Minor Details: Games of August 9

Hector Santiago has a rough rehab start.  Brent Rooker has a big hit as Lewis Thorpe has a good game.  J. J. Robinson has a couple of big hits as Edwar Colina has a good game.  Jean Carlos Arias gets a big hit as Pedro Garcia has a good game.  A big comeback for the DSL Twins.  A Twins sweep!

ROCHESTER 12, COLUMBUS 3 IN ROCHESTER

Tommy Field's two-out two-run single in the third gave the Red Wings a 3-1 lead.  It was 5-3 in the bottom of the fifth when Matt Hague delivered a three-run double and later scored on a Niko Goodrum single to make it 9-3.  Rochester added two in the seventh and one in the eighth.  Ex-Twin Craig Breslow made his first appearance for Columbus and pitched one inning, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk with one strikeout.

Hector Santiago pitched 5.1 innings, giving up three runs on only two hits but six walks.  He struck out four.  Alex Wimmers struck out six in 2.2 scoreless innings to drop his ERA to 2.89 with a WHIP of 0.94.  Mason Melotakis struck out two in two shutout innings to lower his ERA to 1.59 with 17 strikeouts in 17 innings.  Daniel Palka was 3-for-4 with a home run, his eleventh.  Goodrum was 3-for-5.  Engelb Vielma was 2-for-4 with a triple.  Field was 2-for-5 with a double.  ByungHo Park was 2-for-5.  Hague was 1-for-2 with a double and three walks, scoring four times and driving in three.  Zack Granite was 0-for-5 with a walk and is batting .340.

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS

No game scheduled.

FORT MYERS 5, PALM BEACH 2 IN PALM BEACH

The Cardinals scored single runs in the fourth and fifth, but an error allowed two Miracle runs to score in the sixth to tie it 2-2.  In the seventh, Brent Rooker delivered a three-run single-plus-error to put Fort Myers ahead 5-2.  Palm Beach brought the tying run up to bat in the bottom of the seventh but did not get a hit after that.

Lewis Thorpe continues to pitch well, striking out five in five innings while giving up two runs on eight hits and two walks.  His ERA is 2.86 with 69 strikeouts in 63 innings.  Tom Hackimer struck out four in two shutout innings to make his ERA 0.92 with a WHIP of 0.95 and 33 strikeouts in 29.1 innings.  Alex Muren struck out two in two shutout innings to drop his ERA to 2.25 with 34 strikeouts in 32 innings.  Zander Weil was 3-for-4 with a walk.  Rooker was 3-for-5.  Mitchell Kranson was 2-for-3 with two walks.  Jermaine Palacios was 2-for-5.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS

No game scheduled.

ELIZABETHTON 6, GREENEVILLE 1 IN ELIZABETHTON

J. J. Robinson hit a two-run homer in the fourth and a two-run single in the fifth to give the Twins a 4-0 lead.  They added two more in the sixth.  The lone Astros run came in the eighth on two walks and a single.  Greeneville was threatening to get back into the game, but a line drive double play and a strikeout ended the inning.

Edwar Colina pitched six shutout innings, giving up three hits and three walks with five strikeouts.  His ERA is 2.54 with 48 strikeouts in 46 innings.  Jose Martinez struck out two in two shutout innings to lower his ERA to 2.55.  Carson Crites was 3-for-4 with a double and is batting .349.  Rainis Silva was 2-for-3 with a double and is batting .333.  Robinson was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs.  Akil Baddoo was 1-for-3 with a walk and is batting .324.  Matt Albanese was 1-for-4 and is batting .300.

GCL TWINS 6, GCL ORIOLES 1 AT ORIOLES

Kerby Camacho singled in a run in the fourth to get the Twins on the board with a 1-0 lead.  In the seventh, Jean Carlos Arias delivered a three-run two-out triple to make it 4-0.  The Orioles got their lone run in the bottom of the seventh, but the Twins responded with two in the eighth.

Pedro Garcia pitched 5.2 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and no walks with five strikeouts.  Derek Molina struck out six in 3.1 innings, giving up one run (his first of the season) on four hits and no walks.  His ERA is 0.87 with a WHIP of 0.97 and 12 strikeouts in 10.1 innings.  Royce Lewis was 2-for-4 with a triple.  Alex Robles was 1-for-5 and is batting .333.  Camacho was 1-for-3 with a walk and is batting .324.  Arias was 1-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs and is batting .308.

DSL TWINS 11, DSL ANGELS 10 AT TWINS

The Angels scored five runs in the first and led 8-2 through three.  The Twins came back with three in the fifth, two in the sixth, and four in the seventh to go up 11-8.  Mariano Calcano singled home the go-ahead run and Juan Martinez followed with a two-run double.  They needed all of those runs, because the Angels came back with two in the eighth.  They had men on second and third with one out in both the eighth and the ninth but could not bring any of them home.

Prelander Berroa lasted only 1.1 innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits and three walks with one strikeout.  Junior Navas struck out three in two shutout innings to keep his ERA at zero in 11.2 innings.  Frandy Torres pitched a scoreless inning to make his ERA 0.90 with 30 strikeouts in 30 innings.  Martinez was 2-for-2 with a double and two walks and is batting .318.  Darling Cuesto was 2-for-4 with a home run.  Agustin Marte was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and three RBIs and is batting .317.  Estamy Urena was 1-for-5 and is batting .337.  Samuel Vasquez was 1-for-4 with a walk and is batting .301.

TODAY'S TILTS

9:30  DSL Twins at DSL Angels
11:00  GCL Orioles at GCL Twins
6:00  Greeneville (Hansel Paulino, 1-1, 3.06) at Elizbethton (Brusdar Graterol, 1-0, 4.00)
6:05  Dunedin at Fort Myers (Randy LeBlanc, 2-1, 1.80)
6:05  Norfolk at Rochester (Stephen Gonsalves, no record)
6:35  Quad Cities (Carlos Sanabria, 4-3, 4.30) at Cedar Rapids (Tyler Watson, 0-1, 6.75)
7:05  Chattanooga (Kohl Stewart, 5-5, 3.65) at Birmingham (Tanner Banks, 1-5, 4.76)

PLAYOFF PICTURE

Rochester is one game behind Lehigh Valley in the wild card race.
Chattanooga won the first half and leads Montgomery by six games in the second half.
Fort Myers leads Jupiter by two games in the second half.
Cedar Rapids qualified for the playoffs by finishing second in the first half.
Elizabethton leads Greeneville and Johnson City by four games.
The GCL Twins lead the Orioles and Red Sox by three games.
The DSL Twins lead the Mets1 by 3.5 games.

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