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Farm Report: Rain-outs and shutouts dominate minor league Opening Day

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A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from April 6th, 2017.

Stormy Weather Continues To Batter Britain
It was a wet one.
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Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings at Syracuse Chiefs

Yesterday’s season opener was rained out. Today’s game (Friday)? Also rained out! Terrible. Why didn’t they put a roof over any of these parks?

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Double-A: Mobile BayBears 2, Chattanooga Lookouts 0

Though SP Kohl Stewart had a good Opening Day outing, giving up only one unearned run on three hits and three walks over 6.0 innings, it wasn’t enough for a Lookouts win. It was, however, encouraging to see RP Mason Melotakis—who was sidelined all spring with injury—come out an throw a scoreless inning of work. He gave up a hit and struck-out two.

As you may have gathered from the score, the Fightin’ Mauers (Jake Mauer is the new Lookouts manager for this year) didn’t have a great night at the plate. In fact, the team only mustered three hits total—two by RF Edgar Corcino, and one by DH Travis Harrison. They were all singles.

Top prospect SS Nick Gordon went 0-for-4 with one strikeout hitting lead-off. in his Double A debut.

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High-A: Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Ft. Myers Miracle 0

Bad news? SP Dereck Rodriguez, son of Pudge, made his High-A debut yesterday and it... could have gone better. He lasted only 4.1 innings and gave up all four of the runs scored in the game.

Good news? RP Randy Rosario game in to relieve Rodriguez in the fifth inning, and he looked pretty good! Threw a perfect 1.2 innings. No strikeouts, though,

Alas. Like their Double-A cousins, the Miracle were unable to score a single run, which is sort of important for winning. There were at least some extra base hits: 2B Luis Arraez hit a triple—his only hit in the game—while CF Sean Miller and Alex Perez both doubled.

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Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels at Beloit Snappers

Yet another rain out.

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