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Farm Report: Nick Gordon has five hits in Lookouts win

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A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 14th, 2017.

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Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings off

Scheduled off day yesterday.

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Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 9, Birmingham Barons 0

This is what I’m talking about! Top prospect SS Nick Gordon had a marvelous game yesterday, going 5-for-6 and ending up only a home run short of the cycle. 1B Jonathan Rodriguez only went 1-for-5, but that one hit was a two-run home run and he hit an RBI ground out in the game too.

I mean, all around, the Lookouts had 19 hits, which is pretty darn good.

Speaking of pretty darn good—the pitching. SP D.J. Baxendaleand and RP Yohan Pino both threw 3.0 scoreless innings in the game. RP Glen Perkins, on rehab assignment, also had a scoreless 1.0 inning of work, which is excellent news. Heck, so did RP Gabriel Moya, the guy we got for John Ryan Murphy.

Good game.

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High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 5

This was a back-and-fourth game that the Miracle luckily won by scoring two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning. PH Mitchell Kranson did the honors, hitting a walk-off, pinch-hit single.

DH Brent Rooker—who was named the Florida State League player of the week—had an impressively patient game. Though he went 0-for-1, he walked three times and scored once. There was only one other Miracle walk ion the game, which was by SS Jermaine Palacios.

SP Lewis Thorpe had an alright start, going 6.0 innings and giving up two runs. More surprisingly, strike out king RP Andrew Vasquez, who has a 1.57 ERA this year and is pretty solid, gave up three runs and only struck out one guy over 2.0 innings of relief.

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Low-A: Burlington Bees 2, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1

Kernels SP Tyler Beardsley lasted 5.0 innings yesterday, but he gave up two earned runs and that was enough for the loss. The Kernels batters didn’t really do anything, mustering only four hits.

SS Royce Lewis got two of those four hits. He did also make a fielding error, though.

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Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins 8, Johnson City Cardinals 5

Pretty strong day for the baby Twins hitters, though they didn’t quite manage 12 runs like they did yesterday. RF Matt Albanese went 2-for-3 with a home run and two walks. SS Wander Javier also had a strong day, going 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.

The Twins pitchers pretty much split this one down the middle. SP Nick Brown didn’t have the greatest start ever, giving up four earned runs over 4.1 innings, but that’s okay. RP Jared Finkel came in and pitched the other 4.2 innings of the game, giving up only one unearned run (missed catch by 1B J.J. Robinson). Good times.

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