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Farm Report: Tyler Wells strikes out eleven for Kernels

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from April 20th, 2017.

U.S. Farm Earnings Drop 14.6 Percent In Third Quarter AFter A Decline In Output Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Triple-A: Gwinnett Braves 3, Rochester Red Wings 0

SP Nick Tepesch gave it the good ol’ college try for the Red Wings yesterday, giving up only one unearned run on seven hits and one walk over five innings. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough, because the Red Wings lineup only mustered FOUR hits the entire game against the Braves. Two of those hits were by 3B Tommy Field, who also stole two bases.

The Braves were also able to blow it open with two more runs off RP D.J. Baxendale in the bottom of the eighth inning.

At least RP J.T. Chargois had a good day, pitching 1.2 scoreless and hit-less innings, walking only one and striking out two. Chargois has yet to give up a run in Triple-A this year.

[Box Score]

Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 3, Biloxi Shuckers 0

Hip hip Jorge! SP Felix Jorge got the win yesterday, pitching six shutout innings for the Lookouts. He gave up six hits and walked three. It was his longest outing of the year so far.

The Lookouts scored the first run of the game when 1B Dan Rohlfing launched a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning. 2B Engelb Vielma hit an RBI single the next innings, and C Jose Gonzalez added the third run of the game an inning after that with an RBI double.

RP Nick Burdi pitched two scoreless and hit-less innings, walking two and striking out one. RP Mason Melotakis got the save, pitching a scoreless and hit-less ninth.

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High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 8, Florida Fire Frogs 3

Another bashing of the Fire Frogs! Though it wasn’t quite the ten runs from the day before, eight is still pretty good, don’t you think?

There were no home runs for the Miracle in this game, but they hit a bunch of doubles. SS Sean Miller, C Brian Navarreto, LF Casey Scoggins, and DH Zander Wiel all got in on the doubles action. In fact, Navarreto hit two doubles in the game.

Wiel also hit a triple in the bottom of the second inning to start a two-out rally that led to two runs. (lots of twos going on here...)

SP David Fischer started for the Miracle and did great, giving up only one run over six innings. He also struck out seven!

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Low-A: Kane County Cougars 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 3

At least the Kernels didn’t give up fifteen runs this time... but they still lost, in heartbreaking fashion, as the Cougars rallied to score three runs in the ninth off RP Colton Davis.

It’s a pity, because SP Tyler Wells had a great start for the Kernels, striking out ELEVEN batters, including the first six he faced. He only gave up two runs on six hits over his seven innings pitched, which is pretty damn good, but alas...

The Kernels’ stand-out at the palte was SS Jermaine Palacios, who went 3-for-4 with a triple, a double, and two runs scored. Palacios is now hitting .388 through twelve games in Low-A.

[Box Score]

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