Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 7th, 2017

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BOSTON, MA - JUNE 26: Jose Berrios
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 7th, 2017

Welcome to the July 7th 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

  • RHP Felix Jorge recalled by the Minnesota Twins
  • Cedar Rapids OF Lean Marrero placed on the DL with right hamate fracture.
  • LHP Matt Tracy placed on DL by Chattanooga w/a torn right meniscus
  • RHP Raul Fernandez activated from DL by Chattanooga

Minnesota Twins 6, Baltimore Orioles 4

A 6-run 3rd inning may have been all the Twins could muster all evening, but it was all that they would need to back Jose Berrios. Berrios went 6 innings, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Eduardo Escobar went 2-4 with a triple and drove in two runs. Jason Castro and Byron Buxton each added a pair of singles.

July 7th Probable Starter: Felix Jorge vs. Baltimore Orioles, 7:10PM CT

Pawtucket Red Sox 1, Rochester Red Wings 1

Rochester ended up on the short end of a tremendous pitchers’ duel on Thursday. Tim Mellville was excellent, going 8 innings, allowing just an unearned run on 4 hits and a walk, striking out 6. Matt Hague was the only Rochester hitter to get on base twice with a pair of singles.

July 7th Probable Starters: David Hurlbut vs. Pawtucket, 6:05PM CT

Tennessee Smokies 2, Chattanooga 1

The Lookouts ended up on the short end of a well-pitched game on both sides. Fernando Romero threw 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk, striking out 7. Ryan Eades threw out of the bullpen, throwing 3 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and a walk, striking out 4. LaMonte Wade had a double and a single.

July 7th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Tennessee, 6:15PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle 8, Tampa Yankees 3

Fort Myers was really clicking on all cylinders on Thursday against Tampa. Lewis Thorpe went 5 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks, striking out 6. Zander Wiel had a big day at the plate, going 4-5 with 2 doubles. Jaylin Davis powered out a home run. Tanner English stole 3 bases.

July 7th Probable Starter: Anthony McIver @ Palm Beach, 6:05PM CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels 7, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 6

The Kernels took home the win in a back-and-forth affair with a 3-run bottom of the 8th inning on Thursday night. Domenick Carlini went 5 innings, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks, striking out 2. Colton Davis closed out the game with 2 perfect innings, striking out 4. The Kernels powered out four home runs, led by Christian Cavaness with a home run, a single, and a stolen base. Joe Cronin added a pair of doubles.

July 7th Probable Starter: Clark Beeker vs. Peoria, 6:35PM CT

Elizabethton Twins 8, Princeton 5 (game 1);
Elizabethton 9, Princeton 8 (game 2)

Elizabethton swept a double header on Thursday. Elizabethton scored in all but one inning to defeat the Rays 8-5 in game 1. Moises Gomez went 4 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks, striking out 3. The Twins hit 4 home runs, with Ariel Montesino clubbing two of them from the leadoff spot. Carson Crites and Brent Rooker each added a long ball.

Elizabethton walked off for the win in the second game. Melvi Acosta made the start, going 5 innings, allowing 5 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. Wander Javier had three singles. Shane Carrier had a home run and a double.

July 7th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Princeton, 6:00PM CT

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GCL Twins 3, GCL Rays 2

After giving up 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning, the Twins came back to get the win. Nick Tepesch was making a rehab start, going 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3. Pedro Garcia followed with an incredibly impressive 4 perfect innings, striking out 3. Alex Robles and Kerby Camacho each had multiple hits.

July 7th Opponent @ GCL Red Sox, 11:00AM CT

DSL Twins 9, DSL Angels 5

The Twins used a 7-run 2nd inning to propel past the Angels. Jesus Toledo went 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk, striking out 3. Yeltsin Encarnacion had a huge day at the plate, going 4-5 with a triple and a home run. Three other hitters had multiple hits.

July 7th Opponent @ DSL Angels, 9:30AM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Dereck Rodriguez, Chattanooga – 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K
Hitter: Nelson Molina, Fort Myers – 4-4, R, 2 triples, RBI

Next: Twins Can Work Trade Deadline For Future and Now

One Last Thing

Jose Berrios’ Thursday start was his first start of 2017 without a walk allowed, in his 11th start of the season. He had one start last season with 0 walks as well, but those two appearances are his only two appearances with no walks.

That led to an interesting Play Index at Baseball Reference. Who has the most starts going at least 5 innings with no walks in their Twins career?

Brad Radke is by far the leader in the category with 104 career starts meeting the criteria, with the next closest being Jim Kaat at 73. Of course, Kaat also represented a large margin to Carlos Silva (seriously!) with 43. Bert Blyleven and Kevin Tapani round out the top 5 with 40 and 39 such starts, respectively.

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