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    The Twins fell to 50-70 on the season after a weekend sweep at the hands of the Seattle Mariners. On Sunday, Sam Deduno gave the Twins another Quality Start despite doing his best Deduno impersonation. The effectively wild righty gave up just two runs despite allowing five hits and walking six batters. He walked in the tying run and the go-ahead run scored on a double play. Jeff Gray pitched in the seventh inning and gave up three runs to put the game out of reach. Glen Perkins came in and struck out the side in the 8th inning. Ryan Doumit was the only played with two hits. Josh Willingham and Pedro Florimon each hit doubles.

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

    PJ Walters made his second rehab start (this rehab stint). He threw three shutout innings. He gave up three hits, walked two and struck out six. He threw 59 pitches, and 36 of them were strikes. Jeff Manship came in and had a rough one. He gave up six runs on four hits and an uncharacteristic five walks in 2.1 innings. Luis Perdomo struck out two in 1.2 scoreless innings. Anthony Slama pitched a scoreless inning. He gave up a hit and an intentional walk, but he struck out three. Kyle Waldrop struckout two in a scoreless inning.

    Wilkin Ramirez remained hot. He went 4-4 in this game and has hits in his last seven at bats. He has 13 hits in his last 23 at bats (.565). Chris Parmelee went 2-3 with a walk, his 17th double and sixth stolen base.


    The Rock Cats had a rough one in Portland. Logan Darnell started and gave up five runs on five hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out one. Aaron Thompson and Blake Martin each threw a scoreless inning. Dakota Watts pitched the 8th inning and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk.

    Rene Tosoni went 2-4 with his third Rock Cats home run. Chris Herrmann and Nate Hanson were each 2-4 in the game. James Beresford hit his 11th double.


    Kyle Gibson made his second Miracle start. He gave up one run on three hits and a hit batter in four innings. He walked none and struckout six. The lone run he gave up was on a solo home run to Alan Ahmady. Miguel Munoz came in to start the fifth inning. One runner got on by an error and he walked three batters. With the bases loaded (and still no one out), Madison Boer came into the game and immediately gave up a grand slam. Fortunately, Boer settled down. He went four more innings without giving up another run. He walked none and struckout three.

    Anderson Hidalgo went 2-3. Josmil Pinto doubled for the 22nd time this season. Andy Leer was 1-2 with a walk.


    Miguel Sano had a big day at the plate, but it wasn’t enough on this day. Sano gave the Snappers a 1-0 lead in the second inning with his 26th home run. For the game, he was 3-4 with his 26th double as well. Kennys Vargas went 2-4 with his 10th home run and two RBI. Wang-Wei Lin went 2-4.

    David Hurlbut started for the Snappers. The lefty gave up four runs on seven hits in five innings. He walked none and struck out six. Corey Williams went the next two innings. He gave up one run on two hits and a walk. Zach Jones struckout two in a scoreless inning.


    Tied 2-2 going to the bottom of the 9th inning, Jorge Polanco led off with a walk. A second batter walked. The next batter hit a ground ball and on an error, Polanco scored the game-winning run. Polanco was 1-2 with the walk. He also drove in the Twins two other runs. Kelvin Mention went 2-4. Max Kepler hit his 13th double.

    Brett Lee started for the E-Twins and gave up two runs (1 earned) in 5.2 innings. He gave up three hits, walked two and struck out eight. Tyler Duffey came in and gave up just one hit over 2.1 innings. He walked none and struck out five. Chris Mazza struck out two in the final inning.


    No Game Scheduled.


    Players of the Day for Sunday, August 19, 2012

    Hitter of the Day – Miguel Sano

    Pitcher of the Day – Tyler Duffey


    A Look Ahead – Monday, August 20, 2012 Schedule

    Rochester @ Pawtucket – RHP Esmerling Vasquez
    New Britain vs Portland – LHP Logan Darnell
    Ft. Myers – No Game Scheduled
    Beloit @ Quad Cities – RHP Cole Johnson
    Elizabethton vs Greeneville – TBD
    GCL Twins vs GCL Rays – TBD


    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 Game Notes started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. AM.'s Avatar
      AM. -
      I'd vote Gibson the pitcher of the day. Nice days by Sano, Slama, and Gibson. Parmelee also keeping rolling.
    1. glunn's Avatar
      glunn -
      Good report, but every team lost except Elizabethon. Ouch.
    1. righty8383's Avatar
      righty8383 -
      15 strike outs for the Etown staff

      Pretty impressive that Vargas has hit his 10th HR before reaching 100 AB's
    1. nicksaviking's Avatar
      nicksaviking -
      DJ Hicks played his first game since July 28th on Saturday and Romy Jimenez hasn't played since July 26th. Neither were listed on an injury report that I saw, anyone know why they haven't been on the field for E'ton?
    1. adjacent's Avatar
      adjacent -
      I was at the Snappers game and was impressed with Zack Jones. He can throw much harder than any other pitcher that pitched in that game. Opposing hitters looked overmatched.
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