- Minnesota Twins place C Mitch Garver on the paternity list, recall C Ben Rortvedt from St. Paul
- Minnesota Twins trade DH Nelson Cruz and RHP Calvin Faucher to Tampa Bay for RHP Joe Ryan and RHP Drew Strotman
- OF Kyle Garlick removed from MLB rehab, will have surgery to repair a sports hernia.
St. Paul 7, Omaha 5
Big league veteran Matt Shoemaker made the start in this one. He’s also worked in relief for the Saints, but he went five innings allowing four runs on seven hits while punching out six and walking one.
After getting behind 2-0 in the 1st, St. Paul answered with two of their own in the 3rd. Solo shots from Roberto Pena and Jose Miranda put the good guys on top.
Down again in the 6th, Mark Contreras singled to score Brent Rooker before Keon Broxton scored Tomas Telis on a fielder’s choice. Now knotted up at four, it was a brand new ballgame.
Again, trailing by a run in the 9th, St. Paul plated Drew Stankiewicz after his double was followed by one from Pena to even it up at five. After further clogging up the bases, the Saints continue to be comeback kids with Tomas Telis driving in Miranda and Jimmy Kerrigan on a single to give them a 7-5 lead.
Ian Hamilton came on and worked a flawless 9th in order to wrap up his third save and lower his ERA to 1.13 on the season.
WIND SURGE WISDOM
Wichita 5, Arkansas 0 (F/8)
Starting tonight for the Wind Surge, Chris Vallimont went six innings allowing just three hits and three walks while punching out eight. He was nothing short of dominant for Wichita.
Spencer Steer launched his sixth homer of the year to kick off the scoring in the first inning, and things were silent until Roy Morales and B.J Boyd drove in and additional three runs on a single and double in the 8th. Aaron Whitefield then drove in Morales on a sacrifice fly to push across the fourth run of the frame.
Leading 5-0 with two outs in the bottom of the 8th, this game was called official due to a weather delay.
Cedar Rapids 1, Beloit 0
Jon Olsen recorded his first win of the season going 5 1/3 for the Kernels tonight. He struck out five and walked two while allowing zero runs on three hits.
A fifth inning Michael Helman single drove in Seth Gray to score the game’s only run. Cedar Rapids batters combined for just five total hits in this one, and Alex Isola matched Gray as the only players to record extra-base hits, both on doubles.
Breckin Williams and Zach Featherstone worked in relief to preserve the shutout.
Fort Myers 5, Daytona 0
Brent Headrick was on the bump to start this one and turned in three scoreless innings allowing just two hits while punching out six. He did allow four walks on the evening, but no damage was done against him.
Fort Myers got on the board early with Misael Urbina scoring on a Jeferson Morales single in the first and Yunior Severino driving in Morales with a single of his own. Charles Mack singled in the 6th to score Severino before a Justin Washington single plated Willie Joe Garry Jr. With the inning ending, the Mighty Mussels lead was 4-0.
Keoni Cavaco padded the score with an RBI single in the 8th scoring Garry Jr. again and Fort Myers hung on for the shutout.
Yunior Severino had three hits on the evening as the lone multi-hit batter, while Zaquiel Puentes and Denny Bentley combined to preserve the shutout.
FCL Rays 9, FCL Twins 3
Develson Aria made the start and went three innings allowing just a single hit and punching out six. He was incredible in this one.
Alexander Pena scored the game’s first run on a Rubel Cespedes force out in the 4th inning, but the Twins found themselves trailing 8-1 after the top half of the 6th inning. Gregory Duran drove in Luis Baez on a single in the 8th and Wander Valdez scored on a single from Frank Nigro in the 9th. The deficit was too much to overcome, however.
TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Pitcher of the Day- Chris Vallimont (Wichita) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K
Hitter of the Day- Spencer Steer (Wichita) – 2-4, 2 R, RBI, HR(6), K
Take note that we have finished our midseason update, so there is a new list! Here is a look at how the Twins Daily Midseason Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 – Royce Lewis (Rehab) – Out for season (torn ACL)
#2 – Jhoan Duran (St. Paul) – Injured List (elbow strain)
#3 – Jordan Balazovic (Wichita) – Did not pitch
#4 – Matt Canterino (Cedar Rapids) – Injured List (right elbow strain)
#5 – Jose Miranda (St. Paul) – 2-5, 2 R, RBI HR(7)
#6 – Keoni Cavaco (Fort Myers) – 1-5, RBI, 2K
#7 – Gilberto Celestino (Minnesota) – 1-3, RBI
#8 – Josh Winder (St. Paul) – Did not pitch
#9 – Aaron Sabato (Fort Myers) – 1-4, BB, K
#10 – Matt Wallner (Cedar Rapids) – 0-3, 2 K
#11 – Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) – Out for Season (Tommy John surgery)
#12 – Bailey Ober (Minnesota) – Did not pitch
#13 – Cole Sands (Wichita) – Did not pitch
#14 – Brent Rooker (St. Paul) – 1-5, R, 2K
#15 – Misael Urbina (Fort Myers) – 1-5, R, K
#16 – Spencer Steer (Wichita) – 2-4, 2 R, RBI, HR(6), K
#17 – Wander Javier (Cedar Rapids) – 0-3, 2 K
#18 – Alerick Soularie (Complex) – N/A (foot injury)
#19 – Edwar Colina (Rehab) – Injured List (elbow)
#20 – Chris Vallimont (Wichita) – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K
FRIDAY'S PROBABLE STARTERS
Omaha @ St. Paul (7:05PM CST) – LHP Charlie Barnes (5-2, 3.88 ERA)
Wichita @ Arkansas (7:10PM CST) – RHP Austin Schulfer (2-7, 4.38 ERA)
Beloit @ Cedar Rapids (6:35PM CST) – LHP Tyler Watson (1-0, 1.88 ERA)
Daytona @ Fort Myers- (6:00PM CST) – RHP Landon Leach (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Please feel free to ask questions and discuss Thursday’s games!