Minor League Summary (8/5): Attacking Explosion – Junior


  • RHP Cole Sands upgraded from Triple-A St. Paul to Minnesota Twins
  • RHP Aaron Sanchez removed the waivers and prior to being assigned to St. Paul
  • RHP Jharel Cotton removed the concessions and prior to being assigned to St. Paul

Saint Sentinel
St. Paul 15, Omaha 6
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The Saints’ racket exploded for 15 rounds and 17 rounds Friday night to win their 50th game of the season.

Six St. Paul’s fighters contributed multiple strikes, led by Jermaine Palacios four of five at bat; He hit two doubles and scored five runs. Matt Wallner made his first home triple round, crushing it into a deep center field. He also added double and triple RBI. Rui Morales also succeeded in running at home and led in five runs.

Derek Rodriguez made six runs, hit by four and allowed no runs.

wind wave wisdom
Wichita 1, San Antonio 0
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A prototype of Simeon Woods Richardson and a shutdown performance by Bullpen allowed Wind Surge to beat the missions.

Woods Richardson was brutal but effective throughout his four innings, hitting three and walking two while only allowing two hits. His ERA has dropped to 2.92 on the season and he now has 62 strikes and 24 walks in 61 2/3 runs.

The prospect of setting up twins has had an interesting season. While his surface-level numbers are impressive, some advanced metrics suggest he was avoiding smoke and mirrors. Coming into Friday night, Woods Richardson had 4.90 xFIP and 15.9% K-BB%. However, one advantage is that he continues to keep the ball on the court. He’s only given up four home runs all season and 16 in 239 minor league runs.

On the board, Edward Julian led the way, walking 2 for 3. Chris Williams went 1 for 4 a double and scored the only game in the game.

corn kernel
Cedar Rapids 7, Beloit 2
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The Kernels got a good performance from the 6-7-8-9 hitters to help propel them to victory over the Sky Carp.

Pat Winkle, Jefferson Morales, Mickey Perez and Will Holland all combined to go 7 for 14 with a double, a home run, and five RBI; The rest of the lineup was combined to come up to 3 for 18 with six strokes.

It was also a team effort for the Kernels on the hill, with four bowlers—Travis Adams, Matt Mullenbach, Bradley Hanner and Miguel Rodriguez—combining on the ninth hit and not going for nothing during their nine rounds.

We care
Bradenton 4, Fort Myers 3, F/10
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It was a dirty game in Fort Myers where the Marauders and Mate Mussels combined to make five fouls and tied 11 walks. Unfortunately, Fort Myers was not able to make it to the top, dropping this round in 10 runs.

Rubel Cespedes led Fort Myers into the board, going 2 on 5 with a double and two RBI. Both Callai Rosario and Michael Urbina went 1-4 with a double.

Jonathan Lavalle made four uninjured runs to start the Might Mussels game, but Jon Wilson was impacted by two and five hits over the next two. Malik Barrington was saddled with a loss after allowing two unearned runs in the 10th inning.

complex records
FCL Red Sox 6 and FCL Twins 4
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Despite capturing nine hits and five of them going for extra bases, the FCL Twins fell to the FCL Red Sox again on Friday.

2022 Competitive Balance Pick Tanner Schäubel earned his first professional hit – a double – and also led the RBI. Brooks Lee drove and also hit a double.

Dominican daily
DSL Tigers 19 and DSL Twins 6
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Yasser Mercedes continued his hot summer on Friday, going 2 for 5 with a triple and scoring twice, raising the hitting average to .342 and the OPS to .962. Jose Rodriguez went 1-5 and contributed to his 13th double.

Jug of the Day – Derek Rodriguez (St. Paul) – 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Harm of the Day – Matt Wallner (St. Paul) – 2 for 5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Prediction Summary
We’ll once again keep tabs on the twins’ senior horizons. You’ll likely read about them in the team sections, but if they’re not there, you’ll see how they did it here. Here’s a look at the Twins Daily Top 20’s current performance:

#4 – Simeon Woods Richardson (Wichita) – 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 3K
#8 – Noah Miller (Fort Myers) – 0 for 4, RBI, R
#15 – Edward Julian (Wichita) – 2 vs. 3, BB

Possible Saturday start
St. Paul @ Omaha (7:05 PM CST) – RHB Ariel Jurado (0-2, 6.00 PM)
Wichita @ San Antonio (0-2, 3.89 ERA) – RHB Plain Inlo (0-2, 3.89 ERA)
Cedar Rapids vs. Beloit (6:35 PM CST) – RHB David Vista (6-1, 2.58 PM)
Fort Myers vs Bradenton (6:00 PM CST) – RHB Mike Paredes (7-2, 2.19 PM)

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