Twins Minor League Report (8/15): Pitching Paves the Way
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Rochester Red Wings
Add LHP Lewis Thorpe promoted from Chattanooga
DEL OF Edgar Corcino placed on DL with right hand fracture
RED WINGS REPORT
Columbus 3, Rochester 2
Lewis Thorpe was promoted from Double A Chattanooga to make his Triple A debut in this matinee. He lasted into the seventh inning, and earned himself a quality start. Allowing just three runs on seven hits, the Aussie punched out nine and didn’t allow a free pass.
Offense was hard to come by on the afternoon, as the Red Wings were able to muster a grand total of three hits. The Clippers scored three runs on their nine hits to grab the slight advantage. Byron Buxton sat out of this one, as Minnesota has decided they won’t yet play him on back to back days. Rochester travels to Toledo for another road series beginning tomorrow night.
Mississippi 3, Chattanooga 2 (10 innings)
Getting the nod in this one for the Lookouts was Omar Bencomo. He twirled six frames of two-run baseball while striking out six and not walking anyone. Matching Mississippi evenly with eight hits, Chattanooga couldn't do more damage in the runs category and the found themselves walked off in the 10th.
The Lookouts got on the board first thanks to a Jordan Gore triple. His third three bagger at Double-A plated both Chris Paul and Brian Navarreto. That lead wouldn't last though, as Mississippi answered with two of their own in the top half of the third inning. Neither team was able to generate opportunities the rest of the way, and a bases-loaded walk from Tyler Jay allowed the winning run to score in the 10th.
Fort Myers 3, Charlotte 2
Brusdar Graterol was on the bump to begin this one, and he was nothing short of dominant. Charlotte batters tallied only three hits off of him, and while they did score a run, he punched six tickets and issued only three free passes. Another strong outing for the Minnesota prospect will do little to slow his buzz.
The Miracle got out in front early in this one. Ben Rortvedt drove in Alex Kirilloff with an RBI single in the second, and a Caleb Hamilton sac fly allowed Ryan Costello to cross the plate. Up 2-0 in the sixth, Jose Miranda added some insurance with an RBI single to score Mark Contreras. Despite the Stone Crabs drawing within one, the 3-1 lead held up for the home team.
Game suspended due to rain
Scheduled Off Day
GCL TWINS TALK
GCL Twins 3, GCL Orioles 1
Playing a doubleheader today, the GCL Twins got things started out on the right foot. Tyler Benninghoff worked five scoreless innings, while allowing just two hits, striking out four, and giving up two free passes. His efforts allowed him to pick up his second win of the season.
Runs were scored in the bottom halves of the third and fourth innings. Samuel Vasquez tallied an RBI single in the third, and then he and Gabe Snyder helped to push across another pair in the next half inning. The three runs wound up being enough to secure the game one victory.
GCL Twins 3, GCL Orioles 2 (10 innings)
In the second game of the day Dylan Stowell was on the bump. He turned in three hitless innings and fanned a trio of Orioles hitters. Erik Cha grabbed the victory in this one as he worked the final three innings of a walk-off, extra-inning, contest.
Scheduled to be another seven inning contest, this one didn’t see runs on the board until the eighth inning. The GCL Twins allowed a pair of unearned runs to cross in both the eighth and ninth innings that forced necessary rallies. Tyler Webb scored on a wild pitch in the eighth, and Agustin Marte came home on a sac fly in the ninth. To walk things off in the 10th, Gabe Snyder drove in Charles Mack on a sac fly.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Alex Kirilloff (FM): 4-4, R, 2 2B
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Lewis Thorpe (ROC): 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
TOP PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed.
1. Royce Lewis (FM): 0-4
2. Alex Kirilloff (FM): 4-4, R, 2 2B
3. Brusdar Graterol (FM): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
4. Nick Gordon (ROC): 0-3, BB
7. Brent Rooker (CHAT): 0-5, 2 K
8. Akil Baddoo (CR): 1-1
12. LaMonte Wade (ROC): 1-3, R, BB
14. Lewis Thorpe (ROC): 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
15. Ben Rortvedt (FM): 1-4, RBI
18. Ryan Jeffers (CR): 1-1
20. Luis Arraez (CHAT): 0-3, BB
THURSDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester @ Toledo (6:05 PM CST) – RHP Fernando Romero (4-4, 3.30 ERA)
Chattanooga @ Mississippi (7:00 CST) – LHP Dietrich Enns (1-5, 5.27 ERA)
Fort Myers vs. Charlotte (6:00 CST) – RHP Michael Pineda
Cedar Rapids vs. Peoria (6:35 CST) – RHP Blayne Enlow (2-5, 3.53 ERA)
Elizabethton @ Bluefield (6:05 PM CST) – RHP Tyler Palm (2-1, 4.63 ERA)
GCL Twins @ GCL Orioles (11:00AM CST) – TBD
Please feel free to ask any questions about Wednesday’s games.
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