• Wednesday's Twins Minor League Daily

    Today's Twins game was disappointing on several fronts. The Twins lost a chance for a sweep, Ben Revere failed to extend his impressive hit streak, and Tsuyoshi Nishioka continued to look ... confused at second base. Oh well. Let's take a look at the action down on the farm.

    ROCHESTER 3, SCRANTON/WB 7
    Shairon Martis turned in a quality start, tossing 7 innings and giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. He struck out 4 and walked 2, but did allow 2 home runs. Deolis Guerra had a tough outing. In 1 inning of work he allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, striking out 1. Kyle Waldrop lasted only 2/3 of an inning, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk. Lucas French threw the remaining 1/3 of an inning.
    Chris Parmelee was 2-for-4 with a double, and is batting .354 at AAA. Matt Carson (12) and Clete Thomas (11) both homered for the Red Wings. Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dinkelman singled.

    Here's the link to the box score.


    NEW BRITAIN 3, BINGHAMTON 8
    It seems like most of the quality arms have left New Britain. Tonight, Aaron Thompson got the nod, and lasted 5 and 2/3 innings. He gave up 6 runs on 5 hits and 5 walks, and struck out 3. Marty Popham allowed 2 runs in 1 and 1/3 innings on 3 hits. Finally, Edgar Ibarra tossed a scoreless frame, striking out 2.

    Chris Colabello continues to impress. He was 2-for-4 tonight with his 18th home run and his 84th RBI. Oswaldo Arcia was 1-for-2 with his 12th double. He also struck out, walked, and had a sac fly. Aaron Hicks hit his 7th triple and walked. Chris Herrmann and Nathan Hanson also had singles.

    Here's the link to the box score.


    FT. MYERS 7, JUPITER 2
    In this rain-shortened game (7 innings), Pat Dean picked up his 7th win of the season tonight, going 6 solid innings. He allowed 2 runs on 7 hits, striking out 3 and walking 2. Clint Dempster threw a scoreless 7th inning, allowing 2 hits.

    Daniel Santana was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, Daniel Rams had 2 singles in 4 at-bats, and 2 RBIs. Lance Ray was 2-for-3 with a triple, and Levi Michael, Josmil Pinto, Michael Gonzales, Andy Leer and Angel Morales all singled. Leer's single drove in 2 runs, as well.

    Here's the link to the box score.


    BELOIT 4, QUAD CITIES 1
    Matt Tomshaw picked up his 4th win of the season, turning in a great start. He went 7 and 2/3 innings and gave up 1 unearned run, allowing 6 hits and striking out 4. No free passes. Dallas Gallant earned the save, throwing 1 and 1/3 innings, allowing no hits and striking out 1.

    JaDamion Williams hit his 5th home run of the season tonight, a solo shot. Jairo Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a double. Drew Leachman had 2 singles and a walk in 3 at-bats, and Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano and Stephen Wickens all singled. Sano (38) and Rosario (14) also had errors this evening.

    Here's the link to the box score.


    ELIZABETHTON 5, JOHNSON CITY 2
    Brett Lee got the start and went 4 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 7! Kaleb Merck tossed a scoreless 5th, allowing 2 hits and striking out 1. Tyler Duffey threw 2 scoreless innings, striking out 2. J.T. Chargois allowed 1 run on 2 hits in an inning of work, striking out 1. Luke Bard tossed a perfect 9th.

    Max Kepler had a huge day. He was 4-for-4 with 2 singles, a double (10) and a home run (8). He drove in 2 runs, as well. Adam Walker hit 2 solo home runs in 4 at-bats, giving him 11 on the season. Byron Buxton was 2-for-4 in his E-Town debut, and Candido Pimentel and Niko Goodrum both singled.

    Here's the link to the box score.

    GCL Twins 6, GCL Orioles 7
    Felix Jorge started for the Twins today, and went 4 innings, giving up 1 unearned run on 2 hits, striking out 4 and walking 1. Gerardo Ramirez worked 1 inning and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk. Thereafter, Trent Higginbotham gave up 2 runs in 1 inning of work, surrendering 3 hits. Alexander Muren tossed 2 scoreless innings, striking out 1 and walking 1. Anthony Slama, rehabbing an injury, threw 1 perfect inning, and Hung Yi Chen allowed 2 runs in 1 inning of work on 2 hits.

    Catcher Jorge Fernandez was 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs and a run. Great game for him. Joel Licon tripled and walked twice, and the following players all singled: Jeremias Pineda; Jose Ramirez; Dereck Rodriguez; Kelvin Ortiz; John Murphy; Javier Pimentel; and Logan Wade.

    Here's the link to the box score.

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    Players of the Day for Wednesday, August 8
    Hitter of the Day: Max Kepler



    Pitcher of the Day: Matt Tomshaw (this is how he would look if he showed up at your door to take your daughter to prom)


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    Schedule for Thursday, August 9

    Rochester vs. Scranton/WB --- RHP P.J. Walters
    New Britain @ Binghamton --- LHP Logan Darnell
    Ft. Myers vs. Jupiter --- RHP Matthew Summers
    Beloit @ Quad Cities --- LHP Jason Wheeler
    Elizabethton @ Johnson City --- RHP Ricardo Arevalo
    GCL Twins @ GCL Orioles --- ???
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    Comments 3 Comments
    1. YourHouseIsMyHouse's Avatar
      YourHouseIsMyHouse -
      I love Elizabethton. They have so many great prospects with Buxton, Walker, Berrios, Harrison, Mata, Kepler, Chargois, Duffey, Bard, Boyd, and Goodrum. Loaded with talent!
    1. Twins best friend's Avatar
      Twins best friend -
      Quote Originally Posted by YourHouseIsMyHouse View Post
      I love Elizabethton. They have so many great prospects with Buxton, Walker, Berrios, Harrison, Mata, Kepler, Chargois, Duffey, Bard, Boyd, and Goodrum. Loaded with talent!
      Buxton and Berrios promotions have been convenient because now i basically just check on New Britain, Beloit, and Elizabethton's stats for the day to get a glimpse of the brightest spots in the Twins future.
    1. birdwatcher's Avatar
      birdwatcher -
      When Logan Darnell and Pat Dean are two of the better starters in your upper system, you have a lack of pitching talent in AAA, AA, and A+. Let's hope a whole slew of the 2012 draft class of pitchers are the real thing, and that the Twins follow up with an equally promising draft class in 2013. If that happens, and guys like Salcedo, Solimon, and Bromberg return to legitimate prospect status, then maybe we can feel good about the pitching pipeline. Until then.....kinda ugly.
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