Twins Weekend in the Minors

23 May

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Jim Thome and Jason Repko will be in their Twins uniforms again tonight. They were activated from the Disabled List following the Twins Sunday afternoon loss at Arizona. Ben Revere and Luke Hughes were optioned to Rochester. Check out last night’s SethSpeaks.net Sunday Night Twins podcast here. Below you will find the notes and highlights from the Twins minor league games this weekend.

Friday SethSpeaks.net Minor League Hitter of the DayBrian Dozier, Ft. Myers Miracle 

Friday SethSpeaks.net Minor League Pitcher of the DayAndy Baldwin, Rochester Red Wings

Saturday SethSpeaks.net Minor League Hitter of the DayNate Roberts, Beloit Snappers 

Saturday SethSpeaks.net Minor League Pitcher of the DayRyan Mullins, Rochester Red Wings

Sunday SethSpeaks.net Minor League Hitter of the DayNick Romero, Ft. Myers Miracle 

Sunday SethSpeaks.net Minor League Pitcher of the DayLogan Darnell, Ft. Myers Miracle

Red Wings Ramblings

Friday – Red Wings 5, Gwinnett 2  – Andy Baldwin won for the third time this season. The righty went 6.2 innings and gave up one run on seven hits. He walked two and struck out eight. Carlos Gutierrez gave up one run on one hit and one walk in 1.1 innings. Jim Hoey struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth. Aaron Bates was 2-4 with his second home run. Brian Dinkelman was 2-4 with his tenth double. Ray Chang and Chase Lambin were also 2-4. Danny Lehmann went 1-3 with his second double and two RBI.

Saturday – Red Wings 0, Syracuse 4  – Ryan Mullins was promoted to Rochester to make this start. He was terrific. He gave up an unearned run on five hits in five innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out five. Chuck James struck out two in two scoreless innings. Anthony Slama then gave up an unearned run in his two innings.

Sunday – Red Wings 3, Syracuse 9 – Erik Hacker gave up eight runs (6 earned) on six hits and three walks in just four innings. Carlos Gutierrez threw two scoreless innings. Kyle Waldrop gave up one run on four hits in 1.2 innings. Jim Hoey walked two and struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings. Ray Chang went 3-5 with his fourth and fifth doubles. Matt Brown went 2-4.  

Rock Cats Report

Friday – Rock Cats 2, New Hampshire 6 – Bobby Lanigan started and gave up five runs on eight hits and a walk in four innings. Mike Tarsi gave up one run on a hit and a walk in his inning. Brett Jacobson, Jake Stevens, Santos Arias and Spencer Steedley each threw a scoreless inning. Yangervis Solarte went 2-4. Evan Bigley knocked his second home run. Joe Benson hit his 12th double.

Saturday – Rock Cats, New Hampshire – Postponed by Rain.

Sunday – Game 1 – Rock Cats 6, New Hampshire 5 – Deolis Guerra started and gave up three runs (2 earned) on four hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out four. Tyler Robertson gave up two runs one four hits and a walk in two innings. Steve Singleton went 2-4 with his 14th double and second stolen base. Chris Parmelee went 2-3. Michael Holliman went 1-2 with a walk and his fourth home run. Joe Benson had just one hit, but it was his 12th double and it came in the bottom of the 7th with two runners on to give the Rockcats the win.  

Sunday – Game 2 – Rock Cats 0, New Hampshire 4 – Steve Hirschfeld started and gave up two runs on three hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out six. Cole DeVries came on and gave up two runs on three hits in his inning. The Rock Cats managed just one hit. Chris Herrmann went 1-1 with two walks. Chris Cates also walked twice.

Miracle Matters

Friday – Miracle 7, Brevard County 2 – Kane Holbrooks won for the 2nd time this season. He gave up one run on four hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out three. Shooter Hunt gave up a run on a hit and three walks in his two innings. He struck out three. Brad Tippett threw two perfect innings. Brian Dozier went 3-5 with his fifth triple and two RBI. Aaron Hicks was 2-5 with his eighth double.

Saturday – Miracle 7, Brevard County 6 – Nate Hanson, Danny Rams and Aaron Hicks each went 2-4. Hanson hit his fifth double. Rams knocked his seventh double. Hicks stole his sixth base. Edgar Ibarra gave up five runs on six hits and six walks in 5.1 innings. Matt Tone threw 1.2 scoreless. Bruce Pugh picked up his eighth save. He gave up an unearned run on two hits in two innings.  

Sunday – Miracle 6, Tampa 3 – The Miracle bats definitely showed up in this game. They somehow scored just six runs despite 15 hits. Nick Romero went 3-5. Aaron Hicks went 2-5 with his ninth double and sixth steal. Nate Hanson hit his sixth and seventh doubles. Jhonathan Goncalves went 2-4 with his fourth double. Anderson Hidalgo and Brian Dozier each had two hits. Ramon Santana hit his first home run of the year. Logan Darnell picked up his second win in as many starts for the Miracle. The lefty threw five shutout innings, allowing just two hits and walking three. Jhon Garcia gave up three runs on two hits and a walk in 1.2 innings. Andrew Albers came in and picked up his first save with two perfect innings. He struck out three.

Snappers Bites

Friday – Snappers 3, Kane County 4 (13 innings) – Pat Dean started and gave up one run on five hits in six innings. He walked none and struck out five. Clinton Dempster and Matt Hauser each gave up one run on two hits in two innings. Each struck out three. Jose Gonzalez threw two scoreless innings. Ryan O’Rourke took the loss, giving up a run on two hits and three walks in 2/3 of an inning. Blayne Weller got the final out.  

Saturday – Snappers 5, Kane County 6 – Andrei Lobanov continues to struggle in the starting role. The lefty gave up six runs on ten hits and a walk in five innings. Ben Tootle threw two scoreless innings but gave up a hit and three walks. Martire Garcia struck out two in two scoreless innings. Nate Roberts was 3-4 with a double. Andy Leer was 2-4 with his seventh double. Danny Ortiz hit his 14th double. Jamaal Hawkins and Gunner Glad each went 1-3 with a walk.

Sunday – Snappers 0, Kane County 4 – The Snappers managed just three hits in this game. Derek McCallum hit his sixth double. Manuel Soliman started and gave up four runs on six hits and three walks in five innings. Blayne Weller struck out four in three scoreless innings. Clinton Dempster pitched a scoreless inning.  

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3 Responses to “Twins Weekend in the Minors”

  1. Dome Dog May 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Nice to see Hicks warming up in Fort Myers. Does Hirschfield have any sort of prospect status? I’ve just noticed he seems to be having a very nice season in New Britain. I’m also rooting for Dozier. Seems like a guy who gets overlooked a little bit in prospect conversations, and lord knows we could REALLY use a legit middle infield prospect…

  2. mike wants wins May 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Always makes me happy when Hicks’ name is mentioned in the highlights.

    Should Guerra be moved to the pen at some point? I really have no idea.

    Still holding out hope the Twins will use this year in the majors (see Nick Nelson’s blog) to help indicate if Slama or others are MLB pitchers or not.

  3. SoCalTwinsfan May 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Seth, that 8-10 days for Mauer turned into 8-10 minutes. Joe C. reported Mauer threw today from 120 feet without incident.

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