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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from 70charger in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/20): Wells And Wiel Work Wonders   
    It was another busy day in the Twins minor league system. Two hitters were one hit away from achieving a cycle. There were a couple of very strong pitching performances as well, especially for Cedar Rapids, but also in Chattanooga. Those Miracle bats, which were quiet most of the season, went off for the second straight day. There was a transaction, and so much information that we're just going to encourage you to start reading.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 0 @ Gwinnett 3
    Box Score
     
    The Red wings managed just four hits and were unable to push any runs across the plate on Thursday night. Half of the Red wings hits came from Tommy Field, 2-4 with a pair of singles. Daniel Palka was 0-4 but didn’t strike out, which is about as good as an 0-4 night can get for Mr. Palka.
     
    Despite getting tagged with the loss to fall to 1-1, Nick Tepesch pitched well enough to give the Wings a victory, going five innings and giving up just a single unearned run. He gave up seven hits and a walk, so there were plenty of base runners, but 7 strikeouts helped him pitch out of jams. French flame thrower J.T. Chargois pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball, striking out a pair, giving up no hits, and one walk. D.J Baxendale finished the game for Rochester, and gave up a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth to help Gwinnett pad their 1-0 lead.
     
    If you’re into big, thick, burly beards – and who isn’t – let’s have a moment of silence for Jason Motte’s beard. Motte, closing for the Gwinnett Braves after being DFAd by the Rockies after posting an 8.31 ERA in the spring, signed a minor league deal with the Braves and is now rocking a baby-smooth face. The beard era of baseball might look as stupid as the big glasses and mustaches of the 70s and 80s in a decade or two, but for now, I’m sad to see the beard go.
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Biloxi 0 @ Chattanooga 3
    Box Score
     
    The Lookouts did not do much with the bats, but thanks to a combined 6-hit shutout from the pitching staff, they didn’t have to. The Lookouts collected hits from six different players, including a solo home run from my Rolf-brother, Dan Rohlfing, which gave the Lookouts a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth. Chattanooga pushed two more runs across, one each in the fifth and sixth, to put the score at 3-0.
     
    Felix Jorge moved to 2-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.72 with six scoreless innings in Chattanooga. Jorge gave up six hits, walked three and struck out four and stayed out of trouble. Flame thrower Nick Burdi pitched two scoreless innings of relief before turning the ball over to Mason Melotakis who walked one and struck out three to pick up his second save of the year.
     
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Florida 3 @ Fort Myers 8
    Box Score
     
    If you were not paying close attention this past winter, you might have missed that the Brevard County Manatees are now the Florida Fire Frogs. What is a Fire Frog? – some sort of prehistoric creature that roamed the Earth 278 million years ago. With that in mind, team president Joe Harrington said that the team name, “represents the geographic diversity of our fan base, has a hometown feel and speaks to the fun, vibrant experience our fans will enjoy at games.” Errr… whatever dude. Now on with the baseballing.
     
    The Miracle gave up 10 hits but gave up just three runs as part of a 8-3 butt kicking handed out to the Fire Frogs. The Miracle led just 2-1 headed into the home half of the sixth inning, but put their first five men on base to start what would turn out to be a five-run inning. Zander Wiel was the story of the game: the designated hitter was 3-3, just a home run short of a cycle, and picked up a pair of RBIs, plus the dude had a walk! Brian Navarreto had three hits (a single and two doubles) and his own pair of RBIs.
     
    David Fischer pitched well, giving up six hits over six innings, yielding just one run, and he struck out seven while walking none. The lone run he gave up was a solo homer. Anthony McIver struggled a bit, giving up two runs in two innings of relief on four hits. He walked two and struck out three. Nick Anderson came in for mop up duties in the ninth and set down the side in order.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Kane County 5 @ Cedar Rapids 3
    Box Score
     
    Before the Thursday game against the Cougars, the Kernels announced that RHP Alex Schick was headed to the seven-day disabled list, to be replaced on the active roster by RHP Logan Lombana from extended spring training. Lombana spent parts of last season in the bullpen for both the Kernels and the Fort Myers Miracle.
     
    The Kernels opened their seven game home stand with a great performance from starter Tyler Wells who notched 11 strikeouts over 7 innings, but it all went for naught as the Kernels coughed up three runs in the top of the ninth to fall to 5-3. Wells started the game by sending the Cougars down in order in the first and second innings, all via strike out! Wells' final line was seven innings, six hits, two runs (both earned), no walks, those 11 wonderful strike outs. Wells was replaced by Colton Davis, who picked up both the loss and a blown save after giving up three runs in the top of the ninth. Davis pitched two innings, gave up four hits, three runs, two walks and struck out three.
     
    Jermaine Palacios led the way for the Kernels with 3-4 night that left him just a home run short of the cycle. The Kernels had plenty of chances to score runs on the evening but were just 2-11 with men in scoring position.
     
    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 – Zander Wiel – Fort Myers Miracle
     
     
    FRIDAY'S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Rochester @ Charlotte (6:05pm) – Jason Wheeler (1-1, 6.30)
    Biloxi @ Chattanooga (6:15pm) – Paul Clemens (0-0, 2.89)
    Ft. Myers @ Dunedin (6:30pm) – Keaton Steele (0-2, 6.30)
    Kane County @ Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) – Sean Poppen (0-0, 1.23)
     
    I made it this far without making any 4/20 jokes, but in addition to asking any questions and discussing Thursday's games, feel free to leave your best pot-related alternate MiLB headline in the comments!
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from Oldgoat_MN in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/20): Wells And Wiel Work Wonders   
    Melotakis is already on the 40-man, so he's certainly more likely at this point.  Though, JR Murphy could probably be removed any day to make more room.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from birdwatcher in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/20): Wells And Wiel Work Wonders   
    What must be done?  I think you're seeing it happen.  Players are going up, getting chances, making changes, moving around, and trying their best.  I think we have already seen a lot of bullpen arms and guys move into back of the rotation, and there are plenty of young guys on the roster right now who came from the stocked farm system of 2-years ago.  The Twins might be bad again (might?  Ha, will), but they should certainly be fun to watch play and improve.
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to blindeke in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/20): Wells And Wiel Work Wonders   
    Poppen for the Kernels [har har]
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to diehardtwinsfan in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/20): Wells And Wiel Work Wonders   
    11K in 7 innings... looks like a few guys in Kane County might have been taking 4/20 seriously.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/13): Berríos Dazzles in Buffalo   
    Jose Berríos and the Red Wings kicked off a day of close ballgames for Twins affiliates on Thursday, with Rochester, Fort Myers, and Cedar Rapids all playing one-run games, while Chattanooga ended up in a two-run game. Exciting Minor League Baseball follows, below.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 2, Buffalo 1
    Box Score
     
    Jose Berríos was the story of the day, pitching eight innings on just 84 pitches, throwing 64 for strikes. He struck out six and never went to a three ball-count all night. Berrios had a 1-0 lead headed into the fifth inning after a Matt Hague home run, but the Bisons tied the ballgame on a sac fly after a pair of singles and a defensive miscue put a runner at third.
     
    Berríos pitched three more shutout innings afterwards, but the Wings could not put more runs on the board and he left the game without a decision. Alex Wimmers entered the game and pitched a scoreless ninth to push the game to extra innings.
     
    In the top of the 10th, the Red Wings took the lead on a bases-loaded walk to Bengie Gonzalez. Wimmers went to work and set Buffalo down 1-2-3 to pick up the win.
     
    The Wings scored two runs on just four hits, Hague’s home run was the only extra base hit, and Leonardo Reginatto collected two of the other three hits, on a 2-4 night. Bash brothers Kennys Vargas and Daniel Palka were a combined 0-7 with four strikeouts and a walk. Catcher John Ryan Murphy has yet to collect his first base hit, 0-3 with a walk.
     
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 3, Jacksonville 5
    Box Score
     
    On the road for the first time this year, Lookouts starter Matt Tracy gave up five runs (two earned) in the bottom of the first to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (formerly the Jacksonville Suns, and a significant branding upgrade, if you ask me). Leadoff batter Yefri Perez reached on an Engelb Vielma throwing error, and then Tracy gave up back-to-back home runs. The next two runs scored on a pair of two-out singles. After the first, Tracy settled down and pitched three scoreless innings, but the damage was done. Ryan Eades came out of the pen and pitched two perfect innings, and John Curtiss pitched two more scoreless innings to finish the game.
     
    The Lookouts scored a run in the fifth when Tanner English scampered home on a passed ball, and back-to-back homers by Jonathan Rodriguez and Dan Rohlfing to start the ninth inning put Chattanooga within striking distance, but it was not enough.
    Other than the ninth inning home runs, the Lookouts had just three hits on the day, singles from Ryan Walker (1-4, BB), Edgar Corcino (1-4, K), and a two-bagger from Tanner English (1-3, BB, K).
     
    Of note – old friend Matt Tomshaw started and earned the win for the Jumbo Shrimp. Tomshaw pitched in the Twins org four seasons before getting poached by Miami following the 2014 season in the Triple-A portion of the Rule Five draft.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 1, Dayton 2
    Box Score
     
    Starter Cody Stashak put the Miracle behind, giving up a run in the bottom of the first inning, and another in the third and the Miracle trailed the rest of the game. Stashak turned in a quality start, six innings, two runs (one earned), struck out three, walked no one, and gave up just four hits, but the Miracle gave him just one run of support and he was tagged with the loss to fall to 0-2 despite a 3.00 ERA. Jonny Drozd came on in relief, pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three.
     
    Sean Miller was 2-4 with a triple and a run scored, and Brian Navarreto drove in the only run as part of a 2-4 night. The other seven Miracle hitters combined for just three other hits, all singles.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Wisconsin 1, Cedar Rapids 2
    Box Score
     
    Before Thursday’s game, the first in a three game series against the Timber Rattlers, the Kernels announced that 2016 21st rounder LHP Domenick Carlini joined the Kernels from extended spring training and that RHP Brady Anderson was bumped up to Fort Myers.
     
    Starting pitcher Tyler Wells gave up a couple of first inning hits, but then went to work and held Wisconsin scoreless over six innings. He struck out eight while walking just two and gave up five hits. The Kernels put a pair of runs on the board in the fifth to give Wells a lead. Caleb Hamilton hit a leadoff home run to start the fifth and Travis Blankenhorn gave the Kernels another run with an RBI triple to score Jermaine Palacios. That was all the runs the Kernels would need.
     
    Tom Hackimer came in for Wells in the seventh and pitched two innings, giving up a run in the top of the eighth. Hackimer gave up two hits, and struck out two. Max Cordy was called upon to pitch the ninth and picked up his first save of the year, sending the Timber Rattlers down in order and recording the final out on a swinging strike.
     
    The Kernels did not do a ton with the sticks outside of Hamilton’s dinger and Blankenhorn’s RBI triple. Aaron Whitefield picked up a double, the only other extra base hit of the night. As a team, the Kernels struck out seven times and walked just once.
     
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Jose Berríos, Rochester Red Wings
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Matt Hague, Rochester Red Wings
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Syracuse @ Rochester (12:35pm) – Nick Tepesch (1-0, 3.60)
    Chattanooga @ Jacksonville (6:05pm) – Fernando Romero (0-1, 8.10)
    Ft. Myers @ Daytona (6:05pm) – David Fischer (0-0. 0.00)
    Wisconsin @ Cedar Rapids (6:05pm) – Sean Poppen (0-0, 2.57)
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from Oldgoat_MN in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/13): Berríos Dazzles in Buffalo   
    Jose Berríos and the Red Wings kicked off a day of close ballgames for Twins affiliates on Thursday, with Rochester, Fort Myers, and Cedar Rapids all playing one-run games, while Chattanooga ended up in a two-run game. Exciting Minor League Baseball follows, below.Find out everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Thursday.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 2, Buffalo 1
    Box Score
     
    Jose Berríos was the story of the day, pitching eight innings on just 84 pitches, throwing 64 for strikes. He struck out six and never went to a three ball-count all night. Berrios had a 1-0 lead headed into the fifth inning after a Matt Hague home run, but the Bisons tied the ballgame on a sac fly after a pair of singles and a defensive miscue put a runner at third.
     
    Berríos pitched three more shutout innings afterwards, but the Wings could not put more runs on the board and he left the game without a decision. Alex Wimmers entered the game and pitched a scoreless ninth to push the game to extra innings.
     
    In the top of the 10th, the Red Wings took the lead on a bases-loaded walk to Bengie Gonzalez. Wimmers went to work and set Buffalo down 1-2-3 to pick up the win.
     
    The Wings scored two runs on just four hits, Hague’s home run was the only extra base hit, and Leonardo Reginatto collected two of the other three hits, on a 2-4 night. Bash brothers Kennys Vargas and Daniel Palka were a combined 0-7 with four strikeouts and a walk. Catcher John Ryan Murphy has yet to collect his first base hit, 0-3 with a walk.
     
     
    CHATTANOOGA CHATTER
    Chattanooga 3, Jacksonville 5
    Box Score
     
    On the road for the first time this year, Lookouts starter Matt Tracy gave up five runs (two earned) in the bottom of the first to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (formerly the Jacksonville Suns, and a significant branding upgrade, if you ask me). Leadoff batter Yefri Perez reached on an Engelb Vielma throwing error, and then Tracy gave up back-to-back home runs. The next two runs scored on a pair of two-out singles. After the first, Tracy settled down and pitched three scoreless innings, but the damage was done. Ryan Eades came out of the pen and pitched two perfect innings, and John Curtiss pitched two more scoreless innings to finish the game.
     
    The Lookouts scored a run in the fifth when Tanner English scampered home on a passed ball, and back-to-back homers by Jonathan Rodriguez and Dan Rohlfing to start the ninth inning put Chattanooga within striking distance, but it was not enough.
    Other than the ninth inning home runs, the Lookouts had just three hits on the day, singles from Ryan Walker (1-4, BB), Edgar Corcino (1-4, K), and a two-bagger from Tanner English (1-3, BB, K).
     
    Of note – old friend Matt Tomshaw started and earned the win for the Jumbo Shrimp. Tomshaw pitched in the Twins org four seasons before getting poached by Miami following the 2014 season in the Triple-A portion of the Rule Five draft.
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers 1, Dayton 2
    Box Score
     
    Starter Cody Stashak put the Miracle behind, giving up a run in the bottom of the first inning, and another in the third and the Miracle trailed the rest of the game. Stashak turned in a quality start, six innings, two runs (one earned), struck out three, walked no one, and gave up just four hits, but the Miracle gave him just one run of support and he was tagged with the loss to fall to 0-2 despite a 3.00 ERA. Jonny Drozd came on in relief, pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three.
     
    Sean Miller was 2-4 with a triple and a run scored, and Brian Navarreto drove in the only run as part of a 2-4 night. The other seven Miracle hitters combined for just three other hits, all singles.
     
    KERNELS NUGGETS
    Wisconsin 1, Cedar Rapids 2
    Box Score
     
    Before Thursday’s game, the first in a three game series against the Timber Rattlers, the Kernels announced that 2016 21st rounder LHP Domenick Carlini joined the Kernels from extended spring training and that RHP Brady Anderson was bumped up to Fort Myers.
     
    Starting pitcher Tyler Wells gave up a couple of first inning hits, but then went to work and held Wisconsin scoreless over six innings. He struck out eight while walking just two and gave up five hits. The Kernels put a pair of runs on the board in the fifth to give Wells a lead. Caleb Hamilton hit a leadoff home run to start the fifth and Travis Blankenhorn gave the Kernels another run with an RBI triple to score Jermaine Palacios. That was all the runs the Kernels would need.
     
    Tom Hackimer came in for Wells in the seventh and pitched two innings, giving up a run in the top of the eighth. Hackimer gave up two hits, and struck out two. Max Cordy was called upon to pitch the ninth and picked up his first save of the year, sending the Timber Rattlers down in order and recording the final out on a swinging strike.
     
    The Kernels did not do a ton with the sticks outside of Hamilton’s dinger and Blankenhorn’s RBI triple. Aaron Whitefield picked up a double, the only other extra base hit of the night. As a team, the Kernels struck out seven times and walked just once.
     
     
    TWINS DAILY PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Jose Berríos, Rochester Red Wings
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day – Matt Hague, Rochester Red Wings
     
     
    FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTERS
     
    Syracuse @ Rochester (12:35pm) – Nick Tepesch (1-0, 3.60)
    Chattanooga @ Jacksonville (6:05pm) – Fernando Romero (0-1, 8.10)
    Ft. Myers @ Daytona (6:05pm) – David Fischer (0-0. 0.00)
    Wisconsin @ Cedar Rapids (6:05pm) – Sean Poppen (0-0, 2.57)
     
    Please feel free to ask any questions and discuss Thursday's games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to DocBauer in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/13): Berríos Dazzles in Buffalo   
    Note to Gibson and Mejia; settle down...trust your stuff...attack the zone. If you don't, Mr. Berrios is about ready to take one of your spots.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from Taildragger8791 in Article: Twins Minor League Report (9/1): Lachlan Wells Fans 11!   
    He was the front runner as I ran through the stats, and then Lachlan Wells was like, "bro, hold up, I struck out ELEVEN and walked zero.  For real, bro.  Bro."  Or something like that.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (9/1): Lachlan Wells Fans 11!   
    Byron Buxton is back with the Twins and they won a game. So take that, 13-game losing streak!
     
    Transaction Report: Byron Buxton recalled from Rochester to the big leagues, Tanner English promoted to Rochester from Fort Myers to replace him, Logan Lombana promoted to fort Myers from Cedar Rapids. Colton Davis was promoted to Cedar Rapids from Elizabethton to complete the chain.Continue reading to find out more detail about Thursday in the Twins farm system:
     
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Lehigh Valley IronPigs @ Rochester
    Box Score
     
    Anthony Vasquez, started for the IronPigs, pitched a complete game, 8.0 innings, giving up four hits, a run, and striking out eight, but he gave up a solo home run to Tommy Field in the fifth inning, the only run of the game. The Red Wings pitching staff did one better than Vasquez, shutting out the IronPigs. Nick Greenwood went 7.0 innings, gave up four hits, no runs, no walks, and struck out five. Buddy Boshers earned a hold with 1.2 innings of shaky relief, giving up a hit and three walks before being lifted with two outs in the ninth. Edward Mujica came in to save the day and struck out the only batter he faced.
     
    The Red Wings managed just four hits on the night, one each from Wilfredo Tovar, Mitch Garver, John Ryan Murphy (designated hitter John Ryan Murphy!), and the aforementioned home run from Tommy Field.
     
    Final: IronPigs 0, Red Wings 1
     
     
    LOOKOUTS LOOK-IN
    Chattanooga @ Jackson Generals
    Box Score
     
    Southern League Pitcher of the Month, Stephen Gonsalves went just 3.0 innings on Thursday night. He gave up just two hits, but walked four. He gave up a pair of runs and struck out five before being replaced by Todd Van Steensel after throwing 79 pitches to get through three. Van Steensel pitched 3.0 innings, gave up three hits and no runs. He walked one and struck out two. Randy Rosario pitched 2.0 innings, gave up no hits, walked one and struck out three. Raul Fernandez walked a couple but managed to do enough to keep the Generals off the board and pick up the save.
     
    The Lookouts tallied nine hits on the night, two each from Zach Granite (2-5) and Stuart Turner (2-3). Granite added a run scored, a double and a stolen base, while Turner added a run scored and a walk.
     
    Final: Lookouts 3, Generals 2
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Bradenton Marauders @ Fort Myers
    Box Score
     
    The Miracle and the Marauders were suspended due to rain in the middle of the fifth inning, with the Marauders up 2-1. Dereck Rodriguez started the game for the Miracle and was still on the mound, having completed five innings, giving up five hits and two runs. He struck out three and walked no one. With the sticks, Christian Ibarra had a triple and Nick Gordon was 2-2 with a pair of singles and a pair of stolen bases.
     
    Final: Suspended
     
    KERNELS KORNER
    Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
    Box Score
     
    Kernels starter Lachlan Wells struck out ELEVEN over 6.1 innings on Thursday evening. Wells gave up three runs (all unearned) on three hits and zero walks. Wells was lifted in the seventh for Williams Ramirez who pitched 1.2 innings, giving up a single hit and a single run. He struck out one.
     
    The Kernels were in good shape through five innings, tied at zero, but gave up a run in the sixth and three more in the seventh to fall behind. The Kernels earned one back on a Nelson Molina RBI in the eighth, but couldn't do more, falling 4-1. Molina was 2-4 with that RBI, and Luis Arraez was 2-3 with a double and a walk. Casey Scoggins was the only other Kernels player with a hit, 1-4.
     
    Final: Kernels 1, Timber Rattlers 4
     
     
    E-TWINS E-NOTES
    Cancelled - Wet Grounds
     
    GCL TWINS TALK
    GCL Twins @ GCL Rays
    Box Score
     
    The Twins were outhit 6-5 but were ahead when it matters, after nine innings, to take the victory. The Twins were led by Jhon Alvarez, 2-3, with a walk. The Twins' lone RBI was from their ninth hitter, Emmanuel Morel, 1-3 with a walk and that RBI. The Twins gave up two runs, both earned, charged to starter Moises Gomez. Gomez pitched five innings, gave up four hits, a walk, and struck out six. He was replaced by Matz Schutte who pitched three big innings of relief, giving up just one hit. Garrett Kelly picked up his third save of the season, pitching an inning, walking one and giving up a hit.
     
    Final: GCL Twins 3, GCL Rays 2
     
    TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Hitter of the Day - Zach Granite - Chattanooga
    Pitcher of the Day - Lachlan Wells - Cedar Rapids
     
    FRIDAY'S PROBABLES
     
    Rochester - Jason Wheeler (11-5, 3.23)
    Chattanooga - Aaron Slegers (9-7, 3.58)
    Fort Myers - Sam Clay (1-2, 5.53)
    Cedar Rapids - Tyler Beardsley (1-2, 3.43)
    GCL Twins - TBD
     
    Please ask questions and discuss the Thursday games.
     
    -ERolf
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/28): Granite Leads 'Nooga To Victory   
    The Twins lost their 10th straight on Sunday afternoon, wrapping up one of the worst series we've seen this year, part of one of the worst stretches of Twins baseball we've seen since losing became so popular at 1 Twins Way. In addition to losing the game, the Twins lost Danny Santana to the DL with a sprained shoulder.
     
    Transaction Report: The injury to Danny Santana led to a late scratch for Rochester's Logan Schafer as the Twins selected his contract before the Red Wings started on Sunday evening. Why the Twins decided to promote Schafer is a mystery. Let the fans get a good look at players they've never heard about, probably.
     
    Anyways, Randy LeBlanc was promoted from Fort Myers to Chattanooga, and to replace LeBlanc, the Miracle received Brian Olson from the GCL Twins (from the other side of the MiLB complex in Fort Myers).Continue reading to find out more detail about Sunday in the Twins farm system:
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
    Box Score
     
    Byron Buxton was 1-5 with four strikeouts and a single. John Ryan Murphy had a nice night at the plate, 3-4 with a strikeout. Adam Walker had a pair of doubles (and a pair of strikeouts) as part of his 2-4 night. Despite what Murphy and Walker did for the Wings, they managed just one run; maybe it was because as a team they struck out 22 times and worked just two walks. That might have something to do with it.
     
    Jason Wheeler gave up three runs over seven innings, spreading six hits and three strikeouts. He gave up one home run, but was tagged with the loss despite the quality start because of the flummoxed Red Wings hitters. D. J. Baxendale pitched 2.0 innings of scoreless relief, giving up one hit and striking out a pair of RailRiders.
     
    Final: RailRiders 3, Red Wings 1
     
    LOOKOUTS LOOK-IN
    Mississippi Braves @ Chattanooga
    Box Score
     
    With a 4-0 lead after four innings, the Lookouts were in good shape, attacking the Braves' starter Sean Newcomb. Aaron Slegers, starting for the Lookouts, went seven innings, gave up two runs on six hits. He struck out six, walked two, and left the game with a lead and an opportunity to pick up a win. But it wasn't meant to be as the Lookouts couldn't push any more runs across the board, and Zack Jones gave up a run in the eight and two more in the ninth to blow the save and the game. Jones' final line was 2.0 innings pitched, three hits, three runs, a walk and three strikeouts. The loss drops him to 2-2.
     
    Third baseman Ryan Walker left the game in the fourth inning after being hit in the hand by an errant pitch. He was replaced by Tanner Witt. Zach Granite had another great game with the bat, 3-5 with a double and two runs scored, plus a stolen base (and he was caught stealing). The rest of the Lookouts had just five hits. Twins former first-round pick Levi Michael was 0-2 with a walk and two strike outs and is hitting just .220/.296/.302 as a 25-year old in AA.
     
    Final: Braves 5, Lookouts 4
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers @ Jupiter Hammerheads
    Box Score
     
    The Miracle jumped ahead 2-1 in the seventh and then added three more in the top of the eighth for good measure, taking down the Hammerheads 5-1. Tanner English led off for the Miracle and was 2-5 with a pair of runs scored. Trey Vavra had a pair of hits as well, including a run scored, a walk, and an RBI. Brad Hartong also contributed a pair of singles from the 9th spot in the order.
     
    Keaton Steele picked up his seventh win of the year, moving to 7-11 with a 3.66 ERA. He pitched 6.0 innings of five-hit baseball. He gave up just one unearned run, walked one, and struck out four. Nick Anderson picked up a hold with 2.0 innings of hitless relief work, and John Curtiss finished things off with a 1-2-3 ninth.
     
    Final: Miracle 5, Hammerheads 1
     
    KERNELS KORNER
    Cedar Rapids @ Clinton Lumber Kings
    Box Score
     
    The Kernels won their seventh straight on Sunday afternoon and could clinch a playoff spot as early as Monday evening if things break right for them. On Sunday the Kernels were powered by their pitching staff. Brady Anderson moved to 3-0 with 6.0 innings of four-hit baseball. He walked none, gave up no runs, and struck out four. He was replaced by Logan Lombana who pitched 2.0 innings. Lombana gave up a run on three hits and struck out three. Tom Hackimer earned the save with a clean ninth inning, including a strike out.
     
    Nelson Molina was the hero of the day for the Kernels, with a 3-4 game that included a double, a solo home run and two runs scored. Jaylin Davis added a solo home run as well, part of his 2-4 night.
     
    Final: Kernels 4, Lumber Kings 1
     
    E-TWINS E-NOTES
    Elizabethton @ Greenville Astros
    Box Score
     
    Quite a wild back-and-forth game in the Eastern League for the E-Twins and the Greeneville Astros. The E-Twins scored eight runs on nine hits and four walks. They were led by Amaury Minier, who was 2-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Alex Kiriloff was 0-3 before being replaced by Roberty Gonzalez in the bottom of the sixth. The stat sheet reads as a defensive substitution, but Kiriloff is just 4-32 and has just two hits in his last seven games, so read between the lines a bit for the 18-year old.
     
    E-Twins starter Ryan Mason lasted just 4.1 innings, giving up four runs on four hits and two walks. He struck out one and gave up a solo home run. He was replaced by Alex Robinson, who gave up three runs (all unearned) over 1.2 innings. He struck out three, walked two and gave up ZERO hits. Rough way to let three runs across the plate. Quin Grogan pitched the final three innings, picking up a blown save and the win thanks to some late inning heroics from the bats. Quin gave up two hits, walked no one and struck out five.
     
    Final: E-Twins 8, Astros 7
     
    TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Hitter of the Day - Zach Granite - Chattanooga
    Pitcher of the Day - Brady Anderson - Cedar Rapids
     
    MONDAY'S PROBABLES
     
    Rochester - Tyler Duffey (0-0, 1.72)
    Chattanooga - Randy LeBlanc (1st AA Start)
    Fort Myers - Luke Westphal (2-0, 2.79)
    Cedar Rapids - Eduardo Del Rosario (5-2, 3.81)
    E-Twins - Clark Beeker (0-0, 1.80)
    GCL Twins - Tyler Fox
    DSL Twins - TBD
     
    Please ask questions and discuss the Sunday games.
     
    -ERolf
     
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to Seth Stohs in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/28): Granite Leads 'Nooga To Victory   
    That's a fair question... I may have to be more willing to edit titles. 
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to wsnydes in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/28): Granite Leads 'Nooga To Victory   
    I didn't look at the boxscore, but was Nolan Ryan pitching for S-WB?  Sheesh.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/6): Kohl Stewart Wins!   
    It was a beautiful Saturday across the upper Midwest. There was a full slate of games in the Twins system. While there weren't any standout performances there were a lot of players worthy of recognition on this night.
     
    Please feel free to ask questions about anything you read today or anything in the Twins farm system in the comments.Continue reading to find out more detail about Saturday in the Twins farm system:
     
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester @ Lehigh Valley IronPigs
    Box Score
     
    Kind of a forgettable night for the Red Wings, except for Trevor Plouffe, who played first base and hit third. He was 2-4 with a home run, a double and a pair of RBIs. Unfortunately the rest of the Red Wings went a combined 1-26 with 12 strikeouts. Byung Ho Park was 0-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
     
    Starter Andrew Albers was tagged with his fifth loss of the year to fall to 9-5 after four innings of five-run ball. He gave up eight hits, walked three, and didn't bother to strike anyone out. He also gave up a pair of home runs. D.J. Baxendale pitched great in relief, giving up just a pair of hits over 3.0 scoreless innings. J.T.Chargois gave up two runs (one earned) in the eighth inning to finish things up for the Red Wings staff.
     
    Final: Red Wings 2, IronPigs 7
     
     
    LOOKOUTS LOOK-IN
    Jacksonville Suns @ Chattanooga
    Box Score
     
    Chattanooga scored all of their runs in one inning, putting a three-spot on the board in the bottom of the sixth. That sixth inning included a Levi Michael triple, a hit batsman, a sacrifice bunt that left the bunter on second base, a single, a pitching change, a stolen base, a strikeout, a ground out, a walk, another stolen base, and it finally ended with a strikeout of the eighth man in the inning to bat.
     
    Starter Kohl Stewart picked up the win to move to 6-5 with eight innings of solid work. Stewart struck out just two and walked four and gave up seven hits, including a home run, but yielded just two runs. Jake Reed came on for the ninth and pitched a 1-2-3 inning to earn his third save of the year.
     
    Final: Jacksonville 2, Lookouts 3
     
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers @ Charlotte Stone Crabs
    Box Score
     
    The Miracle used a three-run first to get out in front of the Stone Crabs, but then did not score again. Their pitching staff gave up a pair of runs in the bottom half of the first, another run in the second, and fell behind after giving up another run in the third. They would give up one more run in the eighth, to give Charlotte some insurance.
     
    No Miracle hitter had more than one hit, but DH Tanner English (hitting leadoff) picked up three walks as part of an 0-2 night and T.J. White hit a two-run home run as part of that three-run first inning.
     
    Starting pitcher Fernando Romero pitched only three innings, giving up five hits, four runs, three earned, with two walks, one strike out and zero home runs (if only he had managed to pitch 6 innings we'd have a lovely 6/5/4/3/2/1/0 line). Todd Van Steensel gave the Miracle 2.1 scoreless innings, Randy Rosario did the same over 1.2, and then Luke Bard gave up a run in the eighth to end the night.
     
    Final: Miracle 3, Stone Crabs 5
     
     
    KERNELS KORNER
    Peoria Chiefs @ Cedar Rapids
    Box Score
     
    Christian Ibarra (2-4 with a home run, a walk, and two runs scored) led the way for the Kernels in defeat, and Nelson Molina (3-4 with an RBI) helped out, but otherwise the Kernels bats were quiet, garnering just one more hit from the rest of the team.
     
    Starter Lachlan Wells earned a no-decision despite leaving after seven innings while down three runs when the Kernels rallied to tie the game in the eighth. Reliever Logan Lombana pitched a scoreless eighth. Unfortunately the Chiefs got to reliever Anthony McIver in his second frame, the tenth inning, giving up three runs on three hits and a pair of walks. He struck out one.
     
     
    Final: Chiefs 7, Kernels 4
     
     
    E-TWINS E-NOTES
    Elizabethton @ Johnson City Cardinals
    Box Score
     
    Not much doing in Elizabethton as the Twins lost by three runs (and committed three errors), despite out-hitting the Cardinals 9-6. The Twins didn't manage any extra- base hits, just 9 singles. Lewin Diaz was 2-4 and Roberto Gonzalez was also 2-4, the only hitters with multiple hits. Twins starter Sean Poppen fell to 2-3 with the loss, pitching 5.0 innings giving up six hits, five runs, four earned. He struck out four, walked two and gave up a home run. He was replaced by Austin Tribby and eventually Tribby gave way to Quin Grogan. The two relievers combined to throw 3.0 innings of no-hit baseball, but the game was already out of hand.
     
    Final: E-Twins 2, Cardinals 5
     
     
     
    GCL TWINS TALK
    GCL Red Sox @ GCL Twins
    Box Score
     
    Ten hits for the GCL Twins, including a 3-4 night from Justin Hazard (great name), which included a double. Heiker Meneses had a nice night as well, going 2-4 with a walk.
     
    Bo Hellquist had a nice start, giving up one run over 6.0 innings. He gave up five hits, walked no one and struck out a pair. Callan Pearce was tagged with the loss giving up a run in 2.1 innings or relief. Garrett Kelly recorded the final two outs of the night and gave up a run as well.
     
    Final: GCL Red Sox 3, GCL Twins 2
     
     
    DSL TWINS TAKES
    DSL Twins @ DSL D-backs2
    Box Score
     
    The DSL Twins pitched a one-hitter, giving up a double to the leadoff batter in the bottom of the ninth inning. I'm not sure what happened, and sometimes weird things happen in the DSL, but despite not recording any outs in the bottom half of the ninth inning, the game ended after the double. Juan Mojica pitched six innings of no-hit ball, walked one, and struck out six to start the night for the Twins. Frandy Torres pitched two more hitless innings, and then Amilcar Cruz gave up the only hit of the game, that leadoff double in the bottom of the ninth.
     
    Four DSL Twins had 2-4 nights, as the Twins racked up 11 hits and two walks against just four strike outs. Darling Cuesto and Antonio Tovar each had identical 2-4 nights with a run scored, a double, and an RBI. Jorge Parra was 1-3 with a double and three RBIs.
     
    Final: DSL Twins 6, DSL D-backs2 0
     
     
     
    TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Hitter of the Day - Trevor Plouffe, Rochester Red Wings
    Pitchers of the Day - DSL Twins Staff
     
     
    SUNDAY'S PROBABLES
     
    Rochester - Jason Wheeler (9-2, 2.81)
    Chattanooga - Omar Bencomo (3-6, 4.41)
    Fort Myers - Dereck Rodriguez (Fort Myers Debut)
    Cedar Rapids - Tyler Beardsley (Cedar Rapids Debut)
    E-Twins - TBD
    GCL Twins - OFF
    DSL Twins - OFF
     
    Please ask questions and discuss the Saturday games.
     
    -ERolf
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/4): A Mejia League Debut!   
    Pat Light made his Twins organization debut on Wednesday night. On Thursday, lefty Adalberto Mejia made his first start in the organization, for the Rochester Red Wings. Alan Busenitz made his Twins debut out of the Chattanooga bullpen. Three new arms for us to follow in these reports.
     
    "Rain" was arguably the winner of the day throughout the Twins system. Below you will find today's Twins Minor League Report.Seth Stohs had a flurry of transactions to report yesterday, and there are a few more to round up today:
    LHP Luke Westphal placed on the 7-day DL (Fort Myers) RHP Miles Nordgren demoted to Cedar Rapids (Fort Myers) RHP Tyler Beardsley promoted to Cedar Rapids (Elizabethton Twins) Continue reading to find out more detail about Thursday in the Twins farm system: 
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Pawtucket Red Sox at Rochester
    Box Score
     
    Adalberto Mejia made his Minnesota Twins affiliate debut on Thursday afternoon and despite a pretty nice start, was tagged for the loss because the Red Wings could manage only four hits and one run (solo shot from Reynaldo Rodriguez (1-2, HR, 2 walks, K) in the bottom of the fifth. Mejia did his part, pitching 7.0 innings of two-run ball. He gave up six hits, struck out eight, and didn't give up any free passes. Mejia was lifted for Neil Ramirez who gave up a run in one inning on a hit and a walk. Sean Burnett pitched to six batters in the ninth but managed to keep runs off the board, to finish out the game.
     
    Aside from Reynaldo's big day, not much doing for the Rochester Red Wings with the sticks. Wilfredo Tovar had a couple of empty singles (2-4). Trevor Plouffe, in the midst of what should be about a week-long rehab stint, was 1-4 with a pair of strike- outs as the designated hitter. Byung Ho Park was 0-4 with two strikeouts of his own.
     
    Final: Red Sox 3, Red Wings 1
     
    LOOKOUTS LOOK-IN
    Chattanooga @ Mobile BayBears
    Box Score
     
    I want you to know that Billy Buckner started for the Mobile BayBears on Thursday night, which is a fun thing to read in a box score. I also want you to know that his Twitter handle is @NotThatBB, which is even more fun than reading his name in a box score.
     
    Behind 1-0 headed to the eighth inning, the Lookouts put a couple of men on base, and then tied the game, on what turned out to be a sacrifice double play, as Travis Harrison was thrown out at second base, attempting to take second as Edgar Corcino raced home. The game stayed knotted at 1-1 after the ninth inning thanks to an outfield assist from Zach Granite to catch Todd Glaesmann at the plate, ending the inning. Alas, the Lookouts could not plate a run in the top of the tenth and a bizzarro-world ending to the game in the bottom half of the inning resulted in a Lookouts loss. With two outs, and a man on first, reliever Mason Melotakis induced a grounder to shortstop Niko Goodrum, who made an error, allowing the runner to advance to third, putting runners at the corners. Melotakis then struck out the next batter, the above-mentioned Glaesmann, but the wild pitch got away, and a run scored from third, ending the night for the Lookouts.
     
    Chattanooga starter Stephen Gonsalves gave up a run on three hits, he struck out eight and walked two, lowering his ERA to 2.62 and increasing his K:BB ratio to 55:24. Ryan Eades gave up a hit in the seventh, but struck out the other three batters he faced, so we'll give him a pass on that hit. Alan Busenitz provided two innings of shutout relief, giving up three hits. Mason Melotakis gets credit for the loss over 0.2 innings, 0 hits, 1 run (unearned), a walk and a strike out.
     
    Final: Lookouts 1, BayBears 2
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Fort Myers @ Bradenton Marauders
    Box Score
     
    The top of the Miracle order stuck it to the Bradenton pitching staff. With T.J White, Nick Gordon and Chris Paul, hitting 1-2-3, they all collected multiple hits, all had an RBI, and all scored at least one run (White scored two). Gordon added a stolen base (his 13th), just for fun! Not to be left out of two-hit club, Brian Navarreto (hitting eighth) had a 2-4 night with a double, but not run scored and no RBI for him.
     
    The Miracle starter, Sam Clay, was staked to a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third inning, but gave up a pair of runs to cut the lead in half. He pitched into the sixth inning, but gave up a run and left with another man on base before recording an out (that man would eventually score to close the book on Clay's night 5.0+ IP, 6H, 4R, 3BB, 4K). Luke Bard was charged with a blown save and the win with two innings of scoreless middle relief. John Curtiss pitched a scoreless eighth, and Nick Anderson earned his third save to close out the game, preserving the win..
     
    Final: Miracle 5, Marauders 4
     
    KERNELS KORNER
    Clinton LumberKings @ Cedar Rapids
    Box Score
     
    Both starters gave up a pair of runs in the first inning, and rain put a stop to things in the fourth inning with Clinton up by a run, 3-2, with one out in the bottom half of the inning. The Kernels' two runs came courtesy of a Zander Wiel two-run homer run. The game will be resumed at 5:35pm on Friday.
    Suspended: LumberKings 3, Kernels 2
     
    E-TWINS E-NOTES
    Elizabethton @ Johnson City Cardinals
    Box Score
     
    First rounder Alex Kirilloff put the E-Twins on the board in the top of the first inning with a solo home run. He finished the game 2-4, adding a double before he was finished for the evening. Ben Rortvedt had a pair of RBIs as part off a 1-3 night, the other big contributor to the E-Twins on Thursday evening.
     
    Twins starter Ryan Mason gave up an unearned run in the bottom of the fourth inning, but otherwise kept the Cardinals off of the scoreboard with five innings of solid pitching. Mason walked one, struck out six, and gave up six hits. Hector Lujan and Patrick McGuff combined four innings of scoreless relief to hold on to the victory.
     
    Final: E-Twins 5, Cardinals 1
     
     
    GCL TWINS TALK
    Postponed - Rain
     
    DSL TWINS TAKES
    DSL Cubs @ DSL Twins
    Box Score
     
    The Twins scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to rally to a 7-4 win. The Twins used four doubles, from four different hitters, to take down the Cubs. Agustin Marte (2-4), Yelstin Encarnacion (2-5), Jorge Parra (2-4) and Yeremi De La Cruz (2-3) all hit doubles.
     
    On the bump, Melvi Acosta struck out five in 5.0 innings, but also gave up three runs on six hits. Fredderi Soto pitched two innings in middle relief, giving up a run on a pair of hits and two walks. Andriu Marin vultured a win with those late runs, finishing the game by striking out the side in the eighth and ninth innings.
     
    Final: DSL Cubs 4, DSL Twins 7
     
     
    TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Hitter of the Day - Nick Gordon - Fort Myers Miracle
    Pitcher of the Day - Stephen Gonsalves - Chattanooga Lookouts
     
    FRIDAY'S PROBABLES
     
    Rochester - Nick Greenwood (2-2, 3.96)
    Chattanooga - Aaron Slegers (8-5, 3.76)
    Fort Myers - Cody Stashak (Miracle Debut)
    Cedar Rapids - Miled Nordgren (3-5, 3.01)
    E-Twins - Alex Schick (2-1, 7.97)
    GCL Twins - TBD
    DSL Twins - TBD
     
    Please ask questions and discuss the Thursday games.
     
     
    -ERolf
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/18): Gonsalves Dazzles, Park Goes Yard   
    In baseball, as in life, the only constant is change. The Terry Ryan Era has come to an end and with Rob Antony in charge, it will be an interesting couple of weeks until the trade deadline. In the short term, the change should not have any impact on the Twins Minor League organizations or day to day business with the affiliates, but when a new General Manager arrives later this year or during the offseason, expect to see a slew of changes.Transaction Report: Brandon Peterson promoted to Chattanooga Lookouts from Fort Myers Miracle, Brian Olson promoted to Fort Myers Miracle from Cedar Rapids Kernels, Brian Navarreto placed on the disabled list for the Fort Myers Miracle.
     
    Continue reading to find out more details about Thursday in the Twins farm system:
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Durham Bulls @ Rochester
    Box Score
     
    The Red Wings fell behind 3-0 after an inning, but came back to tie the game at 4-4 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on a two-run single from Jorge Polanco. With one out and a man on first, the Wings had Daniel Palka up to bat and Adam Walker II on deck. They both struck out and play continued into the tenth inning, when manager Mike Quade was ejected and new pitcher Buddy Boshers gave up five runs, including a grand slam.
     
    Byung Ho Park was 3-5 with a double, a solo home run and a walk. Wilfredo Tovar also had a three-hit game, going 3-5 with a double. Jorge Polanco was 2-5 with a run scored, a solo home run, and the previously mentioned two-RBI single. Adam Walker was 2-5 with a solo home run and a walk.
     
    Jason Wheeler gave up four runs (one earned) on just five hits. He walked one and struck out seven. The Red Wings bullpen then went to work as D.J. Baxendale, Ryan O'Rourke and Alex Wimmers combined for 4.0 innings of scoreless ball. The trio of relievers struck out eight and gave up just three hits. And then Buddy Boshers came in and gave up five runs (all unearned), and was tagged with the loss. In 10 innings the Rochester staff struck out 17 batters and walked just 5.
     
    Final: Bulls 9, Red Wings 5
     
    LOOKOUTS LOOK-IN
    Mobile BayBears @ Chattanooga
    Box Score
     
    The Lookouts didn't score until the bottom of the eighth inning, but they put 3 runs on the board which was enough to earn the win. Starter Stephen Gonsalves did not factor in the decision, but pitched a great game. He went 7.0 innings, gave up just a pair of hits, one run, walked two and he stuck out nine. Zack Jones earned the victory, pitching a scoreless eighth inning, and Trevor Hildenberger earned his 16th save of the year with a perfect ninth inning.
     
    The Lookouts were shut out for the first seven innings, and recorded just a handful of hits before that 3-run eight. Mitch Garver was 2-4 with a double and an RBI to lead the team. Edgar Corcino was 2-3 with a double and an RBI is of his own. Ryan Walker had the remaining RBI as part of an 0-3 night with 2 strike outs.
    Final: BayBears 1, Lookouts 3
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Lakeland Flying Tigers @ Fort Myers
    Box Score
     
    Down 5-2 after four innings of play, the Miracle made it as close as one run, but couldn't score late against the Flying Tigers' bullpen. Miracle Starter Miles Nordgren had a tough evening, giving up five runs (all earned) over 6.0 innings. He gave up eight hits, walked two, struck out three, and gave up a pair of home runs. Luke Westphal gave up an eighth inning run, and Todd Van Steensel finished the game with 1.2 innings of no-hit baseball, striking out a pair along the way.
     
    T.J. White had HALF of the Miracle hits on Thursday night, 3-5 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and a pair of strike outs. Not much else going on for the Miracle, but Tanner Witt and Trey Vavra each picked up an RBI, and Chris Paul hit a double.
    Final: Flying Tigers 6, Miracle 4
     
    KERNELS KORNER
    Cedar Rapids @ Fort Wayne TinCaps
    Box Score
     
    In Fort Wayne the Kernels were tied 2-2 after six innings, and needed an extra frame of baseball to pick up the victory. In the top of the 10th, Luis Arraez circled the bases with a triple down the right field line, advancing home on a throwing error. Williams Ramirez locked things down in the bottom half of the inning to preserve the lead, earning his fourth save of the season.
     
    Miracle starter Cody Stashak gave the Kernels a quality start with 6.0 innings. He gave up 6 hits, two earned runs, walked one and struck out two. Andrew Vasquez was phenomenal in relief, earning the victory thanks to 3.0 innings of one-hit baseball. Vasquez gave up just one hit and struck out six, before turning things over to Ramirez in the 10th.
     
    The Kernels struck out 13 times on the night and we just 1-7 with runners in scoring position, but a win is a win. Luis Arraez led the team with three hits, 3-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and a walk. Casey Scoggins, J.J. Fernandez, and Chris Ibarra also added two hits apiece.
    Final: Kernels 3, TinCaps 2
     
    E-TWINS E-NOTES
    Elizabethton @ Princeton Rays
    Box Score
     
    In an absolute slug-fest at Hunnicutt Field in West Virginia, the Twins crawled their way back to a one-run deficit at 9-10 before giving up six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to put the game out of reach. Despite scoring nine runs, the Twins had zero extra-base hits. Mitchell Kranson led the team with four hits, 4-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.
     
    Twins pitching struggled throughout, as you might expect. Starter Jose Martinez gave up six runs over 3.0 innings. Relievers Austin Tribby and Hector Lujan each pitched 2.0 innings, giving up four runs and six runs, respectively. Alex Robinson was the only pitcher, on either team, to leave the game unscathed, pitching a scoreless eighth inning.
     
    Final: E-Twins 9, Rays 16
     
    GCL TWINS TALK
    GCL Twins @ GCL Rays
    Box Score
     
    The Twins managed just six hits on the evening, two each from Jose Miranda (2-3 with a double, a run scored and a walk), and Gorge Munoz (2-2 with an RBI, a run scored, and a walk). Starter Tyler Fox didn't make it out of the first inning, leaving the game after recording just one out. He was ultimately responsible for three runs, giving up four hits, walking one and striking out one. Taylor Clemensia came in and righted the ship, giving the Twins 3.2 innings of shutout baseball. He gave up no hits, walked one and struck out five. Clark Beeker gave up a pair of runs over 3.2 innings, and Onas Farfan recorded the final two outs of the game, one by strike out.
    Final: GCL Twins 2, GCL Rays 5
     
    DSL TWINS TAKES
    DSL Twins @ DSL Cubs2
    Box Score
     
    The Twins jumped out to an early lead and were up 5-0 before the Cubs2 were on the board. The Twins scored all five runs on just six hits. Edgar Herrera led the team with two hits, part of a 2-4 night that included an RBI. The Twins pitching staff did not allow a single earned run on the evening. Starter Juan Mojica earned his second win of the season with 5.0 scoreless innings. Amilcar Cruz pitched 3.0 innings of relief and was charged with a pair of unearned runs. Fredderi Soto earned the save with a quick 1-2-3 ninth.
     
    Final: DSL Twins 5, GCL Cubs2 2
     
     
    TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Hitter of the Day - Byung Ho Park, Rochester
    Pitcher of the Day - Stephen Gonsalves, Chattanooga
     
     
    TUESDAY'S PROBABLES
     
    Durham Bulls @ Rochester (6:05pm) - LHP Pat Dean
    Chattanooga - OFF
    Lakeland Flying Tigers @ Fort Myers (6:05pm) - Keaton Steele (4-8, 4.37)
    Cedar Rapids - OFF
    Kingsport Mets @ E-Twins (6:00pm) - Tyler Beardsley (0-0, 2.25)
    GCL Rays @ GCL Twins (11:00am) - TBD
    DSL Cubs 2 @ DSL Twins (9:30am) - TBD
    Please ask questions and discuss the Monday games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to Han Joelo in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/18): Gonsalves Dazzles, Park Goes Yard   
    IF that were to come to fruition, I'd say it would be one hell of a "plan,"  one that didn't have any shortcuts at all.  Hitters in their mid-twenties prime, pitchers a tick younger with lots of fresh bullets, all the dead weight contracts gone.  Hell, might even explain holding Berrios back, saving as much money for that prime run as possible.
     
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/18): Gonsalves Dazzles, Park Goes Yard   
    In baseball, as in life, the only constant is change. The Terry Ryan Era has come to an end and with Rob Antony in charge, it will be an interesting couple of weeks until the trade deadline. In the short term, the change should not have any impact on the Twins Minor League organizations or day to day business with the affiliates, but when a new General Manager arrives later this year or during the offseason, expect to see a slew of changes.Transaction Report: Brandon Peterson promoted to Chattanooga Lookouts from Fort Myers Miracle, Brian Olson promoted to Fort Myers Miracle from Cedar Rapids Kernels, Brian Navarreto placed on the disabled list for the Fort Myers Miracle.
     
    Continue reading to find out more details about Thursday in the Twins farm system:
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Durham Bulls @ Rochester
    Box Score
     
    The Red Wings fell behind 3-0 after an inning, but came back to tie the game at 4-4 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on a two-run single from Jorge Polanco. With one out and a man on first, the Wings had Daniel Palka up to bat and Adam Walker II on deck. They both struck out and play continued into the tenth inning, when manager Mike Quade was ejected and new pitcher Buddy Boshers gave up five runs, including a grand slam.
     
    Byung Ho Park was 3-5 with a double, a solo home run and a walk. Wilfredo Tovar also had a three-hit game, going 3-5 with a double. Jorge Polanco was 2-5 with a run scored, a solo home run, and the previously mentioned two-RBI single. Adam Walker was 2-5 with a solo home run and a walk.
     
    Jason Wheeler gave up four runs (one earned) on just five hits. He walked one and struck out seven. The Red Wings bullpen then went to work as D.J. Baxendale, Ryan O'Rourke and Alex Wimmers combined for 4.0 innings of scoreless ball. The trio of relievers struck out eight and gave up just three hits. And then Buddy Boshers came in and gave up five runs (all unearned), and was tagged with the loss. In 10 innings the Rochester staff struck out 17 batters and walked just 5.
     
    Final: Bulls 9, Red Wings 5
     
    LOOKOUTS LOOK-IN
    Mobile BayBears @ Chattanooga
    Box Score
     
    The Lookouts didn't score until the bottom of the eighth inning, but they put 3 runs on the board which was enough to earn the win. Starter Stephen Gonsalves did not factor in the decision, but pitched a great game. He went 7.0 innings, gave up just a pair of hits, one run, walked two and he stuck out nine. Zack Jones earned the victory, pitching a scoreless eighth inning, and Trevor Hildenberger earned his 16th save of the year with a perfect ninth inning.
     
    The Lookouts were shut out for the first seven innings, and recorded just a handful of hits before that 3-run eight. Mitch Garver was 2-4 with a double and an RBI to lead the team. Edgar Corcino was 2-3 with a double and an RBI is of his own. Ryan Walker had the remaining RBI as part of an 0-3 night with 2 strike outs.
    Final: BayBears 1, Lookouts 3
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Lakeland Flying Tigers @ Fort Myers
    Box Score
     
    Down 5-2 after four innings of play, the Miracle made it as close as one run, but couldn't score late against the Flying Tigers' bullpen. Miracle Starter Miles Nordgren had a tough evening, giving up five runs (all earned) over 6.0 innings. He gave up eight hits, walked two, struck out three, and gave up a pair of home runs. Luke Westphal gave up an eighth inning run, and Todd Van Steensel finished the game with 1.2 innings of no-hit baseball, striking out a pair along the way.
     
    T.J. White had HALF of the Miracle hits on Thursday night, 3-5 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and a pair of strike outs. Not much else going on for the Miracle, but Tanner Witt and Trey Vavra each picked up an RBI, and Chris Paul hit a double.
    Final: Flying Tigers 6, Miracle 4
     
    KERNELS KORNER
    Cedar Rapids @ Fort Wayne TinCaps
    Box Score
     
    In Fort Wayne the Kernels were tied 2-2 after six innings, and needed an extra frame of baseball to pick up the victory. In the top of the 10th, Luis Arraez circled the bases with a triple down the right field line, advancing home on a throwing error. Williams Ramirez locked things down in the bottom half of the inning to preserve the lead, earning his fourth save of the season.
     
    Miracle starter Cody Stashak gave the Kernels a quality start with 6.0 innings. He gave up 6 hits, two earned runs, walked one and struck out two. Andrew Vasquez was phenomenal in relief, earning the victory thanks to 3.0 innings of one-hit baseball. Vasquez gave up just one hit and struck out six, before turning things over to Ramirez in the 10th.
     
    The Kernels struck out 13 times on the night and we just 1-7 with runners in scoring position, but a win is a win. Luis Arraez led the team with three hits, 3-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and a walk. Casey Scoggins, J.J. Fernandez, and Chris Ibarra also added two hits apiece.
    Final: Kernels 3, TinCaps 2
     
    E-TWINS E-NOTES
    Elizabethton @ Princeton Rays
    Box Score
     
    In an absolute slug-fest at Hunnicutt Field in West Virginia, the Twins crawled their way back to a one-run deficit at 9-10 before giving up six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to put the game out of reach. Despite scoring nine runs, the Twins had zero extra-base hits. Mitchell Kranson led the team with four hits, 4-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.
     
    Twins pitching struggled throughout, as you might expect. Starter Jose Martinez gave up six runs over 3.0 innings. Relievers Austin Tribby and Hector Lujan each pitched 2.0 innings, giving up four runs and six runs, respectively. Alex Robinson was the only pitcher, on either team, to leave the game unscathed, pitching a scoreless eighth inning.
     
    Final: E-Twins 9, Rays 16
     
    GCL TWINS TALK
    GCL Twins @ GCL Rays
    Box Score
     
    The Twins managed just six hits on the evening, two each from Jose Miranda (2-3 with a double, a run scored and a walk), and Gorge Munoz (2-2 with an RBI, a run scored, and a walk). Starter Tyler Fox didn't make it out of the first inning, leaving the game after recording just one out. He was ultimately responsible for three runs, giving up four hits, walking one and striking out one. Taylor Clemensia came in and righted the ship, giving the Twins 3.2 innings of shutout baseball. He gave up no hits, walked one and struck out five. Clark Beeker gave up a pair of runs over 3.2 innings, and Onas Farfan recorded the final two outs of the game, one by strike out.
    Final: GCL Twins 2, GCL Rays 5
     
    DSL TWINS TAKES
    DSL Twins @ DSL Cubs2
    Box Score
     
    The Twins jumped out to an early lead and were up 5-0 before the Cubs2 were on the board. The Twins scored all five runs on just six hits. Edgar Herrera led the team with two hits, part of a 2-4 night that included an RBI. The Twins pitching staff did not allow a single earned run on the evening. Starter Juan Mojica earned his second win of the season with 5.0 scoreless innings. Amilcar Cruz pitched 3.0 innings of relief and was charged with a pair of unearned runs. Fredderi Soto earned the save with a quick 1-2-3 ninth.
     
    Final: DSL Twins 5, GCL Cubs2 2
     
     
    TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Hitter of the Day - Byung Ho Park, Rochester
    Pitcher of the Day - Stephen Gonsalves, Chattanooga
     
     
    TUESDAY'S PROBABLES
     
    Durham Bulls @ Rochester (6:05pm) - LHP Pat Dean
    Chattanooga - OFF
    Lakeland Flying Tigers @ Fort Myers (6:05pm) - Keaton Steele (4-8, 4.37)
    Cedar Rapids - OFF
    Kingsport Mets @ E-Twins (6:00pm) - Tyler Beardsley (0-0, 2.25)
    GCL Rays @ GCL Twins (11:00am) - TBD
    DSL Cubs 2 @ DSL Twins (9:30am) - TBD
    Please ask questions and discuss the Monday games.
     
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