Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 5th

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 29: Kyle Gibson
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 29: Kyle Gibson /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 5th

Welcome to the July 5th 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

  • Utility man Ehire Adrianza was activated from the DL by the Minnesota Twins
  • RHP Justin Haley was sent on rehab to Rochester
  • 1B/DH Kennys Vargas optioned to Rochester
  • OF Ryan Strausborger promoted from AA Chattanooga to AAA Rochester
  • RHP Zack Jones sent on rehab to GCL

Minnesota Twins 5, Los Angeles Angels 4

Even though the Angels made a come back, they couldn’t quite make it all the way back. Kyle Gibson had one of his better starts of the season, going 6 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4. Byron Buxton had the big offensive game, going 3-4 with a home run and a stolen base. Eddie Rosario had a double and a stolen base.

July 5th Probable Starter: Ervin Santana vs. Los Angeles Angels, 7:10PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 5, Pawtucket Red Sox 3

Rochester jumped out early and watched Nik Turley carve through a Pawtucket lineup full of former major leaguers and rehabbing major leaguers. Justin Haley threw the first three innings on rehab, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits before giving way to Turley, who threw 5 scoreless innings, allowing just 2 hits and a walk, striking out 3. Zack Granit was the only Red Wings hitter with multiple hits as he had two singles and three RBI.

July 5th Probable Starters: Dillon Gee vs. Pawtucket, 3:35PM CT (Game 1), Game 2 starter to be determined

Chattanooga Lookouts 6, Tennessee Smokies 5 (14)

After allowing Tennessee to get back into the game and eventually tie the game in the top of the 8th inning, the Lookouts eventually walked off in the 14th inning with the victory on Tuesday night. Kohl Stewart got the start, going 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and a walk, striking out one. Randy Rosario and Luke Bard combined for 5 perfect relief innings to close the game, striking out 4. Jonathan Rodriguez had a monster game, going 4-6 with a home run and two doubles, driving in 3 runs, including the game-winning run.

July 5th Probable Starter: Dereck Rodriguez vs. Tennessee, 6:15PM CT

Tampa Yankees 2, Fort Myers Miracle 1 (14)

After Fort Myers scored in the top of the 9th inning, the game went 5 extra innings before Tampa walked off with the win in the bottom of the 14th inning. David Fischer made the start, going 4 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits and no walks, striking out 1. Michael Theofanopoulos threw three scoreless innings in relief, striking out 6. Three Miracle hitters had two singles to lead the offense.

July 5th Probable Starter: Sean Poppen @ Tampa, 6:00PM CT

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1

After two shutouts in a row, you could excuse the Kernels hitters for thinking they’d wrapped up the game when they scored in the bottom of the first inning, but instead, with a run in the top of the 9th, Wisconsin took the game. Eduardo Del Rosario threw a tremendous start, going 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and no walks, striking out 6. Two of the most exciting prospects in the Twins organization each had two hits as Lewin Diaz had two singles, and Ben Rortvedt had a double and a single.

July 5th Probable Starter: Evan Sanders vs. Wisconsin, 5:35PM CT

Princeton Rays 6, Elizabethton Twins 2

Taking a 2-0 lead into the 6th inning, the Twins ended up seeing the bullpen drop the game for them. Huascar Ynoa went 5 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and a walk, striking out 3. Jose Miranda hit a home run and slapped a single.

July 5th Probable Starter: Moises Gomez vs. Princeton, 6:00PM CT

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GCL Twins 6, GCL Rays 4 (10)

The Rays and Twins played to a second walk off win, this time with the Twins taking the victory. Zack Jones was the first pitcher to appear, throwing a perfect inning on rehab, striking out 2. Jordan Balazovic followed with 5 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 6. Benjamin Rodriguez led the offensive attack with a triple, two singles, a steal, and 4 RBI. Akil Baddoo hit the two-run walk off home run in the 10th inning.

July 5th Opponent @ GCL Rays, 11:00AM CT

DSL Twins 10, DSL Yankees 8

After the Yankees rallied for 5 runs in the top of the 9th inning to tie the game, the Twins walked off in the bottom of the inning behind a 2-run home run from Aberoni Nunez. Fredderi Soto started the game and went 4 innings, allowing just an unearned run on 3 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Osiris German provided 3 scoreless innings of relief, allowing 3 hits and a walk, striking out 1. The Twins were led offensively by Nunez’s home run and a double over 5 at bats.

July 5th Opponent @ DSL Yankees, 9:30AM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Eduardo Del Rosario, Cedar Rapids – 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K
Hitter: Jonathan Rodriguez, Chattanooga – 4-6, 2 R, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB

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One Last Thing

Sure, Buxton had the home run and the stolen base on Tuesday, but the play that caught the most attention was made with his glove.