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The Twins are playing in San Francisco as I type this… I thought I would post a quick blog entry on each of the Twins minor league affiliates for Tuesday. Please feel free to ask any questions, or comment on anything.
By the way… this is fun!
|Top 1st: Minnesota|
|– B. Revere singled to shallow left|
|– A. Casilla doubled to left, B. Revere to third|
|– J. Mauer singled to shortstop, B. Revere scored, A. Casilla to third|
|– M. Cuddyer doubled to left, A. Casilla scored, J. Mauer to third|
|– D. Young singled to shallow center, J. Mauer scored, M. Cuddyer to third|
|– D. Valencia doubled to shallow left center, M. Cuddyer scored, D. Young to third|
|– L. Hughes singled to left, D. Young and D. Valencia scored|
|– T. Nishioka doubled to deep center, L. Hughes to third|
|– C. Pavano struck out swinging|
|– B. Revere doubled to shallow left, L. Hughes and T. Nishioka scored|
|– G. Mota relieved M. Bumgarner|
|– A. Casilla safe at first on third baseman P. Sandoval’s fielding error, B. Revere to third|
|– J. Mauer lined into double play second to first, A. Casilla out at second|
|8 runs, 9 hits, 1 errors|
Minnesota 8, San Francisco 0
Rochester Red Wings
Aaron Bates doubles in Brian Dinkelman to give the Red Wings a 5-4 win over Charlotte in the bottom of the 10th tonight. Trevor Plouffe went 4-5 with his seventh double and ninth home run. Jeff Bailey went 3-4 with his 12th double. Scott Diamond started and gave up four runs (3 earned) on 10 hits and a walk in 5.2 innings. He struck out five. Kyle Waldrop got all four batters he faced out. Joe Nathan worked a scoreless inning, allowing just a bloop single. Anthony Slama struck out the side in the 9th and struck out two more in the 10th to improve to 3-1.
New Britain Rock Cats
The Rock Cats got another terrific start from Liam Hendriks. The right-hander improved to 7-2 and dropped his ERA to 2.81. He gave up two runs (1 earned) on eight hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out six. Tony Davis came in and gave up two hits and a walk. Deolis Guerra came in and gave up a walk but held the lead recording three outs. Tyler Robertson gave up one run on three hits in the 9th, but still recorded his eighth save. Brian Dozier was back in the lineup and he went 2-4. Yangervis Solarte went 2-4 with his 17th and 18th doubles. The big hit came off the bat of Deibinson Romero, a three-run homer.
Ft. Myers Miracle
The Miracle are finishing out the first half, and in this game, they fell 5-0 to Palm Beach. Jhon Garcia made his first Miracle start and gave up four runs on four hits and two walks in 3.2 innings. Edgar Ibarra got the next four outs without more damage. Shooter Hunt gave up one run on two hits and a walk in his inning. Ricky Bowen and Matt Tone each struck out two in a scoreless inning. Aaron Hicks’ hot streak continues. He was 1-2 with three walks and his 16th double. Reggie Williams went 2-4 with a walk and his second double.
The Snappers were on day two of their All-Star break. Well, except for three of their players. Danny Ortiz started in left field and batted third. He went 0-5. Michael Gonzales started at 1B and batted sixth. He went 1-2. Adrian Salcedo gave up two runs (1 earned) on two hits in 0.2 innings.
The E-Twins started their season tonight, but they didn’t have a win or a loss to show for it. Instead, they had a lightning delay and when they returned, they had a rain delay, so they will complete the game tomorrow morning. It will begin in the 10th inning with the score tied at five a piece. Todd Van Steensel got the starting nod for the E-Twins in their opener. He exhibited some nerves in the first inning when he gave up three runs on two home runs. But he settled down. In five innings, he gave up just the three runs on just the two hits. He walked two and struck out eight. Bart Carter struck out the side in the 6th inning. He then gave up two runs (1 earned) on two hits in the 7th. In great news, Matt Bashore struck out one in a perfect inning. Garrett Jewell started the 9th and gave up a hit when there was the first delay. When play resumed, Steven Evans came in and finished the top of the 9th. Niko Goodrum was the offensive hero. He got the E-Twins on the board with his first home run of the year. He later singled in the game-tying run. Miguel Sano and Nick Lockwood each went 2-5 with a stolen base. Rory Rhodes was 2-4 with a double. Kennys Vargas hit a big two-run homer as well.
The GCL Twins improved to 2-0 with a 4-0 win over the GCL Orioles. Angel Mata started and gave up just two hits and two walks in four scoreless innings. Matthew Tomshaw came in and struck out two in two scoreless innings. Cole Johnson threw two scoreless innings. Marcus Limon struck out all three batters he faced in the 9th. Aderlin Mejia went 2-3 with a walk. Candido Pimentel was 2-5. Jorge Polanco was 2-5 with a double. Wander Guillen was 0-1 but had two walks.
Any other thoughts or questions on the Twins minor leaguers? Feel free to comment here.