And don’t forget you can Get To Know Elizabethton first baseman and 2018 eighth-round pick Chris Williams.Keep reading to find out more on the night in the Twins minor league system on Monday. As always, please feel free to discuss and ask questions.
- Officially, Adalberto Mejia was called up to the Twins with Alan Busenitz being sent down to Rochester.
- Infielder Alex Perez has returned to the Chattanooga Lookouts. Also, infielder Chris Paul has been activated from the disabled list. RHP Cody Stashak was activated from the temporary Inactive List. RHP Todd Van Steensel was placed on the disabled list.
RED WINGS REPORT
No Game Scheduled.
Chattanooga 4, Pensacola 3
Down 3-2 going into the bottom of the ninth, Lookouts baseball found itself with a few heroes. Mitchell Kranson was called upon to pinch hit, and he hit a game-tying home run, his second since joining the Lookouts. Tanner English followed with a triple. After two batters were walked intentionally, Chris Paul provided the walk off single.
Brent Rooker led the offense. The powerful slugger went 2-for-3 with his 18th home run of the season. Paul went 2-for-5 in the game. Jaylin Davis also went 2-for-5 on the night.
It was Sam Clay’s turn to play the role of “Opener” on Monday night. He gave up one run on two hits and a walk in his inning. He struck out one. Anthony Marzi then came on and worked the next five innings. He gave up just one run despite five hits, three walks and a hit batter. He struck out four. Andrew Vasquez got five outs, two on strikeouts, and Ryne Harper struck out the one batter he faced.
Ft. Myers 11, Jupiter 12 (11 innings)
The Miracle began a road trip on Monday, and it was a ‘70s Road Trip…
This game went back and forth starting in the ninth. One run given up by the Miracle in the bottom of the ninth tied it up. The Miracle scored three runs in the top of the tenth inning, but then they gave up three more in the bottom of the inning. The Miracle then scored a run in the top of the 11th, but they gave up two in the bottom of the 11th to take a tough loss.
Bryan Sammons made his Florida State League debut, and it was a struggle. The left-hander gave up six runs (five earned) on eight hits, two walks and a hit batter in just three innings. He struck out two. Colton Davis came on and struck out two over two scoreless, hitless innings. Clark Beeker came on in long relief. He gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out three. Jovani Moran came on for the 11th inning, and he was charged with two runs (one earned) on two hits. He recorded two outs, one via the strikeout.
Yes, the hitting hero for the Miracle was again Alex Kirilloff. He went 3-for-4 with a walk and three more doubles. He now has 11 with the Miracle and 31 on the season. Royce Lewis gave the Miracle an early,second-inning lead with a bases-clearing double.
Cedar Rapids 0, Lansing 2
The Kernels got another quality start from righty Randy Dobnak. He gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out four. Melvi Acosta came on and threw two scoreless innings. He gave up two hits and walked one.
Unfortunately, the Kernels managed just two hits and two walks in the game. Andrew Bechtold hit his 16th doubles while Ariel Montesino knocked his second two-bagger.
Elizabethton , Princeton
The doubleheader at Princeton was cancelled. Obviously with a short-season, there are fewer off days to make up games, so instead of postponing, they need to cancel them.
GCL TWINS TALK
GCL Twins 4, GCL Rays 5 (10 innings)
Another extra innings game for a Twins affiliate in Florida… Same result, unfortunately. The Twins scored two runs in the top of the 10th inning, but then gave up three runs in the bottom of the inning.
Prelander Berroa started and gave up two runs on three hits over four innings. He walked four and struck out four. Niklas Rimmel, a 19-year-old from Germany, made his first pro appearance in the States. He gave up two hits over two scoreless innings. Michael Montero gave up a hit and walked one but did not allow a run over his two innings. JT Perez came on and gave up two runs (1 earned) on two hits over 1 2/3 innings. He struck out two. Osiris German came on and gave up a home run that ended the game.
Gabe Snyder led the offense. He went 2-for-4 with his fourth double. LaRon Smith and Janigson Villalobos both went 1-for-3 with two walks. Smith added his first double. Hunter Lee added his first GCL double, and Willie Joe Garry, Jr., added his third double.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Alex Kirilloff, Ft. Myers Miracle (3-4, BB, 3-2B(11).
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Randy Dobnak, Cedar Rapids Kernels (6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K)
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed. Please note that this Prospect Summary has been updated.
#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) - 1-6, 2B(3), 3 RBI, R, K
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Ft. Myers) - 3-4, 3-2B(11),
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Ft. Myers) - Did not pitch.
#4 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - Did not play.
#5 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - Did not pitch.
#6 - Trevor Larnach (Elizabethton) - Did not play
#7 - Brent Rooker (Chattanooga) - 2-3, 2 BB, HR(18), K, R, RBI
#8 - Akil Baddoo (Cedar Rapids) - 0-3, BB, K
#9 -Wander Javier - out of for the season
#10 - Zack Littell (Rochester) - Did not pitch.
#11 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) - Did not pitch.
#12 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) - Did not play.
#13 - Travis Blankenhorn (Ft. Myers) - 1-5, 2 R, 2 K
#14 - Lewis Thorpe (Chattanooga) - Did not pitch.
#15 - Ben Rortvedt (Ft. Myers) - 1-5, R, K
#16 - Yunior Severino (Elizabethton) - Did not play
#17 - Lewin Diaz (Ft. Myers) - 0-2
#18 - Ryan Jeffers (Elizabethton) - Did not play.
#19 - Jacob Pearson (Cedar Rapids) - Did not play.
#20 - Luis Arraez (Chattanooga) - Did not play.
#21 - Jose Miranda (Cedar Rapids) - 0-4
*I figured that since Wander Javier is out, I’d add #21 to the list.
TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Rochester @ Indianapolis (6:05 CST) - LHP Stephen Gonsalves (6-3. 3.34 ERA)
Pensacola @ Chattanooga (7:05 CST) - TBD
Ft. Myers @ Jupiter (5:30 CST) - LHP Charlie Barnes (4-5, 2.93 ERA)
Cedar Rapids @ Lansing (6:05 CST) - RHP Blayne Enlow (1-2, 3.49 ERA)
Elizabethton @ Burlington (6:00 CST) - LHP Kody Funderburk (0-0, 3.55 ERA)
GCL Rays @ GCL Twins (11:00 am CST) - TBD
Please feel free to ask any questions about Monday’s games, or ask any questions you may have.
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