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    The Twins were swept by the White Sox. I didn't watch the game, but apparently this was ugly -- even by 2012 Twins standards. Luckily, there are other things on which to focus our attention, especially the Twins' affiliates. Let's take a look at the action down on the farm.

    Esmerling Vasquez got the win for the Red Wings tonight, throwing 5 and 1/3 innings, and giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits, striking out 7 and walking 3. Luis Perdomo tossed the rest of the game, 3 and 2/3 innings, giving up only 2 hits and striking out 2 while walking 1.

    4 Red Wings players -- Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Chris Parmelee, Danny Valencia and Evan Bigley -- each had 2 hits. Valencia and Bigley each had doubles. Wilkin Ramirez and Ray Chang added singles. Valencia had his 7th error of the season.

    Here's the link to the box score.

    B.J. Hermsen earned his 7th win on the season for the Rock Cats, tossing 7 innings, giving up only 2 runs, striking out 8 and walking 3. Daniel Turpen and David Bromberg each pitched scoreless innings in relief.

    On offense, this was Aaron Hicks' day. He was 5-for-6 and was just a triple shy of the cycle. He had 2 doubles, a home run (10th on the season), and 2 singles. He accumulated 10 total bases and 2 RBIs. Deibinson Romero quietly had 4 hits, including a double. Oswaldo Arcia, Chris Colabello, Joe Benson and Rene Tosoni each had 2 hits, and James Beresford had a single. Hicks now has a very respectable .284/.379/.456 line on the year.

    Here's the link to the box score.

    Matthew Hauser had an excellent outing, throwing 7 scoreless innings, and allowing only 2 hits. He struck out 4 and walked 4. Cole Nelson tossed 2 innings, and had a rough outing. He allowed 4 runs on 5 hits, including 2 home runs, and struck out 2.

    Steven Liddle had 2 hits, including a home run, and 4 RBIs. Josmil Pinto was also 2-for-4 with a home run and a double. Daniel Rams, Anderson Hidalgo (3 RBIs) and Andy Leer each had 2 hits, as well. Jonathan Goncalves, Daniel Santana and Kyle Knudson each had 1 hit in this mass offensive effort. In fact, 8 of the 9 Miracle starters registered at least 1 hit.

    Here's the link to the box score.

    Jason Wheeler picked up his 12th win of the season, throwing 6 scoreless innings. He allowed 4 hits , struck out 4 and walked 2. A great performance from one of Beloit's most reliable arms this season. Dallas Gallant threw 2/3 of an inning, allowing 1 run on 1 hit, striking out 1 and walking 2. Mason Melotakis finished the game, throwing 2 and 1/3 innings, giving up only 2 hits and striking out 3.

    Matthew Koch was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run, and Nate Roberts also had 2 hits. TwinsDaily's own Adam Pettersen, Miguel Sano, JaDamion Williams and Tyler Grimes all had 1 hit. Sano walked 3 times, and also picked up his 70th RBI on the season. Sano also stole his 7th base of the season.

    Here's the link to the box score.

    Felix Jorge was effective in 4 innings of work today, allowing only 2 hits, striking out 5 and walking just 1. Gerardo Ramirez picked up a tough loss, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, and walking 2 along the way. Melciades De La Cruz tossed 3 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits, striking out 1 and walking 1.

    Bryan Haar was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, and Byron Buxton, Eddie Rosario, Aderlin Mejia, John Murphy, Kelly Cross, and Zach Larson all singled. Buxton also had a center field-to-second base assist.

    Here's the link to the box score.
    Players of the Day for Wednesday, July 25
    Hitter of the Day: Aaron Hicks

    Pitcher of the Day: Matthew Hauser

    Schedule for Thursday, July 26, 2012
    Rochester vs. Syracuse --- RHP Eric Hurley
    New Britain @ Reading --- ???
    Ft. Myers vs. Brevard County --- RHP Tom Stuifbergen
    Beloit @ Burlington --- ???
    GCL Twins vs. GCL Rays --- ???
    Please leave any questions or comments, and either Seth or I will be happy to respond.
    This article was originally published in blog: Wednesday's Twins Minor League Daily started by Twins Fan From Afar
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Another great job by the talented Mr. Afar.

      A successful day like this in the farm system lends hope after a terrible debacle in Chicago.
    1. Twinsoholic's Avatar
      Twinsoholic -
      I also think the reporting on this story was very good. I have one quibble--if that is even the right word. I would have had co-pitchers of the day: Hauser but also Wheeler (he won his 12th game--tops in the organization, right?).

      Also, it seems to me that Danny Rams is starting to inch his batting average up. When I checked in on the game last night, he was up to .232--not a great average but much, much better than it had been not that long ago. It would be great if he could finish the season above .250 and start next season at AA because the fellow does have power potential.
    1. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
      Twins Fan From Afar -
      Agreed -- I got lazy looking for pictures, so I only went with 1 pitcher. But Wheeler had a good start, and has had a very solid season.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Good call on Danny Rams... since he was put on the "DL", he has come back and been much improved. It's good to see because he's a really terrific kid who works hard, and still has a ton of potential.
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