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    The Minnesota Twins had the day off. So did the Cedar Rapids Kernels and the Ft. Myers Miracle. New Britain and Rochester’s games were affected by weather, nothing new during this season. So, today’s Minor League Report may not be long, but hey, there is still baseball to write about so we’re going to do just that.

    There have been several transactions throughout the organization in the past week. On Wednesday, it was Drew Leachman who was promoted from Cedar Rapids to Ft. Myers. He started for the Kernels on Opening Night, but he jarred his left shoulder on a stolen base that night and didn’t play for two weeks. He went 9-21 in five games since his return, including seven hits in back-to-back games.

    Rochester Red Wings 6, Syracuse Chiefs 5 (Suspended – 11th)

    Box Score

    This game went to the 11th inning. Evan Bigley singled to lead off the inning. It was followed by a walk to Eric Fryer. Doug Bernier bunted the runners up a base. After Ray Olmedo was intentionally walked, Chris Herrmann came through with an RBI single to give the Red Wings a lead. At that point, the Chiefs went to change the pitcher and just then game was suspended due to rain. It will be completed on Thursday before the two teams will play their regularly scheduled nine inning game.

    Andrew Albers started for the Red Wings. The Canadian left-hander gave up five runs on nine hits (including 2 home runs) and two walks in six innings. He struck out six. Tyler Roberson came on and threw three shutout innings. He gave up just two hits, walked two and struck out four. Tim Wood pitched a scoreless tenth inning. So, who will come in for the save opportunity in the bottom of the 11th?

    Chris Herrmann photo by Brace Hemmelgarn

    Herrmann led the offense on this night. He went 4-6 with three RBI and his second stolen base. Chris Colabello went 2-4 with a walk. Evan Bigley was 2-4 with his first AAA homer of the year. Doug Bernier went 2-4. Ray Olmedo was 1-2 with a walk and his second double. A Joe Benson double tied the game at five.

    Game 1 - New Britain Rock Cats 5, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 0

    Box Score

    Trevor May put together his best start of the season for the Rock Cats. The hard-throwing righty threw all seven innings and did not give up a run. He gave up three hits, walked three and struck out four.

    Antoan Richardson went 3-4. Mark Sobolewski returned to the Eastern League and went 2-4 with his first double. Reynaldo Rodriguez went 1-3 with a triple. Jhon Goncalves hit his first AA home run.

    Game 2 - New Britain Rock Cats 0, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3

    Box Score

    Lefty Pat Dean was good on this night, but not good enough, as his offense did nothing to support him. Dean went six innings in this second game of a doubleheader, scheduled for only seven innings. He gave up three runs on seven hits. He walked none and struck out three.
    Jhon Goncalves had a triple and was hit by a pitch. Jason Christian had the only other Rock Cats hit, a single.

    Alex Meyer will take the mound for the Rock Cats on Thursday when they play at 9:35 A.M.(!) central time.

    Ft. Myers Miracle – No Game Scheduled


    Cedar Rapids Kernels – No Game Scheduled



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    This article was originally published in blog: Wednesday Minor League Report started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. TRex's Avatar
      TRex -
      :tongue in cheek:

      I knew Joe Mauer's hitting prowess was over-rated...

      While we made a big deal of him getting 4 hits in back-to-back games, someone who's truly gifted at baseball (Leachman) gets 7 hits in back-to-back games! Forget the promotion to high-A, can he catch in the big leagues?
    1. gil4's Avatar
      gil4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TRex View Post
      :tongue in cheek:

      I knew Joe Mauer's hitting prowess was over-rated...

      While we made a big deal of him getting 4 hits in back-to-back games, someone who's truly gifted at baseball (Leachman) gets 7 hits in back-to-back games! Forget the promotion to high-A, can he catch in the big leagues?
      If we can get someone to take Mauer and Doumit off our hands we can clear some room for him. I guess that would make Butera his back-up, but with an offensive force like that, who needs a back-up?

      (equally toungue-in-cheek)
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Ha! Ha! How about Leachman had seven hits over the course of two games? Something like that, maybe?
    1. gil4's Avatar
      gil4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      Ha! Ha! How about Leachman had seven hits over the course of two games? Something like that, maybe?
      We couldn't have nearly as much fun with that.
    1. greengoblinrulz's Avatar
      greengoblinrulz -
      nice to get Hermann goin for the inevitable 3rd C spot as Butera is getting ready to come back. Funny how I heard TR talkin about the draft & how they need to add Cs. 5 on the 40man with Leachman/Koch as hitters & Lehman/Rohlfing as defensive guys seems like its pretty deep to me.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Great report Seth. Thanks.
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