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The Twins lost again on the road on Friday night as Scott Baker gave up a big, three run homer to Evan Longoria to give the Rays a lead they would not relinquish. For more on the Twins loss, click here for my BaseballDigest.com Game Recap.
- Following the game, Gardy announced that Nick Punto was going to be put on the 15 day disabled list. Alexi Casilla will make his return from AAA Rochester. Steve Tolleson was promoted from New Britain to Rochester.
- By the way, if you haven’t taken a minute to listen to the Kirby Puckett, Turkey Bucket song yet, be sure to do so.
MINOR LEAGUE REPORT
Friday – SethSpeaks.net Hitter of the Day – James Beresford, Beloit Snappers
Friday – SethSpeaks.net Pitcher of the Day – Deolis Guerra, Ft. Myers Miracle
Friday –Rochester 5, Lehigh Valley 3 – Matt Macri hit a three run home run in the top of the 9th to give the Red Wings the lead and the win. It was his fourth homer of the year. Justin Huber knocked in the other two runs with a two-run, first inning homer. He was 2-4. David Winfree was 2-4 as well. Brian Duensing went the first seven innings and gave up three runs on ten hits. Mike Gosling is playing vulture very well. He pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three to improve to 7-1. 18 of his 22 pitches were strikes.
Friday – New Britain 0, Binghamton 6 – The Rockcats only managed three hits in being shut out in this game. Rene Tosoni went 1-3 with a walk and his seventh double. Jeff Manship took the loss to fall to 4-4. He gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks in seven innings. Jose Lugo came in and gave up three runs on two hits and a walk in 0.1 innings. Anthony Slama came in with the bases loaded and allowed all three runs to score. He gave up two hits and an intentional walk in 0.2 innings. His three runners allowed did not score. Zach Ward walked one in a scoreless inning.
Friday – Ft. Myers 3, Tampa 0 – Deolis Guerra put together his best pitching performance of the year. The youngster threw six shutout innings. Have gave up five hits and walked none. Steve Hirschfeld reduced his ERA to 1.07 with two perfect innings. Alex Burnett recorded his fourth save with a scoreless ninth. Ben Revere went 2-4 with his 21st stolen base. Chris Parmelee was 2-4 with his sixth double.
Friday – Beloit 15, Kane County 2 – Brad Tippett improved to 5-1 thanks to a lot of run support, but he really pitched well too. In six innings, he gave up one run on five hits. He struck out seven without walking anyone. Steve Blevins gave up an unearned run before Blake Martin and Danny Rondon pitched scoreless innings. James Beresford led the way by going 3-4 with two walks. Juan Richardson was 3-4 with a walk and his first double. Ozzie Lewis went 3-5 with his third home runs, a grand slam, and six RBI. Ramon Santana and Michael Harrington each went 2-6. Harrington hit his 17th double. Angel Morales was 2-5. Alexander Soto was 1-2 with two walks and his fifth home run.
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