- RHP Jake Jewell claimed off waivers, assigned to Triple-A St.Paul
- FCL Twins activated OF Reynaldo Madrigal from the 7-day injured list
- C Nate Baez assigned to Low-A Fort Myers
- Fort Myers Mighty Mussels transferred 2B Jorel Ortega from the 7-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
- Fort Myers Mighty Mussels released C LaRon Smith.
- Fort Myers Mighty Mussels activated RHP A.J. Labas from the 60-day injured list.
The game between the St.Paul Saints and the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders was postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday.
WIND SURGE WISDOM
Wind Surge 3, Drillers 7
Sabato’s home run is his second is as many days, as he walked off the game last night with a grand slam. It was a slow start for Sabato at Double-A but it’s possible he’s starting to hit his stride.
Brent Headrick started for the Surge and struck out 10 over five innings. Headrick gave up a three-run homer in the fifth but otherwise was fantastic. Cole Sturgeon drove in two runs in the ninth on a single but it wasn't enough. The Surge are 62-48 and lead the Double-A Central by 1.5 games over the Drillers. This is a big weekend.
Kernels 1, Timber Rattlers 0
Four Kernels pitchers combined to shutout the Timber Rattlers in a 1-0 victory Thursday. Tyler Palm started and pitched three scoreless innings, giving way to six more outstanding innings from Jon Olsen, Matthew Swain, and Bradley Hanner. The Kernels allowed only three hits and three walks.
Mikey Perez broke a scoreless tie with a solo homer in the fifth, his first of the season. Stunningly, it was the Kernels only hit of the night. They went 1-for-25 and won the game! On the whole, both offenses went 4-for-54.
What a game. It was over in two hours and two minutes. The Kernels improved to 66-45. It's been a great year in Cedar Rapids.
Mussels 2, Cardinals 1 (Game suspended in in third)
The Mighty Mussels will resume this game Friday and lead 2-1. Ben Ross hit a solo homer in the first, his second of the season. Alec Sayre drove in Kala’i Rosario on a sacrifice fly in the second. Rosario doubled for the 19th time this season.
Mike Paredes gave up one run on a solo homer and struck out three. Paredes has a 2.92 ERA on the season.
FCL Twins 4, FCL Orioles 3
The FCL Twins rode a strong fifth inning to their 24th victory of the season. Trailing 2-0 in the fifth, the Twins scored four runs on an RBI single from Ishmael Pérez and three bases-loaded walks. The Twins held on thanks to two scoreless innings from Miguelangel Boadas.
Making his fourth start on the year, José Olivares gave up two runs on a homer and an RBI single in three innings of work. Olivares struck out five and walked only two. He has a 4.01 ERA.
The Twins are working back toward .500 and improved to 24-27 with this win over a scuffling FCL Orioles squad (12-38).
DSL Twins 7, DSL Rockies 6
The middle of the Twins’ order continued their excellence in a tight, one-run victory Thursday. It was another banner day for José Rodríguez, who went 3-for-5 with two homers and 5 RBI. Rodríguez's second homer was a three-run shot that gave the Twins the lead. Rodríguez owns a .989 OPS with 13 homers in 52 games.
Bryan Acuña went 3-for-5 with a double, bringing his season line up to .313/.415/.403. Isaac Peña also notched a multi-hit game, including a double. Peña is hitting .364/.455/.458. The Twins are crushing the ball.
On the mound, the Twins did just enough to win while striking out seven. The Twins are 32-24 and continue to wow with their lineup.
TWINS MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Twins Minor League Hitter of the Day - José Rodríguez: 3-for-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI
Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Tyler Palm: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, BB, 3 K
FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
Saints - TBD (7:07 p.m.)
Surge - RHP Daniel Gossett (7:05 p.m.)
Kernels - TBD (6:35 p.m.)
Mussels - RHP Pierson Ohl (5:30 p.m.)
FCL Twins - TBD (10:00 a.m.)
DSL Twins - TBD (11:00 a.m.)
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