Friday on the Farm

31 Jul

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As the Twins and Angels are now into extra innings, I figured I’d get a quick blog posted on the Twins minor league system from tonight. There were some very impressive performances.


Friday – Hitter of the Day – Drew Thopmson, Beloit Snappers

Friday – Pitcher of the Day – Tom Stuifbergen, Elizabethton Twins


Friday –Rochester 4, Gwinnett 2 – Kevin Mulvey fought control the first few innings of this game. Through three innings, he had thrown 62 pitches. Just 30 of them were strikes. But he still managed to go six innings. He gave up two runs on four hits and four walks. He struck out nine and got credit for the Win. Juan Morillo threw two shutout innings, striking out three. Rob Delaney pitched a scoreless ninth to record his fifth save. Justin Huber had two doubles in four at bats. Jason Pridie went 2-5 with his 19th double. Jose Morales was 2-4 with a walk, and Trevor Plouffe went 2-5.   


Friday – New Britain, Bowie – Postponed by Rain.   


Friday – Ft. Myers 6, Clearwater 1 Michael Tarsi improved to 3-1 with five innings. He gave up only an unearned run on four hits and two walks. Matt Williams and Henry Arias each threw two scoreless innings. Chris Parmelee, Rene Leveret and Estarlin de los Santos each went 2-5. Parmelee hit his 19th double and Leveret hit his 14th double.    


Friday – Beloit 3, Ft. Wayne 2 Bobby Lanigan had a great start. The righty went 8.1 innings and gave up two runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out ten. Billy Bullock got the final two outs after giving up a hit and a walk for his first save. Drew Thompson went 2-5 with his first homer of the year and his second stolen base. Danny Rams went 2-3 with a walk. Ozzie Lewis was 2-4 with his 15th double and fourth stolen base. Nathan Hanson went 2-4 with his 16th double.    


Friday – Elizabethton 2, Burlington 1 – After having games postponed each of the past three days, the E-Twins were finally back on the field. Tom Stuifbergen took the mound and dominated. He gave up only an unearned run over eight innings to improve to 4-0. He gave up three hits, walked none and struck out seven. Tony Davis got his third save with two strikeouts in the ninth. Brian Dozier went 3-4. Derek McCallum went 2-4 with his eighth walk.


Friday – GCL Twins 2, GCL Red Sox 1 Jairo Perez led the offense again. He went 2-4 with his third stolen base. Kennys Vargas went 2-3 with a walk and his sixth double. Blayne Weller had another strong outing. He went five shutout innings. He gave up five hits, walked one and struck out three. Raynard Doran gave up a run in his inning. Edison Alvarez, Kelvin Mota and Zach See each threw a scoreless inning See struck out two and recorded his first save.     

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2 Responses to “Friday on the Farm”

  1. brad July 31, 2009 at 10:58 pm #

    Thanks for helping out the bullpen Mr Smith! Tonight was a fricking JOKE, Crain s/be sent back down or released as he just doesn’t have it anymore.

  2. TT July 31, 2009 at 11:45 pm #

    Valencia is now 3 for 32 during his recent slump. At this point, perhaps its time to admit he may not be ready to play in the big leagues next spring. At least, not until he comes out of the slump.

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