YahooSports’ Jeff Passan reported that Byron Buxton will have an MRI on his reinjured wrist. The reports indicate that it is not considered serious, but the Twins are being very cautious.
It was also a full day of baseball in the Twins minor league system. If you missed it, check out A Mother’s Perspective, by Diane Plouffe, Trevor’s mom, as you celebrate your Mother’s Day.
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester 3, Toledo 6
Alex Meyer had a rough start, and the Red Wings bats struggled to score runs. The Red Wings had eight hits, nine walks and one hit batter. However, they were only able to manage three runs and lost for the sixth straight time.
Chris Herrmann went 3-5 with a double. He now is 6-9 in the two games since his return to the Red Wings. Deibinson Romero walked three times and was hit by a pitch. Pedro Florimon went 0-2 but he did walk two times. Oswaldo Arcia went 1-3 with a walk.
Meyer went just four innings. He gave up six runs (5 earned) on seven hits and three walks. He struck out two. Edgar Ibarra gave up two hits over two shutout innings. Deolis Guerra struck out two in two perfect innings.
ROCK CATS REVIEW
New Britain 7, Bowie 6
The Rock Cats brought out the power bats early and held on late for the win. The offense pounded out 16 hits including three home runs. Kennys Vargas went 3-5 with his seventh home run. Reynaldo Rodriguez went 3-5 with his fifth homer. Brandon Waring went 2-5 with his fourth homer. He drove in four runs. Kyle Knudson went 2-4 with a walk and his fourth double. Danny Ortiz went 2-5 with his seventh double. Tony Thomas also had two hits.
Virgil Vasquez made the start. He gave up four runs on four hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out seven. Jim Fuller gave up two runs on two hits in four innings. He struck out three without a walk. Cole Johnson came in for the ninth inning and recorded his second save. He gave up just one hit.
Jupiter 3, Ft. Myers 1
Jason Wheeler took the mound for the Miracle and went 6.2 innings. He gave up three runs on ten hits and two walks. He struck out three. Steven Gruver gave up one hit and struck out one in 1.1 innings. Brett Lee gave up a hit in his inning. It was his first appearance in May.
The Miracle managed just five hits in this game. Aderlin Mejia and Stuart Turner both went 1-2 with a walk.
Cedar Rapids 3, Wisconsin 6
Ryan Eades was back on the mound on Saturday and struggled. In just 2.2 innings, he gave up three runs on five hits and four walks. He also threw two wild pitches. He struck out just one. Derrick Penilla came on and gave up two runs on six hits in 3.2 innings. He struck out three and walked none. Yorman Landa walked one and struck out one in 1.2 scoreless, hitless innings.
Chad Christensen went 1-2 with two walks. He hit his sixth double and stole his ninth base of the season. Bryan Haar went 2-4 with his fourth double and two RBI. Tanner Vavra returned to the lineup and was hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance. He was 1-3.
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Deolis Guerra, Rochester Red Wings
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Kennys Vargas, New Britain Rock Cats
SUNDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester @ Toledo (1:00 CST) – Logan Darnell (Listen)
New Britain @ Bowie (1:05 CST) – Matt Summers (Listen)
Jupiter – No Game Scheduled
Cedar Rapids – No Game Scheduled
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