Correia v. Sale.
Hammer is DH since he is having trouble running.
Correia v. Sale.
Hammer is DH since he is having trouble running.
An excellent outing by Trevor May. A big game for Matt Koch. Twins affiliates sweep!
Eddie Cicotte (1884)
Archie Ware was a star first baseman in the Negro Leagues.
Infielder Chet Boak played for the Twins’ AAA affiliate, the Syracuse Chiefs, in 1961, but does not appear to have actually been a part of the Twins’ organization, as records show him belonging to the expansion Washington Senators. One assumes he was loaned to the Twins’ for part of that season.
Isao Harimoto is the only person to have 3,000 hits in Japanese baseball.
Another Tuesday Another Pelfrey (3-6, 6.12 ERA) vs. Axelrod (3-4, 4.26 ERA)
So the Twins and the White Sox both stink, although the Twins stink a game and a half better. Hopefully, Pelfrey can continue with his recent decent pitching tonight, although I would still prefer to see someone like a Kyle Gibson starting games for the Twins, but that might just be me.
I don’t really know anything about Axelrod. A quick look at his numbers show a guy who is meh to crappy, and who’s not striking out as many guys this year as last. So that’s good news for the Twins. Hopefully, the Twins can add a little space between them and the dumpster.
The Vanimal throws a seven-inning complete game. A big day for Antoan Richardson. Fort Myers wins in the ninth.
Last night I played tennis with a 15-year-old girl (my wife’s cousin), and was beaten pretty soundly. Continue reading WGOM Fitness: 18 June 2013, Tennis
Charlie Ganzel (1862)
Russ Hodges was a baseball broadcaster from 1929-1970, most notably with the Giants. He is most famous for his home run call on Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” in 1951.
Ron Necciai struck out 27 batters in a nine inning game while playing for Bristol in the Appalachian League in 1952.
It may never happen, but Bill James belongs in the Hall of Fame.
They managed 3 hits and Dozier had 2 of them (one for a Twins HR!). Trader Clete had the other. It was that kind of day.
PJ Walters took the loss - going 5.1 innings while giving up 4 earned runs on 9 hits and striking out 4.
For what it’s worth, they’re telling me that ii hit his 300th career homerun as a Tiger at Target Field. He hit is 1st career homerun as a Twin at Tigers Field…how many of you care?
The Twins are now at 30-36, 2 games ahead of the last place White Sox and 7.5 games behind the AL Central-leading Tigers.
Off day today.
Rochester: Chris Colabello was 12-for-24 with three doubles, two home runs, and three walks. For the season, he is hitting .369/.431/.664 in 214 at-bats.
New Britain: Nate Hanson was 6-for-15 with two doubles and a home run. For the season, he is hitting .292/.352/.438 in 130 at-bats.
Fort Myers: Aderlin Mejia was 8-for-15 with a double, three walks, and a stolen base. For the season, he is hitting .364/.437/.409 in 110 at-bats.
Cedar Rapids: Byron Buxton was 12-for-34 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, a walk, and three stolen bases. For the season, he is hitting .344/.431/.561 with 29 stolen bases in 253 at-bats. Dalton Hicks was 10-for-30 with a double, three home runs, and two walks. For the season, he is hitting .298/.368/.522 in 255 at-bats.
DSL Twins: Rafael P. Valera was 5-for-11 with three walks and three stolen bases. For the season, he is hitting .360/.528/.400 in 25 at-bats.
A power surge in Rochester. A power outage in New Britain. Dalton Hicks drives in six runs, and it’s not enough.
I can’t name a movie of the month. I know I saw a good one. I’m sure of it, in fact. I just can’t remember what it was.
Last night I meant to watch the Kirsty MacColl doc that E-6 pointed out to me, but with today’s work schedule changing, it seemed like a bad idea. I’ll try to get to it today.
I did see the fifth season of Arrested Development, which was loads of fun, if a bit of a different show (major characters would go 3-4 episodes without appearing). I’m also way into House of Cards and I’m caught up on Venture Bros., which got stranger than ever in season four.
I’ve been spending a little more time reading, which is cutting into whatever little time I have for the whole film thing. I should receive Micmacs in the mail soon, though, so I’ll get another Jeunet movie crossed off the list. He makes movies so infrequently, I really have no excuse not to be caught up.
Pete Browning (1861)
Ray Scott broadcast Minnesota Twins games from 1961-1966 and 1973-1975.
Outfielder Joe Charboneau was drafted by Minnesota in the sixth round of the January draft in 1976, but did not sign.
I have been to one Father’s Day game in my life.
My memory lies, it turns out. The game in question was definitely against the Padres, and it was on Father’s Day, 2005. However, I thought I remembered Johan getting ejected early in the game, allowing Jake Peavy to cruise to an easy win. However, Peavy didn’t even pitch, while Darrell May cruised to a win. Johan gave up one run in the sixth, then a bases-clearing double with two outs in the seventh that got him pulled. The Padres went on to win, 5-1, and who has two thumbs and didn’t see a Johan Santana win in person in Minnesota, ever? THIS guy! (I did, however, attend this game at Safeco, where two guys behind me were bemoaning the fact that they were “getting shut down by a no-name pitcher.” A writer in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer essentially repeated that statement the next day, displaying an utter lack of respect for his own work).
As for that Padres game, I was to go with a nine-month-old Skim as well as the Milkmaid. It was Father’s Day, Johan was pitching, we all had the day free and I hadn’t yet started running Spookymilk Survivor so my schedule didn’t revolve around it. However, the Milkmaid ended up being called in to work by her ruthless douchebag bosses, who told her Father’s Day wasn’t an important enough holiday for her to miss and they needed to add her to the schedule (I was not consulted for comment on their opinion). I watched the game with Skim and folks around us marveled at how quiet she was – a trend that she continued all throughout early childhood, where people would get up after dinner or event and remark that they had no idea they were sitting near a child.
The game sucked, though, and it was rainy afterward. And, me being me, I couldn’t remember where the f*&^ I had parked. I knew it was in one of the ramps, but I hadn’t written it down, since at 27 years old I was still trusting my never-good sense of direction and memory for landmarks. I walked around with Skim, who barely complained despite the light rain. Once the rain cleared, it got hot. Brutally hot. She still didn’t complain but I felt like a heel. She fell asleep in the Baby Bjorn as I spent over two hours combing a four-block area (this is who I am) looking for my car. Finally, I found it in the first parking garage I’d searched, on a floor I’d walked at least twice. I laughed at my own uselessness in the arena of finding things and we drove home.
The Milkmaid, for her part, had only been on at work for two hours. They cut her when the rush died down, a further insult to our day. She asked if the game had gone ridiculously long. It was a rather short one, at 2:23, so I amused her with the postgame story. If she’d been with us, there would have been no problem. The way I remember the spelling of words and names is the way she remembers directions and landmarks.
I don’t know how the rest of the day went, but as stupid as everything was, it remains my strangest Father’s Day, and it was also my first.
The Red Wings win in the ninth. A big day for Nate Hanson. Seven strong innings for Tom Stuifbergen.
Lefty Phillips (1919)
Lefty Phillips managed the California Angels from 1979-1981.
Richard Jacobs was the owner of the Cleveland Indians from 1986-2000.
The Bob Miller born today, although a pitcher, is not the Bob Miller who pitched for the Twins.
We would also like to wish a very happy birthday to socaltwinsfan.
Sanchez against Deduno? That didn’t go so well the first time. Then again ol’ Sam has a 1.50 ERA since then, and since a lot of his other peripherals are sketchy at best, that’s the stat I’m choosing to optimistically cherry pick.
Chris Colabello was recalled from Rochester, then options him back to Rochester the next day.
Trevor Plouffe was sent to Rochester on a rehab assignment.
Aaron Hicks was placed on the fifteen-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
Wilkin Ramirez was placed on the fifteen-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms.
Oswaldo Arcia was recalled from Rochester.
Trevor Plouffe was activated from the disabled list.
Chris Herrmann was optioned to Rochester.
Cody Eppley was signed to a minor league contract and assigned to Rochester.
Drew Butera was activated from the disabled list by Rochester.
James Beresford was promoted from New Britain to Rochester.
Anthony Slama was released by Rochester.
Alex Meyer was placed on the seven-day disabled list by New Britain with a strained right shoulder.
Miguel Sano was promoted from Fort Myers to New Britain.
Angel Morales was promoted from Fort Myers to New Britain.
Eddie Rosario was promoted from Fort Myers to New Britain.
Dakota Watts was promoted from Fort Myers to New Britain.
Chris Pettit was released by New Britain.
Mark Sobolewski was released by New Britain.
Bryan Haar was promoted from the GCL Twins to Fort Myers.
Mike Kvasnicka was activated from the disabled list by Fort Myers.
Kaleb Merck was promoted from Elizabethton to Cedar Rapids.
Wilfredy Liranzo was assigned to the DSL Twins.
Boston organization sends Matt Maloney to short-season Lowell on a rehab assignment.
Camden of the Atlantic League signs D’Angelo Jimenez.
Cubs organization (AAA Iowa) places Alex Burnett on the seven-day disabled list with a strained right elbow.
Houston organization promotes Gonzalo Sanudo from extended spring training to AA Corpus Christi.
Lake Erie of the Frontier League releases Ricky Bowen.
Angels organization (AAA Salt Lake) places Rob Delaney on the seven-day disabled list.
Dodgers organization (AAA Albuquerque) places J. R. Towles on the seven-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb.
Seattle signs Henry Blanco.
Toronto releases Henry Blanco.
Toronto organization (AAA Buffalo) places Bobby Korecky on the seven-day disabled list.
A big day for Dan Rohlfing. The new recruits haven’t gotten going yet for New Britain. The DSL Twins win a close one.
Babe Dahlgren (1912)
Bernice Gera was the first female umpire in Organized Baseball, umpiring one game in the New York-Penn League in 1972.
Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo was an outfielder for the Brunswick Pirates of the Georgia-Florida League in 1952.
Quarterback Jake Locker was drafted by the Angels as an outfielder in the tenth round in 2009. He signed a contract with them, but never played a game of professional baseball.
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