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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/23): Astudillo Leads Wings, Wilkins Powers Lookouts   
    Willians Astudillo helped lift Rochester to a win tonight, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored. Tomorrow he'll be back with the Twins, thanks to an injury to Bobby Wilson. Also tonight in the minors, Andy Wilkins hit a home run in extras for Chattanooga and 2018 draftee Andrew Cabezas pitched a gem for E-Town. Come check out what else happened across the system Thursday.Transactions – Andrew Vasquez promoted from Chattanooga to Rochester, Casey Crosby activated from the DL in Chattanooga.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Pawtucket 1 @ Rochester 5
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    Some early run support and a strong pitching performance from the whole of the Red Wings staff kept the game well in hand all night. “Starter” Nick Anderson pitched the first inning, scoreless, giving up a hit, a walk, and striking out a pair, before being replaced by Zack Littell. Littell went 5 2/3 innings, struck out six, walked none, gave up six hits and also kept Pawtucket off the board. Andrew Vasquez gave up a run over 1 1/3, but the Red Wings were ahead 5-1 when Ryan Eades came in to pitch the ninth. Eades gave up a hit and struck out a batter in his full inning of work.
     
    Willians Astudillo was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, two runs scored and an RBI.
    Kennys Vargas stayed hot, 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a run scored and a pair of strikeouts. Jon Kemmer added a pair of hits as well, 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a strikeout. Nick Gordon was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. Gordon is hitting just .208/.251/.281 in 88 games for Rochester.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 4 @ Montgomery 2 (10 innings)
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    The Lookouts were down 0-2 heading to the top of the ninth inning before putting a couple runs on the board to extend the game to extra innings, and then scored another pair of runs in the top of the 10th to win the game on a Andy Wilkins two-run home run. The inning before, Luis Arraez picked up the other two RBIs. The rest of the roster had just four hits and while Brent Rooker has crushed the Southern League and heading into Thursday game he was in the top three in RBIs (1st, 77), doubles (T-1st, 31), home runs (2nd, 22), hits (2nd, 122), extra-base hits (2nd, 57), total bases (2nd, 227) and slugging percentage (3rd, .490), he struggled on Thursday. Rooker was 0-for-3 with a walk.
     
    On the bump, Sean Poppen went five innings and gave up just a run on three hits and three walks and struck out six. Cody Stashak saw his scoreless inning streak end at 18 giving up a run in the first of his two innings of work. Austin Adams earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief and Williams Ramirez earned his seventh save of the year with a nice clean 10th inning.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 1 @ Palm Beach 6
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    Thursday night was the rubber match in the three game set between Palm Beach and Fort Myers and the last game of year between the two. Fort Myers lost the previous three series this year and are now 4-11 against them. If the Miracle make playoffs they will face Palm Beach.
     
    Going into Thursday’s game Alex Kirilloff leads all of MiLB in hits (164) and XBH (67) but went 0-for-4 and only added to his strikeout total with two more on Thursday night. Ryan Costello was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, and Jose Miranda had a pair of hits as well, 2-for-4.
     
    On the bump, Bryan Sammons went 4 2/3 innings and gave up five runs on eight hits, and two walks. Colton Davis held off Palm Beach for 1 1/3 innings before Alex Robinson gave up a home run to the only batter he faced. Kevin Marnon finished the game with two scoreless innings.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 4 @ Beloit 5
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    Cedar Rapids had a 4-3 lead after six and a half innings but Beloit put up two in the bottom of the seventh to take the lead for good. Trey Cabbage had a pair of hits as part of his 2-for-3 night that include a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Andrew Bechtold had a pair of hits and RBIs, going 2-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts as well.
     
    Starter Melvi Acosta gave up three runs over 4 1/3 innings on seven hits but he did manage five strikeouts. Jose Martinez was tagged with the loss giving up those two late runs. He pitched 2 2/3 innings and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out a pair. Moises Gomez pitched the eighth and gave up a pair of hits but no runs.
     
    ELIZABETHTON TWINS TALK
    Greenville 7 @ Elizabethton 1
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    In Elizabethton the hometown Twins committed three errors and gave up six runs in the last two innings to spoil what had been a very tight ballgame. Jean Carlos Arias was 2-for-4 with a strikeout and Ricky De La Torre was 2-for-3 and only one other batter had a hit, Yunior Severino who was 1-for-4 with a solo home run. As a team the Twins had just five hits and one walk against 10 strikeouts.
     
    Andrew Cabezas pitched well over 5 1/3 innings giving up just a single run, a single hit, two walks and he struck out seven. Tanner Howell went 2 2/3 innings and gave up four runs on three hits and two walks. Juan Gamez was tagged with a couple of unearned runs in the ninth inning.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Andrew Cabezas, Elizabethton
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Andy Wilkins, Chattanooga
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1. Royce Lewis (FM): 0-4, 1 K
    2. Alex Kirilloff (FM): 0-4, 2 K
    3. Brusdar Graterol (FM): Did not play
    4. Nick Gordon (ROC): 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
    5. Stephen Gonsalves (MN): Did not play
    6. Trevor Larnach (FM): Did not play
    7. Brent Rooker (CHAT): 0-3, 1 BB
    8. Akil Baddoo (CR): 1-3, 1 R, 2 BB
    9. Wander Javier: Out of for the season
    10. Zack Littell (ROC): 5.2 IP, 6 H, 0 R/ER, 6 K, 0 BB
    11. Blayne Enlow (CR): Did not play
    12. LaMonte Wade (ROC): 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
    13. Travis Blankenhorn (FM): Did not play
    14. Lewis Thorpe (CHAT): Did not play
    15. Ben Rortvedt (FM): 1-4, 1 K
    16. Yunior Severino (ET): 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
    17. Lewin Diaz (FM): Did not play
    18. Ryan Jeffers (ET): 0-2
    19. Jacob Pearson (CR): 0-4, 2 K
    20. Luis Arraez (CHAT): 2-5, 2 RBI
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
    Rochester (6:05pm) – TBD
    Chattanooga (6:15pm) – TBD
    Fort Myers (5:30pm) – Charlie Barnes
    Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) –Jhoan Duran
    Elizabethton (6:05pm) - TBD
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/16): Every Affiliate Earns a Win Except Elizabethton   
    Rochester and Chattanooga won laughers, Cedar Rapids split a double-header that included the suspended game from Wednesday night, Fort Myers won a close one, the GCL Twins snuck a win out and also Elizabethton was smoked 0-9. Can’t win them all.Transactions – Robbie Grossman assigned to Rochester on rehab assignment, Shane Carrier sent to GCL Twins on rehab assignment
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 15 @ Toledo 2
    Box Score
     
    Rochester blasted Toledo 15-2 thanks in part to five early runs and a big eight-spot in the sixth inning to really break things open. The Wings offense was on fire, collecting 19 hits including four doubles and three home runs. Seven Rochester players had multiple hits. Jon Kemmer was 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and a strike out to lead all Rochester players. Just behind Kemmer was Kennys Vargas, 3-for-5 with a home run, five RBIs, a walk and two runs scored. LaMonte Wade had the other Red Wings home run as part of a 2-for-5 night that included three RBIs and a run scored. Byron Buxton was 2-for-6 with a double, two runs scored and two strike outs.
     
    Starter John Curtiss went just 1.2 innings before being replaced by Fernando Romero. Curtiss went 1.2 innings, gave up a pair of hits and two walks, striking out one. Romero went 5.1 innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits. He struck out five and walked one. Ryan Eades pitched 1.0 inning, gave up a hit, a walk, and struck out two. Ryne Harper pitched the ninth inning striking out a pair and not giving up any walks, hits, or runs.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 10 @ Mississippi 1
    Box Score
     
    Chattanooga stomped Mississippi, scoring five runs in the third inning to race out to a big lead, adding to it with three more in the sixth inning, and added two more in the ninth after giving up a run in the bottom half of the eighth. The Lookouts were powered by the bottom of their lineup with the 7-8-9 hitters accounting for seven of the club’s eleven hits. Luis Arraez was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and a pair of RBIs as well as a walk and a strike out. Jimmy Kerrigan led the club with three hits in five at bats. Jordan Gore was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored, an RBI and he struck out twice. Brent Rooker was 1-for-5 with a single, a run scored, and two RBIs but stuck out three times.
     
    Starter Dietrich Enns went 6.0 innings, gave up just five hits, walked one and struck out eight. Williams Ramirez gave up a run over 2.0 innings and struck out five. Anthony Marzi finished the game pitching the final inning.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Charlotte 1 @ Fort Myers 2
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    Fort Myers scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fourth inning and held on to defeat Charlotte 2-1 in front of the home crowd. The Miracle are now just a game under .500 on the year at 60-61. Michael Pineda started, as he continues to come back from Tommy John surgery, going 3.0 innings. He gave up two hits, a run and struck out one. Pineda left with the game tied and earned no decision. Kevin Marnon pitched 2.0 scoreless innings and earned his first win of the year while striking out a pair of batters. Andro Cutura pitched the final 4.0 innings. He earned a save, gave up just one hit and struck out three.
     
    The Miracle offense picked up six hits, led by Jose Miranda who was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. No other Miracle batter had multiple hits, but Alex Kirilloff and Ben Rortvedt made their lone hit count, each had a double.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Peoria 4 @ Cedar Rapids 2 (Game 1, Continuation of Yesterday’s Suspended Game)
    Box Score
     
    The Kernels and the Chiefs each collected nine hits, but the Chiefs hung a four-spot on the boar in the top of the eighth to win the contest. Ryan Jeffers was 3-for-5 with a run scored and a strike out, and Ben Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a run scored, two doubles, an RBI and a walk. No other Kernels had multiple hits.
    On the mound, starter Randy Dobnak went 1.0 inning and gave up one hit and one strike out. Blayne Enlow went 5.0 innings, he gave up four hits, three walks, and struck out three. Calvin Faucher pitched the final three innings, he gave up four runs on four hits, walked three and struck out one.
     
    Peoria 0 @ Cedar Rapids 4 (Game 2, 7 innings)
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    The Kernels earned a split in this double-header of sorts, winning the nightcap 4-0. After going hitless in the first game, Akil Baddoo was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and two runs scored. Ryan Jeffers was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. The only other Kernels hit was another double from Ben Rodriguez who was 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.
     
    On the bump, Mike Acosta went 4.1 innings, giving up three hits, and no runs. He walked two and struck out five. Jared Finkel went 2.2 innings, gave up two hits, no runs and walked two, and getting credit for the win because Acosta did not go five innings to qualify (and whatever like 2.2 innings of relief is so great).
     
    ELIZABETHTON TWINS TALK
    Elizabethton 0 @ Bluefield 9
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    Elizabethton managed just three hits in a 6-0 loss on Thursday night. The Twins didn’t help themselves out with four errors, but none lead to any Bluefield runs. The Twins picked up one hit a piece from Lean Marrero, Yunior Severino and pinch hitter Albee Weiss.
     
    Twins starter Tyler Palm was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs on four hits over 4.2 innings. Palm walked two and struck out three. Blair Lakso came on in relief and pitched 2.1 scoreless innings and Seth Pinkerton pitched the eighth inning and gave up a pair of runs, on four hits. He walked one and struck out two.
     
    GCL TWINS TAKES
    GCL Twins 2 @ GCL Orioles 0
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    A very strong performance from the Twins pitching staff, recording 13 strike outs and walking just three while holding the Orioles scoreless. Prelander Berroa started and went 5.0 innings of one hit baseball, walking three and striking out nine. Michael Montero and Niklas Rimmel each pitched 2.0 additional innings of scoreless baseball keeping the shutout intact.
     
    In the batters box, the Twins managed just five hits, but turned hits into early runs, scoring one in the second and another in the fourth. Estamy Urena was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, and Hunter Lee was 1-for-4 with an RBI.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Dietrich Enns, Chattanooga
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jon Kemmer, Rochester
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1. Royce Lewis (FM): 0-3, 1 BB
    2. Alex Kirilloff (FM): 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
    3. Brusdar Graterol (FM): Did not play
    4. Nick Gordon (ROC): 1-4, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
    5. Stephen Gonsalves (ROC): Did not play
    6. Trevor Larnach (FM): Did not play
    7. Brent Rooker (CHAT): 1-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 3 K
    8. Akil Baddoo (CR): 2-8, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 K
    9. Wander Javier: Out of for the season
    10. Zack Littell (ROC): Did not play
    11. Blayne Enlow (CR): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 3 K
    12. LaMonte Wade (ROC): 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
    13. Travis Blankenhorn (FM): 0-4
    14. Lewis Thorpe (CHAT): Did not play
    15. Ben Rortvedt (FM): 2-1, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
    16. Yunior Severino (ET): 1-4, 1 K
    17. Lewin Diaz (FM): Did not play
    18. Ryan Jeffers (ET): Did not play
    19. Jacob Pearson (CR): 0-2 1 RBI, 1 BB
    20. Luis Arraez (CHAT): 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
    Rochester (6:05pm) – Zack Littell (4-5, 3.55)
    Chattanooga (7:0opm) – Sean Poppen (5-5, 3.72)
    Fort Myers (6:00pm) – Bryan Sammons (0-1, 11.37)
    Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Jordan Balazovic (6-3, 4.13)
    Elizabethton (6:05pm) – Andrew Cabezas (1-3, 3.21)
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/16): Every Affiliate Earns a Win Except Elizabethton   
    Rochester and Chattanooga won laughers, Cedar Rapids split a double-header that included the suspended game from Wednesday night, Fort Myers won a close one, the GCL Twins snuck a win out and also Elizabethton was smoked 0-9. Can’t win them all.Transactions – Robbie Grossman assigned to Rochester on rehab assignment, Shane Carrier sent to GCL Twins on rehab assignment
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 15 @ Toledo 2
    Box Score
     
    Rochester blasted Toledo 15-2 thanks in part to five early runs and a big eight-spot in the sixth inning to really break things open. The Wings offense was on fire, collecting 19 hits including four doubles and three home runs. Seven Rochester players had multiple hits. Jon Kemmer was 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and a strike out to lead all Rochester players. Just behind Kemmer was Kennys Vargas, 3-for-5 with a home run, five RBIs, a walk and two runs scored. LaMonte Wade had the other Red Wings home run as part of a 2-for-5 night that included three RBIs and a run scored. Byron Buxton was 2-for-6 with a double, two runs scored and two strike outs.
     
    Starter John Curtiss went just 1.2 innings before being replaced by Fernando Romero. Curtiss went 1.2 innings, gave up a pair of hits and two walks, striking out one. Romero went 5.1 innings, gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits. He struck out five and walked one. Ryan Eades pitched 1.0 inning, gave up a hit, a walk, and struck out two. Ryne Harper pitched the ninth inning striking out a pair and not giving up any walks, hits, or runs.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 10 @ Mississippi 1
    Box Score
     
    Chattanooga stomped Mississippi, scoring five runs in the third inning to race out to a big lead, adding to it with three more in the sixth inning, and added two more in the ninth after giving up a run in the bottom half of the eighth. The Lookouts were powered by the bottom of their lineup with the 7-8-9 hitters accounting for seven of the club’s eleven hits. Luis Arraez was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and a pair of RBIs as well as a walk and a strike out. Jimmy Kerrigan led the club with three hits in five at bats. Jordan Gore was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored, an RBI and he struck out twice. Brent Rooker was 1-for-5 with a single, a run scored, and two RBIs but stuck out three times.
     
    Starter Dietrich Enns went 6.0 innings, gave up just five hits, walked one and struck out eight. Williams Ramirez gave up a run over 2.0 innings and struck out five. Anthony Marzi finished the game pitching the final inning.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Charlotte 1 @ Fort Myers 2
    Box Score
     
    Fort Myers scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fourth inning and held on to defeat Charlotte 2-1 in front of the home crowd. The Miracle are now just a game under .500 on the year at 60-61. Michael Pineda started, as he continues to come back from Tommy John surgery, going 3.0 innings. He gave up two hits, a run and struck out one. Pineda left with the game tied and earned no decision. Kevin Marnon pitched 2.0 scoreless innings and earned his first win of the year while striking out a pair of batters. Andro Cutura pitched the final 4.0 innings. He earned a save, gave up just one hit and struck out three.
     
    The Miracle offense picked up six hits, led by Jose Miranda who was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. No other Miracle batter had multiple hits, but Alex Kirilloff and Ben Rortvedt made their lone hit count, each had a double.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Peoria 4 @ Cedar Rapids 2 (Game 1, Continuation of Yesterday’s Suspended Game)
    Box Score
     
    The Kernels and the Chiefs each collected nine hits, but the Chiefs hung a four-spot on the boar in the top of the eighth to win the contest. Ryan Jeffers was 3-for-5 with a run scored and a strike out, and Ben Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a run scored, two doubles, an RBI and a walk. No other Kernels had multiple hits.
    On the mound, starter Randy Dobnak went 1.0 inning and gave up one hit and one strike out. Blayne Enlow went 5.0 innings, he gave up four hits, three walks, and struck out three. Calvin Faucher pitched the final three innings, he gave up four runs on four hits, walked three and struck out one.
     
    Peoria 0 @ Cedar Rapids 4 (Game 2, 7 innings)
    Box Score
     
    The Kernels earned a split in this double-header of sorts, winning the nightcap 4-0. After going hitless in the first game, Akil Baddoo was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and two runs scored. Ryan Jeffers was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. The only other Kernels hit was another double from Ben Rodriguez who was 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.
     
    On the bump, Mike Acosta went 4.1 innings, giving up three hits, and no runs. He walked two and struck out five. Jared Finkel went 2.2 innings, gave up two hits, no runs and walked two, and getting credit for the win because Acosta did not go five innings to qualify (and whatever like 2.2 innings of relief is so great).
     
    ELIZABETHTON TWINS TALK
    Elizabethton 0 @ Bluefield 9
    Box Score
     
    Elizabethton managed just three hits in a 6-0 loss on Thursday night. The Twins didn’t help themselves out with four errors, but none lead to any Bluefield runs. The Twins picked up one hit a piece from Lean Marrero, Yunior Severino and pinch hitter Albee Weiss.
     
    Twins starter Tyler Palm was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs on four hits over 4.2 innings. Palm walked two and struck out three. Blair Lakso came on in relief and pitched 2.1 scoreless innings and Seth Pinkerton pitched the eighth inning and gave up a pair of runs, on four hits. He walked one and struck out two.
     
    GCL TWINS TAKES
    GCL Twins 2 @ GCL Orioles 0
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    A very strong performance from the Twins pitching staff, recording 13 strike outs and walking just three while holding the Orioles scoreless. Prelander Berroa started and went 5.0 innings of one hit baseball, walking three and striking out nine. Michael Montero and Niklas Rimmel each pitched 2.0 additional innings of scoreless baseball keeping the shutout intact.
     
    In the batters box, the Twins managed just five hits, but turned hits into early runs, scoring one in the second and another in the fourth. Estamy Urena was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, and Hunter Lee was 1-for-4 with an RBI.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Dietrich Enns, Chattanooga
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jon Kemmer, Rochester
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1. Royce Lewis (FM): 0-3, 1 BB
    2. Alex Kirilloff (FM): 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
    3. Brusdar Graterol (FM): Did not play
    4. Nick Gordon (ROC): 1-4, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
    5. Stephen Gonsalves (ROC): Did not play
    6. Trevor Larnach (FM): Did not play
    7. Brent Rooker (CHAT): 1-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 3 K
    8. Akil Baddoo (CR): 2-8, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 K
    9. Wander Javier: Out of for the season
    10. Zack Littell (ROC): Did not play
    11. Blayne Enlow (CR): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 3 K
    12. LaMonte Wade (ROC): 2-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
    13. Travis Blankenhorn (FM): 0-4
    14. Lewis Thorpe (CHAT): Did not play
    15. Ben Rortvedt (FM): 2-1, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
    16. Yunior Severino (ET): 1-4, 1 K
    17. Lewin Diaz (FM): Did not play
    18. Ryan Jeffers (ET): Did not play
    19. Jacob Pearson (CR): 0-2 1 RBI, 1 BB
    20. Luis Arraez (CHAT): 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
    Rochester (6:05pm) – Zack Littell (4-5, 3.55)
    Chattanooga (7:0opm) – Sean Poppen (5-5, 3.72)
    Fort Myers (6:00pm) – Bryan Sammons (0-1, 11.37)
    Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Jordan Balazovic (6-3, 4.13)
    Elizabethton (6:05pm) – Andrew Cabezas (1-3, 3.21)
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/9): Stephen Gonsalves Strikes Out Nine   
    A couple of close games and a couple of laughers in the system on Thursday night, including a strong start from Stephen Gonsalves and a combined shut-out from Elizabethton. Come check out what else happened across the minors.RED WINGS REPORT
    Toledo 3 @ Rochester 14
    Box Score
     
    The Red Wings scored four in the first, three in the second, and four more in the third, racing off to a 11-1 lead, and then put a few more runs on the board over the next several innings to win the game 14-3. As a team the Red wings had just 11 hits but FIVE of them were home runs. The Red Wings were led by a 3-for-5 night from Tyler Austin. Austin had a triple, a home run, three RBIs, and three runs scored. Taylor Motter, Kennys Vargas, Jon Kemmer and Jeremy Hazelbaker also added long balls of their own. Nick Gordon continues his rough stretch, going 0-for-3 with a pair of walks.
     
    On the bump, Stephen Gonsalves went six innings, gave up just three hits and three walks, striking out nine. He gave up three runs, all earned, and picked up his eighth victory of the year. Jake Reed pitched two hitless innings, keeping the Mud Hens off of the board and striking out four of the seven batters he faced. Ryne Harper pitched the ninth, he gave up one hit, no runs, and struck out a batter.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Jackson 2 @ Chattanooga 1
    Box Score
     
    Down 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning the Lookouts pushed one run across on a Mitchell Kranson double and left the tying run on second base. The Lookouts managed just five hits, two of them doubles, one each from Mitchell Kranson (1-for-4) and Brian Navarreto (1-for-4). Overall the Lookouts were pretty well shut down by Jackson starter Taylor Widener who struck out nine batters and didn’t walk anyone. Lookouts pitching wasn’t bad, giving up just a pair of runs, one each from Tyler Wells (6.0 IP) and one from Ryan Eades (2.0 IP). Devin Smeltzer pitched the ninth, keeping the game within reach with a scoreless frame.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 4 @ Florida 3
    Box Score
     
    Fort Myers needed a run in the top of the ninth inning to keep the game alive, down 2-3. Caleb Hamilton singled to start the inning and then took second on a throwing error on a pickoff attempt and advanced to third on a wild pitch before eventually scoring on a Royce Lewis triple to tie the game and send things to extra innings. In the top of the 10th, with Taylor Grzlelakowski as the free running on second base to start the frame, Jose Miranda was hit by a pitch to put runners at first and second. Alex Kirilloff gounded into a double play but Grzlelakowski advanced to third base and eventually scored on a wild pitch, enough to give the Lookouts the win after Ryan Mason kept Florida off the board in the bottom of the frame.
     
    Royce Lewis was 3-for-4, including that game tying triple, with an RBI, a run scored, a walk, a stolen base and a strike out. Jose Miranda had a 2-for-4 night and Travis Blankenhorn was 2-for-4 with a double. Brusdar Graterol went 5 2/3 innings and left with no decision, giving up two runs on six hits, walking one and striking out four. Anthony Marzi turned in 2 1/3 innings giving up a run on one hit, and Ryan Mason picked up a victory with two innings of scoreless baseball.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 9 @ Clinton 4
    Box Score
     
    Cedar Rapids used a five-run fifth inning to put Thursday night’s game away. Michael Helmen was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a double. Ben Rodriguez was 2-5 with a run scored, a double, two RBIs and two Ks. Lastly, Jacob Pearson was 2-4 with two runs scored, a double, a walk and a strike out, capping off the list of Kernels with multiple hits. Ryan Jeffers’ only hit was a solo home run.
     
    The Kernels starter Randy Dobnak went six innings, gave up six hits, three runs, a walk and five strike outs. He earned a win to move to 8-4 on the year. Derek Molin earned his first save of the year with three innings of one-run baseball. He gave up two hits and struck out five.
     
    ELIZABETHTON TWINS TALK
    Bluefield 0 @ Elizabethton 3
    Box Score
     
    Elizabethton pitched a four-hit shutout on Thursday night with Andrew Cabezas kicking things off with six innings of two-hit baseball. He walked two and struck out four. Jacob Blank earned a hold for his two scoreless innings and Jach Neff closed off the game with a scoreless ninth.
     
    The Twins picked up just four hits, but Ricky De La Torre had half of them going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. The other Twins run came from a solo home run from Colton Burns, part of a 1-for-1 night that included the home run, two runs scored, and two walks.
     
    GCL TWINS TAKES
    GCL Twins 5 @ GCL Rays 2
    Box Score
     
    The GCL Twins rode a strong start from Kai-Wei Teng to a 5-2 victory on Thursday afternoon. Teng pitched 5 2/3 innings, gave up a pair of runs and stuck out nine batters while walking none. Frandy Torres went 1 1/3 innings gave up no hits, walked one and struck out a pair. Erik Cha earned his second save of the year, this one the six out version, with two innings of scoreless pitching. He gave up a hit, a walk, and struck out four.
     
    The Twins spread their seven hits around and just Austin Hale (2-for-4) had more than one hit. All five runs came from the bottom of the Twins order with Alberoni Nunez, Austin Hale, Charles Mack and Samuel Vasquez accounting for all of the runs scored from the 6-7-8-9 spots. Charles Mack was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a pair of walks.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Stephen Gonsalves, Rochester Red Wings
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Tyler Austin, Rochester Red Wings
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1. Royce Lewis (FM): 1. 3-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
    2. Alex Kirilloff (FM): 1-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
    3. Brusdar Graterol (FM): Did not play
    4. Nick Gordon (ROC): 0-3, 1 R, 2 BB
    5. Stephen Gonsalves (ROC): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 9 K
    6. Trevor Larnach (CR): 0-5, 1 K
    7. Brent Rooker (CHAT): 0-4, 1 K
    8. Akil Baddoo (CR): 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
    9. Wander Javier: Out of for the season
    10. Zack Littell (ROC): Did not play
    11. Blayne Enlow (CR): Did not play
    12. LaMonte Wade (ROC): Did not play
    13. Travis Blankenhorn (FM): 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
    14. Lewis Thorpe (CHAT): Did not play
    15. Ben Rortvedt (FM): 0-1
    16. Yunior Severino (ET): Did not play
    17. Lewin Diaz (FM): Did not play
    18. Ryan Jeffers (CR): 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, K
    19. Jacob Pearson (CR): 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
    20. Luis Arraez (CHAT): 1-3
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
    Rochester (6:05pm) – Kohl Stewart (0-3, 3.98)
    Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Dietrich Enns (1-5, 5.45)
    Fort Myers (5:31pm) – Andro Cutura (3-6, 4.44)
    Cedar Rapids (6:30pm) – Blayne Enlow (2-4, 3.65)
    Elizabethton (6:00pm) - TBD
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/9): Stephen Gonsalves Strikes Out Nine   
    A couple of close games and a couple of laughers in the system on Thursday night, including a strong start from Stephen Gonsalves and a combined shut-out from Elizabethton. Come check out what else happened across the minors.RED WINGS REPORT
    Toledo 3 @ Rochester 14
    Box Score
     
    The Red Wings scored four in the first, three in the second, and four more in the third, racing off to a 11-1 lead, and then put a few more runs on the board over the next several innings to win the game 14-3. As a team the Red wings had just 11 hits but FIVE of them were home runs. The Red Wings were led by a 3-for-5 night from Tyler Austin. Austin had a triple, a home run, three RBIs, and three runs scored. Taylor Motter, Kennys Vargas, Jon Kemmer and Jeremy Hazelbaker also added long balls of their own. Nick Gordon continues his rough stretch, going 0-for-3 with a pair of walks.
     
    On the bump, Stephen Gonsalves went six innings, gave up just three hits and three walks, striking out nine. He gave up three runs, all earned, and picked up his eighth victory of the year. Jake Reed pitched two hitless innings, keeping the Mud Hens off of the board and striking out four of the seven batters he faced. Ryne Harper pitched the ninth, he gave up one hit, no runs, and struck out a batter.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Jackson 2 @ Chattanooga 1
    Box Score
     
    Down 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning the Lookouts pushed one run across on a Mitchell Kranson double and left the tying run on second base. The Lookouts managed just five hits, two of them doubles, one each from Mitchell Kranson (1-for-4) and Brian Navarreto (1-for-4). Overall the Lookouts were pretty well shut down by Jackson starter Taylor Widener who struck out nine batters and didn’t walk anyone. Lookouts pitching wasn’t bad, giving up just a pair of runs, one each from Tyler Wells (6.0 IP) and one from Ryan Eades (2.0 IP). Devin Smeltzer pitched the ninth, keeping the game within reach with a scoreless frame.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 4 @ Florida 3
    Box Score
     
    Fort Myers needed a run in the top of the ninth inning to keep the game alive, down 2-3. Caleb Hamilton singled to start the inning and then took second on a throwing error on a pickoff attempt and advanced to third on a wild pitch before eventually scoring on a Royce Lewis triple to tie the game and send things to extra innings. In the top of the 10th, with Taylor Grzlelakowski as the free running on second base to start the frame, Jose Miranda was hit by a pitch to put runners at first and second. Alex Kirilloff gounded into a double play but Grzlelakowski advanced to third base and eventually scored on a wild pitch, enough to give the Lookouts the win after Ryan Mason kept Florida off the board in the bottom of the frame.
     
    Royce Lewis was 3-for-4, including that game tying triple, with an RBI, a run scored, a walk, a stolen base and a strike out. Jose Miranda had a 2-for-4 night and Travis Blankenhorn was 2-for-4 with a double. Brusdar Graterol went 5 2/3 innings and left with no decision, giving up two runs on six hits, walking one and striking out four. Anthony Marzi turned in 2 1/3 innings giving up a run on one hit, and Ryan Mason picked up a victory with two innings of scoreless baseball.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 9 @ Clinton 4
    Box Score
     
    Cedar Rapids used a five-run fifth inning to put Thursday night’s game away. Michael Helmen was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a double. Ben Rodriguez was 2-5 with a run scored, a double, two RBIs and two Ks. Lastly, Jacob Pearson was 2-4 with two runs scored, a double, a walk and a strike out, capping off the list of Kernels with multiple hits. Ryan Jeffers’ only hit was a solo home run.
     
    The Kernels starter Randy Dobnak went six innings, gave up six hits, three runs, a walk and five strike outs. He earned a win to move to 8-4 on the year. Derek Molin earned his first save of the year with three innings of one-run baseball. He gave up two hits and struck out five.
     
    ELIZABETHTON TWINS TALK
    Bluefield 0 @ Elizabethton 3
    Box Score
     
    Elizabethton pitched a four-hit shutout on Thursday night with Andrew Cabezas kicking things off with six innings of two-hit baseball. He walked two and struck out four. Jacob Blank earned a hold for his two scoreless innings and Jach Neff closed off the game with a scoreless ninth.
     
    The Twins picked up just four hits, but Ricky De La Torre had half of them going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. The other Twins run came from a solo home run from Colton Burns, part of a 1-for-1 night that included the home run, two runs scored, and two walks.
     
    GCL TWINS TAKES
    GCL Twins 5 @ GCL Rays 2
    Box Score
     
    The GCL Twins rode a strong start from Kai-Wei Teng to a 5-2 victory on Thursday afternoon. Teng pitched 5 2/3 innings, gave up a pair of runs and stuck out nine batters while walking none. Frandy Torres went 1 1/3 innings gave up no hits, walked one and struck out a pair. Erik Cha earned his second save of the year, this one the six out version, with two innings of scoreless pitching. He gave up a hit, a walk, and struck out four.
     
    The Twins spread their seven hits around and just Austin Hale (2-for-4) had more than one hit. All five runs came from the bottom of the Twins order with Alberoni Nunez, Austin Hale, Charles Mack and Samuel Vasquez accounting for all of the runs scored from the 6-7-8-9 spots. Charles Mack was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a pair of walks.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Stephen Gonsalves, Rochester Red Wings
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Tyler Austin, Rochester Red Wings
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1. Royce Lewis (FM): 1. 3-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
    2. Alex Kirilloff (FM): 1-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K
    3. Brusdar Graterol (FM): Did not play
    4. Nick Gordon (ROC): 0-3, 1 R, 2 BB
    5. Stephen Gonsalves (ROC): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 9 K
    6. Trevor Larnach (CR): 0-5, 1 K
    7. Brent Rooker (CHAT): 0-4, 1 K
    8. Akil Baddoo (CR): 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
    9. Wander Javier: Out of for the season
    10. Zack Littell (ROC): Did not play
    11. Blayne Enlow (CR): Did not play
    12. LaMonte Wade (ROC): Did not play
    13. Travis Blankenhorn (FM): 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
    14. Lewis Thorpe (CHAT): Did not play
    15. Ben Rortvedt (FM): 0-1
    16. Yunior Severino (ET): Did not play
    17. Lewin Diaz (FM): Did not play
    18. Ryan Jeffers (CR): 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, K
    19. Jacob Pearson (CR): 2-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
    20. Luis Arraez (CHAT): 1-3
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
    Rochester (6:05pm) – Kohl Stewart (0-3, 3.98)
    Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Dietrich Enns (1-5, 5.45)
    Fort Myers (5:31pm) – Andro Cutura (3-6, 4.44)
    Cedar Rapids (6:30pm) – Blayne Enlow (2-4, 3.65)
    Elizabethton (6:00pm) - TBD
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from Oldgoat_MN in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/26): Kirilloff Hitting Streak Continues, Tyler Watson Pitches a Gem   
    Not a ton of hits and runs to go around and only one really decent pitching performance all around, but the Top 20 prospects performed admirably. Take a look below.Transactions – Fort Myers placed Joe Cronin on the DL retroactive to July 24th with a sore wrist, and Victor Tademo was promoted from the GCL Twins to take his place.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 0 @ Indianapolis 4
    Box Score
     
    Rochester managed just four hits and could not keep Indianapolis off the board. LaMonte Wade and Andy Wilkins both had a double but outside of those two only Kennys Vargas and Jeremy Hazelbaker managed singles. Nick Gordon was 0-for-3 with a walk.
     
    Starter Fernando Romero went 7 2/3 innings, mostly cruising after giving up three runs in the first. He gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out a pair. Luke Bard recorded the final out for the Red Wings, striking out the only batter he faced.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Pensacola 4 @ Chattanooga 1
    Box Score
     
    Chattanooga outhit Pensacola 7-6 but managed only one run and committed three errors, falling 4-1. Brent Rooker had a solid night, 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. No other hitter had multiple hits, but Chris Paul hit a solo home run as part of his 1-for-4 evening.
     
    Dietrich Enns was tagged with the loss, going seven innings and giving up just three hits and two runs. He struck out six. Andrew Vasquez went 1 inning and gave up another two runs (one earned) and struck out three. Sam Clay pitched a scoreless ninth.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 9 @ Dayton 8
    Box Score
     
    Alex Kirilloff extended his hitting streak to ten games, going 3-for-5 with a run scored and a pair of RBIs as the designated hitter, helping the Miracle win an 11-inning squeaker. The Miracle scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to take the lead, but Daytona scored another run in the bottom half of the inning to force extras. Each team scored two runs in the 10th to keep the game alive, and Fort Myers took the lead for good scoring a run in the top of the 11th on a fielding error. Royce Lewis was 2-for-7 with a pair of runs scored. Taylor Grzelakowski had a huge night, 5-for-6 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. Ben Rodriguez had a pair of hits as well as part of his 2-for-6 night with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored.
    While not terribly effective as a unit, giving up eight runs, the Miracle pitching staff did just enough to guide them to a win. Griffin Jax pitched the first four innings giving up five runs on five hits, striking out seven and walking none. Alex Robinson pitched two and gave up just one one, striking out four. Adam Bray pitched two more innings, giving up no hits, he walked one and struck out four. Ryan Mason earned a blown save and the win with two innings of three-run baseball. Colton Davis kept the Tortugas off the board in the eleventh inning earning his first save of the year.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Clinton 1 @ Cedar Rapids 9
    Box Score
     
    Cedar Rapids gave the home crowd of 2,327 plenty to cheer about, drubbing the Lumberkings 9-1. The Kernels were led by Michael Davis who was 2-for-3 with two home runs and a walk. He scored two runs and contributed three RBIs. Jared Akins also had a pair of hits and three RBIs of his own.
     
    Starter Tyler Watson went seven innings and gave up just one run on three hits. He walked one and struck out nine. Jared Finkel pitched the final two innings, keeping Clinton hitless and he struck out a pair.
     
     
    Elizabethton Twins Talk
    Elizabethton 0 @ Burlington 5
    Box Score
     
    The Twins struggled to hit and score runs on Thursday night. E-Town managed just three hits, one from Yunior Severino, one from Alex Robles, and one from Tyler Webb. None went for extra bases. As a team the Twins were just 3-for-30 with 3 walks and 5 strike outs.
     
    Starter Andrew Cabezas went six innings and gave up just two runs, one earned, scattering four hits. He struck out five and did not walk anyone. Tanner Howell replaced him for two innings and gave up three runs on three hits.
     
     
    GCL TWINS TAKES
    GCL Rays 3 @ GCL Twins 1
    Box Score
     
    The Twins fell behind early and couldn’t muster enough runs against the GCL Rays, falling 3-1. The GCL Twins managed just four hits, one each from Yeison Perez, Janigson Villalobos, Christian Cavaness and Estamy Urena.
     
    Twins started Landon Leach went five innings, giving up just a pair of hits and an unearned run, but left with the game tied and earned a no-decision. Denny Bentley was tagged with the loss after giving up a pair of runs in 1 1/3 innings, on three hits. Osiris German pitched a clean two-thirds innings and Junior Navas gave up four hits over two innings but kept the Rays off the board.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Tyler Watson, Cedar Rapids
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Taylor Grzelakowski, Fort Myers
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1. Royce Lewis (FM): 2-7, 2 R, 1 K
    2. Alex Kirilloff (FM): 3-5, 1 R, 2 RBI
    3. Brusdar Graterol (FM): Did not play
    4. Nick Gordon (ROC): 0-4, 1 BB
    5. Stephen Gonsalves (ROC): Did not play
    6. Trevor Larnach (ET): 0-3, 1 BB
    7. Brent Rooker (CHAT): 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
    8. Akil Baddoo (CR): 0-2, 1 RBI, 2 BB
    9. Wander Javier: Out of for the season
    10. Zack Littell (ROC): Did not play
    11. Blayne Enlow (CR): Did not play
    12. LaMonte Wade (ROC): 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
    13. Travis Blankenhorn (FM): 0-3, 1 K
    14. Lewis Thorpe (CHAT): Did not play
    15. Ben Rortvedt (FM): 1-4, 2 BB, 1 K
    16. Yunior Severino (ET): 1-4, 1 K
    17. Lewin Diaz (FM): Did not play
    18. Ryan Jeffers (ET): Did not play
    19. Jacob Pearson (CR): Did not play
    20. Luis Arraez (CHAT): 1-4
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester (6:00pm) – Zack Littell (1-4, 3.63)
    Chattanooga (7:15pm) – Lewis Thorpe (5-4, 3.89)
    Fort Myers (6:05pm) – Brusdar Graterol (1-2, 6.20)
    Cedar Rapids (7:35pm) – Bailey Ober (7-1, 3.88)
    Elizabethton (6:00pm) – TBD
    GCL Twins (11:00am) - TBD
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/26): Kirilloff Hitting Streak Continues, Tyler Watson Pitches a Gem   
    Not a ton of hits and runs to go around and only one really decent pitching performance all around, but the Top 20 prospects performed admirably. Take a look below.Transactions – Fort Myers placed Joe Cronin on the DL retroactive to July 24th with a sore wrist, and Victor Tademo was promoted from the GCL Twins to take his place.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 0 @ Indianapolis 4
    Box Score
     
    Rochester managed just four hits and could not keep Indianapolis off the board. LaMonte Wade and Andy Wilkins both had a double but outside of those two only Kennys Vargas and Jeremy Hazelbaker managed singles. Nick Gordon was 0-for-3 with a walk.
     
    Starter Fernando Romero went 7 2/3 innings, mostly cruising after giving up three runs in the first. He gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out a pair. Luke Bard recorded the final out for the Red Wings, striking out the only batter he faced.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Pensacola 4 @ Chattanooga 1
    Box Score
     
    Chattanooga outhit Pensacola 7-6 but managed only one run and committed three errors, falling 4-1. Brent Rooker had a solid night, 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. No other hitter had multiple hits, but Chris Paul hit a solo home run as part of his 1-for-4 evening.
     
    Dietrich Enns was tagged with the loss, going seven innings and giving up just three hits and two runs. He struck out six. Andrew Vasquez went 1 inning and gave up another two runs (one earned) and struck out three. Sam Clay pitched a scoreless ninth.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 9 @ Dayton 8
    Box Score
     
    Alex Kirilloff extended his hitting streak to ten games, going 3-for-5 with a run scored and a pair of RBIs as the designated hitter, helping the Miracle win an 11-inning squeaker. The Miracle scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to take the lead, but Daytona scored another run in the bottom half of the inning to force extras. Each team scored two runs in the 10th to keep the game alive, and Fort Myers took the lead for good scoring a run in the top of the 11th on a fielding error. Royce Lewis was 2-for-7 with a pair of runs scored. Taylor Grzelakowski had a huge night, 5-for-6 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. Ben Rodriguez had a pair of hits as well as part of his 2-for-6 night with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored.
    While not terribly effective as a unit, giving up eight runs, the Miracle pitching staff did just enough to guide them to a win. Griffin Jax pitched the first four innings giving up five runs on five hits, striking out seven and walking none. Alex Robinson pitched two and gave up just one one, striking out four. Adam Bray pitched two more innings, giving up no hits, he walked one and struck out four. Ryan Mason earned a blown save and the win with two innings of three-run baseball. Colton Davis kept the Tortugas off the board in the eleventh inning earning his first save of the year.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Clinton 1 @ Cedar Rapids 9
    Box Score
     
    Cedar Rapids gave the home crowd of 2,327 plenty to cheer about, drubbing the Lumberkings 9-1. The Kernels were led by Michael Davis who was 2-for-3 with two home runs and a walk. He scored two runs and contributed three RBIs. Jared Akins also had a pair of hits and three RBIs of his own.
     
    Starter Tyler Watson went seven innings and gave up just one run on three hits. He walked one and struck out nine. Jared Finkel pitched the final two innings, keeping Clinton hitless and he struck out a pair.
     
     
    Elizabethton Twins Talk
    Elizabethton 0 @ Burlington 5
    Box Score
     
    The Twins struggled to hit and score runs on Thursday night. E-Town managed just three hits, one from Yunior Severino, one from Alex Robles, and one from Tyler Webb. None went for extra bases. As a team the Twins were just 3-for-30 with 3 walks and 5 strike outs.
     
    Starter Andrew Cabezas went six innings and gave up just two runs, one earned, scattering four hits. He struck out five and did not walk anyone. Tanner Howell replaced him for two innings and gave up three runs on three hits.
     
     
    GCL TWINS TAKES
    GCL Rays 3 @ GCL Twins 1
    Box Score
     
    The Twins fell behind early and couldn’t muster enough runs against the GCL Rays, falling 3-1. The GCL Twins managed just four hits, one each from Yeison Perez, Janigson Villalobos, Christian Cavaness and Estamy Urena.
     
    Twins started Landon Leach went five innings, giving up just a pair of hits and an unearned run, but left with the game tied and earned a no-decision. Denny Bentley was tagged with the loss after giving up a pair of runs in 1 1/3 innings, on three hits. Osiris German pitched a clean two-thirds innings and Junior Navas gave up four hits over two innings but kept the Rays off the board.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Tyler Watson, Cedar Rapids
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Taylor Grzelakowski, Fort Myers
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1. Royce Lewis (FM): 2-7, 2 R, 1 K
    2. Alex Kirilloff (FM): 3-5, 1 R, 2 RBI
    3. Brusdar Graterol (FM): Did not play
    4. Nick Gordon (ROC): 0-4, 1 BB
    5. Stephen Gonsalves (ROC): Did not play
    6. Trevor Larnach (ET): 0-3, 1 BB
    7. Brent Rooker (CHAT): 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
    8. Akil Baddoo (CR): 0-2, 1 RBI, 2 BB
    9. Wander Javier: Out of for the season
    10. Zack Littell (ROC): Did not play
    11. Blayne Enlow (CR): Did not play
    12. LaMonte Wade (ROC): 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
    13. Travis Blankenhorn (FM): 0-3, 1 K
    14. Lewis Thorpe (CHAT): Did not play
    15. Ben Rortvedt (FM): 1-4, 2 BB, 1 K
    16. Yunior Severino (ET): 1-4, 1 K
    17. Lewin Diaz (FM): Did not play
    18. Ryan Jeffers (ET): Did not play
    19. Jacob Pearson (CR): Did not play
    20. Luis Arraez (CHAT): 1-4
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester (6:00pm) – Zack Littell (1-4, 3.63)
    Chattanooga (7:15pm) – Lewis Thorpe (5-4, 3.89)
    Fort Myers (6:05pm) – Brusdar Graterol (1-2, 6.20)
    Cedar Rapids (7:35pm) – Bailey Ober (7-1, 3.88)
    Elizabethton (6:00pm) – TBD
    GCL Twins (11:00am) - TBD
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/26): Kirilloff Hitting Streak Continues, Tyler Watson Pitches a Gem   
    Not a ton of hits and runs to go around and only one really decent pitching performance all around, but the Top 20 prospects performed admirably. Take a look below.Transactions – Fort Myers placed Joe Cronin on the DL retroactive to July 24th with a sore wrist, and Victor Tademo was promoted from the GCL Twins to take his place.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 0 @ Indianapolis 4
    Box Score
     
    Rochester managed just four hits and could not keep Indianapolis off the board. LaMonte Wade and Andy Wilkins both had a double but outside of those two only Kennys Vargas and Jeremy Hazelbaker managed singles. Nick Gordon was 0-for-3 with a walk.
     
    Starter Fernando Romero went 7 2/3 innings, mostly cruising after giving up three runs in the first. He gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out a pair. Luke Bard recorded the final out for the Red Wings, striking out the only batter he faced.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Pensacola 4 @ Chattanooga 1
    Box Score
     
    Chattanooga outhit Pensacola 7-6 but managed only one run and committed three errors, falling 4-1. Brent Rooker had a solid night, 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. No other hitter had multiple hits, but Chris Paul hit a solo home run as part of his 1-for-4 evening.
     
    Dietrich Enns was tagged with the loss, going seven innings and giving up just three hits and two runs. He struck out six. Andrew Vasquez went 1 inning and gave up another two runs (one earned) and struck out three. Sam Clay pitched a scoreless ninth.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 9 @ Dayton 8
    Box Score
     
    Alex Kirilloff extended his hitting streak to ten games, going 3-for-5 with a run scored and a pair of RBIs as the designated hitter, helping the Miracle win an 11-inning squeaker. The Miracle scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to take the lead, but Daytona scored another run in the bottom half of the inning to force extras. Each team scored two runs in the 10th to keep the game alive, and Fort Myers took the lead for good scoring a run in the top of the 11th on a fielding error. Royce Lewis was 2-for-7 with a pair of runs scored. Taylor Grzelakowski had a huge night, 5-for-6 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. Ben Rodriguez had a pair of hits as well as part of his 2-for-6 night with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored.
    While not terribly effective as a unit, giving up eight runs, the Miracle pitching staff did just enough to guide them to a win. Griffin Jax pitched the first four innings giving up five runs on five hits, striking out seven and walking none. Alex Robinson pitched two and gave up just one one, striking out four. Adam Bray pitched two more innings, giving up no hits, he walked one and struck out four. Ryan Mason earned a blown save and the win with two innings of three-run baseball. Colton Davis kept the Tortugas off the board in the eleventh inning earning his first save of the year.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Clinton 1 @ Cedar Rapids 9
    Box Score
     
    Cedar Rapids gave the home crowd of 2,327 plenty to cheer about, drubbing the Lumberkings 9-1. The Kernels were led by Michael Davis who was 2-for-3 with two home runs and a walk. He scored two runs and contributed three RBIs. Jared Akins also had a pair of hits and three RBIs of his own.
     
    Starter Tyler Watson went seven innings and gave up just one run on three hits. He walked one and struck out nine. Jared Finkel pitched the final two innings, keeping Clinton hitless and he struck out a pair.
     
     
    Elizabethton Twins Talk
    Elizabethton 0 @ Burlington 5
    Box Score
     
    The Twins struggled to hit and score runs on Thursday night. E-Town managed just three hits, one from Yunior Severino, one from Alex Robles, and one from Tyler Webb. None went for extra bases. As a team the Twins were just 3-for-30 with 3 walks and 5 strike outs.
     
    Starter Andrew Cabezas went six innings and gave up just two runs, one earned, scattering four hits. He struck out five and did not walk anyone. Tanner Howell replaced him for two innings and gave up three runs on three hits.
     
     
    GCL TWINS TAKES
    GCL Rays 3 @ GCL Twins 1
    Box Score
     
    The Twins fell behind early and couldn’t muster enough runs against the GCL Rays, falling 3-1. The GCL Twins managed just four hits, one each from Yeison Perez, Janigson Villalobos, Christian Cavaness and Estamy Urena.
     
    Twins started Landon Leach went five innings, giving up just a pair of hits and an unearned run, but left with the game tied and earned a no-decision. Denny Bentley was tagged with the loss after giving up a pair of runs in 1 1/3 innings, on three hits. Osiris German pitched a clean two-thirds innings and Junior Navas gave up four hits over two innings but kept the Rays off the board.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Tyler Watson, Cedar Rapids
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Taylor Grzelakowski, Fort Myers
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1. Royce Lewis (FM): 2-7, 2 R, 1 K
    2. Alex Kirilloff (FM): 3-5, 1 R, 2 RBI
    3. Brusdar Graterol (FM): Did not play
    4. Nick Gordon (ROC): 0-4, 1 BB
    5. Stephen Gonsalves (ROC): Did not play
    6. Trevor Larnach (ET): 0-3, 1 BB
    7. Brent Rooker (CHAT): 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
    8. Akil Baddoo (CR): 0-2, 1 RBI, 2 BB
    9. Wander Javier: Out of for the season
    10. Zack Littell (ROC): Did not play
    11. Blayne Enlow (CR): Did not play
    12. LaMonte Wade (ROC): 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
    13. Travis Blankenhorn (FM): 0-3, 1 K
    14. Lewis Thorpe (CHAT): Did not play
    15. Ben Rortvedt (FM): 1-4, 2 BB, 1 K
    16. Yunior Severino (ET): 1-4, 1 K
    17. Lewin Diaz (FM): Did not play
    18. Ryan Jeffers (ET): Did not play
    19. Jacob Pearson (CR): Did not play
    20. Luis Arraez (CHAT): 1-4
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester (6:00pm) – Zack Littell (1-4, 3.63)
    Chattanooga (7:15pm) – Lewis Thorpe (5-4, 3.89)
    Fort Myers (6:05pm) – Brusdar Graterol (1-2, 6.20)
    Cedar Rapids (7:35pm) – Bailey Ober (7-1, 3.88)
    Elizabethton (6:00pm) – TBD
    GCL Twins (11:00am) - TBD
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/12): Trey Cabbage and Bailey Ober Dominate in Cedar Rapids   
    Just skip ahead to the Kernels report, because ooo boy, fireworks! Trey Cabbage and Bailey Ober were the stars of the day, but there were a few other players who had big nights for Cedar Rapids.Transactions
    Taylor Motter promoted to Rochester from Chattanooga, Rochester’s Luke Bard activated from the DL, and Chattanooga’s Todd Van Steensel activated from the DL.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 2, Scranton/WB 1
    Box Score
     
    Coming off of three-straight extra innings games, the Red Wings were happy to get this one done in regulation, scoring the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and hanging on for a narrow 2-1 victory. Thursday’s victory was the Wings’ 27th road win, the most in the International League. Byron Buxton was 0-for-2 with a strike out, and was forced out of this one due to injury.
    Nick Gordon was 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and a strike
    out, providing all of the firepower.
     
    Starter Adalberto Mejia moved to 5-2 with six innings of one-run baseball. He gave up just three hits, struck out three and walked three. Trevor May pitched an inning of relief sending down all three batters he faced. Gabriel Moya earned a six-out save, giving up a hit and striking out two.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 7, Montgomery 6
    Box Score
     
    Chattanooga had the game well in hand, leading 7-1 after just three innings and their lead slowly trickled almost all the way away and they barely held on for a 7-6 win, including a pretty scary ninth inning that saw Montgomery put three runs on the board with the game-tying run on second base before they were retired.
     
    The Lookouts scored seven runs on just five hits and Ryan Walker committed three errors, one throwing and two fielding, but still managed to win. No hitter had more than one hit, but Ryan Walker made up for his defensive miscues with one swing, sending a 3-run home run out of the park in the third inning. Walker was 1-for-3 with a home run, a run scored, four RBIs, and a walk.
     
    Six pitchers all helped get the Lookouts a win on Thursday night, with Paco Rodriguez picking up the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Lewis Thorpe started the game and went 1 2/3 innings giving up an unearned run, no hits, and striking out a pair. Ryan Eades came in next and went 2 1/3 innings giving up a pair of hits and another unearned run.
     
    Todd Van Steensel fresh off the DL walked a pair and struck out a pair in an inning of work. Ryne Harper gave up four runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings and was replaced by Cody Stashak who earned a save despite giving up a run-scoring double before getting the final out of the game.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Palm Beach 4, Fort Myers 2
    Box Score
     
    The Miracle dropped the last game of their four-game set against Palm Beach and lost the series three games to one. The Miracle managed just five hits and three walks against 10 strikeouts and only took four at-bats with runners in scoring position. No one had more than one hit, and Mark Contreras (1-for-4) had the team’s only extra-base hit, a double. Alex Kirilloff was 0-for-4, as was Lewin Diaz (who had a worse line as it also included three strikeouts). Miguel Sano was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and two runs scored.
     
    Starter Tyler Wells went six innings and gave up four runs on five hits. He walked two, struck out six and gave up two home runs. Ryan Mason (1.0 IP), Colton Davis (1.2 IP) and Alex Robinson (0.1 IP) kept Palm Beach off the board the rest of the way, but their bats couldn’t dig them out of an early hole.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 6, Fort Wayne 2
    Box Score
     
    Thursday night belongs to the Cedar Rapids Kernels. The Kernels had Trey Cabbage absolutely destroying baseballs. Cabbage was 4-for-4 with a run scored, a home run, and two RBIs. Meanwhile, on the mound, Bailey Ober turned in 6 2/3 innings, scattering five hits, giving up no runs and STRIKING OUT TEN!
     
    On top of those two stellar performances, Akil Baddoo had a pair of hits on a 2-for-5 night that included a double and two RBIs, and Robby Rinn added a pair of hits as well. In the bullpen Jose Martinez threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings, and Jared Finkel gave up a pair of runs over a full inning of work, but he had a six-run lead to work with and kept the victory intact.
     
    ELIZABETHTON TWINS TALK
    Elizabethton 7, Johnson City 2
    Box Score
     
    Tyler Webb was 4-for-5 with a run scored and a pair of RBIs, Alex Robles was 3-for-5 with an RBI, and Michael Helmen was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a triple. On top of those three strong days at the plate, Lean Marrero and Michael Davis also had multi-hit nights.
     
    On the mound, Carlos Suniaga earned his first win of the season with five innings of one-run baseball. He gave up six hits, walked no one and struck out three. Andrew Cabezas went 3 2/3 innings and gave up an unearned run on three hits, and Seth Pinkerton closed the game out, getting the only guy he faced to fly out to left.
     
    GCL TWINS TAKES
    SCHEDULED OFF DAY
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Bradley Ober, Cedar Rapids Kernels
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Trey Cabbage, Cedar Rapids Kernels
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1.Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids – 0-3, 1 R, 1 K
    3. Nick Gordon, Rochester – 2-5, 2 RBI
    5. Alex Kirilloff, Fort Myers – 0-4
    7. Brent Rooker, Chattanooga – 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
    10. Akil Baddoo, Cedar Rapids – 2-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K
    11. Lewis Thorpe, Chattanooga – 1.2 IP, 1 R, 2 K
    13. Lewin Diaz, Fort Myers – 0-4, 3 K
    14. LaMonte Wade, Rochester – 0-3
    15. Ben Rortvedt, Fort Myers – 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
    17. Travis Blankenhorn, Fort Myers – 1-4, 1 K
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
    Rochester (6:05pm) – Stephen Gonsalves (5-3, 3.86
    Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Lewis Thorpe (4-4, 3.95)
    Fort Myers (5:30pm) – Griffin Jax (1-1, 3.47)
    Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Blayne Enlow (0-2, 3.73)
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from Oldgoat_MN in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/5): Ober Strikes Out 12 In Cedar Rapids   
    A serious lack of hitting cost the Twins affiliates several winnable games, and only the Cedar Rapids Kernels managed more than two runs (and the Miracle played a doubleheader).TRANSACTIONS
    Cedar Rapids released Tanner Kiest, Rickey Ramirez promoted to Cedar Rapids from Elizabethton, Matt Albanese assigned to Elizabethton
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Pawtucket 0 @ Rochester 0
    Box Score
     
    SUSPENDED - Rain
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Birmingham 3 @ Chattanooga 2
    Box Score
     
    The Lookouts kept Birmingham off the scoreboard in every inning except the fifth, but they gave up a crooked number and could not rally to overcome the three-run fifth. Starter Dietrich Enns cruised into the fifth inning but did not finish, pitching 4.2 innings. Enns was charged with all three runs (two earned), he gave up six hits, did not issue any walks, and struck out eight. Sam Clay came in to close out the fifth and pitched the sixth as well, 1 1/3 IP. Clay did not allow any hits or runs. He walked two and struck out two. Williams Ramirez gave up a hit over two innings, striking out three and walking one. Cody Stashak gave up a hit in an otherwise clean 1 IP.
     
    The Lookouts had chances on Thursday night but were just 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position, stranding eight. Brent Rooker was the only hitter to have multiple hits, and the only hitter to have an extra-base hit. Rooker was 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout. Zander Wiel stole second the lone time he was on base, going 1-for-4 with a strike out.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Dunedin 2 @ Fort Myers 1 – GAME 1
    Box Score
     
    In game one of a double-header the Miracle managed just three hits and a run, falling to Dunedin and starter Patrick Murphy who pitched a complete game (seven IP). Alex Kirilloff and Miguel Sano were both 0-for-3. Travis Blankenhorn provided the lone run support in the first game, going 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the fourth inning.
     
    Ervin Santana, still rehabbing, was tagged with the loss, giving up three hits and two runs over 4 innings. He struck out two and gave up a home run. He was replaced by Adam Bay who held Dunedin scoreless over 3 innings. Bray struck out four and gave up a pair of hits.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Dunedin 1 @ Fort Myers 0 – GAME 2
    Box Score
     
    It was not much better for the Miracle in the nightcap as they again managed three hits against Dunedin, but this time failing to score any runs. Miguel Sano picked up two of the three hits going 2-for-3 with a strike out. Alex Kirilloff was again held hitless, going 0-for-3.
     
    Charlie Barnes pitched well enough to win, taking a scoreless game into the seventh inning, but without any run support at all he was tagged with a loss to fall to 3-5. Barnes pitched 6 1/3 innings, scattered six hits, giving up just one run in the top of the seventh. He walked three and struck out three. Ryan Mason pitched the last 2/3 of an inning, giving up a pair of hits but keeping Dunedin off of the board.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Wisconsin 1 @ Cedar Rapids 8
    Box Score
     
    2,520 fans in Cedar Rapids were treated to an excellent start from Bailey Ober. Ober pitched 7.0 innings, gave up just three hits and one run while striking out TWELVE. Ober’s 12-strikeout game was the first for the Kernels in more than two years. Jared Finkel finished the game for Ober and the Kernels, pitching 2 innings of hitless baseball. Finkel walked one and struck out one.
     
    The Kernels scored eight runs on just seven hits and three walks thanks to some timely hitting with runners in scoring position. Jared Akins was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Jordan Gore was 2-for-3 with a three-run home run. Royce Lewis was 1-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a strikeout.
     
    Elizabethton Twins Talk
    Kingsport 7 @ Elizabethton 1
    Box Score
     
    The E-Town Twins were clobbered by Kingsport 7-1 and managed just four hits. No Twins hitter had more than one hit, and Trevor Casanova had the team's only extra-base hit, a double, as part of his 1-for-4 night.
     
    Starter Andrew Cabezas was charged with the loss, falling to 0-2 with 4.0 innings of three-run baseball. Cabezas gave up three hits and struck out four. Carlos Suniaga pitched 4.0 innings of relief giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits. He struck out four and walked one. Blair Lasko pitched 1 inning, giving up a pair of runs on three hits, a walk and a strike out.
     
     
    GCL TWINS TAKES
    GCL Orioles 1 @ GCL Twins 2
    Box Score
     
    The GCL Twins walked off the GCL Orioles with some good old-fashioned small ball. After Alberoni Nunez walked to lead off the inning, Agustin Marte bunted him over to second. The Orioles then intentionally walked Estamy Urena to keep the force out in play, and then accidentally walked Gabe Snyder to load the bases. Austin Hale was the hero, singling home the winning run! Hale was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a strikeout. No Twins player had multiple hits and there were no extra base hits. Before Hale’s ninth inning single with the bases loaded, the Twins were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded 13 runners.
     
    The Twins used four pitchers to win a tight game on Thursday with starter Kai-Wei Teng going 5.0 innings, giving up just two hits and striking out seven. Zach Featherstone pitched a scoreless six, but walked the bases loaded and only escaped thanks to a couple of strikeouts. Erik Cha pitched 2.0 innings, gave up just a single unearned run on no hits and no walks. J.T. Perez earned the win thanks to that ninth inning run, he pitched 1 inning, gave up one hit and a walk, striking one out.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Bailey Ober, Cedar Rapids
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Brent Rooker, Chattanooga
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids – 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K Alex Kirilloff, Fort Myers – 0-6, 2 K Brent Rooker, Chattanooga – 2-4, 1 2B, 1 K Akil Baddoo, Cedar Rapids – 1-4, 1 R Lewin Diaz, Fort Myers – 1-6, 2 K Ben Rortvedt, Fort Myers – 0-2, 1 K Travis Blankenhorn, Fort Myers – 1-6, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI Yunior Severino, Elizabethton – 1-4, 1 K FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS 
    Rochester (6:05pm) – Kohl Stewart (0-0, 7.50)
    Chattanooga (7:15pm) – Anthony Marzi (0-5, 7.27)
    Fort Myers (5:30pm) – TBD
    Cedar Rapids (6:30pm) – TBD
    Elizabethton (6:00pm) – Josh Winder (0-0, 0.00)
     
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/22): RUNS, RUNS, RUNS! Affiliates Score in Bunches   
    Byron Buxton went deep in Rochester and Miguel Sano went hitless for Fort Myers. Fort Myers and Elizabethton both put up football scores on their opponents and almost all of the affiliates were victorious on Friday night. More below.Transactions – None
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Scranton/WB 1 @ Rochester 3
    Box Score
     
    Byron Buxton was 1-for-4 with a three-run home run that was the entire Red Wings offense on Friday night. Buxton also struck out two times, and the rest of the Wings added another nine strikeouts and just five other hits. Nick Gordon was 1-for-3 with a walk. On the bump, Stephen Gonsalves turned in five innings of two-hit scoreless baseball. He was uncharacteristically wild, walking five and he struck out just one. Jake Reed came in for 1 2/3 innings and kept Scranton/WB off the board. John Curtiss earned a seven-out save with 2 1/3 innings of one-run baseball preserving the Red Wings victory.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Biloxi 7 @ Chattanooga 2
    Box Score
     
    Friday’s game started with a 2 hour and 30 minute rain delay, what a treat for the 4,009 in attendance at AT&T field. Lookouts starter Omar Bencomo did not come out of the gate well, giving up four runs on five hits and didn’t make it to the second inning, pitching just the first, and the Lookouts never really got back into the game.
     
    The Lookouts burned through a number of bullpen arms to get through the next eight innings. Andrew Vasquez had two scoreless innings, another two scoreless from Cody Stashak and Sam Clay. Tyler Jay gave up three runs on four hits in the eighth and then Todd Van Steensel finished the game with a scoreless ninth.
     
    The Lookouts had eight hits and three doubles, but couldn’t really get any rallies going, failing to put up any crooked numbers. Brent Rooker led the team going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. The Lookouts really struggled with the bats, racking up FOURTEEN strikeouts against just two walks.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 14 @ Bradenton 7
    Box Score
     
    Everyone in the Miracle lineup was punishing Bradenton pitching except Miguel Sano and Shane Carrier, each going hitless while the rest of the squad racked up 20 hits and 14 runs. Luis Arraez led all Miracle batters going 5-for-6 with four runs scored, a double, a home run, an RBI and he did make an out via strikeout. Pretty solid. Mark Contreras also had a big night, 4-for-5 with three runs scored, a double and four RBIs. And Alex Kirilloff had FIVE RBIs on a 4-for-6 night with a run scored and a three-run homer. Lewin Diaz was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk. So many hits!
     
    With the batters putting up plenty of run support, the pitching didn’t need to be super sharp, and it wasn’t. Starter Tyler Wells gave up three runs in the bottom of the first inning but still picked up a win thanks to all of the hits and runs. Wells gave up six hits, just those three runs, he walked one and struck out four over six innings. He was replaced by Alex Robinson who pitched two innings and gave up another four runs before Hector Lujan came in and pitched one inning to finish the game.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Wisconsin 2 @ Cedar Rapids 3
    Box Score
     
    The Kernels took the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning and hung on to defeat Wisconsin 3-2. Bailey Ober started for the Kernels and struck out NINE over five innings. He gave up just three hits and one run (earned) to go along with just one walk. Melvi Acosta pitched the sixth inning and gave up the lead, giving up a run on three hits. Calvin Faucher turned in a solid relief outing to take the Kernels the rest of the way, going three innings, keeping Wisconsin off the board and earning a win thanks to some late run support.
     
    That late run support came in the form of a Trey Cabbage triple, with Cabbage scoring when the next batter, David Banuelos, singled him in to put Cedar Rapids ahead for good. Cabbage was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, that triple, a walk and a strike out. Jean Carlos Arias was the only Cedar Rapids player with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a run scored, and a double. Royce Lewis was 1-for-4 with a strike out.
     
    ELIZABETHTON TWINS TALK
    Elizabethton 19 @ Bristol 5
    Box Score
     
    Just like the Fort Myers Miracle, the E-Town Twins scored runs in bunches. Elizabethton scored 19 runs on 19 hits and 10 walks. They had nine extra base hits – six doubles, a triple, and two home runs. Ryan Jeffers led the way going 4-for-4 with three runs scored, two doubles, an RBI and two walks to reach safely all six times he came to the plate. Alex Robles, Chris Williams, and Rickey De La Torre all had three RBIs, and Andrew Cosgrove had FOUR. RBIs for almost everyone on the roster.
     
     
    On the mound, the Elizabethton Twins got enough pitching to win, though no pitcher logged even 3.0 innings. Starter Austin Schulfer gave up a pair of runs over 2 2/3 innings. Then Christian Broussard gave up two more runs over 2 1/3 innings. Seth Pinkerton gave up another run over two innings and Ricky Ramirez was credited with a win for two scoreless innings to end the game.
     
    GCL TWINS TAKES
    GCL Red Sox 0 @ GCL Twins 2
    Box Score
     
    It is always nice to shut out an opponent and both the Twins and the Red Sox held one another scoreless through seven innings before the Twins broke out for a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to earn the victory. Starter Prelander Berroa struck out seven over four innings, giving up just one hit and no walks but he didn’t go five innings and the Twins didn’t score any runs so he left with a no-decision. Donny Breek pitched three innings and gave up a walk, struck out two and did not give up a run or a hit. Still, with no runs, he did not earn a decision. Felix Jorge, on a rehab assignment, came in and struck out two in two innings, he gave up a hit and no runs and thanks to some timely hitting earned the W.
     
    The Twins didn’t do much with the bats, but they picked up a couple of runs on a Gabe Snyder double. The double was the Twins’ only extra base hit of the game. The Twins had opportunities to put more runs on the board but were just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Prelander Berroa, GCL Twins
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day –Luis Arraez, Fort Myers
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1. Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids – 1-4, 1 K
    3. Nick Gordon, Rochester – 1-3, 1 BB
    4. Stephen Gonsalves, Rochester – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 1 K
    5. Alex Kirilloff, Fort Myers – 4-6, 1 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI
    7. Brent Rooker, Chattanooga – 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RB, 2 K
    10. Akil Baddoo, Cedar Rapids – 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
    13. Lewin Diaz, Fort Myers – 3-4, 2 R, 1 BB
    16. Ben Rortvedt, Fort Myers – 2-3, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI 1 BB, 1 K
    17. Travis Blankenhorn, Fort Myers – 1-5, 2 K
    19. Tyler Jay, Chattanooga – 1.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
    20. Felix Jorge, GCL Twins – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
     
    SATURDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
    Rochester (6:05pm) – Aaron Slegers (5-4, 3.28)
    Chattanooga (7:15pm) – Sean Poppen (1-3, 7.58)
    Fort Myers (5:30pm) – TBD
    Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Jordan Balazovic (1-1, 2.30)
    Elizabethton (6:00pm) – Brian Rapp (0-0, -.--)
    GCL Twins (12:00pm) - TBD
     
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    Byron Buxton went deep in Rochester and Miguel Sano went hitless for Fort Myers. Fort Myers and Elizabethton both put up football scores on their opponents and almost all of the affiliates were victorious on Friday night. More below.Transactions – None
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Scranton/WB 1 @ Rochester 3
    Box Score
     
    Byron Buxton was 1-for-4 with a three-run home run that was the entire Red Wings offense on Friday night. Buxton also struck out two times, and the rest of the Wings added another nine strikeouts and just five other hits. Nick Gordon was 1-for-3 with a walk. On the bump, Stephen Gonsalves turned in five innings of two-hit scoreless baseball. He was uncharacteristically wild, walking five and he struck out just one. Jake Reed came in for 1 2/3 innings and kept Scranton/WB off the board. John Curtiss earned a seven-out save with 2 1/3 innings of one-run baseball preserving the Red Wings victory.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Biloxi 7 @ Chattanooga 2
    Box Score
     
    Friday’s game started with a 2 hour and 30 minute rain delay, what a treat for the 4,009 in attendance at AT&T field. Lookouts starter Omar Bencomo did not come out of the gate well, giving up four runs on five hits and didn’t make it to the second inning, pitching just the first, and the Lookouts never really got back into the game.
     
    The Lookouts burned through a number of bullpen arms to get through the next eight innings. Andrew Vasquez had two scoreless innings, another two scoreless from Cody Stashak and Sam Clay. Tyler Jay gave up three runs on four hits in the eighth and then Todd Van Steensel finished the game with a scoreless ninth.
     
    The Lookouts had eight hits and three doubles, but couldn’t really get any rallies going, failing to put up any crooked numbers. Brent Rooker led the team going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. The Lookouts really struggled with the bats, racking up FOURTEEN strikeouts against just two walks.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 14 @ Bradenton 7
    Box Score
     
    Everyone in the Miracle lineup was punishing Bradenton pitching except Miguel Sano and Shane Carrier, each going hitless while the rest of the squad racked up 20 hits and 14 runs. Luis Arraez led all Miracle batters going 5-for-6 with four runs scored, a double, a home run, an RBI and he did make an out via strikeout. Pretty solid. Mark Contreras also had a big night, 4-for-5 with three runs scored, a double and four RBIs. And Alex Kirilloff had FIVE RBIs on a 4-for-6 night with a run scored and a three-run homer. Lewin Diaz was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk. So many hits!
     
    With the batters putting up plenty of run support, the pitching didn’t need to be super sharp, and it wasn’t. Starter Tyler Wells gave up three runs in the bottom of the first inning but still picked up a win thanks to all of the hits and runs. Wells gave up six hits, just those three runs, he walked one and struck out four over six innings. He was replaced by Alex Robinson who pitched two innings and gave up another four runs before Hector Lujan came in and pitched one inning to finish the game.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Wisconsin 2 @ Cedar Rapids 3
    Box Score
     
    The Kernels took the lead in the bottom of the seventh inning and hung on to defeat Wisconsin 3-2. Bailey Ober started for the Kernels and struck out NINE over five innings. He gave up just three hits and one run (earned) to go along with just one walk. Melvi Acosta pitched the sixth inning and gave up the lead, giving up a run on three hits. Calvin Faucher turned in a solid relief outing to take the Kernels the rest of the way, going three innings, keeping Wisconsin off the board and earning a win thanks to some late run support.
     
    That late run support came in the form of a Trey Cabbage triple, with Cabbage scoring when the next batter, David Banuelos, singled him in to put Cedar Rapids ahead for good. Cabbage was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, that triple, a walk and a strike out. Jean Carlos Arias was the only Cedar Rapids player with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a run scored, and a double. Royce Lewis was 1-for-4 with a strike out.
     
    ELIZABETHTON TWINS TALK
    Elizabethton 19 @ Bristol 5
    Box Score
     
    Just like the Fort Myers Miracle, the E-Town Twins scored runs in bunches. Elizabethton scored 19 runs on 19 hits and 10 walks. They had nine extra base hits – six doubles, a triple, and two home runs. Ryan Jeffers led the way going 4-for-4 with three runs scored, two doubles, an RBI and two walks to reach safely all six times he came to the plate. Alex Robles, Chris Williams, and Rickey De La Torre all had three RBIs, and Andrew Cosgrove had FOUR. RBIs for almost everyone on the roster.
     
     
    On the mound, the Elizabethton Twins got enough pitching to win, though no pitcher logged even 3.0 innings. Starter Austin Schulfer gave up a pair of runs over 2 2/3 innings. Then Christian Broussard gave up two more runs over 2 1/3 innings. Seth Pinkerton gave up another run over two innings and Ricky Ramirez was credited with a win for two scoreless innings to end the game.
     
    GCL TWINS TAKES
    GCL Red Sox 0 @ GCL Twins 2
    Box Score
     
    It is always nice to shut out an opponent and both the Twins and the Red Sox held one another scoreless through seven innings before the Twins broke out for a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to earn the victory. Starter Prelander Berroa struck out seven over four innings, giving up just one hit and no walks but he didn’t go five innings and the Twins didn’t score any runs so he left with a no-decision. Donny Breek pitched three innings and gave up a walk, struck out two and did not give up a run or a hit. Still, with no runs, he did not earn a decision. Felix Jorge, on a rehab assignment, came in and struck out two in two innings, he gave up a hit and no runs and thanks to some timely hitting earned the W.
     
    The Twins didn’t do much with the bats, but they picked up a couple of runs on a Gabe Snyder double. The double was the Twins’ only extra base hit of the game. The Twins had opportunities to put more runs on the board but were just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Prelander Berroa, GCL Twins
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day –Luis Arraez, Fort Myers
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1. Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids – 1-4, 1 K
    3. Nick Gordon, Rochester – 1-3, 1 BB
    4. Stephen Gonsalves, Rochester – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 1 K
    5. Alex Kirilloff, Fort Myers – 4-6, 1 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI
    7. Brent Rooker, Chattanooga – 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RB, 2 K
    10. Akil Baddoo, Cedar Rapids – 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
    13. Lewin Diaz, Fort Myers – 3-4, 2 R, 1 BB
    16. Ben Rortvedt, Fort Myers – 2-3, 3 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI 1 BB, 1 K
    17. Travis Blankenhorn, Fort Myers – 1-5, 2 K
    19. Tyler Jay, Chattanooga – 1.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
    20. Felix Jorge, GCL Twins – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
     
    SATURDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
    Rochester (6:05pm) – Aaron Slegers (5-4, 3.28)
    Chattanooga (7:15pm) – Sean Poppen (1-3, 7.58)
    Fort Myers (5:30pm) – TBD
    Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Jordan Balazovic (1-1, 2.30)
    Elizabethton (6:00pm) – Brian Rapp (0-0, -.--)
    GCL Twins (12:00pm) - TBD
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/7): Rooker and Kirilloff Tee Off on Opponents   
    Alex Kirilloff and Brent Rooker both had great nights on Thursday, plus a whole host of roster moves.Transactions
    The Twins reinstated Tervor May from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Rochester, to make room for Trevor May, Omar Bencomo was transferred to Chattanooga. A spot for Bencomo was opened up when the Lookouts placed Anthony Marzi on the DL with a lower back strain. Cedar Rapids placed Blayne Enlow on the 7-day DL with a left ankle sprain and activated and released Nick Brown from the DL. No corresponding roster move was made after the release of Brown and the Kernels roster is at 24 active players.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Indianapolis 8, Rochester 0
    Box Score
     
    The Rochester Red Wings managed seven hits but were 0-for-14 with men in scoring position and left 12 runners on base, falling to Indianapolis 8-0. Nick Gordon had a triple, his only hit of the night. Zack Granite and Jake Cave each had doubles, but again, their only hits of the night. In fact, the only Red Winger with multiple hits was third basemen Taylor Motter who went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a walk.
     
    Starter Dietrich Enns dropped to 4-6 after 4 2/3 innings of baseball in which all eight Indianapolis runs were charged to him. He gave up eight hits, two walks, struck out three, and served up a couple of long balls. The bullpen held Indianapolis scoreless the rest of the way with 1 1/3 innings from Jake Reed and three one-hit innings from Alan Busenitz.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Mobile 9, Chattanooga 7
    Box Score
     
    With the game tied at seven in the top of the ninth, the Lookouts brought in reliever Zack Jones who quickly got two outs but then a walk, a single, a stolen base, and another single put two runs on the board and then Lookouts bats were not able to respond in the home-side of the ninth inning. Jones’ ninth inning woes were indicative of the Lookouts pitchers on the night.
     
    The Lookouts went with a good old-fashioned bullpen game with Todd Van Steensel making his first start since 2011 when he was in rookie ball with the Elizabethton Twins. Van Steensel pitched two innings, gave up a hit, no runs, walked two and struck out two. He was lifted for Tyler Jay who gave up two runs on two solo home runs. He walked one and struck out three. Sam Clay gave up four runs over an inning on just two hits. He walked two and struck out two. Ryne Harper gave up a run on three hits and struck out four over three innings, and picked a guy off first base before turning the game over to Jones.
     
    Brent Rooker had a big day at the plate going 4-for-5 with a run scored, a triple, an RBI and a strikeout. Right fielder Edgar Corcino had a big day as well, 3-for-5 with a run scored, a home run, an RBI and a strikeout. Chris Paul provided plenty of run support with a three RBI night on 2-for-4 hitting with a double and strikeout. The rest of the Kernels lineup added three more hits, and eight more strikeouts.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Palm Beach 3 @ Fort Myers 3 - SUSPENDED
    Box Score
     
    Heavy rains suspended the Miracle game after six and a half innings on Thursday night with the score tied at 3-3. The Miracle picked up their three runs on a pair of solo home runs from Shane Carrier and Joe Cronin, plus an RBI single from Luis Arraez. Carrier and Cronin were both 2-for-3 with a dinger when the game was suspended.
     
    Starter Griffin Jax gave up three runs over 6 2/3 innings, giving up seven hits, walking zero and striking out six. He was replaced by Tom Hackimer who finished the seventh inning without giving up a run before the game was suspended.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 8, Beloit 0
    Box Score
     
    Beloit and Cedar Rapids were in a one-run game through six and a half innings before the Kernels put a three-spot on the board in the bottom of the seventh and then added another four runs in the eighth to put them ahead 8-0. The Kernels were led by Alex Kirilloff who was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, and the Kernels were powered by an Akil Baddoo three-run home run in the eighth inning. Royce Lewis struggled to a 1-for-5 night punctuated with three strikeouts.
     
    A really strong pitching performance from Bailey Ober put the Kernels in position to win even before their late game scoring outburst. Ober went seven full innings giving up six hits, no runs, no walks, and six strikeouts. Jovani Moran finished the previously tight game with two perfect innings that included four strikeouts.
     
    DSL TWINS TAKES
    DSL Twins 13, DSL Rockies 5
    Box Score
     
    A lot of these DSL Twins games are going to look a lot like bullpen games, especially early on this season, with pitchers throwing 30-50 pitches and then making way for the next guy. Starter Yordin Mateo struggled through the first two innings with two hits, two runs (both earned), three walks, and a strikeout. But the DSL Twins gave him an early 3-0 lead in the first inning, so he left with a lead intact. Jose Bermudez came in and gave up a run and a hit while striking out two over 2.0 innings. Jose Guevara went 3.2 innings giving up just a single unearned run on five hits. He walked no one and struck out two. Finally, Francisco Martinez pitched the final 1.1 innings, giving up a run on a couple of hits. He walked one and struck out three of the seven batters he faced.
     
    The DSL Twins had their bats out in full force en route to a 13-5 victory that included 17 hits and another six walks. Leading the way for the Twins was DH Jeferson Morales, 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs. Ruben Santana had a big day as well going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two walks. He scored three times and drove in another run. Every regular reached safely at least twice as the DSL Twins won this one going away.
     
    STARS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Bailey Ober, Cedar Rapids Kernels
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Brent Rooker, Chattanooga Lookouts
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
     
    1. Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids – 1-5, 1 R, 3 K
    3. Nick Gordon, Rochester – 1-5, 1 3B, 1 K
    5. Alex Kirilloff, Cedar Rapids – 2-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI
    7. Brent Rooker, Chattanooga – 4-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
    10. Akil Baddoo, Cedar Rapids – 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K
    14. LaMonte Wade, Chattanooga – 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI
    19. Tyler Jay, Chattanooga – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester (6:05pm) – Adalberto Mejia (1-1, 4.24)
    Chattanooga (7:35pm) – TBD
    Fort Myers (6:00pm) – Charlie Barnes (1-4, 4.00)
    Cedar Rapids (7:05pm) – TBD
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/7): Rooker and Kirilloff Tee Off on Opponents   
    Alex Kirilloff and Brent Rooker both had great nights on Thursday, plus a whole host of roster moves.Transactions
    The Twins reinstated Tervor May from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Rochester, to make room for Trevor May, Omar Bencomo was transferred to Chattanooga. A spot for Bencomo was opened up when the Lookouts placed Anthony Marzi on the DL with a lower back strain. Cedar Rapids placed Blayne Enlow on the 7-day DL with a left ankle sprain and activated and released Nick Brown from the DL. No corresponding roster move was made after the release of Brown and the Kernels roster is at 24 active players.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Indianapolis 8, Rochester 0
    Box Score
     
    The Rochester Red Wings managed seven hits but were 0-for-14 with men in scoring position and left 12 runners on base, falling to Indianapolis 8-0. Nick Gordon had a triple, his only hit of the night. Zack Granite and Jake Cave each had doubles, but again, their only hits of the night. In fact, the only Red Winger with multiple hits was third basemen Taylor Motter who went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a walk.
     
    Starter Dietrich Enns dropped to 4-6 after 4 2/3 innings of baseball in which all eight Indianapolis runs were charged to him. He gave up eight hits, two walks, struck out three, and served up a couple of long balls. The bullpen held Indianapolis scoreless the rest of the way with 1 1/3 innings from Jake Reed and three one-hit innings from Alan Busenitz.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Mobile 9, Chattanooga 7
    Box Score
     
    With the game tied at seven in the top of the ninth, the Lookouts brought in reliever Zack Jones who quickly got two outs but then a walk, a single, a stolen base, and another single put two runs on the board and then Lookouts bats were not able to respond in the home-side of the ninth inning. Jones’ ninth inning woes were indicative of the Lookouts pitchers on the night.
     
    The Lookouts went with a good old-fashioned bullpen game with Todd Van Steensel making his first start since 2011 when he was in rookie ball with the Elizabethton Twins. Van Steensel pitched two innings, gave up a hit, no runs, walked two and struck out two. He was lifted for Tyler Jay who gave up two runs on two solo home runs. He walked one and struck out three. Sam Clay gave up four runs over an inning on just two hits. He walked two and struck out two. Ryne Harper gave up a run on three hits and struck out four over three innings, and picked a guy off first base before turning the game over to Jones.
     
    Brent Rooker had a big day at the plate going 4-for-5 with a run scored, a triple, an RBI and a strikeout. Right fielder Edgar Corcino had a big day as well, 3-for-5 with a run scored, a home run, an RBI and a strikeout. Chris Paul provided plenty of run support with a three RBI night on 2-for-4 hitting with a double and strikeout. The rest of the Kernels lineup added three more hits, and eight more strikeouts.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Palm Beach 3 @ Fort Myers 3 - SUSPENDED
    Box Score
     
    Heavy rains suspended the Miracle game after six and a half innings on Thursday night with the score tied at 3-3. The Miracle picked up their three runs on a pair of solo home runs from Shane Carrier and Joe Cronin, plus an RBI single from Luis Arraez. Carrier and Cronin were both 2-for-3 with a dinger when the game was suspended.
     
    Starter Griffin Jax gave up three runs over 6 2/3 innings, giving up seven hits, walking zero and striking out six. He was replaced by Tom Hackimer who finished the seventh inning without giving up a run before the game was suspended.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 8, Beloit 0
    Box Score
     
    Beloit and Cedar Rapids were in a one-run game through six and a half innings before the Kernels put a three-spot on the board in the bottom of the seventh and then added another four runs in the eighth to put them ahead 8-0. The Kernels were led by Alex Kirilloff who was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, and the Kernels were powered by an Akil Baddoo three-run home run in the eighth inning. Royce Lewis struggled to a 1-for-5 night punctuated with three strikeouts.
     
    A really strong pitching performance from Bailey Ober put the Kernels in position to win even before their late game scoring outburst. Ober went seven full innings giving up six hits, no runs, no walks, and six strikeouts. Jovani Moran finished the previously tight game with two perfect innings that included four strikeouts.
     
    DSL TWINS TAKES
    DSL Twins 13, DSL Rockies 5
    Box Score
     
    A lot of these DSL Twins games are going to look a lot like bullpen games, especially early on this season, with pitchers throwing 30-50 pitches and then making way for the next guy. Starter Yordin Mateo struggled through the first two innings with two hits, two runs (both earned), three walks, and a strikeout. But the DSL Twins gave him an early 3-0 lead in the first inning, so he left with a lead intact. Jose Bermudez came in and gave up a run and a hit while striking out two over 2.0 innings. Jose Guevara went 3.2 innings giving up just a single unearned run on five hits. He walked no one and struck out two. Finally, Francisco Martinez pitched the final 1.1 innings, giving up a run on a couple of hits. He walked one and struck out three of the seven batters he faced.
     
    The DSL Twins had their bats out in full force en route to a 13-5 victory that included 17 hits and another six walks. Leading the way for the Twins was DH Jeferson Morales, 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and two RBIs. Ruben Santana had a big day as well going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two walks. He scored three times and drove in another run. Every regular reached safely at least twice as the DSL Twins won this one going away.
     
    STARS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Bailey Ober, Cedar Rapids Kernels
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Brent Rooker, Chattanooga Lookouts
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
     
    1. Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids – 1-5, 1 R, 3 K
    3. Nick Gordon, Rochester – 1-5, 1 3B, 1 K
    5. Alex Kirilloff, Cedar Rapids – 2-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI
    7. Brent Rooker, Chattanooga – 4-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
    10. Akil Baddoo, Cedar Rapids – 1-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 K
    14. LaMonte Wade, Chattanooga – 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI
    19. Tyler Jay, Chattanooga – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester (6:05pm) – Adalberto Mejia (1-1, 4.24)
    Chattanooga (7:35pm) – TBD
    Fort Myers (6:00pm) – Charlie Barnes (1-4, 4.00)
    Cedar Rapids (7:05pm) – TBD
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/31): Lewis Continues Power Surge, Enns Spins Quality Start   
    Royce Lewis cracked two more doubles for the Kernels, giving him seven extra-base hits in his last six games. Dietrich Enns pitched well, but Rochester almost let one get away in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Red Wings picked up the only victory in the minor league system on Thursday evening.Transactions
    -Twins recalled Tyler Duffey and optioned Aaron Slegers to Rochester.
    -Sean Poppen promoted to Chattanooga from Fort Myers.
    -Cedar Rapids activated Tanner Kiest from the restricted list.
    -Jordan Balazovic assigned to Elizabethton from Cedar Rapids.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 5, Durham 4
    Box Score
     
    Rochester led 3-0 after four and a half innings, and had a 5-2 lead going into the bottom of the ninth and just held on for a 5-4 victory. The Red Wings were powered by three home runs, one each from Jake Cave (solo), Kennys Vargas (solo), and Taylor Featherston (two-run). Featherston had one of his best nights with the stick, going 2-for-3 with a run scored, a home run, three RBIs and a walk. Who is Taylor Featherston? He’s spent part of the last three seasons in the big leagues for the Angels, Phillies, and Rays respectively, getting traded from Los Angeles to Philladelphia, and then purchased from Philly by the Rays. After last season he was granted free agency and signed with the Twins.
     
    The Red Wings got a solid start out of Dietrich Enns, who went six full innings, giving up just a pair of runs as he walked two and struck out seven, scattering six hits. D.J. Baxendale pitched two innings, gave up just a single hit and struck out three. Luke Bard earned his first save of the year for Rochester with a sloppy, but ultimately effective ninth inning. He gave up two runs on a home run and walked a couple of dudes, but the Red Wings held on for the win so all is forgiven.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Birmingham 3, Chattanooga 0
    Box Score
     
    Sean Poppen, just promoted from Fort Myers, ran into trouble in the first inning, giving up three runs thanks to a leadoff single followed by a walk and a three-run homer. Poppen settled down after that retiring the next three batters in order, and thanks to a couple of timely doubleplays, faced just 9 more batters over the next 3 innings. Poppen ran into some trouble in the bottom of the fifth and was lifted for Tyler Jay. Jay did his job retiring the first batter he faced to get out of the inning, and then gave the Lookouts two more innings. Overall he went 2 1/3 innings, gave up two hits, two walks, and struck out three. He was replaced by Williams Ramirez who gave up a couple of hits in the eighth, but struck out three to escape the inning without further damage.
     
    Despite giving up just those three first-inning runs, the Lookouts were stymied at the plate. The Lookouts could only muster two hits, one each from Brian Navarreto and Sean Miller, the eight and nine hitters in the Lookouts lineup.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Clearwater 5, Fort Myers 1
    Box Score
     
    Fort Myers managed just one run on a Lewin Diaz single in the seventh inning. The Miracle had just four hits as a team, and no one had multiple hits. Jimmy Kerrigan, 1-for-4, had the only extra-base hit, a double. The pitchers didn’t fare much better as starter Clark Beeker gave up four runs over six innings. And Kevin Marnon let in another run over two innings, and it could have been a lot worse as Clearwater stranded 10 runners and was 3-13 with runners in scoring position.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Wisconsin 7, Cedar Rapids 2
    Box Score
     
    Cedar Rapids tied the game at two in the bottom of the third inning, but gave up five more runs the rest of the way to fall 7-2. Superstar Royce Lewis was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles to lead the team offensively, with Jose Miranda not far behind (2-for-4 with 2 RBI). Alex Kirilloff struggled at the plate going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
     
    Freshly activated Tanner Kiest went just three innings. He gave up four hits, two runs (one earned), walked three and struck out four. With the game tied, Carlos Suniaga gave up two runs on three hits over four innings. He struck out four and walked one. Jared Finkel finished off the final two innings, giving up three runs on three hits and he walked one and struck out a pair.
     
    STARS OF THE DAY
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Dietrich Enns, Rochester Red Wings
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids Kernels
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
     
    1. Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids – 2-4, 2 2B
    3. Nick Gordon, Rochester – 2-4, 1 BB, 1 K
    5. Alex Kirilloff, Cedar Rapids – 0-4, 2 K
    7. Brent Rooker, Chattanooga – 0-4, 2 K
    10. Akil Baddoo, Cedar Rapids – 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
    13. Lewin Diaz, Fort Myers – 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
    14. LaMonte Wade, Chattanooga – 0-3
    17. Travis Blankenhorn, Fort Myers – 0-3, 1 BB
    19. Tyler Jay, Chattanooga – 2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester (6:05pm) Adalberto Mejia (0-1, 5.19 ERA)
    Chattanooga (7:05pm) Anthony Marzi (0-2, 6.41 ERA)
    Fort Myers (4:00 pm) Continuation of suspended game.
    Fort Myers (5:30pm) TBD
    Cedar Rapids (6:30pm) Randy Dobnak (3-2, 5.26 ERA)
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/24): Brent Rooker Jacks Two Dingers   
    Brent Rooker hit two homers for Chattanooga, Nick Gordon cracked a couple of doubles for Rochester and neither Stephen Gonsalves nor Blayne Enlow gave up an earned run in their starts. Keep reading for more information on the night that was across the minor league systemTransactions
    Jake Cave optioned from Minnesota to Rochester.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 2, Lehigh Valley 0
    Box Score
     
    On back-to-back RBIs through the first five innings, the Rochester Red Wings scored the only runs of the night in the top of the sixth inning on a Kennys Vargas RBI double followed by a Brock Stassi RBI single. Overall the Wings were fairly hapless with men in scoring position, hitting just 2-for-12. Nick Gordon was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored, and continues to hit well since his AAA call-up.
     
    Stephen Gonsalves earned his fourth win of the year to move to 4-1 with five full innings of scoreless baseball. Gonsalves struck out five and walked four, throwing 54 of his 86 pitches for strikes. Tyler Duffey pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief, giving up just one hit, while walking and striking out two. Gabriel Moya earned his second save of the year retiring all four batters he faced in 1 1/3 innings.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Montgomery 10, Chattanooga 6
    Box Score
     
    Kohl Stewart ran into a buzzsaw, giving up six earned runs in just 1 1/3 innings, and the Montgomery Biscuits stayed hot even after Stewart was out of the game, scoring three more runs against Sam Clay in just an inning of work to take a 9-2 lead midway through the third inning. Tyler Jay gave the Lookouts 2 2/3 innings of scoreless one-hit baseball to put the team back on track, but the damage was already done. Ryan Eades gave up a run in two innings of work. And then Casey Crosby and Zack Jones each pitched a scoreless inning to close out the game.
     
    Despite scoring six runs, the Lookouts left nine men on base. Brent Rooker had a big day at the plate going 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs. Zandier Wiel had a three-hit night, going 3-for-5 with a double. Edgar Corcino had a home run as well, a solo shot.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Charlotte 1, Fort Myers 0
    Box Score
     
    Fort Myers had just six hits and put only three men into scoring position on a night where they fell 1-0. Mitchell Kranson and Jaylin Davis each had a pair of hits, but the rest of the team managed only two more hits.
     
    The lack of run support squandered a solid start from Andro Cutura, who dropped to 2-1 with the loss despite seven innings of one run (unearned) ball. He gave up just three hits, walked two and struck out five. Kevin Marnon pitched the eighth, retiring all three batters he faced.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Kane County 3, Cedar Rapids 2
    Box Score
     
    Cedar Rapids looked to steal a game on the road against Kane County, leading 2-0 after eight and a half innings but Kane County got to the Kernels bullpen for three runs in the bottom of the ninth, walking off on a single to right field.
     
    Starter Blayne Enlow gave the Kernels six innings of one-hit baseball. He struck out four and walked six. He was replaced by Calvin Faucher who added two more scoreless innings. Jared Finkel came on for the ninth with that two-run lead and gave up three runs on four hits before recording a single out.
     
    Despite the pitching woes, the Kernels should have scored more runs, going 0-for-9 with men in scoring position and stranding six base runners. Ben Rortvedt was the only hitter with more than one hit, and he had just two singles. The Kernels scored both of their runs on a two-run home run from Shane Carrier in the sixth inning.
     
    STARS OF THE DAY
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Stephen Gonsalves, Rochester Red Wings
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Brent Rooker, Chattanooga Lookouts
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1. Royce Lewis – Cedar Rapids – 0-4 2K
    3. Nick Gordon – Rochester – 2-4, 1R, 2 2B, 1K
    4. Stephen Gonsalves - Rochester – 5.0IP, 1H, 0ER, 4BB, 5K
    5. Alex Kirilloff – Cedar Rapids – 1-3, 1R, 1BB
    7. Brent Rooker – Chattanooga - 2-5, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI, 1K
    8. Blayne Enlow – Cedar Rapids – 6.0IP, 1H, 4BB, 6K
    13. Lewin Diaz – Fort Myers – 1-3, 1 2B
    16. Ben Rortvedt – Cedar Rapids – 2-4
    17. Travis Blankenhorn – Fort Myers – 0-3, 1BB, 1K
    19. Tyler Jay – Chattanooga – 2.2IP, 1H, 2BB, 4K
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
    Rochester (4:05pm) – Game 1 – Myles Jaye (3-2, 4.46)
    Rochester – Game 2 – Aaron Slegers (5-1, 1.97)
    Chattanooga (7:15pm) – Omar Bencomo (3-0, 2.21)
    Fort Myers (3:00pm) – Game 1 – Tyler Wells (3-2, 3.09)
    Fort Myers – Game 2 - TBD
    Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Bryan Sammons (0-3, 2.91)
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/3): Royce Lewis Continues to Crush in A-Ball   
    The Rochester Red Wings made their season debut as the Plates, and while they lost, they looked delicious. The Kernels dressed like food, sort of, with the corn and all. They finished off a sweep of the South Bend Cubs. The Miracle have some food on their logo, depending on how you feel about eating coconut (Mounds bar anyone?). They lost, coconuts and all. The Lookouts don’t really have a food connection. They lost too.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Lehigh Valley 5, Rochester 2
    Box Score
     
    Aaron Slegers gave up a few runs early, but settled down and stuck around long enough to give up a couple late as well, before being lifted after 98 pitches and 6 1/3 innings. He gave up 10 hits, five runs (all earned), walked one, struck out four and give up a pair of dingers. Gabriel Moya went 1 2/3 and struck out two of the four batters he faced. Nick Anderson came on in the ninth and pitched a clean frame, giving up a hit and striking out one batter.
     
    The Red Wings were just 5-for-30 as a team and were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. They scored a couple of runs but didn’t tally any RBIs for their efforts. No player had more than one hit, but both Kennys Vargas (1-for-3) and Bobby Wilson (1-for-3) had both a hit and a walk.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 4, Mobile 1
    Box Score
     
    Chattanooga jumped on the board early with a run in the first and two more in the second to take a 3-0 lead. Mobile got one back in the bottom of the fourth, but a LaMonte Wade home run in the sixth pushed the lead back to three at 4-1, the final. The Lookouts tallied 10 hits on the night, with seven coming from their 1-4 hitters. LaMonte Wade led the way with a 2-for-5 night that included the home run mentioned above. Nick Gordon was 2-for-5 with a pair of singles and a pair of strike- outs. Zander Wiel was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout.
     
    Former top prospect Kohl Stewart was on the bump to start for the Lookouts, he went five innings and gave up just one run (earned). He gave up five hits, walked three, and struck out five. Stewart moved to 3-1 with the victory and now sports an ERA under 5 (4.91). Tyler Jay had his fourth consecutive scoreless outing of the year, picking up his third hold with two innings of scoreless ball. He gave up one hit, walked two and struck out two. Jay was lifted for Zack Jones who earned his first save of the year with a six-out performance where he gave up just one hit and two walks and recorded four of the six outs via strikeout.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Tampa 5, Fort Myers 0
    Box Score
     
    A really tough night at the plate for the Miracle who were just 4-for-30 as a team and while they put a few men on base and into scoring position, they were 0-5 with runners in scoring position. The Miracle struck out 14 times as a team and walked just twice. No Miracle player had multiple hits, or an extra base hit. Lewin Diaz led the team, I guess, reaching base twice, going 1-for-3 with a single and a walk.
     
    Starter Charlie Barnes got hit early, and left after four innings having given up four earned runs on eight hits. He walked three, struck out one, and gave up a home run. Calvin Faucher pitched the next two innings and he gave up a run on three hits, and struck out a batter. Logan Lombana finished the last two innings for the Miracle, he did not give up a hit, walked one and struck out two.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 6, South Bend 5
    Box Score
     
    The Kernels were outhit 10-8 but were 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position, scoring six runs. The South Bend Cubs were swept out of town, much in part to hitting just 2-for-12 with men in scoring position. Royce Lewis had another good day at the plate, 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. He’s now hitting .354 and trying to hit his way to Fort Myers. Teammate Alex Kirilloff had a nice game as well, going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored a home run and three RBIs.
     
    Bailey Ober started for the Kernels and gave up four runs on seven hits, left the game behind by two after just four innings but was let off the hook thanks to the Kirilloff three-run homer. Carlos Suniaga was the beneficiary of that home run, earning the win to move to 1-0 on the year with 2 2/3 innings. Suniaga gave up a run on three hits, walked one and struck out two. Jose Martinez picked up the rare seven-out save, giving up no hits, a walk, and striking out two to preserve the win.
     
    STARS OF THE DAY
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Kohl Stewart, Chattanooga Lookouts
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Alex Kirilloff, Cedar Rapids Kernels
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    1. Royce Lewis – 2-3, R, RBI, BB
    3. Nick Gordon – 2-5, 2 K
    5. Alex Kirilloff – 2-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
    10. Akil Baddoo – 0-2, R, 2 BB, K
    13. Lewin Diaz – 1-3, BB, 2K
    14. LaMonte Wade – 2-5, R, HR, RBI
    16. Ben Rortvedt – 0-3, BB, K
    17. Travis Blankenhorn – 1-4, 3K
    19. Tyler Jay – 2.0 IP, H, 2 BB, 2 K,
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
    Rochester (5:05 pm) – D.J. Baxendale (0-1, 0.00)
    Chattanooga (7:05 pm) – Zack Littell (0-3, 5.87)
    Fort Myers (6:00 pm) - Andro Cutura (1-0 ,5.40)
    Cedar Rapids (6:35 pm) – Brusdar Graterol (0-0, 2.45)
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/26): Ober Debuts at Cedar Rapids and the Miracle Win a Squeaker   
    Aaron Slegers lasted just one day with the big league club, getting sent back to Rochester when the Twins claimed Yankees RHP David Hale off waivers during Thursday afternoon’s game.
     
    The Miracle were the affiliate that won today behind strong performances from Jared Foster, Joe Cronin and Andrew Vasquez. Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.TRANSACTIONS
    Minnesota Twins option Aaron Slegers to Rochester Red Wings.
    Rochester Red Wings placed LHP Adalberto Mejia on the 7-day disabled list.
    RHP Bailey Ober assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from Elizabethton Twins.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    OFF
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    POSTPONED, RAIN
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 5, Daytona 4
    Box Score
     
    The Miracle gave up a run in the top of the first but came back with two in the bottom of the first. The Tortugas tied the game in the top of the third but the Miracle hung a three-spot on the board in the bottom of the inning and held on for a 5-4 win.
     
    Starter Charlie Barnes pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up a pair of runs on four hits. He walked four and struck out five. Logan Lombana replaced Barnes and earned the win despite giving up a pair of runs in 2 1/3 innings. Lombana gave up two hits, but struck out five of the nine batters he faced, walking no one. Andrew Vasquez earned his first save of the year with two full innings of scoreless ball. He faced just six batters, sending them all back to the dugout in order.
     
    As a team the Miracle hitters struck out 13 times and did not earn a single walk. Leadoff hitter Jared Foster led the way for Fort Myers going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Jimmy Kerrigan also had a multi-hit night going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Burlington 10, Cedar Rapids 5
    Box Score
     
    Starter Bailey Ober, just called up and making his A-ball debut could not get out of the first inning, recording only two outs and giving up six runs, all earned, on just five hits and a walk. He struck out two and gave up a home run.
     
    Nick Brown came into the game and gave the Kernels 5 1/3 innings, but gave up four more runs to put the Kernels in an even bigger hole. Brown finished the night having given up seven hits, four earned runs, a walk, five strikeouts, and he served up three home runs. Moises Gomez pitched three innings of two-hit baseball to finish the game. He gave up just two hits and struck out three.
     
    The Kernels could not dig out of the early hole, despite hitting 5-for-13 with runners in scoring position. They left nine men on base. Royce Lewis was the only Kernels batter with multiple hits, going 2-for-5 with an RBI and a pair of strikeouts. Alex Kirilloff and Jose Miranda each had a double, their only hits of the night, The Kernels struck out 15 times as a team and walked just four times.
     
    STARS OF THE DAY
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Andrew Vasquez, Fort Myers Miracle
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jared Foster, For Myers Miracle
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
     

    1. Royce Lewis – 2-5, RBI, R, 2 SO
    5. Alex Kiriloff – 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, R
    10. Akil Baddoo – 0-3, RBI, 2 BB, SO
    13. Lewin Diaz – 1-4, 3B, RBI, SO
    17. Travis Blankenhorn – 1-4, RBI, 2 SO
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
    Rochester (5:35pm) – Fernando Romero (0-1, 1.69)
    Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Lewis Thorpe (0-2, 5.79)
    Fort Myers (6:00pm) – Andro Cutura (1-0, 2.25)
    Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) - Brusdar Graterol (0-0, 0.00)
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/26): Ober Debuts at Cedar Rapids and the Miracle Win a Squeaker   
    Aaron Slegers lasted just one day with the big league club, getting sent back to Rochester when the Twins claimed Yankees RHP David Hale off waivers during Thursday afternoon’s game.
     
    The Miracle were the affiliate that won today behind strong performances from Jared Foster, Joe Cronin and Andrew Vasquez. Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.TRANSACTIONS
    Minnesota Twins option Aaron Slegers to Rochester Red Wings.
    Rochester Red Wings placed LHP Adalberto Mejia on the 7-day disabled list.
    RHP Bailey Ober assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from Elizabethton Twins.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    OFF
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    POSTPONED, RAIN
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 5, Daytona 4
    Box Score
     
    The Miracle gave up a run in the top of the first but came back with two in the bottom of the first. The Tortugas tied the game in the top of the third but the Miracle hung a three-spot on the board in the bottom of the inning and held on for a 5-4 win.
     
    Starter Charlie Barnes pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up a pair of runs on four hits. He walked four and struck out five. Logan Lombana replaced Barnes and earned the win despite giving up a pair of runs in 2 1/3 innings. Lombana gave up two hits, but struck out five of the nine batters he faced, walking no one. Andrew Vasquez earned his first save of the year with two full innings of scoreless ball. He faced just six batters, sending them all back to the dugout in order.
     
    As a team the Miracle hitters struck out 13 times and did not earn a single walk. Leadoff hitter Jared Foster led the way for Fort Myers going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Jimmy Kerrigan also had a multi-hit night going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Burlington 10, Cedar Rapids 5
    Box Score
     
    Starter Bailey Ober, just called up and making his A-ball debut could not get out of the first inning, recording only two outs and giving up six runs, all earned, on just five hits and a walk. He struck out two and gave up a home run.
     
    Nick Brown came into the game and gave the Kernels 5 1/3 innings, but gave up four more runs to put the Kernels in an even bigger hole. Brown finished the night having given up seven hits, four earned runs, a walk, five strikeouts, and he served up three home runs. Moises Gomez pitched three innings of two-hit baseball to finish the game. He gave up just two hits and struck out three.
     
    The Kernels could not dig out of the early hole, despite hitting 5-for-13 with runners in scoring position. They left nine men on base. Royce Lewis was the only Kernels batter with multiple hits, going 2-for-5 with an RBI and a pair of strikeouts. Alex Kirilloff and Jose Miranda each had a double, their only hits of the night, The Kernels struck out 15 times as a team and walked just four times.
     
    STARS OF THE DAY
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Andrew Vasquez, Fort Myers Miracle
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jared Foster, For Myers Miracle
     
    TOP 20 PROSPECT PERFORMANCE
    Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily Top 20 Twins Prospects performed:
     

    1. Royce Lewis – 2-5, RBI, R, 2 SO
    5. Alex Kiriloff – 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, R
    10. Akil Baddoo – 0-3, RBI, 2 BB, SO
    13. Lewin Diaz – 1-4, 3B, RBI, SO
    17. Travis Blankenhorn – 1-4, RBI, 2 SO
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
    Rochester (5:35pm) – Fernando Romero (0-1, 1.69)
    Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Lewis Thorpe (0-2, 5.79)
    Fort Myers (6:00pm) – Andro Cutura (1-0, 2.25)
    Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) - Brusdar Graterol (0-0, 0.00)
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/19): Jimmy Kerrigan Comes a Single Shy of the Cycle   
    The Twins were off on Thursday and so were half the Minor League affiliates. The Cedar Rapids Kernels were rained out for the sixth straight day and haven’t played since last Friday. With the Red Wings on a scheduled off day, there were just a couple of teams in action on Thursday night. The Lookouts and the Miracle both rode strong pitching performances to victories, find out more below.TRANSACTIONS
    Fort Myers Miracle placed RHP Colton Davis on the 7-day disabled list and activated 2B Luis Arraez from the 7-day disabled list.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    OFF
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 3, Jacksonville 1
    Box Score
     
    The Lookouts put a three-spot on the board in the bottom of the first inning and then didn’t bother to score again as the pitching staff carried them the rest of the way, giving up just one run late in the game. Randy LeBlanc started and earned the win to move to 2-1 on the year with six innings of scoreless baseball.
     
    LeBlanc scattered five hits, walked one, and struck out three. Zack Jones pitched a scoreless seventh inning, but not without challenge as he walked three and escaped unharmed thanks to a pair of strike outs. Williams Ramirez picked up his third save of the year, this one of the six-out variety. He gave up one run on one hit, he walked two and struck out one.
     
    Bunching all of their runs in the first inning, the Lookouts sent seven men to the plate and could have scored more if not for making two outs on the base paths. Chris Paul had the Lookouts’ only extra-base hit of the night, during the first inning rally, his only hit of the night. He finished 1-for-3 with that double, a walk, and a run scored. Brent Rooker, T.J. White, and Brian Navarreto each added a pair of singles. A hero the last couple of days, Zander Wiel added another RBI as part of a 1-for-3 night that also included a walk.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 4, Dunedin 2
    Box Score
     
    Fort Myers committed three errors and still came out on top on Thursday night thanks to some excellent pitching that gave up just three hits and one earned run. Starter Tyler Wells moved to 2-0 on the year with five full innings of one-hit baseball. He struck out only two but did not issue a single walk. He was replaced by Max Cody who gave up an unearned run on one hit and a walk. Carlos Suniaga earned his first save of the year, also a two-inning save just like Williams Ramirez up in AA. He gave up a run on one hit, and a walk. He struck out two.
     
    The Miracle scored three of their four runs on a pair of home runs. Jimmy Kerrigan, who finished a single short of the cycle as part of his 3-for-4 night hit a solo home run. The other dinger was a two-run shot off the bat of Joe Cronin in the seventh inning. Cronin was 2-for-3 with a double and that home run, and three RBIs. As a team, the Miracle had 10 hits, two walks, and they struck out eight times.
     
    Luis Arraez played in his first game since April 8, 2017. He was 0-for-4 and made a pair of errors at second base.
     
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Doubleheader Postponed - Rain
     
    STARS OF THE DAY
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Randy LeBlanc, Chattanooga Lookouts
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jimmy Kerrigan, Fort Myers Miracle
     
    TOP PROSPECT SUMMARY
    Here’s a look at how the Twins Daily top 20 prospects performed:
    #3. Nick Gordon – 0-4, 1R, 1SO
    #7. Brent Rooker – 2-4, 1SO
    #13. Lewin Diaz – 1-3, 3B, 1R, 1SO
    #14. LaMonte Wade – 1-4, 1R
    #17. Travis Blankenhorn – 2-4, 1R
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester vs. Columbus, 5:35 pm CT - Adalberto Mejia
    Chattanooga vs. Jacksonville, 6:15 pm CT - Lewis Thorpe
    Fort Myers at Bradenton, 5:30 pm CT - Charlie Barnes
    Cedar Rapids vs. Kane County, 6:36 pm CT - Blayne Enlow
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/18): Wiel, Gordon Stay Hot as Lookouts Sweep Doubleheader   
    The Cedar Rapids Kernels had their game postponed for the fifth consecutive day as the wild springtime weather continues to batter the Midwest. The rest of the Minor League affiliates were in action, and there is plenty to be excited about from Wednesday’s games.
     
    To find out how all your other favorite Minnesota Twins prospects fared on Tuesday night, read on!TRANSACTIONS
     
    LHP Andrew Vasquez assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Fort Myers Miracle.
    RHP Carlos Suniaga assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from GCL Twins.
    RF Alex Robles assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Elizabethton Twins.
    Fort Myers Miracle placed 3B Brandon Lopez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 17, 2018.
     
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Charlotte 9, Rochester 2
    Box Score
     
    The game was pretty much over when Red Wings starter Myles Jaye was lifted after three innings. He gave up eight hits and six runs, all earned. He walked three and struck out just two of the 19 batters he faced. Ryne Harper pitched the next two innings, giving up just a single run on three hits. Matt Magill came in next and was the only Rochester pitcher to not give up any runs on Wednesday night, pitching two scoreless innings. He walked no one and struck out four Charlotte Knights. Mason Melotakis pitched the final inning, he gave up two runs (one earned) on a pair of hits. He walked none and struck out one.
     
    The hitting was not great on Wednesday night and the Red Wings managed just five hits, with four coming from the 6-7-8 hitters. Leonardo Reginatto was the only batter with multiple hits, and he did all he could, slapping a couple of doubles and scoring a run. Kennys Vargas hit a home run in the clean up spot as part of a 1-for-4 night. The Red Wings 1-2-3 hitters were 0-for-11 with four strike outs and just one walk.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 12, Jacksonville 4 (Game 1)
    Box Score
     
    In the first game of the double header the Lookouts scored three runs in the first, second, fourth and fifth innings to keep the game out of reach. The Looks were led by Zander Wiel, Tuesday night’s hero, who was 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored, a home run, three RBIs and a walk. What a night! LaMonte Wade has a nice game as well, he was 2-for-3 with three runs scored, including a triple, a home run, and a walk, collecting two RBIs. Nick Gordon, Edgar Corcino and Sean Miller all had multiple hits as well.
     
    The Lookouts did enough with their bats to give starter Stephen Gonsalves plenty of room to work with. Gonsalves pitched six full innings, giving up three earned runs. He walked two and struck out eight, and also gave up a couple of home runs. Gonsalves moved to 2-0 on the year and his ERA is 1.76. Cody Stashak came on for the seventh inning and gave up a run on two hits with the game already out of hand.
     
    Chattanooga 3, Jacksonville 2 (Game 2)
    Box Score
    The Lookouts saved just enough runs to win the second game of the doubleheader, coming from behind to win a 3-2 ballgame. Nick Gordon was 2-for-3 with a solo home run. Brian Navarreto had a nice game as well, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. Tanner English added the other RBI on a sac fly as part of a 1-for-1 night, hitting ninth. Zander Wiel struggled in the second game, he was 0-for-3 with three strike outs.
     
    Ryan Eades pitched 3 2/3 innings. He gave up one run on four hits. He walked one and struck out six before being lifted for Omar Bencomo. Bencomo picked up the win with the Lookouts scoring late, he pitched 3 1/3 innings, gave up four hits and a run. He walked none and struck out four.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Dunedin 8, Fort Myers 4
    Box Score
     
    Fort Myers led the game 4-1 after four and a half innings, but gave up a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth, and then five runs in the seventh to fall to the Dunedin Blue Jays. Starter Anthony Marzi went 4 1/3 innings, and scattered seven hits, and three runs. He walked two, struck out five, and left the game with a lead. Colton Davis gave up three runs in just 1 2/3 innings on three hits, and two walks. He struck out one and was tagged with the loss. Ryan Mason pitched the final two innings, giving up a couple runs of his own on two hits. He walked one and struck out four.
     
    Jimmy Kerrigan was 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI to lead the way for the Miracle. Alex Perez was the only other batter with multiple hits, 2-for-5 with three strike outs. Jaylin Davis reached base four times with a 1-for-2 night that included three walks. The Miracle were just 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position, stranding 11 base runners.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids @ Beloit – Postponed, Inclement Weather
     
    The Kernels and the Snappers game will be made up as part of the Kernel’s HOME series against Cedar Rapids in June as this is the last trip that the Cedar Rapids makes to Beloit in the first half of the season. Because of terrible weather in the Midwest, the Kernels haven’t played since Friday.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Matt Magill, Rochester Red Wings
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Zander Wiel, Chattanooga Lookouts
     
    THURSDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester - OFF
    Chattanooga (6:15pm Central) – Lewis Thorpe (0-1, 5.40)
    Fort Myers (5:30pm Central) – Tyler Wells (1-0, 2.00)
    Cedar Rapids (Double header, 4:00pm Central) – Game 1: Blayne Enlow (0-0, 2.08), Game 2: Tyler Watson (1-0, 1.69)
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Wednesday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to BRNZ in Article: Twins Daily's Long-Term Future And Writers   
    I've written exactly one article for Twins Daily. I did it because I had a lark of an idea, and thought it would be fun to write it up for a wider audience. I didn't do it to make any money, but some income on the side would be a nice benefit (if I were to ever wrote more articles). I wrote that article because I wanted a larger audience to read it--so I emailed you, and you liked it enough to put it on the front page. It was easy to start a blog, easy to input the article and upload the images. From an end-user it was a seamless experience. And because you liked it enough to elevate the article, it got better visibility and I had fun seeing the comments come in.
     
    But then I looked at it from the perspective of a reader. I never visit the "Blogs" section of TD. I read the front page, read some comments, then move on with my life. I trust the the front page of TD is curated enough that the articles are worth reading. I'm not interested in becoming a fan of a dozen different sub-blogs. I just want to read one website and be done with it. 
     
    So when I though about writing more articles, I thought about what it would mean to not get put on the front page. The idea of pushing my articles and building up a fan base on my own seemed exhausting, not to mention confusing. "If you want to follow my work, go to this website. No, I'm not in any of those articles you see there. You know, the real articles, I'm over in this blog section." It seemed like a difficult way to build a following, and a pointless pursuit unless I could be guaranteed to make the front page. 
     
    Would I like to write more articles? Sure. Am I interested in starting my own blog? Hell no. And if I was, I would make "boo-urns.com" or something. At least then I could do my own marketing, instead of being buried as a blog-within-a-blog. Maybe this is against the whole philosophy of this site, but if I want to write something for TD, I don't want it to be under the guise of my own personal sub-blog. I want to write for TD. On the front page. With the backing of the minds behind TD, saying "we support this article. We think it's worth reading."

    Otherwise you're just shouting into the void. 
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from h2oface in Article: Twins Daily's Long-Term Future And Writers   
    I started writing this post, and it got so long I probably should have published it as a blog. 
    Please put energy into this.  This sounds like a winning combination of many of the thoughts and comments I've read so far.  

    Also, as someone who has been writing at TD for a couple of years now, almost exclusively doing Minor League Reports once a week, I really enjoy lurking in the comments section and chatting with readers (or finding edits I need to make in the post thanks to the careful eye of the reader). I did like a comment from a reader earlier that mentioned having MiLB-team specific writers, which would be an interesting take as opposed to having the daily MiLB round-ups, or maybe in addition to that.  There is a lot to be gained from following one of those teams daily like Steve has done with the Kernels, that I feel like I miss, even when I'm tuned in deeply once a week for MiLB report writing, and sort of tuned in the rest of the week.
     
    I find myself at the other end from many of the comments above, where I actually go to the blogs and articles and seek to pop some comments in there, rather than wading through the great many forums (I get exhausted just thinking about jumping into a forum topic that is 300 posts long and trying to catch up on a conversation that's been going on for weeks, and can never seem to jump into the ones I want right as they're starting).  

    Someone mentioned the Peanuts from Heaven blog above, as a place where you might not necessarily find lots of research-heavy writing, but where you could find someone writing with a point of view, and something interesting to say about the Twins.  And there have been so many other sites like that along the way.  Twins Fan from Afar, I mentioned Steve before, but Knuckleballs was a fun little site with a handfull of writiers that Steve rounded up thanks to some fun little game chats he hosted on the site, the work that Panda Pete is doing and many others, some of the podcasts that have come and gone over the years (especially Seth's MiLB report show where he interviewed all the players, even with the spotty audio quality thanks to cell phone calls and the suckiness of Blog Talk radio, and even guys like Fanatic Jack who just ranted and railed against everything Twins, but it was a dude with some passion, the ever-present misanthrope).

    Also, Brandon Swanson out there, wherever you are, making bad photoshops (or Microsoft Paint) of Twins players as birds.  All of it out there, people with passion, a bunch of cool stuff. 

    All of this to say, I love the blogs, and I wish there was a way to make that content more relevant to the forum readers and conversation havers, and some sort of hybrid way to get them all connected feels like a great way to re-engage some dormant writers, and encourage new ones to start putting their thoughts out in more than just a couple sentences.

     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Daily's Long-Term Future And Writers   
    I started writing this post, and it got so long I probably should have published it as a blog. 
    Please put energy into this.  This sounds like a winning combination of many of the thoughts and comments I've read so far.  

    Also, as someone who has been writing at TD for a couple of years now, almost exclusively doing Minor League Reports once a week, I really enjoy lurking in the comments section and chatting with readers (or finding edits I need to make in the post thanks to the careful eye of the reader). I did like a comment from a reader earlier that mentioned having MiLB-team specific writers, which would be an interesting take as opposed to having the daily MiLB round-ups, or maybe in addition to that.  There is a lot to be gained from following one of those teams daily like Steve has done with the Kernels, that I feel like I miss, even when I'm tuned in deeply once a week for MiLB report writing, and sort of tuned in the rest of the week.
     
    I find myself at the other end from many of the comments above, where I actually go to the blogs and articles and seek to pop some comments in there, rather than wading through the great many forums (I get exhausted just thinking about jumping into a forum topic that is 300 posts long and trying to catch up on a conversation that's been going on for weeks, and can never seem to jump into the ones I want right as they're starting).  

    Someone mentioned the Peanuts from Heaven blog above, as a place where you might not necessarily find lots of research-heavy writing, but where you could find someone writing with a point of view, and something interesting to say about the Twins.  And there have been so many other sites like that along the way.  Twins Fan from Afar, I mentioned Steve before, but Knuckleballs was a fun little site with a handfull of writiers that Steve rounded up thanks to some fun little game chats he hosted on the site, the work that Panda Pete is doing and many others, some of the podcasts that have come and gone over the years (especially Seth's MiLB report show where he interviewed all the players, even with the spotty audio quality thanks to cell phone calls and the suckiness of Blog Talk radio, and even guys like Fanatic Jack who just ranted and railed against everything Twins, but it was a dude with some passion, the ever-present misanthrope).

    Also, Brandon Swanson out there, wherever you are, making bad photoshops (or Microsoft Paint) of Twins players as birds.  All of it out there, people with passion, a bunch of cool stuff. 

    All of this to say, I love the blogs, and I wish there was a way to make that content more relevant to the forum readers and conversation havers, and some sort of hybrid way to get them all connected feels like a great way to re-engage some dormant writers, and encourage new ones to start putting their thoughts out in more than just a couple sentences.

     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from lecroy24fan in Article: Twins Daily's Long-Term Future And Writers   
    I started writing this post, and it got so long I probably should have published it as a blog. 
    Please put energy into this.  This sounds like a winning combination of many of the thoughts and comments I've read so far.  

    Also, as someone who has been writing at TD for a couple of years now, almost exclusively doing Minor League Reports once a week, I really enjoy lurking in the comments section and chatting with readers (or finding edits I need to make in the post thanks to the careful eye of the reader). I did like a comment from a reader earlier that mentioned having MiLB-team specific writers, which would be an interesting take as opposed to having the daily MiLB round-ups, or maybe in addition to that.  There is a lot to be gained from following one of those teams daily like Steve has done with the Kernels, that I feel like I miss, even when I'm tuned in deeply once a week for MiLB report writing, and sort of tuned in the rest of the week.
     
    I find myself at the other end from many of the comments above, where I actually go to the blogs and articles and seek to pop some comments in there, rather than wading through the great many forums (I get exhausted just thinking about jumping into a forum topic that is 300 posts long and trying to catch up on a conversation that's been going on for weeks, and can never seem to jump into the ones I want right as they're starting).  

    Someone mentioned the Peanuts from Heaven blog above, as a place where you might not necessarily find lots of research-heavy writing, but where you could find someone writing with a point of view, and something interesting to say about the Twins.  And there have been so many other sites like that along the way.  Twins Fan from Afar, I mentioned Steve before, but Knuckleballs was a fun little site with a handfull of writiers that Steve rounded up thanks to some fun little game chats he hosted on the site, the work that Panda Pete is doing and many others, some of the podcasts that have come and gone over the years (especially Seth's MiLB report show where he interviewed all the players, even with the spotty audio quality thanks to cell phone calls and the suckiness of Blog Talk radio, and even guys like Fanatic Jack who just ranted and railed against everything Twins, but it was a dude with some passion, the ever-present misanthrope).

    Also, Brandon Swanson out there, wherever you are, making bad photoshops (or Microsoft Paint) of Twins players as birds.  All of it out there, people with passion, a bunch of cool stuff. 

    All of this to say, I love the blogs, and I wish there was a way to make that content more relevant to the forum readers and conversation havers, and some sort of hybrid way to get them all connected feels like a great way to re-engage some dormant writers, and encourage new ones to start putting their thoughts out in more than just a couple sentences.

     
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