May 7, 2009

Thursday Twins Linkage: May 7, 2009

The Twins played a rain-shortened game last night, losing 4-1 in only 5 2/3 innings before the game was officially called. Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire voiced his opinion after the game, which was that the game should have never gotten in. Four different downpours totaling 3+ hours of delays before the game was pretty substantial and warrants the manager's displeasure. Kevin Slowey was hit hard, giving up three runs including a two-run home run to Nick Markakis. Craig Breslow gave up a slow shot to Luke Scott in the fourth inning.

A day after suggesting that Alexi Casilla should be sent to the minor leagues, the Twins made it official after arriving at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Casilla will head to Rochester infielder Matt Tolbert takes his place on the Twins roster. Tolbert was hitting .260/.324/.375 through 23 games (96 AB's) with the Red Wings.

Justin Murphy posted his "Upstate Update" which highlights what is going on with the Twins Triple-A affiliate the Rochester Red Wings. Hopefully (much like the Twins) their pitching and offense can improve enough to get over the .500 mark.

And speaking of the Rochester Red Wings, I recommend everyone to check out a new blog called 'R Red Wings.

Here are the scores throughout the Twins Minor League system from Wednesday:

  • Rochester Red Wings beat the Louisville Bats, 5-2.
  • New Britain Rock Cats beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 2-0 in Game 1. And then won 5-3 in Game 2.
  • Ft. Myers Miracle lost to the Sarasota Reds, 6-5.
  • Beloit Snappers lost to the West Michigan Whitecaps, 3-0.