Twins Minor League Report (8/28): Rooker Homers Again
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Rochester 3, Scranton W/B 5
Felix Jorge gave up five runs in four innings on seven hits. He struck out two. Yohan Pino (two scoreless innings) and Buddy Boshers (two outs) both struck out two in relief. Drew Rucinski recorded the last four outs.
Leo Reginatto had two hits and scored two runs. Anthony Recker hit his 16th double of the season. Engelb Vielma doubled and drove in two runs.
With both the Red Wings and Lehigh Valley losing, Rochester’s magic number has been reduced to five.
Chattanooga 4, Jackson 5
A walk-off win tonight for Jackson.
Andy Wilkins hit a three-run fourth inning home run and T.J. White doubled in Wilkins later to account for the fourth and final run. Nick Gordon, Edgar Corcino and LaMonte Wade each added a single.
D.J. Baxendale struck out four in five innings. He allowed six hits and one run. Alex Muren was tagged for three runs in a single frame, resulting in a blown save. Cody Stashak struck out two in two innings. Todd Van Steensel allowed the game-winning run.
Fernando Romero was placed on the DL with shoulder impingement.
Chattanooga has already clinched the first-half title and still has a magic number of three after their loss and Montgomery’s win.
Fort Myers 2, St. Lucie 3
Brent Rooker continued to swing a big stick, homering in his third straight game. He now has 11 in the FSL and 18 since being drafted in June.
Unfortunately, the Miracle only managed a Brandon Lopez double and four other singles in the game.
Lewis Thorpe started and only pitched one inning, throwing 14 pitches. Unconfirmed reports suggest the team had him throw only one inning as he prepares for the playoffs.
Lachlan Wells pitched the next four innings allowing three runs on four hits and two walks. He struck out three and took the loss, dropping to 4-10.
Andrew Vasquez and Michael Kohn both had scoreless outings.
The Miracle didn’t play this weekend due to rainouts, but still have a nice cushion in the FSL. If they can’t wrap up the league by Sunday, they’ll potentially have to make up their rained out games on Monday.
Cedar Rapids 4, Quad Cities 2 (10 innings)
Bryan Sammons struck out six in four innings. He allowed four hits and walked two. Two runs scored but only one was earned. Patrick McGuff struck out two in a hitless frame. Ryan Mason allowed a hit in one inning. Colton Davis struck out two in two innings.
Royce Lewis and Caleb Hamilton both had doubles and scored runs. Jordon Gore and Ben Rortvedt added hits. Rortvedt also had three more passed balls, running his total to 15.
Aaron Whitefield struck out to begin the 10th inning, but reached base anyway after the third strike was dropped. A passed ball advanced him to second, a sac bunt advanced him to third. He then scored on a wild pitch to compete the true middle school girls softball scoring play.
Shane Kennedy later homered.
Hector Lujan entered in the 10th to save the game. He allowed a hit. Rortvedt had a throwing error on a stolen base attempt and his last passed ball, but Lujan got a couple of groundballs and a foul pop out to end it.
The Kernels activated P Evan Sanders and placed P Tyler Beardsley on the DL.
Getting Royce Lewis was a shot in the arm and the Kernels are (32-31) in the second half. Regardless how this week plays out, they will be in the MWL playoffs.
Elizabethton 2, Greeneville 3
The E-Twins managed only six hits and two runs on Monday night. Andrew Cosgrove had a two-run double that scored J.J. Robinson and Andrew Bechtold. Akil Baddoo reached base three times, all by walk. Robinson and T.J. Dixon both had a stolen base.
Edwar Colina took the loss allowing three runs on four hits, two walks and two hit batters. He struck out one. Ricky Ramirez and Blair Lasko each pitched two innings in relief. Ramirez allowed one hit and struck out one. Lasko allowed one hit and struck out three.
E-town wrapped up the Appy League West on Sunday.
GCL TWINS TAKES
GCL Twins vs GCL Rays - rained out
The two teams will play a doubleheader (hopefully) on Tuesday.
The magic number for the GCL Twins remains three.
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Pitcher of the Day – Bryan Sammons, Cedar Rapids
Hitter of the Day – Andy Wilkins, Chattanooga
TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester at Scranton/WB (6:05 CST) - LHP Hector Santiago (REHAB)
Chattanooga at Jackson (6:05 CST) - TBA
Fort Myers at St. Lucie (5:30 CST) - RHP Sean Poppen (2-2, 3.45 ERA)
Elizabethton at Kingsport (5:30 CST) - TBA
GCL Twins at GCL Rays (11:00 AM CST - doubleheader) - TBA
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Monday’s games.
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