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Farm Report: Miracle wins by scoring seven runs on no hits

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A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 13th, 2016.

Bird Flu Outbreak Threatens Iowa's Chicken Farm Industry Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at Rochester Red Wings POSTPONED

Rain, rain go away, come back another day....

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AA: Birmingham Barons 3, Chattanooga Lookouts 1

The Lookouts got the first run on the board in the top of the 1st inning, but their lead was very short lived. The Barons’ DH Brett Lawrie, on rehab assignment, scored to tie the game back up in the bottom of the inning, and the Barons took the lead later with two more runs inn the 5th. Lookouts SP Kohl Stewart was responsible for all three runs.

The Lookouts’ only run in the first was thanks mostly to a triple by LF Ryan Walker. Walker was batting second in the lineup when he hit it, and scored on a passed ball by the Barons.

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High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 7, Charlotte Stone Crabs 1

So this is weird: The Miracle trounced the Crabs, scoring seven runs, but none of them came on a hit. CF Tanner English walked to lead off the game, stole second, got to third on a ground out, and scored the Miracle’s first run on a passed ball. Also in the 1st inning, 1B Chris Ball got on base thanks to an error, reached third on a pair of wild pitches, and scored on a sac fly by 2B Tanner Witt.

The Miracle scored their third run in the bottom of the 3rd inning on a bases loaded walk to SS Alex Perez.

The Miracle’s final four runs all game in the bottom of the 6th inning. Perez struck out to start the inning, but then C A.J. Murray walked. And RF Daniel Kihle walked. And Tanner English walked. And 3B Christian Ibarra walked. 1B Trey Vavra? Walked. 3B Joe Maloney? Well, he struck out, but some wild pitches in there allowed English and Ibarra to score.

Also interesting: This was Dereck Rodriguez’s, son of Pudge’s, first start for the Miracle. He went 6.2 innings and struck-out seven batters. Safe to say he’s getting more luck in Florida than he did in Iowa.

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Low A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 6, Kane County Cougars 1

The Kernels scored late and heavy to take this one from the Cougars. With the game tied 1-1 going into the 7th inning, the Kernels scored three runs then and then two more in the top of the 9th for a decisive 6-1 victory.

The Kernels didn’t have any extra-base hits in the game, but they did have 10 singles. 3B Sean Miller was an offensive stand-out, going 3-for-4 with two RBI. 2B Luis Arraez also did well, as he usually does, going 3-for-5 with two RBI as well. Arraez is now hitting .343 on the year in the Midwest League.

SP Lachlan Wells was stellar for the Kernels. Wells gave up four hits and two walks in his 6 innings of work, and also struck-out five. The Cougars only run was unearned, thanks to a fielding error by Arraez.

Nobody’s perfect.

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Rookie: Bluefield Blue Jays 9, Elizabethton Twins 6

The baby Twins scored first in this affair, but alas, that is not what decides the overall winner. Despite slapping out 13 hits to the baby Blue Jays’ 10, the Twins did not come out on top.

This could be due to the five errors committed by the Twins defense. 2B Manuel Guzman and SP Jose Martinez committed two apiece. Twins 2016 first round draft pick RF Alex Kirilloff added his own fielding error later on.

For what it’s worth, however, Kirilloff hit a two-out home run in the 3rd inning.

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