Minor Details: Games of June 19

Liam Hendriks makes a less-than-triumphant return.  Miguel Sano hits his first AA homer.  Twins affiliates take an oh-fer.


Batting stars:  Doug Bernier was 3-for-4 with a triple, scoring once and driving in four.  Jeff Clement was 1-for-2 with three walks and a double, scoring once.  Dan Rohlfing was 0-for-2 with three walks, scoring twice and driving in one.

Pitching stars:  None.

Opposition stars:  Cody Grice was 2-for-4 with two h0me runs and six RBIs.  J. R. Muprhy was 3-for-5 with a home run and scored twice.  Walter Ibarra was 2-for-5 with a double and a home run and scored twice.

Key inning:  The fourth.  The RailRiders had seen a 6-0 lead dwindle to 6-4.  Ibarra stemmed the tide with a one-out homer.  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre went on to score two in the fifth and one in the sixth to take command of the game.

Prospect watch:  Liam Hendriks had an awful first inning, giving up six runs, then settled down.  For the game, though, his line was four innings, seven runs, nine hits, two walks, and one strikeout.


Batting stars:  Danny Santana was 2-for-4 with a triple.  Miguel Sano was 1-for-3 with his first AA home run.

Pitching stars:  Pat Dean pitched 6.2 innings, giving up two runs on six hits and no walks.  Matt Hauser struck out four in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk.

Opposition stars:  Victor Larez pitched seven innings, allowing one run on four hits and no walks.  Tyler Collins was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer.

Key inning:  The seventh.  Sano hit a two-out homer to break a scoreless tie.  In the bottom of the inning, though, James McCann hit a one-out single and Collins followed with a two-run homer.  The Rock Cats threatened to tie it in the ninth when Santana hit a lead-off triple, but a strikeout, a line out, and another strikeout ended the game.


Batting stars:  Kennys Vargas was 2-for-4 with a double, scoring once and driving in two.  Stephen Wickens was 2-for-3 and was hit by a pitch.

Pitching stars:  Jose Gonzalez pitched two perfect innings with four strikeouts.  Nelvin Fuentes struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk.  Corey Williams pitched a perfect inning.

Opposition stars:  Alex Mejia was 3-for-5 and scored twice.  Jonathan Rodriguez was 2-for-4 and scored once.

Key inning:  The fifth.  Leading 5-2, the Cardinals scored three times to put the game away.  Starter Jason Wheeler gave up a single, a walk, and another single to load the bases with one out.  Fuentes then came in.  A wild pitch scored a run, a strikeout/passed ball re-loaded the bases, a walk forced in a second run, and a ground out scored a third run.


Batting stars:  Manuel Guzman was 3-for-4 with a triple, scoring twice and driving in two.  Dubal Baez was 2-for-3 with a walk and scored twice.

Pitching star:  Williams Ramirez struck out three in 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and two walks.

Opposition stars:  Roger Ramos was 2-for-3 with two walks and two doubles, scoring once and driving in one.  Robertson Valdez was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Hanleth Otano was 2-for-5 with three RBIs.

Key inning:  The ninth.  The White Sox trailed 6-5.  Ezequiel Zarzuela was in his second inning of work.  Robert Del Rosario singled, stole second, and went to third on a bunt.  Valdez singled to tie the score and took second on an error.  Joxelier Garcia then singled to bring in the winning run.


9:30  DSL Orioles1 at DSL Twins

11:05  New Britain (Logan Darnell, 5-6, 2.87) at Erie (Drew VerHagen, no record)

6:00  Bristol (TBA) at Elizabethton (TBA)

6:05  Jupiter (Josh Hodges, 1-1, 2.60) at Fort Myers (Matthew Summers, 1-4, 3.59)

6:05  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (David Huff, 0-0, 1.59) at Rochester (Kyle Gibson, 6-5, 3.26)

7:05  Cedar Rapids (Christian Powell, 0-1, 6.30) at Wisconsin (Eric Semmelhack, 0-1, 4.20)

2 thoughts on “Minor Details: Games of June 19”

  1. From LEN3:

    Infielder Levi Michael, the Twins' first round pick in 2011, had to be taken off the field by ambulance after colliding with fellow middle infielder Anderlin Mejia while running after a ball hit up the middle. Brad Steil, the Twins director of minor leagues, said in a text that Michael has a sprained neck but should be O.K. My guess is that he lands on the disabled list and is out for a little while.

    1. ...My guess is that he lands on the disabled list and is out for a little while...before attempting a comeback, only to discover that Tommy John is needed.


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