Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip For July 12th, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 12th, 2017

Welcome to the July 12th 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

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Minnesota Twins off for All-Star break

The American League kept their winning streak alive on Tuesday night with an extra inning win over the National League 2-1. Miguel Sano went 1-1 with an RBI in the game. Ervin Santana was tagged for the only NL run of the game. Brandon Kintzler threw a perfect inning of relief.

July 12th Probable Starter: All Star Break

Rochester Red Wings off for All-Star break

Drew Rucinski and Zack Granite were selected to the International League roster for the game on Wednesday.

July 12th Probable Starter: All Star Break

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4, Chattanooga Lookouts 1

Chattanooga took the game scoreless all the way until the bottom of the 8th, when the Blue Wahoos scored 4 runs to win the game. Fernando Romero made the start and went 5 innings, allowing no runs on 2 hits and a walk, striking out 5. Max Murphy hit a solo home run. LaMonte Wade slapped two singles and added a walk.

July 12th Probable Starter: Felix Jorge @ Pensacola, 6:35PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle had day off

July 12th Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe @ Charlotte, 5:35PM CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels Day Off

July 12th Probable Starter: Domenick Carlini @ West Michigan, 6:00PM CT

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Elizabethton Twins had off day

July 12th Probable Starter: Moises Gomez @ Burlington, 6:00PM CT

GCL Orioles 5, GCL Twins 2

The Orioles came out strong, scoring early, up 4-0 after the 4th inning. Jordan Balazovic made the start, going 3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks, striking out 1. Kerby Camacho had a big game with the bat, knocking around two doubles and drawing a walk.

July 12th Opponent: @ Orioles 11:00AM CT

DSL Nationals 10, DSL Twins 5

A 6-run Nationals 8th inning turned a Twins win to a Nationals victory. Luis Gil made the start, going 4 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. Alberoni Nunez had a triple, two singles, and a walk. Ruben Santana had three singles and a stolen base. Juan Martinez had a double, a single, and two walks.

July 12th Opponent: @ DSL Nationals 9:30 AM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Fernando Romero, Chattanooga – 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Hitter: Alberoni Nunez, DSL – 3-5, triple, 2 RBI, walk

Next: Zack Granite Goes Big Time

One Last Thing

The last time that the Twins sent three All-Stars to the game, the game was also an extra-inning affair that was eventually won by the American League. In fact, the winning run in the 2008 game was scored by Justin Morneau.

In that game, Joe Mauer started the game at catcher and had a single and a walk. Joe Nathan threw a perfect 7th inning with a strikeout. Justin Morneau came in to the game in the 6th inning and finished 2-4 with a double, a walk, and 2 runs scored, including the winning run in the 15th inning.