Thursday, July 26, 2007
The Twins have the day off today, and it is more than needed. Honestly, I think that Twins fans need the day off as much as anyone. There probably aren't a lot of happy players with the Twins right now. Well, I bet there is one really happy player that will be in a big league dugout for the first time on Friday in Cleveland. After the game yesterday, the Twins sent Darnell McDonald back to Rochester and called up Brian Buscher. Hopefully he will get the majority of the playing time at 3B. Of course, when McDonald came up, he got three straight starts and then didn't play for two games and had only a pinch hit single yesterday before being given up on. So, Buscher better get at least a hit a game just to stay on the roster. I just don't know how Gardy is going to not put Nick Punto in the lineup. Can he do it?
Honestly, I don't really want to talk Twins today. They have a day off. I'm taking a day off too. As a matter of fact, with my house at 90 degrees the last couple of days, I did something a little different last night. My car has air conditioning and the movie theatre about 45 miles from my house has air conditioning, so I went to a movie. I went to see Knocked Up. Seth Rogan is hilarious and Katherine Heigl really did a nice job. I'm not saying it is a great movie, but it is really good. I think any parent could watch the movie and find him or herself nodding in agreement a lot. And no, I don't think it is at all pathetic that I went to a movie by myself. Is it?
Last Saturday, my girlfriend and I went to I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Now that was a funny movie. There was much laughter on my part. I am a huge Sandler fan and Kevin James is terrific. Oh yeah... Jessica Biel, she's friendly!
So, there are the movies I have watched lately. I believe the last movie I went to before last weekend was The Pursuit of Happyness, and then probably Stomp the Yard. But buttered popcorn is good.
So, here are the Twins minor league updates from last night. Please feel free to discuss anything and everything Twins related, or minor league related in the comments. According to LaVelle, Pirates assistant GM Ruben Amaro Jr was in Toronto scouting Josh Towers and is now on his way to Rochester to watch Kevin Slowey... who he also watched pitch last weekend. Hmm... Please no Pat Burrell! (although I am of the opinion that if the Phillies pay more than 75% of the contract, I wouldn't mind him on the roster) Despite the fact that he only hits about .220, his on base percentage is probably .380-.400. He does have some power and I'm guessing a change of scenery would be very good for him!
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TWINS MINOR LEAGUE NOTES
SethSpeaks Player of the Day - Steve Tolleson, Ft. Myers Miracle
SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day - Anthony Swarzak, New Britain Rockcats
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Wednesday - Red Wings 1, Syracuse 8 – David Gassner had yet another rough start. The lefty gave up four runs on ten hits and two walks in five innings. Miraculously, he struck out eight. Jason Miller gave up a run on four hits and a walk in two innings. Brad Baker then gave up three earned runs in just one inning. Jay Sawatski did pitch a scoreless inning. The Red Wings managed just three hits. Garrett Jones hit his 30th double. Brian Buscher went 0-2, played third base and batted sixth. He was removed from the game in the 6th inning and will become a Twin on Friday. Congrats!
NEW BRITAIN NEWS
Wednesday - Rockcats 0, Connecticut 3 – Wow, Anthony Swarzak was good in this game. The righty went the first seven innings and did not allow a run. He gave up only two hits. He walked none and struck out 11 hitters. JP Martinez gave up a hit and a walk in the 8th before Jose Mijares came in. He got two outs, but he gave up one hit, a three run homer that scored the two guys Martinez allowed to reach. Felix Molina went 2-3.
FT MYERS MEMOS
Wednesday - Miracle 2, Lakeland 3 - The exact same score as the loss yesterday. Jay Rainville fell to 5-10. He gave up three runs (2 earned) on five hits and a walk in 5.2 innings. Kyle Aselton did not allow a run over the final 2.1 innings. The Miracle had seven players with one hit. Steven Tolleson went 1-2 with three walks. He also hit a double as did Juan Portes and Erik Lis.
Wednesday - Snappers – No Game Scheduled.
Wednesday - E-Twins, Kingsport – Doubleheader rained out.
GCL TWINS UPDATE
Wednesday - GCL Twins, GCL Pirates – Dan Berlind improved to 4-0. In six innings, he gave up five hits and two walks, but just one earned run. He struck out four. Dominque Rodgers gave up a hit and walked two ,but did not allow a run. Tom Stuifbergen, from The Netherlands, pitched a scoreless inning. Michael Mopas gave up a run in his inning. Jonathon Waltenbury went 2-4 with his second homer and two RBI. Wang-Wie Lin was 2-3 with a walk. Yangervis Solarte went 2-4 with his second double. Juan Richardson was also 2-4.
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