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Farm Report: Caleb Hamilton catches and pitches for the Kernels

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from April 19th, 2017.

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Triple-A: Gwinnett Braves 7, Rochester Red Wings 6

The Red Wings scored four runs in the last two innings of this game only to blow it all in the bottom of the ninth. Thanks a lot, RP Alex Wimmers.

SP Jose Berrios started the game and gave up four runs (three earned) over five innings. He had five strikeouts, though, and that was good.

Also good? LF Daniel Palka hit his fifth home run of the year, and the young catcher Mitch Garver hit his first.

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Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 3, Biloxi Shuckers 1 (Game One)

RF LaMonte Wade hit TWO homeruns and SS Nick Gordon went 3-for-4 and hit a triple AND a double. GOLY GEE WILIKERS!

Is this real life?

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Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 3, Biloxi Shuckers 1 (Game Two)

Now LF LaMonte Wade only went 1-for-0 in this game, but had two walks in honor of Joe Mauer’s birthday.

SP Nik Turley did pretty well and all, pitching five hit-less innings with three walks. Not perfect, but still pretty good.

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High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 10, Florida Fire Frogs 3

The Miracle scored a season-high ten runs and thirteen hits against the Florida Fire Frogs—which, yes, are a brand new team and that’s why they sound weird.

Anyway, 2B Alex Perez went 3-for-5 with and RBI and run scored and RF Daniel Kihle went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a RBI, and two runs scored. 3B Rafael P Valera went 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and a run scored.

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Low-A: Peoria Chiefs 15, Cedar Rapids Kernels 3

Umm... Yeah. This one wasn’t a pretty one for the Kernels.

The pitching imploded early, and the bullpen and defense were totally unable to stop the bleeding. SP Eduardo Del Rosario only lasted two innings, giving up five earned runs on eight hits and two walks. He was relieved by RP Hector Lujan, who was all over the place, with a wild pitch and a balk. He only gave up two unearned runs, but piss-poor defense added four more unearned runs onto his line, so by the end of the fourth inning the Chiefs already had eleven runs.

RP Max Cordy pitched two innings and RP Alex Robinson pitched one inning after that, and each gave up another two runs.

Only one Kernel pitcher had a scoreless outing in the game, and that was C/RP Caleb Hamilton. Hamilton is actually a position player and started the game at catcher.

(For the record, Hamilton actually did pretty well pitching. He didn’t give up any hits, but did walk a guy. He struck-out two.)

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