Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 18, 2017
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 18th, 2017
Welcome to the July 18th 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
Minnesota Twins 4, New York Yankees 2
The Twins were leading the game 2-0 before the Yankees came back to tie the game. The Twins then scored 2 more in the bottom of the 8th inning to ice the game. Adalberto Mejia had a solid start, going 5 1/3 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Eddie Rosario had a pair of doubles. Brian Dozier had two singles. Jason Castro had a double.
July 18th Probable Starter: Bartolo Colon vs. New York Yankees 7:10PM CT
Rochester Red Wings 5, Charlotte Knights 4 (game 1);
Rochester Red Wings, Charlotte Knights 0 (game 2)
Rochester swept Charlotte in a pair of games on Monday. In the first game, Rochester scored 5 in the 3rd inning and made it stand up for the victory. David Hurlbut got the start and went 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk, striking out 3. J.B. Shuck and Tommy Field each had a pair of singles. Matt Hague had a double.
Rochester scored a shutout in the second game. Aaron Slegers went the distance, throwing 7 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and a walk, striking out 5. No Red Wings hitter was on base twice in the game, but ByungHo Park did knock out a solo home run. Matt Hague added a 2-run single, giving him 5 RBI on the day.
July 18th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Charlotte, 10:05AM CT
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 9, Chattanooga Lookouts 6
The Lookouts jumped out to a big 6-0 lead on the Jumbo Shrimp, but Jacksonville did all of the rest of the scoring on the day to take the victory. Felix Jorge went 4 1/3 innings, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4. Andy Wilkins had a grand slam, a single, and a walk. LaMonte Wade had a double, a single, and a walk. Max Murphy had a double.
July 18th Probable Starter: Off Day
St. Lucie Mets 7,
Fort Myers Miracle 3
Fort Myers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but the Mets did all the scoring from there to take the 7-3 victory. Keaton Steele made the start and went 3 shutout innings, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out 3. Jermaine Palacios had four singles. Zander Wiel had a double, two walks, and a stolen base. Nelson Molina had a pair of singles and a stolen base.
July 18th Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe @ Bradenton, 5:30PM CT
South Bend Cubs 2,
Cedar Rapids Kernels 1
Cedar Rapids scored in the top of the 1st inning, but that would be all they could muster as the Cubs defeated the Kernels 2-1 on Monday. Eduardo Del Rosario went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. Aaron Whitefield had a double, a single, a walk, and stole a base. Hank Morrison had a pair of singles. Amaurys Minier had a double. Caleb Hamilton had a stolen base.
July 18th Probable Starter: Off Day
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Elizabethton Twins 13, Greeneville Astros 0
Elizabethton had a big finish to a game that was scoreless into the 8th inning, with 13 runs between the final two plate appearances. Huascar Ynoa went 6 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and 2 walks, striking out 6 in a dominant start. Andrew Bechtold had a home run and two singles. Shane Carrier had three singles. Jose Miranda and Matt Albanese each had a home run and a single. Colton Waltner had two doubles and a walk. Wander Javier had a pair of singles and a walk.
July 17th Probable Starter: Moises Gomez vs. Bristol, 6:00PM CT
GCL Twins were rained out
July 18th Opponent: vs. GCL Rays, 11:00AM CT (game 1), vs. GCL Rays (game 2)
DSL Rockies 17, DSL Twins 10
The Rockies scored big in the 3rd and 4th inning to defeat the Twins on Monday in a high-scoring affair. Luis Gil started the game, going 2 1/3 innings, allowing 6 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3. The Twins offense had a big game, led by Victor Heredia’s four singles. Ruben Santana had a double and two singles. Felix Reyes had a home run, double, and a hit by pitch. Zaino Hernandez had two singles and a hit by pitch. Francisco Martinez had a pair of singles.
July 18th Opponent: @ Rockies, 9:30AM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Aaron Slegers, Rochester – 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Hitter: Andy Wilkins, Chattanooga – 2-3, HR, 4 RBI, BB
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One Last Thing
There is no team that the Tuesday starter Bartolo Colon has a worse ERA against in his career (minimum 10 starts) than the New York Yankees.
His career record is 6-7 over 19 appearances, 18 of them starts, throwing 106 innings, with a 5.69 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, and a 39/83 BB/K ratio, allowing 24 home runs.
The “good” news for Twins fans is that over the last 5 years, Colon has made 6 starts against the Yankees, with a 4.95 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and a 5/19 BB/K ratio over 36 1/3 innings, so there’s been some level of improvement the last five seasons.