Red Wings Report

Where they stand:  Rochester is 7-10, tied for fourth in the IL North, four games behind Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Who’s hotChase Lambin is 6-19 with a home run.  For the season, he is .275/.327/.412 in 51 at-bats.  Brandon Roberts is 5-16 after an awful start.  For the season, he is .159/.196/.159 in 44 at-bats.  Prior to his call-up, Eric Hacker had gone 1-0, 0.00, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out ten in eleven innings (two starts).  Kyle Gibson threw six no-hit innings last week.  For the season, he is 0-0, 3.86, 1.07 WHIP with 13 strikeouts in 14 innings.

Who’s coldJeff Bailey is 0-19.  For the season, he is .179/.343/.232 in 56 at-bats.  Ben Revere is 3-26.  For the season, he is .203/.239/.234 in 64 at-bats.  Andrew Baldwin is 1-2, 8.27 in 16.1 innings (three starts).  Kyle Waldrop is 1-3, 7.04 in 7.2 innings (six appearances).

TransactionsEric Hacker was promoted from Rochester to Minnesota.  Alex Burnett was optioned from Minnesota to Rochester.

What’s next:  The Red Wings conclude their series against Pawtucket tonight, then host Buffalo for four before hitting the road for four in Syracuse.

Minor Details: Games of 4/22 – 4/24


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.


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.


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.


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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Nellie McKay – Sari

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peckish jane loves this woman. at first, i couldn't decide if i liked her, or if she annoyed me. i've decided that i kind of like her, but she kind of annoys me.

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Game #21: Twins 4, Indians 3

Twins Record: 9-12
MLB Game Wrap

If the Twins had somehow lost this one, I was seriously considering whipping up a Downfall parody video in which ol' Adolph would have cursed the days of birth of Alexi Casilla, Steve Liddle, and whichever pitcher ended up coughing up the lead. Thankfully I can save that one in the DK Box of Tricks for some later date.

Things are starting to look up (he says, hopefully). First series win of the season; first series sweep (basically) of the season. The offense is starting to pick up; Thome made contact today that sounded like it deserved eight total bases, but only got three. Meanwhile, Pavano keeps on Pavanoing. Next stop: .500 (he says, again, hopefully).

Hitter of the Week: Jason Kubel
Pitcher of the Week: You think, when a guy gives up zero runs, only one walk, and strikes out nine, I'm going to give it to anyone else? It's again yours, Scott Baker.

Game 21: Indians at Twins

Time: 1:10 CDT


Radio: TRN, XM 179

Starting Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco (1-1, 4.85 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) vs. Carl Pavano (1-2, 5.47, 1.22).

Saturday's outburst was great, but it's about time for the Twins to win a series and no better time to do it than against the team in first place.  The aged Twins need to give the upstart Indians their comeuppance.

The Twins are now 4-0 in Brian Duensing's starts an 4-12 the other days. That trend needs to be remedied (not the Duensing part, of course).

It also would be nice to finally get a three-game win streak and ensure the White Sox are in last place for at least one more day. Go Twins!!!!1111!!!

A Happy Easter Recipe

A sweet little side dish recipe to go with your Easter dinner today. Popular Greek Recipes. Buy at

One of my oldest and bestest friends from Spamtown is a first-generation American of Greek heritage (or, actually, generation 1.5; his dad immigrated around the time of the Greek civil war; his mom was native-born) . His family founded the legendary George's Pizza.

Mmmm, greasy pizza cut into little squares. Heaven on earth. And Uncle Dino's Gondola truly was the "Noblest Sandwich of Them All."

One of my treasured possessions is a wedding gift from George and Ethel T (you are both missed), Popular Greek Recipes, published by The Ladies of the Philoptochos Society, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Charleston SC. I've used this cookbook a lot over the years. It is my go-to recipe place for satziki, avgolemono soup, mousaka, pastichio, and today's recipe, fasoulakia yiahni, string beans in tomato sauce.

I will start with a faithful rendition of the recipe (p.186), then discuss modifications below.
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Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.