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Farm Report: Zack Granite hits grand slam in Red Wings win

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 8th, 2017.

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Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 6, Columbus Clippers 2

It looked a little precarious for Red Wings SP Nik Turley early on, as he gave up two runs in the top of the first inning. Luckily, Turley settled down after that and went on to pitch four more scoreless innings while striking out seven.

Turley’s outing was good enough for the win thanks to ample run support, led by CF Zack Granite, who pulled a Brian Dozier by hitting a grand slam in the 4th inning. It was also a good day for C Mitch Garver, who went 3-for-4.

RP Luke Bard also made his first Triple-A appearance, pitching two scoreless innings. Not bad.

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Double-A: Jackson Generals 3, Chattanooga Lookouts 0

Despite a fairly strong start by SP Felix Jorge, who lasted 7.2 innings and only gave up two earned runs (and one unearned), the Red Wings batters weren’t able to provide any run support. And not everyone had a poop day at the plate—LF Edgar Corcino went 3-for-4 with a double, and the hot 1B Jonathan Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double.

Poop game.

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High-A: Palm Beach Cardinals 6, Ft. Myers Miracle 0

Speaking of poop games, we come to this one. SP Brady Anderson couldn’t hold it together for the Miracle, surrendering four runs over 6.0 innings, including a two run home run to Cardinals 1B Chris Chinea. RP Keaton Steele came in to pitch the final 2.0 innings of the game, and didn’t do much better, giving up two more earned runs.

The Miracle batters managed all of four hits in the game. All singles.


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Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 3, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 1

3B Trey Cabbage hit a two-run home run to help carry the Kernels over the Timber Rattlers in this one. He was the offensive star of the game, going 2-for-3 with the aforementioned dinger. No other Kernel managed more than one hit.

The Kernels were obviously helped on the mound. SP Bryan Sammons pitched 5.0 scoreless innings, striking out an impressive eight batters. The only Timber Rattler run in the game came off RP Max Cordy, who only lasted one out.

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Rookie League: Bluefield Blue Jays 7, Elizabethton Twins 5 (Game 1)

Doubleheader! The baby Twins lost the first game, unfortunately. DH Rainis Silva was the most impressive batter for the baby Twins, going 2-for-2 with a walk. CF Akil Baddoo hit the only extra-base hit for the Twins—a double—but it was also his only hit in the game.

SP Melvi Acosta did not do so hot, lasting only 2.0 innings and giving up all seven of the Blue Jays runs—even though only five of them were earned. Those runs came thanks to a throwing error by 3B Andrew Bechtold.

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Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins 12, Bluefield Blue Jays 3 (Game 2)

The baby Twins got the last laugh in this double header! Even though the Blue Jays struck first, and were leading 2-0 going into the third inning, they proverbially pooped the bed sheets.

Best part? The Twins didn’t even hit and home runs and they scored that much in the shortened 7.0 inning game. LF Matt Albanese went 4-for-4 with two doubles, while DH Rainis Silva impressed again, going 3-for-5 with one double and three RBI.

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