HELP - Normally during December or January, I do my annual Demographic Survey. It is a series of questions for the readers of the site to be able to give me input on the site. I have never done that during the season, and I think that since I am taking a day off tomorrow, it would be good to ask a couple of questions here and ask for your thoughts. I have used comments previously to help organize the site, or at least let me know what people like. So please give me your feedback. So, here are just a few questions. If you wouldn't mind, please send me an e-mail and tell me:
Your age and location (range or area is plenty), how long you've been coming to this site and how you first learned about it?
What things about this site do you find most interesting and/or informative?
What parts of the site do you tend to just skim over or bypass completely?
Do you have any ideas for potential offseason topics? More Get to Know 'Em things? More generic baseball topics? Contests? Twins history?
Any other thoughts?
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Hey ya'll, I have a 6:00 a.m. flight this morning, so today's posting will be quick. I'm not even staying awake for the whole Twins game. I have two days of training down in the Twin Cities, so there will not be a new posting tomorrow (Wednesday), but I will be back on Thursday with a new posting.
So today, I am just going to discuss Tuesday night's minor league games, highlighting the Elizabethton Twins.
Elizabethton has been a run-scoring machine most of the season. Last night was no exception. The E-Twins defeated Greeneville by a score of 22-3. You would assume I'd want to talk offense, and I do, but because it won't take as long, I want to discuss the pitching first. Jose Castillo started and improved to 3-1. He went six shutout innings, giving up just two hits. He walked none and struck out four. Michael Rogers then threw the final three innings. He gave up three runs on three hits and two walks, but he struck out five.
OK, to the offense... The E-Twins scored three runs in the first inning. In the third inning, they scored seven and followed that with six runs in the fourth. They added one or two runs in four of the final five innings.
3B Deibinson Romero went 4-5 with two walks, his 11th double, his 9th homer, four runs scored and six RBI.
1B Rene Leveret went 4-6 with a walk, his 11th double and three RBI.
C Dan Lehmann went 3-4 with his first double, his third homer, a walk and five RBI.
C/DH Greg Yersich went 3-5 with his 11th double and was hit by a pitch once.
SS Estarlin De Los Santos went 2-6 with a walk and three stolen bases. He now has 22 steals.
OF Ozzie Lewis went 2-6 with his 15th double, a walk and two RBI
This lineup is stacked and it will be interesting to see how many of them move up to Beloit. To these six players, regular Mark Dolenc should move up as well. The starting pitching staff is quite impressive, and a couple of the relievers could maybe already be pitching for the Snappers. This is a good team.
Rochester beat Ottawa 4-1 last night. Nick Blackburn went the first seven innings without allowing a run. He gave up five hits, walked none and struck out three. He did all that in just 83 pitches. Julio DePaula pitched a scoreless 8th frame. Bobby Korecky then gave up a run on two hits and a walk in his inning. Matt Tolbert led the offense. He went 2-3 with two walks, his sixth triple and fourth stolen base. Jose Morales and Gil Velazquez each hit a double. Trent Oeltjen hit a triple.
Beloit lost to the Lansing Lugnuts 9-4. Wilson Ramos led the offense by going 2-4 with a walk. Nine other Snappers had one hit a piece. Danny Berg went 1-1 with two walks. Matt Fox struggled again. He gave up six runs on five hits and four walks in just 4.1 innings. He struck out five, but two of the hits he allowed cleared the fence. Jesus Carnevales went the next 3.1 innings and he gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks. Then Anthony Slama got the final four outs.
Both New Britain and Ft. Myers did not have games scheduled.
UPDATE - Twins lose 4-3 when Richie Sexson hit a solo homer off of Matt Guerrier in the bottom of the 9th inning. Joe Mauer had a great game. He was 3-4 with a double and two RBI. He also stole his 7th base. Jason Tyner was 2-3 with a walk.
Please feel free to discuss the Twins game, the minor league teams and players and anything in the comments below.|
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