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Thursday's Minor League Round-up

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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.

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.

NEW BRITAIN 1, AKRON 2
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.

FT. MYERS vs TAMPA

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.

BELOIT 4, BURLINGTON 3
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.

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Players of the Day for Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pitcher of the Day – Red Wings Bullpen
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Hitters of the Day – Eddie Rosario
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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)

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