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  • Thursday's Minor League Round-up

    The Twins were off today, but they did make a roster move: Chris Parmelee will be recalled in time for the Chicago Cubs series and Cole De Vries will be headed back to Rochester.

    Also in Rochester: Anthony Slama was placed on the 7-day D.L. Both Samuel Deduno and Brian Dinkelman were activated. Steve Hirschfeld was transferred back to New Britain.

    In other news, Jason Marquis made his Padres debut and went six innings. He allowed nine hits, four runs (two earned) and a walk. He struck out six.

    As you're reading Twins Daily today, be sure to listen to Thursday night's Twins Minor League Weekly. Let’s check on the minor leagues on this Thursday night:

    ROCHESTER 2, NORFOLK 1 (13 innings)
    Box score

    Matt Carson’s walk-off single in the 13th inning ended a four hour and eighteen minute game. It was Carson’s lone hit in five at bats. Nishi and J.R. Towles both had two hits, including a double each. Pedro Florimon and Ray Chang each added two singles. Danny Valencia, who DH’d today, went 1-for-6.

    Luke French struck out six in 5 2/3 innings. Kyle Waldrop came in with two runners on in the sixth and allowed one of French’s runners to score. Casey Fien, Lester Oliveros, Deolis Guerra and Tyler Robertson combined to pitch six scoreless innings. They struck out five while allowing four hits and two walks.

    The Red Wings faced both Pat Neshek and J.C. Romero in the game.

    Box score

    The Rockcats dropped their fifth straight and were only able to scratch out three hits. Chris Herrmann, batting leadoff, went 0-for-2, but walked twice. Aaron Hicks, Matt Rizzotti (double) and Chris Colabello (double) accounted for all the team’s hits.

    Logan Darnell pitched pretty well. He was two outs short of seven innings, allowing seven hits, two runs and four walks. He struck out two.

    Caleb Thielbar came in with one out and the bases loaded. He induced a ground-ball double play. He then pitched a perfect eighth, striking out one.


    Today’s doubleheader was postponed due to rain and unplayable field conditions. So Wednesday’s suspended game will be resumed tomorrow and a seven-inning game will follow.

    Box score

    The Snappers ended a three-game skid by beating Burlington 4-3. Eddie Rosario led the way going 3-for-4. He had a double and two runs scored. He also knocked in a run. He’s upped his batting average to .304. While the “promote the superstar” discussion has died down, maybe it shouldn’t have… but maybe we were talking about the wrong guy…?

    No other hitter contributed more than one hit. Miguel Sano went 1-for-4. He did strike out twice; but, on a positive note, didn’t commit any errors.

    Matt Summers pitched a solid game despite getting a no-decision. He went six innings. He allowed five hits, three runs (all earned), two walks and struck out two. A.J Achter got three outs, walking one. Clint Dempster allowed a hit in two-thirds of an innings. Michael Tonkin, who has got to be nearing a promotion, struck out all four batters he faced to pick up his fourth save.

    Players of the Day for Thursday, June 7, 2012

    Hitters of the Day – Eddie Rosario

    Pitcher of the Day – Red Wings Bullpen

    A Look Ahead – Friday, June 8, 2012 Schedule

    Rochester vs Norfolk – RHP Esmerling Vasquez (3-3, 3.99)

    New Britain at Erie – No starter announced

    Ft. Myers at Tampa– RHP Marty Popham (3-2, 5.63)

    Beloit at Burlington – LHP Steven Gruver (4-4, 3.23)

    If you have any questions on the Twins minor league system, players, teams, etc., leave them in the Comments and we’ll try to answer them! Comments also welcome.
    This article was originally published in blog: Thursday's Minor League Round-up started by Jeremy Nygaard
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
      YourHouseIsMyHouse -
      I've been thinking about a Rosario promotion for a while now as well. My only complaints are his baserunning and fielding this year. It would be pretty cool to have him play alongside Arcia.
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      "Yeah, my name's Eddie Rosario . . . and I know where I was drafted and I know where Byron Buxton was drafted, and I know so many of you think that he is a better prospect . . . but here it is . . . I am currently the best all-around hitting prospect in the Twins organization. And I am trying to play second base."
    1. Mr. Ed's Avatar
      Mr. Ed -
      Mr. Tonkin continues to improve. Also a promotion candidate.

      41Ks in 33.1IP , 29H .232 BAA 1.96 ERA. 1 HR allowed, 9 BB
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      My opinions...

      YHIMH - Arcia will be in NB before long; Rosario and Sano will be moved together (and probably slowly).

      Shane - I agree with almost everything you're saying, but Buxton's ceiling is higher, so he's my #2. Rosario has definitely helped his prospect-standing, so I bet we see him in the 50s on major prospect lists over the winter.

      Mr. Ed - If any pitching draftees are moved to Beloit's pen, I think Tonkin and Achter both move up. The problem is the cluster of pitchers on FM's DL... where do all those pitchers go when healthy?
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      I can normally understand why certain players are kept at a lower level, but for the life of me, I don't understand why Michael Tonkin is still in Beloit. Makes no sense to me.
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      Yeah, Tonkin is dominating.
    1. jtrinaldi's Avatar
      jtrinaldi -
      I remember when people wanted Hicks and Morales to get moved up together..this is a similar case. Sano just isnt hitting consistently while Rosario is. Sano is a year younger than Rosario. I think Rosario is almost ready to go up.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      I don't think it's a matter of us "wanting" them to move together. It's the reality.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      I would agree that Rosario is pretty close to ready for a promotion. I would disagree that Sano is pretty close to a promotion.
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