Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Twins drop close game to Red Sox

GCL Twins

GCL Red Sox 3 at GCL Twins 2

W: A. Zerpa (1-0, 0.00); L: J. Mijares (0-1, 5.00); SV: D. Neuman (2)
HR: None.

GCL Twins,GCL Red Sox The GCL Twins took an early lead, but could not hold off the GCL Red Sox who found the game winning run in the top of the 9th inning.

Wang-Yi Lin worked the first 4.2 innings for the Red Sox, and would allow a pair of runs in the second inning, neither of which were earned.

Hyeong-rok Choi singled in the bottom of the of the second inning and moved to 2nd on Josmil Pinto's ground out. Juan Sanchez's bunt single moved Rok to second. A throwing error by Lin on a pick off attempt sent Rok acrossed the plate for the first Twins run, and got Sanchez to 3rd. Jakub Hajtmar took a walk before Jon Goncalves ground into a force out that plated Sanchez.

Lin would allow 4 hits and a pair of walks total, while fanning five, giving way to Armando Zerpa for the next 3.1 innings. The Venezuelan would pick up the win, limiting the Twins to only two hits, while fanning 3.

Roberto Ramos took a single off Twins starter Angelo Sanchez in the top of the 3rd, then stole 2nd base. A wild pitch by Sanchez move Ramos to 3rd. Wilfred Pichardo would strike out before Derrick Gibson doubled to drive in Ramos for the first Red Sox run.

In the top of the 4th Andrew Frezza singled and stole 2nd base. A wild pitch advanced Frezza to 3rd and he'd be plated by Chih-Hsiang Huang's sac fly, tying the game.

Sanchez would allow both runs, earned, on 3 hits and 3 walks while fanning 6 over the first 4 innings. Mauro Schiavoni worked the next 3, allowing 3 hits and walk while fanning 2.

Jean Mijares would work the final two innings. Mijares walked Joantoni Garcia in the top fo the 9th. Christian Vazquez sac-bunt moved the runner to 2nd and Ramos ground out got him to 3rd. Wilfred Pichardo then singled out to center to platd Garcia for the game winning run.

Dennis Neuman would allow a walk to Pinto in the bottom of the ninth, but the Twins could not get a runner past 2nd base before Goncalves ground out to end the contest.

Adam Everett playing on a rehab assignment was 2-for-4 but did not factor into the scoring. Sanchez was also 2-for-4 with a run, while Hicks was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk. Choi finished up 1-for-4 with a run to round out the offense.

The Twins rest on Wednesday, then travel to Bradenton for a game on Thursday against the GCL Pirates at Noon, eastern time.


DSL Twins 2 at DSL Indians 4

W: J. Quintero (1-0, 2.96); L: A. Salcedo (1-4, 1.72); SV: J. Pena (10)
HR: DSL TWI: J. Rodriguez (1). DSL IND: K. Diaz (5).

The DSL Indians doubled up the DSL Twins 2-4 Tuesday morning. A 9th inning rally by the Twins could not catch them up with Tribe leading 3-1 going into the inning.

Jairo Rodriguez homered for the DSL Twins, his first of the season going over the left field fence.

Manuel Soliman walked in the top of the 9th, then moved to 2nd on Oswaldo Arcia's ground out. Jairo Perez singled Soliman in, then stole 2nd base. But Rodriguez would ground to end the contest, with the Twins still trailing by two.

Adrian Salcedo allowed a pair of runs, neither earned, on 2 hits while fanning 5 over six inning to take the hard luck loss. Carlos Carrillo would get hard hit, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits and walk in only 1 inning worth of work.

Soliman was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run. Perez was 1 for 3 with a runs scored. Rodriguez was 1-for-4 with the solo shot home run and Juan Blanco was also 1-for-3, the one hit wonder of the game.


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