Wednesday Night, June 18, 2008

Wednesday Game Notes

Good morning! Again, I want to encourage everyone to e-mail me your questions for Jeff Manship as I will be taking them through tonight. Over the weekend, I will try to put them together and send them to Jeff. Send a couple.



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Twins Minor League Updates

Wednesday SethSpeaks Player of the Day – Drew Butera, New Britain Rockcats
Wednesday SethSpeaks Pitcher of the Day – Brad Tippett, Elizabethton Twins


Wednesday – RochesterThere were no International League Games scheduled on Wednesday.  


Wednesday – New Britain 9, Portland (11 Innings) – After getting rained out on the day they were going to make their AA debuts, Danny Valencia, Brian Dinkelman and Rob Delaney each made their first appearances on Wednesday. So, they played a little extra in this one. The Rockcats scored three runs in the top of the 11th with a lot of help. The first two batters got on via error. Then Drew Butera got an bunt hit on what you have to assume was a sacrifice attempt. Brian Dinkelman hit a sacrifice fly. Dustin Martin singled in another. Finally Danny Valencia walked in the final run. Butera led the offense (you won’t read that terribly often) by going 4-5 with a walk and two doubles. Brock Peterson was 3-6 with his seventh homer. Erik Lis went 3-7 with his sixth homer. Valencia went 2-5 with two walks. Kyle Aselton had been doing so well since moving to the rotation two starts ago. In this one, he managed to go just 2.2 innings. He gave up five runs on four hits and seven walks. Jay Sawatski came in and threw 2.1 shutout innings of relief. Yohan Pino came in and gave up a run in two innings. Rob Delaney then came in and pitched the eighth and ninth innings without allowing a base runner. Ben Julianel did the same thing in the 10th and 11th innings to record the win.   


Wednesday Miracle 5, Dunedin 9 – Speaking of debuts in new places, Matt Williams made his relief debut in this one. But first, Steve Singleton notched his first two hits for the Miracle. Edward Ovalle went 2-5 with his sixth walk. Deolis Guerra started and went 5.2 innings. He gave up three runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out six. And then Williams made his appearance. He gave up three runs on four hits and two walks, and he did not get a single batter out. He was replaced by Blair Erickson who got the final four outs. Erickson gave up three runs on a hit and a walk.


Wednesday – Beloit There were no games scheduled in the Midwest League on Wednesday, the day after the All-Star game.        


Wednesday – E-Twins 5, Bluefield 2 Brad Tippett showed through at least this one start that starting might be something he can do! The Australian righty went the first five innings. He gave up only two hits and a walk while striking out five for the win. Curtis Leavitt then gave up a run in his two innings. Omar Alcala gave up a run on two hits and got just one out. Lee Martin got the final two outs of that inning. Danny Rondon gave up a hit and walked two but did not allow a run to record the save. Jonathan Waltenbury led the offense by going 2-3 with a walk and his second double. Alexander Soto hit his first home of the year. Nick Papasan added a double.  

Have a great Thursday!



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