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Twins Minor League Report (6/11): More Woes for Worley

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Rain was the winner of the day for two Twins affiliates. The much-anticipated AA debut of Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario will have to wait another day. Things continued to get much tighter atop the Midwest Leagues Western Division standings as Beloit won for the eighth straight game. Were the Cedar Rapids Kernels able to keep up?

We are starting to hear about the Twins signing some of their draft picks and likely several more will sign by the end of the week. The short-season teams are soon starting. Within a week, several players will be making the drive to Elizabethton. The unfortunate side of all of the new players in the organization is that room needs to be made for them. On Tuesday, three Twins minor leaguers were given there releases.

According to a Twins source, the Twins released catchers Brian Compton and Kelly Cross, along with pitcher Travis Huber.

With that, check out what happened in the Twins minor league system on Tuesday:

Rochester Red Wings 5, Toledo Mudhens 9

Box Score

In his first start for the Red Wings, Vance Worley threw a complete game shutout. In three starts since then, he is now 0-3 with a 7.47 ERA. On Tuesday, Worley gave up seven earned runs on nine hits and a walk in 5.2 innings. He struck out two. Michael Tonkin came on and gave up two unearned runs on three hits in 1.1 innings. Blake Martin struck out three (And walked two) in two hitless, scoreless innings.

Trevor Plouffe was back in the lineup for the Red Wings. After going 0-3 in his first game, he went 2-4 with his first Red Wings home run of the year and three RBI. According to Red Wings play-by-play man Josh Whetzel, it was his 47th career home run with the Red Wings. Chris Colabello was also 2-4 with his 19th double. The team was unable to capitalize one nine walks. Ray Olmedo walked three times. Antoan Richardson and Eric Farris each walked twice.

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New Britain Rock Cats, Altoona Curve

Postponed by Rain.

Ft. Myers Miracle, Daytona Cubs

Postponed by Rain.

Cedar Rapids Kernels 4, Quad Cities River Bandits 8

Box Score

This was a game full of top prospects. Byron Buxton for the Kernels. Carlos Correa, Rio Ruiz and Lance McCullers for the River Bandits. McCullers was throwing his 98 mph fastball, but he went just four innings. He gave up our runs, all in the third inning. JD Williams singled in a run, and Jorge Polanco followed by clearing the bases with his eighth triple. Unfortunately, that was the only offense for the Kernels. Candido Pimentel went 2-3 with a walk.

Hein Robb started and gave up three runs (2 earned) on three hits and four walks in just 4.1 innings. He struck out five. Caleb Brewer gave up two unearned run on three hits and two walks in 1.2 innings. Josue Montanez gave up three runs on four hits and two walks in two innings to take the loss.

Here are the standings on top of the Midwest League's Western Division. Remember that the top two teams will make the playoffs. The Kernels have five games to play in the first half.

Team Wins Losses Games Back Win %
Cedar Rapids 39 24 --- .619
Beloit 40 25 --- .615
Quad Cities 35 28 4.0 .556

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