Twins Minor League Report (9/2): The Final Countdown
by, 09-02-2013 at 11:53 AM (601 Views)
The page will be updated throughout the day. (There will be a break in the action later this afternoon as I head off to prepare a team of 9th graders to get our first football win of the season.)
ROCHESTER RED WINGS x, SCRANTON/WB RAILRIDERS x
UPDATE 12:25 CT
Scott Diamond gave up a run in the top of the 1st, but the Red Wings answered back in the bottom of the inning scoring three runs. They currently have runners on first and third with nobody out.
Durham and Norfolk are currently tied at 0 in the top of the 6th. Durham put a runner on base with a 2-out single.
Update 12:30 CT
Norfolk got out of the inning. Heading to the bottom of the 6th. Still scoreless.
Ray Olmedo singled home Jeff Clement. 4-1, still none out in the bottom of the first.
Update 12:40 CT
Norfolk started off the bottom of 6 with a double and a walk. Durham followed that with a strikeout and double-play. On to the 7th...
Meanwhile, Rochester is still batting in the 1st. Eduardo Escobar has doubled twice and has four RBI so far in a 9-1 game. Scranton/WB has made a pitching move already. (These Red Wings must really not want to re-join the Twins. #jajaja)
***I'VE TAKEN THE LIVE-BLOGGING OF THIS OVER TO THE FRONT-PAGE ARTICLE***
From today's game notes:
The Red Wings made a total of 140 transactions this year, which included housing 60 different players over the course of the season. That is the highest number since 1995 (62).
Only five players made it through the whole season on Rochester's roster: Shairon Martis, Eric Fryer, Jeff Clement, Brian Dinkelman and Ray Olmedo.
Scott Diamond will take the mound at 1:05 pm at Frontier Field in hopes of securing a win.
With a win, the Red Wings also need Norfolk to lose to clinch a playoff berth. That is the only way the Red Wings season doesn't end today.
NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS x, READING PHILLIES x
D.J Baxendale (5-6, 5.80) matches up with top Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle. Biddle supports a 3.64 ERA, but has accumulated 14 (!) losses on the season.
FORT MYERS MIRACLE
The Miracle are off today and will kick off a three-game set tomorrow with Charlotte at 6:30 ET. Game 1 is on the road with Games 2 and 3 scheduled for Fort Myers.
CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS x, CLINTON LUMBERKINGS x
Miguel Sulburan will make the start in today's regular season finale.