2nd Place, for now…

29 Jun

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Another Twins loss, and the team has now fallen into second place. Third place is in sight!  

Here is a quick glance at what happened on Monday in the Twins minor league system:

SethSpeaks Monday Minor League Hitter of the Day – Jose Morales – Rochester Red Wings

SethSpeaks Monday Minor League Pitcher of the Day – Dakota Watts – Beloit Snappers

Red Wings Report   

Monday – Rochester 6, Scranton/Wilkes Barre 7 It was another rough start for Glen Perkins. The lefty gave up six runs on five hits and two walks in 5.1 innings. Rob Delaney gave up one run on one hit in 2.2 innings but took the loss. Jose Morales went 4-4 with his 10th double. Brendan Harris played 3B and went 2-3 with a walk. Jacque Jones went 2-5 with his 14th double and second home run.  

New Britain Notes

Monday – New Britain 2, Trenton 8 – Carlos Gutierrez started and gave up five runs (4 earned) on seven hits and three walks in three innings. He struck out none and threw three wild pitches. Cole DeVries threw three shutout innings giving up four hits and a walk. Tony Davis gave up a run on two hits in two innings. Matt Williams gave up two runs on two hits in his inning. The Rockcats bats managed just two hits. Ben Revere stole his 24th stolen base. Joe Benson hit his 10th AA home run (and 14th on the season).

Miracle Matters

Monday – Ft. Myers 4, Bradenton 14 – Because of rain the game was delayed for an hour and 40 minutes. Santos Arias got the start. He gave up nine runs (6 earned) on 10 hits and two walks in just 4.1 innings. Brad Tippett gave up four runs (2 earned) on five hits in two innings. Michael Tarsi gave up one run on six hits in 1.2 innings. Deibinson Romero went 2-4 with a walk and a triple. Angel Morales was 2-3 with a walk. Estarlin de Los Santos and Nate Hanson were each 2-5. Drew Thompson hit his second home run.  

Snappers Snippets

Monday – Beloit 5, Cedar Rapids 4 – Down 4-0, the Snappers scored four runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. The big hit in the inning was a three run home run by Michael Gonzales, his 9th of the year. Danny Rams singled in Wang-Wei Lin in the bottom of the ninth for the winning run. Anderson Hidalgo went 2-4 with his 18th double. Gonzales added his seventh double. And Rams was 2-3 with a walk. Michael Tonkin started and gave up four runs (3 earned) on eight hits and two walks in 5.1 innings. Dakota Watts struck out four in 2.2 shutout innings. Kane Holbrooks struck out three in a scoreless inning.  

E-Twins Talkers

Monday – Elizabethton 1, Danville 4 – Blayne Weller started and gave up one run on four hits in 3.1 innings. He struck out three. Lefty Clinton Dempster then gave up three unearned runs in 3.2 innings. He struck out four. Matt Hauser came in and struck out two in a scoreless inning. Andy Leer again led the offense. He went 2-4 with his second double.  

GCL Twins Topics

Monday – GCL Twins 4, GCL Orioles 3 – Clay Condrey made another rehab start. This time, he worked three innings. He gave up one run on two hits and a walk. He struck out one, got one fly out and seven ground outs. Cesar Ciurcina gave up just one hit over five shutout innings for the win. Matt Schuld gave up two runs on three hits in an inning. Eddie Rosario went 2-4 with two doubles. Kelvin Silvania hit his first home run.  

Any thoughts of the Twins or the minor league system? Feel free to leave your questions and comments here.

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3 Responses to “2nd Place, for now…”

  1. mike wants wins June 29, 2010 at 9:32 am #

    Well, it looks like their minor league pitchers are ready to join the MLB staff……

    Still looking for that guy that really stepped up this year.

  2. roger June 29, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    Seth, Was at the game last night. Liriano’s first couple innings were just plain ugly. His reaction on Jackson’s bunt later in the game was terrible, or should I say non reaction. I don’t know what the future holds, but Mr. Smith should probably forget about giving up the ship for Cliff Lee. One starter ain’t gonna fix this ship….they need to do it themselves…fix their problems and get the four non performers back on top their games.

  3. Rick June 29, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    How does Carlos Guttierez continue to be in most of the Top Ten prospects list that are out there? 1.47 Whip and only 52 K’s in 84 innings. There’s gotta be 15 players with a higher upside then this clown.

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