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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/2): Palka Goes Deep Twice - AGAIN!   
    I spent my evening at Target Field, and the guy behind me mentioned that Joe Mauer was the highest paid player on the team six different times. Once after each Mauer at-bat, and a couple times during the game when recently-promoted Max Kepler had base hits, despite not being the highest paid player on the team. And then this dude still managed to boo the Rays when they intentionally walked Mauer. This is the same Joe Mauer that is the reigning AL Player of the Week. Sheesh. Anyways, things had to be more positive in the minor leagues, right?Continue reading to find out more detail about Thursday in the Twins farm system:
     
    Transaction Log: The Twins signed outfielder Logan Schafer to a MiLB deal and assigned him to the Rochester Red Wings.
     
    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester @ Indianapolis Indians
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    The Red Wings are now six games over .500 and tied with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders for first place in the International League North and just a half game behind the Columbus Clippers for the best record in the league. The Red Wings played to a 1-1 tie through the first three innings, but pulled ahead with a three-run fourth, and never looked back.
     
    Former Yankee catcher John Ryan Murphy (he of the Aaron Hicks trade) had a 1-3 night out of the 9-hole with a double and an RBI, but is hitting just .162 at AAA after a super disappointing start to the year in Minnesota. The Red Wings received multi-hit games from Wilfredo Tovar (2-4, 2 RBI, BB), James Beresford (2-5), and Eddie Rosario (2-5, HR, RBI). Rosario is now hitting .317 in AAA and likely a little pissed off that the Twins brought up Max Kepler to replace the injured Miguel Sano instead of him. Good on him, get to work and we'll see you back in a Twins uniform before too long.
     
    Tommy Milone (another Twins castoff, along with nearly 1/3 of this Red Wings roster) earned his third AAA win to move to 3-0 and has a 2.08 ERA on the year. He went 6.1 innings giving up 7 hits, one earned run, one walk, and he struck out a trio of Indians. J.T. Chargois came in and gave up a run in 1.2 innings, and his ERA climbed all the way to 0.90. He also struck out 3 of the 7 batters he faced. Alex Wimmers (couldn't hit a barn because he used to have the yips) pitched a perfect ninth, retiring all three batters he faced, recording a strikeout to boot.
     
    Final: Red Wings 5, Indians 2
     
    LOOKOUTS LOOK-IN
    Chattanooga Lookouts @ Birmingham Braves
    Box Score
     
    Despite giving up a run in the bottom of the first to fall behind 0-1, the Lookouts hung tough and took the lead after scoring runs in back-to-back-to-back innings to pull ahead 3-1 after six innings and then hung on for the victory.
     
    As a team the Lookouts struck out 12 times to go along with just 2 walks, but still managed to push enough runs across to win a game. Only two Chattanooga hitters had multi-hit games, Zach Granite and Daniel Palka who hit a pair of home runs for the second night in a row! Granite was 2-5 with a double and a strikeout from the leadoff position, while Palka provided a 2-4 night with a pair of solo home runs (and a pair of strikeouts). Palka now leads the Southern League with 11 dingers and is sixth in slugging. Palka, if you recall, was the return on the Chris Hermann to the Diamondbacks trade, completed in November of last year.
     
    David Hurlbut earned his third win of the year to even his record at 3-3 with 6.1 innings of seven hit, one run ball. He walked one and struck out two. He was replaced by Mason Melotakis who earned his fifth hold of the year by finishing the fifth. Luke Westphal earned a hold as well, his first of the year, despite giving up a run in the eighth. Jake Reed earned his second save of the year, closing out the game with a two-strikeout ninth.
     
    Final: Lookouts 4, Braves 2
     
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Game 1: St. Lucie Mets @ Fort Myers Miracle
    Box Score
     
    Luckily the Miracle had an opportunity to play two on Thursday night as they managed just a single hit in the first game of the double-dip, a Brian Olson single in the third inning. The rest of the squad, including first-round draftee Nick Gordon were a combined 0-20 with three strikeouts and no walks.
     
    Miracle starter Keaton Steele had a forgettable outing, going just 3.0 innings and giving up five runs (all earned) in a disaster start on the front end of a doubleheader. Brian Gilbert pitched 1.2 innings of less-than-stellar baseball, giving up two runs on three hits, three walks, and a home run. John Curtiss gave up a run over a four-out outing, and Luke Bard finished things respectably for the Miracle with a quick, scoreless, ninth inning.
     
    Final: Mets 8, Miracle 0
     
    Game 2: St. Lucie Mets @ Fort Myers Miracle
    Box Score
     
    The Miracle used a Chris Paul walk-off single to win the second game of the double- header to earn a split. With one out and a runner on third, a Chris Paul singled scored Tanner Witt from third to win the game.
     
    After picking up just a single hit in the first game, the Miracle added eight in the second game, with a pair from Chris Paul, including the game winner, and three from Alex Real (3-3, with a double and 2 RBI).
     
    Felix Jorge pitched a complete game (seven innings) for the Miracle, saving the bullpen after the short start in Game 1, giving up seven hits, three runs (two earned) while walking no one and striking out four. He also gave up a home run. Jorge has a 1.83 ERA on the year to go along with a 4-3 record.
     
    Final: Mets 3, Miracle 4
     
     
    KERNELS KORNER
    Cedar Rapids Kernels @ Beloit Snappers
    Box Score
     
    It is really hard to have nine hits and score just one run, while outhitting an opponent that scored seven runs on just eight hits, but the Kernels managed to do just that.
     
    LaMonte Wade remained hot with a 2-4 night, and A.J. Murray had a nice little night as well, going 2-4, including a double and a strike out. Jermaine Palacios was 3-4 out of the 8-hole with a double and a strike out, raising his average to .205.
     
    Kernels' starter Dereck Rodriguez gave up all seven Snappers runs over the first four innings, givng up up seven hits, a walk, and a home run while striking out just two. After four, D-Rod was lifted for Anthony McIver who went 2.0 innings and gave up just a single hit while striking out three. Sam Gibbons and Michael Theofanopoulos each pitched a scoreless inning to finish the game. Theofanopoulos now sports a nifty little 1.73 ERA.
     
    Final: Kernels 1, Snappers 7
     
    TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Hitter of the Day - Daniel Palka - Chattanooga Lookouts
    Pitcher of the Day - Felix Jorge - Fort Myers Miracle
     
    FRIDAY'S PROBABLES
     
    Rochester @ Louisville Bats (6:05pm) - Andrew Albers (3-1, 3.93) vs. Cody Reed
    Chattanooga @ Birmingham Braves (7:05pm) - Aaron Slegers (2-4, 4.08) vs. David Holmberg
    Daytona Flyers @ Fort Myers (6:05pm) - Tejay Antone vs. Randy Rosario (2-4, 3.53)
    Peoria Chiefs @ Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) - TBD vs. Miles Nordgren (2-1, 2.58)
     
    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 (5/26): Buxton Homers, Berrios Struggles   
    The Twins took the day off, but there was a full slate of minor league games on Thursday night. Byron Buxton hit a dinger and Felix Jorge had one of the best outings of his career.
     
    Continue reading to find out more detail about Thursday in the Twins farm system:RED WINGS REPORT
    Indianapolis Indians @ Rochester
    Box Score
     
    Despite having Jose Berrios on the bump and a 2-4 day from Byron Buxton that included a triple and a home run, the Wings could not keep up with the Indianapolis Indians. Berrios gave up a pair of runs in the top of the first inning and then another in the third, and one more in the fourth. Berrios struck out just one over 6.0 innings. He gave up seven hits, and walked two. He was lifted for Marcus Walden who pitched 1.2 innings, giving up a run in the top of the eighth, and was lifted for Ryan O'Rourke, who finished the final 1.1 innings of the game.
     
    Hitting in the top two spots in the order, Byron Buxton and Eddie Rosario (2-4, double) were pretty much the entire Red Wings offense, each picking up one of the Rochester RBIs on the evening. The Wings were ultimately 0-5 with runners in scoring position, unable to capitalize on the production at the top of the order. Adam Walker, who had hit six home runs in his previous six games, was 0-3 with two strike outs.
     
    Final: Indians 5, Red Wings 2
     
    LOOKOUTS LOOK-IN
    Tennessee Smokies @ Chattanooga
    Box Score
     
    The Lookouts had thirteen hits and four walks, but could not put enough runs on the board to stay ahead of their in-state rivals, the Tennessee Smokies. Chattanooga was out to an early 1-0 after a Zach Granite home run to leadoff the game, and they were ahead 2-0 after the first thanks to a D.J. Hicks RBI single. Daniel Palk, Mitch Garver and Leonardo Reginatto were all 3-5, together accounting for four Lookouts RBIs. Former top draft pick (and a guy I keep hoping puts together a strong season) Levi Michael was 0-2 with a walk and a strike out and is hitting just .198/.289/.246 on the year.
     
    On the bump, Nick Greenwood had a tough outing, giving up 12 hits and five earned runs. He struck out two, walked one, and gave up a home run. Four of the runs given up by Greenwood came in big third inning, in which the Smokies sent eight batters up to the plate, and tallied three extra base hits including a two-run home run, a double, and a two-run triple. Greenwood was replaced by Luke Bard to start the eighth. Bard pitched two innings, gave up a pair of runs, walked one, struck out three, and gave up a home run. Mike Strong finished the game for the Lookouts with a 1-2-3 ninth.
     
    Final: Smokies 7, Lookouts 6
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Palm Beach Cardinals @ Fort Myers
    Box Score
     
    The Miracle received a very strong pitching performance from starter Felix Jorge. Jorge earned his third victory of the season, pitching 7.0 innings of scoreless baseball. Jorge walked two and struck out five. His ERA this year is down to 1.73, the fourth lowest ERA in the league among qualified starters. Yorman Landa pitched 1.1 innings, giving up a pair of runs in the top of the ninth before being lifted for Brandon Peterson who eared his third save of the year, who came into the game and induced a game-ending 4-6-3 double play.
     
    The Miracle received RBIs from each of the last five hitters in the order, including 2-4 nights from both Max Murphy and Tanner Witt. Centerfielder Edgar Corcino also had a nice night, he was 2-3 with a double, a walk and a pair of runs scored. Former first round pick Nick Gordon was 1-3 with a double and a pair of walks and is hitting .307/.361/.444.
    Final: Cardinals 2, Miracle 6
     
    KERNELS KORNER
    Cedar Rapids @ Burlington Bees
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    The Kernels just pounded the Burlington Bees on Thursday inning, scoring a run in the first, four runs in each of the second and third innings, and two more in the fourth to take an 11-0 lead. They tacked on one more run in the top of the ninth, for good measure. The twelve runs scored were more than enough for starter Fernando Romero who pitched 5.0 innings of two-hit baseball. Romero gave up one run, a pair of walks, and struck out five. Sam Gibbons pitched three innings of relief, giving up just two hits and one run, walking one and he struck out a pair. C.J. Irby finished the game, holding the Bees scoreless bottom of the ninth with a 12-2 lead.
     
    Six Kernels players had multi-hit games and with the exception of Brad Hartong (1-6 with a double and 2 strike outs) all the batters reached base safely multiple times, led by LaMonte Wade (1-3 with 3 runs scored, 2 RBI, and 3 walks). Daniel Kihle had a very nice game as well, going 3-5 with three runs scored, a double and an RBI. The Kernels had more extra-base hits (6) than the Bees had hits (5).
     
    Final: Kernels 12, Bees 2
     
    TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Hitter of the Day - Byron Buxton - Rochester Red Wings
    Pitcher of the Day - Felix Jorge - Fort Myers Miracle
     
    FRIDAY'S PROBABLES
     
    Charlotte Knights @ Rochester (6:05pm) - TBD vs. Logan Darnell (4-4, 4.47)
     
    Tennessee Smokies @ Chattanooga (6:15pm) - Paul Blackburn vs. David Hurlbut (2-3, 4.66)
     
    Fort Myers @ Charlotte Stone Crabs (5:35pm) - Kyle Gibson (Rehab Start, 0-0, 0.00) vs. TBD
     
    Wisconsin Timber Rattlers @ Cedar Rapids (6:35pm) - David Burkhalter vs. Dereck Rodriguez (1-5, 5.89)
     
    Please ask questions and discuss the Thursday games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/12): Byron Buxton- Still Hot   
    PS - Photo credit to the amazing Jim Crikket (Steve Buhr).  I don't have the editing skills or knowledge to know how to put that up at the top of the page.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/12): Byron Buxton- Still Hot   
    It has been more than 24 hours since the last time the Twins lost, which is a pretty big deal here in Twins territory. The Twins MiLB affiliates went 1-3 on the day but they had a couple of nice performances to make up for the poor results.
    Continue reading to find out more detail about Thursday in the Twins farm system:RED WINGS REPORT
    Gwinnett Braves @ Rochester
    Box Score
     
    Byron Buxton, heard of him? He hit leadoff for the Wings and was 2-5 with a run scored and a strikeout. He also stole a base. Speed kills, you guys. James Beresford had himself a day, 3-4, with a double and a run scored. Buck Britton, who, I assume, is hoping to capitalize on the excellent alliteration that he shares with Byron Buxton, was 2-4 with a double and a run scored, the only other Rochester hitter with multiple hits. As a squad, the Red Wings struck out six times and walked three times.
     
    Rochester starter David Martinez (who?! 2005 international free agent signee by the Astros, bounced to the Texas Rangers MiLB system in 2015 before joining the Twins in 2016) fell behind early, giving up a pair of runs in the first, another in the third, and a fourth in the fifth (which proved to be the game winner) before being lifted. Martinez finished with four runs, all earned, on nine hits, a walk, a dinger, and he struck out five. The bullpen was dominant behind Martinez, giving up just one hit over the next four innings, with 1.1 innings from Dan Runzler, 1.2 from Alex Wimmers, and a scoreless ninth from Buddy Boshers. Boshers, who now owns a 1.15 ERA and could be the next man up if the Twins bullpen continues to struggle.
     
    Final: Braves 4, Red Wings 3
     
    LOOKOUTS LOOK-IN
    Pensacola Blue Wahoos @ Chattanooga
    Box Score
     
    The Lookouts dealt with a mid-game rain delay in the sixth inning, then turned in a strong bullpen performance and nearly put the game into extra innings, making the final out with the game-tying run in scoring position.
     
    'Nooga took an early lead in the bottom of the first on a Ryan Walker RBI single that scored Zach Granite, but they fell behind the Blue Wahoos after surrendering a run each in the second and third innings and they never regained the lead. Chattanooga managed eight hits and five walks, but just didn't have enough to overcome that early deficit. Zach Granite (2-5, with a run scored) and Stuart Turner (3-4 with a solo home run) were the only Lookouts hitters with multiple hits. Shannon Wilkerson had a solo home run of his own as well, hitting in the nine-spot.
     
    Aaron Slegers was the pitcher of record for the Lookouts, he started and went 4.1 innings with four earned runs off of six hits. He also walked four and struck out three. In the middle of the fifth, Mike Strong took over for Slegers and induced a double play to get the Lookouts out of a jam, but then gave up a run in the sixth, to put Chattanooga down 5-3. Luke Westphal then pitched three scoreless innings of one-hit baseball, giving up a walk and striking out four. Westphal now owns a 1.80 ERA.
     
    Final: Blue Wahoos 5, Lookouts 4
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    Bradenton Marauders @ Fort Myers
    Box Score
     
    The Miracle used a three-run seventh inning to secure a victory, despite being outhit 14-10. Of the 10 Miracle hits, five were clustered between just two hiiters, Edgar Corcino (2-4 with a double and a run scored) and Max Murphy (3-3 with a double and a walk). No other Miracle hitter had multple hits. As a team, Fort Myers struck out twelve times and walked just twice, so they're clearly learning from the Big League club!
     
    Miracle Starter Keaton Steele pitched six innings of two-run baseball but left without a decision, despite earning a quality start. Brandon Peterson vultured a W to move to 2-0 thanks to that big seventh inning. Brian Gilbert came on to start the eighth and laid an egg, giving up a run and two hits, and walking a pair without recording a single out. Todd Van Steensel came in to save the day with a two inning save, his third of the year. Van Steensel gave up just one hit and struck out three, facing the minimum thanks to a pitcher-friendly double play.
    Final: Marauders 3, Miracle 4
     
    KERNELS KORNER
    Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
    Box Score
     
    It does not seem fair to say that a team of young men working as hard as they can to win a game don't deserve a victory, but it sure felt like the Kernels tried their best to give this game away. Up 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth, the Kernels gave up a leadoff home run to the Rattlers' cleanup hitter and then gave up the game winner an inning later to lose in walk-off fashion.
     
    The Kernels tallied 12 hits on Thursday evening, two each from Luis Arraez and Sean Miller, and three from J.J. Fernandez, who had the best night in the system (3-4, two doubles, two runs scored, a walk and a strike out).
     
    On the bump, the Kernels went with a bullpen game, giving two innings to "starter" Andro Cutura, who walked three and struck out three but kept Wisconsin off the board. Kuo Hua Lo gave up three runs, all UNEARNED, over 2.2 innings, but he walked four along with the four strikeouts he recorded. Sam Gibbons was then charged with a blown save (his first of the year) giving up a run before turning the game over to C.K. Irby. Irby, ever the competitor, made sure to outdo Gibbons, and Irby picked up both a blown save and the loss, giving up a run in the ninth and tenth innings to lose the game. Irby struck out five, walked one and gave up three hits.
     
    Final: Kernels 5, TimberRattlers 6 (10 innings)
     
    TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Hitter of the Day - J.J. Fernandez - Cedar Rapids Kernels
    Pitcher of the Day - Todd Van Steensel - Fort Myers Miracle
     
    FRIDAY'S PROBABLES
     
    Syracuse Chiefs @ Rochester (6:05pm) - A.J. Cole vs. Jason Wheeler (1-1, 1.80)
     
    Pensacola Blue Wahoos @ Chattanooga (6:15pm) - Amir Garrett vs. Ryan Eades (1-2 5.70)
     
    Fort Myers @ St. Lucie Mets (5:30pm) - Felix Jorge (2-2, 1.38) vs. Scarlyn Reyes
     
    Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (6:35pm) - Sam Clay (2-1, 0.95) vs. Miguel Diaz
     
    Please ask questions and discuss the Thursday games.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nytwinsfan in Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/5): Hitting Fails, Pitching Fails Too   
    With the day off as they traveled to Chicago, the Minnesota Twins used the free time to make a series of roster moves. Mike Berardino reported that they had placed Tommy Milone and Casey Fien on waivers. With Ervin Santana set to return on Saturday, and Kyle Gibson making good progress on the DL and set to return as early as next week, the Twins have a chance to make a couple of short-term call ups to fill the roster. It hasn't been officially announced yet, but there are reports indicating that catcher Juan Centeno will be called up from Rochester and that John Ryan Murphy will be sent down in his place.
    Continue reading to find out more detail about Thursday in the Twins farm system:RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester @ Pawtucket PawSox
     
    Rained out. Will be played as part of a doubleheader on Saturday.
     
    LOOKOUTS LOOK-IN
    Chattanooga @ Mobile Bay Bears
    Box Score
     
    Chattanooga rallied from a 5-1 deficit to tie the game at five in the top of the eighth inning, but ultimately lost the game on a ninth inning walk-off home run from Ronnie Freeman. Freeman was a Lookouts killer all night, he was 2-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs.
     
    Starter David Hurlbut pitched three effective innings for Chattanooga before giving up a run in the fourth and then four more in the fifth. Hurlbut left the game down 5-1, having surrendered nine hits and a pair of home runs. Mike Strong and Mason Melotakis made quick work of the Bay Bears in the sixth and seventh innings, sending them down in order. In the eighth, with the Lookouts back in the game, Luke Westphal gave up back to back line drive singles and was lifted for Trevor Hildenberger before he recorded an out. Hildenberger sent the next three Loons back to the dugout and the Lookouts escaped without allowing another run. Hildenberger fared less well when he headed out for the ninth and gave up the game winner.
     
    Daniel Palka had another big night, 2-4 with a home run and and an RBI. Travis Harrison was 2-4 as well, and Joe Maloney was 2-4 with a double.
     
    Final: Lookouts 5, Bay Bears 6
     
    MIRACLE MATTERS
    St. Lucie Mets @ Fort Myers
    Box Score
     
    The Miracle had 10 hits but were just 3-12 with runners in scoring position, stranded seven, and fell to the St. Lucie Mets who feasted on Miracle pitching, scoring eight runs.
     
    Starter Keaton Steele gave up most of the damage, going just four innings. He gave up seven hits, seven runs (six earned), four walks, struck out three and was charged with a throwing error. He was lifted for Brian Gilbert who pitched a pair of innings and gave up just a single run. Todd Van Steensel pitched two scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.38, and Raul Fernandez pitched a scoreless ninth to lower his ERA to 1.23.
     
    There were those 10 hits for the Miracle, but just one of the extra-base variety, and no walks. Despite the 10 knocks, only Logan Wade had multiple hits, going 3-4 with the lone extra-base hit, a double, and two RBIs.
     
    Final: Mets 8, Miracle 3
     
     
    KERNELS KORNER
    Cedar Rapids @ Great Lakes Loons
    Box Score
     
    The Kernels could not manage a hit off of the Great Lakes Loons until midway through the sixth inning, and could not scrape together any runs, falling in a three-hit shutout. Alexander Hermeling, the Loons' starting pitcher, was making his first career start and carried the no-hitter through four scoreless innings before being lifted for a replacement. The Kernels' Jermaine Palacios broke up the no-hitter in the sixth inning with a single off of Great Lakes' reliever Philip Pfeifer. Zander Wiel and Rafael Valera both managed a double, but the Kernels were 0-10 with runners in scoring position, stranding all six of their base-runners. As a team, the Kernels struck out 12 times and walked just once.
     
    Starter Sam Gibbons took his third loss of the year, falling to 1-3 with 4.1 innings of three-run baseball. Gibbons gave up just two hits, and struck out eight, but he walked five Loons. Gibbons was replaced by Michael Theofanopoulos when down 2-0; the reliever threw a wild pitch to the first batter he saw to extend the Great Lakes lead to 3-0. Theofanopoulos, Kuo Hua Lo and C.K. Irby held the Loons scoreless the rest of the way. C.K. Irby had another scoreless outing and retains a 0.00 ERA through his first 12.2 innings of the season, spread over eight games. I put Irby's image up at the top of the page, how handsome is this guy? SWOON!
     
    Final: Kernels 0, Loons 3
     
     
    TWINS DAILY MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE DAY
     
    Hitter of the Day - Logan Wade - Fort Myers Miracle
    Pitcher of the Day - C.K. Irby - Cedar Rapids Kernels
     
     
    FRIDAY'S PROBABLES
     
    Rochester @ Pawtucket (6:05pm) - Andrew Albers (0-0, 8.44) vs. Roenis Elias
     
    Chattanooga @ Mobile (7:05pm) - Omar Bencomo (0-1, 5.40) vs. Anthony Banda
     
    St. Lucie @ Fort Myers (6:05pm) - Ricky Knapp vs. Felix Jorge (1-2, 1.40)
     
    Cedar Rapids @ Great Lakes (6:05pm) - Sam Clay (2-0, 0.79) vs. TBD
     
    Please ask questions and discuss the Thursday games.
     
    -ERolf
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from jsteve96 in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/25): Harrison Propels Lookouts   
    Jeremy - can I have a hug?  I'm lonely.  And sad.  The Twins are bad.  So bad.  
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/25): Harrison Propels Lookouts   
    Jeremy - can I have a hug?  I'm lonely.  And sad.  The Twins are bad.  So bad.  
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from James in Article: Twins Daily Minor League Report (4/21): Berrios Dominates And Jay Lights Up Radar   
    Sure, he struggled in the first inning, and didn't have all of his stuff, but for a guy that was pitching an inning at a time a year ago, throwing gas after 90 pitches is a good sign.  Maybe this guy won't be the disaster pick so many feared on draft day.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from jokin in Article: Twins Daily Minor League Report (4/21): Berrios Dominates And Jay Lights Up Radar   
    Sure, he struggled in the first inning, and didn't have all of his stuff, but for a guy that was pitching an inning at a time a year ago, throwing gas after 90 pitches is a good sign.  Maybe this guy won't be the disaster pick so many feared on draft day.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from ThejacKmp in Article: Twins Daily Minor League Report (4/21): Berrios Dominates And Jay Lights Up Radar   
    Sure, he struggled in the first inning, and didn't have all of his stuff, but for a guy that was pitching an inning at a time a year ago, throwing gas after 90 pitches is a good sign.  Maybe this guy won't be the disaster pick so many feared on draft day.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from Drew in Article: Twins Daily Minor League Report (4/21): Berrios Dominates And Jay Lights Up Radar   
    Sure, he struggled in the first inning, and didn't have all of his stuff, but for a guy that was pitching an inning at a time a year ago, throwing gas after 90 pitches is a good sign.  Maybe this guy won't be the disaster pick so many feared on draft day.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from HitInAPinch in Article: Twins Daily Minor League Report (4/21): Berrios Dominates And Jay Lights Up Radar   
    Sure, he struggled in the first inning, and didn't have all of his stuff, but for a guy that was pitching an inning at a time a year ago, throwing gas after 90 pitches is a good sign.  Maybe this guy won't be the disaster pick so many feared on draft day.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from nytwinsfan in Article: Twins Daily Minor League Report (4/21): Berrios Dominates And Jay Lights Up Radar   
    Sure, he struggled in the first inning, and didn't have all of his stuff, but for a guy that was pitching an inning at a time a year ago, throwing gas after 90 pitches is a good sign.  Maybe this guy won't be the disaster pick so many feared on draft day.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from Pitz in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/14): Kohl Stewart Looks Like An Ace   
    He has as recently as Spring Training, with some hot lines buzzed into his temples,  not sure if it is still his look.  Couldn't immediately find images from this start.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from twinssouth in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/14): Kohl Stewart Looks Like An Ace   
    Couldn't agree more on these three observations.  Love the talent the Twins have in the system, lots of quality arms, plenty that could come up and work in the bullpen with a little bit of work on command and secondary stuff.  And with the current state of the bullpen, have to think they'll start trying sooner rather than later.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from gunnarthor in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/14): Kohl Stewart Looks Like An Ace   
    Couldn't agree more on these three observations.  Love the talent the Twins have in the system, lots of quality arms, plenty that could come up and work in the bullpen with a little bit of work on command and secondary stuff.  And with the current state of the bullpen, have to think they'll start trying sooner rather than later.
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to birdwatcher in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/14): Kohl Stewart Looks Like An Ace   
    Promote him to Target Field right this second!
     
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to DaveW in Minnesota Simpsons Thread Contest   
    Sid Hartwell writing his latest Twins column.
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to DaveW in Minnesota Simpsons Thread Contest   
    Ricky Nolasco goes for a quick stroll after signing a 4 year contract with the Twins:

     
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to DaveW in Minnesota Simpsons Thread Contest   
    Pictured: Torii Hunter teaches the youngsters some veteran techniques.
     
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (9/17): Max Kepler's Grand Salami   
    I think he gets a call once the Lookouts are done playing baseball.  
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    Eric R Pleiss reacted to TNLooky2015 in Article: Twins Minor League Report (9/17): Max Kepler's Grand Salami   
    Kepler's swing is so so sweet.  He hits the ball as hard as anyone he' seen, Doug mentioned in an article earlier in the season. Those line drive doubles will definitely turn into HRs like last night, as he gets bigger.  That's why he's the MVP.  Kid can hit.  The best play of the game was his run saving diving catch earlier in the game.  It kept the momentum from shifting.  Awesome catch.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Twins Minor League Reports -- Let's thank the authors (poll)   
    Thanks team!  I enjoy writing these reports and figuring out who some of these guys are.  Hats off the Seth and his TD team for making this happen!
     
    Thanks especially to Cody and Steve and to everyone except Jeremy Nygaard.  May his wretched Wisconsinite soul never again make its presence known on this wonderful website.*
     
     
    ​*But also thank you to Jeremy Nygaard, who probably does not have a wretched Wisconsinite soul, but even if he did I would be okay with it making its presence known on this wonderful website.
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/27): Defense Fails in Minors   
    I guess I just put them down there because the final being the final thing feels like a little bow on the end.   Plus I figured individual performances were the goal of the report, not team results.  I'd be happy to consider a change, Bespenson. 
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    Eric R Pleiss got a reaction from glunn in Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/27): Defense Fails in Minors   
    Oswaldo and Pinto, who were greeted with such excitement as recently as last spring and now mere after thoughts.  In an org filled with corner OF/IF types and a log-jam at DH, hard to imagine what they'd need to do to be back in a Twins uniform (except for September).
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