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  1. TRANSACTIONS Minnesota Twins IF Luis Arraez to Triple-A St. Paul on rehab assignment Minnesota Twins place SS Keoni Cavaco on 7-day Injured List (concussion) SAINTS SENTINEL Omaha 6, St. Paul 4 Box Score The St. Paul Saints hung tough with the best team in the Triple-A East tonight, but walk away losers to 6-4 scoreline. Omaha got off to a hot start, posting two runs in the top of the first off a Kyle Isbel RBI groundout and a solo homer from Ryan O’Hearn. The Storm Chasers added one in the second on a Angelo Castellano single that scored A
  2. A late-inning homer outburst gave Cedar Rapids a win that highlighted an otherwise disappointing night on the Twins farm. Let's get right to it in tonight's Minor League Report: TRANSACTIONS Minnesota Twins IF Luis Arraez to Triple-A St. Paul on rehab assignment Minnesota Twins place SS Keoni Cavaco on 7-day Injured List (concussion) SAINTS SENTINEL Omaha 6, St. Paul 4 Box Score The St. Paul Saints hung tough with the best team in the Triple-A East tonight, but walk away losers to 6-4 scoreline. Omaha got off to a hot start, posting t
  3. TRANSACTIONS Minnesota Twins transfer LHP John Wilson from development complex to Low-A Fort Myers SAINTS SENTINEL St. Paul 2, Louisville 1 (Game 1) Box Score Chandler Shepherd only struck out one Louisville batter in 5.2 innings of work but was effective nonetheless, allowing only one run on two hits in his outing. Shepherd got the Bats to hit ground ball after ground ball, allowing him to be remarkably efficient; he only needed 48 pitches (39 strikes) to get within one out of six full innings pitched. Tony Santillan took a different approach to his do
  4. If you tuned in to tonight's minor league games after switching off the Twins in disgust, you witnessed close competitive contest across the system. Let's dive into tonight's Minor League Report. TRANSACTIONS Minnesota Twins transfer LHP John Wilson from development complex to Low-A Fort Myers SAINTS SENTINEL St. Paul 2, Louisville 1 (Game 1) Box Score Chandler Shepherd only struck out one Louisville batter in 5.2 innings of work but was effective nonetheless, allowing only one run on two hits in his outing. Shepherd got the Bats to hit ground b
  5. TRANSACTIONS Twins option C Ben Rortvedt to Triple-A St. Paul Twins activate OF Alex Kirilloff Twins recall RHP Randy Dobnak from Triple-A St. Paul Twins option RHP Bailey Ober to Triple-A St. Paul Twins promote RHP Rob Whalen to Triple-A St. Paul from Double-A Wichita SAINTS SENTINEL Indianapolis 6, St. Paul 4 Box Score St. Paul fell victim to the bad extra inning play that has plagued Twin Cities baseball teams all year, as they dropped this one 6-4 in ten innings. Indianapolis jumped on Charlie Barnes in the first frame, as
  6. Games were close across the Twins' system tonight, but heart-wrenching defeats were the norm. Still, top pitching prospects showed off their stuff. Check that out and more in tonight's Minor League Report: TRANSACTIONS Twins option C Ben Rortvedt to Triple-A St. Paul Twins activate OF Alex Kirilloff Twins recall RHP Randy Dobnak from Triple-A St. Paul Twins option RHP Bailey Ober to Triple-A St. Paul Twins promote RHP Rob Whalen to Triple-A St. Paul from Double-A Wichita SAINTS SENTINEL Indianapolis 6, St. Paul 4 Box Score St
  7. Saints Sentinel Iowa 3, St. Paul 4 Box Score Andrew Albers staved off a rocky start to fire a solid six innings and set the Saints up to win in a close one. Albers allowed two runs off hard-hit balls early, but settled down to post a final line of 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 5 K, 1 BB. Iowa grabbed a run in the first when Keon Broxton dove well short of a P.J. Higgins drive to left-center, allowing Rafael Ortega to score from first and Higgins to take third for a triple. They doubled their advantage in the second, on a solo home run from Taylor Gushue. The Saints had men on first and
  8. The Twins affiliates' opponents didn't score much tonight, as there were solid pitching performances across the system. Check this out and more in tonight's Minor League Report. Saints Sentinel Iowa 3, St. Paul 4 Box Score Andrew Albers staved off a rocky start to fire a solid six innings and set the Saints up to win in a close one. Albers allowed two runs off hard-hit balls early, but settled down to post a final line of 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 5 K, 1 BB. Iowa grabbed a run in the first when Keon Broxton dove well short of a P.J. Higgins drive to left-center, allowing Rafael Orte
  9. On a positive Friday night around the Twins' system, two hitters' career nights stole the show. Read about all four farm games in tonight's minor league report. Transactions Minnesota Twins place CF Byron Buxton on 10-day IL (right hip strain) Minnesota Twins designate LHP Brandon Waddell for assignment Minnesota Twins select contract of OF Trevor Larnach from St. Paul Saints Sentinel St. Paul 2, Omaha 4 Box Score Starter Griffin Jax was solid in his first outing of the 2021 season. The 26-year-old righty allowed a run on four hits over five innings,
  10. Transactions Minnesota Twins place CF Byron Buxton on 10-day IL (right hip strain) Minnesota Twins designate LHP Brandon Waddell for assignment Minnesota Twins select contract of OF Trevor Larnach from St. Paul Saints Sentinel St. Paul 2, Omaha 4 Box Score Starter Griffin Jax was solid in his first outing of the 2021 season. The 26-year-old righty allowed a run on four hits over five innings, walking three and striking out two. Jax threw 50 strikes out of 82 pitches. Ronald Bolaños was nearly as effective for the Storm Chasers, allowing two earned over his
  11. The Mariners scratched across runs in the eighth and 10th innings Saturday to hand the Twins their third loss of the season, all three of which have come in extra innings. Read more about the game in today’s recap.Box Score Pineda: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K Home Runs: Cruz (4) Bottom 3 WPA: Polanco -.331, Colomé -.181, Garver -.177 Win Probability Chart (via FanGraphs): Download attachment: chart.png Twins, Mariners in Lockstep All Afternoon Today’s game seemed predestined for an extra innings crapshoot all day, as the Twins and Mariners matched blows all game long. Seattle struck firs
  12. Box Score Pineda: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K Home Runs: Cruz (4) Bottom 3 WPA: Polanco -.331, Colomé -.181, Garver -.177 Win Probability Chart (via FanGraphs): Twins, Mariners in Lockstep All Afternoon Today’s game seemed predestined for an extra innings crapshoot all day, as the Twins and Mariners matched blows all game long. Seattle struck first in the top of the third with two homers off two Michael Pineda mistakes. Big Mike, who had excellent command for most of his start, gave Taylor Trammell his first big league homer in the form of a center-cut fastball, and left Mitch Haniger a
  13. It was a sorrowful day in Twins Territory and around baseball, as Twins bench coach Mike Bell passed away this afternoon. On the field, the Twins dropped a close one to Atlanta.Mike Bell, 1974-2021 The Twins announced today in an official statement that bench coach Mike Bell passed away this afternoon at the age of 46 after a six-week battle with kidney cancer. Bell spent 28 years in and around Major League Baseball as a player, coach, and player development expert. Bell’s tenure with the Twins was short – he joined the team prior to the 2020 season – but, by all accounts, he became a valuab
  14. Mike Bell, 1974-2021 The Twins announced today in an official statement that bench coach Mike Bell passed away this afternoon at the age of 46 after a six-week battle with kidney cancer. Bell spent 28 years in and around Major League Baseball as a player, coach, and player development expert. Bell’s tenure with the Twins was short – he joined the team prior to the 2020 season – but, by all accounts, he became a valuable and well-loved member of the coaching staff immediately. Dave St. Peter, Derek Falvey, and Rocco Baldelli each spoke of Bell’s importance to the club today. https://twitter.c
  15. The Twins lost to the Braves (again), but Randy Dobnak was excellent (again). Plus, Jorge Polanco is back on the diamond and two Twins pitchers get sent down.Final: Braves 4, Twins 2 Box Score Twins Takeaways Standout Pitcher: Randy Dobnak (3.1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 5 K) Standout Hitter: Brent Rooker (1-2, 2B, RBI) Dobnak Remains Impressive Randy Dobnak added to his impressive spring tonight, allowing a run on only one hit in 3 1/3 innings of work. He struck out five Braves including Ronald Acuña Jr., Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson and Travis d’Arnaud. Dobnak, formerly a pitch to contact guy, has bee
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