If the season started 10 games ago, the Twins would have the second best record in the American League. Too bad the twins have been terrible for the better part of four months. To make things worse, the Twins sent struggling Byron Buxton to Rochester to make room for Trevor Plouffe who is activated from the Disabled List.
Continue reading to find out more detail about Saturday in the Twins farm system:
RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester @ Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Byung Ho Park had another rough day, 0-4 with a strike out, as the Red Wings were rocked by the IronPigs. Buck Britton led the offensive charge, 2-4 with a double and a run scored.
The pitching staff didn't fare much better, as starter Jason Wheeler gave up four earned runs over 6.0 innings. He gave up eight hits, walked four, struck out one and gave up a home run. Alex Wimmers had a terrible relief stint, managing just 0.2 innings, giving up five runs (three earned), via five hits. Sean Burnett finished the inning, striking out the only batter he faced. Neil Ramirez gave up a run in the bottom of the eighth to finish the game.
Final: Red Wings 1, IronPigs 10
Jacksonville Suns @ Chattanooga
More Omar Bencomo, more of the time! Bencomo gave the Suns fits over 7.0 innings. Bencomo gave up just two hits. He walked one and struck out five. Raul Fernandez and Ryan Eades each gave the Lookouts an inning of scoreless relief to complete a 3-hit shutout.
The Lookouts only tallied six hits of their own, but two of them were doubles, and two more of them went over the fence, so that was plenty. Ryan Walker led the way with a 2-3 night, with a double, a home run, two runs scored, two RBIs, and a walk. Nike Goodrum had a two-run dinger as part of his 1-4 night. Zach Granite had a nice night as well, 2-4 with a double and a run scored.
Final: Suns 0, Lookouts 4
Fort Myers @ Charlotte Stone Crabs
Fort Myers only gave up one hit, but they gave up TWO runs! To make matters worse, they only managed three hits of their own, scoring just one run, in a tough loss. Dereck Rodriguez was tagged with the loss in his Fort Myers debut, despite 7.0 innings of one hit ball. He gave up two runs, walked two, and struck out six. Cam Booser added a clean inning of relief, sending the Stone Crabs down 1-2-3.
Tough night with the sticks for the Miracle, who teamed up for seven strike outs, two walks, and those same three hits. The Miracle scored their lone run on a solo home run from Chris Paul (1-4).
Final: Miracle 1, Stone Crabs 2
Peoria Chiefs @ Cedar Rapids
The Chiefs put up three runs in the top of the first against Tyler Beardsley, and then had just one more hit the rest of the night. Beardsley pitched 5.0 innings, gave up three hits, three runs, walked four and struck out one. He was replaced by Williams Ramirez, who had a spectacular relief outing, going three full innings giving up just one hit. Max Cordy pitched the bottom of the ninth. He was a little rocky, walking two batters, but struck out two and kept the Chiefs off the board.
Leadoff man Christian Ibarra led the way for the Kernels, he was 2-4 with a solo home run. Luis Arraez and Casey Scoggins each added two hits of their own.
Final: Chiefs 3, Kernels 2
Danville Braves @ Elizabethton
Postponed, rain. Will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Monday.
TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Hitter of the Day - Ryan Walker - Chattanooga
Pitcher of the Day - Omar Bencomo - Chattanooga
Rochester - OFF
Chattanooga - David Hurlbut (7-6, 3.62)
Fort Myers - Keaton Steele (5-9, 4.21)
Cedar Rapids - Sam Gibbons (5-3, 5.00)
E-Twins - Game 1 - Jose Martinez (1-3, 7.36)
E-Twins - Game 2 - TBD
GCL Twins - TBD
DSL Twins - TBD
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