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Red Wings Report

Where they stand:  Rochester is 4-6, fifth in the IL North, two and a half games behind Lehigh Valley.

Who’s hot:  Trevor Plouffe is hitting .321/.374/.714 with three home runs in 28 at-bats.  Rene Tosoni is hitting .324/.381/.676 with three home runs in 37 at-bats.  Eric Hacker is 1-0, 0.00 in 11 innings.  He has given up four hits and no walks and struck out ten.  Jim Hoey is 1-0, 2.70 in 6.2 innings.  He has given up two runs on five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts.

Who’s cold:  Brandon Roberts is batting .071/.133/.071 in 28 at-bats.  Matthew Brown is batting .194/.324/.226 in 31 at-bats.  Andrew Baldwin is 1-1, 10.13 in 10.2 innings.  Kyle Waldrop is 0-2, 6.35 with a 2.47 WHIP in 5.2 innings (four appearances).

Transactions:  Anthony Slama was activated from the seven day disabled list.  Steve Holm was promoted to Minnesota.  Danny Lehmann was promoted from New Britain to Rochester.  Jim Hoey was promoted to Minnesota.  Jeff Manship was optioned from Minnesota to Rochester.

What’s next:  The Red Wings travel to Buffalo for four games, then come home for four against Pawtucket and four against Buffalo.

Minor Details: Games of 4/17

Rochester 6, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Doubles by Rene Tosoni and Chase Lambin keyed a four-run first.  Brian Dinkelman had three hits.  Tosoni also homered, driving in three for the game.  Lambin also singled, and Danny Lehmann had two hits.  Andrew Baldwin went seven innings to get the win, striking out eight while giving up three runs on four hits and no walks.  Phil Dumatrait pitched a perfect ninth for the save.

Portland 11, New Britain 6 in New Britain.  The SeaDogs did all there scoring in three innings, getting five in the third, three in the sixth, and three in the ninth.  Chris Parmelee had two singles and a home run.  Yangervis Solarte hit two doubles.  Joe Benson singled and tripled, Steve Singleton singled and doubled, and Mark Dolenc had two hits.  Liam Hendriks took the loss, allowing five runs on five hits in five innings.  He walked none and struck out four.  Brett Jacobson allowed the three-run sixth and Santos Arias allowed the three-run ninth.

St. Lucie 4, Ft. Myers 1 in St. Lucie.  A three-run third provided the margin of victory.  The Miracle had only four hits, all singles, and no player had more than one.  Their lone run scored on a passed ball.  Kane Holbrooks took the loss, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and no walks in seven innings.

Cedar Rapids 5, Beloit 3 in Beloit (Game 1—scheduled seven innings).  The Kernels led all the way, although never by more than three runs.  Daniel Ortiz had two doubles.  Oswaldo Arcia homered and singled.  Michael Gonzales homered.  Adrian Salcedo took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and four walks in 4.2 innings.

Beloit 9, Cedar Rapids 1 in Beloit (Game 2—scheduled seven innings).  The Snappers scored five in the third and were never threatened.  Josmil Pinto and Derek McCallum each had two hits.  Michael Gonzales hit a three-run homer in the big third inning.  Oswaldo Arcia walked twice and scored three times.  Starter Andrei Lobanov pitched four innings, giving up one run on six hits and a walk while striking out five.  Martire Garcia struck out three in two innings while allowing a hit and a walk to get the win.

Happy Birthday–April 18

Frank Navin (1871)
Sam Crawford (1880)
Duffy Lewis (1888)
Jack Scott (1892)
Steve Blass (1942)
Mike Paul (1945)
Doug Flynn (1951)
Bobby Castillo (1955)
Rich Bordi (1959)
Jim Eisenreich (1959)
Dennis Rasmussen (1959)
Steve Dunn (1970)
Rico Brogna (1970)
Brian Buscher (1981)
Miguel Cabrera (1983)
Billy Butler (1986)

Rich Bordi was drafted by Minnesota in the fifth round in 1977, but did not sign.

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Minor Details: Games of 4/16

Rochester at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Postponed.  No makeup date has been announced.

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

Ft. Myers 9, Bradenton 6 at Bradenton.  The Miracle overcame a 5-1 deficit with five in the sixth and then scored three more in the eighth.  Brian Dozier had two singles and a triple and James Beresford had two singles and a double.  Danny Rams and Nathan Hanson each singled and homered.  Aaron Hicks had two hits.  Nicholas Romero drove in three.  Starter Matt Schuld worked only three innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk.  Shooter Hunt got the win, giving up an unearned run on a hit and three walks in two innings.  He struck out five.  Bruce Pugh struck out three in two scoreless innings to get the save.

Cedar Rapids at Beloit.  Postponed.  Game will be made up as part of a doubleheader June 14.

Happy Birthday–April 17

Alexander Cartwright (1820)
Cap Anson (1852)
Tom Needham (1879)
Jake Daubert (1884)
Buzz Arlitt (1912)
Solly Hemus (1923)
Antonio Pollerena (1947)
Tsutomu Wakamatsu (1947)
Denny Walling (1954)
Craig Worthington (1965)
Marquis Grissom (1967)
Gary Bennett (1972)

This is also the birthday of Twins’ farmhand Deolis Guerra (1989).  There do not appear to be any major league players with connections to the Minnesota Twins who were born on this day.

Happy Birthday–January 1

Tim Keefe (1857)
Hugh Nicol (1858)
Webster McDonald (1900)
Ethan Allen (1904)
Hank Greenberg (1911)
Joe Reichler (1915)
Sherry Robertson (1919)
Earl Torgeson (1924)
Carl Scheib (1927)
Roy Majtyka (1939)
Bill Bethea (1942)
Rick Albert (1951)
Bob Owchinko (1955)
La Marr Hoyt (1955)
Fernando Tatis (1975)

We would like to wish a very happy birthday to mrs. bhiggum.

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