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Farm Report: Slegers ascends pecking order with 10 K’s

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from September 1st, 2017.

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Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings 6, Pawtucket Red Sox 4

Aaron Slegers, who has started a game for the Twins this season and is on the 40-man roster, seemed to make his case for a September callup with his ten-strikeout performance.

Slegers, apparently, did not believe this was accurate. “They should never use me,” he told reporter Mayduhp Kwoht. “I allowed a three-run homer. I hate myself for the shame, and I wish you would stop looking at me.” He then began smacking himself in the head with a batting donut, and was given a hypodermic sedative.

Rochester didn’t have much trouble overcoming that homer, as a two-run Byungho Park Bang and, later, bases-loaded double by 3B Matt Hague would give them the lead for good.

Slegers’s bullpen teammate and fellow ex-Twin Dietrich Enns faced five hitters, three of whom whiffed and one who went yard. Said Enns, “I think Aaron deserves another shot, but if he doesn’t want to go, I know where the Rochester airport is.”

[Box Score]

Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 3, Montgomery Biscuits 2 (11th Inning)

LF Edgar Corcino came through with a two-out RBI to walk-off the Lookouts. It was his third hit of the night, after SS Nick Gordon kept the game alive with his third hit. Starter Dereck (son of Pudge) Rodriguez rebounded most excellently from his last poor start, giving up two runs on a walk and two hits while fanning seven in 6 IP.

Chattanooga has clinched a playoff spot. Their regular season ends September 10th.

[Box Score]

High-A: Jupiter Hammerheads 1, Ft. Myers Miracle 0

Hard-luck loss for LHP Anthony Marzi. In his first game at high-A, the Berlin (Connecticut) native allowed just six baserunners in his six innings, while whiffing five Hammerheads. His relief, fellow lefty Sam Clay, would pitch two scoreless frames and strikeout three more guys.

Just not enough offense from the Miracle. 1B Zander Wiel and SS Sean Miller both had mutli-hit games, while LF Joe “Hume” Cronin added a single, but everybody else went 0-fer. OF masher Brent Rooker had the night off.

[Box Scores]

Low-A: Burlington Bees 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 4

Not a lot of hitting here either, only six total knocks for the Mean Corn. However, two of those hits were 2-run dongs by RF Jimmy “Tonya” Kerrigan. It wasn’t enough, as LHP Charlie Barnes gave up exactly one more run than Kerrigan could knock in. RHP Hector Lujan pitched two perfect innings in the losing effort, all while having a team photo that looks like Guy With His Brother’s ID Trying To Smile At Bar Doorman.

[Box Score]

Rookie League: Off

Their playoffs begin today, with the Baby Twins facing the Baby Astros in Greeneville, TN.

[No Box Score because No Game but it makes life easier for writing tomorrow’s if I leave the brackets here anyhoo]

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