GCL Twins 4 at GCL Reds 0
W: A. Curry (1-0, 1.86); L: S. Snowden (2-1, 1.20)
Wow! Deja Vu! Well almost.
Alex Curry worked only 5 innings and allowed 4 hits while striking out seven, but it was still a very impressive outing for the California native, as he lead the GCL Twins to a 4-0 blanking of the GCL Reds.
Shea Snowden would take the start for the Reds and was on the mound at the top of the 4th when Tyler Ladendorf would single with one out on the board, then steal 2nd. Mike Gonzalez would reach on a fielding error by the Reds Cody Puckett, which would also allowed Ladendorf to score. Reggie Williams moved Gonzlez to 3rd with a line drive and Josmil Pinto singled in the Twin's 9th round pick for run #2.
That would be all the Twins would see out of Snowden through, who only allowed 3 hits and a walk while striking out 3.
With Matteo Pizziconi on the mound in the top of the 7th, Brandon Roberts would single, then steal 2nd and then 3rd. Herbert Lara would go into the contest to replace Roberts who seemed intent upon re-injuring himself. Following a ground out to Danny Ortiz, Ladendorf doubled out to right to score Lara.
Lara and Aaron Hicks would take back-to-back singles off Mike Bohana with one out on the board in the top of the 9th. A wild pitch would move the pair, and Ortiz would sacrifice in Lara for the Twins 4th run.
Mauro Schiavoni and Steve Blevins would finish up on the mound for the Twins, with only Blevins allowing a hit.
Ladendorf was 2-for-5 in the game in the clean up position with 1 RBI, the only Twins with a multi-hit game. Roberts, Lara, Hicks, Williams and Pinto each had a single, with Hicks and Williams being one hit wonders of the game.
The Twins host the GCL Red Sox on Wednesday for a noon game at the Lee County Sportsplex.
DSL Twins 6 at DSL Indians 0
W: R. Acosta (5-0, 0.00); L: J. Campos (0-2, 5.03)
Ramon Acosta would work all nine innings of a DSL Twins road game, allowing only 3 hits while fanning 7 to blank the DSL Indians.
Jose Campos took the start for the Indians, and would see Eliel Sierra reach on a fielding error, then move to 2nd on a balk. Jean Carlos Mercedes ground out moved him to third, and Manuel Soliman and Jhonatan Arias both took walks to load the bags. Willy Gil would then get hit by a pitch to force in a run, the only one the Twins would need.
Oswaldo Arcia singled in the top of the fourth, and Sierra doubled him in. Mercedes single sent Sierra to 3rd. Soliman would take a wlak and Arias would pop out before Gil took a walk to force in Sierra for a second run, making the score 3-0.
Danny Santana drew a walk off Alexander Torres to start out the top of the 7th. He moved to second on Juan Blanco's ground out then to 3rd on a Felix Cairo fly ball single. Arcia then singled to score Santana.
The last two runs came in the top of the eighth with Arias and Gil singling, and then Danny Santana doubling them in off Indian's reliever Jose Flores.
Aracia was 2-for-5 with a run and a RBI, the only Twin with multi-hit contest, yet everyone except Blanco and pinch runner Carlos Vasquez, who never saw an at bat, had a hit in the game. Sierra, Soliman and Sanata all had doubles, while Cairo and Mercedes were the one hit wonders.
The Twins host the DSL Yankees 2 for a 10:30 AM Dominican Time game.