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Farm Report: There’s a AAA pitcher named Dillon Gee, I didn’t know this

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from July 15th, 2017.

Bob Dylan Mural Painted In Minneapolis
“The only thing I knew how to do was to keep on keeping on.”
Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 4, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 1

Listen as the wind blows, because SP Dillon Gee (no, I didn’t spell “Dylan” wrong, his parents did) was terrific, throwing seven shutout innings. Mason Melotakis didn’t have his best day in relief, but Drew Rucinski killed it. Rucinski went to the AAA All-Star game. You know what? We’re not all superstars with magic genetic awesomeness. Not everyone’s named Mauer. Sometimes we’re named “Rucinski,” and we try pretty damn hard, and we deserve a little love for our efforts, too. Good on you, Drew.

On the offense side, ByungHo Park had three singles, and each time he reached first, told himself, “I am in Lehigh Valley right now and life is full of strangeness.”

[Box Score]

Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 7, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0

Very fun night for the home fans. The Lookouts got single runs in three of the first four innings, then plated four in the seventh, which is usually when booze sales are cut off. Absolutely perfect. 1B/DH Jonathan Rodriguez was the batting hero, with three hits, including a stroked dong. Dereck (son of Pudge) Rodriguez didn’t allow any runs in his three innings, although he did amass 77 pitches, so it’s back to the bat’leth holodeck practice for you, Dereck.

[Box Score]

High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 4, St. Lucie Cardinals 3

SP Cody Stashak, whose name is close enough to “Neshek” for me to love him immediately, had six strikeouts in his six innings. Sure, he also allowed three runs, but he’s from Jersey, and when it comes to not letting adversity get you down, I wouldn’t ever count out anybody from Jersey. You don’t give up in Jersey. Like you don’t say “please” or “thank you” in California. These are regional things.

Lotsa hits here for a four-run game. 3B/IF Brandon Lopez, SS Jermaine Palacios, and 2B/IF Sean Miller each had three apiece. None were dingers. Doug Mientkiewicz is training those fellows well.

[Box Score]

Low-A: South Bend Cubs 1, Cedar Rapids Kernels 0

Tough loss for Kernels SP/symbiont Griffin Jax, who did a remarkable impression of humanoid Ervin Santana, giving up only one first-inning run and lasting seven full despite only two strikeouts. He was replaced by Logan Lombana from Long Beach, who Likes Legos and Loves Licking Lollipops.

Bats? Nope. Somehow, Mean Corn 2B Travis Blankenhorn got a stolen base, despite having no hits or walks, and the Cubs having no errors. I mean, I COULD look up how. As could you. But isn’t it better to let it stay a little box score-bizarreness mystery? The box scores tell the whole truth, that’s the way they were designed.

[Box Score]

Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins 9, Greenville Astros 6

We’re gonna win, baby Twins, we’re gonna score! After a 4-0 deficit given up by rather dully named SP Nick Brown, Elizabethton rallied for four in the final frame. No dingers here either, as these boys have their eyes set upon reaching High-A. Where Doug is ever-watching, ever vigilant. LF Shane Carrier and LF Brent Rooker had two hits apiece. Is that pretty good? Definitely! Am I out of jokes? Yup.

[Box Score]


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