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  1. TRANSACTIONS None Saints Sentinel St. Paul 9, Omaha, 5 Box Score Andrew Albers: 5 ⅓ IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K HR: Tomás Telis (4) Multi-hit games: Tomás Telis (3-for-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI) Omaha had been a juggernaut squad coming into Saturday but evidently no one told the Saints. St. Paul kicked off the scoring quickly thanks to a J.T. Riddle double in the 1st that plated two. Tomás Telis then provided the next three runs off of a 3rd inning single and a 5th inning two-run bomb. Omaha made it a game with some shenanigans in the 6th that brought th
  2. Byron Buxton and Luis Arraez both continued their rehab assignments as the teams in the Twins’ system took care of business on Saturday. Read all about it and more in this edition of the minor league report. TRANSACTIONS None Saints Sentinel St. Paul 9, Omaha, 5 Box Score Andrew Albers: 5 ⅓ IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K HR: Tomás Telis (4) Multi-hit games: Tomás Telis (3-for-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI) Omaha had been a juggernaut squad coming into Saturday but evidently no one told the Saints. St. Paul kicked off the scoring quickly thanks to a J.T. Riddle
  3. Top pitching prospect Jordan Balazovic made his much anticipated 2021 debut for the Wichita Wind Surge on Saturday and it came not a day too soon. Read all about that and more in this edition of the minor league report. TRANSACTIONS RHP Griffin Jax promoted to the Twins. RHP Juan Minaya DFAd. LHP Bryan Sammons promoted to AAA St. Paul RHP Matt Mullenbach promoted to AAA St. Paul from the Ft. Myers complex. (He was just signed on Friday from an independent league) RHP Bailey Ober promoted to Twins from AAA St. Paul RHP Matt Canterino placed on the 7
  4. TRANSACTIONS RHP Griffin Jax promoted to the Twins. RHP Juan Minaya DFAd. LHP Bryan Sammons promoted to AAA St. Paul RHP Matt Mullenbach promoted to AAA St. Paul from the Ft. Myers complex. (He was just signed on Friday from an independent league) RHP Bailey Ober promoted to Twins from AAA St. Paul RHP Matt Canterino placed on the 7-day IL for A+ Cedar Rapids (right elbow strain) LHP Lewis Thorpe placed on the 7-day IL for AAA St. Paul (left shoulder strain) Saints Sentinel St. Paul 3, Louisville 6 Box Score Bryan Sammon
  5. TRANSACTIONS OF Trey Cabbage transferred from AA Wichita to A+ Cedar Rapids RHP Juan Minaya selected by the Twins (from AAA St. Paul) RHP Cody Stashak optioned by Twins to AAA St. Paul Saints Sentinel St. Paul 6, Iowa 5 Box Score Chandler Shepherd: 3 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K HR: Ben Rortvedt (1), Damek Tomscha (2, 3) Multi-hit games: Drew Maggi (2-for-5, 3B, R), J.T. Riddle (2-for-4, R), Damek Tomscha (4-for-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI) The Saints played an interesting game on Saturday. They held a comfortable lead heading into the 9th. The reason
  6. One team had a dramatic walk-off homer while another was no-hit, kind of. I explain it all in this edition of the minor league report. TRANSACTIONS OF Trey Cabbage transferred from AA Wichita to A+ Cedar Rapids RHP Juan Minaya selected by the Twins (from AAA St. Paul) RHP Cody Stashak optioned by Twins to AAA St. Paul Saints Sentinel St. Paul 6, Iowa 5 Box Score Chandler Shepherd: 3 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K HR: Ben Rortvedt (1), Damek Tomscha (2, 3) Multi-hit games: Drew Maggi (2-for-5, 3B, R), J.T. Riddle (2-for-4, R), Damek Tomscha (4-for-4
  7. TRANSACTIONS None. Saints Sentinel St. Paul 1, Indianapolis 5 Box Score Jhoan Duran: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K HR: Jimmy Kerrigan (3) Multi-hit games: Nick Gordon (2-for-3, BB) Even if the Saints got blown out by 20 in this game, the story still would have been the 2021 debut of top prospect Jhoan Duran. The #86 overall prospect by MLB Pipeline possesses the kind of raw stuff that likely intimidates his own catchers. Duran pitched about as well as he was going to given his pitch limit. His six strikeouts over just nine total outs refl
  8. Top pitching prospect Jhoan Duran made his 2021 debut for the St. Paul Saints this Saturday. Read all about how his start went along with all the other action in the Twins minor league system. TRANSACTIONS None. Saints Sentinel St. Paul 1, Indianapolis 5 Box Score Jhoan Duran: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K HR: Jimmy Kerrigan (3) Multi-hit games: Nick Gordon (2-for-3, BB) Even if the Saints got blown out by 20 in this game, the story still would have been the 2021 debut of top prospect Jhoan Duran. The #86 overall prospect by MLB Pipelin
  9. TRANSACTIONS C David Bañuelos activated from the temporary inactive roster (he is now the father of a baby boy. Congratulations to Bañuelos!) OF Rob Refsynder selected from AAA St. Paul by the Minnesota Twins Saints Sentinel St. Paul 2, Iowa 1 Box Score Charlie Barnes: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K HR: Ryan Jeffers (3) Multi-hit games: Ryan Jeffers (2-for-4, HR, R, RBI) The Saints and Cubs were locked into a pitching clinic for much of the game on Saturday. Both teams combined for just two runs over seven hits through the first seven innings of the game. Keon
  10. The games on Saturday were split into two groups; laughers that were finished before the game ended and nail-biters that ended in the final plate appearance. All of that and more in this edition of the minor league report. TRANSACTIONS C David Bañuelos activated from the temporary inactive roster (he is now the father of a baby boy. Congratulations to Bañuelos!) OF Rob Refsynder selected from AAA St. Paul by the Minnesota Twins Saints Sentinel St. Paul 2, Iowa 1 Box Score Charlie Barnes: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K HR: Ryan Jeffers (3) Multi-hit games: Ryan Jef
  11. A pair of starting pitchers on the 40-man roster were set to make their 2021 debuts on Saturday but only two games were able to be played in full due to rain. All of that and more in this edition of the minor league report. TRANSACTIONS RHP Donny Breek transferred to A Fort Myers RHP Anthony Escobar transferred to A Fort Myers RHP Sean Mooney of A Fort Myers placed on the 7-day IL (right shoulder strain), retroactive to May 7 OF Jimmy Kerrigan promoted to AAA St. Paul from AA Wichita RHP Derek Law of AAA St. Paul contract selected by Minnesota Twins
  12. TRANSACTIONS RHP Donny Breek transferred to A Fort Myers RHP Anthony Escobar transferred to A Fort Myers RHP Sean Mooney of A Fort Myers placed on the 7-day IL (right shoulder strain), retroactive to May 7 OF Jimmy Kerrigan promoted to AAA St. Paul from AA Wichita RHP Derek Law of AAA St. Paul contract selected by Minnesota Twins RHP Cody Stashak optioned from Minnesota Twins to AAA St. Paul Saints Sentinel The St. Paul Saints game was suspended in the 5th inning due to rain. The club announced that the game will be continued at some point but t
  13. There may not be any decision more difficult in baseball than determining what to do with a struggling All-Star closer. Their past performance argues that they will continue to be great but their present actions are actively hurting the team. The Twins are in this very situation. How should they act?It should have been all but a given on Sunday, April 11. The Twins had taken a commanding 6-0 lead over the docile Mariners after Byron Buxton annihilated his fifth homer of the season. Matt Shoemaker was dealing, the bats were electric, Max Kepler was doing Hot Girl ****, and the mood was nothing
  14. It should have been all but a given on Sunday, April 11. The Twins had taken a commanding 6-0 lead over the docile Mariners after Byron Buxton annihilated his fifth homer of the season. Matt Shoemaker was dealing, the bats were electric, Max Kepler was doing Hot Girl ****, and the mood was nothing short of a college house party; the kind of which actually could exist before the pandemic. But, well, you all know how this story went. The Mariners slowly clawed back and before anyone could finish their Surly, eight unanswered runs were on the board. There is never a singular culprit when it com
  15. On Wednesday, Alex Colomé was asked to get six outs, something he had not done since 2017. The decision raises questions, specifically why did Rocco Baldelli decide, with a reasonably rested bullpen, to use his closer for two innings?Before getting into that, the decision by Baldelli to send his closer out for a second inning of work was not actually the result of a new philosophical change. Taylor Rogers made nine different appearances in which he threw at least two innings during the 2019 season. The reason for this was because the bullpen was made up of bubble gum, paper clips, and lost d
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