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    The Twins were pretty well dominated by the Red Sox on Tuesday night, losing 11-2. Nick Blackburn was crushed. Matt Maloney was crushed. The offense didn’t come through. There was even some bad defense. Its’ a good thing that there are plenty of positive things going on in the Twins farm system to give us positive stuff to talk about!

    Here is a look at the Twins minor league scores and highlights from Tuesday:


    The Red Wings were rained out on Tuesday night, but they still made some news. Tsuyoshi Nishioka was put on the 7-Day Disabled List with a high ankle sprain. Also, Ben Revere will be promoted to the Twins to take Josh Willingham’s place on the roster while the power hitter is gone on paternity leave. Best wishes to Josh and his wife Ginger!


    Logan Darnell had a rough start and put the Rock Cats in a bad place early in the game. It took quite the comeback, but the team got a big, walk-off win in this one.

    Darnell started and gave up six runs on eight hits and four walks in just three innings. Lester Oliveros gave up a hit and a walk in his two scoreless innings. Brett Jacobson walked three in two scoreless innings. He struck out two. Deolis Guerra continues his mastery of the bullpen. He went two scoreless innings and struck out five. He is now 2-0 with an ERA at 0.74 ERA.

    Chris Herrmann led the offense by going 2-4 with a walk, his second home run, three runs scored and two RBI. Deibinson Romero was 2-5. Danny Lehmann was 2-4. The Rock Cats scored five runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to tie the game. Then with two runners on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Nate Hanson hit a game-winnings, walk-off double.


    BJ Hermsen finally was credited with his first win of the season. The righty gave up just one run on seven hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out two. Matt Hauser came in and struck out three in three scoreless innings. Ricky Bowen struck out two in a perfect ninth.

    Danny Santana went 3-5 with his third double. Levi Michael was 3-4 with a walk and his first triple. Angel Morales was 2-5 with his third double and forth stolen base. Michael Gonzales was 2-5 with his second home run in as many games. Josmil Pinto was 1-3 with a walk and three RBI.


    The Snappers grabbed an early lead, but then they added five runs in the 7th inning to break away. Danny Ortiz led the offense. He was 3-5 with his third double and four RBI. He is now hitting .304. Eddie Rosario was 2-5 with his sixth double and is now hitting .324. Wang-Wei Lin was 2-3 with two walks and his second double. AJ Pettersen was 2-3 with a walk and his first stolen base.

    Tim Shibuya was the recipient of the great run support. He recorded his first win of the year. He went 5.2 innings and gave up no runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out five. AJ Achter came into the game with two outs in the 6th inning and got the final out with the bases loaded via a strikeout. Achter reduced his ERA to 0.77 by throwing a scoreless 7th inning too. Nelvin Fuentes and Clint Dempster each pitched a scoreless inning.


    Players of the Day for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Hitter of the Day – Danny Ortiz

    Pitcher of the Day – Tim Shibuya


    A Look Ahead – Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Schedule

    Rochester vs Syracuse – RHP Daryl Thompson
    New Britain vs Portland – LHP Luke French
    Ft. Myers vs Palm Beach – RHP Adrian Salcedo
    Beloit vs Bowling Green – LHP Jason Wheeler


    If you have any questions or comments on the Twins minor league system, players, teams, etc., leave them in the Comments and I’ll try to answer them!
    This article was originally published in blog: Tuesday Night Game Notes started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. twinswon1991's Avatar
      twinswon1991 -
      The Twins minor league system is horrific if there is no one to bring up to replace Marquis or Blacky.

      Bill Smith, Terry Ryan, and the entire scouting department should be ashamed!
    1. birdwatcher's Avatar
      birdwatcher -
      It's erroneous to conclude that the farm system is horrific based on a (probably pretty valid) perception that we lack MLB-ready starters right now in AAA. It's a problem, but there are strengths too, throughout the system.

      Unfortunately, the injury bug continues to make things look even bleaker than they are. If Gibson, Wimmers, Stuifbergen, and Soliman were healthy, if Gutierrez and Waldrop were healthy, if Tosoni and Roberts....this is not an excuse, but if the system were as thin as people suggest, our full-season teams should be struggling to win games to a greater extent than they are.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Agreed that there aren't any 'exciting' guys to bring up from Rochester. Scott Diamond talked about a couple of adjustments he needed to make after last year, the first year he's struggled in pro ball, and through four starts he's sure looking good. If you're just looking for replacements, PJ Walters could come up and pitch as well as those guys. I think Cole DeVries could too.

      But I agree with birdwatcher too. There have already been a lot of key injuries, and there are a lot of strengths in the minor leagues too.

      That said, when the sell-off begins, Pitching should absolutely be the #1 target!
    1. ScottyB's Avatar
      ScottyB -
      Quote Originally Posted by twinswon1991 View Post
      The Twins minor league system is horrific if there is no one to bring up to replace Marquis or Blacky.

      Bill Smith, Terry Ryan, and the entire scouting department should be ashamed!
      You forgot to replace Liriano as well
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      Replace them with what?
    1. striker_86's Avatar
      striker_86 -
      Quote Originally Posted by twinswon1991 View Post
      The Twins minor league system is horrific if there is no one to bring up to replace Marquis or Blacky.

      Bill Smith, Terry Ryan, and the entire scouting department should be ashamed!
      I dont think the whole minor league system is horrific. The pitching is bad but we have some good bats down there who will help us out down the road (a lot of them were up with the Twins last year) Yes, it would be nice to be able to call up a starter or two to replace these guys. But we already have Hendricks in the rotation and if it wasnt for an injury Gibson would be here too. Scott Diamand pitched ok last year and is off to a good start in AAA.

      Pavano, Liriano, Baker could all be gone next year. Hopefully at least 2 of those 3. I'd like to see them pick up a legit starter in the offseason and bring up Gibson if he's ready.
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