cats on Thursday when they play at 9:35 A.M.(!) central time.

Ft. Myers Miracle – No Game Scheduled


Cedar Rapids Kernels – No Game Scheduled



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