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    Weather was an issue in Minneapolis, as the Twins couldn't get in the first game of their series with the Dodgers. The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Thursday. Kyle Gibson was supposed to start on Sunday before a rainout and now he has been pushed back to Wednesday. He should be well rested.

    Some of the other speculation for Thursday is about who the Twins could call-up to be their 26th man for the doubleheader. The Twins could be looking at a starting pitcher to start one of the games. Some of the options on the 40-man roster are left-handed pitchers Kris Johnson and Logan Darnell. Otherwise Gibson would need to pitch on short rest over the weekend. (UPDATE - The Twins announced that Kris Johnson will be the 26th man and start on Thursday night.)

    Rochester --, Charlotte -- (Postponed)
    For the sixth time this season, the Red Wings were postponed due weather. This is their fourth home game lost due to weather.

    Since Charlotte isn't scheduled to return to Rochester this season, this game will be made up when the Red Wings visit the Knights at the beginning of June. The exact date is yet to be announced but the series runs from June 3rd to June 6th. Rochester will be considered the home team for one of the games and get to bat last.

    New Britain --, Harrisburg -- (Postponed)
    For the second time in five days, the Rock Cats were unable to take the field because of rain. It's been tough for the Rock Cats to get any rhythm as a club with all their weather issues in the last month. The team is in the middle of a three game losing streak.

    Today's contest is rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Thursday evening. Taylor Rogers was the scheduled starter so he will be pushed back to one of the other starts in this series with Harrisburg. New Britain needs to find a way to start winning some ball games.

    Fort Myers 7, Bradenton 1
    Box Score
    Matt Tomshaw got the Miracle off on the right foot by throwing four innings of one-run ball. He struck out four and walked one. It was his first start of the season as he has been building up arm strength over his first three appearances. Tim Shibuya covered the next two frames and allowed only one hit. There have been some rough outings for Shibuya this season so it was nice to see a clean couple innings.

    Five hitters had multiple hit games for the Miracle. Travis Harrison led the way with a 3-for-5 night including a double and two RBI. It was his second three-hit game in his last three appearances. Levi Michael and Aderlin Mejia each added a double to the hit parade. Meijia matched Harrison with two RBI.

    The Miracle have been on quite the roll during the last week as the club has won six of their last seven games. They will try to finish off the sweep of Bradenton tomorrow night with Brett Lee on the mound.

    Cedar Rapids 1, Kane County 2
    Box Score
    In his longest start of the season, Ethan Mildren pitched six frames and scattered eight hits with four strikeouts. He allowed one earned run to lower his ERA to 2.50. Brandon Bixler picked a bad time to give up his first run of the season, a streak which lasted 11.1 innings and six games. He gave up a couple hits and a walk which turned into the winning run for Kane County.

    Mitch Garver was the lone Kernels hitter with more than one hit. He went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Chad Christensen ended a streak of 15 consecutive games reaching base after he went 0-for-4. Bryan Haar finally ended a rough hitless streak. He had been hitless in his last 21 at-bats coming into tonight but he went 1-for-4 to end the streak.


    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day: Ethan Mildren, Cedar Rapids Kernels
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day: Travis Harrison, Fort Myers Miracle


    Rochester- Scheduled Off Day
    New Hampshire @ New Britain (6:00 CST)- Taylor Rogers*
    Bradenton @ Fort Myers (6:05 CST)- Brett Lee
    Kane County @ Cedar Rapids (6:35 CST)- Josue Montanez
    *Scheduled to changed because of today's postponement
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. mlhouse's Avatar
      mlhouse -
      Was at Miracle game tonight. The outstanding player of the game was Tyler Jones. Fastball was heavy at 94 and slider awesome at 82. Threw strikes and looked unfit table.
    1. luckylager's Avatar
      luckylager -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlhouse View Post
      Was at Miracle game tonight. The outstanding player of the game was Tyler Jones. Fastball was heavy at 94 and slider awesome at 82. Threw strikes and looked unfit table.
      Unfit table. Is that a good thing?
    1. Mr. Brooks's Avatar
      Mr. Brooks -
      My wife and I had an unfit table when we first started out. Had to replace that thing when the firstborn started climbing on it though, that thing wasnt safe.
    1. amjgt's Avatar
      amjgt -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlhouse View Post
      Was at Miracle game tonight. The outstanding player of the game was Tyler Jones. Fastball was heavy at 94 and slider awesome at 82. Threw strikes and looked unfit table.
      Is that like Jose Mesa?

      He had a long career. Tyler Jones should be happy to be like Jose Mesa
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Jones was my choice for Twins minor league reliever of the year last year. He actually was clocked at 97 at times. Loves closing. He's definitely got a chance.

      Took me like 2 minutes to figure out what unfit table was! Ha!
    1. Deduno Abides's Avatar
      Deduno Abides -
      Quote Originally Posted by luckylager View Post
      Unfit table. Is that a good thing?
      I think it means he'll be a bad lead-off man.
    1. mlhouse's Avatar
      mlhouse -
      Auto spell is so funny.

      A few other observations.

      Adam Brett Walker - he certainly looks like a baseball player. Supremely athletic. Hit the ball pretty hard.

      Travis Harrison - has a nice swing but has a quirky movement with his lead foot that seemed to put him off balance at times. Also, stole Tyler Jones' hat as he headed out to the field for the 9th inning. I guess since they both have a 7 in their numbers that can be excused for a A+ minor league player.

      Dalton Hicks - He is certainly big and lumbering but he seems to have a knack for getting hits when needed.
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