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    Kyle Gibson was back on the mound for the Minnesota Twins in Tampa on Tuesday night. On Tuesday afternoon, Michael Tonkin got the news he was promoted to the Twins as lefty Caleb Thielbar went on the bereavement list. Best wishes to the Thielbar family. It was also a tough day for a couple Twins minor leaguers. Kaleb Merck (Kernels) and Luis Nunez (E-Twins) were both given their releases by the Twins. At the same time, one of the Twins high draftees made his professional debut. And, Iím sure youíll be shocked, Chris Colabello makes an appearance in this report after another big game.

    Rochester 7, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 8
    Box Score

    On Tuesday afternoon, the Red Wings fell behind and tried to come back, but they came up one run short. Pedro Hernandez gave up seven runs on ten hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five. Michael Tonkin gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless inning. Shairon Martis went the final 1.2 innings. He gave up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out two.

    Chris Colabello again was the hitting star. He went 3-4 with his 22nd homer, tying Miguel Sano for the organizational lead. James Beresford was also 3-4 with his first stolen base. He is now hitting .323 in 21 games with the Red Wings after hitting .316 in New Britain earlier in the season. Ray Olmedo hit his 10th double and his first home run in the game. Eric Farris also had two hits.



    New Britain


    The Rock Cats and the rest of the Eastern League are currently on their All-Star break.

    Ft. Myers 5, Jupiter 2

    Box Score

    Tyler Duffey won his second consecutive start. He gave up two runs on five hits and a walk in six innings, striking out five out. Jose Gonzalez came on and worked two scoreless innings. He gave up two hits, walked two and struck out four. Corey Williams gave up a hit and struck out one to record his 10th save.

    Lance Ray went 2-3 with his first home run of the season. Last year he hit thirteen for the Miracle and sixteen for Beloit two years ago. He was in only his 22nd game with the Miracle this year because he has been hurt. Byron Buxton was 1-3 with a triple and his second stolen base. Stephen Wickens was 1-3 with his fourth and fifth stolen bases. Kennys Vargas hit his 25th double.

    Cedar Rapids


    The Kernels had a scheduled off day.

    Elizabethton 4, Burlington 5

    Box Score

    The Elizabethton Twins came up a run short in this loss. Rory Rhodes went 2-5 with his seventh double. Ryan Walker was 2-4 with his second double. Bryan Haar added two hits. Dereck Rodriguez went 1-1 with two walks and his first home run of the season.

    Tanner Mendonca made the start. He gave up two runs on three hits in four innings, walking four and striking out two. Tim Shibuya came on and gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits over three innings. He walked two and struck out four. Twins 2013 second-round pick Ryan Eades made his professional debut in the seventh inning. He worked one inning and gave up two hits, but no runs and he struck out one. Kuo Hua Lo struck out two in his perfect inning of relief.

    GCL Twins 2, GCL Rays 3

    Box Score

    The GCL Twins had a couple good offensive performances, but were unable to plate enough runs to overcome the Rays. Zach Larson went 2-2 with two walks, his third double and his third stolen base. Jason Kanzler went 1-2 with three walks, his first home run and his third stolen base.

    Fernando Romero started and gave up two runs in four innings. He allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three. Dan Sattler continues his road to recovery. He struck out two in two scoreless innings. Leonel Zazueta gave up one run on three hits and a walk in 2.1 innings. He struck out three. Miguel Gonzalez came on and got one out.


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    This article was originally published in blog: Twins Minor League Report (7/9): Eades Debuts started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Seth- Any word on Beresford's chances for getting a September call-up? His is yet another great story in the organization of a hard-working over-achiever who, against the odds, has to be earning management's respect and consideration. While I'm not counting on his being a big bat on the Twins, I know you've labeled him as sure-handed in the field, would you say he's MI major-league-ready?.... And/or comparable to anyone else currently on the ML roster? Project as a quality utility guy just down the road? Become throw-in trade bait- or force someone else to become considered for trade bait?
    1. roger's Avatar
      roger -
      Seth, Isn't Zach Larson the kid that the Twins took last year in the mid rounds then went well over the $100,000 maximum to sign so he wouldn't go to college? I know he is a Florida kid, do you remember where he was going to college?
    1. drjim's Avatar
      drjim -
      Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
      Seth- Any word on Beresford's chances for getting a September call-up? His is yet another great story in the organization of a hard-working over-achiever who, against the odds, has to be earning management's respect and consideration. While I'm not counting on his being a big bat on the Twins, I know you've labeled him as sure-handed in the field, would you say he's MI major-league-ready?.... And/or comparable to anyone else currently on the ML roster? Project as a quality utility guy just down the road? Become throw-in trade bait- or force someone else to become considered for trade bait?
      Carroll will almost certainly be off the roster one way or another before September. He would be a reasonable candidate to replace him.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Larson was the 20th round pick a year ago. He was committed to State College of Florida. The Twins signed him late for well over the $100,000 max when they had some extra money under their allotment.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Regarding Beresford, I have been very impressed with him since the first time I saw him in person in Beloit in 2010. He's smooth with the glove. I think he can handle both middle infield positions. Good range. Good arm. Those that have been around awhile know that the only issue with him was that he was rail-thin and had no power. He has worked really hard over the last 2-3 years and has now added some weight. He was a minor league free agent after last season, but he stayed. He's been around a long time and yet, he's still young (24, I believe). He's never going to hit for a lot of power, but he takes good at bats and it would be cool to see him get a chance. I don't know, but I'd think he could be just as good as Florimon with better ability to make contact (I understand that's not a great compliment, but I just mean it in that I'd like to see him get an opportunity).
    1. howieramone's Avatar
      howieramone -
      I agree with you Seth. One of the few positive things about our being in position to give almost endless auditions is it gives the long time minor leaguers a chance to play on the big stage. I'd like to see him play.
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