Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 9th, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 9th, 2017

Welcome to the July 9th 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

  • OF Zach Granite promoted to Minnesota
  • 2B Dane Hutcheon promoted to Fort Myers
  • OF Edgar Corcino promoted to Rochester
  • OF Max Murphy promoted to Chattanooga

Baltimore Orioles 5, Minnesota Twins 1

In spite of a 3rd inning home run from Miguel Sano, the Twins were beaten by the long ball as well, as starter Aldaberto Mejia allowed three extra base hits, including a home run. Mejia went 6 2/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks, striking out 6. Sano and Robbie Grossman both finished with a pair of hits and a walk.

July 9th Probable Starter: Kyle Gibson vs. Baltimore Orioles, 1:10PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 2, Syracuse Chiefs 0

Rochester scored the shutout on Saturday night. Aaron Siegers made the start, going 7 2/3 innings, allowing 7 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Tommy Field was the only Red Wing to reach base twice with a double and a walk, and ByungHo Park had a triple.

July 9th Probable Starter: Justin Haley vs. Syracuse, 12:35PM CT

Tennessee Smokies 5, Chattanooga Lookouts 4

A back and forth game was lost when the Smokies scored one run in each the 8th and 9th inning. Stephen Gonsalves got the start on his birthday, throwing 4 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3. Raul Fernandez followed with 3 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out 3. Ryan Walker, Jonathan Rodriguez, and Alex Perez each had a pair of hits, with one of Walker’s being a double.

July 9th Probable Starter: Kohl Stewart @ Pensacola, 4:05PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle 9, Palm Beach Cardinals 2

The Miracle scored a big win late against the Cardinals, scoring all of their runs in the 7th and 8th innings after Cardinals starter Conner Jones shut the team down for 6 innings before faltering in the 7th. Anthony McIver made the start for the Miracle, going 4 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and a walk, striking out 1. Jermaine Palacios and Tanner English each had two hits, including a home run apiece. Jaylin Davis had a triple and a single.

July 9th Probable Starter: Cody Stashak @ Palm Beach, 3:05PM CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels 6, Peoria Chiefs 5

The Kernels walked off after a back and forth game where the Kernels took the lead with a 4-run 2nd inning, then saw the Chiefs tie the game by the 6th, take a lead in the bottom of the 7th and then have the Chiefs tie it back up in the top of the 9th. Griffin Jax made the start, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Aaron Whitefield, Joe Cronin, Amaurys Minier, and Gorge Munoz each had two hits. Whitefield’s were both for extra bases, with a double and a triple.

July 9th Probable Starter: Anthony Marzi vs. Peoria, 2:05PM CT

Elizabethton Twins 4, Johnson City Cardinals 3

The Twins took a 3-0 lead into the top of the 7th inning, but they had to walk off with their victory Saturday night. Bryan Sammons went 3 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit and 3 walks, striking out 6. Brent Rooker led a homer-happy Twins approach, going 3-4 with a double and a home run. Shane Carrier also went 3-4 with a home run. Jose Miranda added a long ball as well.

July 9th Probable Starter: Edwar Colina vs. Johnson City, 5:00PM CT

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GCL Twins 3, GCL Red Sox 0

The Twins combined to shut out the Red Sox. Tyler Beardsley started the game and threw 3 innings, allowing just one hit and no walks, striking out 2. The Twins ran wild on the day, stealing 7 bases as a team. Colton Burns had a pair of singles and a walk and stole two bases.

July 9th Opponent: OFF

DSL Mets1 4, DSL Twins 3

The Mets1 team used a 3-run 7th inning to defeat the Twins for only the 6th time on the season. Michael Montero made the start, going 4 2/3 innings, allowing 1 unearned run on 2 hits and 3 walks, striking out 5. Ruben Santana had 2 of the team’s 3 hits, with a single and a double. Juan Martinez had a pair of walks.

July 9th Opponent: OFF

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Aaron Siegers, Rochester – 7 2/3 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Hitter: Brent Rooker, Elizabethton – 3-4, double, solo HR

Next: Twins Can Work Trade Deadline For Future and Now

One Last Thing

With his 21st home run before the All-Star break, Miguel Sano joined some pretty exclusive company in Minnesota Twins history. He becomes only the 4th hitter to reach 21 or more home runs before the All-Star break, joining Harmon Killebrew, Kent Hrbek, and Justin Morneau.

The mention of Harmon Killebrew reminds of just how dominant Killebrew is on the Twins leaderboards. Of the top 10 single season home run performances in team history, Killebrew owns 8 of them.

When Brian Dozier hit 42 home runs last season, he became the first player since Killebrew in 1970 to hit more than 35 home runs (Josh Willingham had exactly 35 in 2012). Sano has a real chance to impact the single season Twins home run board as the season begins wearing on.