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Where They Stand

Rochester is 15-23, sixth (last) in the IL North, 8 games behind Lehigh Valley.  The Red Wings have lost two in a row and are 3-7 over their last ten games.

New Britain is 23-14, second in the EL East, 1 game behind New Hampshire.  The Rock Cats have lost one in a row and are 8-2 over their last ten games.

Ft. Myers is 23-18, second in the FSL South, 2 games behind St. Lucie.  The Miracle has won three in a row and is 4-6 over its last ten games.

Beloit is 21-19, tied for third in the ML West, 8.5 games behind Burlington.  The Snappers have lost two in a row and are 4-6 over their last ten games.

This Week in ex-Twins

Atlanta organization sends Jose Lugo from Gwinnett (AAA) to Mississippi (AA), then promotes him back to Gwinnett the next day.
Boston reinstates Dennys Reyes from the inactive list.
Florida organization (AA Jacksonville) releases Erik Lis.
Dodgers purchase the contract of Juan Castro from Albuquerque (AAA).
Yankees promote Carlos Silva from Tampa (A) to Trenton (AA), then promote him from Trenton to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
St. Louis places Nick Punto on the fifteen day disabled list.
San Diego sends Orlando Hudson to Tucson (AAA) on a rehab assignment, then activates him from the disabled list.
San Diego recalls Pat Neshek from Tucson (AAA). 

He’s still around?  Arizona selects the contract of Sean Burroughs from Reno (AAA).

Minor Details: Games of 5/19

Gwinnett 7, Rochester 3 in Gwinnett.  The Braves scored five runs in the first two innings.  Scott Diamond allowed all five (four earned), giving up six hits and three walks in 2.1 innings.  Kyle Waldrop struck out six in 3.2 perfect innings.  Ray Chang and Steve Holm each singled and doubled.  Brian Dinkelman had two hits.

Harrisburg 3, New Britain 1 in Harrisburg (Game 1—Scheduled 7 innings).  A two-run third made the difference.  Liam Hendriks pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run on seven hits and a walk while striking out six.  The Rock Cats made two errors, both in the third inning, and had only three hits.

New Britain at Harrisburg (Game 2).  Postponed.

Ft. Myers 4, Brevard County 3 in Ft. Myers.  Brian Dozier hit a two-run single with two out in the bottom of the tenth.  Josmil Pinto had three hits and Dozier had two.  Matt Schuld gave up just one unearned run on four hits and two walks in 7.1 innings.  Jhon Garcia allowed an unearned run in the top of the tenth on a hit and two walks to get the win.  The Miracle made three errors.

Wisconsin 6, Beloit 1 in Wisconsin (Game 1—Scheduled 7 innings).  The Timber Rattlers scored three in the second to take the lead for good.  Adrian Salcedo allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings.  The Snappers had only five hits.

Wisconsin 4, Beloit 3 in Wisconsin (Game 2—Scheduled 7 innings).  The Snappers scored all their runs in the first inning.  The Timber Rattlers tied it with a three-run third and scored one more in the fourth.  Lance Ray singled and doubled, collecting two of the three Snapper hits.  They also made three errors.  Starter Michael Tonkin gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks in three innings.  Ben Tootle took the loss, giving up the fourth-inning run but nothing else in three innings.  He allowed two hits.

Happy Birthday–May 20

Walt Burnham (1860)
Joe Harris (1891)
George Grantham (1900)
Pete Appleton (1904)
Hal Newhouser (1921)
Herman Wedemeyer (1924)
Tom Morgan (1930)
Ken Boyer (1931)
Sadaharu Oh (1940)
Bobby Murcer (1946)
Ralph Bryant (1961)
David Wells (1963)
Todd Stottlemyre (1965)
Ramon Hernandez (1976)
Jayson Werth (1979)
Austin Kearns (1980)

Outfielder Herman Wedemeyer played for Class C Salt Lake City in 1950.  He was a star running back in the All-America Football Conference, and later appeared in over 300 episodes of Hawaii Five-O, playing Sergeant Edward "Duke" Lukela.

Right-hander Tom Morgan was with Washington at the end of 1960, appearing in fourteen games with them.  On January 31, 1961, before the franchise played a game in Minnesota, he was sold to the Los Angeles Angels.

Outfielder Ralph Bryant was drafted by Minnesota in the thirteenth round of the January draft in 1981, but he did not sign.

There do not appear to be any other major league players with connections to the Minnesota Twins born on this day.

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Minor Details: Games of 5/18

Gwinnett 4, Rochester 0 in Gwinnett.  Kyle Gibson allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk in 5.1 innings.  Chuck James struck out three in a scoreless inning.  The Red Wings got only three hits, all singles.

New Britain at Harrisburg.  Postponed.  Game will be made up as part of a doubleheader this evening.

Ft. Myers 6, Brevard County 5 in Ft. Myers.  The Miracle took a 3-0 lead after one, fell behind 5-3 after three, tied it in the sixth, and won it in the bottom of the eighth.  Brian Dozier had three hits, two of them doubles.  Steve Liddle had three hits.  Aaron Hicks singled and doubled.  Tom Stuifbergen lasted only three innings, surrendering five runs on eight hits and a walk.  Andrew Albers threw three shutout innings.  Blake Martin got the win with 2.2 scoreless innings, striking out four.  Dakota Watts came in with the tying run on second and struck out the only man he faced to get the save.

Wisconsin 1, Beloit 0 in Wisconsin (Game 1—Scheduled 7 innings).  The Timber Rattlers had only two hits, but one of them was a home run.  B. J. Hermsen pitched a complete game, walking two and striking out one.  The Snappers had five hits.

Beloit 4, Wisconsin 2 in Wisconsin (Game 2—8 innings—scheduled 7 innings).  The winning rally came on two hit batsmen, a walk, and two singles.  Jamaal Hawkins singled and doubled.  Michael Gonzales had two hits.  Starter Ryan O’Rourke pitched three innings, giving up a run on four hits and a walk.  Matt Hauser got the win with 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.  Jose Gonzalez struck out the side in the eighth to get the save.

Minor Details: Games of 5/17

Rochester 7, Gwinnett 6 in Gwinnett.  The Red Wings led 4-0 after two, fell behind 5-4 after five, but came back to win.  Rene Tosoni had three hits.  Jason Repko homered and singled.  Brian Dinkelman had a pair of doubles.  Starter Eric Hacker gave up all five of his runs in the fifth; his line was five runs on four hits and five walks in 4.1 innings.  Carlos Gutierrez got the win with 2.2 scoreless innings, striking out three.  Kyle Waldrop came in with the tying run on second and struck out the only man he faced to get the save.

New Britain 4, Harrisburg 1 in Harrisburg.  The Rock Cats scored all of their runs in the eighth.  Evan Bigley had two hits.  Steve Hirschfeld got the win, going seven innings and giving up one run on six hits and no walks.  He struck out seven.  Cole DeVries threw two shutout innings of relief to get his ninth save.

Ft. Myers 6, Daytona 5 in Daytona.  The Miracle scored three in the third and three in the fourth to build a 6-1 lead, then hung on.  Ramon Santana had three doubles and drove in three.  Aaron Hicks singled and homered.  Anderson Hidalgo had two doubles.  Logan Darnell got the win in his FSL debut, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks in five innings.  Bruce Pugh allowed a run in the ninth but still got the save.

Beloit 7, Wisconsin 0 in Wisconsin.  Beloit scored three in the fourth and was never challenged.  Manuel Soliman struck out eleven in six innings, giving up two hits and three walks.  Clinton Dempster struck out three in two innings, and Jose Gonzalez fanned two in a perfect ninth.  Nate Roberts singled and tripled, scoring three times.  Jamaal Hawkins and Michael Gonzales each singled and doubled.

Happy Birthday–May 18

Babe Adams (1882)
Arndt Jorgens (1905)
Gil Coan (1922)
Jack Sanford (1929)
Carroll Hardy (1933)
Brooks Robinson (1937)
Reggie Jackson (1946)
Osamu Higashio (1950)
Dennis Leonard (1951)
Eric Gregg (1951)
Jim Sundberg (1951)
Andre David (1958)
Jim Bowden (1961)
Erik Hanson (1965)
Eric Young (1967)
Rich Garces (1971)
Joakim Soria (1984)

Two players who share a name with Minnesota Twins players, Scott Baker (1970) and Roy Smith (1976), were also born on this day.

Today is also the birthday of Twins’ farmhand Randy Rosario (1994).

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Minor Details: Games of 5/13 – 5/16


Friday—Charlotte 6, Rochester 4 in Charlotte.  Ray Chang had three hits.

Saturday—Charlotte 2, Rochester 0 in Charlotte (5 innings).  Rene Tosoni and Jeff Bailey each doubled for the only Red Wings hits.

Sunday—Charlotte 8, Rochester 4 in Charlotte.  Aaron Bates had three doubles.  Chuck James struck out four in 2.2 scoreless innings.

Monday—Rochester at Charlotte.  Postponed.


Friday—New Britain 2, Portland 0 in New Britain.  Bobby Lanigan gave up three hits and no walks in eight innings.  Steve Singleton doubled and homered.

Saturday—New Britain 6, Portland 3 in New Britain (Game 1—Scheduled 7 innings).  Deolis Guerra gave up one run on two hits and now walks in five innings.

New Britain 4, Portland 0 in New Britain (Game 2—Scheduled 7 innings).  Brett Jacobson and Ryan Mullins each threw three scoreless innings.  Chris Herrmann hit a two-run homer.

Sunday—Portland at New Britain.  Postponed

Monday—No games scheduled.


Friday—Dunedin 3, Ft. Myers 2 in Ft. Myers (Game 1—Scheduled 7 innings).  Ramon Santana’s double was the only extra base hit.

Dunedin 7, Ft. Myers 1 in Ft. Myers (Game 2—Scheduled 7 innings).  Nick Romero had two hits.

Saturday—Ft. Myers 4, Daytona 1 in Daytona.  Matt Schuld struck out nine in six innings, giving up one run on three hits and a walk.  Blake Martin struck out four in two shutout innings and Bruce Pugh struck out the side in the ninth.

Sunday—Daytona 8, Ft. Myers 3 in Daytona.  Brian Dozier had three hits.  Brad Tippett gave up one run on three hits in five innings of relief.

Monday—Daytona 6, Ft. Myers 4 in Daytona.  Anderson Hidalgo had three hits.  Steve Liddle had two doubles.


Friday—Quad Cities at Beloit.  Postponed.

Saturday—Beloit 6, Quad Cities 4 in Beloit (Game 1—Scheduled 7 innings).  The Snappers scored all six runs in the third inning.  They got four of their five hits that inning.

Quad Cities 6, Beloit 2 in Beloit.  (Game 2—Scheduled 7 innings).  Wang-Wei Lin had two hits.  Jose Gonzalez struck out three in two scoreless innings.

Sunday—Quad Cities 5, Beloit 4 in Beloit.  Daniel Ortiz had two doubles.

Monday—No games scheduled.

Happy Birthday–May 17

Hal Carlson (1892)
Del Webb (1899)
Cool Papa Bell (1903)
Ace Parker (1912)
Billy Hoeft (1932)
Ozzie Virgil (1932)
Dan Monzon (1946)
Carlos May (1948)
Pascual Perez (1957)
Greg Mathews (1962)
Jose Guillen (1976)
Carlos Pena (1978)

Ace Parker is a member of both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fame.  He was an infielder for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1937-1938.

Left-hander Greg Mathews was drafted by Minnesota in the ninth round of the January draft in 1982, but did not sign.

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