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Twins Minor League Report (8/7):

Posted by Eric R Pleiss , 08 August 2014 · 1,037 views

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The Twins managed just three hits against the Oakland Athletics and Jon Lester and lost the game by a score of 3-0. It will not be much easier for the Twins on Friday night as they face Scott Kazmir and his 2.53 ERA.

Down in the Minor Leagues, things went a little better for the organization.

Red Wings Report
Rochester 7, Indianapolis 0

Sean Gilmartin picked up his second win at AAA to move his record to 2-3 with six scoreless innings against the Indianapolis Indians. Gilmartin gave up only three hits while he walked two and struck out five. His ERA is now 3.57. Lester Oliveros pitched the seventh and eighth without giving up a hit or a walk, and stuck out three. Deolis Guerra finished the game and stuck out two in the ninth. The Red Wings held the Indians to just 3-30 hitting with two walks and ten strike outs.

The Red Wings pulled out to an early 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning and cruised to victory. James Beresford was a big catalyst for the Red Wings, he finished the night 3-5 with a double and two runs scored. Daniel Ortiz was 2-3 with two runs scored, a home run, three RBI and a walk. Josmil Pinto was 1-2 with a walk, a double, and an RBI.

Rock Cats Review
New Britain 1, Akron 3

Tyler Duffey pitched 7.1 innings and gave up three runs on four hits. He struck out five and walked one. Unfortunately the Rock Cats could only manage one run and Duffey took the loss; he's now 8-3 with a 3.80 ERA. Edgar Ibarra pitched two thirds of an inning and walked two.

The Rock Cats actually out hit the Akron RubberDucks 6-4, but the Rock Cats did not receive any support from the bottom of the lineup as the 7-8-9 hitters went 0-9. Jorge Polanco was 2-4 with a strike out, the only Rock Cats player with multiple hits. Brandon Waring was 1-3 with the Cats' only extra base hit of the night, a double.

Miracle Matters
Fort Myers 6, St. Lucie 2

The Ethan Mildren FanClub has reason to be excited as Mildren picked up his second win at High-A with six innings of two run baseball. Mildren gave up just four hits, but two of them were solo home runs. Alex Muren earned a hold with a scoreless seventh inning. He walked two and stuck out one, so it was a little bit of a bumpy ride. Tyler Jones pitched a scoreless eighth, and D.J. Johnson did the same in the ninth.

Levi Michael continues to play well, he was 2-4 with a run scored, a walk, and two RBI leading off for the Miracle. Byron Buxton was 1-5 (infield single) with a run scored and two strike outs. He's hitting just .236 for the Miracle. Adam Brett Walker II hit his Florida State League leading 23rd home run of the year, a solo shot in the eighth. Aderlin Mejia and Niko Goodrum each added two hits with 2-4 performances.

Kernels Nuggets
Kane County 3, Cedar Rapids 4 (11 innings)

The Kernels took an early lead in the bottom of the second, but Mat Batts ran into some trouble and left after six down 3-2. Batts gave up five hits, three runs (two earned), walked no one, and struck out eight. His ERA is 2.45. Jared Wilson pitched the seventh and eighth without giving up a hit or a walk and he recorded a strike out. Jake Reed pitched two scoreless innings as well, to take the Kernels through the tenth. Reed gave up just one hit and struck out four. Dallas Gallant pitched a scoreless eleventh and picked up the win when the Kernels scored in the bottom of the inning.

Mitch Garver and Engelb Vielma both had 3-4 nights and they each hit a double. Engelb Vielma led off the 10th with a double, but could not come around to score. Garver's double also came in extra innings, to lead off the 11th inning. He was lifted for pitch runner Jon Murphy who raced around to score when Bryan Haar doubled to left field, winning the game for the Kernels.

E-Town E-Notes
Danville 0, Elizabethton 12

The Elizabethton Twins had their bats working early, and had a 9-0 lead by the end of the fifth inning, adding three more in the bottom of the seventh. Every E-Twon hitter except leadoff man Jeremias Pineda had two hits, and Nick Gordon (3-6), Tanner English (3-5) and Jorge Fernandez (4-5) did even better than that. Gordon added a triple and three RBIs to his three hits. English had a double and two RBIs, and Fernandez had a triple, and three RBIs of his own.

The pitching staff held their own as well, giving up just five hits and two walks while they stuck out 13 Daville Braves hitters. John Curtiss started, went five innings, struck out eight and left turned the game over to the bullpen. Kuo Hua Lo pitched two hitless innings, he struck out three and walked none. Samuel Clay mopped up the final two innings of the night, he gave up a lone hit and stuck out a pair.

GCL Twins Takes
GCL Twins 5, GCL Orioles 6

Despite two runs in the top of the ninth, and four errors from the GCL Orioles, the GCL Twins fell to the GCL Orioles 5-6. The Twins received a nice performance from their starter Brandon Easter who went five innings, gave up two runs (one earned), struck out six and walked two. Callan Pearce gave up four earned runs in the bottom of the sixth and picked up the loss. He also pitched a scoreless seventh. Zack Jones pitched the eight inning, he struck out the side and scattered a hit and a walk.

Rainis Silva was 2-4, the only Twins player with two or more hits. Amaurys Minier was just 1-5 but he made it count with a two-run home run. No other player had an extra base hit for the Twins on a pretty quiet night in the batters box.

DSL Twins Takes
DSL Padres 3, DSL Twins 4

Jose Ramirez gave up two earned runs over five innings, scattering three hits to go along with a walk and six strike outs. He turned the game over to Jose Martinez with a 3-2 lead. Martinez would lose the lead in the top of the seventh, but the DSL Twins retook the lead in the bottom of the seventh, so Martinez earns the win and a blown save. Martinez pitched the final four innings, he gave up two hits, a run, and struck out one batter.

The DSL Twins and the DSL Orioles combined for seven runs on just six hits, three hitsfor each team. The only Twins players with hits last night were Jorge Andrade (1-2 with a walk and two runs scored), Luis Martinez (1-3 with a walk and an RBI), and Lewin Diaz (1-3 with a double and two RBI).

Twins Daily Minor League Hitter and Pitcher of the Day
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day - Nick Gordon, Elizabethton Twins
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Ethan Mildren, Fort Myers Miracle

Friday's Probables
Rochester @ Indianapolis (6:15 C) - Mark Hamburger (Listen)
New Britain @ Erie (6:05 C) – Pat Dean (Listen)
Ft. Myers @ St. Lucie (5:30 C)– Brett Lee (Listen)
Kane County @ Cedar Rapids (6:35 C) - Stephen Gonsalves (Listen)
Danville @ Elizabethton (6:00 C) - TBD
GCL Orioles @ GCL Twis (11:00am C) – TBD
DSL Twins @ DSL Padres (9:30am C) – TBD

Paul Pleiss
Aug 08 2014 05:17 AM

What does any of this mean?


Should I be getting excited about Gilmartin or Guerra?


Of all the guys who saw action on the mound on the 7th, who should I be most excited about?


What about the offensive players? Anyone doing anything recently that I should take note of?

Eric R Pleiss
Aug 08 2014 05:27 AM
To be honest, there isn't a single player in the Minor Leagues that I'm excited about. But I am really enjoying this Twins team, especially that Yohan Pino and Jared Burton.