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Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/22): Palacios. Hero.

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#1 Jeremy Nygaard

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:26 PM

The Twins opened their brief road trip on Monday in Baltimore. Kyle Gibson, who was recalled from Rochester when Phil Hughes was placed on the disabled list, made the start.

Congratulations to Chris Paul of the Miracle, who was named Florida State League Player of the Week. Paul hit 12-25 last week with nine runs, nine RBI, five doubles and two home runs, including a three-run walk-off and a walk-off single in consecutive games.
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Rochester - DAY OFF

Rochester is 19-19 and on a two-game losing streak.

Chattanooga 4, Biloxi 3
Box Score

Felix Jorge took the ball and improved to 4-1 on the season. In seven strong innings, Jorge scattered five hits and a walk. He allowed three runs and struck out three. Mason Melotakis picked up the hold with an inning that included a walk and hit… and Melotakis also striking out the side. John Curtiss picked up his seventh save and struck out one.

T.J. White led the offense with two hits. Jonathan Rodriguez hit his fifth home run, a two-run shot in the third inning. Ryan Strausborger tripled and his eighth inning walk drove in the game-winning run. Nick Gordon was 1-3 with a walk and run scored.

The Lookouts jump to 24-21.

Fort Myers 13, Dunedin 6
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The Miracle and especially David Fischer got a chance to see Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki on Monday night. No problem. They combined to go 0-4 with three strikeouts and a walk.

Fischer picked up his third win of the season. He pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing only a run on two hits… but walked six. He struck out five. Michael Theofanopoulos got beat up, he surrendered five runs on six hits and a walk, striking out out in 2.2 innings. Nick Anderson pitched a perfect ninth.

The bats put up innings of five, three, two and three runs on their way to a 13-run barrage. Kevin Garcia, 3-5 with an RBI, two runs, and a walk, and Sean Miller, 3-5 with two runs and a walk, paced the team with three hits each. Max Murphy was 2-5, but scored three times and drove in four. Murphy had a double and a walk. Also in the two-hit club were Zander Wiel, who hit his fifth home run, a solo shot and Alex Perez, who scored three runs and drove in a run.

FSL POW Chris Paul was replaced in the fifth inning after going 0-3 with two strikeouts.

Fort Myers is on a hot streak and improves to 24-21.

Cedar Rapids 6, Clinton 3 (12 innings)
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It’s Monday, so naturally at least one affiliate was going to go into extra innings. But it ended in walk-off fashion as Jermaine Palacios hit a three-run walk-off home run in the twelfth inning.

With the Kernels trailing 3-2 after an inning and a half, the scoring slowed down. The Kernels tied it in the seventh inning. Then the scoring stopped for four more innings.

Sean Poppen gave up three runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out five in five innings. Colton Davis (two innings, three hits), Andrew Vasquez (three innings, walk, two strikeouts) and Tom Hackimer (two innings, three strikeouts) combined to give the bullpen seven shutout innings.

Christian Cavaness was 3-5 with a triple, walk, RBI and run. Lewin Diaz was 2-5 and is batting .294. Ben Rortvedt added two hits. Aaron Whitefield, from the 9-spot, scored two runs and is batting .288.

But the story, again, is Palacios. Batting .329, he’s now got six home runs and added his ninth double on Monday as well. Last year’s injury-shortened season is now just a blip on the radar and he’s back to being the breakout prospect he was in 2015.

The Kernels are 26-18

Pitcher of the Day – Felix Jorge, Chattanooga
Hitter of the Day – Jermaine Palacios, Cedar Rapids

Rochester vs Durham (6:05 CST) - LHP Jason Wheeler (3-1, 5.35 ERA)
Fort Myers at Dunedin (5:30 CST) - LHP Lachlan Wells (2-5, 3.51 ERA)
Cedar Rapids vs Clinton (6:35 CST) - LHP Domenick Carlini (2-2, 4.73 ERA)

Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Monday’s games.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:48 PM

Soon, Burdi and perhaps one or two others will need to go to Rochester, Nick Anderson and I don't know will go to Chattanooga, and Hackimer and Vasquez need to get tested at a higher level.
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:41 AM

Is Dougie Baseball performing a miracle with the Miracle? Some of the chatter here was the team was going to be bad,

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:42 AM


Is Dougie Baseball performing a miracle with the Miracle? Some of the chatter here was the team was going to be bad,


I think people too often equate prospects with wins. The Miracle don't really have any prospects but there are some good minor league players there. 

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:21 AM

Palacios and Wade...clearly the very early front runners for milb hitter of the year. These 2 guys just take and don't seem to be slowing down!
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:43 PM

Yeah, some relievers at AA really need to be promoted soon.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:48 PM

Felix Jorge took the ball and improved to 4-1 on the season. In seven strong innings, Jorge scattered five hits and a walk. He allowed three runs and struck out three.

Felix is my Adopt-A-Prospect so I'm going to pick a nit. He kind of did the opposite of scattering 5 hits and a walk - instead Biloxi bunched their offense to close to maximal effect for their 3 runs, truly wasting only a double in the fifth. On a different day, those baserunners might actually have been scattered and he would have thrown a shutout for seven innings, and perhaps would have been given the opportunity to go a little longer since he was at only 88 pitches with a 3-0 lead (before the fourth run in the 8th).


Hey, he's my guy, I'll stand up for him, when I see what I think to be a bit of bad luck there. :)

That which does not kill me, had better be able to run away very fast.

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