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Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/29): Debuts on the Bump, and Blast from the Dish

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#1 Ted Schwerzler

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 08:53 PM

Both Blayne Enlow and Charlie Barnes made debuts at new levels tonight for the Twins, while top prospect Trevor Larnach had himself an impressive night and capped it off with a dinger. Plenty of action took place on the farm, check it out below.TRANSACTIONS
Rochester Red Wings
C Wynston Sawyer reinstated from the injured list

Scranton 3, Rochester 1 (Game 1)
Box Score

Scheduled for a doubleheader, these two squads got in just one full game before the second was interrupted by weather. Randy Dobank made the start in the seven-inning affair and he came up one out shy of four full innings. Allowing three earned runs on three hits, it was the five walks that spelled disaster in this one.

The lone Red Wings run came off a Nick Gordon solo shot to start the game. It was his first blast of the season and got the away team on the board. Despite the command issues, it wasn’t until the fourth inning that Scranton answered. A bases clearing single from Ryan Lavarnway gave the home team a 3-1 lead and that was enough to make the difference.

These two teams will look for better weather tomorrow.

Mississippi 6, Pensacola 3
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Charlie Barnes made his Double-A debut in this one, and it was nothing short of exceptional. Working five innings, he fanned seven while allowing no free passes and giving up just four hits. The offensive support wasn’t there, but he certainly kept the home team in the contest.

A solo dinger put the Wahoos behind in the sixth and a five run eighth inning put the game out of reach. With just single digit hits on the night, it was never going to be enough and Barnes watched as his debut gem was spoiled late.

Pensacola battled, adding three in the bottom of the ninth inning on Mark Contreras’ first homer for the Wahoos, but the three-run deficit ended up being insurmountable. Splitting the first two in this five game set, there’s still plenty of time for the good guys to come out on top.

Mitch Garver played in his first rehab game during this contest going 0-2 with a strikeout.

Ft. Myers 7, Florida 1
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Twins pitching prospect Blayne Enlow was making his High-A debut in this one, and things started out slow offensively. The former LSU commit went six innings allowing just one earned run on four hits and a walk while fanning five. In summary, he put up a dominant debut.

Enlow earned the win thanks to a Ryan Jeffers RBI double in the first, and a Trevor Larnach sac fly in the fifth. Leading 2-0, the Miracle generated a three spot in the seventh and added two more, complete with Larnach’s fourth homer, for good measure in the ninth.

Each of the top five batters in the Miracle lineup earned base hits tonight, and three of them recorded multi-hit games. Getting more from some of the higher profile prospects on the farm is a must, and the Miracle crew answered the call this evening.

Burlington 9, Cedar Rapids 4
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Initially scheduled to square off for two contests today, only one would complete all of the action. Andrew Cabezas got the start in game one, and after being touched up for six runs recording just one out, he was lifted from action.

Jacob Pearson drew a bases-loaded walk, and Andrew Becthold followed in his footsteps. Those two batters gave the Kernels a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom half of the first, but it’d be the last time they sniffed victory for the rest of the day.

A seven-run first for Burlington gave them the lead for good, and despite Cedar Rapids plating two runs in the third, the Bees answered with two of their own in the fifth. This one was never close and the two squads will look to finish up suspended action tomorrow.

TD Pitcher of the Day- Blayne Enlow (Ft. Myers) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB 5 K
TD Hitter of the Day- Trevor Larnach (Ft. Myers) – 3-4, 2 R, 5 RBI, 2B, HR(4)

Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 - Royce Lewis (Ft. Myers) – 1-4. R. K
#2 - Alex Kirilloff (Pensacola) – 0-3, BB, K
#3 - Brusdar Graterol (Pensacola) – Injured List
#4 - Trevor Larnach (Ft. Myers) – 3-4, 2 R, 5 RBI, 2B, HR(4)
#5 - Wander Javier (Cedar Rapids) – 1-2, R, 2 BB, K
#6 - Brent Rooker (Rochester) – Injured List
#7 - Jhoan Duran (Ft. Myers) – Did Not Pitch
#8 - Lewis Thorpe (Rochester) – Did Not Pitch
#9 - Blayne Enlow (Ft. Myers) – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB 5 K
#10 - Akil Baddoo (Ft. Myers) – Injured List
#11 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) – 1-4, R, RBI, HR(1), K
#12 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) – Injured List
#13 - Ryan Jeffers (Ft. Myers) – 2-4, RBI, BB, K, 2 2B
#14 - Ben Rortvedt (Pensacola) – 1—3, K
#15 - Yunior Severino (Cedar Rapids) – Injured List
#16 - Gilberto Celestino (Cedar Rapids) – 0-3, R, BB
#17 - Zack Littell (Minnesota) – No Game
#18 - LaMonte Wade (Rochester) – 0-1, 2 BB, 1 K
#19 - Jorge Alcala (Pensacola) – Did Not Pitch
#20 - Jose Miranda (Ft. Myers) – 1-4, RBI, BB, K

Rochester @ Scranton/WB (5:35PM CST) – RHP Sean Poppen (2-0, 2.45 ERA)
Pensacola vs. Mississippi (6:35 CST) – TBD
Fort Myers @ Florida (11:00AM CST) – LHP Tyler Watson (1-4, 4.43 ERA)
Cedar Rapids @ Burlington (6:30PM CST) – LHP Kody Funderburk (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

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

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#2 rdehring


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 06:29 AM

That's a real nice trio hitting 2-3-4 at Fort Myers, Diaz, Larnach, Jeffers, scoring 4 and driving in 6 on 8 hits last night.If Lewis gets hot in the lead off spot, this team will be hitting like the Twins.


Good to see clean outings from Romero and Jay.Considering that the second Red Wings game wasn't played, will Thorpe get the start tonight?


Rortvedt coming in for Garver caught my eye.Good chance they are the Twins twocatchers a couple years from now.


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#3 MMMordabito


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 06:36 AM

Looking through the plays of the FTM game, I see that Enlow induced a bunch of grounders to go with his Ks. It must be nice having a better defense behind you. I won't be surprised if Enlow launches now. He certainly has the stuff.
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#4 twins1095


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 09:13 AM

Larnach is impressing thus far in his major league career.I hope the Twins are aggressive with him. He should be up in AA by all star break if he continues to produce.

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#5 clutterheart


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 09:32 AM


Larnach is impressing thus far in his major league career.I hope the Twins are aggressive with him. He should be up in AA by all star break if he continues to produce.


I am looking forward to Larnach and a few others getting out of Fort Myers:

Larnach Slugging % splits:

Home .373
Away .560



#6 mikelink45


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 03:11 PM

Interesting article today about the players each team should move - the Twins choice was Gordon.I think that is a good idea with the middle infield depth we have right now. Gordon has a history of second half slumps so lets use him to move on to some essential needs. 


I see the same with Wade who is not going to make the club.It is not about the player but the opportunity.Who else is blocked but would be good trade bait?

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