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Farm Report: Hurlbut glides along in style

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from July 22nd, 2017.

Black Tie And Boots Inaugural Ball
Ahead of their time.
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Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 4, Toledo Mud Hens 3

David Hurlbut threw his posterior off, going seven full and allowing only one run while walking nary a soul. Relievers Alex Wimmers and John Curtiss seem ready for the Twins, as each gave up a run. Rochester won anyway, thanks to 3B Leonardo Reginotto and RF Edgar Corcino. Who both sound like they should come from Sicily, but don’t; Reginotto is Brazilian, Corcino Dominican. It’s funny that people who think ‘Murica is falling due to the influx of Latinos like to reference the fall of Rome. Um. Latino. As in, speak languages derived from Latin. The language of ancient Rome. Well, haters gonna hate. Que sera, sera.

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Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 7, Mobile BayBears 0

Oddly, the only Lookout not to reach base in this game was RF LaMonte Wade. It happens. 1B/DH Jonathan Rodriguez cracked his 14th homer of the year and knocked two hits in total, joining 2B Alex Perez.

40-man guy Fernando Romero was very prospect-y. He didn’t give up any runs (see score, above), struck out six BayBears in five frames, and walked three others. Randy LeBlanc added three more strikeouts in his two innings, and Raul Fernandez two Ks of his own. That’s a total of 11. Not bad, young fellers.

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High-A: Tampa Bay Yankees 3, Ft. Myers Miracle 2

Maybe Doug Mientkiewicz reads Twinkie Town? SkolTroll last week proposed having two guys each half-start a game, and that looks to have been the Miracle’s plan Saturday. David Fischer was effectively wild in his starting two innings, striking out and walking four. Then came in Batman Bond Keaton Steele, recording nine outs without a run. The unfortunate goat was 26-year-old RHP Alex Muren, who surrendered the final two Yankee scores. Muren and I share a birthday, and it is not a fortuitous one.

Incidentally Yankee pitcher Jose Mesa is, indeed, Son Of Jose Mesa.

Hitting? Let’s talk hitting. Tiptop shortstop Jermaine Palacios had two of them thar hits, raising his average to .340. C Kevin Garcia, another two. 1B/C Mitchell Kranson, the same. Kranson is from Danville, CA, and if he goes back there, he’ll waste another year. High draft pick Brent Rooker went 0-4.

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Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 12, Lansing Lugnuts 4

The Angry Corn continue their punishment of all things Michigan, probably as map buffs offended by just how strange that state’s boundaries are. C Ben Rortvedt and fiber-rich LF Trey Cabbage each stroked dongs. Starter Griffin Jax had 6.2 sloppy-but-effective innings, and is not the official breakfast cereal of Harry Potter. Crime dog Patrick McGuff finished things off with a perfect four outs, three on Ks.

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Rookie League: Bluefield Blue Jays 4, Elizabethton Twins 1

Not the best night for home fans, although the bats of RF Shane Carrier and SS Jose Miranda refused to remain silent. C Robert Molina added a double. (I know, you’re thinking Molina, catcher, but he isn’t from that fine family; he’s Venezuelan.) Rough start for 20-year old Edwar Colina. He gave up all four Bluefield runs. Even though only two were earned (the Baby Twins had five errors in all), one of those unearned runs came when Colina airmailed a pickoff attempt. Hmm, what jokes can we make about his name? (Not his bad day, he’s too young to poke fun at for that.) E. Colina? I got nuthin’.

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