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Miracle doubleheader washed out; Polanco promoted

June 28, 2014
Special to the Breeze , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Friday's scheduled doubleheader between the Fort Myers Miracle and St. Lucie Mets was postponed due to persistent rain and unplayable field conditions at Hammond Stadium.

The two games will be made up as a pair of doubleheaders on Tuesday, Aug. 12, and Wednesday, Aug. 13. The Miracle were scheduled to resume a game in the top of the fifth inning that was started on Thursday night. Fort Myers led 3-2 when play was halted. The resumed game will be played through nine innings on Aug. 12 with a seven inning game to follow and the first game beginning at 5:05 p.m.

On Aug. 13, the Miracle and Mets will play two seven-inning games beginning at 5:05 p.m.

The Miracle (46-30, 5-2) continue the homestand and open a three-game set with the Palm Beach Cardinals at 6:05 p.m. Saturday..

NOTES: The Twins are promoting Miracle shortstop/second baseman Jorge Polanco to the Major Leagues and optioning right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino to the Minors.

Polanco, 20, a switch-hitter, owned a .289/.363/404 line with five homers, three triples, 12 doubles, 35 RBI and eight steals in 72 games in the Florida State League at the time of the promotion. He had been heating up lately, going 15-for-40 (.375) with a homer, five RBI and four walks in his last 10 games.

"Polanco's approach at the plate is about as solid as you will find at this early stage of his career," said Miracle manager Doug Mientkiewicz. "He hits the ball where it is pitched and has a knack for getting the barrel to the ball more times than not. This is why he will continue to be successful as he climbs the ladder."

The Twins might need infield help after rookie shortstop Danny Santana went down with a knee injury Wednesday night. Though Polanco was expected to arrive in time for Thursday's game against the Angels, Pedro Florimon was in the lineup as the starting shortstop.



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