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Farm Report: Felix Jorge pitches six shutout innings in Triple-A debut

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 23rd, 2017.

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Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 5, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 4 (RESUMED GAME)

This was the game 1B ByungHo Park tied up single-handedly on Tuesday with his RBI single and three-run home run. The two teams resumed it yesterday, and the Red Wings won! 3B Leonardo Reginatto drove in the go-ahead run on an RBI single in the bottom of the 8th inning. Just in the nick of time!

RP Drew Rucinski came in to “start” the resumed game, and amazingly pitched 3.1 scoreless innings. RP Buddy Boshers got an out without giving up a run, and then RP Alex Wimmers pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win. Good job, guys!

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Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 1, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 0

After finishing yesterday’s resumed game, the Red Wings beat the RailRiders yet again! Not only did they beat them, they won on a freaking walk-off home run by 3B Leonardo Reginatto in the bottom of the shortened-game’s 7th inning.

SP Felix Jorge started the game for the Red Wings, making his Triple-A debut. He obviously did awesome! He gave up no runs on five his and one walk over 6.0 impressive innings. He also struck out seven batters.

Old friend RP Michael Tonkin pitched the 7th and final inning of the shortened game, giving up no runs on no hits and no walks. Damn. Tonkin has actually been doing pretty great in Triple-A, where he has a 1.93 ERA over 37.1 innings.

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Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 7, Mississippi Braves 2

RF Max Murphy hit a two-run double to score the first runs of the game yesterday in the bottom of the 1st inning, and then scored himself on a RBI double by RF T.J. White, and the Lookouts basically never looked back. It was an especially impressive game for White, who went 3-for-3 with the aforementioned double and a walk.

SP D.J. Baxendale started the game for the Lookouts and went 4.0 innings, giving up one run. The bullpen came in for the rest of the game and did a pretty good job—especially RP Gabriel Moya, who came over in the John Ryan Murphy trade. Moya pitched a scoreless 9th inning and now has a 0.84 ERA in the southern league.

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High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 6, Clearwater Threshers 4

SP Sean Poppen got to throw 19 pitches in this game to complete 0.2 innings before it was suspended because of rain. Yay minor-league weather guys!

Luckily, it worked out for the Miracle, who were able to score enough runs off the Threshers bullpen after the hour and thirty-eight minute delay. LF Zander Wiel hit a home run—his 12th of the year—while 1B Brent Rooker hit an RBI double.

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Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 5, Kane County Cougars 3

The Kernels managed to win this one in a wild 10-inning game! They scored three runs in the top of the 10th, and although the Cougars got one back in the bottom of that inning, Kernels RP Cal Becker came in and was able to shut them down.

Though 2B Travis Blankenhorn only went 1-for-5 at the plate, his one hit was a solo home run, which was the biggest hit of the game in terms of that bases.

Also, a very interesting detail here: Although top prospect SS Royce Lewis went 0-for-4, he hit a sacrifice fly and walked in a run, so her had two RBI.

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Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins 10, Bristol Pirates 2

1B J.J. Robinson, CF Akil Baddoo, and SS Wander Javier all hit home runs AND doubles yesterday as the baby Twins beat up on the baby Pirates. In fact, Javier went an impressive 4-for-5 in the game overall, though he also committed a throwing error—his freakin’ FOURTEENTH of the year.

SP Randy Dobnak had a great start for the Twins, giving up only one run on seven hits and two walks over 6.0 innings.

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