Thursday Night, August 2, 2007
Minor League Update
Hello, if you missed the Jason Kubel posting, click here. I posted that in the early evening, after I got home from work. The Twins game against the Royals this afternoon was postponed for good reason. I am happy to hear that the weekend games against the Cleveland Indians will not be affected at all. I know there are some that think it is too soon, but real life does have to start again at some point. How much time that is is obviously up for debate. But to bring it back to baseball... Michael Cuddyer should come off the Disabled List. The quest will be who will be sent to the minors. Is it Luis Rodriguez now that Nick Punto is the utility infielder? Will Ramon Ortiz be DFAd? It will be interesting although the logical choice is my man Luis(!).
Friday night - Johan Santana vs CC Sabathia! What a great matchup of lefty aces!
Saturday afternoon - Lefty Aaron Laffey making his big league debut against Twins youngster Matt Garza.
Sunday afternoon - Fausto Carmona will go against Scott Baker in a battle of young-ish pitchers who have come into their own this season after early career struggles.'
Monday night - Paul Byrd goes against Carlos Silva in a matchup of very hittable veterans who have somehow been league average.
Should be a very interesting, and obviously a very important, series for both teams.
Anyway, right now I am going to be posting the minor league game summaries for tonight. Thankfully (in terms of my sleep needs!) all of these games were done by about 9:00 p.m. tonight As always I welcome any of your questions. If you want, please feel free to ask any Twins, Twins minor leaguers or blogging-related questions by sending me an e-mail. Some questions, I may answer on the website, if you are ok with that.
Twins Minor League Updates
Here are the game reports of their minor league affiliates.
SethSpeaks Player of the Day – Juan Portes, Ft. Myers Miracle
SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day – Dan Berlind, GCL Twins/Brian Duensing, Rochester Red Wings
Thursday - Red Wings 7, Syracuse 4 – Brian Duensing continues his amazing pitching for the Red Wings. He went 7 innings and gave up just one run on six hits. He walked none and struck out seven. He improved to 9-2 while his ERA dropped to 2.77. Fortunately they had a big lead when he left because the bullpen wasn't good. Julio DePaula gave up two runs on three hits in the 8th. Bobby Korecky then gave up a run on a homer in his inning. Glenn Williams went 2-4 with his seventh homer. Matt Tolbert was 2-5 with his 20th double. Denard Span went 2-4 with his 18th and 19th stolen bases. Darnell McDonald went 2-5. Chris Heintz went 1-2 with two walks. Even Matthew Lecroy had a productive night going 1-2 with a walk.
NEW BRITAIN NEWS
Thursday - Rockcats 3, Erie 13 – Rough night for the Rockcats pitchers. Josh Hill started and gave up seven runs in three innings, but just three of the runs were earned. Tristan Crawford gave up two runs in two innings. Frank Mata gave up a run in two innings. Then JP Martinez gave up three runs in the final two innings. Matt Allegra went 2-3 with his 24th double and an RBI. Garrett Guzman went 2-4. Felix Molina hit his 15th double.
FT MYERS MEMOS
Thursday - Miracle 9, Lakeland 5 – Juan Portes really has been hitting well of late. In this game he was 3-3 with his 20th double. Edward Ovalle hit two doubles in four at bats to give him ten on the year. Brian Dinkelman went 2-5. Korey Feiner went 2-4 with two RBI. Dustin Martin hit his 6th homer of the season, his first with the Miracle. Errol Simonitsch went to 2-0 with six solid innings. He gave up two runs on four hits and a walk. Armando Gabino got two outs but gave up two runs on three hits and a walk. Eddie Morlan gave up a run on two hits and a walk in 1.1 innings. Robert Delaney got the final three outs.
Thursday - Snappers 1, Ft. Wayne 2 – Joe Benson is on a tear. In this game, he went 3-5 with his 15th double. Steve Singleton went 3-4. Matt Betsill went 2-4 with his sixth double. Brian Kirwan pitched well but took the loss. In 6.1 innings, he gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out six. Jesus Carnevales got the final five outs, did not allow a run and gave up just one hit.
Thursday - E-Twins 3, Danville 5 – Mark Dolenc went 3-4 in this game. Greg Yersich went 2-3 with a walk, his second homer and three RBI. Deibinson Romero was 2-4 with his sixth double. Jose Castillo started and gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks in four innings. He struck out four. Spencer Steedley then gave up two runs on one hit and two walks in three innings. He struck out five. Dan Latham struck out two in two shutout innings.
GCL TWINS REPORT
Thursday - Game 1 - GCL Twins 3, GCL Orioles 2 – Dan Berlind improves to 5-0 with a very good performance. In 5.1 innings, he gave up two unearned runs on four hits. He walked none and struck out six. Danny Rondon picked up his 8th save by getting the final five outs. Jeanfred Brito went 3-3. Yangervis Solarte was 2-2 with his fourth double.
Thursday - Game 2 - GCL Twins 8, GCL Orioles 0 – Liam Hendricks was the winner in this game. He struck out nine in five innings. He gave up just one hits and walked one. Tom Stuifbergen pitched a perfect sixth. Jarrod Eacott pitched the seventh. Ben Revere, who was 1-1 in Game 1, went 2-2 with a walk, his seventh triple and two RBI. James Beresford was 2-3. Danny Rams went 1-3 with a walk and his second double.
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That is it for today. Have a good one!|
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