Category Archives: Keeping Track

Where They Stand

Rochester is 30-48, sixth (last) in the IL North, 15 games behind Lehigh Valley.  They have lost five in a row and are 3-7 in their last ten games.

New Britain is 41-35, third in the EL East, 4.5 games behind New Hampshire and Trenton.  They have lost three in a row and are 5-5 in their last ten games.

Ft. Myers is 37-41, second in the FSL South, 5.5 games behind St. Lucie.  They won their last game and are 3-7 in their last ten games.

Beloit is 43-34, third in the ML West, 5 games behind Burlington.  They lost their last game and are 7-3 in their last ten games.

Elizabethton is 6-4, second in the AL West, 3 games behind Johnson City.  They won their last two games.

The GCL Twins are 4-4, third in the GCL South, 1.5 games behind the Rays.  They lost their last game.

The DSL Twins are 19-10, first in the B. C. B. C., a half game ahead of the Orioles.  They lost their last game and are 6-4 in their last ten games.

This Week in Twins Transactions

Again, it's actually two weeks:

Joe Mauer was activated from the disabled list by Minnesota.
Glen Perkins was activated from the disabled list by Minnesota.
Brian Dinkelman was outrighted from Minnesota to Rochester.
Chuck James was optioned from Minnesota to Rochester.
Joe Nathan was assigned to Rochester on a rehab assignment, then was activated from the disabled list by Minnesota.
Jim Hoey was optioned from Minnesota to Rochester.
Delmon Young was placed on the fifteen day disabled list by Minnesota.
Rene Tosoni was optioned from Minnesota to Rochester, then was promoted from Rochester to Minnesota the next day.
Kevin Slowey was assigned to Ft. Myers for rehab.
Jason Kubel was assigned to Ft. Myers for rehab.
Jair Fernandez was promoted from New Britain to Rochester.
Steve Holm was placed on the seven day disabled list by Rochester with a strained right groin.
Ryan Mullins was released by Rochester.
Jake Stevens was sent from Rochester to New Britain.
Mike Hollimon was sent from Rochester to New Britain.
Brandon Roberts was sent to the GCL Twins for rehab, then was activated from the disabled list by Rochester.
Thomas Diamond was signed and sent to Rochester.
Nick Romero was assigned to Ft. Myers from Rochester.
Brian Dozier was activated from the disabled list by New Britain.
Santos Arias was released by New Britain.
Oswaldo Arcia was sent to the GCL Twins for rehab, then was promoted from Beloit to Ft. Myers.
Pat Dean was promoted from Beloit to Ft. Myers.
Hyeong-rok Choi was released by Beloit.
Tyler Grimes was sent from Elizabethton to extended spring training, then was promoted to Beloit.
Jhonatan Arias was promoted from Elizabethton to Beloit.
Estarlin de los Santos was sent to the GCL Twins for a rehab assignment.
Jeff Manship was sent to the GCL Twins for a rehab assignment.
Joe Benson was sent to the GCL Twins for a rehab assignment.
Steven Wickens was activated by the GCL Twins.
Kevin Mention was transferred by the GCL Twins from the seven day disabled list to the sixty day disabled list.
Emilio Sepulveda was activated from the disabled list by the DSL Twins. 

The following players were assigned to Elizabethton:  Miguel Sano, Bart Carter, Madison Boer, Max Kepler, Tyler Koelling, Corey Kimes, Steven Evans, Eddie Rosario, Adam Pettersen, Derek Christensen, JaDamion Williams, Niko Goodrum, Steven Gruver, David Hurlbut, Matthew Bashore, Todd Van Steensel, Rory Rhodes, Justin Parker, Cesar Ciurcina, Matej Hejma, and Kennys Vargas.

The following players were assigned to the GCL Twins:  John Krogstad, Gerardo Ramirez, Dereck Rodriguez, Julio Torres,

This Week in Ex-Twins

Actually two weeks:

Atlanta organization sends Jose Lugo from AAA Gwinnett to AA Mississippi.
Atlanta organization (AA Mississippi) releases Eddie Morlan.
Cleveland designates Adam Everett for assignment.
Colorado places Jose Morales on the sixty day disabled list.
Houston organization signs Brad Hennessey, sends him to AA Corpus Cristi, then promotes him to AAA Oklahoma City.
Houston organization (AAA Oklahoma City) places Ryan Rowland-Smith on the seven day disabled list.
Yankees organization signs Mike Lamb and assigns him to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Yankees organization (AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) activates Carlos Silva from the disabled list.
Yankees organization signs Terry Tiffee and assigns him to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Oakland places Grant Balfour on the fifteen day disabled list.
Philadelphia unconditionally releases J. C. Romero.
St. Louis assigns Nick Punto to AA Springfield for rehab.
San Diego activates Orlando Hudson from the disabled list.
San Diego organization (AAA Tucson) places Bobby Kielty on the seven day disabled list.
San Diego organization sends Bobby Kielty from AAA Tucson to AA San Antonio.
Seattle organization (AAA Tacoma) places Luis Rodriguez on the seven day disabled list.
Toronto organization (AAA Las Vegas) places Sean Henn on the seven day disabled list, then activates him.
Washington signs J. C. Romero and assigns him to AAA Syracuse.

Minor Details: Games of 6/30

Pawtucket 6, Rochester 5 in Pawtucket.  The Red Wings tied it at five with a run in the top of the eighth, but the Red Sox won with a run in the bottom of the eighth.  Brian Dinkelman singled and doubled.  Aaron Bates had two hits to raise his average to .331.  Kyle Gibson allowed five runs on nine hits and a walk in five innings.  Kyle Waldrop pitched two shutout innings.  Anthony Slama allowed the winning run, which scored on a walk, two stolen bases, and a wild pitch.

Harrisburg 6, New Britain 0 in New Britain.  The Senators scored three in the first inning.  Evan Bigley singled and doubled.  Brett Jacobson struck out nine in 6.2 innings, but allowed four runs on five hits and three walks.

St. Lucie 2, Ft. Myers 1 in Ft. Myers (Game 1—Scheduled 7 innings).  The Mets scored both their runs in the third.  The Miracle out-hit the Mets 8-4.  Anderson Hidalgo was 3-for-3 with a double.  Jamaal Hawkins was 2-for-2 with a walk.  Kevin Slowey allowed both runs on three hits in 3.1 innings.  Matthew Tone pitched two hitless innings, walking one.

Ft. Myers 3, St. Lucie 2 in Ft. Myers (Game 2—Scheduled 7 innings).  The Miracle scored two in the first and one in the fourth to build a 3-0 lead.  Anderson Hidalgo hit a two-run homer and Aaron Hicks hit a solo homer.  Those were the only hits the Miracle had, as they were out-hit 9-2.  Kane Holbrooks gave up a run on six hits in six innings, walking none and striking out five.

Kane County 4, Beloit 3 in Kane County.  The Cougars scored three in the bottom of the eighth to overcome a 3-1 deficit.  Wang-wei Lin had three hits.  Daniel Ortiz hit a home run.  Manuel Soliman gave up an unearned run on three hits and two walks, striking out five in six innings.  Michael Tonkin took the loss, surrendering the eighth inning runs in his second inning of work.  He struck out three, but allowed three hits and walked two.

Elizabethton 2, Kingsport 0 in Elizabethton.  The Twins scored both of their runs in the fifth inning on Tyler Koelling’s two-run homer.  Koelling also singled.  Nick Lockwood singled and doubled to raise his average to .364 in 33 at-bats.  Max Kepler had two hits.  Tim Shibuya struck out six in six innings, giving up two hits and two walks.  Sam Spangler struck out three in two innings, allowing one hit to get the save.

GCL Twins 1, Rays 1 at Rays (Game suspended in the top of the sixth.)  Each team has four hits.  Joshua Hendricks had two of them for the Twins.  Angel Mata struck out five in three innings, giving up a run on four hits and a walk.  Luis Nunez pitched two perfect innings, striking out four.

DSL White Sox 5, Twins 1 at Twins.  The Twins out-hit the White Sox 5-4 but made three errors.  Adonis Pacheco doubled and tripled.  Jose Jimenez took the loss, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk, striking out three in four innings.  Ezequiel Zarzuela pitched two perfect innings.

Minor Details: Games of 6/29

Pawtucket 4, Rochester 1 in Pawtucket.  The Red Sox scored three in the sixth to break a 1-1 tie.  The Red Wings had only two hits in the game, both singles, and struck out fourteen times.  Eric Hacker gave up two runs on eight hits and a walk in 5.2 innings to take the loss.

Portland 4, New Britain 3 in Portland.  The Sea Dogs’ Alex Hassan led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off homer off Bruce Pugh.  Five Rock Cats had one hit each.  Bobby Lanigan gave up three runs on six hits and three walks in six innings.  Tony Davis pitched 1.2 scoreless innings despite giving up a hit and four walks.

St. Lucie at Ft. Myers.  Postponed.  Game will be made up as part of a doubleheader this evening.

Beloit 14, Clinton 5 in Clinton.  The Snappers scored eight runs in the third.  Michael Gonzales hit two homers and a single, driving in five and raising his average to .305.  Jairo Perez had a homer and two singles, raising his average to .406 in 64 at-bats.  Daniel Santana had two singles and a double, Wang-wei Lin singled and doubled, and Nate Roberts had two hits.  Ryan O’Rourke got the win, striking out six in five innings while giving up two runs on five hits and a walk.

Elizabethton 4, Johnson City 3 in Johnson City.  The Twins scored two in the eighth to take a 4-1 lead, then hung on.  Eddie Rosario hit two solo homers to raise his average to .395 in 38 at-bats.  Matej Hejma hit a two-run homer in the eighth.  David Hurlbut was the winner, giving up a run on five hits in five innings.  Bart Carter struck out four in two shutout innings.  Madison Boer pitched the final 1.1 innings, giving up a hit and striking out two for the save.

GCL Rays 2, Twins 0 at Twins.  The Twins out-hit the Rays 7-4.  Phillip Chapman and Kelly Cross each had two hits.  Hein Robb struck out six in four hitless innings, walking two.  Cole Johnson pitched two shutout innings.  Mark Trau took the loss, giving up a run on a hit and two walks.

DSL Twins 5, Diamondbacks 2 at Twins.  The Twins scored three in the first and two in the seventh.  Ernesto Ciprian had a triple and two singles, driving in three.  Ronald Jimenez had two hits.  Jose Abreu pitched four shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk.  Felix Jorge and Elias Villasana each pitched two shutout innings, with Jorge striking out four.  Yeison Florentino retired the final two batters of the game to get the save.

Minor Details: Games of 6/28

Pawtucket 8, Rochester 6 in Pawtucket.  The Red Wings led 6-0 after three and a half innings.  Steve Singleton singled and tripled.  Dustin Martin singled and doubled.  Aaron Bates had two hits, raising his average to .333.  Andrew Baldwin allowed six runs on seven hits in six innings.  He struck out seven and walked none.  Cole DeVries allowed two runs on four hits and a walk in two innings to take the loss.

New Britain 2, Portland 1 in Portland (Game 1—9 innings—Scheduled 7 innings).  Deibinson Romero homered to lead off the top of the ninth.  Brian Dozier had two doubles and a single.  Liam Hendriks gave up one run on seven hits and a walk in six innings.  Deolis Guerra struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up one hit and getting the win.  Tyler Robertson gave up one hit in a scoreless ninth to get the save.

Portland 12, New Britain 5 in Portland (Game 2—Scheduled 7 innings).  The Sea Dogs scored seven in the sixth to break a 5-5 tie.  Yangervis Solarte singled and doubled, raising his average to .330.  Chris Parmelee also singled and doubled.  Mark Dolenc had two hits.  Each of the three Rock Cats pitchers surrendered four runs, with Blake Martin giving up four hits and a walk in two innings, Jake Stevens six hits and two walks in three innings, and Michael Tarsi four hits and a walk in one inning.

Ft. Myers 9, Charlotte 8 in Ft. Myers.  The Stone Crabs scored seven in the eighth to overcome a 7-1 deficit, but the Miracle got two in the ninth to win.  Ramon Santana singled to drive in the tying run and scored on a Jon Goncalves double.  Oswaldo Arcia had two doubles.  Aaron Hicks, Nick Romero, and Jamaal Hawkins each had two hits.  Logan Darnell gave up just an unearned run on eight hits and a walk in six innings.  Matt Hauser surrendered two runs on three hits and a walk in 1.2 innings and was credited with the win.

Clinton 4, Beloit 3 in Clinton (12 innings).  Jairo Perez had two singles and a double to raise his average to .390.  Daniel Ortiz singled and tripled.  Adrian Salcedo gave up two runs on five hits and a walk in 6.2 innings.  Clinton Dempster struck out four in two hitless innings, walking two.  Nelvin Fuentes allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk to take the loss.

Johnson City 8, Elizabethton 7 in Johnson City.  The Cardinals scored in the bottom of the eighth to break a 7-7 tie.  Miguel Sano hit a home run, two doubles, and a single.  Eddie Rosario hit a two-run homer.  Cesar Ciurcina surrendered five runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks in two innings.  Derek Christensen gave up an unearned run on three hits, striking out three in three innings to take the loss.  The Twins made seven errors.

GCL Orioles at Twins.  Postponed.

DSL Twins 5, Padres 3 at Padres.  The Twins scored three in the eighth to break a 2-2 tie.  Erick Gonzalez doubled and tripled, driving in three.  Melciades De La Cruz pitched four hitless innings, giving up a walk and striking out seven.  Francisco Nunez gave up a run on two hits in 1.1 innings to get the win.  Edgar Martinez worked a perfect ninth for the save.