Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip For July 11, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 11th, 2017

Welcome to the July 11th edition of the daily dip, your 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

  • Nick Gordon activated from temporarily inactive list (Futures Game)
  • Chattanooga C Jose Gonzalez was released

Minnesota Twins off for All-Star break

Miguel Sano represented the Twins well in the Home Run Derby Monday night, making it to the finals as the #5 seed in the tournament before eventually falling to Aaron Judge in the finals.

July 11th Probable Starter: All Star Break

Rochester Red Wings off for All-Star break

The AAA home run derby was Monday evening, but there were no Rochester players in the derby. Drew Rucinski and Zack Granite were selected to the International League roster for the game on Wednesday.

July 11th Probable Starter: All Star Break

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3, Chattanooga Lookouts 2

The Lookouts struck first with two runs in the top of the 4th, but Pensacola put up a 3-spot in the bottom of the 6th in a game with excellent pitching on both sides. Dereck Rodriguez went 7 strong innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 1, but took the loss. T.J. White slammed a home run and Andy Wilkins had a double and a walk.

July 11th Probable Starter: Fernando Romero @ Pensacola, 6:35PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle 1, Palm Beach Cardinals 0

In a game one only wishes were on the great service that MiLB.tv offers, Fort Myers won a tremendous pitching duel on Monday 1-0 by scoring in the bottom of the 8th inning. Sean Poppen went 8 innings, allowing 5 hits and a walk, striking out 4, as he achieved the rare 80 game score. Tanner English broke the scoreless tie with a triple, one of only two Miracle hits on the night.

July 11th Probable Starter: Off Day

Peoria Chiefs 3, Cedar Rapids Kernels 0

The Chiefs tacked on 2 more runs in the top of the 9th to what was a tremendous pitcher’s duel all game long, though they ran into a buzzsaw of Mike O’Reilly (9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 12 K). Eduardo Del Rosario started the game and went 6 IP, allowing 1 run on 6 hits and 2 walks, striking out 2. Christian Cavaness had the lone hit for the Kernels, a double.

July 11th Probable Starter: Off Day

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Elizabethton Twins 13, Johnson City Cardinals 12 (10)

The day after a pitcher’s duel, the Twins and Cardinals had a crazy offensive game, with the Cardinals tying the ball game in the top of the ninth inning at 12 apiece before the Twins walked off with a win in the 10th inning. Huascar Ynoa had a rough start, going just 2 innings, allowing 6 runs (5 earned) on 5 hits and 5 walks, striking out 2. Brent Rooker was on base six times in the game with three singles and three walks. Shane Carrier had a double and a pair of singles. J.J. Robinson had a home run and 5 RBI. Andrew Bechtold added a long ball of his own.

July 11th Probable Starter: Off Day

GCL Twins 13, GCL Orioles 1

The Twins scored a huge blowout win. Brusdar Graterol showed the promise that he’d flashed previously over 5 scoreless innings, allowing just 1 hit and 2 walks, striking out 4. Matt Jones threw 4 innings for the rare 4-inning save. Royce Lewis had a home run, two singles, and stole a base. Benjamin Rodriguez had his biggest offensive game in the Twins system, with a home run and two doubles, driving in 7 runs. Ricky De La Torre had three singles and stole a base.

July 11th Opponent: vs. Orioles 11:00AM CT

DSL Mets1 3, DSL Twins 1

The Twins will be glad to move on beyond the Mets1 squad as they’ve rolled over most the rest of the DSL this summer so far but dropped their second straight to the Mets1 on Monday. Fredderi Soto got the start, going 4 innings, allowing a run on 7 hits and no walks, striking out 2. Robert Gutierrez threw two perfect innings of relief, with three strikeouts. Yeremi De La Cruz had one of only 3 Twins hits, and he had the only extra base hit with a double.

July 11th Opponent: vs. DSL Nationals 9:30 AM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Sean Poppen, Fort Myers – 8 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Hitter: Benjamin Rodriguez, GCL – 3-4, R, 2 2B, HR, 7 RBI, walk

Next: Lewin Diaz making his mark

One Last Thing

While not even my minor league player of the day, Brent Rooker’s day in Elizabethton made me look up how many Twins had ever been on base as many times in a single game.

Twenty-two players have been on base at least 6 times in a single game in Minnesota Twins history, with Kirby Puckett, Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer, and Bob Allison accomplishing the feat twice.

The most times on base (including reaching on error) in a single game in Twins history is Rod Carew in a game on May 12th, 1972, when he had 5 hits and 3 walks (2 of them intentional) in a 4-3 loss against the Brewers. Two of Carew’s hits were doubles, and he drove in a pair of runs.