Did That Just Happen? And A No-Hitter!

25 Jun

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Nick Blackburn was excellent again on Wednesday night. He threw a complete game for the second straight start. Unfortunately, his own error meant that it was only an eight inning, complete game loss. For more on the Twins 4-3 loss, check out my Game Recap at BaseballDigest.com. After the game, Denard Span was activated and Jason Pridie was shipped back to Rochester.

In the finale this afternoon, it will be Scott Baker (4-6, 5.22, 1.12, .249) going against Mike Burns who will be making his first start of the year for the Crew.

Last night, I participated on the Universal Cardinals Bloggers Radio Hour podcast to talk about the Twins in preparation for the weekend series in St. Louis, so if you have a chance, check that out.


Wednesday – SethSpeaks.net Hitter of the Day – Deibinson Romero, Ft. Myers Miracle

Wednesday – SethSpeaks.net Pitcher of the Day – BJ Hermsen, GCL Twins



Wednesday –Rochester 5, Columbus 9 – Phil Humber was coming off of his best start of the season. And this was another bad start. In just 3.1 innings, he gave up six runs (4 earned) on nine hits and a walk. Tim Lahey gave up a run on two hits and a walk in 2.2 innings. Armando Gabino then gave up a run in hit two innings. Reid Santos gave up a run on three hits in his inning. Tommy Watkins went 3-5 with his sixth double. Drew Butera was 2-4 with his first home run. Brock Peterson went 2-4 with his seventh double.  


Wednesday –New Britain 3, Harrisburg 5 – Carlos Gutierrez has had two good starts for New Britain and two rough starts. This was definitely a good start for him. In five innings, he gave up one run on two hits. He walked none and struck out four. Kyle Waldrop and Jose Lugo each threw a scoreless inning. Alex Burnett came in for the 8th inning and gave up four runs on four hits and a walk while getting just two outs. Frank Mata got the final four outs, two on strikeouts. Whit Robbins went 2-3 with a walk. Rene Tosoni went 2-4 with a walk and his 12th double. Brandon Roberts was 2-5 with his eighth double.   


Wednesday – Ft. Myers 9, Jupiter 6 Deibinson Romero saved the best for last. With the score tied in the bottom of the ninth, he came to the plate with two runners on base. He hit a three run, walk off homer, to win the ball game. Romero went 2-3 with a walk and had four RBI in the game. Nick Romero went 2-3. Chris Parmelee went 3-3 with a walk. David Bromberg got roughed up a little bit. In 5.1 innings, he gave up five runs on eight hits. He walked just one while striking out seven. Henry Arias went the next 2.2 innings and gave up only an unearned run. He gave up three hits, walked two and struck out three. Blair Erickson recorded the Win as he struck out three in a scoreless inning.   


Wednesday – Beloit – No Game Scheduled. Play resumes on Thursday.  


Wednesday – Elizabethton 4, Bluefield 1 Liam Hendriks got the start in this game and was excellent. Like Tom Stuifbergen who pitched the team’s first game, Hendriks miss all of 2008 with injury. In this game, he went six shutout innings and gave up just three hits. He walked none and struck out six. Edgar Ibarra came in and gave up a run on two hits and a walk in his inning. He struck out two and got credit with the Win. Kane Holbrooks pitched a scoreless inning. Tony Davis got the Save by striking out three in a perfect inning. Dan Rohlfing played in RF and went 2-3 with a walk. Reggie Williams had a double and two RBI. Tyler Ladendorf went 0-2 but had two walks.   


Wednesday – GCL Twins 5, GCL Orioles 0 BJ Hermsen made his professional baseball debut, and it was rather memorable. Hermsen went the first six innings without allowing a run, or a hit, or a walk. He struck out three. Dakota Watts came in and went the next two innings. He gave up no runs, and no hits. Unfortunately, he did walk a batter. Eliecer Cardenas pitched the ninth inning without allowing a hit. So the GCL Twins had a three pitcher no-hitter which is pretty impressive and exciting. Brian Bistagne went 2-5. Nick Tindall went 2-3 with a double.  

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7 Responses to “Did That Just Happen? And A No-Hitter!”

  1. roger June 25, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    Wow! A nice combined no-hitter in their second game. Could Hermsen be as good as we all thought when the Twins signed him last August? Read a report from Tennessee talking about the pitching the Twins drafted which would give the ETon Twins a great staff. Looks to me like they have a great staff with Stuifbergen, Hendrik and the three Latin starters from last year’s GCL division champs.

  2. justin June 25, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    Why did Gardy bat Morales last night to lead off the 9th in place of Gomez? Was it because Gomez wouldnt sit back on Hoffman’s 60mph change up and strikeout?
    Is Morneau not seeing the ball well right now, Ive seen him swing at quite a few balls in the last week that are out of the zone.

  3. ricky June 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    also to note: DSL pitcher Pedro Guerra had another start and out of his five starts on the season he is still yet to give up an earned run.

  4. roger June 25, 2009 at 12:50 pm #

    Seth, Do you have any information on the status of Jarrad Eacott? Also, I had seen someone write that Daniel Ortiz was injured. But the MiLB GCL roster shows him as restricted. We know what that usually means? Your thoughts?

  5. Seth June 25, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    Roger, I answered those questions when you asked them in the comments the other day. I talked to Eacott when he was at LAX ready to head back to Australia. He was released. Told me that his arm just never came back after surgery.

    All I’ve heard on Ortiz is that he was hurt, the MCL, I believe and expected to miss the whole season.

  6. roger June 25, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    Didn’t go back and missed it. That is such a shame, Eacott had done a wonderful job. Assume you saw that Shooter Hunt threw today for the GCLTwins. No walks, no wild pitches, 4.0 innings with 3 hits and no runs.

  7. kris sutter June 25, 2009 at 5:11 pm #


    Will you put BJ on your prospect watch?


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