Qualifications for rate stats are somewhat subjective. Essentially, you need to have a decent number of at-bats/innings and still be playing for that club.
The Red Wings play like dogs on Bark in the Park day. New Britain gets the lone win. Fort Myers is washed out.
An eight-run inning in Rochester. An offensive explosion for Elizabethton. Tim Shibuya makes a triumphant return to the rotation in Beloit.
Samuel Deduno allows one hit in six innings. David Hurlbut allows one hit in seven. Four one run games, three of them decided in the last inning. Of course, technically, all baseball games are decided in the last inning, but you know what I mean.
Minnesota is 27-42, fifth in the AL Central, nine games behind Cleveland. The Twins have lost one consecutive game and are 3-7 in their last ten games.
Rochester is 33-40, sixth in the IL North, eleven and a half games behind Pawtucket. The Red Wings have lost one consecutive game and are 4-6 in their last ten games.
New Britain is 36-34, third in the EL Eastern, four games behind Reading and Trenton. The Rock Cats have won one consecutive game and are 3-7 in their last ten games.
Fort Myers finished the first half 28-39, fifth in the FSL South, twenty and a half games behind St. Lucie. The Miracle is 1-0 in the second half, tied for first with Bradenton and Palm Beach.
Beloit finished the first half 39-31, second in the ML Western, five and a half games behind Wisconsin. This qualifies the Snappers for a playoff spot.
Elizabethton is 2-1, tied for first in the AL West with Bristol and Greeneville.
The GCL Twins are 3-1, first in the GCL South, one game ahead of the Rays and the Red Sox.
The DSL Twins are 8-8, third in the B. C. B. C., two and a half games behind the Diamondbacks and the Reds. They have won three consecutive games and are 5-5 in their last ten games.
A slugfest in Rochester. Some big innings for the Miracle. A big first for the DSL Twins.
Wilkin Ramirez hits a walkoff homer for the Red Wings. Caleb Thielbar has a successful AAA debut. Elizabethton gets its first win.
The only wins come in rookie leagues. The higher-level teams were blown out early. A big game for Dereck Rodriguez.
The Appalachian League season gets underway today.
There are ten teams in the league. They are split into two divisions, the East and the West. Teams play a sixty-eight game schedule, which ends August 28. Four teams then go to the playoffs.
The Twins entry in the league is, of course, in Elizabethton. Their long-time manager is Ray Smith. Jeff Reed is the batting coach and Ivan Arteaga is the pitching coach.
Because the league is filled with players that few people know, and because your reporter is pressed for time, we will not go into great detail about the teams. Some names you might recognize on the Twins’ pitching staff are Ricardo Arevalo, J. T. Chargois, Tyler Herr, Angel Mata, Mason Melotakis, Luis Nunez, and Hein Robb. Some names you might recognize among the position players are Bo Altobelli, Jhonatan Arias, Niko Goodrum, Joshua Hendricks, Kennys Vargas, Max Kepler, Candido Pimentel, and Rory Rhodes.