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Farm Report: Lookouts score six in the ninth in shocking comeback

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A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 17th, 2017.

Midwest Farmers Continue To Struggle Against Extended Drought Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Triple-A: Columbus Clippers 4, Rochester Red Wings 1

Aaron Slegers was supposed to start this game, but since he was called up to pitch in the Twins’ doubleheader (and did AWESOME), SP Drew Rucinski made the spot start instead. He... did not do awesome. Rucinski lasted only 2.1 innings and gave up two runs. RP Yohan Pino relieved Drew and didn’t do much better, also giving up two runs, but at least lasted 3.1 innings.

RP Mason Melotakis had a good outing though, pitching a scoreless 1.2 innings. He has a 1.77 ERA over 20.1 innings in Triple-A this year.

And hey! Guess who pitched against the Red Wings in this game? Our old friend, RP Craig Breslow . Didn’t even realize he’d been picked up by another team...

As for the Red Wings offense—it was not good. Their only run of the game came on a 2B Niko Goodrum sac fly in the fourth inning. As a whole, the Red Wings lineup only mustered six hits in the game.

[Box Score]

Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 12, Tennessee Smokies 11

Holy hell, talk about a comeback! The Lookouts managed to score six runs in the top of the 9th inning to take the lead, thanks largely to some sloppy baseball on the part of the Smokies. The inning included a wild pitch, an error, and a bases loaded walk by SS Nick Gordon, among other things. Hey, we’ll take it!

Speaking of sloppy baseball, the Lookouts pitching in this game. Yikes. SP Dereck Rodriguez, son of Pudge, started in place of Kohl Stewart, who was promoted to Triple-A to replace Aaron Slegers. Young Pudge did not do well, giving up four earned runs and lasting just 4.0 innings. Lucky for Rodriguez, RP Randy Rosario pulled a hold-my-beer and proceeded to give up six runs in just 1.1 innings. Yikes.

Oh, and LF Edgar Corcino hit a freaking grand slam, and it wasn’t even part of the six-run 9th inning.

Baseball is so weird sometimes.

[Box Score]

High-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers at Ft. Myers Miracle (CANCELLED)

The game was cancelled, not just postponed. Due to wet grounds, apparently.

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Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 8, Burlington Bees 0

CF Aaron Whitefield had himself a nice little game yesterday, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI. In fact, the Kernels were a bit double happy overall, as 1B Lewin Diaz, RF Shane Carrier, and C Caleb Hamilton all hit one too.

And the Kernels pitching was phenomenal, holding the Bees to only two hits total. SP Patrick McGuff lasted the first 4.0 innings of the game, giving up no hits, but walking two batters. RP Evan Sanders pitched the next 3.0 innings, and was responsible for both of the Bees hits. RP Colton Davis pitched the final 2.0 innings, which were perfect.

Uber prospect SS Royce Lewis did fine as well, going 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.

[Box Score]

Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins 11, Bristol Pirates 1

Man, a lot of runs yesterday! The baby Twins were right up there, bashing away for a total of 18 hits. SS Wander Javier hit a grand salami, which is nice, and 1B J.J. Robinson hit a dinger too, but his was only a small one (read: solo dinger).

LF Mark Contreras, meanwhile, went 4-for-5 with two doubles.

[Box Score]


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