Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 24th, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 24th, 2017

Welcome to the July 24th 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 9, Minnesota Twins 6

A low-scoring 2-2 affair into the 7th inning, the Twins and Tigers combined for 11 runs over the last three innings. Adalberto Mejia made the start and went 4 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. Brian Dozier had a home run, a double, and a walk. Eduardo Escobar had a home run. Eddie Rosario had a double and a single.

July 24th Probable Starter: Bartolo Colon @ Los Angeles Dodgers 9:10PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 7, Toledo Mud Hens 1

The Red Wings jumped out early with 6 runs in the first two innings and kept after the Mud Hens for the big win. Aaron Slegers got the start and went 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and a walk, striking out 7. Mitch Garver had a big day, with a home run and a double, also walking twice. Matt Hague had a double, single, walk, and steals a base. Kennys Vargas had a home run and a walk.

July 24th Probable Starter: Nik Turley @ Indianapolis, 6:05PM CT

Mobile BayBears 6, Chattanooga Lookouts 4

Mobile came out strong, scoring all six runs in the first three innings, and the Lookouts could not come up with enough offense to overcome the hole they were in. Felix Jorge made the start, but he only lasted 2 2/3 innings, allowing 6 runs on 10 his and a walk, striking out 3. Andy Wilkins had a big day at the plate, with a home run, a double, and a single. Carlos Paulino had a double, two singles, and a walk. Max Murphy had a double and a single. Alex Perez had a pair of singles.

July 24th Probable Starter: Off day

Tampa Yankees 6, Fort Myers Miracle 2

Tampa kept the Miracle bats at bay most of the evening until the Miracle put up 2 in the 7th. Brady Anderson made the start, going 6 innings, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks, striking out 2. Tom Hackimer had 2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out 4. No Miracle hitter was on base multiple times nor had an extra base hit.

July 24th Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe vs. Tampa, 6:05PM CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels 8, Lansing Lugnuts 5

Cedar Rapids poured it on early and held on through a 5-run outburst in the 8th by the Lugnuts for the Sunday victory. Clark Beeker made the start, going 6 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Caleb Hamilton and Hank Morrison each had had three singles and a walk. Aaron Whitefield had two singles and a stolen base. Amaurys Minier had a grand slam. Travis Blankenhorn stole a base.

July 24th Probable Starter: Anthony Marzi vs. Lansing, 2:05PM CT

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Bluefield Blue Jays 11, Elizabethton Twins 9

A back and forth game between the Blue Jays and Twins was put out of reach by Bluefield in the top of the 8th inning as the Blue Jays scored 5 runs. Huascar Ynoa opened the game with 3 2/3 innings, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3. Bailey Ober followed with 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief with 3 hits allowed and no walks, striking out 3. Akil Baddoo had a home run, two singles, and a walk. Jordan Gore had a double and two singles. Shane Carrier had a home run, a single, and a stolen base. Kolton Kendrick hit a home run and drew a walk. Jose Miranda had a pair of singles. Rainis Silva had a single and two walks.

July 24th Probable Starter: TBD @ Pulaski, 6:00PM CT

GCL Twins had off day

July 24th Opponent: vs. GCL Orioles, 11:00AM CT

DSL Twins had off day

July 24th Opponent: vs. DSL Angels, 9:30AM CT (game 1); @ DSL Angels (game 2)

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Aaron Slegers, Rochester – 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K
Hitter: Mitch Garver, Rochester – 2-3, 2 runs, double, home run, 2 RBI, 2 walks

Next: 1987 Twins World Series Profile: Puckett

One Last Thing

In celebrating the 1987 team this weekend, one thing mentioned was the throwback uniforms that the team wore throughout the weekend. Wearing the home hats was appropriate, especially when you look at the splits of that season for the Twins’ record at home versus on the road.

The Twins in 1987 were 56-25 at home, good for a .691 winning percentage. To put that in perspective, that would be a 112-win pace, something only three teams have accomplished in the history of baseball.

On the road, the Twins were 29-52 for a winning percentage of .375. That would be the equivalent of a 61 win team. So the Twins were an historic team when playing at home in 1987, but on the road, they were a 100-loss team!