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Farm Report: Gonsalves dominates AA hitters once again

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A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 17th, 2016.

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AAA: Buffalo Bison 4, Rochester Red Wings 3

RF Daniel Palka and LF Adam Brett Walker both homered in the same game for the second time in three days, but unlike Monday’s game, the Red Wings couldn’t pull out the win.

That was due mostly to recently DFA’d SP Andrew Albers. After his brief stint in the majors, Albers was back starting with the Red Wings. The Bison teed-off on Albers, tagging him for eleven hits and four earned runs in yesterday’s game. SS Wilfredo Tovar made a poor throw that allowed one of the runs, apparently, but it was not ruled an official error.

RP Jake Reed made his second AAA appearance in the game, relieving Albers after 6 innings. Reed pitched 1.1 perfect innings with two strikeouts to preserve his 0.00 ERA.

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AA: Chattanooga Lookouts 6, Montgomery Biscuits 3

SP Stephen Gonsalves continues to be dominant, pitching 6 shut-out, no-hit innings with nine (!) strikeouts to burn the buns off the Biscuits. Gonsalves only “allowed” two runners, both on walks. A third unner was “allowed”, but only thanks to a throwing error by 3B Niko Goodrum.

The Lookouts got on the board earlier and often, scoring twice in the bottom of the 1st inning itself. The lineup managed six runs off eleven hits in the game, including four extra-base hits—all doubles—hit by DH Ryan Walker, Goodrum, 1B T.J. White, and RF Edgar Corcino.

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High A: St. Lucie Mets 6, Ft. Myers Miracle 3

CF Tanner English had a hell of a game, hitting a home run and a two-RBI a triple, but the Miracle still lost. RF Daniel Kihle was the only other Miracle players with more than one hit, going 2-for-3 on the night.

SP Miles Nordgren started the game for the Miracle and lasted 5.2 innings. He gave up four earned runs, but there were two unearned runs in addition to those. So thanks a lot for the errors, SS Sean Miller and 1B Trey Vavra.

Frankly, this game wasn’t even really fair considering both LF Yoenis Cespedes and SS Asdrubal Cabrera, on rehab assignment, led the way for St. Lucie.

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Low A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 4, Peoria Chiefs 1

Kernels 2B Luis Arraez and C Kevin Garcia had the Kernels’ only RBIs for the night, with one apiece, as the team capitalized on a brutal error by Chiefs 2B Josh Swirchak and a couple wild pitches by SP Dailyn Martinez.

Meanwhile, SP Eduardo Del Rosario was stellar for the Kernels. Rosario gave up only four hits and one walk in 6 shutout innings of work. He also struck-out six.

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Rookie: Elizabethton Twins off

Even Rookies get off days.

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