Four no-hit innings for Jhoan Duran as the Twins sweep.
Lots of strikeouts!
Minor league seasons start today! Here's a quick look at Twins full-season affiliates:
ROCHESTER RED WINGS
Manager: Joel Skinner
Coaches: Javier Valentin, Stu Cliburn, Mike McCarthy
Notable players: Stephen Gonsalves, Nick Gordon, Fernando Romero, Brent Rooker, Kohl Stewart.
Stadium: Frontier Field.
PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS
Manager: Justin Willard.
Coaches: Steve Singleton, Ramon Borrego, Cibney Bello
Notable players: Luis Arraez, Brusdar Graterol, Griffin Jax, Tyler Jay, Alex Kiriloff,
Stadium: Admiral Fetterman Field.
FORT MYERS MIRACLE
Manager: Toby Gardenhire
Coaches: Luis Ramirez, Matt Borgschulte
Notable players: Akil Baddoo, Jhoan Duran, Trevor Larnach, Royce Lewis, Ben Rortvedt,
Stadium: Hammond Stadium
CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS
Manager: Brian Dinkelman
Coaches: Virgil Vasquez, Ryan Smith, Luis Antonio Rodriguez,
Notable players: Jordan Balazovic, Trey Cabbage, Gilberto Celestino, Joe Cronin, Austin Schulfer
Stadium: Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium
"Notable players" is not intended as a scouting report. Rather, it's an attempt to identify players you might have heard of and be interested in. If you listened to spring training games, you probably know most of the Rochester roster. On the other hand, you might not know anybody on the Cedar Rapids roster. Take it for what it's worth.
Admiral Fetterman, for whom the Pensacola Field is named, is Vice Admiral John H. "Jack" Fetterman. He was a three-star admiral who, according to wikipedia, is known for a keystone ethics program he created. After his retirement in 1993 he became a prominent civic leader in Pensacola. One assumes, of course, that it's only a matter of time until the naming rights are sold to some corporation and Admiral Fetterman will be forgotten. Such is life.
5:30 Charlotte (Riley O'Brien) at Fort Myers (Bryan Sammons)
6:05 Rochester (Kohl Stewart) at Lehigh Valley
6:35 Peoria (Tommy Parsons) at Cedar Rapids (Blayne Enlow)
6:35 Pensacola (Jorge Alcala) at Mobile (Jeremy Beasley)