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Buffalo beats Syracuse, 6-4, in rain-shortened game on Thursday night

September 9, 2021

Buffalo, NY - A six-run bottom of the fifth inning was enough to give the Buffalo Bisons a 6-4 victory over the Syracuse Mets on Thursday night at Sahlen Field. The game was called with one out in the top of the sixth inning because of unsafe field conditions after

Twins prospects up the ante in arms race

Three pitchers crack playoff roster, Lewis earns AFL MVP nod
November 18, 2019

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Top to bottom, the Twins organization is brimming with confidence. The big club won

Casteel makes history for Mississippi

Braves farmhand records franchise's first three-homer game
July 3, 2019

In his first year in the Braves organization, Ryan Casteel made some Southern League history.The veteran first baseman recorded the first three-homer game in team history, collecting four hits, five RBIs and four runs scored in Double-A Mississippi's 14-13 loss to Pensacola on Wednesday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. All

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 4

Marlins' Miller keeps streaking; Jays' Pearson dominates
June 5, 2019

Marlins LF Brian Miller, Double-A Jacksonville: 3-for-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 R -- Miami's No. 14 prospect ripped a ground-rule double in the fourth inning, singled in the sixth and capped his big night an RBI single in the ninth as he extended his hitting streak to a Southern

Blankenhorn's big day keys Wahoos rally

Twins No. 28 prospect caps his four-hit outing with home run
May 26, 2019

It's been quite the week for Travis Blankenhorn, so he wanted to be in the batter's box with the game on the line Sunday.Minnesota's 28th-ranked prospect blasted a go-ahead homer in the top of the ninth inning to cap a 4-for-6 effort with four RBIs as Double-A Pensacola rallied to

Toolshed: Blankenhorn rebuilding at plate

No. 28 Twins prospect showing power at Double-A Pensacola
May 22, 2019

He was just here.Travis Blankenhorn couldn't help but feel that way when he saw Luis Arraez on a Major League field, making his debut for the Twins against the Mariners last Saturday. Indeed, he had been. Arraez played with Blankenhorn in a doubleheader for Double-A Pensacola on May 13, moved

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 9

O's Hall racks up the K's; Mariners' Kelenic enjoys double dip
May 10, 2019

Orioles LHP DL Hall, Class A Advanced Frederick: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K -- After struggling to a 5.40 ERA through his first four starts, Baltimore's No. 3 prospect came out of the bullpen to stifle any hope of a Potomac rally. Hall recorded eight of

Top prospects vie for Fall League title

Nats' Kieboom leads Rafters against Brewers' Hiura, Javelinas
November 16, 2018

Championship season is coming to a close. There's just one more ring up for grabs in stateside baseball before the book shuts on 2018.After six weeks of competition, Salt River (16-14) and Peoria (21-9) will square off in the Arizona Fall League Championship Game at 3:08 p.m. ET on Saturday

Blankenhorn wins Derby after timeout

Twins No. 14 prospect edges Reds' Trammell by two long balls
June 15, 2018

Travis Blankenhorn had to rally.The Twins' 14th-ranked prospect needed eight homers in just a minute and a half to advance to the championship round of the Home Run Derby at the Florida State League All-Star Game.

FSL notes: Blankenhorn honing his skills

Twins No. 14 prospect focusing on plate discipline in Fort Myers
June 5, 2018

On a June day in 2015, St. Louis Cardinals hitter Matt Carpenter fouled a fastball into the suites at Target Field in Minnesota. An 18-year-old spectator reached up and snagged it on the fly.That spectator's name was Travis Blankenhorn. Hours earlier, Blankenhorn had inked his name on his first professional

Twins' Gonsalves, Curtiss ready to contribute

Hurlers have sights set on Minnesota after stellar 2017 campaigns
November 17, 2017

This offseason, MiLB.com is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.The Twins lost 103 games in 2016 and finished with

Lewis fuels Kernels' rout with three hits

Top Twins prospect scores three runs; Blankenhorn drives in five
August 31, 2017

The youngest player on the Class A Kernels' roster helped lead the way for them Wednesday.This year's No. 1 overall Draft pick Royce Lewis, Minnesota's top prospect, collected three hits and scored three times as Cedar Rapids routed Burlington, 11-1, at Perfect Game Field. Minnesota's 11th-ranked prospect Travis Blankenhorn teamed

Kernels Blow Out Beloit, 12-2, Sunday

All 10 Cedar Rapids hitters reach safely in lopsided contest
August 20, 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels erupted for a season-high 23 hits Sunday and grabbed a 10-2 win against the Beloit Snappers in front of 3,715 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. All 10 Kernels batters reached safely, and Travis Blankenhorn and Royce Lewis each

Lujan Earns League-High 15th Save in 1-0 Shutout

Cedar Rapids delights crowd of 3,839 with two-hitter
August 19, 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Hector Lujan became the Midwest League's outright leader in saves Saturday by closing the Cedar Rapids Kernels' 1-0, two-hit shutout against the Beloit Snappers in front of 3,839 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Lujan's 15th save capped a combined shutout from Charlie

Travis Blankenhorn activated from 7-day DL

August 17, 2017

Cedar Rapids, IA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Minnesota Twins announce that INF Travis Blankenhorn has been activated from the 7-day DL and INF Amaurys Minier has been placed on the 7-day DL with a left hamstring strain. Brad Steil, Director of Minor League Operations for the Twins, announced

Travis Blankenhorn placed on 7-day DL

August 11, 2017

Cedar Rapids, IA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Minnesota Twins announce that INF Travis Blankenhorn has been placed on the 7-day DL, retroactive to August 10th, with a lower back strain. Brad Steil, Director of Minor League Operations for the Twins, announced the move.Blankenhorn was on the Kernels 2017

MWL notes: Blankenhorn turning heads

Twins No. 11 prospect shows speed, power, versatility for Kernels
August 3, 2017

On a brilliant Sunday morning, one of the Cedar Rapids players brought out a football to toss around the outfield turf a couple of hours before first pitch. Kernels infielder Travis Blankenhorn ran a deep post route and hauled in the ball with a spectacular one-handed grab.It was a glimpse

Clark Beeker named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week

July 31, 2017

Cedar Rapids, IA - The Midwest League and MiLB.com announced Monday that Kernels pitcher Clark Beeker has been named the Midwest League Player of the Week for the period ending July 30th.Beeker threw a complete game shutout on July 29th vs. Clinton, allowing just five hits and striking out seven

Blankenhorn Sends Kernels to Walk-Off Win

Cedar Rapids clinches season series win against Peoria
July 8, 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Travis Blankenhorn's walk-off double with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 6-5 win Saturday against the Peoria Chiefs in front of 4,372 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Kernels secured a 2-0 lead in this

Two-Out Rally Boosts Kernels in 6-2 Triumph

Cedar Rapids wins opener of four-game series at Clinton
June 30, 2017

CLINTON, IOWA - Four runs with two outs in the seventh inning were the difference Friday as the Cedar Rapids Kernels defeated the Clinton LumberKings, 6-2, in the opener of a four-game series at Ashford University Field. Christian Cavaness and Travis Blankenhorn drove in two runs apiece with two-out hits

Travis Blankenhorn named Midwest League Player of the Week

June 22, 2017

Cedar Rapids, IA - The Midwest League and MiLB.com announced Monday that Kernels third baseman Travis Blankenhorn has been named the Midwest League Player of the Week for the period ending June 18th.In seven games last week for the Kernels, Blankenhorn hit .407 (11-27) with a double, three triples, a

Isotopes' McMahon powers Players of the Week

Rockies No. 5 prospect batted .593 with five homers in six games
June 19, 2017

After a rough 2016 season in which he hit .242 with 161 strikeouts in 133 games at Double-A Hartford, Ryan McMahon entered Spring Training trying to find an offensive fix that he could carry into his return to the Eastern League.It was no quick task.

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 18

Mets' Thompson, Flexen dominate at Double-A; Wentz tosses gem
June 19, 2017

Mets 3B David Thompson, Double-A Binghamton: 3-for-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB, CS -- It was a powerful weekend for the Mets' No. 23 prospect. Thompson entered Saturday with three homers over 59 games and none since May 18. He proceeded to hit three over the weekend's two

Kernels Capture Playoff Berth with 16-3 Rout

Cedar Rapids to reach playoffs for fifth consecutive season
June 18, 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels clinched the 2017 Western Division First-Half Wild Card spot Sunday by defeating the Clinton LumberKings, 16-3, in front of a season-high 3,926 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Kernels qualified for the Midwest League playoffs for the fifth

Blankenhorn Steals Home to Grab 2-1 Win

Tyler Wells earns victory, keeps Cedar Rapids' playoff hopes alive
June 17, 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - Travis Blankenhorn stole home plate in the eighth inning Saturday to lift the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a 2-1 victory against the Clinton LumberKings in front of a season-high crowd of 3,896 fans at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Tyler Wells (4-1) posted 10