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  • Monday Night in the Minors (including Kyle Gibson Update)

    As important as Monday was to the Twins organization because of the draft, there was another reason it was important. Kyle Gibson threw off of a mound for the first time since having Tommy John surgery. In a text message, he said that it "went really good!" He added that his "arm felt great!" For Gibson, it was another milestone passed on the way to getting back into some games later this summer!

    Ben Revere and Jamey Carroll each had three hits. Josh Willingham hit his 11th homer. Justin Morneau hit his 10th homer, and Trevor Plouffe hit his seventh home run as the Twins topped the Royals 10-7. Congratulations to Cole De Vries on his first Major League win. He gave up five runs (4 earned) in five innings, but then Alex Burnett threw two scoreless innings. Jared Burton tossed a scoreless inning. Then after Jeff Gray made things interesting, Matt Capps came in for the final out for the save.

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

    ROCHESTER 2, COLUMBUS 1 (Completion of suspended game)

    These teams tried to play on Sunday afternoon, but the game was delayed. They got it going but after two more rain delays, it was suspended. They played the game to completion. On Sunday, Nick Blackburn started and went 2.1 innings. Kyle Waldrop went the next 1.2 innings. Today, Deolis Guerra “started” the reactivity with three scoreless innings. Lester Oliveros gave up no runs on two hits in the final two innings for the win. Chris Parmelee was 2-4 with his fourth double. Sean Burroughs was 1-2 with two walks.

    ROCHESTER 4, COLUMBUS 0 (Regularly scheduled game)


    Liam Hendriks was the story in this game. After his tough start his previous time out, Hendriks threw a complete game, seven inning shutout. He gave up four hits, walked just one and struck out eight. Parmelee was 2-3 with his fourth home run. Wilkin Ramirez was 2-3 with his first homer. Danny Valencia hit his fifth double.

    NEW BRITAIN


    The Rock Cats did not have a game on the schedule on Monday.

    FT. MYERS 3, DAYTONA 8


    Miguel Munoz got the start for the Miracle. In just four innings, he gave up five runs (3 earned) on ten hits and a walk. He struck out two. Edgar Ibarra came in and gave up two runs on three hits in three innings. He walked none and struck out two. Dan Sattler came in for his first appearance in the Twins organization. He gave up one run on two hits. In two innings, he walked none and struck out two.

    Danny Santana went 2-4 with his seventh double and fifth triple. Michael Gonzales was 2-3 with his sixth double. Josmil Pinto hit his 11th double.

    BELOIT 8, WISCONSIN 9


    The Snappers offense was big again on Monday. Unfortunately, they fell behind too quickly. Tim Shibuya started and gave up seven runs on six hits and three walks in 3.2 innings. He struck out three. Ryan O’Rourke came in and gave up two runs on six hits in 2.1 innings. He walked none and struck out three. David Hurlbut threw two, one-hit innings, walking none and striking out four. Corey Williams pitched one scoreless inning.

    Miguel Sano gave the Snappers as 3-1 lead after the first inning thanks to his 14th homer of the year, a three-run blast. He also hit his 13th double. Eddie Rosario and Drew Leachman each had two hits. Tyler Grimes was 2-3 with his 11th double.

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    Players of the Day for Monday, June 4, 2012

    Pitcher of the Day – Liam Hendriks


    Hitter of the Day – Miguel Sano



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    A Look Ahead – Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Schedule

    Rochester vs Norfolk – LHP Matt Maloney
    New Britain @ Akron - TBD
    Ft. Myers @ Tampa – LHP Cole Nelson
    Beloit – No Game Scheduled

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    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: Monday Night in the Minors (including Kyle Gibson Update) started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. J-Dog Dungan's Avatar
      J-Dog Dungan -
      So does this mean that DeVries's day's in the Majors are coming to an end with the improvements that Hendriks has made?
    1. IdahoPilgrim's Avatar
      IdahoPilgrim -
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Dog Dungan View Post
      So does this mean that DeVries's day's in the Majors are coming to an end with the improvements that Hendriks has made?
      I think it's a legitimate question and I started a thread in the Twins Talk forum. So far the consensus seems to be that, with Blackburn and Liriano still so inconsistent, we might need both DeVries and Hendriks. Now there's a scary thought.
    1. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
      Twins Fan From Afar -
      Nice to see Sano breaking out of the slump!
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      Always great to see the likely future Twins names in these writeups! Thanks for the update on Gibson.
    1. dklien's Avatar
      dklien -
      Is there any way to get the pitching rotation for the New Britain series against Akron? I live only 45 minutes from Akron and would like to catch a game.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Not right now... With Steve Hirschfeld moving up to Rochester, they'll have to figure out something.
    1. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
      Twins Fan From Afar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      Not right now... With Steve Hirschfeld moving up to Rochester, they'll have to figure out something.
      Hermsen appears to be the most rested right now. Thinking he might go tonight?
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Just chatted with him. Hermsen is starting tonight for NEw Britain.
    1. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
      Twins Fan From Afar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      Just chatted with him. Hermsen is starting tonight for NEw Britain.
      I was just going to post the same thing! Damn the internet is too fast sometimes!
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Busy Monday, for sure. You are the #1 daily must read at Twins Daily. Embedded in your article Seth, 2 topics that grabbed me, would love to get your more detailed take on these two items:

      1) Burton has been on a tear lately, last night he looked completely unhittable, hitting 96-7MPH. I believe 6 Ks in his last two innings.

      2) Any significance in guerra's "restarting"???? I detect a trend in the draft and w/in the organization that they are trying to identify potential converts from relief to starters. Guerra have the goods?
    1. TwinsGuy55422's Avatar
      TwinsGuy55422 -
      Great to here that Gibson is throwing off a mound and feeling good. Obviously time will tell, but it's definitely a good sign!
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