Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 17, 2017
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 16th, 2017
Welcome to the July 16th 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
Houston Astros 5, Minnesota Twins 3
The Twins did launch two home runs in the game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Astros offense. Kyle Gibson got the start, going 6 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks, striking out 6. Ehire Adrianza hit his first home run of the year along with a single. Kennys Vargas hit a home run. Mike Fiers dominated on the mound for the Astros, striking out 11 Twins over 7 innings.
July 17th Probable Starter: Adalberto Mejia vs. New York Yankees 7:10PM CT
Lehigh Valley IronPigs 4, Rochester Red Wings 3
The IronPigs came out with 4 runs early and the Red Wings come back attempt was not quite enough as they fell short Sunday afternoon. Tim Melville got the start and went 4 1/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 5. Alan Busenitz had a very impressive 1 1/3 innings of relief, allowing one hit and striking out all 4 outs he recorded. John Ryan Murphy hit a home run and walked. Edgar Corcino had a double. Niko Goodrum had a single, walk, and stole a base. Matt Hague stole a base.
July 17th Probable Starter: David Hurlbut vs. Charlotte, 4:05PM CT (game 1); Aaron Slegers vs. Charlotte (game 2)
Chattanooga Lookouts 7, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 0
Fernando Romero allowed a run in each of the first two innings, but then shut things down from that point forward for the Lookouts. Romero went 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, striking out 6. Ryan Eades followed with 3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing 2 hits and a walk, striking out 2. Jonathan Rodriguez had a double, a single, and a walk. Nick Gordon had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Max Murphy had a pair of singles. T.J. White and Travis Harrison each had a double and a walk.
July 17th Probable Starter: Felix Jorge vs. Jacksonville, 10:15AM CT
Fort Myers Miracle 6, St. Lucie Mets 3
Fort Myers used a 4-run 3rd inning to propel them to a victory Sunday afternoon. Sean Poppen had a tremendous start, going 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run on 5 hits and a walk, striking out 5. Zander Wiel had a home run and two walks. Sean Miller and Jaylin Davis each had a double and a single. Mitchell Kranson had a pair of singles and a walk. Brian Navarreto had a double.
July 17th Probable Starter: TBD vs. St. Lucie, 10:05AM CT
Cedar Rapids Kernels 8, South Bend Cubs 4
Cedar Rapids’ offense broke out after a few games of slump. Anthony Marzi made the start, going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and a walk, striking out 4. Lewin Diaz had a pair of singles and a walk. Amaurys Minier had a home run and a walk. Travis Blankenhorn had a triple and a walk. Christian Cavaness had a single, was hit by pitch, and stole a base. Aaron Whitefield had a stolen base.
July 17th Probable Starter: Eduardo Del Rosario @ South Bend, 12:05PM CT
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Elizabethton Twins 9, Greeneville Astros 6
Elizabethton struggled to get anything going until late in the game, and it was too late by then. Edwar Colina made the start, and he went 4 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks, striking out 5. Brent Rooker knocked out his 7th home run on the season. Jordan Gore had a double. Rainis Silva was the only Twin to get on base twice with a single and a walk.
July 17th Probable Starter: Huascar Ynoa @ Greeneville, 6:00PM CT
GCL Twins had an off day
July 17th Opponent: vs. GCL Rays, 11:00AM CT
DSL Twins had an off day
July 17th Opponent: vs. Rockies, 9:30AM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Sean Poppen, Fort Myers – 6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Hitter: Zander Wiel, Fort Myers – 1-2, home run, 2 RBI, 2 walks
Next: Marcus Stroman Trade Profile
One Last Thing
With the upcoming 1987 celebration this coming weekend, it’s interesting to look at a few tid bits about that squad:
- Only one reliever posted an ERA under 4, and that was Juan Berenguer’s 3.94.
- Two members of the starting lineup (Tim Laudner and Kent Hrbek) were native Minnesotans
- The lineup featured 3 30-home run hitters. The Twins organization would not have another single 30 home run hitter until 2006, when two did it.
- The Twins finished the season with 85 wins, but their Pythagorean record was 79-83. Only the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series with less wins (83). No other team in the last 50 years has had a losing Pythagorean record and won the World Series.