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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Kernels and GCL Twins Provide Bright Spot On Sad Thursday Night   
    The Twins gave one away in Chicago because they couldn’t manage to score many runs. It must have been a theme for the Twins affiliates on Thursday night, as most of the teams struggled to put guys on base, and paid the price.
     
    Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.Transactions: The Twins recalled Zack Granite from Rochester, and to take his place, the Red Wings grabbed Levi Michael from Chattanooga.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Scranton/WB 8 @ Rochester 3
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    The Scranton RailRiders chased Red Wings starter Chris Heston after he faced eight batters in the fourth without recording an out. Heston’s line on the afternoon was 3.0+ IP, eight hits, seven runs (six earned), two walks, a strike out, and two home runs. Not a great day. Luke Bard came in to stop the damage, but the Wings were already in a deep hole. Bard went 2.2, and he gave up a run on four hits, walked one and struck out five. Mason Melotakis gave the Wings 2.0 innings of hitless baseball, but he walked three against just one strikeout. Jake Reed finished the game with 1.1 innings of one-hit ball.
     
    The Wings only recorded six hits, one each from Niko Goodrum, Daniel Palka, Leonardo Reginatto, J.B. Shuck, Anthony Recker, and Engelb Vielma. ByungHo Park was 0-4 with 3 K's.
     
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Mississippi 6 @ Chattanooga 2
    Box Score
     
    Just four hits for the Lookouts in a game in which they trailed 6-0 before they did anything with the bats. Jonathan Rodriguez led the Lookouts with a 2-3 night on a two-run homer, a double and a walk. What a day for the kid! Nick Gordon was 1-4 and Max Murphy was 1-3 with a walk, the only other players with hits for the Lookouts on Thursday.
     
    Fernando Romero was chased after just five innings. He gave up nine hits, six runs (five earned), walked no one and struck out three. Todd Van Steensel gave the Lookouts 2.0 innings of scoreless relief, and then Randy Rosario and Nick Anderson each pitched in 1.0 innings of scoreless, hitless ball.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 5 @ Clearwater 8
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    The Miracle gave up a five-spot in the bottom of the third inning that ultimately kept them from winning on Thursday night. Starter Clark Beeker survived the third and finished the fourth inning, but the damage was done, and the Miracle could not overcome the hole. Beeker went 4.0 innings, gave up 13 (THIRTEEN) hits, seven runs (all earned) and he walked and struck out one. Williams Ramirez gave up a run over 2.0 innings, and Michael Theofanopoulos gave the Miracle 2.0 no-hit innings, walking one and striking out four.
     
    With the bats, the Miracle did enough to keep the game close, but they were just 1-9 with runners in scoring position, stranding six runners. Brent Rooker was 2-4 with three RBI, a two-run homer and a run scored. Dude is raking! Nelson Molina had the other RBI for the Miracle on Thursday, going 1-4 with a double and a strikeout.
     
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 6 @ Kane County 3
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    The Kernels used a balanced attack, and three runs in the top of the ninth inning to put away the Cougars, 6-3. The Kernels collected 11 hits, with no one having more than two, and six walks. Aaron Whitefield was the best hitter on the night, with a run scored, an RBI and a walk. But he gave a little back with a throwing error from Center Field and he was caught stealing!
     
    Anthony Marzi went 5.0 innings, gave up just three hits, one run, and walked and struck out two. Colton Davis picked up both a blown save and a win with 3.0 innings of four-hit, two-run baseball. He walked one and struck out two. Eduardo Del Rosario earned his first save for the Kernels, pitching a scoreless ninth.
     
    E-Twins E-Notes
    Bristol 10 @ Elizabethton 2
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    Classic butt-kicking in Elizabethton. The Twins gave up five in the fifth, four in the eighth and another in the top of the ninth just to make sure the game was out of reach. They surrendered 16 hits en route to giving up 10 runs, all earned. Bailey Ober fell to 2-2 after 5.0 innings of seven-hit, five-run baseball. He walked none and struck out seven, but just could not keep the ball from being hit all over the place. Juan Gamez did well enough with 2.1 innings of relief, giving up just one run on two hits. But Jose Martinez gave up four runs before he was lifted after 1.0 innings, giving up seven hits. Ricky Ramirez finished the game with 0.2 innings of scoreless ball.
     
    Not much doing with the sticks, as the Twins spread out their five hits between just three players. Two each for Jose Miranda and T.J. Dixon, and both with triples! The other hit was off the bat of DH Wander Javier, a single. The Twins struck out 11 times as a team against just two walks.
     
    GCL Twins Takes
    GCL Twins 7 @ GCL Orioles 1
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    With the game tied 1-1 after five innings, the Twins put two on the board in the sixth, seventh and ninth innings to take the game 7-1. The Twins were outhit 7-13, but used three Orioles errors to earn three unearned runs to knock the game open. Colton Burns led the Twins with a 2-3 night that included a pair of walks. And Ricky De La Torres was 1-5 but he had a two-run homers and a pair of runs scored to go along with three strikeouts.
     
    Starter Carlos Suniaga moved to 4-0 with 5.2 innings of one-run baseball. He gave up nine hits, but didn’t walk anyone, and struck out four. He was replaced by Kevin Marnon who recorded a 10-out save. Marnon gave up four hits, but likewise did not walk anyone, and had five strikeouts of his own.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Carlos Suniaga, GCL Twins
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Brent Rooker, Fort Myers Miracle
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Buffalo @ Rochester (6:05pm) – Stephen Gonsalves (1-1, 5.06)
    Mississippi @ Chattanooga (6:15pm) - TBD
    Charlotte @Fort Myers (6:05pm) – Brady Anderson (6-8, 4.16)
    Cedar Rapids @ Quad Cities (6:35pm) – Charlie Barnes (2-0, 3.18)
    Bristol @ Elizabethton (6:00pm) – Ryley Widell (0-2, 2.08)
    GCL Red Sox @ 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 (8/3): Felix Jorge Rules, Glen Perkins Pitches Clean Inning In Rehab   
    The big league team continues to disappoint, and while the first half of the season was pretty fun, the Twins are now just a pair of games ahead of the Tigers and have won just twice in their last 10 games. The stretch run could be pretty brutal, but that means we should see plenty of September call-ups. In the minors, we had some strong performances from Felix Jorge, a rehabbing Glen Perkins, and a big day at the plate from J.B. Shuck.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Lehigh Valley 2 @ Rochester 5
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    Hector Santiago struck out 9 over 5.2 innings. He gave up a run on five hits, the damage coming via a solo home run. He walked just one. Big league cast-off Michael Tonkin gave the Red Wings 1.2 innings of relief. He gave up a couple of hits and a run, but pitched well enough to earn a hold. John Curtiss came in for a five-out save, gave up a hit, and walked two to earn his sixth save of the season.
     
    J.B. Shuck led the way for the Red Wings with the bat, he was 3-4 with a double and a run scored. Daniel Palka was 2-4 with a home run, his 10th of the year. ByungHo Park was 2-5 with a run scored and has 13 hits in his last nine games, including a pair of home runs. He’s also struck out 15 times over that same span, so maybe he isn’t hitting his way back to the Twin Cities any time soon.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 4 @ Montgomery 0
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    What a nice day from Felix Jorge. The little stud-muffin gave up just four hits over 7.2 innings, and kept the Montgomery Biscuits off the board. He walked two, and struck out five. After back to back starts in the middle of July when he gave up six earned runs, he’s turned in two great performances, including a complete game one-run game less than a week ago. Nick Anderson came in to help Jorge finish the eighth, and grabbed himself his fifth save of the year by making quick work of Montgomery over 1.1 innings, lowering his ERA to 1.19.
     
    Ryan Walker did most of the work for the Lookouts, with a run scoring single in the second, and a two-run double in the top of the ninth to extend the lead. Centerfielder Levi Michael added the other RBI for the Lookouts, going 1-4 with a K. He’s hitting well lately and has tallied 17 hits in his last 9 games, raising his average 25 points.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Jupiter 3 @ Fort Myers 4
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    The Miracle won on Thursday in a back and forth game that saw the Miracle take the lead in the fifth, again in the seventh after the game was tied, lose the lead in the top of the eighth, and then walked-off with a Nelson Molina home run to start the ninth! Molina was 2-4 with that home run and a pair of runs scored.
     
    Following the walk-off, Nelson Molina told Twins Daily, "It's a unique feeling. It's so great really. I just thank God for that great feeling."
     
    Recent draftee Brent Rooker was 1-4 with two strikeouts.
     
    On the bump, Glen Perkins pitched a clean first inning in his rehab start. He was replaced by Brady Anderson who gave the Miracle 5.0 innings of one-run baseball, giving up four hits, and he struck out two. Then it was an inning each from Tom Hackimer (one hit, no runs scored), Andrew Vasquez (one hit, two runs scored, a walk, and a blown save), and Alex Muren (a hit, two strikeouts, and the all-important W, thanks to Molina). In giving up a pair of runs, Vasquez broke a 24-inning scoreless streak to start his Miracle career.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Kane County 6 @ Cedar Rapids 1
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    The Kernels gave up 15 (FIFTEEN!) hits to Kane County and fell just 6-1 only because the Cougars were just 2-13 with men in scoring position. Tyler Watson was tagged with the loss after 5.1 innings of seven-hit, four-run baseball. He walked one and struck out four. He was replaced by Patrick McGuff who gave up a pair of runs over 1.2 innings. And Ryan Mason finished the game off with, 2.0 innings, four hits, and three strikeouts.
     
    Like the Cougars, the Kernels squandered some scoring chances. They were just 2-12 with RISP and stranded 11 runners. The Cedar Rapids 3-4-5 hitters were a combined 1-11 with no walks and three strikeouts. Jimmy Kerrigan was 2-5 at the top of the order, and Travis Blankenhorn was 2-4 with a walk, really the only bright spots on the night.
     
    E-Twins E-Notes
    Burlington 4 @ Elizabethton 1
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    The E-Town Twins were down 4-0 before they pushed a run across in the bottom of the seventh, but ultimately squandered too many chances on Thursday night, going 0-8 with runners in scoring position and stranding six runners. All eight of the Twins’ hits were singles, and they lost another out on the basepaths when Akil Baddoo was caught stealing in the bottom of the sixth. Baddoo, however, led the team offensively, going 2-4 with a walk, reaching three times.
     
    Starter Edwar Colina turned in a quality start, giving up three runs over 6.0 innings. HE gave up four hits, walked 3three and struck out six. He was replaced by Jared Finkel (or was it
    ?*), who gave up a run and two hits in 2.0 innings, also giving up a walk and striking out a pair. Jovani Moran pitched the ninth, giving up no hits, but he walked a pair and struck out a pair. 
    GCL Twins Takes
    GCL Rays 2 @ GCL Twins 3
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    Tyler Wells started for the Twins and faced just nine batters over 3.0 perfect innings. He struck out three batters as a bonus. He was replaced by Matt Jones, who gave up an unearned run over 3.1 innings of two-hit baseball and collected the win. He walked three and struck out two. Amilcar Cruiz earned a hold and gave up an earned run without giving up a hit when one of his runners scored after he (Cruiz) was lifted from the game after walking the first two batters in the ninth. Zach Featherstone earned his second save of the year coming in for Cruiz in the ninth. He struck out the first batter he faced, then gave up a double that scored two runs to make it a 3-2 game with a man on second and one out. Featherstone promptly struck out the next two batters to preserve the save, and the victory, for the Twins.
     
    The Twins had just six hits on the night, and no one had more than a pair of hits. Luckily for the Twins, Jean Carlos Arias scored a pair of runs with a two-run home run in the sixth, and Colton Burns accounted for the third run on a solo shot in the seventh.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Felix Jorge, Chattanooga Lookouts
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – J.B. Shuck, Rochester Red Wings
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester @ Syracuse (4:05pm, Double header) – Game 1: TBD, Game 2: Dietrich Enns (1-1, 2.29
    Jackson @ Chattanooga (6:15pm) - Stephen Gonsalves (7-3, 2.90)
    Jupiter @ Fort Myers (6:05pm) – Lewis Thorpe (2-4, 3.06)
    Kane County @ Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Clark Beeker (10-3, 2.31)
    Elizabethton (6:00pm) – Brusdar Graterol (0-0, 4.50)
    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 (7/27): Del Rosario is Stunning and Rooker Goes Yard   
    With the big league team spending the day trying to shake off being swept by the Dodgers, the front office has been busy on the phones. The Twins traded John Ryan Murphy to Arizona, full details here, and there are rumors that Ervin Santana, newly acquired Jaime Garcia, Brandon Kintzler and even Brian Dozier are drawing interest from other teams.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
    Transactions: Anthony Recker promoted to Rochester from Chattanooga, taking Murphy’s spot, Brian Navarreto was promoted from Fort Myers to Chattanooga to take Recker’s spot, and the Lookouts also added LHP Gabriel Moya (the return for John Ryan Murphy). Twins signed Indy baller Jimmy Kerrigan and have assigned him to Cedar Rapids, and he’ll join the team Saturday.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 3 @ Indianapolis 1
    Box Score
     
    I just don’t even know what to do about Kyle Gibson. He started on Thursday night for the Red Wings and tossed 5.0 innings of 1-hit baseball. He struck out five and didn’t walk a soul. Alex Wimmers replaced Gibson, throwing 2.1 innings and giving up no runs, two hits, a walk and grabbed a strikeout. Michael Tonkin threw in 0.2 innings of scoreless ball but then ran into trouble in the ninth, giving up a walk and a pair of hits to start the ninth before striking out the next batter and being replaced by John Curtiss with one out in the ninth and the bases loaded. Curtiss induced a sacrifice fly to give Indianapolis their first run of the night (charged to Tonkin), and then struck out the final batter of the game to earn the save.
     
    The Wings used efficient team play, as they had just seven hits, only one for extra bases, a double, to push three runs across, thanks to a lousy 1-10 performance with runners in scoring position. No Wings player had more than one hit, although Kennys Vargas was 1-2 with a double and two walks, and Tommy Field had a pair of walks as well. Niko Goodrum was 1-3 with a walk and a run scored, plus a pair of stolen bases.
     
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Birmingham 9 @ Chattanooga 6
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    The Lookouts played from behind most of the night, despite taking an early 1-0 in the first inning. They gave up multiple runs in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings, allowing nine runs to cross the plate. Not a great game for the pitching staff. The hitters tallied 11 hits, six for extra bases and threw in another three walks, led by Carlos Paulino, the nine-hitter, who was 2-3 with an RBI, a walk and two runs scored. Nick Gordon was 1-5 with a pair of RBI at the top of the order, and former first-rounder Levi Michael was 2-5 with a solo home run, and 2 RBI.
     
    Starter Dereck Rodriguez went 5.2, giving up seven runs, all earned, on six hits and four walks. He struck out four. He was lifted for Randy LeBlanc, who lasted 2.1 innings giving up five hits of his own, and two more runs before Luke Bard came in for the ninth, holding the Barons hitless and grabbing a strike out.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 9 @ Lakeland 2
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    The two best performances from the Twins system both came in Lakeland on Thursday night as Eduardo Del Rosario was nearly flawless in his Florida State League debut, and Jermaine Palacios nearly hit the cover off the baseball. Del Rosario pitched 8.0 innings and gave up only gave up one hit, one unearned run, one walk, and he struck out four. This is the second time Del Rosario has thrown 8.0 innings on the year, and might be his best start (though a 7.0 inning shutout game with 10K's back on April 25th is a strong contender as well). Del Rosario turned the ball over to Anthony McIver in the ninth, who ran into a wee bit of trouble and came out after 0.2 innings, after giving up a pair of hits and an unearned run. He was replaced by Andrew Vasquez who struck out the only batter he faced to end the game.
     
    Big day with the sticks for the Miracle as Tanner English, Jermaine Palacios and Brent Rooker all went deep as part of a nine-run outburst. Palacios led the way with a 4-5 night that included a solo home run, and three RBI. Zander Wiel also had a nice day, 3-5 with a run scored.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 1 @ Peoria 3 (Game 1)
    Box Score
     
    In the first game of two 7-inning games on Thursday night (making up for a rain out on Wednesday) the Kernels took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first but gave up a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning and never scored again. The Kernels were just 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. No player had multiple hits, but three of the five hits were doubles, one each from Travis Blankenhorn, Ben Rortvedt and Amaurys Minier.
     
    The Kernels got a full game out of their starter Tyler Beardsley on just six innings, saving the bullpen for game two. Beardsley pitched 6.0 innings, gave up six hits, three earned runs, struck out one, and gave up a home run. Beardsley gave up a fair number of hits, but was fairly efficient over six innings, throwing just 80 pitches. Quick game at Dozer Park in Peoria, even for a 7-inning game, clocking in just under an hour and a half at 87 minutes.
     
    Cedar Rapids 0 @ Peoria 4 (Game 2)
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    Kernels starter Evan Sanders struggled through 4.0 innings, giving up just three hits, but he walked six and gave up four earned runs. He also struck out four. With a fully rested bullpen after the first game, it was time to bring in a reliever and Patrick McGuff got the call in the fifth. McGuff gave Cedar Rapids 2.0 innings of scoreless ball, giving up a pair of hits and recording three strikeouts.
     
    After not scoring for the final six innings in the early game, the Kernels extended their scoreless streak to 13 innings, failing to bring anyone home. The Kernels had just three hits, and a pair of walks for five base runners, and were 0-3 with runners in scoring position. Travis Blankenhorn, Lewin Diaz and Trey Cabbage all had singles. Lewin Diaz and Caleb Hamilton walked.
     
    E-Twins E-Notes
    Elizabethton @ Princeton
    Postponed, Rain
     
    GCL Twins Takes
    GCL Twins 8 @ GCL Orioles 14
    Box Score
     
    It takes a lot to blow a 5-0 lead, but after seeing the Twins do in earlier this week, the GCL Twins figured they’d give it a try as well. Up 5-0 heading into the bottom of the third, the GCL Twins gave up 11 runs. A lot of things have to go wrong to give up 11 runs in an inning. But three errors, a passed ball, a home run, a walk, a pair of intentional walks, a walk, six singles and a double will pretty much do it every time. All that before an inning-ending double play. Not a great day for starter Taylor Clemensia who gave up seven runs, but just two earned, through 2.1 innings. Amilcar Cruz suffered as well, giving up four runs, all earned, over 2.2 innings before turning the ball over to Joe Rosenstein who got into the run-giving up game as well, giving up a three spot over 2.2 innings. Dane Hutcheon, mercifully, ended the eighth, and the night for GCL Twins pitchers, striking out the only batter he faced. Hutcheon, you may not be aware, is an infielder.
    The GCL Twins did manage put eight runs across the plate, so a couple of guys had pretty solid days, led by Benjamin Rodriguez 3-5 with a double, a run scored and 3 RBI. Royce Lewis was 2-4 with three runs scored. Every other GCL Twins player had a hit, except Roni Tapia, who was 0-4 with a K.
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Eduardo Del Rosario, Fort Myers Miracle
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jermaine Palacios, Fort Myers Miracle
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester @ Toledo (6:05pm) – Tim Melville (3-3, 2.63)
    Birmingham @ Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Fernando Romero (9-6, 2.68)
    Fort Myers @Lakeland (5:30pm) – Brady Anderson (4-6, 4.65)
    Cedar Rapids @ Peoria (7:00pm) – Domenick Carlini (3-8, 5.40)
    Elizabethton @ Princeton (4:00pm) – Bryan Sammons (1-0, 1.83)
    GCL Red Sox @ GCL Twins (11:00am)
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from Willihammer in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Del Rosario is Stunning and Rooker Goes Yard   
    With the big league team spending the day trying to shake off being swept by the Dodgers, the front office has been busy on the phones. The Twins traded John Ryan Murphy to Arizona, full details here, and there are rumors that Ervin Santana, newly acquired Jaime Garcia, Brandon Kintzler and even Brian Dozier are drawing interest from other teams.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
    Transactions: Anthony Recker promoted to Rochester from Chattanooga, taking Murphy’s spot, Brian Navarreto was promoted from Fort Myers to Chattanooga to take Recker’s spot, and the Lookouts also added LHP Gabriel Moya (the return for John Ryan Murphy). Twins signed Indy baller Jimmy Kerrigan and have assigned him to Cedar Rapids, and he’ll join the team Saturday.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 3 @ Indianapolis 1
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    I just don’t even know what to do about Kyle Gibson. He started on Thursday night for the Red Wings and tossed 5.0 innings of 1-hit baseball. He struck out five and didn’t walk a soul. Alex Wimmers replaced Gibson, throwing 2.1 innings and giving up no runs, two hits, a walk and grabbed a strikeout. Michael Tonkin threw in 0.2 innings of scoreless ball but then ran into trouble in the ninth, giving up a walk and a pair of hits to start the ninth before striking out the next batter and being replaced by John Curtiss with one out in the ninth and the bases loaded. Curtiss induced a sacrifice fly to give Indianapolis their first run of the night (charged to Tonkin), and then struck out the final batter of the game to earn the save.
     
    The Wings used efficient team play, as they had just seven hits, only one for extra bases, a double, to push three runs across, thanks to a lousy 1-10 performance with runners in scoring position. No Wings player had more than one hit, although Kennys Vargas was 1-2 with a double and two walks, and Tommy Field had a pair of walks as well. Niko Goodrum was 1-3 with a walk and a run scored, plus a pair of stolen bases.
     
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Birmingham 9 @ Chattanooga 6
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    The Lookouts played from behind most of the night, despite taking an early 1-0 in the first inning. They gave up multiple runs in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings, allowing nine runs to cross the plate. Not a great game for the pitching staff. The hitters tallied 11 hits, six for extra bases and threw in another three walks, led by Carlos Paulino, the nine-hitter, who was 2-3 with an RBI, a walk and two runs scored. Nick Gordon was 1-5 with a pair of RBI at the top of the order, and former first-rounder Levi Michael was 2-5 with a solo home run, and 2 RBI.
     
    Starter Dereck Rodriguez went 5.2, giving up seven runs, all earned, on six hits and four walks. He struck out four. He was lifted for Randy LeBlanc, who lasted 2.1 innings giving up five hits of his own, and two more runs before Luke Bard came in for the ninth, holding the Barons hitless and grabbing a strike out.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 9 @ Lakeland 2
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    The two best performances from the Twins system both came in Lakeland on Thursday night as Eduardo Del Rosario was nearly flawless in his Florida State League debut, and Jermaine Palacios nearly hit the cover off the baseball. Del Rosario pitched 8.0 innings and gave up only gave up one hit, one unearned run, one walk, and he struck out four. This is the second time Del Rosario has thrown 8.0 innings on the year, and might be his best start (though a 7.0 inning shutout game with 10K's back on April 25th is a strong contender as well). Del Rosario turned the ball over to Anthony McIver in the ninth, who ran into a wee bit of trouble and came out after 0.2 innings, after giving up a pair of hits and an unearned run. He was replaced by Andrew Vasquez who struck out the only batter he faced to end the game.
     
    Big day with the sticks for the Miracle as Tanner English, Jermaine Palacios and Brent Rooker all went deep as part of a nine-run outburst. Palacios led the way with a 4-5 night that included a solo home run, and three RBI. Zander Wiel also had a nice day, 3-5 with a run scored.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 1 @ Peoria 3 (Game 1)
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    In the first game of two 7-inning games on Thursday night (making up for a rain out on Wednesday) the Kernels took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first but gave up a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning and never scored again. The Kernels were just 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. No player had multiple hits, but three of the five hits were doubles, one each from Travis Blankenhorn, Ben Rortvedt and Amaurys Minier.
     
    The Kernels got a full game out of their starter Tyler Beardsley on just six innings, saving the bullpen for game two. Beardsley pitched 6.0 innings, gave up six hits, three earned runs, struck out one, and gave up a home run. Beardsley gave up a fair number of hits, but was fairly efficient over six innings, throwing just 80 pitches. Quick game at Dozer Park in Peoria, even for a 7-inning game, clocking in just under an hour and a half at 87 minutes.
     
    Cedar Rapids 0 @ Peoria 4 (Game 2)
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    Kernels starter Evan Sanders struggled through 4.0 innings, giving up just three hits, but he walked six and gave up four earned runs. He also struck out four. With a fully rested bullpen after the first game, it was time to bring in a reliever and Patrick McGuff got the call in the fifth. McGuff gave Cedar Rapids 2.0 innings of scoreless ball, giving up a pair of hits and recording three strikeouts.
     
    After not scoring for the final six innings in the early game, the Kernels extended their scoreless streak to 13 innings, failing to bring anyone home. The Kernels had just three hits, and a pair of walks for five base runners, and were 0-3 with runners in scoring position. Travis Blankenhorn, Lewin Diaz and Trey Cabbage all had singles. Lewin Diaz and Caleb Hamilton walked.
     
    E-Twins E-Notes
    Elizabethton @ Princeton
    Postponed, Rain
     
    GCL Twins Takes
    GCL Twins 8 @ GCL Orioles 14
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    It takes a lot to blow a 5-0 lead, but after seeing the Twins do in earlier this week, the GCL Twins figured they’d give it a try as well. Up 5-0 heading into the bottom of the third, the GCL Twins gave up 11 runs. A lot of things have to go wrong to give up 11 runs in an inning. But three errors, a passed ball, a home run, a walk, a pair of intentional walks, a walk, six singles and a double will pretty much do it every time. All that before an inning-ending double play. Not a great day for starter Taylor Clemensia who gave up seven runs, but just two earned, through 2.1 innings. Amilcar Cruz suffered as well, giving up four runs, all earned, over 2.2 innings before turning the ball over to Joe Rosenstein who got into the run-giving up game as well, giving up a three spot over 2.2 innings. Dane Hutcheon, mercifully, ended the eighth, and the night for GCL Twins pitchers, striking out the only batter he faced. Hutcheon, you may not be aware, is an infielder.
    The GCL Twins did manage put eight runs across the plate, so a couple of guys had pretty solid days, led by Benjamin Rodriguez 3-5 with a double, a run scored and 3 RBI. Royce Lewis was 2-4 with three runs scored. Every other GCL Twins player had a hit, except Roni Tapia, who was 0-4 with a K.
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Eduardo Del Rosario, Fort Myers Miracle
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jermaine Palacios, Fort Myers Miracle
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester @ Toledo (6:05pm) – Tim Melville (3-3, 2.63)
    Birmingham @ Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Fernando Romero (9-6, 2.68)
    Fort Myers @Lakeland (5:30pm) – Brady Anderson (4-6, 4.65)
    Cedar Rapids @ Peoria (7:00pm) – Domenick Carlini (3-8, 5.40)
    Elizabethton @ Princeton (4:00pm) – Bryan Sammons (1-0, 1.83)
    GCL Red Sox @ GCL Twins (11:00am)
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to PDX Twin in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Del Rosario is Stunning and Rooker Goes Yard   
    "Kernels starter Evan Sanders struggled through 4.0 innings"
     
    I didn't realize we had a Kernel Sanders in the system.
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to Mike Sixel in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Del Rosario is Stunning and Rooker Goes Yard   
    I'll put this here:
     
    Jermaine Palacios, SS, Twins: Minnesota is absolutely flush with shortstop prospects. Nick Gordon is the top player in the system and the Twins doled out $4 million to international signee Wander Javier in 2015 (and he’s looking good in rookie ball). From a depth perspective, Palacios falls somewhere in the middle, having spent time at both A-ball levels in 2017. He’s done nothing but hit the cover off the ball throughout his pro career (outside of an ugly 2016 season) with an average of .298. The 20-year-old middle infielder is hitting .324 in 2017 and just recorded his 100th hit in 74 games. Palacios is still raw in a number of areas. He needs to be more patient (15 walks in 309 at-bats), get better reads on stolen bases (12-for-22 in attempts) and get more consistent on defence. If he doesn’t stick at shortstop, Palacios — who’s seen a big jump in his home run output in 2017 — could develop into an offensive-minded second baseman.
     
    http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/the-prospect-stock-watch-bichette-locastro-palacios/
     
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to rdehring in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Del Rosario is Stunning and Rooker Goes Yard   
    When Gibson had his almost great start last time out for the Twins, I kept saying don't bring him out for the 8th. Seven innings of shutout baseball would be a great night for him and the Twins. Well, Molitor brought him back out and didn't pull him after the first hit, or the second.
     
    Maybe had he pitched 7 shutout innings last time out, he wouldn't have been in Rochester last night. And I put that on Molitor.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from Doug ogilvie in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/6): Rooker Goes Yard, Again!   
    Felix Jorge is back in Minnesota and will pitch on Friday against the Orioles, and the Twins won the series opener on Thursday night, quickly righting the ship after faltering in the series finale against Anaheim on Wednesday evening.
     
    Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.Transactions: Twins option Alan Busenitz to Rochester to make room for Felix Jorge, Chattanooga Lookouts placed LHP Matt Tracy on the seven-day DL and activate RHP Raul Fernandez from the 7-day DL; Cedar Rapids Kernels placed RF Lean Marrero on the seven-day DL, and Trey Cabbage will be promoted from Elizabethton to replace him.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Pawtucket 1 @ Rochester 0
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    Red Wings starter Tim Melville pitched 8.0 innings of one-run (unearned) four-hit baseball, striking out six against just one walk but the rest of the team could not make heads or tails of Red Sox starter Hector Velazquez. Rochester managed just four hits, two from Matt Hague and one each from Kennys Vargas and Niko Goodrum.
     
    The Red Wings did not have a single at-bat all night with a runner in scoring position. The low man on the evening was Mitch Garver, 0-4 with 4 strikeouts. After the eight strong innings from Melville, Drew Rucinski struck out two in an inning of relief work.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Tennessee 2 @ Chattanooga 1
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    Levi Michael was named the Henpecked Chicken’s Hot Player of the Game on Wednesday night after his outstanding performance. He followed that up with a ho-hum 1-3 night, but remains one of the Lookouts hottest hitters. LaMonte Wade led the ball club with a pair of hits as part of his 2-3 night with a double and a run scored. As a team, the Lookouts struck out 12 times on Thursday night and walked just once. The team was 1-4 with men in scoring position and stranded five runners. Not a lot of chances to score runs, but plenty of opportunities to push an extra run across the board.
     
    Lookouts starter Fernando Romero went just 5.0 innings, throwing 86 pitches, 58 for strikes. He gave up two runs on six hits, walked one and struck out seven before being replaced by Ryan Eades. Eades gave the Lookouts 3.0 innings in relief, giving up a pair of hits and a walk. He struck out four and kept the Smokies off the board to keep the Lookouts within one. Raul Fernandez kept the Smokies off the board in the top of the ninth, but the Lookouts bats did not have a comeback in them on Thursday night.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 8 @ Tampa 3
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    Lewis Thorpe went 5.2 innings and scattered 3three runs on seven hits. He walked four, struck out six and gave up a home run. Thorpe was lifted with a 5-3 lead after throwing 99 pitches and was credited with the victory. Reliever Andrew Vasquez finished the inning without sustaining any further damage. He hit the leadoff man in the seventh, but sent the next three hitters down in order. Tom Hackimer sent the Tampa Yankees down in order in the ninth to seal the victory.
     
    Eight runs means plenty of action from the Miracle bats, and the team was led by Zander Wiel who was 4-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored. Sean Miller had a big day as well, 3-5 with three RBI. Tanner English had a pair of hits and a walk, drove in a run, scored two, and stole THREE BASES.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Wisconsin 6 @ Cedar Rapids 7
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    Cedar Rapids treated the home crowed to quite a game, falling behind three separate times before taking the lead in the bottom of the eighth. The Kernels hit four home runs on the evening, all solo shots from Lewin Diaz, Hank Morrison, Andre Jernigan and Christian Cavaness.
    Kernels starter Domenick Carlini got beat up a bit, giving up eight hits over 5.0 innings. Surrendering five runs, three walks, a home run, and only stuck out two. He was replaced by Ryan Mason who gave up an unearned run in 2.0 innings, and Colton Davis picked up the win with the final 2.0 scoreless frames, striking out 4, walking none, and facing the minimum.
     
    E-Twins E-Notes
    Princeton 5 @ Elizabethton 8 (Game 1)
    Box Score
     
    Up just one run going into the bottom half of the fifth inning the Twins added an insurance run in the bottom half of the inning, and then three more in the bottom of the sixth, enough to keep them out in front of Princeton after their two-run rally in the ninth came up short. 2017 sandwich round (competitive balance) pick Brent Rooker was 2-3 with a solo home run in the fifth inning, his fourth in just 11 games. Carson Crites led the team with three hits, including a two-run home run, as part of a 3-4 night.
     
    Moises Gomez went just 4.2 and gave up three runs on three hits and struck out three. He also walked four. Jose Martinez picked up the win with 2.1 innings of relief, giving up two runs on two hits, striking out four, giving up a walk and a home run.
     
    E-Twins E-Notes
    Princeton 8@ Elizabethton 9 (Game 2)
    Box Score
     
    The E-Twins earned the doubleheader sweep in dramatic walk-off fashion in the bottom of the seventh inning when Shane Carrier doubled to right field, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and then scampered home on a Andrew Bechtold sacrifice fly (video below). In addition to scoring the winning run, Carrier was 2-4 with a pair of runs scored, hit a home run, and drove in three runs. Quite a night for the 2016 eighth-rounder out of Cal State Fullerton. Wander Javier had three hits and a run scored on his 3-4 night.
     
    The pitching staff gave up eight runs in seven innings, so not a ton of great performances as starter Melvi Acosta gave up five runs on seven hits over 5.0 innings, and Rickey Ramirez gave up a pair of runs in 1.0 innings, and even the winning pitcher Calvin Faucher gave up a run in his inning, but was bailed out by Carrier.
     
     
     
    GCL Twins Takes
    GCL Rays 2 @ GCL Twins 3
    Box Score
     
    The Twins scored three runs on six hits and held on to beat the Rays 3-2 after falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning. Twins starter Nick Tepesch (on a rehab start from Rochester) went 5.0 innings and gave up a pair of runs on three hits, walked two and struck out three. Pedro Garcia earned the win with 4.0 innings of shutout, no-hit baseball, facing just two over the minimum. He struck out three and walked no one.
     
    No real standout performances with the bat, but Alex Robles was 2-3 with a run scored, and Kerby Camacho was 2-4 with an RBI, accounting for two-thirds of the Twins hits between them.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Tim Melvile, Rochester Red Wings
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Zander Wiel, Fort Myers Miracle
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Syracuse @ Rochester (6:05pm) – David Hurlbut (5-5, 3.48)
    Tennessee @ Chattanooga (6:15pm) - TBD
    Palm Beach @ Fort Myers (6:05pm) – Anthony McIver (3-2, 2.56)
    Peoria @ Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Clark Beeker (7-2, 2.79)
    Johnson City @ Elizabethton (6:00pm) – TBD
    GCL Twins @GCL Red Sox (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 (7/6): Rooker Goes Yard, Again!   
    Felix Jorge is back in Minnesota and will pitch on Friday against the Orioles, and the Twins won the series opener on Thursday night, quickly righting the ship after faltering in the series finale against Anaheim on Wednesday evening.
     
    Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.Transactions: Twins option Alan Busenitz to Rochester to make room for Felix Jorge, Chattanooga Lookouts placed LHP Matt Tracy on the seven-day DL and activate RHP Raul Fernandez from the 7-day DL; Cedar Rapids Kernels placed RF Lean Marrero on the seven-day DL, and Trey Cabbage will be promoted from Elizabethton to replace him.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Pawtucket 1 @ Rochester 0
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    Red Wings starter Tim Melville pitched 8.0 innings of one-run (unearned) four-hit baseball, striking out six against just one walk but the rest of the team could not make heads or tails of Red Sox starter Hector Velazquez. Rochester managed just four hits, two from Matt Hague and one each from Kennys Vargas and Niko Goodrum.
     
    The Red Wings did not have a single at-bat all night with a runner in scoring position. The low man on the evening was Mitch Garver, 0-4 with 4 strikeouts. After the eight strong innings from Melville, Drew Rucinski struck out two in an inning of relief work.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Tennessee 2 @ Chattanooga 1
    Box Score
     
    Levi Michael was named the Henpecked Chicken’s Hot Player of the Game on Wednesday night after his outstanding performance. He followed that up with a ho-hum 1-3 night, but remains one of the Lookouts hottest hitters. LaMonte Wade led the ball club with a pair of hits as part of his 2-3 night with a double and a run scored. As a team, the Lookouts struck out 12 times on Thursday night and walked just once. The team was 1-4 with men in scoring position and stranded five runners. Not a lot of chances to score runs, but plenty of opportunities to push an extra run across the board.
     
    Lookouts starter Fernando Romero went just 5.0 innings, throwing 86 pitches, 58 for strikes. He gave up two runs on six hits, walked one and struck out seven before being replaced by Ryan Eades. Eades gave the Lookouts 3.0 innings in relief, giving up a pair of hits and a walk. He struck out four and kept the Smokies off the board to keep the Lookouts within one. Raul Fernandez kept the Smokies off the board in the top of the ninth, but the Lookouts bats did not have a comeback in them on Thursday night.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 8 @ Tampa 3
    Box Score
     
    Lewis Thorpe went 5.2 innings and scattered 3three runs on seven hits. He walked four, struck out six and gave up a home run. Thorpe was lifted with a 5-3 lead after throwing 99 pitches and was credited with the victory. Reliever Andrew Vasquez finished the inning without sustaining any further damage. He hit the leadoff man in the seventh, but sent the next three hitters down in order. Tom Hackimer sent the Tampa Yankees down in order in the ninth to seal the victory.
     
    Eight runs means plenty of action from the Miracle bats, and the team was led by Zander Wiel who was 4-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored. Sean Miller had a big day as well, 3-5 with three RBI. Tanner English had a pair of hits and a walk, drove in a run, scored two, and stole THREE BASES.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Wisconsin 6 @ Cedar Rapids 7
    Box Score
     
    Cedar Rapids treated the home crowed to quite a game, falling behind three separate times before taking the lead in the bottom of the eighth. The Kernels hit four home runs on the evening, all solo shots from Lewin Diaz, Hank Morrison, Andre Jernigan and Christian Cavaness.
    Kernels starter Domenick Carlini got beat up a bit, giving up eight hits over 5.0 innings. Surrendering five runs, three walks, a home run, and only stuck out two. He was replaced by Ryan Mason who gave up an unearned run in 2.0 innings, and Colton Davis picked up the win with the final 2.0 scoreless frames, striking out 4, walking none, and facing the minimum.
     
    E-Twins E-Notes
    Princeton 5 @ Elizabethton 8 (Game 1)
    Box Score
     
    Up just one run going into the bottom half of the fifth inning the Twins added an insurance run in the bottom half of the inning, and then three more in the bottom of the sixth, enough to keep them out in front of Princeton after their two-run rally in the ninth came up short. 2017 sandwich round (competitive balance) pick Brent Rooker was 2-3 with a solo home run in the fifth inning, his fourth in just 11 games. Carson Crites led the team with three hits, including a two-run home run, as part of a 3-4 night.
     
    Moises Gomez went just 4.2 and gave up three runs on three hits and struck out three. He also walked four. Jose Martinez picked up the win with 2.1 innings of relief, giving up two runs on two hits, striking out four, giving up a walk and a home run.
     
    E-Twins E-Notes
    Princeton 8@ Elizabethton 9 (Game 2)
    Box Score
     
    The E-Twins earned the doubleheader sweep in dramatic walk-off fashion in the bottom of the seventh inning when Shane Carrier doubled to right field, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and then scampered home on a Andrew Bechtold sacrifice fly (video below). In addition to scoring the winning run, Carrier was 2-4 with a pair of runs scored, hit a home run, and drove in three runs. Quite a night for the 2016 eighth-rounder out of Cal State Fullerton. Wander Javier had three hits and a run scored on his 3-4 night.
     
    The pitching staff gave up eight runs in seven innings, so not a ton of great performances as starter Melvi Acosta gave up five runs on seven hits over 5.0 innings, and Rickey Ramirez gave up a pair of runs in 1.0 innings, and even the winning pitcher Calvin Faucher gave up a run in his inning, but was bailed out by Carrier.
     
     
     
    GCL Twins Takes
    GCL Rays 2 @ GCL Twins 3
    Box Score
     
    The Twins scored three runs on six hits and held on to beat the Rays 3-2 after falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning. Twins starter Nick Tepesch (on a rehab start from Rochester) went 5.0 innings and gave up a pair of runs on three hits, walked two and struck out three. Pedro Garcia earned the win with 4.0 innings of shutout, no-hit baseball, facing just two over the minimum. He struck out three and walked no one.
     
    No real standout performances with the bat, but Alex Robles was 2-3 with a run scored, and Kerby Camacho was 2-4 with an RBI, accounting for two-thirds of the Twins hits between them.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Tim Melvile, Rochester Red Wings
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Zander Wiel, Fort Myers Miracle
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Syracuse @ Rochester (6:05pm) – David Hurlbut (5-5, 3.48)
    Tennessee @ Chattanooga (6:15pm) - TBD
    Palm Beach @ Fort Myers (6:05pm) – Anthony McIver (3-2, 2.56)
    Peoria @ Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Clark Beeker (7-2, 2.79)
    Johnson City @ Elizabethton (6:00pm) – TBD
    GCL Twins @GCL Red Sox (11:00am) - TBD
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to Seth Stohs in Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/29): Kohl Stewart Returns!   
    He was at the Golden Spikes Award ceremony on Thursday night in LA (I believe). The award went to Brendan McKay, but Rooker was a finalist and was there.
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to jud6312 in Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/29): Kohl Stewart Returns!   
    Happy to see a nice return to action for Stewart.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/22): Del Rosario Shines Bright for Kernels   
    The Twins got in a hole early, and catcher Chris Gimenez pitched again, but with a nearly five-hour rain delay before the game started, not many fans stuck around Target Field to see the White Sox beat the Twins 9-0. After the game the Twins optioned Nik Turley back to Rochester and placed Ehire Adrianza on the DL.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
    TRANSACTIONS
    The Twins to add two pitchers before Friday’s game. Twins Daily has learned that Trevor Hildenberger will be one of them. Red Wings sign and add Dillon Gee to roster, place Kam Mickolio on DL. UPDATE: Instead of going to Rochester, Gee will be going to Cleveland on Friday with Hildenberger. John Curtiss promoted to Rochester from Chattanooga. Twins Daily has also learned that SS Jermaine Palacios, C/1B Mitchell Kranson, 2B Brandon Lopez and OF Jaylin Davis have been moved up to Ft. Myers. Jeff Johnson (The Gazette, Cedar Rapids) has said that 1B Amaurys Minier, IF Joe Cronin, IF Jorge Munoz and OF Lean Marrero will join the Kernels from Extended Spring Training. There are also some moves in Ft. Myers which we will report when we receive verification. RED WINGS REPORTLehigh Valley 2 @ Rochester 4
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    Yohan Pino gave the Red Wings 4.1 innings of one-run baseball, lifted for Alex Wimmers in the fifth after recording a quick out and walking the second batter of the inning. Pino gave up six hits, but just one run, walked one, and struck out one. Wimmers earned the win with 2.0 innings of one-run ball. Wimmers gave up four hits, struck out two, and walked no one. He gave the ball to Drew Rucinski who got the Wings through the seventh and eighth innings without giving up a run (and only one hit), and Michael Tonkin persevered the Red Wings’ two-run lead, earning his first save of the year.
     
    The Red Wings collected five extra base hits, with Mitch Garver leading the way on a 2-3 night with a double, a home run, a pair of RBIs and a walk. Zack Granie continues to hit, and was 2-4 at the top of the line up. Niko Goodrum and Bengie Gonzalez each piled on a couple of hits as well. ByungHo Park was 1-4 but did not strike out, so that’s a moral victory.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Pensacola @ Chattanooga – POSTPONED – Rain
     
    The start of the second half of the season will be postponed for a day.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 1 @ Florida 8
    Box Score
     
    The Miracle scored a run in the top of the first but were 0-7 with runners in scoring position, stranding eight runners and failed to score another run, falling to Florida 8-1. Max Murphy was 3-3 with a walk at the top of the lineup, and number two hitter Alex Perez was 3-4 and accounted for 6 of the 9 Miracle hits on the night but the 3-4-5 hitters were 0-11 with five strike outs, failing to capitalize on a bunch of base runners.
     
    Starter Lachlan Wells cruised into the fourth inning before giving up a pair of runs in the fourth, and another in the fifth, and sixth before being lifted for Williams Ramirez. Wells’ line on the night was 5 hits, 4 runs (all earned), one walk, and 8 strike outs. Ramirez gave up two runs of his own before escaping the sixth inning, giving up a pair of hits and a walk. Jonny Drozd finished the game for the Miracle, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits, and a walk. He struck out three.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 4 @ Quad Cities 0
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    Kernels third baseman Travis Blankenhorn has been named the Midwest League Player of the Week. Blankenhorn hit five extra base hits, scored six runs, stole a base, and drew five walks while hitting .407 for the week. Blankenhorn was 1-3 with a walk and two RBIs on Thursday night, driving in half of the Kernels’ runs. Lewin Diaz added another run with a solo home run, and Jermaine Palacios had the remaining RBI to account for all four of the Kernels runs. The Kernels should have scored another five or so runs, but were just 2-12 with runners in scoring position, stranding eight base runners.
     
    Eduardo Del Rosario gave the Kernels a fantastic start, picking up his seventh win of the year to move to 7-3. Del Rosario gave up just two hits while keeping the River Bandits off of the scoreboard. He walked one and struck out seven over 6.0 innings. The Kernels bullpen held the Riverbandits hitless over the last three innings with 2.0 innings from Colton Davis, and a scoreless ninth from Hector Lujan.
     
     
    E-Town E-Notes
    Danville @ Elizabethton – POSTONED - Rain
     
    E-Town season opener postponed until tomorrow.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Eduardo Del Rosario, Cedar Rapids
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Mitch Garver, Rochester
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Lehigh Valley @ Rochester (6:05pm) – Matt Tracy (2-0, 7.20)
    Pensacola @ Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Stephen Gonsalves (2-3, 3.18)
    Fort Myers @ Florida (6:05pm) – Lewis Thorpe (0-2, 2.12)
    Cedar Rapids @ Quad Cities (6:35pm) – Sean Poppen (5-1, 2.80)
    Danville @ Elizabethton (DH starting @ 5:00pm) – Edwar Colina (0-0, -.--), Moises Gomez (0-0, -.--).
     
    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 (6/15): Stephen Gonsalves Strikes Out 10 in Loss   
    With the draft in the rear view window, and players starting to sign, we can once again focus on the games at hand. The Twins won on Thursday afternoon, earning a series split against the Mariners, and remain a couple of games in front of the Tribe.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 8 @ Scranton/WB 2
    Box Score
     
    Rochester starter Aaron Slegers gave up a run in the bottom of the first inning, but got into a nice groove after that, going 5.0 innings, striking out 5, walking 2, and giving up no additional runs. He was replaced by Alan Busenitz in the sixth who gave up a run over 2.0 innings. He struck out three and walked no one, giving up just two hits. Trevor Hildenberger came in for the six-out save, shutting down the RailRiders over the final two frames, he gave up two hits, walked no one, and struck out two.
     
    The final score does not look close as the Red Wings added a four-spot in the top of the ninth inning to extend their lead and blow open a close game. The Wings were led by Leonardo Reginatto who was 3-5 with a pair of RBI and Zack Granite who was on base four times on Thursday, 2-3 with a double, an RBI and a pair of walks. ByungHo Park was 1-4 with an RBI and a walk, and is now hitting just .191, and only .135 over his last 10 games.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 1 @ Tennessee 4
    Box Score
     
    Stephen Gonsalves gave up a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning, and the Lookouts were never able to dig out from that hole. Gonsalves settled into the game going 7.0 inning, and striking out 10. He gave up just five hits, walked one, and surrendered three earned runs. He was replaced by Randy Rosario in the eighth, who gave up one more run on two hits.
     
    The Miracle managed just four hits on Thursday evening. One each from Nick Gordon (1-5) Jonathan Rodriguez (1-3) and two from nine-hitter Ryan Walker (2-3). All-in-all, a fairly forgettable night for the Chattanooga hitters.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Charlotte 2 @ Fort Myers 3 (Game 1)
    Box Score
     
    With a pair of seven-inning games on the schedule, the Miracle figured they could play even more baseball, with the first game going into “extra innings” with the Miracle winning on a ninth inning walk-off as Alex Perez reached on a fielding error, scoring Bradley Strong from third.
     
    Miracle Starter David Fischer gave up both of the Miracle runs over 5.0 innings. He gave up just three hits, but walked SEVEN to go along with just 3 strike outs. He was replaced by Anthony McIver who pitched 2.0 innings to get the Miracle through regulation, giving up one hit and striking out two. Williams Ramirez came in for the final two innings and got the win with those ninth inning heroics. He gave up one hit, walked one and struck out three to move to 2-0 on the year.
     
    The Miracle racked up 11 hits on the night and the only hitter without a hit was leadoff hitter Max Murphy (0-5). Alex Perez was 2-4 with a walk and a run scored to lead the Miracle. Sean Miller (2-4) and Brian Navarreto (2-4) also had multiple hits.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Charlotte 1 @ Fort Myers 3 (Game 2)
    Box Score
     
    In the second half of the double-header the Miracle limited things to just seven innings, taking an early 1-0 in the first, and holding on for the duration. Starter Cody Stashak gave the Miracle 5 scoreless innings, giving up just three hits, walking only one, and striking out five. He was replaced by Jonny Drozd for an inning of work, and he put the Stone Crabs down 1-2-3. Tom Hackimer earned his first save of the year with 1.0 innings of work in the seventh. He gave up an unearned run on one hit and he struck out one.
     
    Miracle batters scored three runs on just five hits. The biggest hit of the night was a two-RBI ground rule double from Rafael Valera (1-2). Max Murphy made up for his hitless first game and was 1-3 with a double and a run scored.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 4 @ Quad Cities 5
    Box Score
     
    Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities both scored two runs in the first inning of an exciting game at Modern Woodmen Park. The Kernels ultimately fell 4-5, but not because of Jaylin Davis who was 3-4 with a double and a pair of RBI. Travis Blankenhorn kicked in a pair of extra-base hits, a double and a triple, as part of a 2-4 night that included a walk and two runs scored. Jermaine Palacios also added a pair of hits, an RBI and two runs scored.
     
    Clark Beeker did not make it out of the fifth inning, pitching just 4.2 innings and throwing 102 pitches as he gave up eight hits, four runs (three earned), walked two, and struck out three. He was lifted for Max Cordy who gave the Kernels four scoreless outs, he gave up just one hit, walked two, and struck out one. Colton Davis gave Cedar Rapids another scoreless inning before Alex Robinson came in for the ninth, with the game tied thanks to a couple of Kernels runs in the top of the inning, and gave up the winning run on a sacrifice fly before grabbing a strike out to end the inning.
     
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Stephen Gonsalves, Chattanooga
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Travis Blankenhorn, Cedar Rapids
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester @ Pawtucket (6:05pm) – Yohan Pino (0-3, 7.82)
    Chattanooga @ Tennessee (6:00pm) - Randy LeBlanc
    Ft. Myers - OFF
    Clinton @ Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Eduardo Del Rosario (6-3, 5.08)
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/15): Stephen Gonsalves Strikes Out 10 in Loss   
    With the draft in the rear view window, and players starting to sign, we can once again focus on the games at hand. The Twins won on Thursday afternoon, earning a series split against the Mariners, and remain a couple of games in front of the Tribe.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 8 @ Scranton/WB 2
    Box Score
     
    Rochester starter Aaron Slegers gave up a run in the bottom of the first inning, but got into a nice groove after that, going 5.0 innings, striking out 5, walking 2, and giving up no additional runs. He was replaced by Alan Busenitz in the sixth who gave up a run over 2.0 innings. He struck out three and walked no one, giving up just two hits. Trevor Hildenberger came in for the six-out save, shutting down the RailRiders over the final two frames, he gave up two hits, walked no one, and struck out two.
     
    The final score does not look close as the Red Wings added a four-spot in the top of the ninth inning to extend their lead and blow open a close game. The Wings were led by Leonardo Reginatto who was 3-5 with a pair of RBI and Zack Granite who was on base four times on Thursday, 2-3 with a double, an RBI and a pair of walks. ByungHo Park was 1-4 with an RBI and a walk, and is now hitting just .191, and only .135 over his last 10 games.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 1 @ Tennessee 4
    Box Score
     
    Stephen Gonsalves gave up a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning, and the Lookouts were never able to dig out from that hole. Gonsalves settled into the game going 7.0 inning, and striking out 10. He gave up just five hits, walked one, and surrendered three earned runs. He was replaced by Randy Rosario in the eighth, who gave up one more run on two hits.
     
    The Miracle managed just four hits on Thursday evening. One each from Nick Gordon (1-5) Jonathan Rodriguez (1-3) and two from nine-hitter Ryan Walker (2-3). All-in-all, a fairly forgettable night for the Chattanooga hitters.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Charlotte 2 @ Fort Myers 3 (Game 1)
    Box Score
     
    With a pair of seven-inning games on the schedule, the Miracle figured they could play even more baseball, with the first game going into “extra innings” with the Miracle winning on a ninth inning walk-off as Alex Perez reached on a fielding error, scoring Bradley Strong from third.
     
    Miracle Starter David Fischer gave up both of the Miracle runs over 5.0 innings. He gave up just three hits, but walked SEVEN to go along with just 3 strike outs. He was replaced by Anthony McIver who pitched 2.0 innings to get the Miracle through regulation, giving up one hit and striking out two. Williams Ramirez came in for the final two innings and got the win with those ninth inning heroics. He gave up one hit, walked one and struck out three to move to 2-0 on the year.
     
    The Miracle racked up 11 hits on the night and the only hitter without a hit was leadoff hitter Max Murphy (0-5). Alex Perez was 2-4 with a walk and a run scored to lead the Miracle. Sean Miller (2-4) and Brian Navarreto (2-4) also had multiple hits.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Charlotte 1 @ Fort Myers 3 (Game 2)
    Box Score
     
    In the second half of the double-header the Miracle limited things to just seven innings, taking an early 1-0 in the first, and holding on for the duration. Starter Cody Stashak gave the Miracle 5 scoreless innings, giving up just three hits, walking only one, and striking out five. He was replaced by Jonny Drozd for an inning of work, and he put the Stone Crabs down 1-2-3. Tom Hackimer earned his first save of the year with 1.0 innings of work in the seventh. He gave up an unearned run on one hit and he struck out one.
     
    Miracle batters scored three runs on just five hits. The biggest hit of the night was a two-RBI ground rule double from Rafael Valera (1-2). Max Murphy made up for his hitless first game and was 1-3 with a double and a run scored.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 4 @ Quad Cities 5
    Box Score
     
    Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities both scored two runs in the first inning of an exciting game at Modern Woodmen Park. The Kernels ultimately fell 4-5, but not because of Jaylin Davis who was 3-4 with a double and a pair of RBI. Travis Blankenhorn kicked in a pair of extra-base hits, a double and a triple, as part of a 2-4 night that included a walk and two runs scored. Jermaine Palacios also added a pair of hits, an RBI and two runs scored.
     
    Clark Beeker did not make it out of the fifth inning, pitching just 4.2 innings and throwing 102 pitches as he gave up eight hits, four runs (three earned), walked two, and struck out three. He was lifted for Max Cordy who gave the Kernels four scoreless outs, he gave up just one hit, walked two, and struck out one. Colton Davis gave Cedar Rapids another scoreless inning before Alex Robinson came in for the ninth, with the game tied thanks to a couple of Kernels runs in the top of the inning, and gave up the winning run on a sacrifice fly before grabbing a strike out to end the inning.
     
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Stephen Gonsalves, Chattanooga
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Travis Blankenhorn, Cedar Rapids
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester @ Pawtucket (6:05pm) – Yohan Pino (0-3, 7.82)
    Chattanooga @ Tennessee (6:00pm) - Randy LeBlanc
    Ft. Myers - OFF
    Clinton @ Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Eduardo Del Rosario (6-3, 5.08)
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/7): Felix Jorge Carries Chattanooga, Strikes Out Nine   
    A day after five Chattanooga Lookouts players were named to the North Division All-Star Team, six Cedar Rapids Kernels players are headed to the Midwest League All-Star game as members of the West team, including four position players. Travis Blankenhorn was selected as the starting third baseman, Lewin Diaz was selected as the starting first baseman, Mitchell Kranson was named the starting designated hitter, and Jermaine Palacios was named the starting shortstop. Pitchers Clark Beeker and Sean Poppen were named as reserves.
     
    Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on WednesdayTransactions: The Twins claimed Chris Heston off waivers from the Dodgers and placed him on the active roster and to make room, the Twins released Nick Tepesch. Additionally, the Twins placed Jorge Polanco on the bereavement list, and Kennys Vargas recalled from Rochester. In Cedar Rapids, the Kernels released Zack Tillery; no corresponding roster move announced at this time.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Scranton/WB @ Rochester
    Box Score
     
    With the game tied 1-1 in the top of the seventh inning, Red Wings starter David Hurlbut made quick work of the first two batters on a called third strike and lazy fly ball. Then things went south. The next two batters singled to put runners on the corners and Hurlbut left the game, replaced by Trevor Hildengerger to face Gleyber Torres. Hildenberger, who hasn’t given up an earned run of his own since May 16th, gave up a double, plating both runs, and hanging two additional earned runs on Hurlbut. Hildenberger struck out the next batter to close the inning with the Wings now down 3-1. Hurlbut’s day should have given Rochester a chance, 6.2 innings, eight hits, three earned runs, one walk and 11 strikeouts.
     
    Unfortunately the bullpen didn’t have their best stuff on Wednesday afternoon.
    In the top of the ninth the Wings got into more trouble and Kevin Chapman and Kam Mickolio each gave up a run. Down 5-1 in the bottom of the ninth, with their 3-4-5 hitters due up, Rochester managed only a single from clean-up man Matt Hague, while Niko Goodrum and ByungHo Park went down on strikes, and designated hitter John Ryan Murphy ended the game, forcing Matt Hague out at second on a grounder to the shortstop.
     
    The Red Wings had just four hits of their own on Monday, led by Zack Granite, leading off, with a 2-4 night that included a triple and a run scored. In addition to Hague’s single, the only other player with a hit was Leonardo Reginatto with a single of his own. The Wings struck out 12 times as a team and walked just twice. ByungHo Park was 0-4 with four strikeouts, winning himself a Golden Sombrero.
     
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Jackson 2 @ Chattanooga 7
    Box Score
     
    The Lookouts used 12 hits to defeat the Generals on Wednesday afternoon in Chattanooga. The Lookouts took the lead in the third with a three-spot and never looked back. The game was as close as 4-2 after six innings, but another three-spot in the seventh inning put the game out of reach for Jackson.
    The Lookouts were led by Dan Gamache 2-3 with a triple, a walk and three RBI, and every Lookouts player recorded a hit with the exception of Ryan Strausborger, but Strausborger contributed on the defensive side of the ball with an outfield assist on a force play at second base. Levi Michael, Edgar Corcino and T.J. White all had multiple hits.
     
    Lookouts starter Felix Jorge had another strong start, his fourth quality start in a row, giving up just two runs over 6.2 innings. He gave up seven hits, including a solo home run, struck out nine and walked just one. Jorge appeared to have things under control in the seventh inning after striking out Colin Walsh for the second out of the inning and a man on first, but with the game in hand, and Jorge at 104 pitches, Jake Mauer made the call for Raul Fernandez to come in and face the General’s designated hitter. Frenandez did his job inducing a ground out to end the inning. Fernandez pitched two more innings to earn the seven-out save. He struck out four, walked one and gave up one hit.
     
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Tampa @ Fort Myers
     
    Postponed due to rain. Game will be made up on Thursday as part of a doubleheader with two 7-inning games, starting at 4:30pm Central.
     
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids @ Clinton
    Box Score
     
    The Kernels raced out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first thanks to run scoring doubles from Mitchell Kranson (two RBI) and Caleb Hamilton (one RBI). The Lumberkings got two runs back in the second inning, and then took the lead with a three-run fourth. The Kernels then tied the game at 5 in the top of the fifth on a Jaylin Davis double that scored a pair of runs. Unfortunately, the Kernels then gave up four runs in the sixth, putting them down 9-5, a deficit they could not overcome, despite a ninth inning rally.
     
    Kernels’ starter Sean Poppen was tagged with the first five runs of the game over 4.2 innings. He gave up six hits, two walks and struck out three. He was replaced by Alex Robinson who gave up three runs in just a third of an inning despite not giving up a single hit, just a pair of walks and a hit batsman as he left with the bases loaded and no outs in the sixth. Hector Lujan allowed those three runs to score, after replacing Robinson, and then gave up a run of his own as well. Ryan Mason came in and got the Kernels back on track, 2.0 innings, two hits and five strikeouts.
     
    The Kernels scored their six runs on just four hits, which is a pretty impressive feat considering they had just four walks as well, but all four of their hits were doubles and all came with runners in scoring position. No Kernels player had more than one hit, just doubles from Davis, Kranson Hamilton and Whitefield (ninth inning).
     
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Felix Jorge, Chattanooga Lookouts
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Dan Gamache, Chattanooga Lookouts
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester - Aaron Slegers (4-3, 6.23)
    Chattanooga – Ryan Eades
    Fort Myers – Dereck Rodriguez (4-2, 2.66) & Brady Anderson (2-1, 4.01)
    Cedar Rapids – Domenick Carlini (3-3, 4.85)
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/7): Felix Jorge Carries Chattanooga, Strikes Out Nine   
    A day after five Chattanooga Lookouts players were named to the North Division All-Star Team, six Cedar Rapids Kernels players are headed to the Midwest League All-Star game as members of the West team, including four position players. Travis Blankenhorn was selected as the starting third baseman, Lewin Diaz was selected as the starting first baseman, Mitchell Kranson was named the starting designated hitter, and Jermaine Palacios was named the starting shortstop. Pitchers Clark Beeker and Sean Poppen were named as reserves.
     
    Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on WednesdayTransactions: The Twins claimed Chris Heston off waivers from the Dodgers and placed him on the active roster and to make room, the Twins released Nick Tepesch. Additionally, the Twins placed Jorge Polanco on the bereavement list, and Kennys Vargas recalled from Rochester. In Cedar Rapids, the Kernels released Zack Tillery; no corresponding roster move announced at this time.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Scranton/WB @ Rochester
    Box Score
     
    With the game tied 1-1 in the top of the seventh inning, Red Wings starter David Hurlbut made quick work of the first two batters on a called third strike and lazy fly ball. Then things went south. The next two batters singled to put runners on the corners and Hurlbut left the game, replaced by Trevor Hildengerger to face Gleyber Torres. Hildenberger, who hasn’t given up an earned run of his own since May 16th, gave up a double, plating both runs, and hanging two additional earned runs on Hurlbut. Hildenberger struck out the next batter to close the inning with the Wings now down 3-1. Hurlbut’s day should have given Rochester a chance, 6.2 innings, eight hits, three earned runs, one walk and 11 strikeouts.
     
    Unfortunately the bullpen didn’t have their best stuff on Wednesday afternoon.
    In the top of the ninth the Wings got into more trouble and Kevin Chapman and Kam Mickolio each gave up a run. Down 5-1 in the bottom of the ninth, with their 3-4-5 hitters due up, Rochester managed only a single from clean-up man Matt Hague, while Niko Goodrum and ByungHo Park went down on strikes, and designated hitter John Ryan Murphy ended the game, forcing Matt Hague out at second on a grounder to the shortstop.
     
    The Red Wings had just four hits of their own on Monday, led by Zack Granite, leading off, with a 2-4 night that included a triple and a run scored. In addition to Hague’s single, the only other player with a hit was Leonardo Reginatto with a single of his own. The Wings struck out 12 times as a team and walked just twice. ByungHo Park was 0-4 with four strikeouts, winning himself a Golden Sombrero.
     
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Jackson 2 @ Chattanooga 7
    Box Score
     
    The Lookouts used 12 hits to defeat the Generals on Wednesday afternoon in Chattanooga. The Lookouts took the lead in the third with a three-spot and never looked back. The game was as close as 4-2 after six innings, but another three-spot in the seventh inning put the game out of reach for Jackson.
    The Lookouts were led by Dan Gamache 2-3 with a triple, a walk and three RBI, and every Lookouts player recorded a hit with the exception of Ryan Strausborger, but Strausborger contributed on the defensive side of the ball with an outfield assist on a force play at second base. Levi Michael, Edgar Corcino and T.J. White all had multiple hits.
     
    Lookouts starter Felix Jorge had another strong start, his fourth quality start in a row, giving up just two runs over 6.2 innings. He gave up seven hits, including a solo home run, struck out nine and walked just one. Jorge appeared to have things under control in the seventh inning after striking out Colin Walsh for the second out of the inning and a man on first, but with the game in hand, and Jorge at 104 pitches, Jake Mauer made the call for Raul Fernandez to come in and face the General’s designated hitter. Frenandez did his job inducing a ground out to end the inning. Fernandez pitched two more innings to earn the seven-out save. He struck out four, walked one and gave up one hit.
     
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Tampa @ Fort Myers
     
    Postponed due to rain. Game will be made up on Thursday as part of a doubleheader with two 7-inning games, starting at 4:30pm Central.
     
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids @ Clinton
    Box Score
     
    The Kernels raced out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first thanks to run scoring doubles from Mitchell Kranson (two RBI) and Caleb Hamilton (one RBI). The Lumberkings got two runs back in the second inning, and then took the lead with a three-run fourth. The Kernels then tied the game at 5 in the top of the fifth on a Jaylin Davis double that scored a pair of runs. Unfortunately, the Kernels then gave up four runs in the sixth, putting them down 9-5, a deficit they could not overcome, despite a ninth inning rally.
     
    Kernels’ starter Sean Poppen was tagged with the first five runs of the game over 4.2 innings. He gave up six hits, two walks and struck out three. He was replaced by Alex Robinson who gave up three runs in just a third of an inning despite not giving up a single hit, just a pair of walks and a hit batsman as he left with the bases loaded and no outs in the sixth. Hector Lujan allowed those three runs to score, after replacing Robinson, and then gave up a run of his own as well. Ryan Mason came in and got the Kernels back on track, 2.0 innings, two hits and five strikeouts.
     
    The Kernels scored their six runs on just four hits, which is a pretty impressive feat considering they had just four walks as well, but all four of their hits were doubles and all came with runners in scoring position. No Kernels player had more than one hit, just doubles from Davis, Kranson Hamilton and Whitefield (ninth inning).
     
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Felix Jorge, Chattanooga Lookouts
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Dan Gamache, Chattanooga Lookouts
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester - Aaron Slegers (4-3, 6.23)
    Chattanooga – Ryan Eades
    Fort Myers – Dereck Rodriguez (4-2, 2.66) & Brady Anderson (2-1, 4.01)
    Cedar Rapids – Domenick Carlini (3-3, 4.85)
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/1): Niko Goodrum Doubles Down On Season-Long Hitting Streak   
    The Twins needed a couple of fresh arms in the aftermath of the Astros series, so they’ve promoted a couple of minor league arms, with ripple effects all through the system. The new names on the Twins to know are Alex Wimmers and Randy Rosario, but the full list of transactions is below.Transactions: Jake Reed assigned to Chattanooga from Rochester, Ryan Pressly optioned to Rochester from Minnesota, Jason Wheeler designated for assignment from Minnesota, Alex Wimmers promoted to Minnesota from Rochester, Randy LeBlanc promoted to Chattanooga from Fort Myers, Nick Anderson promoted to Chattanooga from Fort Myers, Randy Rosario promoted to Minnesota from Chattanooga, Andrew Vasquez promoted to Fort Myers from Cedar Rapids.Logan Lombana returns to Cedar Rapids from extended spring training.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 3 @ Durham 6
    Box Score
    Rochester's bullpen has a 1.08 ERA over the last seven games, including 19.2 consecutive scoreless innings headed into Thursday night’s game and Niko Goodrum has a nine-game hitting streak. The scoreless innings streak came to an end as Alan Busenitz gave up a run in the seventh inning, but Goodrum extended his streak on a 3-4 night that included a double and a pair of RBI. Leonardo Reginatto also had a pair of hits, including a double and a walk, but the rest of the Red Wings squad had just two hits. ByungHo Park was 0-3 with two strikeouts and a walk.
     
    The Red Wings were down 6-0 before they pushed three runs across in the eighth to make the final score look respectable. Red Wings starter Nik Turley gave up five runs over 6.1 innings, including three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Turley struck out seven to go along with just one walk. Busenitz was charged with an earned run over 1.2 innings of work, he struck out three and walked none.
     
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 1 @ Birmingham 3
    Box Score
     
    Nick Gordon entered the game leading the Southern League in extra-base hits (23) and got to enjoy the night off in Birmingham. The Lookouts bats sputtered without him, just 1-11 with runners in scoring position, and scoring just a single run despite FIVE doubles. Ryan Strausborger was 2-3 with a double and a run scored, the only Lookout with more than one hit.
     
    Lookouts starter Matt Tracy pitched very well, 7.0 innings, just five hits, two runs (both earned) and he struck out four against just one walk. Unfortunately for Tracy, he gave up a pair of solo home runs, and without any run support was tagged with his fourth loss of the season. Mason Melotakis gave up a run on two hits in one inning of relief.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 1 @ Bradenton 5
    Box Score
     
    Before the game it was announced that Chris Paul, Dereck Rodriguez, Sam Clay, and Brian Navarreto were all selected to the Florida State League All-Star Game. The Miracle could have used some all-star bats on Thursday night as they stranded 13 runners! The Miracle bunched their hits at the top of the order with leadoff man Max Murphy picking up three singles on a 3-5 night (he also scored the lone run), and the next batter up, Nelson Molina, was 3-5 as well. Zander Wiel the third hitter in the lineup, had a pair of hits and a walk on a 2-4 night. The three combined for 8 of the Miracle’s 10 hits.
     
    Brady Anderson was tagged with his first loss of the season after giving up four runs (all earned) in 5.0 innings. He gave up nine hits, including a home run, walked two, and struck out three. He was replaced by Tom Hackimer for 2.0 innings. Hackimer gave up three hits, a run and two walks. Michael Theofanopoulos closed out the pitching for the Miracle with three strikeouts in the eighth inning.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Quad Cities 1 @ Cedar Rapids 11
    Box Score
     
    The Kernels made up for the lackluster hitter performances in the rest of the system on Thursday night, exploding for 11 runs. Travis Blankenhorn led the way (and hit leadoff, how perfect) with a 2-4 night that included a triple and a home run. Jermaine Palacios had three hits, Jaylin Davis, Mitchell Kranson and Aaron Whitefield each had a pair of hits for the Kernels, and Lewin Diaz and Caleb Hamilton each had a hit of his own. In addition to Blankenhorn’s solo home run in the fifth inning, Aaron Whitefield hit one too.
     
    Sean Poppen picked up his fourth win of the year to move to 4-1 and lowered his ERA to 2.12 with 6.1 innings of five-hit baseball. He gave up one run, unearned, struck out five, and did not walk anyone. Logan Lombana went 2.2 perfect innings to finish off the River Bandits, striking out five of the seven batters he faced (he induced a double-play to the first batter he faced in the seventh).
     
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Matt Tracy, Chattanooga Lookouts
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Niko Goodrum, Rochester Red Wings
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester @ Norfolks (6:05pm) – David Hurlbut (2-3, 3.41)
    Chattanooga @ Birmingham (7:05pm) – Felix Jorge (5-1, 3.48)
    Ft. Myers @ Bradenton (5:30pm) - Dereck Rodriguez (3-2, 2.95)
    Cedar Rapids @ Burlington (6:30pm) – Domenick Carlini (2-3, 5.65)
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/1): Niko Goodrum Doubles Down On Season-Long Hitting Streak   
    The Twins needed a couple of fresh arms in the aftermath of the Astros series, so they’ve promoted a couple of minor league arms, with ripple effects all through the system. The new names on the Twins to know are Alex Wimmers and Randy Rosario, but the full list of transactions is below.Transactions: Jake Reed assigned to Chattanooga from Rochester, Ryan Pressly optioned to Rochester from Minnesota, Jason Wheeler designated for assignment from Minnesota, Alex Wimmers promoted to Minnesota from Rochester, Randy LeBlanc promoted to Chattanooga from Fort Myers, Nick Anderson promoted to Chattanooga from Fort Myers, Randy Rosario promoted to Minnesota from Chattanooga, Andrew Vasquez promoted to Fort Myers from Cedar Rapids.Logan Lombana returns to Cedar Rapids from extended spring training.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 3 @ Durham 6
    Box Score
    Rochester's bullpen has a 1.08 ERA over the last seven games, including 19.2 consecutive scoreless innings headed into Thursday night’s game and Niko Goodrum has a nine-game hitting streak. The scoreless innings streak came to an end as Alan Busenitz gave up a run in the seventh inning, but Goodrum extended his streak on a 3-4 night that included a double and a pair of RBI. Leonardo Reginatto also had a pair of hits, including a double and a walk, but the rest of the Red Wings squad had just two hits. ByungHo Park was 0-3 with two strikeouts and a walk.
     
    The Red Wings were down 6-0 before they pushed three runs across in the eighth to make the final score look respectable. Red Wings starter Nik Turley gave up five runs over 6.1 innings, including three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Turley struck out seven to go along with just one walk. Busenitz was charged with an earned run over 1.2 innings of work, he struck out three and walked none.
     
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 1 @ Birmingham 3
    Box Score
     
    Nick Gordon entered the game leading the Southern League in extra-base hits (23) and got to enjoy the night off in Birmingham. The Lookouts bats sputtered without him, just 1-11 with runners in scoring position, and scoring just a single run despite FIVE doubles. Ryan Strausborger was 2-3 with a double and a run scored, the only Lookout with more than one hit.
     
    Lookouts starter Matt Tracy pitched very well, 7.0 innings, just five hits, two runs (both earned) and he struck out four against just one walk. Unfortunately for Tracy, he gave up a pair of solo home runs, and without any run support was tagged with his fourth loss of the season. Mason Melotakis gave up a run on two hits in one inning of relief.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 1 @ Bradenton 5
    Box Score
     
    Before the game it was announced that Chris Paul, Dereck Rodriguez, Sam Clay, and Brian Navarreto were all selected to the Florida State League All-Star Game. The Miracle could have used some all-star bats on Thursday night as they stranded 13 runners! The Miracle bunched their hits at the top of the order with leadoff man Max Murphy picking up three singles on a 3-5 night (he also scored the lone run), and the next batter up, Nelson Molina, was 3-5 as well. Zander Wiel the third hitter in the lineup, had a pair of hits and a walk on a 2-4 night. The three combined for 8 of the Miracle’s 10 hits.
     
    Brady Anderson was tagged with his first loss of the season after giving up four runs (all earned) in 5.0 innings. He gave up nine hits, including a home run, walked two, and struck out three. He was replaced by Tom Hackimer for 2.0 innings. Hackimer gave up three hits, a run and two walks. Michael Theofanopoulos closed out the pitching for the Miracle with three strikeouts in the eighth inning.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Quad Cities 1 @ Cedar Rapids 11
    Box Score
     
    The Kernels made up for the lackluster hitter performances in the rest of the system on Thursday night, exploding for 11 runs. Travis Blankenhorn led the way (and hit leadoff, how perfect) with a 2-4 night that included a triple and a home run. Jermaine Palacios had three hits, Jaylin Davis, Mitchell Kranson and Aaron Whitefield each had a pair of hits for the Kernels, and Lewin Diaz and Caleb Hamilton each had a hit of his own. In addition to Blankenhorn’s solo home run in the fifth inning, Aaron Whitefield hit one too.
     
    Sean Poppen picked up his fourth win of the year to move to 4-1 and lowered his ERA to 2.12 with 6.1 innings of five-hit baseball. He gave up one run, unearned, struck out five, and did not walk anyone. Logan Lombana went 2.2 perfect innings to finish off the River Bandits, striking out five of the seven batters he faced (he induced a double-play to the first batter he faced in the seventh).
     
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Matt Tracy, Chattanooga Lookouts
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Niko Goodrum, Rochester Red Wings
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester @ Norfolks (6:05pm) – David Hurlbut (2-3, 3.41)
    Chattanooga @ Birmingham (7:05pm) – Felix Jorge (5-1, 3.48)
    Ft. Myers @ Bradenton (5:30pm) - Dereck Rodriguez (3-2, 2.95)
    Cedar Rapids @ Burlington (6:30pm) – Domenick Carlini (2-3, 5.65)
     
    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 (5/4): Rain, A Beat Down And A Close Finish   
    The Twins dropped the finale against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon after falling behind early thanks to another poor performance from Kyle Gibson. Gibson has to be on thin ice, especially with the way Berrios is pitching in AAA. Only a matter of time before the Twins have to make room for Jose Berrios, and right now, it looks like Gibson’s spot is vulnerable. But hey, for a fan, even a ball game that ends in a loss is better than no baseball at all, and that’s what happened to half of the minor league system on Thursday.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester @ Buffalo
    Postponed – Rain
    Thursday’s game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 26th.
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Pensacola @ Chattanooga
    Postponed - Rain
     
    Thursday’s game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, May 6th. As Thursday was originally scheduled as Star Wars Night (May the 4th), Star Wars night has been rescheduled for June 24th.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Daytona 7 @ Fort Myers 0
    Box Score
     
    The Miracle were shut out for the second time this year, and struggled to hit Daytona starter Jesus Reyes, managing just 6 hits over 7.2 before Reyes yielded to the pen.
     
    Miracle starter Keaton Steele cruised through his first three innings, facing just one over the minimum after giving up a first inning single, but ran into trouble in the top of the fourth. Steele was tagged for three runs in the top of the fourth on five hits. Steele gave up another pair of runs in the sixth before he was done for the night. Steele’s final line was 9 hits, 5 runs, one walk, two strike outs, and one home run. He gave way to Sam Clay who picked up a pair of strikeouts in the seventh before giving way to Williams Ramirez for the final two innings. Ramirez gave up a pair of runs in the ninth, but the game was well out of hand by then.
     
    Leadoff hitter Zack Granite had three of the Miracle’s seven hits, a triple and a pair of singles. The other four hits came one apiece (all singles) from Shane Kennedy, Sean Miller, Rafael Valera and Nelson Molina. The Miracle did not earn any walks on the night, but struck out only three times.
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Lake County @ Cedar Rapids
    Box Score
     
    Twins Daily’s own Seth Stohs was in attendance in Cedar Rapids for a tight game that saw the Kernels take an early lead, only to fall behind the Captains, then the Kernels took the lead back in the eighth only to give up a run in the top of the ninth. The Kernels wore really ugly Star Wars jerseys with some 8-ball looking robot on them.
    Whatever.
     
    Starter Tyler Wells went five innings, giving up a pair of runs and striking out seven (against just one walk). He left with the game tied at 2. Andrew Vasquez came in and pitched three strong innings of relief, and was in line for the win before being charged with a run in the top of the ninth. He put a man on with one out before being replaced by Tom Hackimer. Hackimer came in and gave up a game-tying double to the first batter he faced, but limited the damage to just that one run before ending the inning.
     
    With the game tied in the bottom of the ninth, the Kernels started the inning with Travis Blankenhorn being hit by a pitch and then Brandon Lopez singled on a bunt back to the pitcher to put runners at first and second with no outs. Ben Rortvedt was showing bunt, trying to trade an out to move runners over, but reliever Ryder Ryan would have none of it, and walked Rortvedt to load the bases with no outs. With a chance to win the game and be the hero, Aaron Whitefield was called out on strikes to bring up Christian Cavaness, who struck out as well, bringing up leadoff hitter Jermaine Palacios needing a base hit to win the ballgame but hit a sharp grounder to third to send the game to extras. What a Twins sequence of events!
     
    Tom Hackimer put the leadoff runner on in the 10th, but then used three strikeouts, including a breaking ball that was swing on and missed and then HIT the batter for the second out, to bring the Kernels up in the 10th. The Kernels didn’t do a dang thing in the bottom of the 10th, and on the game went.
     
    Then the Kernels farted the game away in the 11th. The leadoff hitter reached on a HBP that was eventually awarded after the umpire originally called a deadball as the baseball appeared to be initially ruled a foul tip off the KNOB of the bat. The runner would eventually come around the score to give Lake County the lead. The Kernels did not do a dang thing in the bottom of the inning and lost a game they should have won (twice!).
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Tyler Wells – Cedar Rapids Kernels
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Zack Granite – Fort Myers Miracle
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Pawtucket @ Rochester (6:05pm) – Adalberto Mejia (0-0, 0.00)
    Pensacola @ Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Matt Randy LeBlanc (0-1, 36.00)
    Ft. Myers @ St. Lucie (5:30pm) – Lachlan Wells (1-3, 3.68)
    Fort Wayne @ Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Sean Poppen (0-0, 1.67)
     
    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 (4/27): All Affiliates Win   
    The Twins had Thursday off to recover from a blasting delivered by the Rangers in the series finale, and the minor league squads took center stage. Rochester and Cedar Rapids won games in their last at-bats, and three of the four games were one-run squeakers.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Gwinnett 4 @ Rochester 5
    Box Score
     
    Jason Wheeler cruised through six innings, and the Red Wings were in a scoreless tie headed to the seventh. Wheeler gave up a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, but the Wings scored two more in the bottom half of the inning. Wheeler came back out for the eighth, but gave up hits to the first two batters he faced and was replaced before getting an out. He was replaced by Alan Busenitz. Busnetiz got a line-out from the first batter he faced, but let both base runners score, one by wild pitch and the other on a single to right field. It was a bumpy inning for Busenitz in the eighth, but he came back out in the ninth and shut the Braves down.
     
    In the bottom of the ninth, the Wings pushed three runs across for a come from behind win with six consecutive singles to open the frame.
     
    The Red Wings ended up with 12 hits (six of them in the ninth inning alone!), and were led by Matt Hague, 2-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and two runs scored. John Ryan Murphy continues to turn things around with a 2-4 night that included an RBI. In his last four games, Murphy has improved his average from .067 to .233 with six hits in 15 at-bats. Ehire Adrianza continues his hot play, was 2-3 and is hitting .500 after six games. Interestingly he started the game in left field, perhaps signaling the Twins desire to find a replacement for Danny Santana, their ultra-utility man who brings poor play to almost every position on the diamond, and doesn’t hit well enough to make up for any of that.
     
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 5 @ Jackson 4
    Box Score
     
    Starter Paul Clemens ran into trouble in the fifth inning and was lifted after 4.2 innings, giving up just a pair of hits, but walking four to go along with four strike- outs. He was replaced by Todd Van Steensel who didn’t have a great night, giving up two runs in just 0.2 innings, on three hits and three walks. He struck out one. Van Steensel was replaced by Luke Bard who frickin’ mowed some dudes down, 2.2 innings pitched, one hit, no walks, five strikeouts. John Curtiss came in for the ninth and earned his third save of the year with a scoreless ninth.
     
    Despite falling behind in the fifth inning, the Lookouts rallied in the top of the sixth, putting three runs across, which gave them just enough offense to hang on for a 5-4 win. No Lookouts player had multiple hits, and they combined for just six hits but added eight walks. Engelb Vielma, Edgar Corcino and Travis Harrison all had doubles, and Ryan Walker was 0-2 but contributed three walks.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Bradenton 1 @ Miracle 2
    Box Score
     
    In a pitchers’ duel in Fort Myers, the Miracle earned a 2-1 come-from-behind victory. Starter David Fischer pitched into the fifth, but put the first man aboard and was lifted for Sam Clay. Fishcher gave up four hits, one run, three walks and struck out five over four-plus innings. Clay came in and earned the win with 3.0 scoreless innings. Clay gave up just a single hit and struck out three, and has pitched 10 scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts since giving up 6 earned runs over 0.2 innings in his first appearance of the year. Anthony McIver pitched a couple of scoreless innings to earn the save for the Miracle. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out two.
     
    Max Murphy had a nice night with three singles, and Brian Navarreto was 3-3 with an RBI and a run scored to lead the way for the Miracle. The Miracle had plenty of opportunities to score more runs on Thursday night, but were just 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 5 @ Peoria 3
    Box Score
     
    With the score tied 3-3 in the top of the 12th inning, the Kernels got a lift from the number nine hitter, Aaron Whitefield, who launched a two-run home run to cap an exciting road victory. Whitefield finished the night 2-5. Four other Kernels had multi- hit nights, including Mitchell Kranson 2-5, Jaylin Davis 3-5, Caleb Hamilton 2-5 (including a solo home run), and Ariel Montesino 2-5.
     
    The Kernels needed six pitchers to get through 12 innings, thanks to a couple of blown saves. Starter Sean Poppen went 6.1 solid innings, gave up 1 run on five hits, two walks, and struck out six before being lifted for Andrew Vasquez who let an inherited runner score and surrendered the Kernels’ narrow lead giving up a pair of hits, a pair of walks, and a run of his own on a bases loaded walk, in just a third of an inning. Hector Lujan, the third pitcher of the evening, came in and quickly got a ground out to end the bases loaded threat. Lujan pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, but gave up a leadoff single in the ninth (a run that would come around to score) and was lifted for Tom Hackimer. Hackimer got two quick outs, but a two-out liner to center brought home the tying run, and after a ground out, the game went to extra innings.
     
    Alex Robinson replaced Hackimer to start the 10th and gave the Kernels two scoreless innings, giving up a hit, a walk, and he struck out a pair to earn the win when the Kernels pushed across two in the top of the 12th. Quin Grogan earned the save to end the 3 hour and 42 minute game.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Sam Clay, Fort Myers Miracle
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Aaron Whitefield, Cedar Rapids Kernels
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Louisville @ Rochester (5:35pm) – Adalberto Mejia (0-0, -.--)
    Chattanooga @ Jackson (6:05pm) - Randy LeBlanc (0-0, -.--)
    Dunedin @ Ft. Myers (5:35pm) – Keaton Steele (1-2, 6.19)
    Cedar Rapids @ Peoria (6:30pm) - TBD
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from bluechipper in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/27): All Affiliates Win   
    Not a ton of great pitching, but a lot of nice team performances, and bottom of the order contributions on Thursday.  And exciting games for the fans.
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to MVPMAKER in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/27): All Affiliates Win   
    The difference between a prospect and non-prospect early in a players career is an opinion and report by a scout and the front office's investment made in the player.  Over time, today's prospect may be tomorrow's washed out guy, who under achieved or the inverse related to the non-prospect who over performed.
     
    The good news is... success and results on the mound, field, plate etc. drives attention and expectation.  Those factors are what ultimately propel a player through a system.
  23. Like
    Eric R Pleiss reacted to bluechipper in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/27): All Affiliates Win   
    Good day for the minors, besides most of the good performances coming from non-prospect type guys.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/27): All Affiliates Win   
    The Twins had Thursday off to recover from a blasting delivered by the Rangers in the series finale, and the minor league squads took center stage. Rochester and Cedar Rapids won games in their last at-bats, and three of the four games were one-run squeakers.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Gwinnett 4 @ Rochester 5
    Box Score
     
    Jason Wheeler cruised through six innings, and the Red Wings were in a scoreless tie headed to the seventh. Wheeler gave up a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, but the Wings scored two more in the bottom half of the inning. Wheeler came back out for the eighth, but gave up hits to the first two batters he faced and was replaced before getting an out. He was replaced by Alan Busenitz. Busnetiz got a line-out from the first batter he faced, but let both base runners score, one by wild pitch and the other on a single to right field. It was a bumpy inning for Busenitz in the eighth, but he came back out in the ninth and shut the Braves down.
     
    In the bottom of the ninth, the Wings pushed three runs across for a come from behind win with six consecutive singles to open the frame.
     
    The Red Wings ended up with 12 hits (six of them in the ninth inning alone!), and were led by Matt Hague, 2-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and two runs scored. John Ryan Murphy continues to turn things around with a 2-4 night that included an RBI. In his last four games, Murphy has improved his average from .067 to .233 with six hits in 15 at-bats. Ehire Adrianza continues his hot play, was 2-3 and is hitting .500 after six games. Interestingly he started the game in left field, perhaps signaling the Twins desire to find a replacement for Danny Santana, their ultra-utility man who brings poor play to almost every position on the diamond, and doesn’t hit well enough to make up for any of that.
     
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 5 @ Jackson 4
    Box Score
     
    Starter Paul Clemens ran into trouble in the fifth inning and was lifted after 4.2 innings, giving up just a pair of hits, but walking four to go along with four strike- outs. He was replaced by Todd Van Steensel who didn’t have a great night, giving up two runs in just 0.2 innings, on three hits and three walks. He struck out one. Van Steensel was replaced by Luke Bard who frickin’ mowed some dudes down, 2.2 innings pitched, one hit, no walks, five strikeouts. John Curtiss came in for the ninth and earned his third save of the year with a scoreless ninth.
     
    Despite falling behind in the fifth inning, the Lookouts rallied in the top of the sixth, putting three runs across, which gave them just enough offense to hang on for a 5-4 win. No Lookouts player had multiple hits, and they combined for just six hits but added eight walks. Engelb Vielma, Edgar Corcino and Travis Harrison all had doubles, and Ryan Walker was 0-2 but contributed three walks.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Bradenton 1 @ Miracle 2
    Box Score
     
    In a pitchers’ duel in Fort Myers, the Miracle earned a 2-1 come-from-behind victory. Starter David Fischer pitched into the fifth, but put the first man aboard and was lifted for Sam Clay. Fishcher gave up four hits, one run, three walks and struck out five over four-plus innings. Clay came in and earned the win with 3.0 scoreless innings. Clay gave up just a single hit and struck out three, and has pitched 10 scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts since giving up 6 earned runs over 0.2 innings in his first appearance of the year. Anthony McIver pitched a couple of scoreless innings to earn the save for the Miracle. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out two.
     
    Max Murphy had a nice night with three singles, and Brian Navarreto was 3-3 with an RBI and a run scored to lead the way for the Miracle. The Miracle had plenty of opportunities to score more runs on Thursday night, but were just 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Cedar Rapids 5 @ Peoria 3
    Box Score
     
    With the score tied 3-3 in the top of the 12th inning, the Kernels got a lift from the number nine hitter, Aaron Whitefield, who launched a two-run home run to cap an exciting road victory. Whitefield finished the night 2-5. Four other Kernels had multi- hit nights, including Mitchell Kranson 2-5, Jaylin Davis 3-5, Caleb Hamilton 2-5 (including a solo home run), and Ariel Montesino 2-5.
     
    The Kernels needed six pitchers to get through 12 innings, thanks to a couple of blown saves. Starter Sean Poppen went 6.1 solid innings, gave up 1 run on five hits, two walks, and struck out six before being lifted for Andrew Vasquez who let an inherited runner score and surrendered the Kernels’ narrow lead giving up a pair of hits, a pair of walks, and a run of his own on a bases loaded walk, in just a third of an inning. Hector Lujan, the third pitcher of the evening, came in and quickly got a ground out to end the bases loaded threat. Lujan pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, but gave up a leadoff single in the ninth (a run that would come around to score) and was lifted for Tom Hackimer. Hackimer got two quick outs, but a two-out liner to center brought home the tying run, and after a ground out, the game went to extra innings.
     
    Alex Robinson replaced Hackimer to start the 10th and gave the Kernels two scoreless innings, giving up a hit, a walk, and he struck out a pair to earn the win when the Kernels pushed across two in the top of the 12th. Quin Grogan earned the save to end the 3 hour and 42 minute game.
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Sam Clay, Fort Myers Miracle
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Aaron Whitefield, Cedar Rapids Kernels
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Louisville @ Rochester (5:35pm) – Adalberto Mejia (0-0, -.--)
    Chattanooga @ Jackson (6:05pm) - Randy LeBlanc (0-0, -.--)
    Dunedin @ Ft. Myers (5:35pm) – Keaton Steele (1-2, 6.19)
    Cedar Rapids @ Peoria (6:30pm) - TBD
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to 70charger in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/20): Wells And Wiel Work Wonders   
    There should be a name for this. I can analogize: a 10-Jack-Queen-King-Ace in one suit is a Royal Flush; whereas a 9-10-Jack-Queen-King in one suit is a Straight Flush. Sure the former beats the latter, but the latter is damn impressive. I think walk-single-double-triple is pretty damn impressive too.
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