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Farm Report: Aaron Slegers strikes out ten in Red Wings win

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 27th, 2017.

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Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 4, Buffalo Bisons 3

SP Aaron Slegers had a wonderful start for the Red Wings yesterday, pitching 8.0 innings and giving up only three earned runs, which was enough for the win. Oh yeah, and he struck out TEN batters. Ten!

Also, a big reason for the win was a little-league home run by RF Daniel Palka that scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning. Seriously. Palka singled, but then a throwing error by Bison RP Chris Rowley allowed SS Engelb Vielma and Palka himself to score the tying and go-ahead runs. Ha!

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Double-A: Jackson Generals 3, Chattanooga Lookouts 0

A bit of a tough one for Lookouts SP Dereck Rodriguez, son of Pudge. Though he lasted a respectable 5.2 innings, he gave up three earned runs, including two home runs to LF Daniel Lockhart and CF Emilio Bonifacio.

Also, the Lookouts only managed two hits in the whole game.

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High-A: Charlotte Stone Crabs at Ft. Myers Miracle (POSTPONED)

There was supposed to be a doubleheader yesterday between the Stone Crabs and Miracle but, welp, it was still raining.

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Low-A: Quad Cities River Bandits 9, Cedar Rapids Kernels 6

At the end of the second inning the Kernels were leading this game 5-0. 2B Travis Blankenhorn hit an almost-lead off home run in the top of the 1st for the Kernels’ biggest hit of the day.

Unfortunately, things went downhill for the Kernels after the first two innings. Kernels SP Tyler Beardsley proceeded to blow up, giving up back-to-back home runs to C Chuckie Robinson and DH Abraham Toro-Hernandez in the third inning. Beardsley made it 4.1 innings overall, but gave up seven frickin’ earned runs. Ouch.

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Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins 8, Greeneville Astros 2

I like this score! The baby Twins got eight runs in this game and had only one extra base hit—a double by SS Gorge Munoz. All of the runs were earned too!

All of the Twins’ runs, anyway. They did give up one unearned run to the Astros on a bad throw by LF Mark Contreras. That run got tacked on to SP Nick Brown’s otherwise impressive line: one earned run over 6.0 innings. He has a 3.93 ERA in rookie ball this year.

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