Winter just does not want to go away. Much of the state of Minnesota woke up to cold and even snow on Wednesday. The weather has been difficult around the country. New Britain was weathered out. The Minnesota Twins game on Wednesday night against the Blue Jays was postponed. They will play their regularly scheduled game at 12:10 on Thursday and then the makeup game at 6:10.
When there is a doubleheader, teams are able to add a 26th
player. The Twins will promote the recently acquired Eduardo Nunez. In his week with Rochester, he has played shortstop, third base, right field and DH.
Here is a look at what happened in the Twins farm system on Wednesday:
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 6, Pawtucket 7
I think it’s fair to say that things have not gone terribly well for Scott Diamond in 2014. He lost the fifth starter ‘battle’ to Kyle Gibson and was DFA'ed. He went unclaimed. He agreed to pitch for Rochester. And then the season started. His first two starts were bad. In his third start, he went four innings and was charged with seven earned runs on 11 hits. He walked two and struck out four. His ERA in three starts is now 15.00.
Fortunately, the Red Wings got five shutout innings from their bullpen. Deolis Guerra gave up two hits and a walk over two scoreless innings. Matt Hoffman gave up three hits and got five outs. Ryan Pressly gave up one hit over the final 1.1 innings.
The Red Wings hitters attempted to come back but ended up just short. Wilkin Ramiez went 3-4 with a walk and a double. Dan Rohlfing went 3-5 with a double and two RBI. Eduardo Nunez went 2-5 and stole a base. Eric Farris also had two hits.
ROCK CATS REVIEW
New Britain, New Hampshire
This game was postponed due to poor weather conditions.
Ft. Myers 6, Charlotte 5
Down 4-2 after seven innings on Wednesday morning, the Miracle put up four runs in the top of the eighth frame and held on for a 6-5 win. Max Kepler led the way, going 2-4 with a triple. Adam Walker had a double and drove in two runs. Travis Harrison is now hitting .310 after going 2-4 and driving in the game-tying run in the 8th
. Jonathan Murphy gave the Miracle a 6-4 lead with a two-run single. AJ Pettersen also went 2-4 in the game.
Tyler Duffey was charged with four runs on nine hits and two walks in 4.1 innings. He struck out two. Steven Gruver settled things down. The lefty gave up two hits and a walk but no runs over 2.2 innings in relief. Brian Gilbert recorded his second save. He gave up a run in the eighth that cut the lead to one, but pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
Cedar Rapids 2, South Bend 4
Ethan Mildren made his first start for the Kernels. The 2013 draft pick gave up two runs on six hits. In five innings, he struck out five without walking a batter. Yorman Landa came on and was charged with two runs on five hits in two innings. He struck out two and also hit a batter. Alex Muren walked one over two scoreless innings.
The Kernels had just seven hits in the game. Jason Kanzler had a triple. Engelb Vielma and Zack Larson each doubles. It was Larson’s seventh double already.
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Steven Gruver, Ft. Myers Miracle
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Dan Rohlfing, Rochester Red Wings
THURSDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Pawtucket @ Rochester (Doubleheader: 12:05 CST) – Logan Darnell, Yohan Pino (Listen
Portland @ New Britain (5:35 CST) – DJ Baxendale (Listen
St. Lucie @ Ft. Myers (6:05 CST) – Brett Lee (Listen
West Michigan @ Cedar Rapids (6:35 CST) – Randy Rosario (Listen
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss the Wednesday games.