On Sunday afternoon, the Twins last the series finale to the Cubs by a score of 8-2. However, the Twins won yet another series. They will have another day off on Monday before hosting the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers this coming week. Francisco Liriano started on Sunday for the Twins and gave up four runs on four hits in 5.2 innings. He walked three and struck out six. Trevor Plouffe raised his average to .217 with a 2-4 day. Jamey Carroll was also 2-4. He hit a double and is now hitting .245 on the season. Ryan Dempster won for just the second time this season despite a 2.31 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.
Here is a look at the Twins minor league scores and highlights from Sunday:
ROCHESTER 1, INDIANAPOLIS 8
Cole De Vries returned to the Red Wings and it’s fair to say that his first start didn’t go so well. De Vries lasted just two innings and gave up six runs on six hits. He walked none and struck out two. Carlos Gutierrez came in and gave up no runs in 2.2 innings. He gave up three hits, walked none and struck out three. Deolis Guerra came in and gave up two runs on two hits in two innings. He walked none and struck out … two. Tyler Robertson gave up one hit and walked none in 1.1 scoreless innings.
Danny Valencia led the offense. He went 2-3 with a walk, his sixth doubled and first triple. Michael Hollimon went 2-4. JR Towles hit his tenth double.
NEW BRITAIN 6, ERIE 0
BJ Hermsen continued his mastery of the Eastern League with another strong start on Sunday against Erie. He threw seven shutout innings. He allowed five hits, walked one and struck out five. He improved to 4-2 with a 2.59 ERA. Luis Perdomo picked up his second save with two scoreless innings. He walked one and struckout one.
Evan Bigley led the offense. He went 3-5 with his 12th
double and seventh home run. Chris Colabello went 2-4 with his 14th
doubles. James Beresford was 2-5. Deibinson Romero hit his ninth home run, a three-run blast that gave the Rock Cats the final run differential.
FT. MYERS 8, PALM BEACH 5
Jairo Perez celebrated his 24th
birthday on Sunday with a 2-5 game in which he hit his fourth home run. He drove in three runs on the game. Michael Gonzales went 2-4 with his fifth homer and two RBI. Danny Santana was 2-5. Lance Ray hit his seventh home run.
Madison Boer took a step back on Sunday and yet, he won for the second straight game. In five innings, he gave up five runs (4 earned) on nine hits and three walks. He struck out two. Nelvin Fuentes threw a perfect sixth frame. Matt Hauser gave up a hit and two walks over two innings, but no runs. Dan Sattler recorded his first save in the organization. He gave up one hit and recorded one strikeout in the 9th
BELOIT 2, WISCONSIN 5 (10 Innings)
It was another tough loss for the Snappers against the Timber Rattlers on Sunday. Wisconsin’s shortstop Yadiel Rivera hit a three-run walk-off homer in the 10th
David Hurlbut gave up two runs on nine hits and a walk in five innings during his first start of the season. He struck out two. Tim Atherton came in. He walked three but gave up no runs in 1.1 innings. Michael Tonkin came in and struck out three over 2.2 scoreless innings. Clinton Dempster came in and didn’t get an out in the 10th
, allowing the three runs (2 of them earned).
Jonathan Goncalves went 3-4. AJ Pettersen went 2-5. Drew Leachman hit his fourth double. Matt Koch drove in the two runs.
Players of the Day for Sunday, June 10, 2012
Hitter of the Day – Evan Bigley
Pitcher of the Day – BJ Hermsen
A Look Ahead – Monday, June 11, 2012 Schedule
Rochester @ Indianapolis – LHP Matt Maloney
New Britain – No Game Scheduled
Ft. Myers @ Palm Beach – RHP Marty Popham
Beloit @ Wisconsin – LHP Jason Wheeler
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