Wednesday Game Reports

29 Apr

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Nick Blackburn took the mound for the 2nd inning with a four run lead. That has to be encouraging. The Twins took advantage of the wildness of Scott Kazmir, even scoring two runs on wild pitches in the 1st inning to grab a 4-0 lead. The top of the order got the job done. Denard Span, Brendan Harris and Justin Morneau each had three hits. Morneau also had a double and walked once. Michael Cuddyer was 1-2 with two walks.


Blackburn gave up two run on eight hits and a walk in seven innings for his second win. Craig Breslow pitched a scoreless eighth inning before Luis Ayala gave up a run in the 9th.


The Twins won the game 8-3, and they won the series two games to one.  They will now enjoy another off day on Thursday before starting a three game series against the Kansas City Royals. They will miss Zach Greinke this time around!



So, what do the players do on their days off? I can’t answer that with any certainty, however, I do know what Twins lefty starter Glen Perkins will be doing on Thursday night. At 10:00, he will be joining me, and we will be co-hosting the podcast. We will discuss the start to his season, the Twins/Rays series, and the upcoming Royals series, and more. The half-hour show should be really good, so check it out live if you are able. If not, be certain to download it later and listen to it when you have a chance.





Wednesday – Rochester 1, Buffalo 0 – Kevin Mulvey and three relievers combined to shutout the Bison in this game. Mulvey went the first 5.2 innings. He gave up four hits, walked two and struck out seven. Mike Gosling got the win to improve to 3-0 on the young season. He gave up two hits and a walk in 1.1 innings. Bobby Keppel threw a perfect inning. Sean Henn got his first save with a scoreless ninth. Jason Pridie led the offense by going 2-3 with his third double. He scored the lone run on a sacrifice fly by Dustin Martin, who was 1-2.  



Wednesday – New Britain 0, New Hampshire 5 Ryan Mullins falls to 0-4 after this loss, but his offense did nothing for him. The lefty went 4.2 innings and gave up four runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out six. Zach Ward went the next 2.1 innings and gave up a run. He struck out three. Yohan Pino pitched a scoreless inning. The Rockcat bats managed just five hits. Steve Tolleson went 1-3 with a walk and his first stolen base.



Wednesday –Ft. Myers 5, Palm Beach 1Michael McCardell was the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week last week. He made a case for this week’s award with this morning’s outing. The righty improved to 2-2 with seven strong innings. He gave up a run on five hits. He walked none and struck out four. Santos Arias threw two scoreless innings in relief. Mark Dolenc went 3-4 with his third stolen base. Ben Revere went 3-5 with his 11th stolen base.  



Wednesday – Beloit 1, Dayton 2 – The Snappers managed just two hits in this game. Evan Bigley had a double, and Nick Romero had a single. Brad Tippett started for the team and gave up one run on three hits and a walk in 5.1 innings. Henry Reyes gave up the other run to take the loss. He gave up the run on five hits over 2.2 innings. Danny Rondon gave up just a hit in his inning.  Travis from Travis Talks informed me that the Snappers best hitter to this point in the season, Ramon Santana, went on the Disabled List with a sprained ankle.


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2 Responses to “Wednesday Game Reports”

  1. mike wants wins April 30, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    Mulvey and Swarzak are looking good this year. I hope its real. Their strikeouts are a good indicator that it might be….

    Revere seems to have his name there every day – what’s he hitting compared to the league these days?

  2. Perry April 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    I live near Grand Rapids, MI and am a huge Twins fan. I am going to see Beloit play the West Michigan Whitecaps next Wednesday night. Shooter Hunt is scheduled to pitch. Who else does Beloit have worth watching? I know about Angel Morales and Hunt, that is about it.

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