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Here are the scores and highlights from the Twins minor league system from Friday. But when you’re done checking out how the teams and players did tonight, but sure to check out John Sickels’ Minor League Ball site for his review of his preseason Top 20 Twins prospects.
Rochester Red Wings
Rochester 3, Louisville 8 – Yes, Denard Span did play, and he went 1-4. It was one of eight hits by the Red Wings, and no player had more than one. Jeff Bailey, Aaron Bates and Rene Rivera each hit a double. Scott Diamond started and gave up eight runs on 12 hits and two walks in just 2.2 innings. Cole DeVries gave up a hit and two walks in 2.2 scoreless innings. Chuck James gave up two hits in 1.2 scoreless innings. Jake Stevens pitched one scoreless inning.
New Britain Rock Cats
Game 1 – New Britain 4, Bowie 3 – For the first time since April 26, David Bromberg was on the mound for the Rock Cats. He went four innings and gave up two runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out three. Deolis Guerra then gave up one run on two hits in two innings. He walked none and struck out three. Tyler Robertson recorded his 11th save with a scoreless seventh inning, despite two walks. Deibinson Romero went 2-3 with his 20th double. Joe Benson doubled for the 22nd time, and Nate Hanson knocked his tenth double. Benson and Chris Parmelee each recorded an outfield assist in the game as well.
Game 2 – New Britain 3, Bowie 1 – Steve Hirschfeld gave up one run on three hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out six. Brett Jacobson recorded the save with a 1-2-3 seventh frame. The Rock Cats won despite just five hits. Chris Herrmann knocked his sixth home run. Brian Dozier hit his sixth triple.
Ft. Myers Miracle
Ft. Myers 0, Lakeland 11 – The Miracle lost for the 9th straight game. Tom Stuifbergen started and gave up seven runs on ten hits and a walk. Two of the hits were home runs. Brad Stillings then gave up one run on five hits and a walk in two innings. Matt Tone gave up three runs on four hits and three walks in his two innings. The Miracle had just four hits. Angel Morales was 2-4. James Beresford went 1-3 with a walk.
Beloit 0, Burlington 2 – AJ Achter gave up two runs on four hits and four walks in five innings. He struck out three. Bart Carter came in and struck out three in two scoreless innings. Nelvin Fuentes pitched a 1-2-3 eighth frame. The Snappers had just five hits. Lance Ray was 2-4. Michael Gonzales was 1-2 with two walks and his fourth stolen base.
Elizabethton 4, Danville 5 (10) – Pedro Guerra started and pitched well again. The righty gave up two runs on six hits in five innings. He walked none and struck out six. Steven Gruver then gave up an unearned run on three hits in two innings. Matt Summers gave up a run on two hits and two walks in two innings. He struck out four. Cole Johnson took the loss. He pitched the tenth and gave up a solo home run. JD Williams continues to impress with his bat. He went 2-2 with three walks, his fifth double and fifth stolen base. The team had just five hits. Rory Rhodes hit his fifth double, and Miguel Sano hit his seventh home run.
GCL Twins 9, GCL Red Sox 15 – The Twins offense broke out nicely in this game. Unfortunately, the pitching really struggled. Bobby O’Neill started and threw three shutout innings. Then Josue Montanez made his pro debut and gave up five runs on four hits and a walk in just 1/3 of an inning (that’s a 135.00 ERA). Gonzalo Sanudo got the final two out of the fourth inning, but not before giving up two runs (1 earned) on one hit and two walks. Kyle Wahle came in and gave up four runs on three walks and a hit and got just one out. Nick Cicio then gave up three hits but got the final out of the fifth inning. Gerardo Ramirez gave up two runs on three hits in two innings. Markus Solbach then gave up two runs (1 earned) on two hits in one inning. Stephen Wickens went 2-3 with two walks and two doubles, his third and fourth. Jacob Younis went 2-5 with his first double. Josh Hendricks and Michael Quesada each went 2-5. Jorge Polanco hit his fifth double, and Philip Chapman hit his ninth.
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