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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 09:05 PM

The Red Wings had the day off and announced that one of the Twins top pitching prospects will be making his first start of the season on Tuesday. The Blue Wahoos got another solid start and some key hits. A Miracle slugger continued to blast baseballs, though rain suspended their game in the fourth inning. Cedar Rapids had a well-played game with some strong pitching after getting an early lead.Find out everything that happened happened in the Twins system on Monday, starting with the transactions of the day.


TRANSACTIONS
  • While not officially making the transaction (that will come on Tuesday), Rochester announced that LHP Stephen Gonsalves will make the start for the Red Wings on Tuesday.
  • After his one game for the Red Wings, infielder Victor Tademo was sent back to extended spring training.
  • RHP Griffin Jax was placed on the injured list for Pensacola, and RHP Williams Ramirez was activated.
  • 1B Gabe Snyder was activated from Cedar Rapids’ temporary inactive list with 1B Albee Weiss sent back to EST.
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester
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Stephen Gonsalves will make his first start of the season on Tuesday for the Red Wings.

BLUE WAHOO BITES
Pensacola 4, Mobile 2
Box Score

The Blue Wahoos got some nice pitching and some big hits and pulled out a 4-2 win.

Randy Dobnak started and threw the first five innings. He gave up two runs on five hits. He struck out seven without walking a batter. Tyler Jay got the win. He threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Williams Ramirez, fresh off the IL, struck out three batters in 1 2/3 innings of work. Cody Stashak came on for the ninth and recorded his fourth save. He gave up one hit, but he struck out two batters.

Mitchell Kranson got Pensacola on the board first. He singled in Travis Blankenhorn in the first inning. Mobile got on the board with a solo homer in the top of the second inning, but Ernie De La Trinidad responded in the bottom of the inning with his second of the season to reclaim the lead. In the fourth inning, another solo homer off of Dobnak tied the score at two.

In the sixth inning, Joe Cronin gave the team a lead with an RBI single. It was followed directly by another RBI single from De La Trinidad. Cronin and De La Trinidad were each 2-for-3. Kranson went 2-for-4.


MIRACLE MATTERS (Game suspended in 4th inning)
Ft. Myers, Bradenton
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This game was suspended in the fourth inning with the Miracle down 3-1. Much more will be written about this game when it concludes on Tuesday morning as part of a doubleheader. Here are two or three quick notes:

First, Jhoan Duran started and gave up three runs on five hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. When the game was suspended, there were still two runners on base.

Second, Lewin Diaz stayed hot. He hit a first-inning home run, his eighth of the season.



Finally, when the game was delayed, rehabbing LHP Lachlan Wells, Miracle outfielder Aaron Whitefield and Bradenton infielder Robbie Glendinning met with an Australian National team playing in the States.



KERNELS NUGGETS
Cedar Rapids 6, Burlington 0
Box Score

The Kernels scored four runs in the first inning. Gilberto Celestino doubled in a run then scored on a Gabe Snyder single. Gabriel Maciel then drove in two more runs with another single. Celestino drove in another run with a single in the second inning.

Luis Rijo was the beneficiary of the early offense and did a nice job of holding that lead. Rijo, who came to the Twins from the Yankees in the Lance Lynn deal, threw five scoreless innings. He gave up just one hit, walked three and struck out six. Moises Gomez and Carlos Suniaga each threw two scoreless innings out of the bullpen. They both struck out four batters.

Yeltsin Encarnacion went 2-for-5 in the game. He had an RBI triple in the eighth inning to round out the Kernels scoring. Celestino went 2-for-4 with a walk and his fifth double. Gabriel Maciel went 2-for-3 with a walk.

TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY

Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Luis Rijo, Cedar Rapids Kernels
Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Ernie De La Trinidad, Pensacola Blue Wahoos

PROSPECT SUMMARY
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:

#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) - Game Suspended in 4th.
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola) - 0-4, 2 K
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) - Did Not Pitch.
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Ft. Myers) - Game Suspended in 4th.
#5 - Wander Javier (EST) - Injured (quad), return...unknown
#6 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) - Injured (wrist)
#7 - Jhoan Duran (Ft. Myers) - Game Suspended in 4th (his line incomplete, will update tomorrow)
#8 - Lewis Thorpe (Rochester) - No Game Scheduled
#9 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) - Did Not Pitch.
#10 - Akil Baddoo (Ft. Myers) - Injured List
#11 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - Injured List (adductor)
#12 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - making first start on Tuesday
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Ft. Myers) - Did Not Play
#14 - Ben Rortvedt (Pensacola) - 0-3, BB, R
#15 - Yunior Severino (Cedar Rapids) - Injured List
#16 - Gilberto Celestino (Cedar Rapids) - 2-4, BB, 2B(5), R, 2 RBI, 2 K
#17 - Zack Littell (Rochester) - No Game Scheduled
#18 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) - No Game Scheduled
#19 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) - Did Not Pitch
#20 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) - Did Not Play

TUESDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Buffalo @ Rochester (6:05 CST) - LHP Stephen Gonsalves (season debut)
Pensacola - No Game Scheduled.
Bradenton @ Ft. Myers (DH @ 10:00 a.m. CST) - RHP Edwar Colina (1-1, 5.91 ERA)
Burlington @ Cedar Rapids (6:35 CST) - RHP Andrew Cabezas (1-3, 3.31 ERA)

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

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#2 rdehring

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 06:01 AM

Bad news about Jax, Seth.Any word on what the problem is?Is this expected to be a short stay on the IL, or is it something more?

 

Interesting to see that after an ugly start to their season, Cedar Rapids is within two games of .500.Hopefully that will continue throughout the second half with an influx of players in June and hopefully, Javier, before then.


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 09:03 AM

Tyler Jay with a win. You won't see that often.

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 11:52 AM

 

Tyler Jay with a win. You won't see that often.

...especially combined with a WHIP of 9.00!


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 12:03 PM

Did I read that correctly?After 1 game at AAA Tademo was demoted all the way down to Extended Spring Training? Ouch.That's kind of harsh. That seems like a four level demotion after one game.

 

Did he commit a felony or something?

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#6 Seth Stohs

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 12:42 PM

 

Did I read that correctly?After 1 game at AAA Tademo was demoted all the way down to Extended Spring Training? Ouch.That's kind of harsh. That seems like a four level demotion after one game.

 

Did he commit a felony or something?

 

Well, the day before, he was promoted four levels from Extended Spring Training to AAA Rochester. 

 

With Nick Gordon activated today, they knew they only needed a very tentative change, so it makes more sense to do that then to alter the other affiliates. 

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 01:23 PM

Celestino is hitting a lot better now at Cedar Rapids. Maybe he will end up with a season like Miranda had last year--terrible start and then awesome production. 


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:35 PM

 

Celestino is hitting a lot better now at Cedar Rapids. Maybe he will end up with a season like Miranda had last year--terrible start and then awesome production. 

That would be good.




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