Wednesday Night, August 6, 2008
Wednesday Game Notes
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Hi Everybody! This posting will contain game thoughts and notes from Wednesday's games. The Twins got a much needed win. If you can believe it, the Rochester Red Wings swept a double header and one of their pitchers threw a complete game shutout! Shooter Hunt showed that he is human. Angel Morales continues to impress, and there was a two home run hitter for the GCL Twins!
I encourage comments and questions that you may have, but I must say that I will be leaving town Thursday mid-morning for a trip to Nebraska for a family wedding on Saturday. I hope to check things out when I get there tomorrow night. I will check the site throughout the weekend. I also want to point out that right before I leave tomorrow, my plan is to post a blog entry that everyone will thoroughly enjoy. Seriously, I am really excited about it. That posting will remain on this page throughout the weekend. I do hope to do a couple of postings throughout the weekend, but if I do so, I will post them on the WordPress SethSpeaks site, so make sure you check that site out throughout the weekend. My travel schedule the last several weeks has been a bit crazy. I appreciate the loyalty most of you have shown by continuing to come to this site and contribute. Thank you!
Let's get to the game thoughts...
TWINS 7, MARINERS 3
Any other thoughts on the Twins?
Twins Minor League Updates
Wednesday SethSpeaks Player of the Day Garrett Jones, Rochester Red Wings
Wednesday SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day Tom Shearn, Rochester Red Wings
Wednesday Rochester 3, Lehigh Valley 2 (8 innings) This was a pitch-by-bullpen game for the Red Wings. Tim Lahey started and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks in three innings. Danny Graves then threw three shutout innings, allowing just two hits. Ricky Barrett and Mariano Gomez each threw a scoreless frame as well. Jason Pridie continued to hit well. He went 2-4. Michael Cuddyer, in his first rehab start, played RF and went 1-3 with a walk. Trevor Plouffe hit his fifth homer run with the Red Wings. The losing pitcher in this game was former Twin JD Durbin. The Real Deal is now 0-7 with an 11.03 ERA with the IronPigs.
Wednesday Rochester 5, Lehigh Valley 0 In the second game, recently acquired veteran Tom Shearn went all seven innings and gave up no runs on two hits. He didn't walk a batter and struck out eight. Garrett Jones had a big game. He went 3-3 with two doubles, his 15th homer and three RBI. Jason Pridie went 1-2 with a walk, his 16th double and 22nd stolen base.
NEW BRITAIN NEWS
Wednesday New Britain 11, New Hampshire 7 Brian Dinkelman may have some chips moving around in his elbow the rest of the season, but it doesn't seem to be affecting his bat. In this game, he went 3-4 with his first triple, his second homer and four RBI. David Winfree was 2-3 and recorded his first stolen base. Felix Molina went 2-3 with a walk. Steve Tolleson was 2-4 with a walk. Matt Moses was 2-4. Brock Peterson went 2-5. Kyle Aselton started and went 3.2 innings. He gave up four runs (3 earned) on five hits. He walked five and struck out two. Zach Ward gave up just two hits and no runs over the next 2.1 innings to get the win. He walked two and struck out one. Jose Mijares made his first AA appearance of the year and threw two shutout innings, striking out two. Ben Julianel got a mop up inning of work and gave up three runs on four hits.
FT MYERS MEMOS
Wednesday Miracle, Tampa The game was postponed due to a power outage and likely will be resumed. Whit Robbins had provided some power in the early innings with his fourth homer. Spencer Steedley started and went three innings of one hit ball.
Wednesday Beloit 1, Kane County 8 Yesterday morning, I got an e-mail from a reader that, in part, said, "Why are the Twins allowing Hunt and Slama to toil in A-Ball? Right now, both pitchers are men amongst boys and I cant help but to think allowing them to completely dominate can possibly be detrimental to their development. " My response regarding Shooter Hunt was, "He probably is where he should be. He had to move up from E-Town. And, control was his issue before the draft, and he has issued a number of walks in his few outings. he's getting strikeouts and doing some things well. I don't know his percentage of strikes thrown. I know he's only gone five innings in starts which makes me think he is throwing a lot of pitches per at bat." Well, I sent that before noon so I really hope I didn't jinx him in some way. Hunt made this start and went just 3.1 innings. He gave up six runs (5 earned) on four hits. He walked five (for the second straight game) and struck out just three. He not has 12 walks in just 13.1 innings with the Snappers. Charles Nolte went the next 1.2 innings and gave up just an unearned run. Mike Tarsi gave up an unearned run in his two innings. Danny Hernandez pitched a scoreless inning. Jeanfred Brito went 1-2 with two walks. Ben Revere went 1-4 with his 35th stolen base.
Wednesday E-Twins 5, Bristol 13 Another rough start for Alex Curry in this one. He went just 3.2 innings and gave up seven runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out four. Lee Martin then gave up three runs (2 earned) on four hits in 2.2 innings. He struck out four. Kyle Carr gave up three runs (1 earned) in just 1.2 innings. Nathan Fritz threw a perfect inning. Jeff Lanning went 2-3 with his fourth homer and two RBI. Evan Bigley went 2-4 with his eighth double. Angel Morales went 2-4 with his ninth double and tenth home run. Nick Romero went 2-5 with his seventh double.
GCL TWINS TALK
Wednesday GCL Twins 9, GCL Red Sox 3 Jakub Hatjmar led the offense in this game with a 5-6 game, each hit being a single. Josmil Pinto went 3-4 with a walk, his first homer and his first stolen base. Daniel Ortiz was 3-5 with his fifth triple. Juan Sanchez went 2-5 with his first two home runs. Angelo Sanchez went the first six innings and gave up three runs (2 earned) on six hits. He walked none and struck out three. Andrei Lobanov struck out three in two shutout innings. Kelvin Mota pitched a perfect inning.
Have a great day!