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Here are the scores and highlights from the Twins minor league system from Thursday:
Rochester Red Wings
Erik Hacker put together a quality start and the Red Wings topped Louisville 7-3. Hacker went six innings and gave up three runs on six hits and a walk. Jeff Manship then struck out three in two scoreless innings. Dusty Hughes gave up no runs in the 9th. Brian Dinkelman went 2-5 with his 21st and 22nd doubles. Jeff Bailey went 2-3 with his fifth triple. Toby Gardenhire went 2-4 with his 12th double.
New Britain Rock Cats
Rock Cats lost to Bowie 3-2. Matt Schuld had a terrific rebound start after really getting hit hard in his previous outing. He gave up one run on four hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out four. Bruce Pugh gave up two runs on two hits and a walk in three innings. He struck out four. Chris Parmelee went 2-3 with a walk, his 11th home runs and the two RBI. Joe Benson went 2-4 with his tenth steal. Deibinson Romero went 2-4. Mark Dolenc was 2-3.
Ft. Myers Miracle
The Miracle fell 12-2 to Tampa. Pat Dean started and gave up six runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings. He walked two, hit two and struck out seven. Clinton Dempster gave up three runs on four hits and a walk and a hit batter in 2.1 innings. Matthew Tomshaw joined the Miracle from the GCL and he gave up three runs (2 earned) on three hits in two innings. Anderson Hidalgo went 2-3 with a walk. Oswaldo Arcia knocked his third homer. Angel Morales and Dan Rohlfing each doubles. It was the Miracle’s eighth straight loss.
The Snappers beat Burlington 4-1. Manuel Soliman threw six shutout innings. He gave up two hits, walked three and struck out three. Michael Tonkin then gave up a run on three hits in two innings. Michael Gonzalez recorded his tenth save with a scoreless ninth. Adam Bryant went 2-2 with a walk and his ninth double. Derek McCallum was 2-4 with his eighth double. Lance Ray was 2-4 with his eighth stolen base. Reggie Williams added an RBI double.
The E-Twins lost 8-1 to Danville. Todd Van Steensel gave up seven runs on six hits and two walks in 2.2 innings. Cesar Ciurcina then gave up an unearned run on two hits and a walk in 3.1 innings. Garrett Jewell threw a scoreless inning, and Nick Alloway threw two scoreless innings in relief. Eddie Rosario went 3-4 and notched his 11th home run. He also threw out a runner at 2B. Tyler Koelling added a double.
Angel Mata just continues to dominate GCL hitters. In this game, he went three innings and gave up just one hit. Mark Trau and Tyler Herr each threw two scoreless innings. Nathan Fawbush threw three one-hit innings for the win. The GCL Twins won 1-0 in the tenth inning on a Jacob Younis single. Michael Quesada went 2-4 with his seventh double and second triple. The team had just five hits.
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