Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Not much to write about tonight that hasn’t been posted in its own entry. So here today, you’ll find pitching matchups for the Twins/Brewers series in Milwaukee as well as reports from the two affiliates that did play. Don’t forget that the Elizabethton Twins and GCL Twins who play their first games today.
Also, be sure to listen in tonight to the SethSpeaks.net Weekly Minnesota Twins podcast. A couple of guests are still being approached, but be sure to check it out at 9:00 tonight.
Here are the pitching matchups for this week’s series in Milwaukee:
· Tuesday – 7:05 – Francisco Liriano (2-8, 5.91, 1.52, .278) vs Jeff Suppan (5-4, 4.48, 1.59, .299)
· Wednesday – 7:05 – Nick Blackburn (6-2, 3.09, 1.25, .258) vs Braden Looper (5-4, 5.21, 1.39, .281)
· Thursday – 1:05 – Scott Baker (4-6, 5.22, 1.12, .249) vs Dave Bush (3-4, 5.67, 1.35, .272)
MINOR LEAGUE REPORT
Monday - SethSpeaks.net Hitter of the Day – Danny Berg, New Britain Rockcats
Monday - SethSpeaks.net Pitcher of the Day – Steve Hirschfeld, Ft. Myers Miracle
TRANSACTIONS AND NOTES
· I assume everyone read heard already that Danny Valencia has been promoted to Rochester?
· Travis posted his choices for Twins #6 prospect. See who got that spot, and then follow him through his top ten.
Monday –Rochester 4, Toledo 9 – Denard Span went 1-4 with a walk and a double in his first rehab game for the Red Wings. He was also caught stealing once. Dustin Martin was 2-4 with his ninth double. Matt Macri was 2-4 with his second triple. Trevor Plouffe was 2-5. Jason Jones started and gave up five runs in five innings. He allowed eight hits, walked three and struck out three. Reid Santos gave up four runs (2 earned) on four hits (two homers). He walked two and struck out two. Jesse Crain gave up a hit, but struck out two in a scoreless inning. Armando Gabino then threw a scoreless inning.
Monday –New Britain – No Game Scheduled.
Monday – Ft. Myers 3, Jupiter 4 – The Miracle returned to the field following their All-Star break. As they already clinched the first half title, the Miracle were able to give their all-star representatives this day off, with a couple of exceptions. Steve Hirschfeld, who pitched on Saturday, got the start in this game. He threw 5.1 shutout innings. He gave up six hits, walked two and struck out three. Santos Arias went two innings and gave up three runs on five hits. Blair Erickson got the final five outs, but he took the loss by giving up a run on two hits. Danny Berg went 2-4 with his second triple and two RBI. Jair Fernandez was also 2-4.
Monday – Beloit – No Game Scheduled. All-Star Game on Tuesday.