|Alex Wimmers, third from right, will be rehabbing his|
elbow injury in Ft. Myers
Last night, the New Britain Rock Cats lost a tough game. After being down 2-0 in the 8th inning, Aaron Hicks and Deibinson Romero came through with clutch RBI hits (single and double, respectively), and the Rock Cats tied the game up in dramatic fashion. The game went into extras. In the top of 13, Aaron Hicks hit a 2 run home run to give New Britain a 4-2 lead, but unfortunately Blake Martin and Bobby Lanigan couldn't protect the lead. Richmond hit a walk-off home run to win the game.
There were 2 pretty significant Rock Cats developments in the last 24 hours. First, reliever Deolis Guerra was promoted to AAA Rochester. If you've been following New Britain, this is possibly the least surprising news. Guerra was lights-out for the Rock Cats, and if he can mimic his Rock Cats results for the Red Wings, look for Guerra to join the Twins bullpen later this season. Congratulations, Deolis!
The second new item is not as positive. Rock Cats starter Alex Wimmers, who has been on the disabled list with an elbow strain, and who had an MRI performed yesterday, will rehab that injury in Ft. Myers. On the one hand, this is is positive in the sense that it doesn't sound like this injury will require surgery. On the other hand, though, it's disappointing for Wimmers, and Twins fans, because we are all hoping he's on the fast track for Target Field. Good luck, Alex, and we hope to see you back in New Britain soon! John Shipley of the Pioneer Press broke the Wimmers news.