Friday Game Notes

11 Apr

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Good Saturday afternoon! So as not to get overwhelmed with game notes on Monday, I wanted to post today. Feel free to comment.


Here are a few thoughts on the Twins big win:

  • RA Dickey got the start against the White Sox. In five innings, he gave up three runs on five hits. He walked four and struck out four. It was far from a great start, but he and the Twins defense really did a nice job of limiting the damage to get the Win.
  • Brian Duensing came in to make his major league debut. When he came in, the score was 4-3 and he was asked to pitch just one inning. After getting out of that 6th inning, with just one hit, the Twins had their big seventh inning and Duensing stayed in for two more innings, which obviously was important in keeping the other relievers from needing to pitch.
  • The top of the lineup got the job done in this game. Both Denard Span and Alexi Casilla had three hits.
  • Justin Morneau slid up to the #3 spot in the lineup and came through with four RBI. He also hit his second home run.
  • Jose Morales went 2-3 with two walks. It was in Chicago that he went 3-3 in that 2007 game.
  • Delmon Young picked up his first hit of the season, a two run single in the seven run seventh inning.
  • And of course, the Joe Crede home run in his first at bat back in Chicago, has to be mentioned. That had to feel good rounding the bases!

Any other thoughts on the game or this afternoon’s game?

Twins Minor League Updates

Friday SethSpeaks Player of the Day – Steve Singleton, Ft. Myers Miracle
Friday SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day – Armando Gabino, Rochester Red Wings

Friday – Rochester 9, Syracuse 2The Red Wing bats were off and running again on this night. After hitting a double and a homer in the season opener, Trevor Plouffe hit a single and a triple in this game. He also walked twice. Dustin Martin went 2-4 with a double. David Winfree went 2-5 with a double. Kevin Mulvey started and gave up two runs on five hits and two walks in four innings. Armando Gabino came in and threw three no-hit innings. He did walk one. Jose Mijares came in and threw two shutout innings, allowing only one hit and striking out two.

Friday – New Britain 0, New Hampshire 5Not a good night for the Rockcats, particularly their bats as they were shut out. The lone bright spot was Steve Tolleson who went 3-4. Ryan Mullins made the start. In 4.1 innings, he gave up three runs (2 earned) on five hits and three walks. Zach Ward gave up only an unearned run over the next 2.1 innings. Jose Lugo gave up a run but struck out two in 1.1 innings.  

Friday – Miracle 7, Charlotte 1Scott Baker appears over any shoulder stiffness and ready to rejoin the Twins when his 15 day DL stint is complete. The righty started this game and went seven innings. He gave up one run on five hits. He walked one and struck out three. Carlos Gutierrez came in to relieve him and got the final six batters out. The offense was led by Steve Singleton. He had a triple and a home run in his five at bats. Danny Berg went 2-3 with a walk and a double. Deibinson Romero went 2-4 with a walk and a double. Joe Benson went 2-4 with a walk and a stolen base. Ben Revere went 1-5 and is now 1-9 on the short season. He did steal his first base.   

Friday – Beloit 3, Cedar Rapids 5 The weather in Cedar Rapids was quite cold, and it had to be the reason the Dan Osterbrock was thrown off of his game. The young lefty gave up three runs on six hits in 4.1 innings. He walked two and struck out three. He also threw three wild pitches. Michael Allen came in and gave up two unearned runs in an inning of work. Joe Testa then struck out two in 1.2 scoreless frames. Dan Berlind pitched a perfect inning. Ramon Santana led the Snappers with three hits, all singles. Evan Bigley and Ozzie Lewis each went 2-4. Bigley stole a base and drove in a run. Lewis hit the team’s lone extra base hit, a double.

Have a great weekend! Happy Easter weekend! Feel free to e-mail me or leave your comments here.


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