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The Twins released Brad Tippett today.
He was signed as a free agent in January 2006 just prior to playing for NSW U18′s in Geelong by veteran scout Howie Norsetter.
His best season was his 2nd year of pro ball, 2007 when he went W7-1 with a miniscule ERA of 0.93. That year he was selected in the Baseball America Rookie All Star team.
He followed this with a solid 2008 going W10-4 with a 2.87ERA and gained selection in the Appalachian League Post Season All Star team.
2009 was his busiest year throwing 146 innings for a season W9-8 and 3.21ERA
Since then he has struggled with injuries throwing only 32 innings in 2010 and this year he has laboured through 18.2 innings for a 7.23ERA in the A+ Florida State League.
After three less than satisfying outings Brad Tippett finally got it all together today and threw 1.2 scoreless innings for the Fort Myers Miracle getting 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K leaving him with a 7.23ERA.
Brad entered the game in the 7th with 1 out and 2 on. He got the hitter to ground into a double play to finish the inning and then faced the minimum 3 hitters in the 8th.
James Beresford [Twins] went 1-5 with 1R, 1RBI in the game. His AVG is .284
Yankees designated-hitter Kevin Mahoney dealt the big blow with a leadoff solo home run to right against Miracle reliever Brad Tippett. The next three hitters followed with consecutive extra-base hits to put to Yankees ahead 4-1. Tippett (0-1), making his sixth appearance of the season, took the loss.
Source: Twinkytown Minor League Report
Liam Hendriks (New Britain Rock Cats) would make another great start, allowing three runs (only one earned) in six innings. Unfortunately, he was charged with the loss as the Cats managed only one run on three hits.
Liam from Perth has put up the numbers this year. In 38 innings he is W3-2 with an ERA of 3.20 striking out 36.
Brad Tippett (Fort Myers Miracle) threw two no-hit innings in his best outing since his return from the disabled list
Brad from NSW spent the first fews weeks at Extended spring rehabing before being promoted to High A. Although an ERA of 4.27 does not represent the talent Brad has. He is turning that around.
Brad has struck out 8 in 12.2 innings giving up 7 earned runs
Twins blog Twinkie Town have named James Beresford “the hottest player this week” saying he was:
9-25 (.360 average) including three multi-hit games. Beresford, who is hitting .415 average in his last ten games, surged to the team lead at .347/.374/.366. Beresford had a big game Thursday when he got three hits and was part of the Miracles’ 6-5 win to keep their streak alive after being down 5-0.
James Beresford capped off a third consecutive comeback victory and the fifth win in a row with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday night boosting the Fort Myers Miracle to a three-game series sweep of the Palm Beach Cardinals 6-5 at Hammond Stadium.
Drawing to a one run deficit, Fort Myers received excellent bullpen work from Brad Tippett and Jhonathan Garcia. Tippett made his first appearance of the season and tossed two scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts.
James Beresford going 3-5 on the night capped off a third consecutive comeback victory and the fifth win in a row with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday night boosting the Fort Myers Miracle to a three-game series sweep of the Palm Beach Cardinals 6-5 at Hammond Stadium. James is hitting .334 for the season so far.
In the ninth, Goncalves led off with a single to right. After Hicks walked, Goncalves made a heads-up play to take third. As Beresford squared to bunt, Cardinal third baseman Zach Cox charged the plate. Beresford took a ball low and in, but third base was left wide open and Goncalves took the free base.
Beresford made the mistake pay off with a long single to left field and Goncalves strolled home.
Excellent bullpen work from Brad Tippett who has just returned from rehab at Extended spring training and Jhonathan Garcia. Tippett made his first appearance of the season and tossed two scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts.
Having pitched 3 innings the other day a spot in the twins rotation has opened for Brad’s return.
In 2010 for the Class A Advanced Florida State League Brad pitched 32 innings for an ERA of 5.63.
In 2007 Brad was Baseball America Rookie All-Star.
2008 saw Brad named in the APP Post-Season All-Star side.
Staying with the Twins [see article about Luke Hughes below] there is much to report, mainly of course because the Twins sign so many Australians. Liam Hendricks has had a good spring and is assigned to AA New Britain along with Allan De San Miguel [see below].
Brad Tippett and James Beresford are off to A+ Ft Myers Miracle – well hardly ‘off to’ as it means they stay in Ft Myers. Brad is returning to Ft Myers after his season was cut short last year due to injuries. He pitched only 32 innings in 2010 compared to 146 the year before in A-.
Also staying in Ft Myers for Extended Spring are Josh Hendricks, Rory Rhodes, Mark Trau & Todd Van Steensel.
No doubt both Sydney and Canberra were wishing they had Adelaide’s luck this weekend when the Bite were victims of Brisbane’s downpours and had two games washed out. The Bite went home having split the series with the Bandits 1-1 which was somewhat of a relief to the SA boys after their whitewash in Canberra last week.
Not so lucky on the road were the Cavalry and former League Leaders Blue Sox. Both got a bit of a mauling by the home side. Just to prove that nothing can be certain in sport the Canberra boys experienced the reverse of last week’s white wash when they went down 4-0 with the Heat outscoring the visitors 27-3. That’s about as embarrassing a white wash as you can get. No doubt it was a pretty sombre flight back to the Nation’s Capital although game 3 on Saturday would have given them some small comfort, going down 1-2 against the now League Leading Heat. They are still 0-10 on the road and pretty much out of the race for the play offs.
Sydney had a tough time in Melbourne going down 4 -1 in a 5 game series that included a postponed game from BOP last week with the Aces outscoring the Blue Sox 44-22. We have known all this season that the Sydney offense was lacking with little action coming from their big hitters especially with runners in scoring position. Sydney have the worst batting average in the League and its been their outstanding starting pitching that has kept them in the games so far. This weekend it was their bullpen that imploded with Paul Anderson and Aaron Sookee in particular taking a shellacking. The Sydney relievers gave up 24ER and 35H as well as 13BB in 15 innings of work. Clearly Glen Williams will be looking around for more effectiveness from his bullpen, Matt Williams was missing from the Melbourne games as was Shane Benson and he can only hope that some of the other Sydney Pro’s such as Brad Tippett [Twins], Alessio Angelucci [Padres], Tim Stanford [Rangers] and Adam O’Neill [Mets] will soon be available to fill the gap.
So after the weekend the standings have changed with the Heat taking the lead over the Blue Sox. Whilst the two leading teams are still the likely finalists Adelaide and Brisbane do have strong hitting and Melbourne showed this weekend that they can beat the best. Next weekend’s round should see Perth consolidate their No 1 position with games against the Cavalry in Canberra, whilst Sydney slug it out at Norwood Oval and Melbourne make up two postponed games in Canberra and then play a mid week series against Brisbane.