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Farm Report: Park homers in third game in a row

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from July 23rd, 2016.

The 2015 Mendip Ploughing Society Competition
A group of tractors is called a tracting.
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AAA: Rochester Red Wings 11, Syracuse Chiefs 0

What a romping! The Red Wings smashed 22 hits in this game, the biggest being yet another home run by DH Byung Ho Park. It was Park’s fifth home run in triple-A and his third in three games.

1B James Beresford went 5-for-6 with two runs scored. RF Daniel Palka went 3-for-6 with two doubles, three RBI, and a run scored. 2B Jorge Polanco also went 3-for-6, but with only one double, three RBI, and one run scored.

SP Jason Wheeler had a strong start. He pitched 6.2 shutout innings, giving up four hits and one walk. He struck-out six. RP Neil Ramirez made his Red Wings debut after being out-righted, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings.

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AA: Jackson Generals 2, Chattanooga Lookouts 1

The Generals scored two runs in the 3rd inning, and the Lookouts mounted a rally in the following inning—scoring one run and leaving the bases loaded—but weren’t able to pull it off.

C Mitch Garver and 1B D.J. Hicks hit back-to-back doubles to account for the only run of the game for the Lookouts.

SP Felix Jorge started for the Lookouts and was impressive. He gave up only those two runs on three totaly hits allowed over 7 innings. He walked two and struck-out three.

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High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 9, Clearwater Threshers 4

The Miracle finally snapped a five-game losing skid with a big win over the Threshers. SS Nick Gordon drove in four runs in the game, including three on a two-out home run in the 4th inning. DH T.J. White also had a strong day at the plate with a double and two RBI. CF LaMonte Wade had a double and an RBI.

SP Fernando Romero had a good start for the Miracle. Romero gave up three runs on four hits and one walk over 7 innings. He also struck-out an impressive eight batters.

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Low A: Dayton Dragons 6, Cedar Rapids Kernels 4

The Kernels gave up two unearned runs to the Dragons in the top of the 10th inning to piss this one away. With the bases loaded, Kernels 2B Sean Miller had a playable grounder hit to him, but botched the throw to allow the two winning runs to score.

Miller was a pinch hitter late in the 6th inning and ended up going 1-for-2 with a double at and RBI, so he wasn’t all bad. SS Nelson Molina was the only Kernel with more than one hit in the game, going 2-for-5 with a double.

SP Eduardo Del Rosario didn’t have a bad start. He allowed three runs on fours hits and two walks over 6 innings. He also struck-out six.

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Rookie: Elizabethton Twins 6, Johnson City Cardinals 5

Twins 2016 first round draft pick DH Alex Kirilloff hit a home run for the second day in a row. The two-run blast was part of a four-run 5th inning and the biggest hit of the game for the baby Twins. Kirilloff is not hitting .367 in the rookie league.

Top prospect 1B Lewin Diaz also had a strong game, going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

There were errors, though, as this is baby baseball. SS Brandon Lopez made a fielding error, 3B Ariel Montesino made a throwing error, and SP Sean Poppen also made a throwing error.

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