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Farm Report: Nik Turley has wild loss in Triple-A debut

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A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from May 3rd, 2017.

Another reader-submitted photo! These look to be some baby pigs.
Nathan Pesta

Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 5, Buffalo Bisons 3 [Game 1]

A four-run second inning by the Red Wings was the real difference maker here. 1B Matt Hague led off the inning with a single, reached third on a double by DH Daniel Palka, and both scored on a single by C John Ryan Murphy. CF Quintin Berry followed up with a single, and 2B Bengie Gonzalez hit a two-run triple.

The fifth run of the game came on a solo-shot by Murphy later on in the 7th inning.

Whew.

Anyway, SP David Hurlbut started the game and gave up three runs (two earned) over five innings. He struck out two.

[Box Score]

Triple-A: Buffalo Bisons 4, Rochester Red Wings 1 [Game 2]

It was the first Triple-A start for SP Nik Turley, who’d been tearing up Double-A, and... it did not go well. Sure, three of the four runs Turley gave up were technically unearned thanks to fielding error by SS Bengie Gonzalez, but he was kinda all-over the place with two wild pitches, one of which allowed the first run to score. Turley only lasted three innings before being pulled.

Luckily, the bullpen was good. RP Raul Fernandez pitched a perfect 1.1 innings; RP Trevor Hildenberger a hit-less 1.1 innings (he did walk two); and RP Buddy Boshers—fresh back in Triple-A—pitched a perfect 0.1 innings.

SS Bengie Gonzalez was the only Red Wing with multiple hits in the game, going 2-for-3 and scoring on a error by the Bisons.

[Box Score]

Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 7, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4

A trio of home runs by RF Edgar Corcino, 2B Nick Gordon, and LF LaMonte Wade powered the Lookouts to a win over something called the Blue Wahoos yesterday. Corcino and Wade both went 3-for-4 overall in the game while Gordon went 2-for-5. No other Lookouts had multiple hits.

It was an alight start for SP Paul Clemens, though. He gave up four runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings. Most impressively, he struck out seven.

RP John Curtiss pitched a scoreless ninth inning and earned the save. He has yet ti give up a run this year.

[Box Score]

High-A: Daytona Tortugas 5, Ft. Myers Miracle 2

The Tortugas scored all five of their runs in the first inning off SP David Fischer, and that’s all they’d need for the win.

Despite the rough start, Fischer stayed in the game like a champ, pitching three more scoreless innings before finally being pulled. RP Brady Anderson pitched three scoreless innings or relief, and RP Anthony McIver pitche two.

DH Zander Wiel and 3B Shane Kennedy both hit doubles and scored in the game, and that would be about all the offensive excitement the Miracle could muster.

[Box Score]

Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 6, Lake County Captains 3

LF Christian Cavaness, C Ben Rortvedt, RF Shane Carrier all doubled as the Kernels steam-rolled the Captains 6-3 yesterday. Though no Kernel got more than one hit in the game, everyone in the lineup reached base at least one. The red-hot SS Jermaine Palacios was one of the ones who got a hit, extending his streak to fifteen games.

SP Tyler Beardsley did enough on the mound to get the job done, giving up only three runs on five hits one walk over seven innings. He also struck out seven.

RP Max Cordy pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his second save of the year.

[Box Score]


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