Sunday, May 25, 2008
Itís Memorial Day weekend, so Iím not going to take too much time on here, but I did want to do a little something to give people a new place to comment. Please donít judge this based on any style points. This is just so that things arenít completely missed. If you want a little more indepth information on any Twins related stuff, be sure to head over to Travis Talks (link at the left). Have a great day!
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Twins Minor League Updates
Friday SethSpeaks Player of the Day Ė Sergio Santos, Rochester Red Wings
Friday SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day Ė Zach Ward, Ft. Myers Miracle
Saturday SethSpeaks Player of the Day Ė Ben Revere, Beloit Snappers
Saturday SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day Ė Michael Tarsi, Beloit Snappers
Sunday SethSpeaks Player of the Day Ė Luke Hughes, New Britain Rockcats
Sunday SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day Ė Jay Rainville, New Britain Rockcats
The Red Wings beat Pawtucket 6-4 on Friday before losing the final two weekend games by a combined score of 20-2. Danny Graves stretched it out to six innings on Friday night for his first win. He threw 69 pitches in those innings. Tim Lahey recorded his sixth save. Sergio Santos had a bit of a breakout game on Friday with three hits and two doubles, getting his average just over .200. Brian Buscher went 1-2 with two walks and his seventh homer. On Saturday, Kevin Mulvey had a solid start. Five innings with one run on six hits and two walks. Garrett Jones increased his average to .188 by going 1-2 with two walks and his tenth double. On Sunday, Clay Buchholz pitched four innings for Pawtucket. Brian Duensing started for the Red Wings and gave up eight runs on nine hits and two walks in 4.2 innings. †
NEW BRITAIN NEWS
New Britain lost two out of three this weekend to Portland. Ryan Mullins gave up six runs on seven hits (four home runs) and two walks in four innings. Zach Ward went two more shutout innings to drop his ERA to 0.30. Steve Tolleson went 2-4 with a walk a double and two RBI. Matt Moses hit his third homer. On Saturday they managed just two hits. Anthony Swarzak gave up four runs in six innings. On Sunday, Jay Rainville had a very good start, six shutout innings. Ben Julianel recorded his eighth save. Luke Hughes went 3-4 with a walk and three RBI. Steve Tolleson went 2-4 with a walk. Erik Lis was 2-4 with yet another double. †
FT MYERS MEMOS
The Miracle beat Palm Beach two out of three games. Friday night Deolis Guerra improved to 5-1. He gave up two runs despite seven walks. Rob Delaney picked up his 11th save. Danny Valencia went 3-3. Brian Dinkelman was 2-3 with a walk, double and three runs scored. Wilson Ramos went 2-4 with a double. Alex Burnett gave up three runs in seven innings, but Jose Lugo gave up three runs in two innings for the loss. Juan Portes went 2-4. Tyler Robertson won again on Sunday. He gave up two runs on three hits and two walks in six innings. Brian Dinkelman, Edward Ovalle and Danny Valencia each had two hits while Wilson Ramos hit a grand slam, his seventh homer of the year. ††
Beloit has been playing incredibly well of late and this weekend they swept four games from Burlington. On Friday, Ben Revere went 2-4 with his first homer. Ozzie Lewis has been hitting well again and went 2-4 with his third homer. Garrett Olson was also 2-4. David Bromberg improved to 3-2 with three runs in 5.2 innings. Spencer Steedley got his fourth save. On Saturday, the Snappers won both games of a doubleheader. Michael Tarsi threw six shutout innings (with 8 strikeouts) in six innings. Ben Revere went 3-4 with a double and three RBI. Ozzie Lewis and Ramon Santana each had two hits. In the second game, Revere went 2-4 with his fourth triple and two stolen bases. He was hitting .425 at gameís end. Garrett Olson went 1-1 with three walks. Matt Dolenc and Greg Yersich each walked twice. Mike McCardell made his second start and gave up a run in 3.2 innings. Steve Hirschfeld improved to 4-0 with 3.1 shutout innings. †