Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 21st, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 21st, 2017

Welcome to the July 21st 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

  • Twins near deal for Jaime Garcia
  • Twins signed RHP Michael Kohn to minor league contract and assigned him to Rochester
  • SS Bengie Rodriguez released by Rochester
  • 3B Leonardo Reginatto activated from 7-day DL by Rochester
  • OF Akil Baddoo promoted to Elizabethton

Minnesota Twins had an off day

July 21st Probable Starter: Ervin Santana vs. Detroit Tigers 7:10PM CT

Toledo Mud Hens 6, Rochester Red Wings 3

Toledo jumped out early on Rochester and held off a late Red Wing run. Dillon Gee went 6 innings, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits and no walks, striking out 5. J.B. Shuck had three singles. ByungHo Park had a pair of singles and a walk. Mitch Garver had a single, walk, and a stolen base. Niko Goodrum had a triple and a single.

July 21st Probable Starter: Tim Melville vs. Toledo, 5:05PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Mobile BayBears 1

Chattanooga gave up a first inning run to Mobile, but that was all they’d get in a 4-1 Lookouts win. Kohl Stewart made the start, going 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 1 hit and 4 walks, striking out 3. Nick Gordon had a single, walk, and a stolen base. Ryan Walker had a solo home run.

July 21st Probable Starter: Dereck Rodriguez @ Mobile, 7:05PM CT

Bradenton Marauders 4, Fort Myers Miracle 1

Fort Myers ran into a buzzsaw on Thursday in Bradenton in Mitch Keller, one of the best prospects in the game. Cosy Stashak went 6 innings for the Miracle, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3. Jaylin Davis (single, walk) and Jermaine Palacios (single, HBP) were the only Miracle hitters on base twice.

July 21st Probable Starter: Sean Poppen vs. Tampa, 6:05PM CT

Great Lakes Loons 10, Cedar Rapids 0

Cedar Rapids was shut out on Thursday. Tyler Beardsley only lasted 4 2/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and no walks, striking out 1. Aaron Whitefield had a single and a walk. Caleb Hamilton had two walks and was hit by pitch.

July 21st Probable Starter: Evan Sanders vs. Great Lakes, 6:35PM CT

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Elizabethton Twins 7, Bristol Pirates 1

Elizabethton got two great pitching performances on the day. Charlie Barnes threw well as the starter, going 5 innings, allowing only an unearned run on 4 hits and a walk, striking out 4. Nick Brown was even sharper in a 4-inning save, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 8. Rainis Silva had a home run and two singles. T.J. Dixon had three singles. Wander Javier had two doubles. Ariel Montesino had two singles and a walk. Jose Miranda and Colton Waltner each had a double.

July 21st Probable Starter: TBD vs. Bluefield, 6:00PM CT

GCL Rays 5, GCL Twins 1

The Rays pushed across 4 runs just before the game was called on Wednesday due to rain. Petru Balan threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, striking out 4. No Twins hitter had multiple hits or an extra base hit.

July 21st Opponent: @ GCL Red Sox, 11:00AM CT

DSL Twins 7, DSL Cardinals 2

The Twins scored 2 in the bottom of the 10th inning to score the victory over the Cardinals on Thursday. Fredderi Soto went 5 strong innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Yeltsin Encarnacion and Cesar Salazar each had a triple and a single. Francisco Martinez had a pair of singles and a walk. Zaino Henriquez had two singles. Felix Reyes had a double.

July 21st Opponent: vs. Yankees, 9:30AM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Nick Brown, Elizabethton – 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
Hitter: Rainis Silva, Elizabethton – 3-4, R, HR, RBI

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One Last Thing

I’m going to step outside of baseball for a moment, and please don’t assume I’m getting preachy here. My brother and I attended a Linkin Park concert together a number of years ago and shared an enjoyment for their music. Their lead singer took his life on Thursday at the young age of 41. If you or someone you know is struggling at all with depression, please seek help. Organizations like the National Institute of Mental Health offer amazing resources, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness is an excellent organization for those with mental illness and their family members to find support. Baseball has been addressing mental health more prominently recently in cases like David Freese and Roberto Osuna, and as baseball fans we can help to lead the public conversation on mental health as well. Thanks for listening!