Category Archives: Keeping Track

Minor Details: Games of 4/22 – 4/24

ROCHESTER

Friday—Pawtucket 3, Rochester 1 in Rochester.  Trevor Plouffe singled and homered.

Saturday—Rochester 9, Pawtucket 7 in Rochester.  Danny Lehmann and Toby Gardenhire each singled and homered.

Sunday—Pawtucket 9, Rochester 3 in Rochester.  Rene Rivera singled and homered.  Anthony Swarzak surrendered seven runs in 4.2 innings.

NEW BRITAIN

Friday—New Britain 9, Portland 7 in Portland.  Yangervis Solarte had two singles and a double.  Santos Arias threw 2.1 scoreless innings.

Saturday—New Britain at Portland.  Postponed.  No makeup date has been announced.

Sunday—No game scheduled.

FT. MYERS

Friday—Bradenton 4, Ft. Myers 0 in Ft. Myers.  Chris Herrmann had two hits.  Kane Holbrooks gave up two runs on five hits and a walk in six innings.

Saturday—Ft. Myers 4, Charlotte 2 in Ft. Myers.  Danny Rams had a double and two singles.  Kevin Slowey pitched an inning, allowing a run on a hit and a walk.  Daniel Osterbrock gave up one run on five hits in six innings.

Sunday—No game scheduled.

BELOIT

Friday—Beloit at Peoria.  Postponed.  Made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday.

Saturday—Beloit 5, Peoria 2 in Peoria (Game 1—scheduled seven innings).  Daniel Ortiz singled and homered.  Andy Leer had two hits.

Saturday—Peoria 3, Beloit 2 in Peoria (Game 2—scheduled seven innings).  Lance Ray hit a home run.  Adrian Salcedo gave up one run on six hits in 5.1 innings.

Sunday—No game scheduled.

Happy Birthday–April 25

John Henry "Pop" Lloyd (1884)
George Fiall (1900)
Bill Grieve (1900)
Roy Parmelee (1907)
Bobby Estalella (1911)
Red Flaherty (1917)
Ed Vargo (1930)
Lew Krausse (1943)
Kerry Taylor (1950)
Greg Wells (1954)
Larry Pashnick (1956)
Tony Phillips (1959)
Darren Holmes (1966)
Joe Buck (1969)
Brad Clontz (1971)
Jacque Jones (1975)
Garrett Mock (1983)

A member of the basketball hall of fame as part of the “Renaissance Five” team, shortstop George Fiall played in the Negro Leagues from 1918-1931.

Kerry Taylor played for the GCL Twins in 1968.  He then went into the Army and was killed in the Vietnam War.

Garrett Mock was drafted by Minnesota in the fourteenth round in 2002, but did not sign.

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Happy Birthday–April 24

Bob Ewing (1873)
Howard Ehmke (1894)
Harry Harper (1895)
Andy Cooper (1896)
Ed Musial (1922)
Frank Lucchesi (1927)
Lou DiMuro (1931)
Terry Tata (1940)
Ivan Murrell (1943)
Bill Singer (1944)
Pat Zachry (1952)
Bill Krueger (1958)
Mike Blowers (1965)
Omar Vizquel (1967)
Todd Jones (1968)
Chipper Jones (1972)
John Barnes (1976)
Carlos Beltran (1977)
Miss SBG (2007)

The brother of Stan Musial, Ed Musial played in the minors in 1941 and from 1946-1950.

This is also the birthday of Twins' farmhand Adrian Salcedo (1991).

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This Week in Ex-Twins

Atlanta organization (AAA Gwinnett) activates Jose Lugo from the disabled list.
White Sox organization (AAA Charlotte) places Michael Restovich on the seven day disabled list., then activates him again.
Milwaukee reinstates LaTroy Hawkins from the disabled list.
Milwaukee assigns LaTroy Hawkins to Nashville (AAA).
Philadelphia organization promotes Jeff Lanning from Williamsport (short-season) to Lakewood (A).
Pittsburgh selects the contract of Joe Beimel from Indianapolis (AAA).
St. Louis activates Nick Punto from the disabled list.
Toronto organization acquires Yohan Pino for cash considerations, promotes him from New Hampshire (AA) to Las Vegas (AAA) for two days, then sends him back to New Hampshire (AA).

Also, Seth Greisinger has been demoted from the Yomiuri Giants to the Kawasaki Giants (a demotion to the Japanese minor league).  H/t AMR.

Minor Details: Games of 4/21

Buffalo 4, Rochester 2 in Buffalo (Game 1—10 innings—scheduled 7 innings).  Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered to tie the score in the seventh, Nick Evans homered to tie it again in the eighth, and then Evans hit a two-run walkoff to win the game for Buffalo.  Kyle Gibson pitched six no-hit innings and was removed after allowing the home run to start the seventh.  He walked none and struck out six.  Kyle Waldrop faced two batters in the tenth, walking the first and then allowing the game-ending homer.  Chase Lambin had three hits.

Buffalo 4, Rochester 1 in Buffalo (Game 2—scheduled 7 innings).  Ruben Tejada doubled with the bases loaded as the Bisons scored three in the sixth to break a 1-1 tie.  Trevor Plouffe singled, doubled, and tripled.  Scott Diamond allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in six innings.  He struck out eight.

Portland 5, New Britain 1 in Portland.  The Sea Dogs scored two in the first and three in the fourth.  Steve Singleton singled and doubled.  Chris Parmelee homered.  Bobby Lanigan lasted only four innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and three walks.  Brett Jacobson and Michael Tarsi each threw two scoreless innings.

Ft. Myers 5, Bradenton 4 in Ft. Myers.  Nick Romero’s RBI single drove in Anderson Hidalgo to break a 4-4 tie in the seventh.  Hidalgo had three hits and scored three times.  Romero had two hits.  Starter Matt Schuld pitched five innings, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk.  Shooter Hunt got the win, throwing three scoreless innings and giving up just one hit and one walk.  Dakota Watts worked a scoreless ninth for the save.

Peoria 5, Beloit 4 in Peoria (7 innings—scheduled for 9).  The Snappers scored four in the fifth to overcome a 4-0 deficit, but the Chiefs scored one in the bottom of the fifth and it was all they needed.  Beloit had only five hits and made three errors.  B. J. Hermsen took the loss, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks in 4.2 innings.  Michael Tonkin threw two shutout innings.

Happy Birthday–April 22

Bob Smith (1895)
Taylor Douthit (1901)
Ray Benge (1902)
Lew Riggs (1910)
Mickey Vernon (1918)
John Orsino (1938)
Steve Jones (1941)
David Clyde (1955)
Moose Haas (1956)
Dave Schmidt (1957)
Terry Francona (1959)
Jimmy Key (1961)
Jack Savage (1964)
Mickey Morandini (1966)
George Williams (1969)

We would also like to wish a very happy birthday to rowsdower.

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Snappers Snippets

Where they stand:  Beloit is 7-4, tied for second in the ML West, two games behind Burlington.

Who’s hot Daniel Ortiz is hitting .351/.419/.649 in 37 at-bats.  Oswaldo Arcia is hitting .342/.422/.605 in 38 at-bats.  Blayne Weller is 1-0, 0.00 in nine innings (four appearances).  He has allowed seven hits and four walks and struck out eight.  Manuel Soliman is 0-0, 1.80 in ten innings (three appearances, two starts).  He has given up six hits and five walks and struck out fifteen.

Who’s coldDerek McCallum is batting .148/.242/.148 in 27 at-bats.  Lance Ray is batting .194/.275/.333 in 36 at-bats.  Daniel Santana is batting .220/.273/.366 in 41 at-bats.  Michael Tonkin is 1-0, 5.06 in 5.2 innings (four appearances).  He has allowed seven hits and three walks.

TransactionsReggie Williams was promoted from Beloit to Ft. Myers.  Jamaal Hawkins was promoted from Elizabethton to Beloit.

What’s next:  The Snappers will play in Peoria for their next three games.  They then come home to host Burlington for three and Peoria for three.

Minor Details: Games of 4/20

Rochester at Buffalo.  Postponed.  Will be made up as part of a doubleheader this afternoon.

New Hampshire 6, New Britain 2 in New Britain.  All the runs were scored in the first three innings, with the Fisher Cats getting a four-run fourth.  Ray Chang’s two-run single produced both Rock Cats runs.  Joe Benson and Evan Bigley each had two hits.  Deolis Guerra surrendered six runs on nine hits in just three innings to take the loss.  He did not walk anyone.  Cole DeVries, Jake Stevens, and Tyler Robertson each threw two shutout innings of relief.

Ft. Myers 9, Bradenton 5 in Ft. Myers.  Nate Hanson hit a walk-off grand slam to break a 5-5 tie.  Brian Dozier had three hits and scored three times.  Danny Rams singled and tripled, with his triple coming with the bases loaded in the fifth to give the Miracle a 5-4 lead.  Hanson also singled.  Brad Stillings lasted 4.2 innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks.  Andrew Albers pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up only one hit and one walk.  Bruce Pugh got the win despite giving up a run on five hits in two innings.

Beloit at Wisconsin.  Postponed.  Will be made up as part of a doubleheader May 19.

Happy Birthday–April 21

Hardy Richardson (1855)
Germany Smith (1863)
Ken Strong (1906)
Gary Peters (1937)
Dick Green (1941)
Al Bumbry (1947)
Jesse Orosco (1957)
Les Lancaster (1962)
Ken Caminiti (1963)
Kip Wells (1977)
Terry Tiffee (1979)

A member of the pro football Hall of Fame, Ken Strong played minor league baseball from 1929-1931 and played very well.  He hit 41 home runs and had 130 RBIs in 1930 in what is now the Eastern League and hit .340 in 1931 in the International League.

Today is also the birthday of Twins’ farmhand Justin Parker (1990). 

In addition, we would like to wish a very happy birthday to twayn.

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