Keep reading to find out more on the night in the Twins minor league system on Friday. As always, please feel free to discuss and ask questions.
- RHP Logan Lombana reinstated from the DL for Ft. Myers.
- LHP Paco Rodriguez promoted to Chattanooga.
- For Chattanooga, LHP Casey Crosby was placed on the DL with a left elbow impingement.
- The Lookouts also placed RHP Kohl Stewart on the temporary inactive list.
- IF Sean Miller was sent to Chattanooga from Rochester.
- The Red Wings added OF Jake Cave back to their roster.
- 1B Chris Carter reported to Rochester.
- 1B Brock Stassi was released by the organization.
RED WINGS REPORT
Game 1 - Rochester 8, Buffalo 9
He was due for a rough one, and on Friday night, Aaron Slegers had a rough one. He came into the game with a shiny 1.97 ERA through his first eight starts. After giving up nine runs on 11 hits over just 4 2/3 innings on Friday night, his season ERA jumped to 3.27. Jake Reed and Gabriel Moya got the final four outs which gave the Red Wings a chance to come back.
The Red Wings had plenty of offense. Kennys Vargas went 2-for-4 with two, three-run home runs. He’s got five on the season now. Newcomer Chris Carter went 2-for-3 with a walk and a home run in his first game for the Red Wings. Zack Granite went 2-for-4 with his second double of the year. Jake Cave went 3-for-4 and added his second home run. He also made a couple of nice plays on defense.
Game 2 - Rochester 1, Buffalo 2
Game 2 was much more of a pitcher’s game. Miles Jaye started and gave up two runs on just two hits. He did walk four and struck out three. Luke Bard worked a scoreless seventh inning.
Nick Gordon went 2-for-3 and, and Leonardo Reginnato hit his first home run of the season.
Chattanooga 5, Montgomery 1
The Lookouts got strong pitching and enough hitting to come up with a nice win on this night.
Omar Bencomo improved to 4-0 with seven strong innings. He gave up one run on four hits. He gave up four hits, walked two and struck out seven. Todd Van Steensel picked up his fourth save with two scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, walked one and struck out tree.
Tanner English led the offense. He went 2-for-2 with two walks and stole his ninth base. Chris Paul was 1-for-3 with a walk and his 13th double.
Ft. Myers , Charlotte
Rain in for Ft. Myers postponed this game.
Cedar Rapids 9, Clinton 2
Bryan Sammons came into this game without a win despite a solid 2.91 ERA in his first seven starts of the season. On this night, he pitched his best game of the season, and his offense provided him with plenty of run support.
The 23-year-old lefty gave up just a solo home run over his six innings. He gave up a total of three hits, walked none and struck out eight. Nick Brown came on and recorded his first save with three innings of work. He gave up only a solo home run and struck out two. The two Clinton home runs were hit by first baseman Ryan Costello, who had three of the LumberKings’ five hits.
The Kernels scored nine runs on 13 hits. They were led by Jean Carlos Arias who was a home run shy of the cycle. He hit his third double and second triple of the season. Ben Rortvedt also had a strong night at the plate. The catcher went 3-for-3 with a walk and his second triple. Shane Carrier crushed his fourth and fifth doubles of the season. Royce Lewis had his fifth double and drove in three runs.
STARS OF THE DAY
Twins Daily Hitter of the Day: Kennys Vargas, Rochester Red Wings (2-6, 2 home runs, 6 RBI)
Twins Daily Pitcher of the Day: Bryan Sammons, Cedar Rapids Kernels (6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K)
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#1 - Royce Lewis (Cedar Rapids) - 1-4, 2B(5), 3 RBI, K
#2 - Fernando Romero (Minnesota) - Pitching late on Friday night.
#3 - Nick Gordon (Rochester) - 2-7, 2 K
#4 - Stephen Gonsalves (Rochester) - Did Not Pitch
#5 - Alex Kirilloff (Cedar Rapids) - 1-3, BB, R
#7 - Brent Rooker (Chattanooga) - 1-4, K
#8 - Blayne Enlow (Cedar Rapids) - Did Not Pitch
#9 - Brusdar Graterol (Cedar Rapids) - Did Not Pitch
#10 - Akil Baddoo (Cedar Rapids) - Disabled List
#11 - Zack Littell (Rochester) - Did Not Pitch
#12 - Lewis Thorpe (Chattanooga) - Did Not Pitch
#13 - Lewin Diaz (Ft. Myers) - Rained Out
#14 - LaMonte Wade (Chattanooga) - Disabled List
#15 - Mitch Garver (Minnesota) - Late Game
#16 - Ben Rortvedt (Cedar Rapids) - 3-3, BB, 3B(2), R
#17 - Travis Blankenhorn (Ft. Myers) - Rained Out
#19 - Tyler Jay (Chattanooga) - Did Not Pitch
SATURDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Buffalo @ Rochester (6:05 CST) - LHP Dietrich Enns (2-0, 2 6.03 ERA)
Montgomery @ Chattanooga (6:15 CST) - LHP Anthony Marzi (0-2, 6.04 ERA)
Ft. Myers @ Charlotte (DH @ 3:00 CST) - RHP Tyler Wells (3-2, 3.09 ERA), TBD
Cltinton @ Cedar Rapids (DH @ 5:05 CST) - RHP Brusdar Graterol (2-0, 0.93 ERA)
Please feel free to ask any questions about Friday’s full schedule of games, or ask any questions you may have.