Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 19th, 2017
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 19th, 2017
Welcome to the July 19th 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
- RHP Phil Hughes has suffered a recurrence of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome symptoms, goes on 60-day DL
- LHP Craig Breslow activated from 10-day DL
- 1B Kennys Vargas optioned to Rochester
- RHP Bartolo Colon contract selected from Rochester
- OF Brent Rooker promoted to Fort Myers
- 3B Dane Hutcheon demoted to Elizabethton
- RHP Calvin Faucher placed on 7-day DL by Elizabethton
New York Yankees 6, Minnesota Twins 3
The debut of Bartolo Colon went well until the 5th inning, when the Yankees put 5 runs on the board and never looked back to take the win on Tuesday night. The Twins jumped out early, maximizing on the poor control of Yankees starter Luis Cessa, who walked in a first inning run. Miguel Sano had the big swing on the night with a home run and a double, one of 4 Twins doubles on the night. In fact, of 7 Twins hits, 6 went for extra bases, including and impressive triple by Brian Dozier. Colon went 4 innings, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits and no walks, striking out 3 in the loss.
July 19th Probable Starter: Jose Berrios vs. New York Yankees 12:10PM CT
Rochester Red Wings 3, Charlotte Knights 1
Nik Turley was dominant in his return to the rotation and the Red Wings put together runs late to secure the win over Charlotte on Wednesday. Turley went 6 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 10. Tommy Field had a double and a single. Niko Goodrum added a triple. Mitch Garver and ByungHo Park each had a double.
July 19th Probable Starter: Justin Haley vs. Charlotte, 6:05PM CT
Chattanooga had an off day
July 19th Probable Starter: Stephen Gonsalves @ Mobile, 6:35PM CT
Bradenton Marauders 3,
Fort Myers Miracle 1
Fort Myers saw their defense let them down in a tight ball game, making the difference in a 3-1 loss to Bradenton. Brady Anderson went 5 innings, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Sean Miller had a pair of singles. Zander Wiel had a double and a walk. Tanner English stole a base. Brent Rooker went 0-4 with a strikeout in his high-A debut.
July 19th Probable Starter: TBD @ Bradenton, 9:30AM CT
Cedar Rapids had an off day
July 19th Probable Starter: Domenick Carlini vs. Great Lakes,
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Bristol Pirates 9, Elizabethton Twins 4
Elizabethton responded to the Pirates’ 2 run first with 3 of their own in the first, but couldn’t keep up as the Pirates kept adding on throughout the night. Moises Gomez went 4 innings, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4. Ryley Widell followed with 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing only a hit and striking out 3. Wander Javier and Jose Miranda each had a pair of singles. Shane Carrier stole a base.
July 19th Probable Starter: Melvi Acosta vs. Bristol, 6:00PM CT
GCL Twins 11, GCL Rays 5
The Twins got one game of their scheduled double header in before inclement weather pushed off the second game for another day. The Twins offense was certainly keyed up for the first game, opening up the game with 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st and not looking back. Jordan Balazovic made the “start” (Brusdar Graterol had completed 1/3 of an inning before the game was called previously, so his line still counted as the official starter), going 4 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4. Jean Carlos Arias broke out of a slump with 3 singles and a stolen base. Roni Tapia had a home run and a double. Ricky De La Torre had a home run and a single. Brian Olson had a double and a single. Benjamin Rodriguez had a single, a walk, and stole a base. Daniel Palka and Akil Baddoo each added a stolen base.
July 19th Opponent: vs. GCL Rays, 11:00AM CT (game 1), vs. GCL Rays (game 2)
DSL Twins 6, DSL Rockies 1
The Twins jumped out to an early lead and kept adding on throughout en route to a 6-1 victory. Michael Montero continued his dominance of the DSL this season with 6 innings, allowing only an unearned run on 3 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Alberoni Nunez had a triple, two singles, a walk, and stole a base. Ruben Santana had a pair of singles. Estamy Urena had a double and a walk. Mariano Calcano had a double and was hit by pitch.
July 19th Opponent: @ Cardinals, 9:30AM CT (game 1), @ Cardinals (game 2)
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Nik Turley, Rochester – 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 11 K
Hitter: Alberoni Nunez, DSL – 3-3, 2 R, 3B, BB, SB
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One Last Thing
With the loss last evening, the Twins dropped to 21-29 at home this season. This is the worst home record for any of the current playoff contenders for sure, but more than that, if the Twins were to make the playoffs with a losing home record, they would be the first team since the 2001 Atlanta Braves to make the playoffs with a losing record (the Braves were 40-41 that season at home).