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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (8/3): Affiliates Swept!

Posted by Eric R Pleiss , 03 August 2015 · 1,095 views

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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (8/3): Affiliates Swept! David Price and the Blue Jays carved up the Twins on Monday afternoon, and to make matters worse, every affiliate in action on Monday night lost. All of the games were close, with only the Red Wings losing by more than one run, but outside of Elizabethton, there was not a lot of run scoring. Let's get to it.

Rochester Red Wings @ Gwinnett Braves
Box Score

The Red Wings struck first, a solo home run in the second inning off the bat of Xavier Avery, to put the Red Wings up 1-0. Unfortunately, Rochester had just four other hits the rest of the way. James Beresford, Danny Ortiz, Argenis Diaz and Chris Herrmann had the rest of the hits. Danny Ortiz was the only Red Wings player other than Avery to have an extra base hit, a double. Danny Santana and Oswaldo Arcia were both 0-4, but neither dude struck out, what are the odds?!

Jose Berrios pitched seven innings of three run baseball. He gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out four. Unfortunately he also gave up a pair of long balls, a solo shot in the fourth and a two run dinger in the sixth, both with two outs. Berrios was replaced by A.J. Achter, who pitched a 1-2-3 ninth, including a strike out.

Final: Red Wings 1, Braves 3
Chattanooga Lookouts @ Jackson Generals
Box Score

The Lookouts had OWNED the Generals this year, holding a 10-1 record against Jackson going into the Monday evening contest. It seemed like the Lookouts would bring that winning attitude again on Monday night, scoring a run in the top of the first on a Jorge Polanco solo home run, but that was the last run the Lookouts scored on Monday, and they recorded just five hits on the evening. No Lookout hitter had multiple hits, though both D.J. Hicks and Stephen Wickens reached safely twice, both 1-3 with a walk. Kennys Vargas was 0-4 with three strike outs. The big fella is hitting just .232 at AA, but he's still walking a fair amount so his OBP is still north of .350. He has 28 strike outs in 28 games, which doesn't seem like nearly enough, but he did have a nice stretch of games in the middle of July where he went four games in a row without any strike outs.

On the mound the Lookouts received a nice performance from D.J. Baxendale, who was saddled with a tough luck loss to fall to 4-3. Baxendale pitched seven innings and gave up just four hits and two runs. He walked one and struck out two. He threw just 85 pitches and sent down the side in the order in the seventh, but was not given a chance to pitch any deeper into the game. J.T. Chargois pitched a clean eighth inning in relief, recording three straight ground balls.

Final: Lookouts 1, Generals 2
Elizabethton Twins @ Johnson City Cardinals
Box Score

Down 9-3 in the top of the eighth inning, the E-Town Twins put up a five spot to crawl within one run, but could not score the tying run in the ninth and fell to 19-21 on the season. Leadoff hitter Jermain Palacios was 2-5 with a pair of doubles and a pair of RBIs and still could not claim to have the best night for the Twins. That honor goes to cleanup hitter Chris Paul, who was 2-5 with a double, a home run (of the two-run variety) and FOUR RBIs. A.J. Murray (2-5), and Brad Hartong (2-4) also had multi-hit nights for the Twins.

Twins starter Miles Nordgren gave up three runs on eight hits over five innings before giving way to Nate Gercken. Gercken gave up six runs, all earned, in two innings, incuding a pair of Cardinals home runs. Kuo Hua Lo pitched the eighth, facing the minimum and picking up a strike out to boot.

Final: Twins 8, Cardinals 9

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Hitter of the Day - Chris Paul, Elizabethton Twins
Pitcher of the Day - D.J. Baxendale, Chattanooga Lookouts


Rochester @ Gwinnett - Michael Bowden (7-3, 2.27) vs. Sugar Ray Marimon

Chattanooga @ Jackson - Jason Wheeler (2-2, 3.38) vs. TBD

St. Lucie @ Fort Myers - TBD vs. TBD (Chih-Wei Hu's rotation spot)

Dayton @ Cedar Rapids - Tejay Antone vs. Keaton Steele (2-3, 3.88)

Elizabethton @ Johnson City - Andro Cutura (2-1, 1.03) vs. Ramon Santos

Gulf Coast @ Orioles (Double Header) - TBD vs. TBD, TBD vs. TBD