Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Catching Up Again
Alright, taking a couple of long weekends back-to-back makes for tough blogging! So again, here I am, trying to catch up again after a four day weekend.
Probably the best way get back into the blogging world after time off is to try to put together a podcast. Last night at 9:00 p.m. was the SethSpeaks.net Weekly Minnesota Twins Podcast, and it was a good show in my opinion. It was exciting because the first guest of the show was the Twins first round draft choice last month, Kyle Gibson. He called in to the show about 9:05 and spent more than 15 minutes answering questions. I feel bad, but the first questions were about his health. We discussed his 2009 season at Missouri. We talked about him being drafted by the Phillies in the 36th round in 2006 and the factors that went into his decision to go to college. And then we discussed his thoughts on being drafted by the Twins and some of the factors that will go into whether he signs with the Twins. Really, I have to thank Kyle Gibson because he did a great job. I had heard about his great character, but it was certainly on display in the interview as he very thoughtfully answered all of the questions. After talking some Twins minor league stuff, we were joined by Joe Dexter of MotorCityBengals.com, a Detroit Tigers blog. We talked about the Twins and the Tigers and the AL Central as a whole.
· SNY.tv is a daily baseball show that previews that day’s Mets and Yankees games. I will be on the show tomorrow, helping them preview the Twins/Yankees series, so please check that out.
· Travis gives us his choices for the New Britain Hitter and Pitcher of the Month for June.
MINOR LEAGUE REPORT
Monday - SethSpeaks.net Hitter of the Day – Jason Pridie, Rochester Red Wings
Monday - SethSpeaks.net Pitcher of the Day – Tyler Robertson, Ft. Myers Miracle
Monday – Rochester 7, Buffalo 3 – The bats were certainly out for the Red Wings in this game! Jason Pridie led the way for the team. He went 3-5 with his 15th double and fourth home run. Alexi Casilla went 3-5. Trevor Plouffe went 3-3 with a walk. Matt Macri was 3-4. Justin Huber was 2-3. Steve Tolleson and went 2-4 with a walk and a triple. Armando Gabino got what I assume to be a spot start. He gave up two runs on five hits and a walk in 4.1 innings. Jesse Crain struck out two in 2.2 scoreless innings. Rob Delaney then gave up a run on two hits and a walk.
Last night it was announced that Justin Huber would be replacing Anthony Swarzak as the Red Wings representative in the AAA All-Star game.
Monday – New Britain 3, Trenton 1 – Another bullpen start for the Rockcats, this game was started by Yohan Pino. He gave up only an unearned run on five hits and a walk in 5.1 innings. He struck out five. Alex Burnett went 2.2 shutout innings. Anthony Slama recorded his 17th save with a scoreless inning. Juan Portes had three of the team’s six hits, and he drive in two runs. Brian Dinkelman went 1-3 with two walks.
Monday – Ft. Myers 2, Palm Beach 4 – Tyler Robertson had another solid start. In seven innings, he gave up three runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out five. But thanks to a lack of offense, he gets the loss. Loek Van Mil gave up a run in his inning to raise his ERA to 0.95. Rene Leveret went 2-3 with a walk. Nick Romero was 2-4 with his fifth double. Mark Dolenc went 2-4 with his third triple. Ben Revere stole his 30th base.
Monday – Beloit 2, Peoria 7 – The Snappers managed just six hits in the game. Michael Harrington went 2-4 with his 23rd double. Dan Berlind went the first 4.2 innings. He gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six. Thomas Wright then gave up five runs on five hits and two walks in three innings. Bruce Pugh had to come in to get the final out.
Monday – Game 1 - Elizabethton 5, Princeton 2 – Martire Garcia recorded his second win of the year. In five innings, he gave up two runs on five hits. He walked five and struck out four. Brad Stillings came in and got one out, but he walked two. Tony Davis came in and got those final two outs. Billy Bullock recorded his second save with a perfect seventh inning. Derek McCallum went 2-3 with a walk and his first triple. Josmil Pinto went 2-3 with his second double. Anderson Hidalgo went 2-3. Tobias Streich went 1-2 with a walk.
Monday – Game 2 - Elizabethton 4, Princeton 5 – Miguel Munoz started and gave up four runs on four hits and two walks in just 3.2 innings. Matt Tone came in and gave up a run on two hits and two walks in just 2.1 innings. The E-Twins managed just five hits in the game. Michael Gonzalez and Danny Rams each hit a double. Rams’ double was his fifth.
GCL TWINS THOUGHTS
Monday – Game 1 - GCL Twins 1, GCL Red Sox 6 – The GCL Twins managed just four hits in the first game. Shooter Hunt made another start. In three innings, he gave up four runs on two hits. He walked four, hit one and threw three wild pitches while striking out just one. Leonardo Parra went the next two innings. He gave up two runs on four hits. Jean Mijares threw two scoreless innings. He walked three and struck out three.
Monday – Game 2 - GCL Twins 1, GCL Red Sox 5 – Blayne Weller gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks in three innings. He struck out four. Zach See gave up a run on two hits and two walks in two innings. He struck out four. Jhon Gonzalez and Dakota Watts each threw a scoreless inning. Jairo Perez went 2-2.
Rehabbing – Luke Hughes and Joe Benson are getting some at bats for the GCL team as part of their rehab.