Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 4th

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 1: Max Kepler
KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 1: Max Kepler /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 4th

Welcome to an Independence Day edition of the daily dip, the new daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond. You’ll find the scores and a quick summary of every level of the Minnesota Twins organization and links to any information you need to know to follow the Minnesota Twins here every morning!

We’ll start with the news and notes portions and work our way through each level of the system!

News and Notes

  • Rochester 3B Leonardo Reginatto was placed on 7-day DL with a back muscle strain.
  • Chattanooga and Fort Myers swapped players with RHP Alex Muren and C Brian Navarreto going down to the Miracle and C Carlos Paulino coming up to the Lookouts.
  • Fort Myers released LHP Jonny Drozd
  • RHP Tyler Beardsley started rehab with the GCL Twins

Minnesota Twins 8, Los Angeles Angels 5

The Twins gave former Twins prospect Alex Meyer a rude welcome back to Target Field on Monday night as Joe Mauer and Max Kepler took Meyer deep. Aldaberto Mejia got his fourth win, scattering 9 hits, allowing 3 runs, walking one and striking out 5. Kepler had four hits and a walk with the home run and a double. Miguel Sano had three hits, including a double.

Rochester Red Wings 12, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 3

After being shut out Sunday, the Red Wings bounced back with an offensive explosion to back Aaron Siegers on the hill. Siegers got his 8th win on the season, going 6 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 6. ByungHo Park had the big game of the night for Rochester with the bat, going 3-4 with a home run and 3 RBI. Matt Hague and Mitch Garver also went deep for the Red Wings, who had 5 extra base hits in all.

July 4th Probable Starter: Nik Turley vs. Pawtucket, 6:05PM CT start

Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Mississippi Braves 2

Down 2-0 heading into the 7th inning, the Lookouts put together 3 runs in the 7th inning and added one more in the 8th to defeat the Braves on Monday. Stephen Gonsalves had an excellent start, going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits and no walks, striking out 6 to pick up his 5th win of the season. Nick Gordon, Alex Perez, and Edgar Corcino each had a pair of hits and Levi Michael had a home run.

July 4th Probable Starter: Kohl Stewart vs. Tennessee, 5:15PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle 10, St. Lucie Mets 7

The Miracle scored in just two innings, but their 4-run first inning outburst opened things well for Fort Myers before a 6-run 7th inning sealed the deal. Cody Stashak got the start, allowing four runs in three innings. Zander Wiel had a pair of doubles and drove in 3 runs, leading a Miracle offense that had 5 players tally multiple hits.

July 4th Probable Starter: TBD (Lachlan Wells’ rotation spot, but he’s on the DL, and no other starter has been brought up yet with everyone else with a start on the season on the Miracle roster having pitched in the last three days) @ Tampa, 6:00PM CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels 2, Clinton LumberKings 0

The Kernels scored their second shutout of Clinton in as many nights on Monday. Anthony Marzi had a brilliant night, going 6 2/3 innings, allowing 3 hits and a walk, striking out 8. Four Kernels had a pair of hits, led by Joe Cronin, who had a triple and a single.

July 4th Probable Starter: Eduardo Del Rosario vs. Wisconsin, 5:05PM CT

Elizabethton Twins 7, Danville Braves 1

Though Danville got the first run of the night, the Twins scored the rest as they scored the big win on Monday night. Edwar Colina went 6 innings, allowing one run on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 7. Mark Contreras had a big game, going 3-5 with 2 doubles and a triple.

July 4th Probable Starter: Huascar Ynoa vs. Princeton, 6:00PM CT

GCL Rays 3, GCL Twins 2 (10)

A scoreless game through 5 ended up tied by the Twins in the top of the 9th by the Twins to get to extras before the Rays walked off with the win on Monday afternoon. Tyler Beardsley was making a rehab start, going 2 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Royce Lewis and Alex Robles each had a pair of hits with a double each.

July 4th Opponent vs GCL Rays, 9:00AM CT

DSL Twins 3, DSL Cardinals 0 (game 1), DSL Twins 8, DSL Cardinals 5 (game 2)

The Twins swept a double header against the Cardinals on Monday. In the first game, they shut out the Cards behind a combined excellent pitching performance, led by Luis Bellorin starting the game with 4 innings, allowing 3 hits and a walk, striking out 5. Francisco Martinez was the only Twin with multiple hits, with a double and a single.

The Twins jumped out early in game 2 and then held on through a Cardinals rally for the win. Michael Montero got the start, going 4 2/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks, striking out 7. Alberoni Nunez had three hits, including a double.

July 4th Opponent vs. DSL Yankees, 9:30AM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Anthony Marzi, Cedar Rapids – 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K
Hitter: Mark Contreras, Elizabethton – 3-5, run, 2 doubles, triple, RBI

Next: Sano/Santana All-Stars

One Last Thing

Rod Carew threw out the first pitch yesterday, and he discussed his recent health issues and his recovery: