Monday, July 17, 2006
Roger's Minor League Players of the Week
Twins Minor League Report
A Painful Weekend Recap
Good morning everybody! First, the subject of last Friday's interactive Q&A, Kevin Slowey, threw a complete game for his second AA win on Saturday night. The same night, Matt Garza made his AAA debut and did quite well. The Twins won three out of four games from the Cleveland Indians, but they lost a few more players. The weather was incredibly hot throughout the state of Minnesota, and I don't have air conditioning! Uggh!
To start today, let's talk about the Twins injury situation. I would love to hear your thoughts, so e-mail me, or leave Comments below:
It wasn't entirely good news for the Twins organization this weekend. However, the first thing that I need to mention is that the Twins won three out of four from the division rival Cleveland Indians. The story of the weekend all started on Thursday night really. Jason Kubel came to the park and said that his knees both were a little sore. He is not injured, but based on missing all of the 2005 season, it is worth taking extra precautions. That night, Lew Ford strained his oblique and was immediately put on the Disabled List with Jason Tyner coming up to the Twins. Tyner came through with two hits in his first game on Friday night, including the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth of the Twins 3-2 win. He added two more hits on Saturday, and two more on Sunday.
Then on Saturday night, Shannon Stewart had to leave the game after running to 1B. Shortly after the game, he was put on the Disabled List with the same old plantar fasciitus injury that has cost him so much time already. Rondell White's rehab was cut short and he rejoined the Twins roster. He was in the lineup as the team's DH on Sunday. He had a lost-ball double, and in the top of the 7th inning, he hit a long home run to left field, his first of the season. On a side note, I am thrilled for White. I touted his signing when they made is last winter, I don't believe that he is completely done, and we all know what a great guy and a great teammate he is. I am very happy for Rondell White! Hopefully this is something that he can build on.
While listening to the Ron Gardenhire Show on Sunday morning, a caller asked him if there were OF replacements in the minor leagues. I wanted to call in and say, "Since there are two available spots on the Twins 40 man roster, why wouldn't Rondell White be allowed to continue to struggle at Rochester for another week and purchase the contract of Josh Rabe? He has been in the organization a long time. He's playing well. He was just in the AAA All-Star game, with Jason Tyner. Why not acknowledge a player like that with a call up?" But, I'm too shy to call in, so I just listened. What was Gardy's response? He mentioned Rondell White, and then he said "Brian Rabe, who has been playing well down in Rochester." There was my answer. That is how the organization looks at JOSH Rabe! (Note - Brian Raabe was a former Gopher infielder who spent a little bit of time with the Twins in the mid-90s) It could have just been a slip, but Rabe should be a known commodity for the Twins staff. I know that The Baseball Cube says he only got four at bats with the Twins in spring training, but that isn't true. He played a lot and was one of the last few sent down before the season started. My thinking at the time was simply, "OK, now I know how the organization thinks of him."
Later in the game Saturday night, Torii Hunter ran down a fly ball, and he could hardly get into the dugout. Ron Gardenhire said that he was near tears. But, a decision on Torii Hunter's status would wait until the results of a Sunday morning MRI were complete. Those became available shortly after the beginning of Sunday afternoon's game, and it wasn't good news for the Twins. Hunter had a broken bone in his foot and would be placed on the Disabled List. The good news, based on my previous paragraph, was that Josh Rabe's contract was purchased and he was called up to the Twins. He should be in uniform on Monday night, and I am completely thrilled for him! And no, not just because he did a Q&A for this site right away this season!
The main thing that I hope the Twins players and coaches remember is that the on-field ramifications of the losses of Stewart and Hunter should be minimal. The Twins did just fine without Shannon Stewart and assuming that Jason Kubel is well enough to play the Twins will not lose a lot offensively with the loss of Hunter. Yes, defensively, going from from Hunter to Tyner is a minimal step backward, mainly because of Tyner's lack of a strong arm, but not as big as the media and broadcast team will want us to believe. (If Nick Punto is the primary CF, which he shouldn't be, the difference would be far more dramatic!) But, losing these two players is no reason to believe that the team can not remain competitive!
The negative of this, from my perspective, is that Torii Hunter's injury could cost him the rest of the season. Do I think that his loss will make the Twins worse? Not especially. However, I think that the Twins were planning on trading him by the July 31st deadline. My thinking was that he could have been had for a major league player and two quality prospects. Now, his trade value is none. The Twins will have to decide after the season whether they want to pick up his $12 million contract for 2007. With two major foot injuries, it would be completely unwise for the Twins to pick that up. So, they will probably pay him his $2 million buyout and allow him to become a free agent. Of course, that means that they will have to determine whether they can offer him arbitration. If they do, there is a chance he could still be a Type A free agent, meaning that the Twins would get the 1st round draft pick of the team that signs him, and a supplemental first round pick. If he's a Type B free agent, the Twins would only get the other team's pick. Thinking beyond this season, I think that this injury really hurts the Twins. Really, Shannon Stewart likely would have been traded too, although he would have little value on the trading market already.
So, how injurious was the Twins weekend series against the Cleveland Indians? Well, they lost their centerfielder and #6 hitter. They lost their DH (who thinks he's a LF) and #7 hitter (who way too many think is a leadoff hitter), and their 5th OF. They replaced them with a career AAAA player in Tyner (who came up with several big hits over the weekend), their opening day DH who was sent to Rochester on a rehab assignment because of an, ahem, injury, and a career minor leaguer in Rabe who has spent the last four years at AAA. They lost two of their big trading chips for later this month meaning that they won't be able to acquire the prospects needed to maintain competitiveness for a small market minded team.
THE TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT
Of course, the repercussions of these three OF injuries will not only be felt by the Twins. The Rochester Red Wings are obviously very affected by them as they supplied the three replacements. Their OF now consists of Kevin West, Andres Torres and Alex Romero. West, like Rabe, has a long track record of success in the Twins system. He is a power hitter who missed a couple of months because of a knee injury he sustained while playing in Venezuela this winter. He is more of a DH-type. Torres is similar to Tyner. He is a veteran with some big league experience with the Tigers in recent years. And, Romero is one of the more underrated prospects in the Twins system. He has split this season between Rochester and New Britain. He is young and a very good hitter, and he is on the Twins 40 man roster. But, they have no depth in the OF (or in the IF really).
So, these injuries also affect the New Britain Rockcats who have a lot of talent in their OF. The big name is probably Denard Span, the Twins top pick in 2002. He was great in April, horrible in May and has been very good since. He still is raw and will need more time to be ready for the Twins, but his speed could be a welcome addition at the top of the Red Wings lineup. Doug Deeds should have been in Rochester to start the season but instead returned to New Britian. He got off to a horrible start, but he has really come on in the last six weeks. His batting average, which had been in the low .200s earlier, is now on the verge of .300. He has a lot of doubles which I love to see. He can also play 1B if needed. Trent Oeltjen has been the Rockcats best hitter for the last two months. The speedy lefty was the Twins lone representative in the Futures Game. He is hitting over .300 with lots of extra base hits and stolen bases. Oeltjen has been a personal favorite prospect of mine to watch the last few years. Garrett Guzman has done alright and shown some power, but he still has less than 100 at bats for the Rockcats. He should stay in New Britain and continue to get more at bats. Scott Whitrock is the other OF on the New Britain roster. He is in his first season at AA after playing for Fort Myers the last two years. He has power and speed, he just strikes out too much.
Assuming that two OF from New Britain move up to Rochester, that means that the Rockcats will have to replace two OF as well. So, that affects Fort Myers. Brandon Roberts had a great weekend for the Miracle. He could move up and play CF if Span moves up to Rochester. He is a speed guy with little power, much like Span except Roberts can steal bases. He just came to the Twins from the Reds in the Juan Castro deal. Jeremy Pickrel is a solid OF prospect. He has shown power and speed (20 extra base hits, 10 stolen bases), but he is hitting under .230. After a remarkable season in Beloit, Deacon Burns has been disappointing in Ft. Myers. He is hitting about .220 with just 12 extra base hits. Erold Andrus is barely hitting .210 and missed some time earlier in the year with injury. He came to the Twins in the minor league portion of the Rule V draft this past winter from the New York Yankees organization. Justin Arneson is a utility player with the Miracle. He barely hits .200 and isn't really very good at any single position, but he can be a decent replacement. He could move up to New Britain as a 5th OF who wouldn't play much. That would allow these other OF to continue to play.
And, then if one or two OF from Ft. Myers move up to New Britain, then one or two OF from Beloit need to move to Ft. Myers. Edward Ovalle would be a solid choice. He is hitting just .265, but he does have 23 extra base hits. He also has 12 stolen bases. Minnesota native Eli Tintor would be a candidate to move up as well. The former catcher is still learning to play the OF, but his bat has been solid most of the year. In the mold of having a speedy outfielder with little extra base power, Tarrence Patterson usually plays. He is getting on about 32% of the time and has 22 stolen bases in his second season in the Midwest League. Dwayne White is probably the only other option at this time although he has less at bats than the first three. Mark Robinson, a 2004 third round pick, is also with the team now.
At Elizabethton, JW Wilson has four home runs in just 57 at bats, but he is hitting just .263. Danny Santiesteban gets some mention, but he is hitting just .215 now. He does have eight extra base hits. At the GCL, the Twins 2nd round pick Joe Benson is crushing the ball, but he is very young and they should keep him in Florida. Top pick Chris Parmalee is showing some power and plenty of strikeouts as well.
At the end of last week, the organization had a major shuffling of pitchers throughout the system. This week, we will likely see a shuffling of outfielders. It will be interesting to see where these guys end up.
So, let's get to the rest of today's topics. Have a Great Week! Please feel free to e-mail me or leave Comments below.
By winning three out of four games from Cleveland, the Twins are now 11.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers, but they are now 8.5 ahead of the 4th place Indians. However, they are just 6.5 behind the Wild Card leading Chicago White Sox who were swept in three games by the New York Yankees. 6.5 games is not too much to make up, but it is hard to believe that the White Sox will lose three in a row too often. Also, the New York Yankees are between the Twins and the Sox. Despite all of the aforementioned injuries, I feel that the Twins should continue to look to make some trades before the deadline. They should look to trade Kyle Lohse for sure, but they should also consider deals for the likes of Luis Castillo, Carlos Silva, Dennis Reyes, and even the injured Stewart or Hunter if they can find a taker.
Here are some interesting numbers put up by Twins players over the past games:
Luis Castillo currently is in a ten game hitting streak. During that time, he is 15-40 (.375)
Nick Punto has a nine game hitting streak. He is 16-37 (.432) in that time.
Justin Morneau went 6-12 over the last three games. He is now hitting .305 with 24 home runs.
Jason Tyner was also 6-12 in the last three games with five RBI. Each of his hits was important.
Rondell White got out in his first at bat yesterday. He then hit a pop up that was lost by left fielder Todd Hollandsworth for a double. Maybe it was exactly what he needed to get going. In his next at bat, he hit a long home run, his first of the season. The best part was seeing how genuinely excited all of his teammates were for him!
In his last 12 outings, Joe Nathan is 2-0 with nine saves.
Nick Punto didn't look completely foreign in CF. I still think that Tyner is the guy to play there. However, due to necessity, Punto was put in CF because it is far easier to play than the corner OF positions.
Congratulations to Terry Tiffee and his wife Kelli, who gave birth Saturday morning to the couple's first two children, both sons.
Here is a quick look at the upcoming pitching matchups for the four game series at home against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. It should be fun to watch as we get to see three of the top pitchers in baseball in the series. How exciting is Tuesday night's matchup?!
Mon - 7:10 - Scott Baker (2-5, 6.06, 1.51, .322) vs Tim Corcoran (4-0, 1.57, 1.22, .235)
Tues - 7:10 - Francisco Liriano (10-2, 2.12, 1.01, .205) vs Scott Kazmir (10-6, 3.27, 1.31, .242)
Wed - 7:10 - Brad Radke (7-7, 4.97, 1.55, .327) vs Jae Seo (2-7, 5.07, 1.46, .267)
Thurs - 12:10 - Johan Santana (10-5, 2.93, 0.99, .220) vs James Shields (4-3, 5.37, 1.62, .307)
There is a lot of talent in the Devil Rays system though:
Julio Lugo could be the #1 impact player traded in the next couple of weeks. He is increasing his trade value for the Rays. On the year, he is hitting .310, but in his last six games, he is 10-23 (.435), and he has two hits in each of his past four games.
Carl Crawford's name continues to be mentioned in trade rumors, although I have no idea why the Rays would want to get rid of him. He is young, well-rounded and has a long-term, fair value contract. If he is available, the Twins should do everything in their power to make him their next CF! He has hit in 13 of his last 14 games. He has gone 22-59 (.373). Overall, he is hitting .317 with 13 homers and 32 stolen bases.
Rocco Baldelli is back from a long injury battle. He is hitting .303 in just 33 games this year.
Jorge Cantu missed time this year due to injury as well, but he is one of the better offensive middle infielders in baseball.
BJ Upton was just told that he is moving from SS to 3B. His defense just remains too bad to make it to the majors as a SS. He is a huge offensive talent. He will steal a ton of bases and hit for power, but his defense could derail his career... or he'll be a DH. You wonder what type of career he would be having by now had he done like his brother Justin and been willing to change positions earlier. He should be up within the next week or two.
Delmon Young is clearly another head case. Everyone knows that the former #1 overall pick was suspended for 50 games earlier this season for throwing a bat at an umpire. Last year, he was suspended 10 games for bumping an ump. The man has issues, but he also has immense talent. He should be in the big leagues already!
Elijah Dukes is another extremely talented Devil Rays OF prospect at AA. He was having a remarkable season as well. However, in mid-June, he was sent home for disciplinary reasons.
BJ Upton was also arrested for driving under the influence last month. And, of course, the #1 overall pick in the 1999 draft, Josh Hamilton, was suspended several times by the league for substance abuse violations. However, he is back and playing some minor league ball again. You obviously hope that he has truly turned things around.
Any thoughts on the series, please let me know! Send me an e-mail, or leave Comments below.
By the way, if you thought that Major Leaguers could give out free tickets to games, be sure to see what Pat Neshek has to say about MLB's ticket situation!
ROGER'S MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Throughout the year, our friend "Roger" is keeping tabs of the Twins minor leaguers. This year, he is coming up with a minor league hitter and pitcher each week. This week, he picked two guys who are very new to the organization! Feel free to comment! And don't forget to check out his weekly minor league update at Twinkie Town.
Player of the Week - Joe Benson, GCL Twins
Joe Benson is an athletic centerfielder who was the Twins 2nd round pick in this years draft from Joliet, Illinois. Prior to inking his first Twins contract, Benson was headed to Purdue as he was also one of the top running backs in the State of Illinois having gained 2,183 yards with 202 points scored during his senior year at Joliet Catholic. Benson has been the GCL Twins top hitters since opening day leading up to last weeks incredible performance, when he was 10 for 23 with 3 home runs, 2 doubles, 7 runs scored and 7 rbi.
2006 GCL Twins 78ab 3hr 17rbi .346Ave .444OBP .556SLG
Pitcher of the Week - Sean Land, Elizabethton Twins
Anthony Swarzak had an excellent week, taking over the Ace role of the Miracle staff now that Garza, Slowey and Duensing have moved up to New Britain and beyond. The fact is however, that Sean Land out pitched everyone this week with a 1-0 record in two starts, pitching 13.0 shutout innings, allowing 8 hits with 14K/4BB. Chosen out of the University of Kansas, Sean was considered a top five round prospect based on his performance last summer in the Cape Cod League. However, his fast ball dipped from the low 90s last summer to the high 80s this spring and he dropped to the Twins in the 9th round.
2006 Elizabethton 21.0ip 1W-0L 1.71era 1.24WHIP 22K/10BB
TWINS MINOR LEAGUE NOTES
Friday SethSpeaks Player of the Day - Doug Deeds, New Britain Rockcats
Saturday SethSpeaks Player of the Day - Brandon Roberts, Ft. Myers Miracle
Sunday SethSpeaks Player of the Day - JR Taylor, Ft. Myers Miracle
Friday SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day - Anthony Swarzak, Ft. Myers Miracle
Saturday SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day - Kevin Slowey, New Britain Rockcats
Sunday SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day - Adam Harben, New Britain Rockats
Here are the weekend updates. If you have any thoughts on the Twins system, please e-mail me.
Friday - Red Wings 3, Ottawa 6 - Andres Torres will likely get more playing time with Jason Tyner's promotion to the Twins. He went 3-4 with his 10th double. Josh Rabe hit his 4th homer. Boof Bonser had another tough start. In five innings, he gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks. He struck out five. Kevin Cameron gave up a run in his inning. Then Henry Bonilla and Beau Kamp each pitched a scoreless inning.
Saturday - Red Wings 2, Ottawa 4 It was the highly anticipated AAA debut of Matt Garza. He did very well but took the loss. The flame-throwing righty started with five shutout innings, but he gave a three run homer in the 6th on a 1-2 pitch. All told, he gave up the three runs on five hits and two walks over seven innings. He struck out five. Beau Kemp gave up a run on three hits in two innings. The Red Wings managed just six hits. Garrett Jones hit his 12th homer of the year, and his first in over a month. Chris Heintz hit his 16th double.
Sunday - Red Wings 5, Ottawa 3 - Glenn Williams knocked a two-run homer in the top of the 9th to give the Red Wings the win. The newest Red Wing, Erubiel Durazo, went 2-3 with a double and a walk. Donaldo Mendez went 2-3 with his first homer. Chris Heintz was 2-3 with a walk. Jason Miller started and gave up two runs on four hits in five innings. Ricky Barrett threw a shutout inning. Kevin Cameron gave up a run and three hits and a walk in 1.2 innings. Bobby Korecky came in and got the final out of the 8th and had a 1-2-3 ninth inning to get the Win.
NEW BRITAIN NEWS
Friday - Rockcats 8, New Hampshire 3 Doug Deeds is really hitting well again and his batting average is quickly approaching .300. In this game, he was 4-5 with his 21st double, sixth homer and four RBI. Alexi Casilla went 3-5 with an RBI and a stolen base in his first game with New Britain. Denard Span was 2-5 with his fifth triple. Matt Moses went 2-4 with hit ninth and tenth doubles. Errol Simonitsch got back on the winning track. The lefty went eight innings and gave up three unearned runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out five. Tristan Crawford pitched a perfect ninth inning.
Saturday - Game 1 - Rockcats 13, New Hampshire 4 Kevin Slowey started and finished this game for the Rockcats. He gave up four runs on two hits and two walks. He struck out five. Denard Span went 4-5 with two doubles and two RBI. Trent Oeltjen went 4-5 with two triples and five RBI. Alexi Casilla went 2-3 with a walk and his second stolen base. Doug Deeds went 2-4 with two doubles, a walk and two RBI. Matt Tolbert went 2-5. Steve Lomanskey went 2-4 with a walk.
Saturday - Game 2 - Rockcats 3, New Hampshire 7 Jay Sawatski was sent back to Ft. Myers to start, and after just a couple of starts, he came back to New Britain. This was his first start with the team. It didn't go so well. He gave up five runs (4 earned) on eight hits and a walk in just two innings. Nick Blackburn came in and gave up only one hit over five innings. That was good to see. Julio DePaula gave up two unearned runs in two innings. Matt Moses went 3-4 with three RBI. Felix Molina went 2-4 with two doubles. Doug Deeds was 0-1 with two doubles and a hit by pitch.
Sunday - Rockcats 4, New Hampshire 3 Adam Harben took advantage of another starting opportunity and really did well. Harben got his second win and dropped his ERA. In seven innings, he gave up two runs on five hits. He walked just one to go with a strikeout. Denard Span was 2-3 with two walks, his sixth triple and three RBI. Garrett Guzman was 2-4.
FT MYERS MEMOS
Friday - Miracle 3, Tampa 0 Brandon Roberts is starting to hit a little bit! He went 3-4 with his 10th double and 32nd stolen base. Korey Feiner went 2-2 with a walk. Jeremy Pickrel hit his fourth homer. Anthony Swarzak pitched great on the way to his fifth win. He gave up no runs on two hits over seven innings. He walked three and struck out eight. Chris Schutt recorded his third save with two scoreless innings.
Saturday - Miracle 9, Dunedin 10 - Brandon Roberts did it again. He went 4-5 with his 11th double and an RBI. Steven Tolleson was 2-5 with his fourth double and two RBI. David Winfree and Caleb Moore went 2-5. Trevor Plouffe hit his second homer. Justin Jones had another horrible start. In just 1.2 innings, he gave up eight earned runs on nine hits and a walk. Colby Miller gave up one over the next 2.1 innings. Danny Powers came in and in four innings, he gave up one hit and one walk and struck out five. JP Martinez took the loss, giving up an unearned run after two outs.
Sunday - Miracle 11, Dunedin 6 Brandon Roberts continued his impressive weekend with a 2-4 game. He had a walk, his 12th double and three RBI. JR Taylor went 3-6 with a double and three RBI in his first game since his demotion. Deacon Burns was 2-5 with his 10th double, third triple and two RBI. Korey Feiner and Justin Arneson each had two hits. Brock Peterson hit his 11th homer. Josh Hill started and gave up three runs on five hits and two walks in six innings. Jose Mijares gave up three runs (1 earned) on three hits. Tim Lahey improved to 5-0 with two shutout innings.
Friday - Snappers 5, Quad Cities 6 Alexander Smit had arguably his best start yet. In five shutout innings, he gave up one hit and two walks. He struck out six. Danny Vais then gave up one run over three innings and struck out four. But then with a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the 9th, Armando Gabino came in and gave up three straight hits without recording an out. Frank Mata came in and gave up a walk and two more hits and the Snappers took the loss. Dwayne White went 2-4 with his third homer and two RBI. Eli Tintor was 2-4. Whit Robbins hit hit third homer and drove in two RBI.
Saturday - Snappers 2, West Michigan 7 Oswaldo Sosa started and gave up six runs on six hits and three walks in just 4.2 innings. Armando Gabino came in and gave up one run on three hits and a walk over 3.1 innings. He struck out five. Yohan Pino pitched a perfect ninth. The Snappers managed just six hits. Tarrence Patterson, Whit Robbins and Edward Ovalle each had a double.
Sunday - Snappers 1, West Michigan 4 Ryan Mullins got the loss, but he actually pitched quite well. The lefty went 6.2 innings and gave up two runs (1 earned) on four hits and two walks. He struck out ten! Frank Mata came in and gave up two runs (1 earned) on five hits and a walk in 2.1 innings. Eli Tintor went 2-3. Erik Lis hit his 29th homer, and Drew Thompson hit his seventh triple.
Friday - E-Twins 1, Kingsport 0 Sean Land had another very strong start on his way to his first win. In six innings, he gave up no runs on four and two walks. He struck out five. Aaron Craig, Matt Williams and Danny Hernandez each pitched a scoreless frame as well. The Twins had just four hits. Josh Land was 1-3 with a walk and his second stolen base.
Saturday - E-Twins 11, Johnson City 5 Greg Yersich led the offense. He went 3-4 with his seventh double, first homer and four RBI. Danny Valencia went 2-4 with walk, his first homer and two RBI. Danny Santiesteban went 2-3 with two walks and his second homer. JW Wilson was 1-4 with his fourth homer. Alex Burnett started and gave up five runs (3 earned) on seven hits in four innings. He walked none and struck out six. Dan Leatherman went three shutout innings, allowing just two hits. Justin Staatz went two perfect innings including two strikeouts.
Sunday - E-Twins 3, Johnson City 4 Jose Lugo gave up four runs on six hits over 5.1 innings. Matt Fox then struck out three over 2.2 perfect innings. (Time for him to move up!) Danny Santiesteban was 2-4 with his fifth double and two RBI. Yancarlos Ortiz also had a double and a stolen base.
GCL TWINS REPORT
Friday - GCL Twins 1, GCL Pirates 15 Adam Revellette signed with the Twins as a free agent out of the University of Kentucky. His first start did not go so well. He gave up five runs (3 earned) on four hits and a walk in just 1.2 innings. He struck out two. Jakub Toufar gave up four runs over the next 3.1 innings. Bruno Sanchez gave up three runs in one inning, and Carlos Garcia gave up three runs in two innings. Juan Delgado went 2-4 with his second stolen base.
Saturday - GCL Twins 5 ,GCL Red Sox 4 Dave Gassner began a rehab assignment. In two innings, he gave up a run on two hits. He walked none and struck out two. It would be good to get him back in that Rochester rotation. Omar Alcala went the next five innings. He gave up a run on three hits. He walked none and struck out six. Robert Delaney pitched a shutout inning. The Twins scored three runs in the top of the ninth to take the lead, but Brad Tippett gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth to take the loss. He gave up four hits and one walk. The Twins had just three hits. Mark Dolenc went 2-4 including a three run homer. It was his first homer of the year.
Sunday - GCL Twins - No Game Scheduled.
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