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  • Twins Minor League Report (7/5): Jorge, Gordon Lead E-Twins

    The Twins beat the Yankees by a score of 2-1 in 11 innings. The winning run scored on a throwing error by the Yanks' catcher, Francisco Cervelli, trying to complete a 1-2-3 double play. Brian Duensing picked up the win.

    The Red Wings offensive machine continued to rack up runs. A couple of Kernels continued hot streaks, and the E-Twins got another terrific start. There were some good games throughout the Twins minor leagues on Friday. Check out more below.

    Rochester 8, Lehigh Valley 9 (16 innings)
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    With a double-header on Sunday, the last thing the Red Wings needed was a 16-inning game on Saturday. However, that's just what they got. Six errors in the field by the Red Wings didn't help the matter.

    Scott Diamond started and gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk in 5.1 innings. Lester Oliveros gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits in 1.2 innings. He struck out two. AJ Achter was charged with an unearned run on one hit in one inning. Edgar Ibarra went the next 2.2 innings. He gave up one hit and walked one, but he didn't allow a run. Michael Tonkin gave up only one hit over 2.1 scoreless innings. Aaron Thompson came in and gave up two runs (1 earned) on four hits over 2.2 innings. He struck out four before being ejected, along with his manager Gene Glynn. Deolis Guerra came in and recorded the final out.

    All nine Red Wings had at least one hit. Seven of the nine had at least two hits. Nate Hanson led the way with three hits including his second double. Chris Herrmann had two doubles. Wilkin Ramirez hit his 16th double. Chris Rahl hit his sixth home run.

    Game 1 - New Britain 0, Portland 4
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    Virgil Vasquez started and gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out five. The Rock Cats managed just five hits in the game. Reynaldo Rodriguez had two of them, including his 25th double. Michael Kvasnicka went 2-3.

    Game 2 - New Britain 2, Portland 4
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    Pat Dean started the second game and gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out five (sound familiar?). The Rock Cats had just five hits in the second game as well. Eddie Rosario went 2-3 with his fifth and sixth doubles. Aaron Hicks went 2-2 with a walk.

    Ft. Myers 2, Charlotte 3
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    The Miracle had plenty of base runners, but they were unable to put enough runs on the scoreboard. Niko Goodrum went 3-4. Dalton Hicks went 2-4 with his 13th double. Travis Harrison went 2-4. Nate Roberts and Mike Gonzales each hit a double.

    Brett Lee made his first start in months and gave up two unearned runs on two hits and four walks in three innings. Alex Wimmers gave up a hit and walked two in a scoreless inning. Brian Gilbert threw two scoreless. Madison Boer gave up a run on a hit in two innings. He struck out two. Brandon Peterson walked two and struck out two in a scoreless inning. Manager Doug Mientkiewicz was ejected in the 9th inning.

    Cedar Rapids 3, Beloit 6
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    Kohl Stewart gave up five runs (one earned) on four hits in 2.2 innings before being ejected by the home plate umpire. Jared Wilson gave up two hits and walked four in 2.1 innings but gave up just one run. Alex Muren, Chris Mazza and Hudson Boyd combined for four scoreless.
    The Kernels had just four hits. Jon Murphy walked three times. Engelb Vielma hit his third triple.

    Elizabethton 1, Bluefield 0
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    Felix Jorge threw five shutout innings and struck out five. CK Irby and Jake Reed each threw two scoreless innings.

    Nick Gordon went 3-4 and is now hitting .345. Tyler Kuresa went 2-3 with his third double. Tanner English hit his second home run for the lone run of the game.

    GCL Twins 0, GCL Red Sox 3
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    Wilfredy Liranzo struck out four in two scoreless innings. Mike Theofanopoulus gave up two runs on three hits and three walks in 1.1 innings. He struck out two while taking the loss. Callan Pearce then gave up a run on two hits in 2.1 innings. Seth Wagner struck out four in 2.1 scoreless innings. He walked one. Trevor Hildenberger pitched a perfect inning.

    The GCL Twins had just three hits. Amaurys Minier had two of them.

    Twins Daily Minor League Pitcher of the Day Felix Jorge, E-Twins
    Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Day Chris Herrmann, Rochester Red Wings
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. twinsfanstreif's Avatar
      twinsfanstreif -
      Why was Stewart ejected?
    1. twinsfanstreif's Avatar
      twinsfanstreif -
      I think your players of the day are outdated, Mildren didn't pitch today
    1. drock2190's Avatar
      drock2190 -
      I'm thinking Stewart has started to run out of gas lately. Probably get 30 more innings in and call it a season.
    1. pierre75275's Avatar
      pierre75275 -
      holy Toledo! whats with all the ejections?
    1. Sam Morley's Avatar
      Sam Morley -
      I was at the Kernels game. It was unclear to me what Stewart was upset with the home plate ump about. All ball was hit down the line in left and called fair by the ump. That was when Stewart started having words. I thought it more likely had to do with not liking some balls-strikes calls earlier in the ab or previous abs. Whatever it was though, it was brief and not very animated. The ump looked like he could've been the same age as Stewart though.

      One other thing about Stewart: it seemed to me like he was working in his slider a fair amount. From my seat just above the first base dugout, pitch recognition isn't a sure thing, but between the velocity and the movement, I was guessing slider. The pitch was registering in the low eighties on the CR radar and often finished in the dirt. Compared to what I thought looked like his curve (a little slower on the gun) the drop was discernibly sharper. His fastball worked at around 92 and hit 96 once. I thought at first the pitch we were thinking was his slider might have just been a change that dropped but it seemed like there was another pitch that better fit the typical change up look. Whatever pitch it was, it was good. He threw it up in the count and it was getting swing and misses. It looked to me like he worked five different pitches in his short outing: FB, Curve, Slider, Two seam FB, and change. It was a bummer the defense let him down and even more of a bummer when he got tossed. The inning did get long after the errors and runs. I'm sure he was more discouraged than tired.
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