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This Week in Twins Transactions

Jason Kubel was activated from the disabled list by Minnesota.
Scott Diamond was optioned from Minnesota to Rochester.
Luke Hughes was optioned from Minnesota to Rochester, then was recalled from Rochester to Minnesota.
Scott Baker was activated from the disabled list by Minnesota.
Matt Tolbert was recalled from Rochester to Minnesota.
Chuck James was optioned from Minnesota to Rochester.
Alexi Casilla was placed on the fifteen day disabled list.
Kevin Slowey was activated from the disabled list and optioned to Rochester.
Thomas Diamond was released by Rochester.
Danny Lehmann was placed on the seven day disabled list by Rochester with an ankle injury.
Andrew Albers was sent from New Britain to Ft. Myers.
David Bromberg was activated from the disabled list by New Britain.
Bruce Pugh was promoted from Ft. Myers to New Britain.
Ramon Santana was released by Ft. Myers.
Angel Morales was activated from the disabled list by Ft. Myers.
Kane Holbrooks was placed on the restricted list by Ft. Myers.
Miguel Munoz was activated from the disabled list by Ft. Myers, then was placed back on the seven day disabled list.
Jonathan Goncalves was activated from the disabled list by Ft. Myers.
Steven Liddle was placed on the seven day disabled list by Ft. Myers.
Matthew Tomshaw was promoted from the GCL Twins to Ft. Myers.
Andy Leer was activated from the disabled list by Beloit.
Corey Williams was assigned to Elizabethton.
Jose Montanez was assigned to the GCL Twins.

This Week in Ex-Twins

Arizona assigns Michael Restovich to AAA Reno.
Arizona organization (AAA Reno) places David Winfree on the seven day disabled list.
Detroit transfers Brad Thomas to the sixty day disabled list.
Florida organization (AAA New Orleans) releases Frank Mata.
Dodgers assign Casey Blake to Rancho Cucamonga (A) on a rehab assignment.
Mets assign Johan Santana to St. Lucie (A) on a rehab assignment.
St. Louis places Nick Punto on the fifteen day disabled list.
San Diego organization (AAA Tucson) activates Bobby Kielty from the disabled list.
San Diego recalls Pat Neshek from AAA Tucson, then options him back to Tucson.
Tampa Bay recalls Rob Delaney from AAA Durham, then options him back to Durham.
Toronto organization (AAA Las Vegas) activates Sean Henn from the temporarily inactive list.

Minor Details: Games of 7/29

Louisville 8, Rochester 3 in Louisville.  The Bats scored seven in the second.  No Red Wing had more than one hit; Denard Span was 1-for-5.  Scott Diamond was hammered for eight runs on twelve hits and two walks in 2.2 innings.  Cole DeVries pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and two walks.

New Britain 4, Bowie 3 in New Britain (Game 1--Scheduled 7 innings).  The Rock Cats scored two in the second and two in the third.  Deibinson Romero singled and doubled.  David Bromberg pitched four innings, giving up two runs on six hits and two walks.  Deolis Guerra got the win in relief, allowing a run on two hits with three strikeouts in two innings.  Tyler Robertson walked two in a scoreless seventh to get his eleventh save.

New Britain 3, Bowie 1 in New Britain (Game 2--Scheduled 7 innings).  The Rock Cats scored in the first, fourth, and sixth.  Chris Herrmann hit a home run, his sixth.  Steve Hirschfeld pitched six innings, striking out six while giving up a run on three hits and three walks.  Brett Jacobson worked a perfect seventh for his first save.

Lakeland 11, Ft. Myers 0 at Ft. Myers.  The Flying Tigers pounded out nineteen hits and scored in six of the nine innings.  Angel Morales had two hits.  Tom Stuifbergen surrendered seven runs on ten hits and a walk in five innings.

Burlington 2, Beloit 0 in Burlington.  The Bees scored both runs in the third.  Lance Ray had two hits.  A. J. Achter gave up two runs on four hits and four walks in five innings.  Bart Carter struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.

Danville 5, Elizabethton 4 in Elizabethton (10 innings).  The Twins lost leads of 1-0, 3-2, and 4-3.  Chase Larson homered off Cole Johnson leading off the tenth for the game-winner.  JaDamion Williams singled, doubled, and drew three walks.  Miguel Sano hit his seventh homer.  Pedro Guerra struck out six in five innings, giving up two runs on six hits.  Matthew Summers struck out four in two innings, allowing a run on two hits and two walks.

GCL Red Sox 15, Twins 9 at Red Sox.  The Twins led 7-0 after three and a half, but the Red Sox scored seven in the fourth and four in the fifth.  Stephen Wickens had two hits and scored three times.  Jacob Younis singled and doubled.  Michael Quesada and Joshua Hendricks each had two hits, with Quesada driving in three.  Starter Bobby O'Neill pitched three shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.  Of the six relief pitchers, only Nick Cicio went unscored upon, and he allowed three hits in two-thirds of an inning.

DSL Rockies 5, Twins 0 at Twins.  The Rockies broke a scoreless tie with one in the sixth, then put it away with three in the seventh.  The Twins had only four hits.  Junior Subero gave up a run on three hits and a walk in five innings.

Happy Birthday–July 30

Casey Stengel (1890)
Frankie Pytlak (1908)
Tony Lucadello (1912)
Joe Coleman (1922)
Paul Minner (1923)
Joe Nuxhall (1928)
Gus Triandos (1930)
Bud Selig (1934)
Bob Barton (1941)
Pat Kelly (1944)
Doug Rader (1944)
Jim Spencer (1946)
Ellis Valentine (1954)
Clint Hurdle (1957)
Steve Trout (1957)
Scott Fletcher (1958)
Tom Pagnozzi (1962)
Scott Diamond (1986)

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Minor Details: Games of 7/28

Rochester 7, Louisville 3 in Louisville.  The Red Wings scored five in the fourth to take a 6-3 lead.  Brian Dinkelman had two doubles.  Jeff Bailey singled and tripled.  Toby Gardenhire singled and doubled.  Denard Span was 1-for-4, raising his average to .209 (6-for-29).  Eric Hacker pitched six innings, giving up three runs on six hits and a walk.  Jeff Manship struck out three in two shutout innings.

Bowie 3, New Britain 2 in New Britain.  The Rock Cats scored two in the first, but that was as far as the good news went.  Chris Parmelee singled and hit a two-run homer, his eleventh.  Joe Benson, Deibinson Romero, and Mark Dolenc each had two hits.  Matt Schuld allowed a run on four hits and a walk in six innings.  Bruce Pugh took the loss, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out four in three innings.

Tampa 12, Ft. Myers 2 in Ft. Myers.  The Miracle led 2-1 after four, but a six-run fifth for the Yankees put an end to that.  Anderson Hidalgo had two hits.  Oswaldo Arcia hit a home run, his third.  Pat Dean surrendered six runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven in 4.2 innings.

Beloit 4, Burlington 1 in Burlington.  The Snappers broke a scoreless tie with two in the fifth.  Derek McCallum and Adam Bryant each singled and doubled.  Lance Ray had two hits.  Manuel Soliman worked six shutout innings, giving up two hits and three walks.  Jose Gonzalez pitched a perfect ninth to get his tenth save.

Danville 8, Elizabethton 1 in Elizabethton.  The Braves scored four in the first and three in the third.  Eddie Rosario had two singles and a homer, his eleventh, raising his average to .324.  Starter Todd Van Steensel surrendered seven runs on six hits and two walks in just 2.2 innings.  Nicholas Alloway worked two shutout innings, walking two.

GCL Twins 1, Rays 0 at Rays (10 innings).  Michael Quesada led off the tenth with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly.  Quesada also doubled.  Four pitchers combined to shut down the Rays:  Angel Mata went three innings, giving up one hit; Mark Trau threw two innings, allowing just a walk; Tyler Herr struck out two and walked two in two innings; and Nathan Fawbush got the win with three innings, giving up one hit.

Twins 9, Cubs1 5 at Cubs1 (7 1/2 innings--rain).  The Twins trailed 5-3 after four but scored three in the fifth and three in the eighth.  Ernesto Ciprian tripled and homered, scoring three times and driving in three.  Jorge Polanco had two hits.  Starter Javier Vargas pitched only 2.1 innings, surrendering five runs on five hits and three walks.  Elias Villasana got the win with 4.2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit and one walk.

Minor Details: Games of 7/27

Rochester 2, Louisville 0 in Louisville (10 innings).  Doubles by Denard Span and Dustin Martin led to two runs in the tenth to break a scoreless tie.  Span was 2-for-5 in the game.  Aaron Bates singled and doubled, raising his average to .324.  Chase Lambin had two hits.  Andrew Baldwin lasted 5.1 innings, giving up four hits and two walks.  Jake Stevens worked two shutout innings, walking two, and Kyle Waldrop threw 2.2 perfect innings to get the win.

New Britain 7, New Hampshire 6 in New Britain (Game 1--11 innings--Scheduled 7 innings).  The Rock Cats scored two in the seventh to tie it, then Chris Parmelee singled home Deibinson Romero with the winning run in the eleventh.  Joe Benson had two singles, a double, and a homer, driving in three.  Chris Herrmann singled and homered.  Romero singled and doubled.  Parmelee, Brian Dozier, and Nate Hanson each had two hits.  Starter Andrew Albers lasted went only 4.1 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out five.  Deolis Guerra struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up two hits.  Tyler Robertson fanned two in a perfect eleventh to get the win.

New Hampshire 17, New Britain 3 in New Britain (Game 2--Scheduled 7 innings).  The Fisher Cats only scored in three innings, but they had four in the second, seven in the third, and six in the sixth.  Brian Dozier had three hits, raising his average to .318.  Joe Benson had two hits.  Mike Hollimon hit a home run.  Bobby Lanigan was hammered for eleven runs (six earned) on fourteen hits in 2.2 innings.  He did not walk anyone, although maybe he should have.  Spencer Steedley worked 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit.

Tampa 6, Ft. Myers 1 in Ft. Myers.  The Yankees scored five in the first and it was all they needed.  James Beresford had two hits.  Starter Miguel Munoz yielded five runs on five hits and a walk in just one-third of an inning.  Edgar Ibarra worked 4.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks, and Alex Wimmers gave up a run on four hits and no walks in four innings.

Beloit 21, Burlington 8 in Burlington.  The Snappers led 11-4 after four, then scored eight in the fifth.  Jairo Perez had a single, a double, and two home runs, driving in eight, scoring three, and raising his average back to .366.  Michael Gonzales had two singles and two doubles, scoring five times.  Reggie Williams doubled and homered, driving in three.  Wang-wei Lin singled and homered, scoring three times.  Daniel Santana and Andy Leer each had two hits, with Santana scoring three times.  Ryan O'Rourke got the win despite allowing four runs on six hits and four walks in five innings; he also struck out five.  Blayne Weller struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.

Elizabethton.  No game scheduled.

GCL Rays 5, Twins 2 at Twins (12 innings).  Candido Pimentel and Dereck Rodriguez each had two hits.  Starter Hein Robb worked four innings, giving up an unearned run on five hits.  Markus Solbach and Luis Nunez each pitched two shutout innings, each giving up one hit.  Marcus Limon took the loss, giving up the three twelfth inning runs in his second inning of pitching.

DSL Orioles 6, Twins 0.  It was scoreless for six, but the Orioles scored one in the seventh, four in the eighth, and one in the ninth.  Jose Ramirez had two hits.  Sterling Bonilla pitched four shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk.  Randy Rosario took a tough loss, giving up an unearned run on three hits in three innings.  The Twins made five errors.

Minor Details: Games of 7/26

Rochester 11, Louisville 3 in Louisville.  The Red Wings led 4-3 after four, then scored seven in the fifth.  Brian Dinkelman had two singles and a double.  Dustin Martin, Aaron Bates, and Rene Rivera each singled and doubled, with Bates raising his average to .321.  Liam Hendriks worked six innings, giving up three runs on eight hits and a walk.  Dusty Hughes struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.

New Hampshire 5, New Britian 4 in New Britain.  The Rock Cats trailed 5-1 after five and scored three in the sixth to make it close, but could not catch up.  Deibinson Romero had two doubles.  Joe Benson had two hits.  Deinys Suarez allowed all five runs on seven hits and four walks in seven innings, striking out six.  Brett Jacobson threw two shutout innings, giving up two hits.

Tampa 2, Ft. Myers 1 in Ft. Myers (11 innings).  Ronnier Mustelier led of the eleventh with a triple and scored the game winning run.  Aaron Hicks had two hits.  Jhon Garcia pitched seven strong innings, giving up a run on six hits and a walk.  Matt Hauser threw three shutout inning, giving up a hit and a walk.  Brad Stillings worked the eleventh and took the loss.

Beloit.  No games scheduled.

Elizabethton 6, Burlington 4 in Burlington.  The Twins broke a 1-1 tie with two in the seventh, then scored three in the eighth to put it away.  Eddie Rosario singled and tripled, raising his average to .312.  Miguel Sano had two hits.  Tim Shibuya got the win, giving up two runs on eight hits with no walks in 6.1 innings.

GCL Orioles at Twins.  Postponed.

DSL Twins 11, White Sox 1 at White Sox.  The Twins scored seven in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie.  Jonatan Ynojoso had two hits.  Wander Guillen tripled and drove in four.  Starter Jose Abreu pitched four innings, giving up an unearned run on four hits and two walks.  Felix Jorge struck out five in three shutout innings, giving up three hits and getting the win.  Ezequiel Zarzuela threw the last two shutout innings, striking out three while giving up two hits.

Happy Birthday–July 27

Davy Force (1846)
Joe Tinker (1880)
Rube Walberg (1896)
Biz Mackey (1897)
Benny Bengough (1898)
Zack Taylor (1898)
Leo Durocher (1905)
Kazuto Tsuruoka (1916)
Ray Boone (1923)
Harry Wendelstedt (1938)
Larry Biittner (1945)
Bump Wills (1952)
Rich Dauer (1952)
Brian Kingman (1954)
Shane Rawley (1955)
Len Barker (1955)
Dave Dombrowski (1956)
Tom Goodwin (1968)
Shane Bowers (1971)
Enrique Wilson (1973)
Alex Rodriguez (1975)

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