Twins Minor League Report (5/15): Sammons Spins and Cabezas Captivates for Affiliates on the Bump
Image courtesy of Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Andrew Cabezas)TRANSACTIONS
RHP Trevor Hildenberger optioned to Triple-A
Rochester Red Wings
3B Miguel Sano activated by Minnesota Twins off of MLB rehab
RED WINGS REPORT
Charlotte 7, Rochester 3
Rochester decided to go with a bullpen game tonight, and there were plenty of unfortunate outings. Rehabbing Addison Reed gave up a two-run blast in his lone inning of work. Jake Reed allowed a two-run shot in his two innings, and Gabriel Moya coughed up three on three hits and a walk.
The Red Wings scored in the second inning on a Wilin Rosario Double and a Jordany Valdespin single. Their third run came on a solo shot in the sixth. Despite having the lead at that point, five more Charlotte runs crossed the plate to give us our final score.
Minnesota is working on a relief move for the big club, and we can make an educated guess that none of the guys trotted out tonight will head to Seattle. KSTP’s Darren Wolfson noted an interesting name to keep an eye on.
BLUE WAHOO BITES
Pensacola 7, Chattanooga 6
Battling the former Minnesota Twins Double-A affiliate in some morning baseball action, Randy Dobnak worked into the sixth inning capturing his second win for the Wahoos. Scattering seven hits, striking out four, and walking three, Dobnak gave up four runs (three earned). Owning a 2.93 ERA since his promotion, he continues to roll.
Pensacola found themselves trailing 3-0 once the fourth inning came around, but that was the last time they’d trail in this one. Caleb Hamilton picked up his third dinger of the year, and then doubles by Mark Contreras and Joe Cronin pushed the Wahoos out front. A Travis Blankenhorn homer gave the visitors a 5-3 cushion.
After the Lookouts answered with a run of their own in the sixth, Alex Kirilloff singled in Tanner English and Contreras to re-establish the breathing room. Ryan Mason did give up his first earned runs of this season in recording a hold and Sam Clay was able to close it out for his third save.
Bradenton 7, Fort Myers 6
Bryan Sammons brought an impressive six-game run into this one and put forth another effort that has been status quo this season. Working five innings, he allowed just two runs and struck out three. After seven turns through the rotation he’s got a sparkling 1.11 ERA.
The two teams combined for 24 hits in the 10 inning contest and 13 runs crossed the plate. Fort Myers got hits from everyone in the lineup aside from Royce Lewis, who had a tough night going 0-for-5 with four strikeouts. Trevor Larnach and Ryan Costello tallied two-hit nights with each of them recording a double.
Extras were needed to settle this one after back-to-back blown save opportunities. Lewis scored for the Miracle in the top half to put Fort Myers ahead, but Bradenton would plate two in the bottom half, walking off the good guys.
Cedar Rapids 1, Quad Cities 0
Just seven batters recorded hits across both lineups today, but it was the Kernels Andrew Cabezas who spun a gem over seven strong. Notching nine strikeouts, walking no one, and allowing just a single hit, Cedar Rapids had all the oomph it needed on the mound.
Recently activated Jared Akins was playing in just his second game of the season when he launched his first home run. The fourth inning solo blast was the difference here, and became a footnote on a day when pitching was dominant.
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
TD Pitcher of the Day – Andrew Cabezas (Cedar Rapids) – 7.0 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 9 K
TD Hitter of the Day- Jared Akins (Cedar Rapids) – 1-3, R, RBI, HR(1)
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) – 0-5, 4 K
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola) – 1-5, 2 RBI, K
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) – Did Not Pitch
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Ft. Myers) – 2-4, R, BB, 2 K, 2B
#5 - Wander Javier (EST) – Injured, early May return
#6 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) – 1-4, 2 K
#7 - Jhoan Duran (Ft. Myers) – Did Not Pitch
#8 - Lewis Thorpe (Rochester) – Did Not Pitch
#9 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) – Did Not Pitch
#10 - Akil Baddoo (Ft. Myers) – Did Not Play
#11 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - Injured List
#12 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - Injured List
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Ft. Myers) – Did Not Play
#14 - Ben Rortvedt (Pensacola) – 2-5, R, K
#15 - Yunior Severino (Cedar Rapids) – Injured List
#16 - Gilberto Celestino (Cedar Rapids) – 1-3
#17 - Zack Littell (Rochester) – Did Not Pitch
#18 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) – 1-4, BB
#19 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) – Did Not Pitch
#20 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) – 1-4, R, RBI
THURSDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester @ Charlotte (6:04PM CST) – RHP Kohl Stewart (2-2, 4.50 ERA)
Mobile @ Pensacola (6:35PM CST) – RHP Griffin Jax (2-1, 1.35 ERA)
Fort Myers @ Bradenton (5:30PM CST) – LHP Charlie Barnes (2-2, 7.66 ERA)
Cedar Rapids @ Clinton (6:30PM CST) – RHP Blayne Enlow (3-3, 5.52 ERA)
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Wednesday’s games.
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