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Farm Report: Jermaine Palacios stays hot for the Kernels

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from April 26th, 2017.

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Triple-A: Gwinnett Braves 3, Rochester Red Wings 2

The Red Wings tried to battle back from a 3-0 deficit, but fell just a run too short. SP David Hurlbut did his part, even though two of the three Braves runs were earned by him (the other was unearned thanks to a passed ball by C John Ryan Murphy). Hurlbut lasted 6.1 innings though, and now has a 1.04 ERA in Triple-A this season.

Though the passed ball was crappy, Murphy did have a good day at the plate. He went 2-for-4 and hit two doubles and driving in one. The only other Red Wing batter with more than one hit in the game was SS Ehire Adrianza, who is on rehab assignment. He went 2-for-5 with an RBI overall in his first Triple-A start.

The good news is the bullpen was great in this game. RP Drew Rucinski pitched 1.2 perfect innings with two strikeouts, while RP Alex Wimmers pitcher a perfect inning with one strikeout.

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Double-A: Tennessee Smokies 8, Chattanooga Lookouts 4

Here’s a fun fact about this loss: it was the third by the Lookouts in under 24 hours. Guess playing a day game after paying a late-afternoon doubleheader (not to mention a doubleheader the day before too) takes a toll...

The Smokies pretty much teed off SP Felix Jorge, who gave up six runs on ten hits in his five innings of work. Two of those hits were home runs, both by Smokies 3B Jason Vosler. In fact, Vosler had three home runs in the game, accounting for six of the Somkies runs.

The Lookouts had a home run too—a two-run shot by 1B Jonathan Rodriguez—but it was their only extra-base hit of the game. LF Travis Harrison was also impressive, though, going 2-for-2 with two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Oh, and bullpen alert! RP Mason Melotakis with a perfect innings, and RP Nick Burdi gave up only one hit while striking out two in his scoreless inning. Both pitchers have yet to give up a run this year in Double-A.

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High-A: Bradenton Marauders 16, Ft. Myers Miracle 2

Uhhhh... Not the greatest day for Miracle pitching. SP Cody Stashak gave up seven runs (five earned) over five innings before RP Michael Theofanopoulos came in and gave up six runs (all earned) in 0.2 innings. RP Brady Anderson came in and gave up another three runs.

The winner here for the Miracle was RP Jonny Drozd. He came in and pitched the last inning, and gave up no runs—unlike all the other Miracle pitchers.

The Miracle got four hits total in the game, which is badand I refuse to give them anymore air time than this.

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Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 6, Burlington Bees 1

Top prospect SP Tyler Wells does it again! This time he went seven innings and gave up only one run on five hits and a walk. He struck out seven. Wells, if you’re keeping track, not has a 1.88 ERA on the year.

SS Jermaine Palacios continues to be hot at the plate, hitting a three-run triple to help spark a five run second inning. Also hot in the game? 1B Lewin Diaz, who went 3-for-4 with a double; 3B Mitchell Kranson, who went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run; and DH Travis Blankenhorn, who went 1-for-2 with two walks (lazy).

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