• Twins Minor League Report (5/20): Sano Powers Miracle

    The Twins losing streak went to seven games with a tough loss in Atlanta. They’ll have to get over it quickly for a noon game (Eastern) on Wednesday. Twins Daily has learned that Chris Colabello will be attempting to join the Twins in time for the game.

    Virgil Vasquez made a spot start in place of the promoted Sam Deduno. Trevor May had one of the craziest line scores you’ll see. One Twins minor leaguer hit a homer for the third straight game on Tuesday, and it isn’t the same guy who homered twice on the day. Cedar Rapids had a well-deserved day off.

    Here is what happened in the Twins minor league system on Tuesday:

    Rochester Red Wings 2, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 9

    Box Score

    Virgil Vasquez had not pitched for about eight days. When Sam Deduno was summoned to pitch for the Twins, Vasquez made was called to make the start. He gave up five runs (all in the first inning) on seven hits in four innings. He walked three and struck out three. Dan Turpen came on and gave up four runs (1 earned) on five hits and a walk in 1.1 innings. Luis Perdomo got the next five batters out, three on strikeouts. Tyler Robertson gave up one hit in a scoreless inning.

    The Red Wings had just seven hits. The lone extra base hit was Joe Benson’s seventh double. He also drove in one of the two runs. Chris Colabello drove in the other.

    New Britain Rock Cats 9, Binghamton Mets 3

    Box Score

    When you see Trevor May’s pitching line, you might presume that I have flip-flopped the score. May worked five innings and gave up eight hits and walked five. Yet somehow, he gave up just two runs. He struck out six. He was relieved by Blake Martin who gave up two hits and two walks in two scoreless innings. He struck out… two. Bruce Pugh followed and he gave up a run on three hits and a walk in two innings.

    Danny Santana led the offense, going 3-5 with his eighth stolen base. James Beresford and Josmil Pinto were each 2-5. Dan Rohlfing was 2-3 with a walk. Reynaldo Rodriguez went 1-2 with two walks and his tenth double. Deibinson Romero homered for the third straight game. Jordan Parraz made his Rock Cats (and Twins organization) debut. He doubled in his first at bat.


    Game 1 - Ft. Myers Miracle 5, Lakeland Tigers 3

    Box Score

    In game one of this doubleheader, Miguel Sano had a(nother) big game. He went 2-3 with a walk, his 11th double and his 12th home run. He also stole his sixth base. Aderlin Mejia went 2-4 with his fourth steal. Jairo Rodriguez went 2-4. Kennys Vargas hit his eighth home run.

    Tom Stuifbergen started the first game. He went four innings and gave up three runs on six hits. He walked none and struck out two. Matt Hauser came on and gave up one hit, walked one and struck out one in two scoreless innings. Corey Williams recorded his eighth save with a one-hit scoreless inning.

    Game 2 - Ft. Myers Miracle 2, Lakeland Tigers 3

    Box Score

    Miguel Sano was back at it in Game 2. He had one of the four hits for the Miracle; the hit was his 13th home run. Angel Morales added his third homer. Levi Michael notched his eighth double.

    Kyle Davies started for the Miracle. He gave up three runs on six hits in three innings. He walked two and struck out three. Cole Johnson came on and threw three scoreless innings. He gave up four hits, walked one and struck out three.

    Cedar Rapids Kernels


    No Game Scheduled.


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    This article was originally published in blog: Twins Minor League Report (5/20): Sano Powers Miracle started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Kind of a busy night, Seth? Do you see any domino effect of promotions kicking in with the roster openings becoming available at the major league level?
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      There will likely need to be, but let's see if it's a DL move or if someone is sent down from the Twins to Rochester first. That's the piece that's missing here.

      And yes, quite a busy night!
    1. Cap'n Piranha's Avatar
      Cap'n Piranha -
      Is Dan Turpen going to be sent down to AA at some point? He seems to be pretty overmatched at AAA.
    1. Han Joelo's Avatar
      Han Joelo -
      Too early to get over-excited for Romero to the big leagues sometime this year?
    1. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
      YourHouseIsMyHouse -
      How much longer can they hold Sano's bat back?
    1. SD Buhr's Avatar
      SD Buhr -
      Are you trying intentionally to confuse me? I come around looking for the 5/21 Minor League update and I don't find one! Sheesh.

      The recent additions to the NB roster from outside the organization would seem to indicate the Twins are going to try really hard to keep the Ft Myers and Cedar Rapids rosters mostly intact for a couple more weeks. After that, though, I can't help but expect to see a greater than usual number of mid-season promotions, especially if the organization decides to pretty much throw in the towel on 2013 at the big league level and give the kids half a season of MLB experience before they go to spring training next year ready, hopefully, to compete.
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      Quote Originally Posted by SD Buhr View Post
      Are you trying intentionally to confuse me? I come around looking for the 5/21 Minor League update and I don't find one! Sheesh.

      The recent additions to the NB roster from outside the organization would seem to indicate the Twins are going to try really hard to keep the Ft Myers and Cedar Rapids rosters mostly intact for a couple more weeks. After that, though, I can't help but expect to see a greater than usual number of mid-season promotions, especially if the organization decides to pretty much throw in the towel on 2013 at the big league level and give the kids half a season of MLB experience before they go to spring training next year ready, hopefully, to compete.

      They did not follow that route last year, in terms of calling up players in September to give them a taste for this year.

      on another topic, Sano is good, really good, at hitting the baseball. Can't wait to see him up here, if I'm still living in MN by then....
    1. nicksaviking's Avatar
      nicksaviking -
      Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
      on another topic, Sano is good, really good, at hitting the baseball. Can't wait to see him up here, if I'm still living in MN by then....
      Don't do it Mike, you have a lot to live for. It upsets me too but the Twins will be good again. Someday.
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      Ha......good one. More like considering moving to the Pacific NW in a few years.....
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Han Joelo View Post
      Too early to get over-excited for Romero to the big leagues sometime this year?
      I think it could certainly happen.
    1. clutterheart's Avatar
      clutterheart -
      Would like to see Pitmo and Ortiz called up to AAA soon
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