Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 7, Indianapolis Indians 1
The Twins jumped all over the Indians in this one, scoring two runs in the top of the first and another run in the top of the second. 1B Kennys Vargas hit not one, but TWO home runs, one of them being a three-runner. LF Mitch Garver and 2B Niko Goodrum also smashed dingers.
All the run support was welcomed by SP Dillon Gee, though he apparently didn’t need it yesterday, since the veteran pitcher actually had a pretty good outing. Though he gave up one early run in the first inning, he went on to pitch five more scoreless innings, and he didn’t give up a single walk either. He struck out seven.
Double-A: Birmingham Barons 3, Chattanooga Lookouts 1
1B Jonathan Rodriguez hit an RBI single to give the Lookouts an earl 1-0 lead in the first inning, but that ended up being the only run they scored in the game, and it wasn’t enough.
On the mound for the Lookouts was SP Kohl Stewart, who did fairly well, giving up only one earned run on five hits and four walks over 5.0 innings. He was tagged with one unearned run, though, thanks to a passed ball by C Carlos Paulino.
High-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers 5, Ft. Myers Miracle 2
Miracle SP Sean Poppen has been poppin’ on the mound lately, but he was not poppin’ yesterday. The Flying Tigers hit him up for five runs in the bottom of the 4th inning and never looked back. At least Poppen only walked one guy over 5.0 innings?
It’s actually a bit of a Miracle that the Miracle even got the two runs that they did, so the offense only mustered three hits in the whole game. Yuck.
Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels at Peoria Chiefs [POSTPONED]
Rained too much.
[No Box Score]
Rookie League: Pulaski Yankees 1, Elizabethton Twins 0
A pitching duel in Rookie Ball? Who would have thunk it! Baby Twins SP Nick Brown was pretty impressive over his 6.0 innings of work, but he made one mistake—giving up a solo home run to Yankees RF Steven Sensley in the fourth inning. That was enough for the loss.
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