- OF Matt Wallner was assigned to the Minnesota Twins Taxi Squad
- C Ryan Jeffers assigned to the St. Paul Saints on Major League rehab
- INF Jorge Polanco assigned to the St. Paul Saints on Major League rehab
- RHP Randy Dobnak cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to the St. Paul Saints
- RHP Bailey Ober has completed his Major League rehab and returned to Minnesota Twins
- OF Mark Contreras recalled by Minnesota Twins
- Austin Martin, Edouard Julien Alex Isola, Denny Bentley, Francis Peguero, Jon Olsen, and Ryan Shreve to participate in Arizona Fall League
St. Paul 7, Louisville 6, F/10
The Saints took down the Bats in dramatic fashion Friday evening after trailing for the vast majority of the game.
Down 5-2 in the bottom of the eighth, Ryan Jeffers three-run home run tied the game up at 5-5. After failing to score with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth and surrendering a run in the top of the 10th, St. Paul filled the bags again following a Dalton Shuffield (2-for-3, 2B, BB) double and a Chris Williams (0-for-2, 3 BB, HBP) hit by pitch. Andrew Bechtold (0-for-4, RBI, 2 BB) tied the game with a walk and Nash Knight (3-for-3, RBI, 3 BB) brought home the winning run on a walk-off single.
In less fun news, Jorge Polanco exited the game after five innings. He was originally slated to play seven innings.
WIND SURGE WISDOM
Wichita 2, Midland 1
Daniel Gossett continued his strong season for the Wind Surge, shutting down the RockHounds to help his team pull off a close victory. He threw five innings and struck out seven while surrendering a single run. His ERA dropped to 2.26 on the year. Denny Bentley, Jordan Gore, Francis Peguero, and Alex Phillips pitched lights out from the pen, striking out two and allowing only a single Midland batter to reach base in four innings of work.
Edouard Julien led the Wichita charge offensively, going 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI, and a walk. Austin Martin (2-for-4) was the only Wind Surge batter to register multiple hits.
South Bend 9, Cedar Rapids 3
The Kernels’ season came to a close Friday night as they fell to the Cubs, dropping the Division Series contest, 2-1.
South Bend touched starter Orlando Rodriguez for four runs in the top of the first, a total that was ultimately enough to secure the win. Rodriguez recorded just one out in the game. He was followed by six more Kernels pitchers.
Game 3: Fort Myers vs. Dunedin, PPD
Series tied 1-1
Darn rain. They plan to try to get it in on Saturday.
TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Pitcher of the Day – Daniel Gossett (Wichita): 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Hitter of the Day – Ryan Jeffers (St. Paul): 2-for-6, HR, 3 RBI
We will again keep tabs on the Twins top prospects. You’ll probably read about them in the team sections, but if they aren’t there, you’ll see how they did here. Here’s a look at how the current Twins Daily Top 20 performed:
SATURDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
St. Paul vs. Louisville (7:07 CST) - RHP Dereck Rodriguez (7-4, 5.02 ERA)
Wichita @ Midland (5:00 CST) - RHP Cody Laweryson (5-0, 0.82 ERA)
Wichita @ Midland (TBD CST) - TBD
Fort Myers vs. Dunedin (11:00 am CST) - TBD