• Sunday Minor League Rundown

    The Twins got a great mound performance from Samuel Deduno who picked up his first MLB win, giving up just one run in 6.1 innings. He got plenty of run support on this day. Ryan Doumit was 3-4 hit two home runs, one from each side of the plate. He drove in four runs. Brian Dozier drove in two more runs with a double off the wall. The Twins bullpen struggled but hung on for a 7-5 win.

    Here is a look at the Twins minor league scores and highlights from the Sunday games in the minor leagues. Rochester finally has a ten-home run hitter. The Snappers had a newcomer arrive on Sunday and he helped the team put on quite a power display. But there was a lot of power shown throughout the system.

    GAME 1 – ROCHESTER 5, DURHAM 1


    Jeff Manship improved to 6-1 with another strong performance. He gave up one run on three hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out four. Luis Perdomo pitched a scoreless seventh inning. He gave up one hit and a walk.

    Clete Thomas won the Rochester Race to Ten Home Runs! He went 1-2 with a walk and the home run. Sean Burroughs went 2-3. Pedro Florimon hit his 13th double.

    GAME 2 – ROCHESTER 3, DURHAM 4


    Luke French started game two for the Red Wings. The lefty gave up three runs on six hits in 3.2 innings. He walked three and struck out four. Dan Sattler came in and got the next four batters out, two of them on strikeouts. Lester Oliveros came in and pitched a scoreless sixth innings, but he gave up the winning run in the seventh.

    Tsuyoshi Nishioka went 2-3 and drove in the team’s first run. Sean Burroughs was also 2-3. In the 5th inning, Clete Thomas and Danny Valencia had back-to-back RBI singles to tie the game at three.

    NEW BRITAIN 8, HARRISBURG 4


    The bats showed up for the Rock Cats in this game and Steve Hirschfeld pitched well yet again in this Rock Cats win.

    Nate Hanson led the offense by going 3-5 with his third home run and four RBI. Deibinson Romero was 2-4 with a walk, his 14th home run and three RBI. Chris Colabello went 2-4 with a walk and his 29th double. Aaron Hicks was 0-2, but he walked three times and stole his 22nd base.

    Hirschfeld won for the 7th time this season. He worked the first six innings and gave up three runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out four. David Bromberg gave up one run on two hits and a walk in 1.2 innings. He struck out three. Bruce Pugh got his fifth save by getting the final four outs.

    FT. MYERS 2, LAKELAND 4


    Madison Boer falls to 4-9 after this game, but he pitched quite well. The Eden Prairie native gave up two runs (1 earned) on five hits in six innings. He walked one, hit one and struck out six. Cole Nelson came in and gave up two runs on three hits, a walk and a hit batter in one inning. Ricky Bowen then pitched a scoreless inning.

    Josmil Pinto had another very good game. He went 3-4. Jhon Goncalves went 2-3. Danny Santana hit a two-run homer in the 8th inning that cut the deficit in half. It was his fifth home run of the year. The Miracle had 11 hits in this game, but left too many on base.

    BELOIT 7, GREAT LAKES 10


    It was a big day for the Snappers offense. There was a big return and a huge power display, but it wasn’t enough on this day.

    Kennys Vargas was having a very strong season last year at Elizabethton when it suddenly came to an end at the hands of a 50 Game Suspension for Performance Enhancing Drugs. He served about 18 games last year, so he had to serve another 32 games in 2012. Unfortunately, he needed to serve those games with the team he was with when he got the suspension. That means that his suspension couldn’t continue until the Elizabethton season started in late June. Instead of returning to the E-Twins at the end of the 50 games, the Twins had him go directly to Beloit.

    In his first game in almost a year, Vargas went 2-4 with a walk. In his first at bat, he hit a solo home run. In his second at bat, he hit a two-run home run. Not a bad return. Vargas wasn’t the only Snappers hitter who displayed power in this game. Steve Liddle hit his third home run. Wang-Wei Lin hit his second homer of the year. Nate Roberts was 4-4 with his eighth double and his fourth home run. He was also hit by a pitch.

    Tyler Jones started for the Snappers. The right-hander went just three innings and gave up seven runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out three. Ryan O’Rourke replaced him in the fourth inning and after allowing the inherited runners to score, he threw three shutout frames and struck out three. Mason Melotakis gets the loss because he gave up an unearned run on one hit and one walk in two innings. Corey Williams pitched the ninth inning and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk.

    ELIZABETHTON 5, JOHNSON CITY 6


    Max Kepler continues to rake. On this day, he was 2-4 with his fifth double and fourth home run (all in the last week). Bo Altobelli went 2-3 with a walk and his second double. Travis Harrison added his fifth double.

    Hein Robb started for the E-Twins. He gave up four runs (2 earned) on four hits in four innings. He walked two and struck out three. Brett Lee gave up two runs (1 earned) on three hits over the next two innings. Luis Nunez walked one over the next two innings without giving up a run.

    GCL TWINS


    No game scheduled.

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    Players of the Day for Sunday, July 22, 2012

    Pitcher of the Day – Jeff Manship



    Hitter of the Day – Nate Roberts



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    A Look Ahead – Monday, July 23, 2012 Schedule

    Rochester @ Durham – RHP Liam Hendriks
    New Britain vs Binghampton – TBD
    Ft. Myers vs Charlotte – LHP Pat Dean
    Beloit vs Great Lakes – TBD
    Elizabethton @ Kingsport – RHP Angel Mata
    GCL Twins vs GCL Orioles (DH) – TBD

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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: Sunday Minor League Rundown started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. weinshie's Avatar
      weinshie -
      Love the minor-league updates--especially since Twins fans must look to the future to find much joy this season. I was wondering if you had any updates on Byron Buxton's leg injury. Also, Pudge's son, Dereck was raking in the GCL initially, but I haven't seen his name in the lineup of late. Any reason? Thanks again for the great coverage!
    1. twinsfan214's Avatar
      twinsfan214 -
      Any word on how Eddie Rosario is doing?
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      weinshie - Buxton played today. I believe he was 1-2 with a walk and a triple. Rodriguez also had a hamstring injury but is still rehabbing.

      Rosario is in Ft. Myers. I woudln't be shocked if we saw him in a GCL game in the near future.
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