Tuesday, April 26, 2005
HELP WANTED - OK, if you remember last year, I kept up daily with the statistics of some of the Twins top prospects. You could see updated stats for Justin Morneau, Jason Bartlett, Jesse Crain, JD Durbin, and Jason Kubel. All five eventually made it to the Twins last year. This is where I need your help though. I would like to do that again this year, but I want you to help me figure out who to include. So please, e-mail me the names of up to six Twins prospects. By the end of the week, I will tally those votes up (my vote counts for TWO because, well, it's my site!) and will start updating the progress of six Twins prospects So, please, help me out! I know of 3 or 4 that I would really like to include, but want some other thoughts.
Twins Minor League Report
Good morning! Today's entry is going to be very short. The Twins lost to the Tigers yesterday. Not surprisingly, Brad Radke gave up early runs on a couple homers. Surprisingly, the Twins came back but the bullpen lost it for him. It was a long, wasted, frustrating weekend in Detroit, so lets not even talk about that and look forward. Might as well, the Twins will now be starting a three game series in Kansas City against the Royals. That is a good way to start playing better! Here are the pitching matchups for the series:
TWINS MINOR LEAGUE REPORTS
Monday - REDWINGS , Ottawa - Rained Out.
NEW BRITAIN ROCKCATS
Monday - ROCKCATS 5, Reading 2 - Colby Miller continues to be the story in New Britain. In the 5th inning last night, he gave up two runs. May not seem like much, but it was the first runs he had given up all season. His scoreless streak ended at 24 innings, but those were the only runs he allowed to improve to 2-0 (0.69 ERA). He went 6 innings and gave up two runs on nine hits. He walked none and struck out five. Ricky Barrett walked one and struck out one in 2 1/3 innings. Pat Neshek recorded his 3rd Save by getting the last two outs, one on a strikeout. Danny Matienzo went 2-4 with his second homer. Doug Deeds was also 2-4. Bryan Kennedy hit a two-run homer, his first of the season.
Although he was dropped from the Twins 40 man roster a year ago, Colby Miller has made huge strides this year. He credits reffing basketball games in the offseason with helping his demeanor.
FT MYERS MIRACLE
Monday - MIRACLE 4, Clearwater 6 - Brock Peterson went 2-3 with a walk and a double. Omar Burgos was 2-4 with his first homer of the season and 3 RBI. Matt Moses hit his 8th double. Scott Tyler pitched the first five innings and gave up three runs (2 earned) on four hits and three walks). Chris Schutt took the loss. He got just one out and gave up two hits and a walk for three runs. Jay Sawatski went 1 2/3 of one-hit ball before Tristan Crawford pitched a scoreless inning.
Monday - SNAPPERS 4, Wisconsin 0 (6 innings) - As we went to 'press' here at SethSpeaks, this game had been delayed for quite some time. I am going to assume that it would have been called. Jay Rainville pitched well. He went all 5 1/3 innings and didn't allow a run. He gave up two hits and walked three. He also struck out three. David Winfree went 2-3. Mitchell Zamojc was 2-3 with a triple. Deacon Burns and Javy Sanchez were both 1-3 with 2-run doubles.
On that note, I am going to call it a day. Thanks again for stopping by this site. If you have any questions, comments or ideas for future postings, please e-mail me.
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