Happy Birthday–July 11

Pop Schriver (1865)
Jimmy Slagle (1873)
Milt Stock (1893)
Bob Allison (1934)
John Sevcik (1942)
Ed Ott (1951)
Andy Ashby (1967)
Donne Wall (1967)
Javier Lopez (1977)
Blaine Boyer (1981)
Yorman Bazardo (1984)
Bryan Augenstein (1986)

We would also like to wish a very happy birthday to Mrs. Daneeka’s Ghost.

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Minor Details: Games of July 9

LOUISVILLE BATS 8, ST. PAUL SAINTS 1 IN LOUISVILLE (5 INNINGS--RAIN)

Louisville scored four in the first and three in the second.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  Edouard Julien (4).

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Brock Stewart pitched a scoreless inning, walking two and striking out one.

Loss:  Caleb Boushley (8-4).

Opposition standout:  Randy Wynne pitched five innings, giving up one run on three hits.

Record:  St. Paul is 6-7, tied for fifth with Gwinnett, Omaha, and Toledo, one game behind Iowa, Memphis, and Nashville.

SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS 7, WICHITA WIND SURGE 6 IN SPRINGFIELD (10 INNINGS)

Wichita led 4-0 and 5-1, but Springfield tied it in the sixth and the deciding run scored on a sacrifice fly.

Multi-hit gamesLuke Keaschall was 3-for-5 with a home run.  Andrew Cossetti was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.  Carson McCusker was 2-for-5 with two runs.

Home runs:  Keaschall (3).

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Taylor Floyd struck out two in two perfect innings.  Miguel Rodriguez struck out two in 1.2 innings, giving up an unearned run on one hit.

Loss:  Rodriguez (1-6).

Opposition standout:  Benito Garcia pitched three shutout innings, giving up two hits and one walk and striking out two.

Record:  Wichita is 4-9, in fifth (last) place, five games behind Tulsa.

BELOIT SKY CARP 5, CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 3 IN BELOIT

Johnny Olmstead homered in the fifth to break a 3-3 tie.

Multi-hit games:  Tyler Dearden was 2-for-3 with a double.  Gabriel Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with a double.  Kevin Maitan was 2-for-4 with a double.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Jarret Whorff struck out four in three shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk.

Loss:  Jordan Carr (2-3).

Opposition standout:  Sam Praytor was 2-for-4 with a double.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 11-5, in first place, one game ahead of Wisconsin.

DAYTONA TORTUGAS 9, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 0 IN FORT MYERS

Daytona scored three in the first and three in the third.

Multi-hit games:  None.  Fort Myers had two hits.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Angel Del Rosario (14).

Pitching prowess:  Samuel Perez struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.

Loss:  Cesar Lares (2-3).

Opposition standout:  Ariel Almonte was 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs, and two RBIs.

Record:  Fort Myers is 11-4, in first place, two games ahead of Dunedin.

FCL TWINS 9, FCL RAYS 8 AT TWINS

The Twins trailed 7-0 but scored four in the fourth and three in the fifth to tie it.  The Rays went up 8-7 in the top of the seventh, but scored two in the bottom of the seventh to go ahead to stay.

Multi-hit games:  Javier Roman was 3-for-3 with a walk and three runs.  Amilcar Vasquez was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Home runs:  Yilber Herrera (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Herrera 4 (11); Vasquez 3 (4).

Stolen bases:  Hendry Chivilli (10).

Pitching prowess:  Juan Cota pitched three innings, giving up one run on one hit and two walks and striking out two.  Matthew Helwig pitched two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.

Win:  Miguel Cordero (1-2).

Save:  Helwig (1).

Opposition standout:  Larry Martinez was 3-for-4.

Record:  The FCL Twins are 23-25, in fourth place, five games behind the FCL Red Sox.

DSL TWINS AT DSL CARDINALS

Cancelled due to lightning.

TODAY'S TILTS

10:00  DSL Twins at DSL Rangers Red
11:05  Daytona at Fort Myers (Ricky Castro, 3-1, 4.29)
5:35  St. Paul (David Festa, 3-2, 3.77) at Louisville
6:35  Cedar Rapids (Mike Paredes, 1-0, 2.70) at Beloit
7:05  Wichita (Kyle Jones, 0-0, 0.00) at Springfield

July 10, 2024: I’m So Fried

Your friends/family and you are hitting up the State Fair. You want to share a few of the new offerings together. Which 5 are you suggesting to the group?

Which new dishes are you trying? (Choose up to 5)

  • Afro Poppers (11%, 6 Votes)
  • Shroomy "Calamari" (9%, 5 Votes)
  • Walking Shepherd's Pie (9%, 5 Votes)
  • Savory Éclairs in Two Varieties (Bánh Mì) (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Dill Pickle Tots (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Sweet Heat Bacon Crunch (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Deep-Fried Halloumi Cheese (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Grilled Purple Sticky Rice (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Nixtamal & Wild Rice Bowl with Wóžapi & Bison Meatballs or Sweet Potato Dumplings (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Buffalo Cheese Curd & Chicken Tacos (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Savory Éclairs in Two Varieties (Lobster) (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Ba'bacon Sour Cream + Onion (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Strawberry Lemonade Donut (4%, 2 Votes)
  • PB Bacon Cakes (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Strawberries and Cream Waffle Stick (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Swedish Ice Cream Sundae (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Marco's Garden (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Lady's Slipper Marble Sundae (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Sweet Corn Cola Float (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Turkey Kristo (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Cookie Butter Crunch Mini Donuts (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Chile Mango Whip (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Blazing Greek Bites (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Wrangler Waffle Burger (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Swedish 'Sota Sliders (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Raging Ball (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Patata Frita Focacciawich (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mocha Madness Shave Ice (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ham and Pickle Roll Up on a Potato Skin (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fried Bee-Nana Pie (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Deep-Fried Ranch Dressing (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Crab Boil Wings (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Cotton Candy Iced Tea (0%, 0 Votes)
  • 3 Piggy Pals On-A-Stick (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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Happy Birthday–July 10

Jimmy McAleer (1864)
Bobby Lowe (1865)
John Heydler (1869)
Dick Lundy (1898)
Wayne Blackburn (1914)
Paul Pryor (1927)
Gene Alley (1940)
Hal McRae (1945)
Bob Bailor (1951)
Andre Dawson (1954)
Buddy Groom (1965)
Lee Stevens (1967)
Marty Cordova (1969)
ByungHo Park (1986)
Ryan Wheeler (1988)
Scott Alexander (1989)
Will Smith (1989)
Jonny Deluca (1998)

John Heydler was the president of the National League from 1918-1934.

Wayne Blackburn was a minor league infielder from 1936-1956.  He drew over 1,400 walks in his career.

Paul Pryor was a National League umpire from 1961-1981 and is an alumnus of the author’s alma mater, the University of South Dakota.

Jonny Deluca was drafted by Minnesota in the 39th round in 2017 but did not sign.

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2024 Game Log 92 – Twins at White Sox

Twins continue their latest hot streak by taking care of the woeful Chicago White Sox last night and look to continue tonight in the second game of their 3 game series. Twins doing little wrong lately, especially mashing the ball and avoiding strikeouts. It's fun to see a bunch of young players make huge impacts and makes one think the future is bright. Also not only has this hot streak brought the Twins within 5 games of the Guardians, they are sneaking up on the Yankees too for third best record in the AL. Should be a fun summer for baseball, sure would be nice if most of us could watch it on TV.

Bailey Ober on the mound and he continues to impress as a solid #3 or #4 starter. Since I can't see the games on TV, I didn't know that he's 6'9" That's neck tat territory. Wow. Erick Fedde for the Whities and he is easily their best pitcher with 6 wins for a 26 win team and respectable WIP, ERA, etc.

Game time at 7:10 but there's a good chance for rain all evening. Will be interesting to see if they get this in. Rainy tomorrow morning but looks like they could do an afternoon/evening doubleheader on Wednesday.

Minor Details: Games of July 8

FCL TWINS 11, FCL ORIOLES 6 AT TWINS (7 INNINGS)

The FCL Twins scored five in the third to break a 2-2 tie and added four in the fifth.

Multi-hit games:  Jayson Bass was 4-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs.  Javier Roman was 2-for-3 with a walk.  Hendry Chivilli was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Home runs:  Dameury Pena (3).

Multi-RBI games:  Bass 3 (23); Chivilli 2 (10).

Stolen bases:  Chivilli (9); Omari Daniel (7); Bass (6); Bryan Acuna (4).

Pitching prowess:  None.

Win:  Anthony Narvaez (2-2).

Opposition standout:  Edwin Amparo was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Record:  The FCL Twins are 22-25, in fourth place, 5.5 games behind the FCL Rays.

DSL TWINS 7, DSL PHILLIES WHITE 6 AT TWINS (11 INNINGS)

Eduardo Beltre homered in the ninth to tie it 5-5 and Luis Fragoza singled home the deciding run in the eleventh.

Multi-hit games:  Alver Medina was 2-for-3 with a walk.

Home runs:  Beltre (4).

Multi-RBI games:  Daiber De Los Santos 2 (15); Victor Leal 2 (9).

Stolen bases:  Nestor Urbina (4).

Pitching prowess:  Santiago Rojas struck out seven in four shutout innings, giving up three hits and two walks.  Daniel Manzueta struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk.  Aaron Carranza pitched two shutout innings, walking two and striking out one.

Win:  Manuel Compres (2-1).

Opposition standout:  Jeffrey German struck out seven in six shutout innings, giving up two hits and one walk.

Record:  The DSL Twins are 15-10, in third place, six games behind the DSL Rangers Red.

TODAY'S TILTS

10:00  DSL Twins at DSL Cardinals
11:00  FCL Rays at FCL Twins
5:05  Daytona at Fort Myers (Cesar Lares, 2-2, 3.40)
5:35  St. Paul (Caleb Boushley, 8-3, 4.30) at Louisville
6:35  Cedar Rapids (TBD) at Beloit
7:05  Wichita (TBD) at Springfield

Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.