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First things first, be sure to tune in at 10:00 CST tonight to Twins Minor League Weekly. Travis Aune and I will be joined by the play-by-play man of the Ft. Myers Miracle, Alex Margulies. The hour-long show will discuss each of the four Twins affiliates, and we will again have a teaser following the live podcast is complete.
Since the STrib blog is quite long, here is a quick glance at what happened on Monday in the Twins minor league system:
SethSpeaks Monday Minor League Hitter of the Day – Joe Benson – Ft. Myers Miracle, Steve Singleton – New Britain Rockcats
SethSpeaks Monday Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Deolis Guerra – Rochester Red Wings
Red Wings Report
Monday – Rochester 1, Norfolk 2 – Deolis Guerra had his best start of the year. He gave up two runs in the first inning, but that was it. The 21 year old right-hander gave up two runs on six hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out five. Cole DeVries came in and pitched a scoreless eighth inning. Jacque Jones went 3-4. Jason Repko was 2-4 with his sixth double and sixth stolen base. Matt Tolbert was 2-4 with his ninth double and fourth steal. Former Twins pitcher Armando Gabino pitched three shutout innings to record the save for Norfolk.
New Britain Notes
Monday – New Britain 8, Binghamton 7 – Steve Singleton has been on fire since May 6th. In this game, he was 3-5 with his 12th double, third home runs and three RBI. Allan de San Miguel went 2-3 with his third double. Ben Revere was 2-5 with his 17th steal. Yangervis Solarte was 2-5. Mike McCardell made the start and went 7.1 innings. He gave up four runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out five. Joe Testa got one out but also issued a walk. Chris Province got two outs but gave up two runs on three hits and a walk. Michael Allen got the final five outs.
Monday – Ft. Myers 12, Bradenton 3 – Joe Benson led the way again. He went 3-4 with two home runs and four RBI. Nick Romero was 3-4 with a walk, his fourth double and three RBI. Chris Parmelee went 2-5 with a walk and a grand slam. Brian Dozier again notched two hits, and added two walks and his first double. Adrian Salcedo picked up the Win. In five innings, he gave up two runs (1 earned) on five hits. He walked three and struck out three. Tony Davis gave up an unearned run on four hits and two walks in three innings. Of the nine outs he recorded in those three innings, eight of them came on strikeouts. Steve Blevins threw a scoreless frame.
Monday – Beloit 6, Cedar Rapids 8 – Brad Stillings had a rough one. He gave up eight runs on 11 hits and a walk in five innings. He struck out three. Eliecer Cardenas struck out three in two scoreless. Jhon Garcia threw two shutout frames as well. Angel Morales went 2-5 with his third triple. Anderson Hidalgo was 2-4 with his 11th double. Aaron Hicks hit his fourth home run (and struck out three times).
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