Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 13, 2017
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 13th, 2017
Welcome to the July 13th 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
- No transactions on this day
Minnesota Twins off for All-Star break
July 13th Probable Starter: off for 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 night, but Granite is in the major leagues and was replaced on the roster, leaving Rucinski as the lone Rochester representative. Rucinski threw 2/3 of an inning without allowing a run, giving up one hit. The PCL beat the International League 6-4.
July 13th Probable Starter: Bartolo Colon @ Lehigh Valley, 6:05PM CT
Chattanooga Lookouts 5, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3 (12)
The Lookouts scored two in the top of the 12th inning to score a win. Felis Jorge made his first start back with Chattanooga, going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks, striking out 3. Nick Anderson had two perfect relief innings, striking out 3. Four hitters had a pair of hits, including LaMonte Wade and Alex Perez, who each had a double, single, and a walk.
July 13th Probable Starter: Stephen Gonsalves vs. Jacksonville, 6:15PM CT
Fort Myers Miracle @ Charlotte Stone Crabs postponed due to rain
July 13th Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe @ Charlotte, 3:30PM CT,
Game 2 TBD
West Michigan Whitecaps 2, Cedar Rapids Kernels 0
Cedar Rapids was the victim of a dominant pitching performance on Wednesday. Domenick Carlini threw his own excellent game, going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and no walks, striking out 5. Patrick McGuff struck out 5 in 2 scoreless innings of relief. Trey Cabbage had half the team’s four hits, with a single and a double.
July 13th Probable Starter: Evan Sanders @ West Michigan, 6:00PM CT
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Elizabethton Twins 9, Burlington Royals 3
The Twins jumped out with 6 runs in the first two innings, and they never looked back as they trounced the Royals on Wednesday. Moises Gomez scattered Royals hits all night long, going 5 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 10 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Rickey Ramirez followed with 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just a hit and striking out 2. Brent Rooker hit his 6th home run and stole a base on the night. Jose Miranda added a home run. Ariel Montesino and Mark Contreras each had a pair of hits and a walk.
July 13th Probable Starter: Melvi Acosta @ Burlington, 6:00PM CT
GCL Twins 14, GCL Orioles 0
The Twins just laid out a beating on Wednesday to the Orioles squad. Carlos Suniaga went 6 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks, striking out 6. Humberto Maldonado had a big game with a home run, two doubles, and a hit by pitch. Four other Twins had multiple hits, including Royce Lewis, who had two singles, two walks, and stole two bases.
July 13th Opponent: vs. Orioles 11:00AM CT
DSL Twins 3, DSL Nationals 1
The Twins got back to their winning ways on Wednesday over the Nationals. Jesus Toledo went 3 innings in the start, giving up a run on 2 hits and no walks, striking out 1. Osiris German and Frandy Torres then combined to allow just one hit and no walks over the next six innings, striking out 8. Alberoni Nunez had two singles and was hit by a pitch. Estamy Urena and Wander Valdez also had a pair of hits.
July 12th 3pponent: @ DSL Phillies Red 9:30 AM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Carlos Suniaga, GCL – 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
Hitter: Humberto Maldonado, GCL – 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, HBP
Next: Fernando Romero Scouting Report
One Last Thing
As mentioned in Linda’s All-Star Game recap, there was a definite Latin feel to the game on Tuesday, and some of the great Latin American ballplayers of the past were honored before the game, including former Twins great Rod Carew, from Panama. For a bit of research, I thought it’d be interesting to see how many current players of each Central America/Latin America country are in the Minnesota Twins organization:
Dominican Republic – 53
Venezuela – 32
Puerto Rico – 10
Brazil – 2
Curacao – 1
For good measure, other non-USA birthplaces:
Australia – 4
Canada – 3
Moldova – 2
Netherlands – 2
Germany – 1
South Korea – 1
South Africa – 1