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Farm Report: Stephen Gonsalves gives up six runs in Triple-A loss

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A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 20th, 2017.

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Triple-A: Louisville Bats 13, Rochester Red Wings 6

Remember how everyone thought the Twins were going to call up SP Stephen Gonsalves to pitch Monday, but then they didn’t? He started this game instead—his third start in Triple-A—and it, uh, did not go well. Gonsalves struggled through 3.0 innings, allowing the Bats to bat around in the first inning, and giving up three home runs (two of them to LF Brandon Dixon). All in all, Gonsalves gave up six runs. Not pretty.

Even less pretty was RP Mason Melotakis, who relieved Gonsalves. Melotakis couldn’t even make it through a full inning, and gave up SEVEN runs, including yet ANOTHER home run to Dixon.

Luckily RP Luke Bard was able to come in and get 2.1 scoreless innings, and then, um, 3B Leonardo Reginatto pitched 2.0 scoreless innings? Reginatto is a position player—and he pitched better than Gonsalves!

Good news: 3B Niko Goodrum homered for the second day in a row and DH ByungHo Park hit a bang, his eleventh of the year.

[Box Score]

Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 11, Tennessee Smokies 6

The Lookouts managed to score eleven runs yesterday with only one extra-base hit—a double by C Brian Olson, making his Double-A debut. Luckily, the rest of the lineup managed to hit sixteen singles (seriously, everyone had a hit). 3B T.J. White had the most, going 3-for-5.

It was welcome run support for SP Lewis Thorpe, who was also making his Double-A debut. Overall Thorpe lasted 6.0 innings, but gave up four runs. He did strike out a pretty respectable seven batters, though, so not too bad.

RP Gabriel Moya got the save, pitching a scoreless 0.2 innings. He has a 0.85 ERA since coming over in the John Ryan Murphy trade.

[Box Score]

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

A sad bunch of errors was the Miracle’s undoing in this one. The team committed a season-high four errors as a whole, making two of the Yankees’ three runs unearned. Tough beans for Miracle SP Brady Anderson, who lasted 5.0 innings and would have gotten the win.

The errors were committed by: LF Zander Wiel; C Mitchell Kranson; and two by 2B Brandon Lopez. I bet Doug Mientkiewicz was pissed.

Wiel did hit another home run, though. He has eleven on the year.

[Box Score]

Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 12, Beloit Snappers 2

The Kernels got twelve runs on 23 freaking hits as they stomped the snappers yesterday. DH Shane Carrier and 3B Joe Cronin both homered and RF Jimmy Kerrigan has just a home run away from the cycle. The team also hit five doubles.

Top Twins prospect SS Royce Lewis went 4-for-6 and scored two runs.

Kernels SP Tyler Beardsley had a good day too, lasting 6.0 innings and giving up only one run. He struck out four.

[Box Score]

Rookie League: Johnson City Cardinals 8, Elizabethton Twins 2

SS Wander Javier hit two doubles yesterday, but he also comitted two errors, one of which led to an unearned run for RP Melvi Acosta. Acosta gave up a grand slam to Cardinals 2B Irving Lopez, though, so maybe he deserved that.

[Box Score]


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