Twins Minor League Report (8/3): Brusdar Cruises, Severino Soars
Image courtesy of Image courtesy of Seth Stohs, Twins Daily (photo of Yunior Severino)TRANSACTIONS
Claimed RHP Oliver Drake
Claimed INF Johnny Field
Rochester Red Wings
C Juan Graterol reinstated from DL
RHP D.J. Baxendale placed on DL
RED WINGS REPORT
Pawtucket 7, Rochester 4
Stephen Gonsalves was the starter for this one, but Nick Anderson played the role of opener. Gonsalves was tasked with coming in needing to get the final out of the second inning, and threw five and one-third innings. He allowed two earned runs on five hits while walking three and striking out a like number.
Pawtucket got out to a 2-0 lead that was wiped away in the fourth inning. Willians Astudillo crushed his 11th homer of the year, and brought both Taylor Motter and Tyler Austin to the plate with him. Motter then walked with the bases loaded in the seventh inning to push the lead out to 4-2.
Pawtucket chipped away, adding runs in both the 7th and 8th innings. Recently signed big league veteran Brandon Phillips took Tyler Duffey deep for a three-run bomb to walk it off.
Rochester can exact revenge tomorrow night in game two of the series.
Chattanooga 6, Mississippi 1
Dietrich Enns got the start in this one for the Lookouts, and thanks to five strong innings of one-run baseball, he picked up his first win of the season for the Lookouts. Recently promoted Tyler Wells piggybacked Enns in this one, and he was able to pick up a save in his Double-A debut. Working four hitless innings Wells recorded seven strikeouts and allowed no hits and just two walks.
Chattanooga got on the board first thanks to Tanner English’s 15th double of the season. Plating Jaylin Davis and Jordan Gore, the Lookouts led 2-0 in the second. Newly acquired Luke Raley got Chattanooga going in the third, as he launched his first homer in his new organization. The two-run shot scored Brent Rooker as well. Davis then did some damage of his own, recording his ninth double of the season and pushing Chris Paul across the plate. After three, it was a 5-0 Chattanooga lead.
In the seventh Davis recorded another RBI on a single that scored Raley. The 6-1 lead would hold up the rest of the way, and wound up being the final tally as well. Having taken the first two games of the series, Chattanooga will look to keep things rolling tomorrow night in game three of the five game set.
Fort Myers 7, Florida 1
Brusdar Graterol took the ball in this one, and he did not give it up for six innings. Allowing just one unearned run on five hits, the Twins stud pitching prospect fanned five and walked none.
After heading into their first raps trailing by a run, the Miracle got their own bats going. Royce Lewis led off with a walk, made second on a walk to Ernie De La Trinidad, stole third and then came across to score following a throwing error on the play at third. Alex Kirilloff made sure to get in on the action as well. His double to left field scored De La Trinidad and the Miracle had their first lead of the ballgame.
The score sat at 2-1 all the way until the seventh inning. Robbie Rinn drove in both Ryan Costello and Travis Blankenhorn on his single past the shortstop. With a 4-1 lead, Fort Myers wasn’t quite done. In the eighth, De La Trinidad picked up his first double allowing Lewis to tally the fifth run. Ryan Costello then picked up his first Florida State League homer, and did so with Taylor Grzelakowski on base. Up 7-1, that’s where this one ended.
These two teams will meet again tomorrow evening for game two of the three game series.
Peoria 5, Cedar Rapids 1
Starting for the Kernels tonight was Twins pitching prospect Blayne Enlow. He made it to one out into the sixth inning, and allowed five earned runs on nine hits. Across his 74 pitches, Enlow was able to get three strikeouts while just walking one.
Scoring was tough to come by early on in this one as neither team got on the board until the fourth inning. Ryan Jeffers notched his sixth double, driving in Jose Miranda for Cedar Rapids. That sixth inning run was the Kernels' first of the contest, and had them down 2-1. That was all the offense the club could muster however, generating just five hits on the evening.
The bats will look to wake up a bit more this weekend as Cedar Rapids returns home to host Beloit.
Elizabethton 7, Pulaski 6
Andrew Cabezas was on the mount for the E-Twins in this one, and both teams did plenty of damage at the plate. Scoring a combined 13 runs on 18 hits, the lineups had their way with opposing pitchers this evening.
Right away in the first inning, Yunior Severino got things going with a solo shot, his fourth of the year. In the second, Jared Akins extended the lead with a sac fly to score Gilberto Celestino. Continuing their trend, Elizabethton added two more in the third thanks to an RBI single from Trevor Larnach and an RBI single from Celestino.
After giving up a run in the bottom half of the third, Elizabethton got it right back on a Severino RBI single in the fourth. Now leading 5-1, the cushion was starting to grow. Pulaski battled back however, and they tied the game at five in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Robert Molina picked up his first home run of 2018; a two-run shot, to give the away team a 7-5 lead in the eighth. Pulaski got one back in the bottom half, but Zach Neff was able to slam the door to pick up his fourth save.
Game two of this three game set will take place tomorrow night.
GCL TWINS TAKES
GCL Twins 8, GCL Red Sox 0
With 10 hits on the day, eight of the nine starters for the Twins recorded a base hit. Christian Cavaness launched his first homer of the season, and Kidany Silva’s fifth double was the only other extra-base hit on the day. The GCL Twins tallied eight runs split between the second and third innings of this one and never looked back.
These two teams will switch home fields and do it again tomorrow.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day: Brusdar Graterol 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day: Yunior Severino 3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR(4)
TOP PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed
1. Royce Lewis (FM): 1-2, 2 R, 3 BB, 2 SB
2. Alex Kirilloff (FM): 1-5, RBI, 2B
3. Brusdar Graterol (FM): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
4. Nick Gordon (ROC): 0-4, 2 K
5. Stephen Gonsalves (ROC): 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
6. Trevor Larnach (ET): 1-5, RBI
7. Brent Rooker (CHAT): 0-2, R, 2 BB
8. Akil Baddoo (CR): 1-4, K
11. Blayne Enlow (CR): 5.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
13. Travis Blankenhorn (FM): 1-4, R, BB
16. Yunior Severino (ET): 3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR(4)
18. Ryan Jeffers (CR): 2-2, RBI, 2 BB, 2B
19. Jacob Pearson (CR): 0-3, BB
SATURDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester at Pawtuckett, 5:15 pm CT: Kohl Stewart (0-3, 3.60 ERA)
Chattanooga vs. Mississippi, 6:15 pm CT: Omar Bencomo (6-5, 3.90 ERA)
Fort Myers vs. Florida, 5:00 pm CT: Andro Cutura (3-6, 4.89 ERA)
Cedar Rapids vs Beloit 6:35 pm CT: Jordan Balazovic (5-2, 3.74 ERA)
Elizabethton at Pulaski, 6:00 pm CT: Carlos Suniaga (1-1, 6.30 ERA)
GCL Twins at GCL Red Sox, 10:00 am CT: TBD
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss the games.
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