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Farm Report: Kernels advance to Western Division Championship Series

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from September 7th, 2017.

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Triple-A: Rochester Red Wings off

The Red Wings just missed the playoffs, so their season is over.

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Double-A: Montgomery Biscuits 3, Chattanooga Lookouts 2

Game Two of the Southern League North Division Championship Series didn’t go as well for the Lookouts as Game One. Lookouts SP Dereck Rodriguez, son of Pudge, gave up two runs to the Biscuits in the top of the first inning, putting the team in an early hole.

However, the Lookouts battled back. 1B Jonathan Rodriguez led off the bottom of the 2nd inning with a single, and scored on double by RF Max Murphy to make the game 2-1. The game then turned into a surprise pitching duel, with D-Rod lasting 7.0 innings, giving up no runs after the original two, and Biscuits SP Anthony Misiewicz nearly matching him. Misiewicz, however, eventually ran out of gas, allowing a solo dinger to 3B T.J. White in the 7th inning to tie the game.

The tie didn’t last long, unfortunately. Lookouts RP Cody Stashak came in to pitch the next inning and promptly gave up a home run to Biscuits CF Nathan Lukes. Rats.

The best-of-five series is now tied, 1-1.

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High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle off

The Ft. Myers Miracle’s season ended when they lost in the playoffs on a walk-off hit by pitch.

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Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 7, Kane County Cougars 3

The Kernels swept the Cougars in their best-of-three series by decisively winning their second game in a row. A huge 4th inning was key to this one, as the Kernels scored six freakin’ runs off Cougers SP Sam McWilliams. A three-run dinger by Trey Cabbage accounted for half the damage there. RBI singles by 1B Lewin Diaz and RF Jimmy Kerrigan did the rest of the damage.

The Kernels added on the seventh run in the top of the 8th inning just to add insult to injury, or something.

Kernels SP Clark Beeker was brilliant, lasting 7.0 innings and only giving up two earned runs (the third run was unearned thanks to a bad throw by SS Jordan Gore). RP Colton Davis and RP Hector Lujan were able to put together 2.0 scoreless innings to finish the game.

The Kernels now move on to the Western Division Championship Series, where they will play a best-of-three series against either Peoria Chiefs or Quad Cities RiverBandits.

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Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins 12, Pulaski Yankees 1

The baby Twins played the first game of the Appalachian League Championship Series against the Pulaski Yankees yesterday, and they WON, to say the least. The team just kept on piling up the runs, knocking out 16 hits and piling up the runs.

The biggest hits of the night were a three-run homer by LF Mark Contreras in the 2nd inning, an a two-run dinger by 3B T.J. Dixon in the 6th. SS Gorge Munoz also had a monster game, going 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and three RBI.

Twins SP Nick Brown was strong on the mound, giving up only the one run on five hits and three walks over 6.0 innings. RP Ryley Widell pitched 2.0 scoreless innings with five strikeouts, and RP Jose Martinez pitched a scoreless 9th.

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