Showing posts with label Mike Tarsi. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Snappers rally back for win

Beloit Snappers,GCL Twins

Cedar Rapids 5 at Beloit 6

W: S. Hirschfeld (5-1, 1.62); L: M. Davitt (2-5, 5.36); SV: M. Williams (6)
HR: CED: J. Moore (8).

The Beloit Snappers rallied back in the 7th inning to take a 6-5 win over the Cedar Rapid Kernels in the opener of a 4-game homestand.

Snapper catcher Jair Fernandez would be hit by a pitch to open up the bottom of the 2nd inning. Steve Singleton hit a line drive to right to follow him onto base and Ozzie Lewis drew a walk. Greg Yersich's line drive scored Fernandez and Singleton, and a sac-fly by Joe Benson brought in Lewis, giving Beloit an early 3-0 lead.

Gordon Gronkowski would double out to left for the Kernels in the top of the 4th. A fielding error by Chris Parmelee at 1st allowed Jeremy Moore onto base, putting runners at the corners. Julie Perez singled in Gronkowski, before Mike Tarsi got Andrew Romine out swinging. Cedar Rapids would then organize a double steal, but it didn't pay off as Anel De Los Santos struck out to end the inning.

Tyler Johnson walked in the top of the 5th for the Kernels, then stole 2nd. Jeff Gonzalez-Lopez also drew a walk. Hector Estrella would single in Johnson, but the Snappers managed a third base-second base double play to end the inning.

Jeremy Moore took a home run off Tarsi in the sixth tie up the contest. The lefty would finish up allowing 3 runs on six hits and 3 walks while striking out 7 over six innings, but would leave with a no decision.

Steve Hirschfield replaced Tarsi in the top of the 7th and issued a walk to Johnson, who then stole 2nd. After getting Clay Fuller out on Strikes, Gonzalez-Lopez would draw a walk. Johnson would be caught trying to steal third. Hector Estrella then doubled out to left to plate Gonzaelz-Lopez. Gonkowski followed that up with a double of his own to bring in Estrella, giving the Kernels a 5-3 lead.

Benson took a walk in the Bottom of the 7th. Revere singled his way onto base and Cates hit a sac-bunt to move the pair. However, Kernels pitcher Michael Davitt threw the ball into the outfield, allowing Benson and Revere to score and Cates to make it to 3rd on the play. A sac-fly by Garrett Olson brought in Cates for the game winning run.

Loek Van Mil would work 1.2 innings allowing 1 hit and 1 walk while stiking out 1. Matt Williams picked up his sixth save of the season, getting the final out to finish off the game.

Revere and Singleton were both 3-for-4 with a run, Lewis was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run. Yersich was 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and Parmelee was the one-hit wonder, going 1-for-4 at the plate with a pair of strike outs on the side.


Beloit closer Matt Williams was added to the Midwest league All-star game. The native of New South Wales, Australia, is 2-0 on the season with a 1.93 era in 37.1 innings pitched. He has 40 strike outs, and issued just 12 walks. Williams signed with the Twins as a non-drafted free agent in the 2004.

If you missed Loek Van Mil and Chris Cates on ESPN's first take, you can view it online at

DSL Twins 0 at DSL Indians 4

W: Y. Salazar (1-0, 0.00); L: A. Salcedo (0-2, 3.72)
HR: DSL IND: K. Diaz (1).

Maybe they forget to pack the bats when they travel? Whatever the case, the DSL Twins were shut out on the road for the third time this season, this time by the DSL Indians.

Adrian Salcedo allowed a pair of runs to the Indians in the 5th inning, on 2 hits and a walk while striking out 3. After walking Jesus Brito, Salcedo hit Joly Fermin with a ptich. Eliecer Cardenas would be brought into the game to replace Salcedo, and would give up a triple to Jose Cabera that scored the inherited runners.

Cardenas went on two allow to more run in the sixth inning on 4 hits and one walk while striking out 4. Argenis Martinez would tripe and Kelvin Diaz would homer to add two to the Indian's total.

For the Twins, second baseman Juan Blanco was 2-for-4 at the plate, catcher Jhonatan Arias and centerfielder Wilfy Gil had singles and Eliel Sierra was 1-for-4 at the plate with a double.

The DSL Twins take on the DSL Yankees2 at home on Tuesday with a 10:30 AM (Dominican time) start.


Sunday, June 1, 2008

"Big Country" rocks Tampa

Fort Myers Miracle

Fort Myers 6 at Tampa 1

W: T. Robertson (4-2, 2.76); L: C. Garcia (2-2, 4.12)
HR: TAM: J. Calzado (4).

One of the best pitchers currently in the Florida State League didn't make it to the FSL All-star game. Southpaw Tyler Robertson worked all nine innings against the Tampa Yankees, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5.

Brian Dinkelman and Edward Ovalle opened up the game with back-to-back singles. Danny Valencia drew a walk to load the bases. Whit Robbins would sacrifice in Dinkelman before Wilson Ramos hit a double that brought in Ovalle and Valencia. Following a ground out to Eli Tintor, Danny Santiesteban doubled to plate Ramos, giving the Miracle an early 4 run lead.

Ramos, Tintor and Santiesteban all took singles off Tampa starter Chris Garcia to add another run to the total. A wild pitch moved the pair left on base, and Rocky Palacios took a walk to load the bags. Yancarlos Ortiz ground into a force out that scored Tintor, to make it 6-0 Miracle.

Josue Calzado homered - his fourth of the season - off Robinson in the bottom of the fifth for the lone Yankees run.

Santiesteban was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs, Ramos was 2-for-4 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs, and Dinkelman and Ovalle were both 2-for-5 with a run each.

The Miracle return home for a 3-game set against the Dunedin Blue Jays on Monday. Cole Devries (4-4, 3.70) will handle the pitching chores for the Miracle, while Dunedin is expected to counter with Rob Ray (4-2, 4.66).

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Trenton 9 at New Britain 3

W: J. Jones (8-1, 2.28); L: O. Sosa (2-5, 6.88)
HR: NBR: T. Plouffe (3).

It was a different story at New Britain Stadium as Oswaldo Sosa allowed 6 runs on 5 hits and 7 walks while striking out 5 over 5 innings. The lefty got little run support form the Cats, who only manged 3 runs on 9 hits and 5 walks.

Dustin Martin took a walk in the 5th. Trevor Plouffe followed that up with a double. Following a Jeff Christy ground out, Luke Hughes would also hit into a ground out but managed to plate Martin in the process.

The Cats picked up two more in the 7th - one on a solo shot home run by Plouffe and the other coming off back-to-back walks to Christy and Hughes. A Steve Tolleson single would bring in Christy for the 3rd Rock Cats run.

Matt Moses and David Winfree were both 2-for-4 but did not factor into the scoring. Plouffe was 2-for-3 with a run and a run scored.

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Rochester Red Wings

Scranton/WB 7 at Rochester 8

W: P. Humber (3-5, 5.53); L: S. White (4-3, 4.55); SV: B. Korecky (6)
HR: SWB: E. Duncan (6). ROC: C. Basak (4).

The 3-way battle of the farm systems concluded with the Rochester Red Wings picking up a 8-7 win from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

Phillip Humber allowed 5 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4 over six inning for his 3rd win of the season. While those numbers are not great, for once, the Red Wings bats were up to the task.

Rochester started out a six-run third inning with Chris Basek homering, his fourth of the year, over the left field wall. Ryan Jorgenson would get plunked by a pitch. Tommy Watkins singled and Jason Pridie walked to load the bags. Darnell McDonald would sacrifice in Jorgenson and Garrett Jones would single to again fill up the bases. Brian Buscher then walked to force in a run. Sergio Santos doubled in three more before the Yankees could find the third out.

Jogensen would single in the bottom of the 4th, move to second on a Watkins Sac-bunt, and to 3rd on a fielding error by Ben Broussard. Darrell McDonald's ground out served to plate him, adding another run to the Red Wings total.

Buscher and Randy Ruiz would hit singles in the bottom of the fifth. Two outs later, they paid dividends when Jorgensen singled in Buscher.

Jorgenson was an unlikely hero, going 2-for-3 with 2 runs a run scored. Watkins was 2-for-4 with a run. Buscher was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, 2 runs and a RBI.

The Wings are the only team not quite done with the Yankees farm, as they play one more against Scranton Monday at 7:05 PM.

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Beloit Snappers (Midwest League, Single-A) lefthanded pitcher Michael Tarsi is the Twins Minor League Player of the Week for May 24-May 30. The 21-year-old allowed just one run on eight hits in two starts. He went 2-0 and struck out 15 batters in 12.0 innings while walking just one.

Tarsi was the Twins 12th round selection in the 2007 First-Year Player draft out of University of Connecticut. He made his professional debut last season going 5-2 with a 2.22 ERA for Elizabethton.

Roger's Minor League Report is now online and he names Juan Portes as his player of the week.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Beloit Snappers sweep double header

Beloit Snappers

Burlington 0 at Beloit 8

W: M. Tarsi (2-6, 6.09); L: D. Duffy (0-2, 9.39)
HR: None.

While the New Britain Rock Cats struggled to get two hits together for Anthony Swarzak, Mike Tarsi got more than enough run support from the Beloit Snappers. Not that he really needed it.

The lefty only allowed 2 hits over six innings, during which time he fanned 8, for a blanking of the Burlington Bees.

Joe Benson took a walk in the 1st and Chris Parmelee got plunked by a pitch to follow him onto the bases. Jair Fernandez's fly ball single would score Benson to put to the Snappers on the board early.

A Ben Revere double and a Benson Sac-bunt turning into another run in the bottom of the 3rd when second baseman Kyle Martin opted to go home with Garrett Olson's grounder, but he was not fast enough to prevent Revere from scoring.

Ozzie Lewis and Ramon Santana both singled in the bottom of the 4th, and Chris Cates sac-bunt moved the pair. Revere singled to bring in the pair. Benson would then single, moving Revere to 3rd. Garrett Olson's pop out would plate Revere, giving Beloit a five run lead.

Chris Chavez would finally replace Bees starter Danny Duffy, who'd given up 5 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk while fanning 7 over 4 innings. With one out on the board in the bottom of the 5th, Steve Singleton would be hit by a pitch. Lewis would triple him in, then crossed the plate on Santana's double. Following a Chris Cates fly out, Revere singled to drive in Santana.

Revere finished up 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and 3 RBIs, Benson was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run; Lewis and Santana were both 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and a RBI each.

Brad Tippett closed out the contest, allowing a single to Wilson Tucker in the top of the 7th.


Beloit Snappers

Burlington 1 at Beloit 3

W: S. Hirschfeld (4-0, 0.90); L: J. Abreu (1-3, 5.06)
HR: None.

The Burlington Bees were a bit more offensively minded against Mike McCardell in the night cap, but the Beloit Snappers still batted their way to a win.

Ben Revere opened up the second game with a fly ball single, then stole 2nd. Garrett Olson then singled to plate the speedster, putting the Snappers on the board in the bottom of the first.

Walks to Olson, Chris Parmelee and Mark Dolenc loaded the bases in the 2nd. Steve Singleton would hit a sac fly to drive in Olson, and Dan Lehmann's fly ball to right scored Parmelee, adding two more to the total.

McCardell would issue a walk to Adrian Ortiz in the top of the 4th. Wilson Tucker singled to move him to second, while David Lough's fly out to center pushed him to 3rd. Mike Moustakas ground out, but Ortiz would cross the plate.

Steve Hirschfield entered the game at that point, getting the final out. McCardell would part with a hit and a walk for the one earned run, while fanning 5 over 3.2. Hirshfield gave up 3 hits and fanned 2 over the final 3.2 innings.

Revere was 2-for-4 with 1 run, while Olson was 1-for-1 with three walks, a run and a run scored.

More Bees in Beloit on Sunday starting at 2:00 PM central. The series concludes on Monday with another 2 PM game.

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