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Farm Report: Dan Rohlfing hits grand slam in Lookouts loss

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from May 8th, 2017.

A Farmer Helps His Ewes Give Birth As Lambing Season Begins
“Back from school! I hope you tried to be just like everyone else and didn’t think for yourself, dear!”
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Triple-A: Lehigh Valley IronPigs 9, Rochester Red Wings 0

Um, yeah... not exactly the greatest game yesterday for SP Aaron Slegers or the Red Wings defense. Slegers only lasted four innings and gave up five earned runs, including a home run to 3B Ty Kelly and two doubles. Later in the game with RP Jason Wheeler on the mound, a throwing error by SS Niko Goodrum led to three unearned runs. All around, just sort of a messy game.

There were some bright spots, like, uhhhh... recently promoted RP Nik Turley pitching a scoreless inning in relief, and RP Alan Busenitz doing the same. In fact, Busenitz’s inning was perfect.

As for the offense, they did absolutely nothing. Five singles and one walk. Seriously—that’s it.

[Box Score]

Double-A: Montgomery Biscuits 9, Chattanooga Lookouts 4

C Dan Rohlfing may have hit a grand slam yesterday, but it wasn’t the Biscuits who got burned in the end.

The problem was both the pitching and the defense. Top prospect RP Fernando Romero started the game for the Lookouts, but wasn’t looking in top prospect form, giving up seven runs on nine hits over 5.2 innings. Of course, only five of those runs were actually earned thanks to a fielding error by SS Nick Gordon and a fielding error by 3B Ryan Walker.

But hey—how about that LF LaMonte Wade? Dude remained super hot yesterday, going 2-for-2 with a double and two walks.

Also note: RP Mason Melotakis pitched one inning, struck out three, and still has yet to give up a run this year at Double-A.

[Box Score]

High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 5, Palm Beach Cardinals 2

A four-run sixth inning, highlighted by a RBI triple hit by RF Rafael P Valera, was the difference maker for the Miracle yesterday. Valera’s triple was the only extra-base hit for the Miracle in the game, and no Miracle batters got more than one hit, but somehow the boys got it done (piranha ball, a hit by pitch, and an error).

Perhaps that was thanks to an okay start by SP Cody Stashak, but an even more impressive job by the bullpen. Stashak only made it five innings and gave up two earned runs, but RP Brady Anderson was able to come in and throw three scoreless inning to earn the official win. RP Nick Anderson got the save, throwing a scoreless ninth.

[Box Score]

Low-A: Dayton Dragons 4, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1

The hot-hitting SS Jermaine Palacios hit a solo home run for the Kernels yesterday, but that’s all the offense could muster. No joke—it was one of only two hits in the game for the Kernels, with the other being a single by LF Christian Cavaness.

SP Eduardo Del Rosario started the game, and was pretty meh, giving up four earned runs over 3.2 innings. He struck out five, though.

[Box Score]

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