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I appreciate everyone’s patience with me as I transition after my move north. Soon I will be back to normal around here with updates daily and several other projects. For today, I’ll ask that you check out last night’s Twins Minor League Weekly podcast. I was joined by Alex Margulies, the voice of the Ft. Myers Miracle. Alex does a tremendous job and you can listen to all of the Miracle games at the Miracle’s web site. He also does some highlight packages, updates a blog, is on Twitter (and you should follow him!), and does much more. It was a good conversation about several of the Miracle players. The rest of the show involved discussion of each of the Twins six US affiliates. There was an excellent phone call about Miguel Munoz. Lots of talk about the great Oswaldo Arcia, or at least the incredible season that he has had at Elizabethton.
Here a few highlights from last night’s games:
- David Bromberg gave up five runs but just one of them was earned in his 5.1 innings for Rochester.
- Brendan Harris went 3-4 with a walk, his 8th double and 3rd home run.
- D’Angelo Jimenez hit his fourth and fifth home runs and drove in six runs for the Red Wings.
- Brock Peterson hit his 16th home run.
- Kyle Waldrop had another rough outing. He gave up five earned runs on five hits (including a grand slam) and a walk.
- Pat Neshek improved to 4-0 by getting the final two outs of the 7th inning.
- Rob Delaney threw two scoreless innings for his third save since Anthony Slama’s promotion.
- At New Britain, things started ominously. Ben Revere led off the game by being hit in the head with a pitch and left the game.
- Mark Dolenc replaced Revere and went 2-3 with his third home run.
- Estarlin de Los Santos hit his first AA homer.
- Joe Benson just missed his 22nd homer of the year, but he turned it into his 7th triple. He also hit his 16th double.
- Kyle Gibson gave up one run on five hits in seven innings. He walked none and struck out seven.
- Billy Bullock got the final out to record his 8th save.
- Angel Morales hit his first home run for the Ft. Myers Miracle. Margulies called it an absolute blast. He has moved into the leadoff spot and he has shown great plate discipline and patience.
- Evan Bigley went 2-4 with his 23rd double.
- Jonathan Goncalves was 2-3.
- Josmil Pinto led the Snappers to a 14-2 win over Burlington. He was 3-4 with his seventh home run.
- Lance Ray went 2-3 with two walks and his third home run in a short time with the Snappers. He was a 2010 draft pick, 8th round out of Kentucky. He played 1B in college but has been playing in the Beloit OF.
- Danny Rams hit his 22nd and 23rd doubles.
- Michael Gonzales was 2-4 with two walks, his 19th double and 11th home run.
- Edgar Ibarra went seven innings and gave up one run on four hits. He walked one and struck out seven.
- Oswaldo Arcia drove in three runs, including a game-winning, 8th inning home run that gave the E-Twins a 3-2 win over Kingsport. Arcia went 3-5 with his 13th and 14th home runs on the year.
- Daniel Santana went 2-5.
- Martire Garcia improved to 6-0. The lefty gave up two runs on six hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out nine.
- David Gutierrez picked up his third save with four strikeouts in two perfect innings.
- Eddie Rosario went 3-4 with a walk.
- Max Kepler went 3-4 with his fourth and fifth doubles.
- Miguel Sano was 1-4. Not noteworthy, but he struck out three. On the short-season, he has three walks to go with 26 strikeouts.
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