Thursday Night, May 1, 2008
Thursday Night Update
Hey ya'll, sorry I haven't had much this week, but I really do have a couple of things in the works, so keep checking. I do want to get the nightly minor league update out with a few other links. I will be back in the morning with another posting. And there may be a couple of weekend entries, so check back.
The Twins are 13-14 heading into this series against the 14-15 Detroit Tigers. Here are the pitching matchups:
Friday night - 7:10 - Scott Baker (2-0, 4.50, 1.17, .256) vs Armando Galarraga (2-0, 1.50, 0.72, .113)
Saturday - 6:10 - Livan Hernandez (3-1, 5.05, 1.46, .310) vs Justin Verlander (1-4, 6.50, 1.47, .250)
Sunday - 1:10 - Boof Bonser (2-4, 3.75, 1.22, .250) vs Kenny Rogers (2-3, 6.75, 1.86, .309)
Good to see Baker get the start after leaving his previous start with the groin strain. Galarraga has been a great surprise for the Tigers. Verlander has also been a surprise, just not in the right way.
Be sure to check out Bob Sansavere's Q&A with Pat Neshek, the topic is baseball cards. Very interesting and fun information.
I'll be at the Sunday game. Also, be sure to pick up your copy of the Gameday Magazine sold outside of the Dome!
Twins Minor League Updates
Thursday SethSpeaks Player of the Day – Luke Hughes, New Britain Rockcats
Thursday SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day – David Bromberg, Beloit Snappers
Thursday - Red Wings 1, Toledo 5 – Kevin Slowey made a rehab start for the Red Wings and it appears that he is ready to come back to the Twins. He threw 84 pitches (55 for strikes), so maybe one more rehab start to get closer to 100, or maybe just bring him up in time to make a start early next week. Slowey took the loss. He gave up two runs on three hits. He walked two and struck out nine. Both of the runs came on solo home runs. He's ready. Casey Daigle then got four outs, allowing just one hit. Carmen Cali gave up an unearned run in one inning. Phil Humber gave up two runs on three hits and got just two outs. The Red Wings managed just four hits and walked four times in the game. Darnell McDonald remained hot with a 2-4 game. Jason Pridie went 1-3 with a walk and his sixth stolen base.
NEW BRITAIN NEWS
Thursday - Rockcats 7, Binghamton 4 – The calendar may have changed to May, but Luke Hughes just continues to amaze. He went 4-5 with four runs scored, his second triple, his ninth home run and his fourth stolen base. Matt Moses contributed two hits, including his eighth double and a stolen base. Trevor Plouffe and Felix Molina each hit their fifth double. Ryan Mullins improved to 2-2 although it was far from his best start of the season. He gave up four runs on six hits and five walks in 5.1 innings. He struck out three. Jason Miller came in and went 2.2 shutout innings, striking out three while allowing just one hit and one walk. Armando Gabino picked up his first save with a perfect inning.
FT MYERS MEMOS
Thursday - Miracle 11, Clearwater 6 – Jeff Manship had a very good start to improve to 4-0, but the story in this game was clearly the offense. Juan Portes was also 4-5 in the game. Johnny Woodard went 2-3 with a walk and his fourth double. Danny Valencia had two doubles in four at bats, and drove in four runs. Yancarlos Ortiz went 2-3 with a walk. Brian Dinkelman went 2-5. Whit Robbins went 1-3 with two walks. Back to Manship, he left the game with an out in the seventh inning having not allowed a run. However, he had two runners on base. Danny Hernandez came in and let both of those runs score. He gave up a single, walked a guy and then another single before Danny Vais came in to end that inning... and then pitch one more. Jose Lugo gave up two runs in the 9th inning.
Thursday - Snappers 5, Great Lakes 2 (10 innings) – Joe Benson led off the 10th inning with a triple which led to the winning runs and more. Benson went 2-5 in the game. The triple was his first of the year, but he also hit his fifth double. Chris Parmelee went 3-4 with a walk. Ben Revere went 1-4 with a walk. David Bromberg had an excellent start. The righty gave up just one run on two hits in six innings. He walked three, but he struck out nine. Brad Tippett got a blown save. He gave up an unearned run in 2.1 innings. Matt Williams improved to 2-0 with two strikeouts in 1.1 innings.
Again, if you haven't already, keep scrolling down and check out the Q&A with Stephanee Neshek. I have already received a lot of great feedback on it, so hopefully you all enjoyed it! Have a great Saturday!|
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