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Farm Report: Blankenhorn, Wiel impressive in one Kernels’ win

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 16th, 2016.

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AAA: Buffalo Bison 3, Rochester Red Wings 0

Red Wings SP Nick Greenwood had a spectacular start, giving up one two earned runs over seven innings, but alas. Bison SP Chris Leroux didn’t give up any runs in his 6.2 innings, so he’s the winner.

The Red Wings got five hits total in the game, one of them for extra bases. That extra-base hit? A double by DH Daniel Palka. LF Adam Brett Walker also had two of those hits (and two strike-outs).

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AA: Chattanooga Lookouts off

Off day for the Lookouts.

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High A: Ft. Myers Miracle 1, St. Lucie Mets 0 (Game 1)

This was a game postponed from August 8th. It was tied 0-0 going into the bottom of the 8th (and double headers in the minors are only supposed to last 7 innings). Miracle RF Joe Maloney knocked in the game winning run.

Also interesting about the resumption of this game: RF Yoenis Cespedes played as part of his rehab assignment.

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High A: St. Lucie Mets 8, Ft. Myers Miracle 6 (Game 2)

This one didn’t turn out so great for the Miracle. SP Randy LeBlanc gave up eight runs before being yanked after 3 innings, and the Miracle never climbed out of that hole.

The Miracle did get five earned runs off Mets SP Chris Flexen in his 6.2 innings of work, but that dude also struck-out eight Miracle batters. LeBlanc only struck out one; and, you know, the whole giving up more runs thing.

On the offensive side, Miracle 3B Christian Ibarra hit a two-run home run. RF Joe Maloney kept his day lit, hitting a solo-home run of his own.

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Low A: Peoria Chiefs 10, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1 (Game 1)

Kernels SP Sam Gibbons blew up in this one, giving up eight runs in his 4.2 innings of work. Only seven of the runs were earned thanks to a fielding error by 1B Zander Wiel.

RP Max Cordy pitched the other sad 1.1 innings of this game for the Kernels, and then they just ended it.

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Low A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 7, Peoria Chiefs 2 (Game 2)

The Kernels got the best of the Chiefs in the second game of the evening. 3B Travis Blankenhorn hit a two-run home run and went 2-for-4 overall with three RBI and a run scored. 1B Zander Wiel made up for his error in the earlier game, going 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a triple, three RBI, and two runs scored.


SP Brady Anderson started for the Kernels. He went 6 innings with one earned run on four hits and one walk.

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Rookie: Johnson City Cardinals 14, Elizabethton Twins 7

This game was actually tied 4-4 after the 4th inning, but then the baby Cardinals went on to score ten unanswered runs and make this a run-away. Most of these runs came off SP Ryan Mason, who gave up seven in the first 4 innings. RP Quin Grogan and RP Austin Tribby then both pitched 2 innings, giving up five runs apiece. Five.

1B Lewin Diaz did hit a three-run home run.

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