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    Gordon, Berrios and Co. 2017 Twins Minor Leaguers

    The minor league season has started. Rochester has not played yet due to poor weather, Chattanooga and Cedar Rapids have both split their first 2 games and Ft Myers has lost their first 2 games.
    Nick Gordon is 3/8 to open the year, batting lead-off for Chattanooga. The pitching seems to be pretty good.
    I'll post some game summaries as time allows.

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    Jose Berrios starts for Rochester today, so I'll post something about his game tonight when I get home from work.

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    Berrios pitched 6 shutout innings on the way to an easy win as Rochester beat Syracuse 10-0. He allowed 3 hits, a walk and struck out 7 to pick up his first win of the year. Looks like it will be just a matter of time before he is back in Minnesota. DJ Baxendale picked up a 3-inning save, giving up a hit and striking out 3. Matt Hague was 3/6 with a run scored. Daniel Palka and Park were each 2/4. Mitch Garver was 2/2 with 4 RBI and Ben Paulsen hit a grand slam in the 6-run 7th inning.

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    Today, the affiliates records are as follows:
    Rochester -- 4-2, 2nd place International League North, 1 GB.
    Chattanooga -- 3-2, 2nd place Southern League North, 1 GB.
    Ft Myers -- 1-5, 5th place Florida State League South, 5 GB.
    Cedar Rapids -- 4-3, 3rd place Midwest League West, 1 GB.
    E'ton starts their league schedule on June 22 and the GCL Twins start June 26.

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    Jose Berrios lowered his ERA to 1.09 with 8 innings of 1-hit ball today: https://www.milb.com/milb/news/minne...16/t-185364810

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    Following today's action:
    Rochester 12-9, 2nd place IL North, 1.5 GB, 5-5 in their last 10 games.
    Chattanooga is 11-13, 4th place in SL North, 4.5 GB, 4-6 in their last 10 games.
    Ft Myers is 22-23, 3rd place in FSL South, 2.5 GB, 6-4 in their last 10 games.
    Cedar Rapids is 13-10, 2nd place in MWL West, 2.5 GB, 6-4 in their last 10 games.

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    The Twins organization had a sweep today, from the big club to Cedar Rapids.
    Rochester won 5-1 with Berrios picking up the win and JR Murphy, Niko Goodrum and Matt Hague homering.
    Chattanooga won 9-4 with Fernando Romero earning the win.
    Ft Myers won 8-6 with Sam Clay picking up the win and Max Murphy homering twice.
    Cedar Rapids won 1-0 in a rain-shortened 5-inning game. Clark Beeker picked up the win.

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    Current Standings:
    Rochester -- 15-14, 3 GB, 5-5 in their last 10 games, 3rd place in the IL North.
    Chattanooga -- 18-16, 3 GB, 7-3 in their last 10 games, 4th place in the SL North.
    Ft Myers -- 16-19, 6 GB, 3-7 in their last 10 games, 4th place in the FSL South.
    Cedar Rapids -- 18-15, tied for lead in MWL West, 5-5 in their last 10 games.

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    We saw a couple of games this weekend -- Cedar Rapids v. Quad Cities. CR lost both by a run each. Some of the kids look like they can play a bit.

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    Big Bart signed a minor league deal with the Twins. With an ERA over 8 so far, I don't have a lot of hope that he will help anytime soon, but he is definitely a low risk signing. If he is done, he didn't cost much.

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    Surprised Gordon is the only Twin to make the Futures roster?

    Is Gonsalves the next prospect to get his shot for a start or two like Jorge?
    With Santiago down, who's our 5th starter otherwise?
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    Not really. The only other player I could have seen make the roster is Mitch Garver.
    In other news, Big Bart's first start as a Red Wing didn't go well -- 3.2 IP, 4 hits, 4 runs (all earned), 2 walks and 5 K's. He took the loss.

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