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Minor Details: Games of June 23

Lots of debuts due to promotions.  John Curtiss made his AAA debut and didn't miss a beat.  Stephen Gonsalves has not been promoted yet, but probably should be.  Jaylin Davis, Jermaine Palacios, Mitchell Kranson, and Brandon Lopez all made their debuts at Fort Myers.  Amaurys Minier, Lean Marrero, and Joe Cronin all made their debuts at Cedar Rapids.  Big days for Kolton Kendrick and Matt Albanese lead the E-Twins on their season debut.  A rare loss for the DSL Twins.

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Appalachian League Preview

The Appalachian League starts its season tonight, so we thought we'd give you a quick preview.

There are ten teams in the Appalachian League.  They are divided into two divisions, East and West.  The teams take the names of their parent clubs.  Our Elizabethton Twins play in the West.  The other teams in their division are the Bristol Pirates, Greeneville Astros, Johnson City Cardinals, and Kingsport Mets.

The teams play a sixty-eight game schedule.  Play starts tonight and will end August 31.  The top two teams in each division reach the playoffs.  The first place and second place team in each division play each other in a best-of-three series, with the second place team hosting the first game and the first place team hosting the next two (if necessary).  The two winners then play each other in a best-of-three series.

The Twins play at Joe O'Brien Field.  They are managed by Ray Smith, who is assisted by batting coach Jeff Reed and pitching coach Luis Ramirez.  We could go through the roster, but it's not like there are a lot of recognizable names.  If you want to look at it, you can find it at http://www.milb.com/roster/index.jsp?sid=t576

Go Twins!