Friday Night, August 3, 2007
Minor League Update
So as not to get completely overwhelmed on Monday, I thought I would post the Twins minor league game updates from Friday night right away. Grady Sizemore did his best to beat Johan Santana and the Twins last night, so let's talk about the minor leaguers. Be sure to note the performance of Yohan Pino! Here you go:
Twins Minor League Updates
Here are the game reports of their minor league affiliates.
SethSpeaks Player of the Day – Steve Tolleson, Ft. Myers Miracle
SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day – Yohan Pino, New Britain Rockcats
Friday - Game 1 - Red Wings 7, Syracuse 4 – Nick Blackburn returned to the rotation after his stint on the Disabled List. He went just three innings and gave up two runs on three hits. Julio DePaula improved to 9-5 after giving up a run on three hits in two innings. Carmen Cali gave up an unearned run in 1.1 innings. Bobby Korecky came in to get the final two outs on strikeouts for the save. Jose Morales went 3-3 with his 23rd double. Denard Span was 2-3 with a walk. He stole his 20th and 21st bases of the year. Matt Tolbert went 1-2 with two walks and his 21st double.
Friday - Game 2 - Red Wings 2, Syracuse 7 – Ryan Mullins got the start in game two. He didn't get much help from his defense though. In 2.1 innings, he gave up five runs (just one earned thanks to two errors) on three hits. He didn't help himself either by walking three. Jason Miller went the final 3.2 innings and gave up two runs on three hits. He walked none and struck out three. Denard Span went 0-1, but he walked twice and stole his 22nd base. Tommy Watkins hit his 7th home run.
NEW BRITAIN NEWS
Friday - Rockcats 5, Akron 1 – I was really concerned about Yohan Pino after his first few appearances with the Rockcats, but tonight, he was excellent again. He got his first win by giving up just one run on six hits over eight innings. He walked none and struck out eight. Not to sound too Bert Blyleven-like, but this is a Pino-type performance! Tim Lahey pitched a scoreless ninth. Luke Hughes went 2-4 with two RBI. Matt Moses (14), Felix Molina (16) and Matt Allegra (25) each hit a double.
FT MYERS MEMOS
Friday - Miracle 9, Lakeland 5 – Five runs in the fifth and six runs in the 8th... and we got to see Toby Gardenhire pitch the ninth. He pitched a shutout inning!! Jeff Manship started and gave up seven runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings. Just two of the runs were earned. Uncharacteristically, he walked three and struck out just one. Kyle Aselton struck out three in the next 1.1 innings. Adam Hawes gave up five runs (4 earned) in 1.1 innings. David Shinskie then got the final two outs of the 8th, but he also gave up a run on three hits. Steven Tolleson went 2-3 with two walks and his 15th double. Brian Dinkelman was 0-1, but he walked four times. Erik Lis was 2-5 with his 26th double. Danny Valencia hit his 5th homer.
Friday - Snappers 6, Ft. Wayne 2 – Joe Benson has to be mentioned again. He is on a role. Benson went 2-4 with his sixth triple. Steve Singleton went 2-4 with his 11th double. Danny Berg went 2-4 with his 14th double and three RBI. Matt Fox, who due to age should be above this level, started and improved to 6-1. He gave up two runs on three hits and two walks in five innings. Jose Lugo went three shutout innings before Dan Leatherman struck out two in the final inning.
Friday - E-Twins 3, Danville 2 – Mike McCardell started and had another very strong performance. In six innings, he gave up two runs (1 earned) on four hits. He walked one and struck out nine. Omar Alcala got the win with a scoreless seventh frame. Curtis Leavitt got two outs before Blair Erickson got the final four outs to record his fifth save. Rene Leveret went 2-3 with a walk. Estarlin de los Santos and Mark Dolenc went 2-4.
Do you have any further thoughts on any Twins prospects, minor leaguers, or these summaries? E-mail me, or also feel free to leave comments below.
That is it for now. Enjoy your weekend!!|
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