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Farm Report: Kernels give up six runs in the 9th in stunning loss

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 9th, 2016.

Midwest Farmers Continue To Struggle Against Extended Drought Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

AAA: Syracuse Chiefs 6, Rochester Red Wings 4

Red Wings SP Pat Dean went totally limp by the 3rd inning, giving up six singles in a row, which turned into six runs, and that’s all the Chiefs would need for the win. In fact, the Chiefs didn’t even have a single extra base hit in the game—it was all singles (and a sac-fly).

RP D.J. Baxendale, RP Ryan O'Rourke, and RP Pat Light combined to pitch the rest of the 5.2 scoreless innings for the Red Wings.

RF Daniel Palka got the scoring started with a home run in the 2nd inning. It was his sixth in Triple-A. The Wings managed to score three more runs in the later innings, but fell short of the Chiefs’ big six run 3rd.

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AA: Jacksonville Suns 3, Chattanooga Lookouts 0

The Suns blanked the Lookouts for the second day in a row, limiting Chattanooga to only five hits (all singles) in the game. It was tough beans for Lookouts SP Felix Jorge. Jorge had a strong start, giving up three earned runs on seven hits and one walk over 6.2 innings. He just didn’t have any run support.

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High A: St. Lucie Mets at Ft. Myers Miracle POSTPONED

They are busy building an ark in Ft. Myers as the game was rained out yet again.

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Low A: Peoria Chiefs 8, Cedar Rapids Kernels 6

The Kernels were up 5-2 going into the 9th inning of this game, where everything blew up. The Chiefs rallied to score six runs and defeat a stunned Kernels team. Quite disturbingly, half of the six runs were unearned thanks to a fielding error by LF Jaylin Davis. RP Andrew Vasquez also hit a batter in the inning and RP Max Cordy threw a pretty critical wild pitch. IT was sloppy all around.

Suck too, because SP Brady Anderson had a stellar start for the Kernels. Anderson pitched 6 innings, which would have been scoreless except for one unearned run thanks to more sloppy defense.

The Kernels weren’t completely dead at the plate. 1B Zander Wiel hit a two-run home in the run 1st inning, and 2B Luis Arraez had an RBI double in the 4th inning. It’s just not enough, however, when you can’t catch a ball.

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Rookie: Elizabethton Twins 6, Danville Braves 3

Meanwhile in rookie ball, unearned runs played in the Twins’ favor. Five of the Twins’ six runs in the game were unearned, thanks to a total of six errors committed by the baby Braves. Braves 3B Matt Gonzalez committed three of them alone.

SP Tyler Wells had a strong start, allowing two runs over 6 innings. RP Domenick Carlini pitched 3 strong innings as well, allowing only three hits and no earned runs. There was one unearned run, however, thanks to fielding error by 3B Trey Cabbage.

2B Caleb Hamilton had a throwing error somewhere in there too.

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