Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The Twins had a day off yesterday as they traveled to the west coast. So, I actually watched a movie. Have you seen Juno?! What a great movie! Anyway, today I'm going to give the quick notes from the four Twins minor league games and then open up the Comments for your questions on the Twins, baseball in general, or the minor leaguers.
Twins Minor League Updates
Monday SethSpeaks Player of the Day – Rene Tosoni, Ft. Myers Miracle
Monday SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day – Michael Tarsi, Beloit Snappers
Monday - Red Wings 0, Scranton/Wilkes Barre – Glen Perkins got another start. He threw 99 pitches in just five innings. He gave up just one run on six hits. He walked two and struck out two. Ricky Barrett gave up a run on two walks in two innings. He struck out three. Heath Totten gave up a solo homer in his inning of work. The Red Wings managed just two hits, singles by Jason Pridie and Randy Ruiz. And, of course, Alexi Casilla had a walk.
By the way, check out Nick Nelson's great article on Brian Duensing's Dilemma.
NEW BRITAIN NEWS
Monday - Rockcats 5, Reading 2 – Luke Hughes continues to lead the offense. The infielder went 2-4 with a walk, his fifth double and his third homer. Brock Peterson had a walk and two doubles. Trevor Plouffe went 2-4. Erik Lis had a walk and his second homer. Anthony Swarzak started and gave up two runs on seven hits in just four innings. He walked three and struck out six. Armando Gabino gave up four hits in 3.1 shutout innings. He struck out four. Ben Julianel got the final five outs to record his third save. He struck out three.
FT MYERS MEMOS
Monday - Miracle 10, Lakeland 4 – Rene Tosoni is a hitting machine. He is now hitting .373 after a 4-5, two RBI day. Johnny Woodard went 2-4 with his fourth homer (a grand slam) and five RBI. Danny Valencia was 3-4 with a walk and his second double. Brian Dinkelman went 2-4 with a walk, three runs scored and his third stolen base. Edward Ovalle went 2-4 with a walk. Kevin Slowey made the rehab start (as mentioned below) and gave up a run on a solo homer in three innings. He walked one and struck out five. Deolis Guerra came in and won his second game. He went four innings and gave up three runs (2 earned) on four hits. He walked two and struck out three. Danny Graves and Tim Lahey finished the game with a perfect inning each.
Monday - Snappers 1, West Michigan 2 – Michael Tarsi needed a game like this. The lefty fell to 0-4, but he improved his ERA to 9.78. He went all eight innings and gave up two unearned run on six hits and a walk. He struck out three. Chris Cates went 2-3 with his first double. Deibinson Romero hit his first home run.
That is it for today... unless you care that the Reds purchased the contract of utility man Jerry Hairston and to do so, they designated former Twins SS Juan Castro for assignment. Big news... I know!
Anyway, please feel free to ask questions in the Comments and I will be sure to answer them.|
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