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Farm Report: Bengie Gonzalez and Zack Granite lead Red Wings comeback

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from May 11th, 2017.

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Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 3, Pawtucket Red Sox 2

2B Bengie Gonzalez and CF Zack Granite hit back-to-back RBI singles in the top of the ninth inning to lead the Red Wings to this stunning come-back victory. Both of those hitters went 2-for-4 overall in the game, and were the only batters in the lineup with multiple hits.

SP Adalberto Mejia started for the Red Wings and was impressive, giving up two earned runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings. He also struck out four.

The bullpen was pretty solid too. RP Alan Busenitz threw one scoreless inning, striking out all three batters he faced. New face RP Kevin Chapman faced one batter, gave up a hit, and was pulled. Returning face RP Drew Rucinski threw 1.1 perfect innings with one strike out.

DH ByungHo Park, in his second game since returning from injury, went 0-for-4—but no strike outs!

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Double-A: Montgomery Biscuits 7, Chattanooga Lookouts 1

Well this was a weird game. The Biscuits scored all seven of their runs in the second inning off Lookouts SP Matt Tracy, and obviously that’s all they needed for the win. Tracy, by the way, only lasted three innings total. RP Randy Rosario came in and pitched three more innings, but his were scoreless, and RP Nick Burdi pitched two perfect innings, brining his ERA down to 0.66 on the year.

The Lookout batters sucked ass at the plate. They only mustered three singles the whole game.

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High-A: Charlotte Stone Crabs 3, Ft. Myers Miracle 2

The Miracle jumped out to an early lead in this one when 3B Chris Paul hit and RBI single off Stone Crabs starter and once Brian Dozier trade bait SP Jose De Leonin the first inning—but alas, the lead was short lived. The Stone Crabs tagged Miracle SP Lachlan Wells for three runs in the bottom of the inning, and were able to hold on to that lead the rest of the way. Wells did stay in the game though, going 6 innings total and getting that quality start! IT just wasn’t good enough for an actual win, you know.

The offensive star for the Miracle was C Brian Navarreto, who went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI.

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Low-A: Bowling Green Hot Rods 10, Cedar Rapids Kernels 0

Great day for the Kernels! NOT!

Kernels SP Sean Poppen, RP Max Cordy, and some bad defense were responsible for this one. Though Poppen made it 6 innings, he gave up five runs—two of them unearned thanks to a throwing error by SS Jermaine Palacios. Cordy, though, did one better, also giving up five runs, except all of his were earned and they all came in the one inning!

At least RP Logan Lombana was able to pitch a scoreless eighth.

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