Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 5, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 2
This game was delayed two and a half hours to start, but once it did get going, SP Hector Santiago made another rather impressive start. Our injured Twins friend gave up only one run on five hits and a walk over 5.2 innings. He also struck out nine batters in the process.
On the offensive side, RF Daniel Palka shined again, hitting a home run for the second game in a row. This time it was a big ol’ three-run dinger in the bottom of the 3rd inning that got the scoring started.
It was also a good day at the plate for CF J.B. Shuck, who went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. DH ByungHo Park also continues his stronger efforts as of late, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. He has a seven-game hitting streak going and has brought his BA up to .266 on the year, which is especially nice considering how he had originally been struggling after coming back from his hamstring injury earlier this year.
RP John Curtiss got the save, throwing 1.2 scoreless innings. He gave up only one hit and two walks, but did not strike out any batters.
Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Montgomery Biscuits 0
SP Felix Jorge had an absolutely magnificent start, going 7.2 scoreless innings. He gave up only four hits and two walks, and struck out five. RP Nick Anderson pitched the final 1.1 innings of the game perfectly.
3B Ryan Walker was a hero at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Also impressive was the hot 1B Jonathan Rodriguez, who went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.
High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 4, Jupiter Hammerheads 3
Miracle LF Nelson Molina was the hero in this one, hitting a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to seal the win for the Miracle. It was also the only extra-base hit in the game for the Miracle.
So TECHNICALLY SP Glen Perkins started the game, but it was really just to make sure he got in his rehab inning against fresh, strong hitters. And good news: Perkins was perk-fect in his 1.0 innings of work, even getting one strike out. He is reportedly moving on to do more rehab work with the Double-A Lookouts next.
After Perkins, the real sort of starter, RP Brady Anderson, came in and pitched 5.0 innings, giving up only one earned run on four hits and zero walks. He has a 4.20 ERA over 90.0 innings pitched in Ft. Myers this year.
Low-A: Kane County Cougars 9, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1
The newly acquired SP Tyler Watson, who the Twins got in the Brandon Kintzler trade, made his starting debut for the Kernels yesterday, and it could have gone better. Though he lasted 5.1 innings, he gave up four earned runs, including two home runs.
Young SS Jordan Gore—who the Twins picked in the 19th round of the 2017 MLB Draft—got the only extra-base hit for the Kenrels with a double in the 5th inning. Most of the batters left more to be desired, though. In fact, the Kernels’ only run came on a ground-out double play. Yuck.
Rookie League: Burlington Royals 4, Elizabethton Twins 1
Just a not very great game. Baby Twins SP Edwar Colina gave up three runs over 6.0 innings, which... eh? But the baby Twins bats could not get going. Though they got eight hits, they were all singles, and the only run they scored was unearned thanks to a throwing error by 3B Dennicher Carrasco.
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