Friday, August 1, 2008

Liriano up? Livan gone?

I covered the Twins in extensive detail last night, and here's the Live Blog to prove it!

Looks like I missed one thing though - Liriano isn't expected to make his start tonight, and could be up within the next few days for the Twins! Here's the latest from Lavelle E. Neal from the Star Tribune.

Luke Hughes called up...
After a season filled with sweet swinging and injury, Luke Hughes has finally reaped the benefits of a breakout offensive performance in 2008. Batting .319/.385/.551 with 15 homers and 40 RBI for New Britain on the year, Hughes proved he was capable of doing pretty much whatever he wanted at the dish. Hughes went 1-for-5 for Rochester last night and started at third base.

In addition, Anthony Swarzak moved up from Double-A on Tuesday, but there were no real notes to go off. Sorry for the delay on that information. He went five innings and struck out two batters, but let in just one run for his first AAA win vs. a tough Pawtucket team. 

Other Minor Leauge Notes: 
  • Riding a sweet 11-game hitting streak, Fort Myers catcher Wilson Ramos picked up his third multi-hit game in a row last night, bashing out four hits in five at bats with five RBI. Ramos has 11 homers and 64 RBI on the year for the Miracle, and as a 20-year-old catching prospect (his birthday is August 10), it would seem his best days are ahead of him. Watch out, Joe Mauer! 
  • In his second start as a Beloit Snapper, Shooter Hunt was pretty wild (five walks), but got the job done. Hunt didn't allow a earned run and struck out nine batters for the second straight outing, picking up his second Low-A ball win in a row.

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