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James Beresford had his first multi hit game today, going 2-4 including a double and scored a run in New Britain’s 6-5 win over Portland. After 6 games he is hitting .200
Trent Oeltjen is continuing to struggle at the plate going 0-2 yesterday and 0-3 today. After 11 games he is hitting a disappointing .133
Another tough outing for Josh Spence today in the first inning. Buffalo had quickly scored 3 runs and Josh came on with two out and bases loaded. He immediately gave up a double to LF which scored another 3 runs before finishing the inning. He then struck out his only hitter in the 2nd. Buffalo beat Scranton 6-1.
Ryan Rowland-Smith got his first win today coming on in the 9th with the score locked at 2 all. He then threw 3 scoreless and hitless innings, including 2Ks until Pawtucket won it in the 11th with a walk off 3RBI home run giving Ryan a well deserved win.
Stefan Welch scored Altoona’s only run yesterday in their 3-1 loss to Harrisburg. Brought on as a pinch hitter for the pitcher in the 10th he drove an RBI single to CF.
James Beresford was 1-4 today, scoring twice and drawing a walk in New Britain’s 17-4 win over Harrisburg.
Trent Oeltjen played a double header today with the Salt Lake Bees sweeping Reno 9-4 and 5-3.
Trent went 2-3 with a double and a run in game 1 and 0-2 and a run in game 2.
Hits are proving hard to get for our two infielders in AA.
James Beresford got his first for the season today when he went 1-4 in New Britain’s 9-2 win over Harrisburg.
Stefan Welch was 0-3 today and is still to record his first hit after 3 games played.
Hayden Beard has been put on the DL by the Padres.
James Beresford, playing second base, was 0-2, scoring a run and stealing a base in New Britain’s 3-2 loss to Richmond in 11 innings.
Warwick Saupold gave a solid performance in his AA debut as a starter for the Erie SeaWolves in their 5-2 win over Stefan Welch’s Altoona. He threw 5 innings allowing only one hit which just happened to be a 2RBI home run, and a walk whilst striking out 3. He wasn’t the pitcher of record but he would be pretty pleased with that effort.
Stefan went 0-3.
Three Aussies have been promoted to AAA following the 2013 Spring Training. James Beresford (Twins), Matt Kennelly (Braves) and Cameron Lamb (Astros) are now just a heartbeat away from The Show. Both James and Matt got some limited playing time with the Majors during the spring.
Heat’s Lamb was picked up by the Astros in the Minor League (AAA) phase of the Rule V draft from the Giants. He must remain on the AAA roster for the entire season this excluding any disabled list trips. If Cameron fails to be effective he will be sent back through waivers and offered back to his original team.
Unfortunately for Matt he starts the season on the DL after he injured his hand whilst attempting to bunt in a Spring Training game last week.
James Beresford got some time at third today in the Twins 8-3 victory over Boston and produced an RBI double. His line today was 2AB, 1R, 1H, 1RBI .200AVG.
Expect him to start the season with a promotion to AAA. He hit .266 with 25RBI in AA last year.
A reader pointed out to us that Perth based umpire Jon Byrne has been getting in some work in spring training games. He was plate umpire in the Texas/Mexico game yesterday. Look for him to be officiating in AAA games this year.
Brought on in the 9th with his team trailing Miami 3-1 Ryan gave up 2 runs on 3 hits.
His line was 1INN, 3H, 2R, 0BB, 1K. 10.80ERA
James Beresford got a run at SS in the Twins 7-4 win over the Pirates. He went 0-1 and was involved in a DP.
James Beresford had his first Grapefruit League home run today when he pounded one out against the Baltimore Orioles in the 8th inning. In fact it is only his 2nd home run in his professional career with the Twins, the other being in Beloit in 2010.
It might well be significant as the concern for the Twins for some time has been his inability to put on weight and increase his power at the plate. Perhaps he has been hitting the Pilates. Whatever, it’s good to see. Some did think that he looked a little bigger when he played for the Aces this year. His outstanding defensive performances for Australia were noteworthy so hopefully this will be the first of many long balls for James.
Matt Kennelly had a brief stint catching for the Braves today but it didn’t go well for him at the plate when attempting to bunt. Braves’ Manager, Fredi Gonzalez, said Matt probably won’t be able to catch Thursday after developing a blood blister on a right-hand finger when he was hit by a pitch while attempting the bunt.
Not much Aussie action today but good to see a couple of our young prospects getting a sniff with James Beresford coming on to play SS for the Twins and Matt Kennelly getting to catch for The Braves.
Both went 0-1 at the plate
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Infielder James Beresford was the first Twins player to depart for the World Baseball Classic, as he left camp on Sunday to fly to Taiwan to join Team Australia.
The Twins have 13 players on World Baseball Classic rosters, which ties them for the most in baseball with the Brewers.
But Joe Mauer (USA), Glen Perkins (USA), Justin Morneau (Canada) and Drew Butera (Italy) are the only four currently on Minnesota’s 40-man roster who are set to play in the Classic.
Other Twins players scheduled to play in the Classic are Andrew Albers (Canada), Samuel Deduno (Dominican Republic), Chris Colabello (Italy), Shairon Martis (Netherlands), Tom Stuifbergen (Netherlands), Jose Berrios (Puerto Rico) and Eddie Rosario (Puerto Rico).
Twins general manager Terry Ryan said he’s fine with the large number of players in the organization playing in the World Baseball Classic, but admitted it’s tougher for Mauer and Butera because it limits their time with Twins pitchers.
“It doesn’t throw anything off,” Ryan said. “It’s just a little awkward, and you have to invite more people to camp. But it’s not throwing anything off other than Mauer and Butera not getting enough time with these pitchers. But they’ll catch up.”