The Minnesota Twins may not have received a very good start from Scott Diamond, but all four Twins minor league started pitched very well on Saturday night. Each of them pitched into the 7th inning and gave up two or less runs. Unfortunately, the hitters from just three of the four affiliates scored enough runs to help their team win. By the time the Twins game got to the 6th inning, all four minor league games were done.
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One Minnesota Twins affiliate won 4-3, in 12 innings. Another affiliate lost 4-3 on an unearned run in the 9th inning. The Twins top minor league pitcher so far this season was back on the mound again tonight and didnít disappoint. Chris Colabello and Andrew Albers are two players that came to the Twins organization via the Can-Am League. They both have a pretty impressive streak with the Red Wings right now. So much happened in the Twins farm system on Friday that I didnít even mention Miguel Sano
All four Minnesota Twins minor league affiliates played on Thursday night. Two of them won in dramatic, walk-off fashion. One was a two-run single, and one was a lot more dramatic than that. One of the other Twins affiliates won in shutout fashion, just the way you write it up. Starter goes seven, dominant reliever with a strong eighth and another dominant reliever with a scoreless ninth inning. Also, the Twins now have a new organizational home run leader as of today, so youíll want to check that
Overall, it was not a good day for the Minnesota Twinsí minor league affiliates. However, youíll want to see what the Cedar Rapids Kernelsí most productive and most exciting hitters did on Tuesday.
Kyle Gibson was back on the mound for the first time since his complete game shutout. How did the Red Wings right-hander back up his strong performance? Antoan Richardson performed the duties of leadoff hitter very well. Cedar Rapids also made several transactions.
Coming into the game, centerfielder Aaron Hicks had a hitting line of .137/.239/.216 (.455). He had just five extra base hits in the first 30 games. He had struggled one defense as well as with the bat.
And then came Monday night.
After popping up in his first at bat, Hicks came up to the plate to lead off the 4th inning. He launched a long home run, 416 feet to straight-away centerfield.
In the top of the 6th inning, the Twins lead had been cut to 5-3 with