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Farm Report: Five-run inning propels Miracle victory

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 29th, 2017.

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Triple-A: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 8, Rochester Red Wings 1

Another loss to the RailRiders...

SP Hector Santiago actually made a rehab start in this one, and no, he was not responsible for the lopsided score. Sanitago merely gave up one run on one hit and two walks over his 2.2 innings of work.

The one mostly responsible for the score was RP Chris Heston, who gave up six freakin’ runs and only got two outs. In Heston’s defense, however, one of the runs was unearned. All the other earned runs came on two homes runs—a two-run dinger to 3B Miguel Andujar and a three-run dong to C Wilkin Castillo.

As for the Red Wings hitters, they hit no dongs. Only 1B Matt Hague had more than one hit, in fact. He went 2-for-4 with a walk.

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Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 3, Jackson Generals 1

1B Jonathan Rodriguez hit a two-run blast in the 4th inning yesterday to put the Lookouts in front and help lead them to victory. 3B T.J. White added some insurance in the top of the 9th inning, driving in DH LaMonte Wade on an RBI double. Impressively, it was White’s third double of the game!

Lookouts SP Randy LeBlanc had an impressive day on the mound, pitching 7.1 innings and allowing only one unearned run thanks to a fielding error by White. RP Gabriel Moya pitched the final 1.2 scoreless innings and earned the save—his 24th of the year.

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High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 5, St. Lucie Mets 3

The Miracle scored all five of their runs in blowout 5th inning to win this one. CF Jaylin Davis and C Kevin Garcia led off the inning with back-to-back singles, and Davis then scored on a sac bunt by RF Nelson Molina that was fielded like crap by Mets 3B Nick Sergakis. 2B Sean Miller hit a sac fly to score Garcia, and then LF Brent Rooker reached on a fielding error by Mets SS J. C. Rodriguez that scored Molina. DH Mitchell Kranson then doubled to score Rooker, and 1B Zander Wiel singled to score Kranson.

So that’s five runs, but only two of them were earned. Way to go, Mets!

SP Sean Poppen was on the mound for the Miracle, and did fine, going 5.0 innings with only three earned runs. He only walked on guy, though, which is nice.

RP Sam Clay pitched 2.0 scoreless and hit-less innings in relief to lower his ERA to 1.43 on the year.

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Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels off

No game for the Fightin’ Tommy Watkins yesterday.

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Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins 6, Kingsport Mets 3

Ha, another win over the Mets! The baby Twins were able to come from behind, hitting home runs in the top of the 8th and 9th innings to earn the win. In fact, all six of the baby Twins runs came on homers. 1B J.J. Robinson got it started with a two-run shot in the 4th inning. 2B Jose Miranda later followed up with a solo-shot in the 8th to tie the game, and SS Wander Javier hit a three-run dong in the 9th to put the Twins firmly in the lead.

Starting for the Twins was SP Randy Dobnak, who surrendered only a solo home to Mets CF Anthony Dirocie. The home run was only one of two hits Dobnak gave up, and he didn’t walk anyone either. Impressive.

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