Game postponed by rain.
BLUE WAHOO BITES
Pensacola 4, Mississippi 0
Randy Dobnak went undrafted after four years of college. The Twins signed him in 2017. He spent all of 2018 in Cedar Rapids. After one month in Ft. Myers, he was promoted to Pensacola. On Thursday night, he made his second start for the Blue Wahoos. He threw six shutout innings. He gave up just one hit and walked one while striking out seven.
Tyler Jay came on and struck out four batters in two scoreless innings. Alex Phillips threw a scoreless inning.
Travis Blankenhorn led the offense. He went 3-for-4 and hit his third home run in 13 games since being promoted to the Wahoos. Mark Contreras went 1-for-2 with two walks. Luis Arraez was 1-for-3 with two walks. Miguel Sano went 0-for-5 in what is likely to be his final Double-A game before moving up to Rochester.
Ft. Myers, Tampa
The game was postponed by rain. These teams will play a doubleheader on Friday.
Cedar Rapids 8, West Michigan 4
Blayne Enlow had a rough game in his previous outing, but he came back strong on Thursday night. The right-hander was charged with only an unearned run on four hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out six batters.
Jose Martinez came in and gave up three runs in the seventh inning. Carlos Suniaga worked the final two innings. He struck out five batters in two scoreless innings.
The Kernels got contributions from the middle of the lineup. Their second and third hitters, Gilberto Celestino and Chris Williams both went 2-for-6. Their fourth and fifth hitters, Gabe Snyder and David Banuelos, each went 2-for-5 with a walk. The biggest hit in the game came when their sixth hitter, Jacob Pearson, emptied the bases with a three-run double. Snyder and Celestino each had a double. Banuelos had two doubles in the game.
The team’s sixth through ninth hitters showed good patience. Pearson, Andrew Bechtold, Estamy Urena and Yeltsin Encarnacion each walked twice.
TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Randy Dobnak, Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Travis Blankenhorn, Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) - Rained Out
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola) - 1-4, BB, 2 K
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) - Did Not Pitch
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Ft. Myers) - Rained Out.
#5 - Wander Javier (EST) - Injured, early May return
#6 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) - Rained Out
#7 - Jhoan Duran (Ft. Myers) - Did Not Pitch
#8 - Lewis Thorpe (Rochester) - Rained Out
#9 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) - 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (95 pitches, 61 strikes)
#10 - Akil Baddoo (Ft. Myers) - Rained Out
#11 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - Rained Out
#12 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - Injured List, late-May return possible
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Ft. Myers) - Rained Out
#14 - Ben Rortvedt (Ft. Myers) - Rained Out
#15 - Yunior Severino (Cedar Rapids) - Injured List
#16 - Gilberto Celestino (Cedar Rapids) - 2-6, 2B(4), SB(5)
#17 - Zack Littell (Rochester) - Did Not Pitch
#18 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) - Rained Out
#19 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) - Did Not Pitch
#20 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) - Rained Out
MONDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Durham @ Rochester (6:05 CST) - RHP Chase De Jong (0-3, 16.20 ERA).
Pensacola @ Mississippi (6:35 CST) - RHP Griffin Jax (2-0, 0.53 ERA)
Tampa @ Ft. Myers (2:30 CST) - LHP Tyler Watson (1-3, 5.06 ERA), LHP Charlie Barnes (2-2, 7.99 ERA)
Cedar Rapids @ West Michigan (6:05 CST) - RHP Tyler Palm (1-2, 2.60 ERA)
Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday’s games.
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