A slow start in Double-A had suddenly become a distant memory. Miguel Sano was on fire, enjoying his best stretch in what has been an incredible season. Over the course of five days, he had collected nine hits -- including two doubles and four homers -- with five walks and 10 RBI. In less than week's time, the top prospect had raised his OPS in New Britain from .738 to .895.
Following this blistering hot streak, Sano rightfully became the center of discussion
ROCHESTER 14, NORFOLK 3
Deibinson Romero and Chris Parmelee led the offense tonight, each homering. Eduardo Escobar delivered 2 doubles. The Red Wings offense delivered 14 total hits. A good night!
Virgil Vasquez turned in a quality start, going 6 innings and giving up 2 runs on 4 hits, striking out 4 and walking 1. Shairon Martis went the other 3 innings, giving up a run on 2 hits.
Here's the link to the box score.
NEW BRITAIN 9, READING 3
Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins' options at the trade deadline, Miguel Sano's benching at Double-A, Justin Morneau's place in team history, what to make of Samuel Deduno (again), Mike Pelfrey and Kevin Correia going in opposite directions, the light rail pub crawl/Twins game on September 14, Joe Mauer's paternity leave, and answering mailbag questions from listeners.
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Daydream Disbeliever (Twins 2 Mariners 8 – Game 98)
The Twins got knocked out early in this game, but everybody played nine innings anyway.
During my little league tour of duty, I spent most of time at whichever part of the outfield they felt saved me from embarrassing attempts at fielding fly balls. If I was lucky and the ball stayed far away from my glove, I had nothing to do but daydream away until I was forced to humiliate myself at the plate.
"Bocaton" is Miguel Sano's nickname.
It means "Big Mouth."
[Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]
The biggest Twins story this past week hasn't been the team's resurgence toward
Updated 07-28-2013 at 02:00 PM by Twins Fan From Afar
Celebrating the affiliation agreement with the Minnesota Twins has been pretty much an “all season long” thing for the Cedar Rapids Kernels and their fans, but this weekend was the official Twins Weekend event in Cedar Rapids.
Guests of honor have included all-time Twins great Tony Oliva, Twins organist Sue Nelson and mascot TC Bear. All three made appearances at the Kernels’ game with visiting Peoria on Friday night.
Oliva signed autographs for a long line of fans
On Saturday, Nick Blackburn was played on the Rochester Disabled list with an inflamed knee, and Virgil Vasquez will make the start for him on Sunday. On the field, there some good starts and a couple of not-so-good starts. A couple of affiliates came from behind to get wins. Kennys Vargas powered the Miracle to a win. Elizabethton doubled their pleasure against Johnson City.
Check out what else happened in the Twins Minor League system on Saturday night:
Rochester 4, Norfolk