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(almost) time to trade Plouffe for a catcher

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Assuming the Twins finish out the year with Plouffe at third and Sano at designated hitter, this offseason it will be time for the Twins...
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Game Thread, Twins @ Blue Jays, 8/4 @ 6:07pm CT

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Will Oswaldo Arcia ever play for the Minnesota Twins again?

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I would like to see Oswaldo Arcia back just because he can put some balls in the seats, but nothing seems to motivate that guy in AAA. He...
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Soft team

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The twins lose a tough 10th inning game and proceed to spend their next 16 innings getting out scored 21-1. Plenty of terrible pitching,...
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Minnesota Twins Whine Line

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I'm pretty confused at this point. If I wanted to hate watch TV I would turn it to Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Bachelor(ette), a...
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Wednesday's Twins Minor League Daily

Here we are, probably the most boring couple days during the baseball season -- the All-Star break. It was nice to see Joe Mauer get a hit last night, and interesting to see him play first base. It's tough to be too positive about the Twins right now. Sure, Josh Willingham, Ben Revere and Scott Diamond have exceeded expectations, but there's not a whole lot else to hang your hat on if you just look at the Twins right now. So, let's take a look at the affiliates, the Future Twins (#futuretwins if you're following me on Twitterfor Rock Cats updates).[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

FT. MYERS 6, CLEARWATER 5
Tom Stuifbergen got the start for the Miracle tonight, and went 4 innings. He gave up only 1 hit, and struck out 4. Twins fans, take note: Matt Capps threw tonight, on his rehab assignment, after Stuifbergen. Capps tossed 1 inning, allowed 1 hit and no walks, but did surrender an unearned run. Thereafter, Adrian Salcedo tossed 3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits, striking out 1 and walking 1. Michael Tonkin picked up the save, his first of the season, throwing a perfect 9th.

On offense, Andy Leer and Anderson Hidalgo both homered. Daniel Santana had 2 hits, including a double. Joe Benson (yes, the Joe Benson that is still a top prospect rehabbing a wrist injury) had a double in 5 at-bats, as did Michael Gonzales in 3 trips to the plate. Kyle Knudson and Daniel Rams also singled.

Here's the linkto the box score.

BELOIT 3, FT. WAYNE 6
Tyler Jones started for the Snappers tonight, and lasted 3 and 1/3 innings. He gave up 8 hits and 5 runs (4 earned), striking out 3 and walking 2. The bullpen was better: Cole Johnson threw 2 and 1/3 scoreless innings and allowed only 1 hit; Dallas Gallant tossed 1 and 1/3 scoreless, striking out 1; and Corey Williams threw 1 inning, allowing 1 run on 1 hit, striking out 2 and walking 1.

On offense, let's start with the big guy, Miguel Sano. He was 2-for-3 with a triple, his third of the season. He had 2 RBIs, a walk and a strikeout (also he committed 0 errors). Stephen Wickens, Drew Leachman, Steven Liddle, Jonathan Goncalves and Jairo Rodriguez all singled.

Here's the link to the box score.

ELIZABETHTON 4, GREENVILLE 7
Ricardo Arevalo got the start for the E-Town Twins tonight, going 4 innings. He gave up 6 runs on 5 hits, striking out 4 and walking 1. Brett Lee threw 2 scoreless innings, giving up 3 hits and striking out 2. J.T. Chargois was also effective, tossing 1 perfect inning and striking out 1. Tyler Duffey threw the 8th inning, giving up 1 run on 2 hits, striking out 1.

E-Town had ample offense, just not enough runs. Jhonatan Arias, catcher, had 3 singles in 4 at-bats, Jorge Polanco and Niko Goodrum each had 2 hits, Joshua Henkricks had a double, and Max Kepler, Adam Walker and Travis Harrison each singled.

Here's the linkto the box score.

GCL TWINS 5, GCL ORIOLES 2 (7 inning game)
Felix Jorge tossed 4 scoreless innings, giving up only 2 hits and striking out 4. Alexander Muren threw 2 scoreless innings, striking out 1, and Gonzalo Sanudo was the only Twins pitcher to get into trouble, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits, compiling 1 strikeout along the way.

Center fielder John Murphy and Joel Licon each had 2 hits, Murphy with 1 double and Licon with 2 RBIs. Aderlin Mejia and Javier Pimental each singled.

Here's the linkto the box score.

GCL TWINS 6, GCL ORIOLES 1
Jouse Montanez was very effective, going 5 innings and allowing only 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 5 and issuing 0 free passes. Jose Berrios earned the save, tossing 2 perfect, scoreless innings and striking out 3.

Rene Tosoni had 2 hits tonight, both doubles, and 2 RBIs. Second baseman Jose Ramirez had a double, and Joel Licon, Bryan Haar and John Murphy all singled. Mejia, Haar and Murphy also had RBIs.

Here's the linkto the box score.
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Hitter and Pitcher of the Day for Wednesday, July 11

Hitter of the Day: Miguel Sano (2 hits, including a triple, as a top prospect, and 0 errors gives you the nod)
Attached Image: Sano.jpg

Pitcher of the Day: Matt Capps (pitching establishes more trade value than not pitching)
Attached Image: Capps.jpg
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Schedule for Thursday, July 12, 2012

Rochester vs. Toleo -- RHP Jeff Manship
New Britain vs. Trenton -- LHP Aaron Thompson
Ft. Myers @ Clearwater -- RHP Madison Boer
Beloit @ Ft. Wayne -- LHP Jason Wheeler
Elizabethtown @ Greenville -- ???
GCL Twins @ GCL Orioles -- ???
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Please leave any questions or comments, and either Seth or I will be happy to respond.


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