Down on the Pond: April 16th

Rain, rain, go away! Yesterday, inclement weather caused the postponement of game for three of the four Twins affiliates. Only Fort Myers was able to play baseball.

Record for the Day: 1-0 / Record for the Year: 21-15

Rochester Red Wings:

The Red Wings game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees was postponed due to weather. No makeup date has been set.

Current Record: 3-6

New Britain Rock Cats:

New Britain’s game against the Portland Sea Dogs was rained out. No makeup date has been scheduled as of yet.

Current Record: 7-2

Fort Myers Miracle:

Won 9-6 over the Bradenton Marauders (Box Score)

At least one of the four games went forth as scheduled and even better it turned out to be a win for the Miracle. Despite being down 5-1 after 5 innings, Fort Myers rallied to score 5 in the 6th and 3 in the 8th.

For the second straight game, the Miracle cranked out 15 hits and once again every player in the lineup had a hit except one. This time around, the odd man out was Johnathan Goncalves who went 0-3 with 2 BB. The middle infield duo of 2B James Beresford and SS Brian Dozier combined to go 6-9 (3-5 and 3-4 respectively) with 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B and 1 RBI. CF Aaron Hicks, 1B Nathan Hanson and C Danny Rams also had multi-hit games. Rams (1) and Hanson (2) both hit 2-run HR and LF Chris Hermann contributed a 2B.

Miracle hurlers collectively gave up 6 runs, but only 3 of them were earned. RHP Matt Schuld, RHP Jhon Garcia and RHP Shooter Hunt combined for 7.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 BB and 8 SO. RHP Bruce Pugh pitched 2.0 innings to finish the game and pick up his 3rd save. He allowed 1 H and 1 BB while striking out 3. A 19th round selection from the 2008 draft, Pugh has pitched 5.1 scoreless innings this year with a 8:1 SO/BB rate.

Current Record: 6-4

Beloit Snappers:

Weather certainly hasn’t been cooperating with Beloit so far this year. For the 2nd day in a row – and for the 3rd time already this season – the Snappers were rained out. The team is set to take on the Cedar Rapids Kernals in a double header today, with one of the games a result of Friday’s rain out. Saturday’s game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 14th.

Current Record: 5-3

Topics: Aaron Hicks, Beloit Snappers, Bruce Pugh, Danny Rams, Fort Myers Miracle, New Britain Rock Cats, Rochester Red Wings

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