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    Drew Butera is hitting .350 and the Twins just swept the Tigers!! All is good in Twins Territory now, right? Well, maybe not, but there are starting to be some signs of positive. Justin Morneau went opposite field for a home run, one of his two hits. Trevor Plouffe homered for the second straight game. Brian Dozier is inching up on .300. PJ Walters was terrific through four scoreless innings, but between the fifth and sixth innings, he gave up three solo home runs to cut the Twins lead to 4-3. But Francisco Liriano, Glen Perkins and Matt Capps got the final eight outs to secure back-to-back wins!

    Listen to Thursdayís Twins Minor League Weekly. Tim Shibuya (RHP Beloit Snappers) was a guest of the show and that was followed by answering your Twitter questions.

    Here is a look at the Twins minor league scores and highlights from Thursday:

    ROCHESTER 2, LOUISVILLE 4 (11 innings)

    Not much offense for the Red Wings in this game. Danny Valencia had two hits including his first home run. He drove in both of the teamís runs. Chris Parmelee made his Red Wings debut. He was 0-2, but he walked three times.

    Daryl Thompson started and gave up two runs on six hits. In five innings pitched, he walked two and struck out six. Deolis Guerra worked three perfect innings. Anthony Slama gave up two hits and a walk, but struck out three, in 1.1 scoreless innings. Tyler Robertson issued a walk and got one out. Casey Fien ends up with the loss. He got out of the tenth, but gave up two runs in the 11th inning.

    NEW BRITAIN 1, NEW HAMPSHIRE 3

    David Brombergís 20 inning consecutive scoreless innings streak came to an end in this game. The right-hander has been pitching very well of late. In this game, he went a season-long 6.2 innings. He gave up three runs on nine hits and two walks. Luis Perdomo got the next four ours. Brad Thompson made his Twins organization debut, working a scoreless inning and striking out two batters in his return from Tommy John surgery a year ago.

    Joe Benson was in the lead-off spot and went 2-3 with a walk and the lone RBI. Estarlin de Los Santos had a single and a walk.

    FT. MYERS 4, BREVARD COUNTY 5 (10 innings)

    Marty Popham got the start and gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.1 innings. He struck out two. Nelvin Fuentes was perfect through two innings. Bruce Pugh was perfect for 1.2 innings, but he then gave up three straight hits and a run in the 10th to take the loss.

    Oswaldo Arcia went 3-5 with his ninth double. Danny Ortiz hit his first FSL double.

    Twins Daily learned on Thursday that RHP Adrian Salcedo is going to have (or has had) an MRI on his elbow. Hopefully we get good news on this situation.

    BELOIT 7, QUAD CITIES 3

    Matt Summers continues to pitch well. He improved to 4-2 with six solid innings on Thursday. He gave up two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three. Corey Williams gave up a run (solo home run) on three hits in two innings. AJ Achter pitched a scoreless ninth frame.

    Jhonathan Goncalves went 3-4 with his first home run. Matt Koch went 3-4 with his seventh double and his second home run (in back-to-back games). Kyle Knudson was 2-4. Adam Bryant was 2-4 with his fifth double. Wang-Wei Lin got the Snappers on the scoreboard with his first home run of the season.

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    Players of the Day for Thursday, May 17, 2012


    Pitcher of the Day Ė Deolis Guerra


    Hitter of the Day Ė Matt Koch


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    A Look Ahead Ė Friday, May 18, 2012 Schedule

    Rochester vs Syracuse Ė RHP Liam Hendriks
    New Britain @ Reading Ė RHP BJ Hermsen
    Ft. Myers @ Brevard County Ė LHP Pat Dean
    Beloit vs Quad Cities Ė LHP Matt Tomshaw

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    If you have any questions or comments on the Twins minor league system, players, teams, etc., leave them in the Comments and Iíll try to answer them!
    This article was originally published in blog: Thursday Night Lights started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. wagwan's Avatar
      wagwan -
      This has become my favorite part of Twins Daily Thanks Seth!
    1. scottz's Avatar
      scottz -
      Quote Originally Posted by wagwan View Post
      This has become my favorite part of Twins Daily Thanks Seth!
      I'm going to second this. I really enjoy reading these. Thank you!
    1. James's Avatar
      James -
      Quote Originally Posted by wagwan View Post
      This has become my favorite part of Twins Daily Thanks Seth!
      I've been really enjoying these as well. Keep up the good work.
    1. DJSim22's Avatar
      DJSim22 -
      Let me be the third to say I really enjoy these. Thanks Seth!
    1. Montecore's Avatar
      Montecore -
      Gardenhire's still around. That stink wafts over the good things.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Thank you all... the best thing is that is's a way to let people know what's going on in the Twins system, starting learning some of the names, etc.
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      jimbo92107 -
      Plouffe finally got all that shaggy hair out of the way. Now he can see the ball better, and he can start saving money on shampoo!
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