• Twins Minor League Report (7/28): A Good Day In The System

    ROCHESTER 14, NORFOLK 3
    Deibinson Romero and Chris Parmelee led the offense tonight, each homering. Eduardo Escobar delivered 2 doubles. The Red Wings offense delivered 15 hits. A good night!

    Virgil Vasquez turned in a quality start, going 6 innings and giving up 2 runs on 4 hits, striking out 4 and walking 1. Shairon Martis went the other 3 innings, giving up a run on 2 hits.

    Here's the link to the box score.

    NEW BRITAIN 9, READING 3
    Miguel Sano returned to the lineup after a . . . hiatus, we'll call it. He helped the Rock Cats end an ugly losing streak. He was 1-for-3 with 2 RBI, 2 K's, and 2 BB's. For my take on Sano's suspension, click here. Eddie Rosario hit his third AA homer and his 12th double, leading the offense.

    Kyle Davies earned his first Rock Cats win, giving 7 innings of 1-run baseball. Dakota Watts and Jose Gonzalez finished the game.

    Sano was back after a brief "naptime."

    Here's the link to the box score.

    CLEAR WATER 5, FT. MYERS 4
    The Miracle had only 6 hits tonight, and they fell just short. Number 1 prospect Byron Buxton led the way with a homer and a single, and is batting .277 since his promotion. J.D. Williams also had 2 RBI's on a double.

    Taylor Rogers took the loss for Ft. Myers, giving up 4 earned runs in 6 innings of work. He struck out 3 and issued 0 walks. Adrian Salcedo and Manuel Soliman turned in scoreless performances.

    Here's the link to the box score.

    CEDAR RAPIDS 3, CLINTON 1
    Left fielder Jeremias Pineda led the way with a double and 2 RBI today. Max Kepler, playing first base, had 2 singles and an RBI. Jonathan Murphy and Travis Harrison also had hits.

    The real story was Mason Melotakis, who tossed 8 innings, gave up 1 unearned run, struck out 7 and walked none. What a good night for him! Madison Boer picked up his 7th save, allowing 1 hit and striking out 1.

    Here's the link to the box score.

    JOHNSON CITY 3, ELIZABETHTON 1

    Dereck Rodriguez and Bryan Haar each had 2 hits for the E-Town Twins, and Ryan Walker, Romy Jimenez, Kelvin Ortiz and Mitch Garver all singled. But there just wasn't enough offense tonight.

    Tanner Mendonca got the start, going 4 innings and giving up 1 run. He walked 5, though. Ryan Eades tossed 2 perfect innings. Brandon Bixler also threw 2 innings, giving up 1 walk, but striking out 2. Brandon Peterson was very good tonight, tossing 3 innings. He gave up 4 hits, but struck out 3. Finally, Andre Martinez gave up 2 runs on a walk and a hit in 2/3 of an inning.

    Here's the link to the box score.

    Every affiliate is in action tomorrow, so be sure to check back here for a rundown!
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    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Mave's Avatar
      Mave -
      How quickly is Madison Boer going to move if he stays in the bullpen? Is he staying there for good now?
    1. Siehbiscuit's Avatar
      Siehbiscuit -
      Nice to see Melotakis is pitching well!
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mave View Post
      How quickly is Madison Boer going to move if he stays in the bullpen? Is he staying there for good now?
      It kind of depends on him at this point. He's missed some time for reasons one shouldn't miss time, and that hurts. I've been told that his stuff isn't all that impressive. Low-90s FB with little movement. That said, as he gets it back and if he (hopefully) stays in the bullpen, he could move fairly quickly if he pitches well.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Hey Seth- I see that Wimmers pitched well today in 4 innings of work at GCL. Do you have a read on the Twins plan for him for the rest of 2013? Could he be a candidate for the Gibson program from last year (AFL in the fall)?
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      I'm not Seth, but I bet they go AFL with him if he's healthy. It makes sense. The one reason it might not be the same as Gibson is that Wimmers never made it that far in the minors before the injury.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Agreed, but the plan as far as pitching and such will likely be the same. Their timelines for this rehab have been pretty close (one year later). So, I think he will use up his 20/30 days of rehab with the GCL team, and then get "sent" to Ft. Myers. If he does well, he could end in New Britain (who he made one start for at the beginning of last season). I definitely think that the AFL is a possibility if all goes well, and he should be added to the 40 man roster after that.
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