Thursday June 10, 2004
TWINS BEAT METS 5-3
TWINS MINOR LEAGUE REPORT
TWINS WIN AND QUESTIONS 4 U
Good morning! I'm kind of experiencing some blogging blues, so today will be quite short, just some updates on the Twins and the Twins minor league affiliates. I'm also asking you all to help me with some postings. I have given a bunch of Twins questions below and would love to hear your thoughts on them. I hope to get plenty of response so that you will help me write my postings for Monday. So, please help me!!! Thanks!
If you have any questions or comments on anything, please feel free to e-mail me. Have a great day!
TWINS BEAT METS 5-3
Johan Santana finally put together a good game. He went seven innings. He gave up six hits and one run. He walked none and struck out ten. He had shown flashes of brilliance at times this season, but has always seemed to have a bad inning. Last night, he allowed the bases with just one out. By what has happened to this point in the season, you would have expected a double to the gap, or even a home run. But not last night, he got Mike Cameron to do what Mike Cameron does best, strike out. JC Romero let things get shaky in the 8th, but Joe Nathan came in and got the final four outs for his 16th save of the year.
The Twins got an early lead when Luis Rivas singled in Joe Mauer. Later, Jacque Jones hit a big, 3-run homer to left field, dropped his bat and trotted around the bases with his immobile left arm. It was followed by a solo shot by Matthew LeCroy. Joe Mauer had two doubles in three at bats. The first was squirted off the end of the bat and landed on the left field line. The second was a legitimate double, a ground-rule double to left center. Luis Rivas was 2-3. Jones homer, his 11th, was his only hit. LeCroy's was his 5th.
Alright, because this is so short today, I am going to ask some quick Twins-related questions and I would love to hear your responses. I will post them again tomorrow, and on Monday, I will post your responses to them in a Mailbag.
To this point in the season, who has been the Twins:
What are your thoughts on Luis Rivas?
Should Michael Cuddyer play every day? Where?
What should the Twins do with their glut of OF, 1B, DH?
What are your thoughts on the Justin Morneau situation?
Should Doug Mientkiewicz continue to be the Twins leadoff hitter?
Which former Twins player do you think the Twins miss the most (Guardado, Hawkins, Pierzynski, Milton)?
What are your thoughts on Terry Ryan?
What are your thoughts of Ron Gardenhire?
As of now, who do you think will win the AL Central?
Which minor leaguer are you most excited to see move up to the Twins?
Any other general thoughts that you have on the Twins, the players, the coaches, the season... anything?
Let's talk Twins. I want to give the readers the forum of this site on Monday, so please e-mail me and make your thoughts heard.
TWINS MINOR LEAGUE REPORTS
Redwings 8, Columbus 4 - The Redwings scored a run in the top of the 8th to tie the game, then scored four runs in the top of the 9th to win the game. Jason Kubel went 2-4, including his first AAA home run.
NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS
Rockcats 3, Binghamton 4 - Victor Moreno got another start, but again went just four innings. He gave up no runs and two hits, but four walks. He struck out five. Jason Richardson gave up four hits, two walks and three runs. The our man, Travis Bowyer continued to be amazing! 3 1/3 innings of no hit, no run ball. He did walk three, but struck out three. He is still yet to give up a run. The Rockcats had just seven hits. No one had more than one hit, and only Jake Mauer had an extra-base hit, a double.
FORT MYERS MIRACLE
Miracle 5, Sarasota 7 - The Miracle didn't get much pitching. Jeff Randazzo started and went two innings. He gave up 5 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. Josh Gray took the loss but he pitched four innings and gave up just one run despite giving up four hits and three walks. John Thomas gave up a run in 2 innings. Danny Matienzo went 3-4 with his 2nd home run and 3 RBI. Doug Deeds went 2-5. Kaulana Kuhaulua went 2-4.
THE SWING OF THE QUAD CITIES
Swing 5, Peoria 10 - Quad Cities scored four runs in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game at 5 and send it to extra frames. However, Peoria scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning. 3B Omar Burgos continues to hit going 3-6. SS Alex Garcia and 2B Ben Pattee were 2-6. Pattee had a double. 1B Mark Zamojc and LF Justin Arneson were each 2-5. None of the pitchers did great. Jon Uhl's 2 1/3 scoreless innings were the highlight.
Any questions or comments on the Twins minor league system, e-mail me.
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That is it for me for today. Have yourself a wonderful Thursday!! As always, if you have any questions or comments on anything, please e-mail me.
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