Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 22nd, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 22nd, 2017

Welcome to the July 22nd 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

Detroit Tigers 6, Minnesota Twins 3

The Tigers came out strong early, and the Twins couldn’t come back. Ervin Santana had one of his worst starts of the season, going 3 1/3 innings, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3. Zack Granite had a pair of singles and stole a base. Miguel Sano had a pair of singles. Joe Mauer had a double and a walk.

July 22nd Probable Starter: Kyle Gibson vs. Detroit Tigers 6:10PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 2, Toledo Mud Hens 0

Tim Melville bounced back from a rough start his last time out to give one of his best performances of the season. Melville went 8 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and a walk, striking out 4. No Rochester hitter had multiple hits nor an extra base hit.

July 22nd Probable Starter: David Hurlbut vs. Toledo, 5:05PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Mobile BayBears 2

The Lookouts lost a shutout in the 9th inning, but otherwise dominated the BayBears. Dereck Rodriguez was dealing, going 5 innings, allowing 4 hits and a walk, striking out 6. LaMonte Wade had a home run and a single. Travis Harrison had a double and a single. Andy Wilkins had a home run and a walk. Ryan Walker stole a base.

July 22nd Probable Starter: Fernando Romero @ Mobile, 7:05PM CT

Tampa Yankees 6, Fort Myers Miracle 4

Tampa scored 4 runs in the 4th inning to jump out and the Miracle could never claw all the way back. Sean Poppen went 5 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4. Brent Rooker had three singles and a walk. Jermaine Palacios had a triple, two singles, and a stolen base. Sean Miller had a double and two singles. Brandon Lopez had two singles. Tanner English had a single, walk, was hit by pitch, and stole a base. Shane Kennedy had a double.

July 22nd Probable Starter: TBD vs. Tampa, 5:05PM CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels 7, Great Lakes Loons 4

The Kernels had a consistent attack, putting up runs in all but two innings on the night. Evan Sanders made the start, going 5 innings, allowing 4 runs on 2 hits and 5 walks, striking out 7. Joe Cronin had a pair of home runs. Trey Cabbage had a double, single, and a walk. Lewin Diaz and Caleb Hamilton each had a double and a single. Andre Jernigan had a double. Aaron Whitefield stole a base.

July 22nd Probable Starter: Griffin Jax vs. Lansing, 6:35PM CT

More from Puckett's Pond

Bluefield Blue Jays 8, Elizabethton Twins 5 (13)

The Blue Jays and Twins had an epic battle on Friday night, going 13 innings before the Blue Jays scored 3 in the top of the inning to get the win. Bryan Sammons made the start, going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and no walks, striking out 5. Jordan Gore had three singles. Carson Crites had a pair of doubles and a walk. Akil Baddoo and Shane Carreir each had a double and a single. Andrew Bechtold had two singles.

July 22nd Probable Starter: Edwar Colina vs. Bluefield, 5:00PM CT

GCL Twins rained out

July 22nd Opponent: vs GCL Red Sox, 9:00AM CT (game 1), @ Red Sox,
(game 2)

DSL Twins 8, DSL Yankees 5

The Twins were putting runs on the board all game long and kept the Yankees off the board mostly outside of one 4-run burst in the 6th inning. Jesus Toledo went 3 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 2. Estamy Urena had a home run and two singles. Yeremi De La Cruz had two doubles and a single. Ruben Santana had a double, two singles, a walk, and a stolen base. Alberoni Nunez had a home run and a single. Yeltsin Encarnacion had a pair of doubles. Jesus Feliz had a triple, a single, and a walk.

July 22nd Opponent: @ Yankees, 9:30AM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Tim Melville, Rochester – 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Hitter: Joe Cronin, Cedar Rapids – 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI

Next: Puckett's Pond Top 20 Twins Prospects: 1-5

One Last Thing

This tweet last night was among many who had the same info:

Ervin is not the only guy who is facing this kind of increase, though he’s always been a guy who has given up home runs, with a career high of 39 allowed in 2012. Here’s a look at some of the top starters who have had oddly high level home runs allowed:

Clayton Kershaw – Career high: 16, 2017: 18
Lance Lynn – Career high: 16, 2017: 21
Gerrit Cole – Career high: 11, 2017: 21
Masahiro Tanaka – Career high: 25, 2017: 24
Yu Darvish – Career high: 26, 2017: 18
Jacob deGrom – Career high: 16, 2017: 18
Jake Arrieta – Career high: 21, 2017: 16
Carlos Martinez – Career high: 15, 2017: 16
Alex Cobb – Career high: 13, 2017: 15
Gio Gonzalez – Career high: 19, 2017: 15

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