Sunday, August 26, 2007

GCL Twins blank GCL Red Sox

Current Record: 36 - 19

W: M. Hamburger (2-1, 1.20); L: B. Huntzinger (0-1, 2.57)
HR: TWI: A. Morales (2).

E: Wright (2, pickoff).

The GCL Twins used 5 pitchers that combined to hold the GCL Red Sox to only 7 hits over 9 innings in a blanking of their cross town rivals. The victory gave the Twins a new team record for most victories in a GCL season.

Tom Wright took the start and went 3 innings, allowing 4 hits and walking 2 while striking out 2.

Wright's was shakey in his first inning when 2 hits and a bad throw on a pick off attempt moved Victor Serrano to 3rd base with 2 outs. Wright would walk Jered Stanley to load the bases, but got Ricardo Burgos to hit into a ground out to first to end the inning, stranding the Red Sox players.

A throwing error by Red Sox catcher Peter Gilardo, who was trying to catch Juan Richardson stealing 2nd moved Richardson in to a position to come home on a wild pitch by Brock Huntzinger. That put the Twins on the board in the second inning.

They would add to their lead in the 4th when Richardson singled his way onto base and then trotted home when Angel Morales put his second yarder of the season over the center field wall. A Danny Rams double and a pair of singles by the two Nicks, Biagini and Papasan gave the Twins 1 more to make it 4-0 for the home team.

Richardson would then double in Alex Soto in the bottom of the 5th to finish off the scoring.

Mark Hamburger would pick up the win, working 2 innings and allowing on 2 hits while striking out 2. Michael Mopas mopped up through 2 allowing only 1 hit and striking out 3. Jakob Toufar and Nelvin Fuentes each worked an inning a piece, keeping the Red Sox off the bases.

Richardson would go 4-for-4 in the game, while Papasan was 3-for-4 and Morales was 2-4 with 2 RBIs and 2 strike outs. Soto also recorded a pair of Ks while James Beresford and a frustrated Jon Waltenbury put up 3 each.

The Twins finish up their regular season Monday at 10:00 AM at Twin Lakes Park. The Dodgers continue to lead the GCL with a 39-15 record a .722 win percentage, meaning the Twins will travel to Tampa on Tuesday to face the Yankees in the first round of the GCL playoffs.

Jeanfred Brito suffered a broken leg on Saturday and underwent surgery on Sunday to repair it. The thoughts and prayers of the extended GCL Twins family are with him with hopes that he will make a complete recovery and be ready to go and wow the crowd in Elizabethton next summer.


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