Monday in the Minors
by, 08-13-2012 at 10:11 PM (928 Views)
The beauty of baseball is many-fold. On any given night. You just never know. Teams need stars to play well over the course of a season to be successful. But on any given night, anyone can step up when you least expect it and help you to a win. On Monday night, Samuel Deduno was wild as ever, but he somehow managed to pitch into the 8th inning and gave the Twins offense an opportunity to work without being behind. Darin Mastroianni was in the lineup as Denard Span and his shoulder are day-to-day. He came through with a solo home run that gave the Twins a 2-1 lead. Later, he had a big two-run single that broke the game open. It was Ryan Doumit who put it out of reach when he blasted a three-run homer, his 13th of the year.
It was a quiet night in the Twins farm system. New Britain, Ft. Myers and Eizabethton had scheduled nights off. The GCL Twins were rained out. There was some thunder in Beloit, but fortunately it was off the bats of two of their big boppers. And the Red Wings game came right down to the last at bat, an at bat by the guy that the Red Wings would want in that position. Here is a look at the Twins minor league scores and highlights from Monday night:
ROCHESTER 3, LEHIGH VALLEY 5
The Red Wings got the tying run to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the 9th. It was just who Red Wings players and fans would want, Chris Parmelee, one of minor league baseball’s hottest hitters. Unfortunately on this occasion, Parmelee took a called third strike to end the game.
Shairon Martis started for the Red Wings and gave up five runs over the first six innings. He gave up eight hits and a walk. Kyle Waldrop came in and gave up one hit and one walk over two scoreless innings.
The Red Wings managed just six hits on this night. Clete Thomas provided two RBI doubles. Pedro Florimon drove in the other run with a single scoring Eduardo Escobar.
NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS
The Rock Cats players enjoyed their final off day of the season.
FT. MYERS MIRACLE
The Miracle also had a day off.
BELOIT 3, PEORIA 2
Leading off the bottom of the second, Miguel Sano hit his 24th home run of the season. It also gave him 90 RBI. The next batter, Kennys Vargas, connected for his 9th home run in just his 21st game to give the Snappers a 2-0 lead.
That is how the score remained through seven innings. Lefty Matt Tomshaw started for the Snappers and threw seven shutout innings. He gave up just three hits, walked none and struckout four. Mason Melotakis came in for the 8th inning and promptly gave up two runs (1 earned) which tied the game.
In the bottom of the 8th, things started out well. Nate Roberts singled and there was an error when Wang-Wei Lin attempted a sacrifice bunt. With runners on first and second, Eddie Rosario flew out to center. Nate Roberts tried to tag up and advance to third base, but he was thrown out. With two outs, Miguel Sano singled, advancing Lin to 3B. Peoria chose to intentionally walk Kennys Vargas to pitch to Drew Leachman. Leachman worked a walk to give the Snappers a 3-2 lead.
DJ Baxendale came on in the 9th and despite allowing one hit, he pitched a scoreless inning for his first Snappers save. Melotakis gets the “Win” to improve to 3-1 on the season.
Elizabethton was not scheduled to play either.
The GCL Twins were rained out on Monday.
Players of the Day for Monday, August 13, 2012
Hitter of the Day – Miguel Sano
Photo by Seth
Pitcher of the Day – Matthew Tomshaw
Photo by Jim Crikket
A Look Ahead – Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Schedule
Rochester vs Indianapolis – RHP PJ Walters
New Britain vs Richmond – LHP Logan Darnell
Ft. Myers @ Jupiter – RHP Kyle Gibson
Beloit – No Game Scheduled
Elizabethton @ Bluefield – LHP Brett Lee
GCL Twins vs GCL Orioles – TBD
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