Wednesday Night, April 16, 2008
Wednesday Minor Notes
Nothing is minor when discussing the minor leagues, but I'm not a creative title maker, but I try. I will have plenty of thoughts on the Twins game and my experience at the Dome tonight, but I wanted to get the minor league notes done first and in a separate posting to allow for minor league specific comments. Here we go:
Red Wings Report (Rochester 4, Richmond 5)
Glen Perkins is really showing so far this spring that his career may be best suited in the bullpen. The lefty made this start and in 4.1 innings, he gave up four runs (3 earned) on eight hits. He walked three and struck out five.
Julio DePaula came in and threw 3.2 shutout innings. He gave up just one hit, walked two and struck out six. But, as he does pretty much every game, Bobby Korecky was asked to pitch. He took the loss and gave up one run on three hits and an intentional walk in his daily inning of work.
Tommy Watkins went 2-2 with two walks. Brian Buscher went 2-5.
Jason Pridie went 2-4 with his third triple and three RBI, but he also committed two fielding errors.
Anthony Swarzak was certainly the lead story in this afternoon game. The righty went six innings without allowing a run. He gave up three hits, but he walked none and struck out ten. It improved his record to 2-0, and dropped his ERA to just 0.60.
Zach Ward added two scoreless innings before David Shinskie gave up a run on three hits in the ninth frame.
Brock Peterson went 2--4 with all four of the team's RBI. He hit his second double.
Luke Hughes went 2-3 with two walks and a stolen base.
Miracle Matters (Ft. Myers 4, Clearwater 1)
Deolis Guerra made the start for the Miracle. he went five shutout innings and gave up just four hits. He walked one and struck out four. He recorded his first win (1-0), and his ERA, like Swarzak's, drops to 0.60.
Danny Graves got another opportunity. He gave up one run on one hit and struck out two in two innings.
Jose Lugo and Rob Delaney each threw a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
Whit Robbins went 2-3, but Danny Santiesteban's three run homer was the game's key hit.
Snappers Snapshot (Beloit 2, Dayton 9)
Michael Tarsi certainly started the season as a legitimate prospect, but he has not been good. He falls to 0-3 after giving up eight runs on 11 hits in just 4.1 innings.
Jair Fernandez, who the Twins got from Seattle for R.A. Dickey, went 3-4 with a double.
Check back later for my thoughts from the Twins 6-5 win!