No transactions on Sunday within the organization!
Columbus 5, St. Paul 3 (10)
Extra innings, man.
Per Saints broadcaster and Vice President Sean Aronson, St. Paul has played more extra-inning games than any professional baseball team in their 2022 campaign. In their 17th extra-inning game of the season, the Saints dropped a 5-3 contest to Columbus on Sunday afternoon.
St. Paul starter Aaron Sanchez was magnificent, pitching five scoreless innings with striking out four, allowing just three hits and one walk. Sanchez shined in his one appearance with the Twins earlier this summer and it's great to see him continue to shine with St. Paul.
Saints' relievers Tyler Thornburg and Jharel Cotton were solid on the day; Thornburg was perfect in the sixth inning, striking one one while Cotton was solid on the back end, pitching 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball between the eighth and ninth innings.
WIND SURGE WISDOM
Wichita 10, Corpus Christi 4
The bats were buzzing in Kansas. An inside-the-park homer from Will Holland led the Surge to a dominant win on Sunday afternoon at Riverfront Stadium in Wichita.
Holland's homer took place in the second inning and was truly a spectacular sight.
Holland also tallied an RBI single in the seventh inning and his inside-the-parker was the first in franchise history.
DaShawn Keirsey Jr. also had a stellar day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with an RBI and a towering solo home run in the third inning.
The Surge were just as electric on the bump; starter Kody Funderburk (W, 8-4) tossed five shutout innings, striking out four and allowing zero walks. Cody (with a C) Lawyerson followed suit with a scoreless sixth inning. Highly-touted prospect Blayne Enlow was effective in relief as well, tossing a scoreless eighth inning.
The win continues a hot streak for the Surge. Wichita has one nine of its last ten and 15 of its last 18 games.
Quad Cities 6, Cedar Rapids 5
A pair of ninth-inning runs from Quad Cities kept the Kernels out of the win column on Sunday afternoon. Despite the loss, there were a myriad of standout performances.
Recent first-round pick Brooks Lee continued his impressive debut in pro ball, tallying four singles on the day.
Starting pitcher Ryan Shreve was excellent, tossing three shutout innings and striking out two while walking none.
Jupiter 9, Fort Myers 4
After surrendering four runs in the first inning, Fort Myers mustered together some momentum with a four-run response in the second, all of which came with two outs.
Unfortunately, that would be the only noise that the Mussels would make at the plate in a 9-4 loss on Sunday afternoon.
Despite the loss, the second-inning frenzy was a beauty. Rubel Cespedes led off the inning with a four-pitch walk and advanced to second on a single from Kal’ai Rosario. Following a pair of fly outs, Daniel Ozoria laced a 3-1 pitch for a single into center to score Cespedes and move Rosario to third.
The party started in the next at-bat; with Luis Baez at the plate, Rosario and Ozoria whipped up a double-steal, scoring Rosario and moving Ozoria to second. Ozoria would later score on a passed ball and Baez would eventually cross home as well thanks to a walk.
Small ball at its finest.
Fort Myers relievers Regi Grace and Anthony Escobar were outstanding for the Mussels. After a rocky two-thirds of an inning from starter Tomas Cleto, Grace went 2 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit and a walk while striking out four. Escobar followed with two innings of perfect baseball, striking out one.
TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Hitter of the Day: Will Holland (Wichita) - 2-for-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, K
Pitcher of the Day: Kody Funderburk (Wichita) - 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
#2 - Brooks Lee (Cedar Rapids) - 4-for-5, R
# 7 - Noah Miller (Fort Myers) - 0-for-4, BB, 2 K
#9 - Matt Wallner (St. Paul) - 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
#14 - Edouard Julien (Wichita) - 3-for-5, R, RBI, K
#15 - Blayne Enlow (Wichita) - 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
#18 - Tanner Schobel (Fort Myers) - 0-for-3, RBI, BB, K
#19 - Alerick Soularie (Cedar Rapids) - 2-for-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
#20 - Kala'i Rosario (Fort Myers) - 2-for-4, R, SB, K
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