Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 26th, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 26th, 2017

Welcome to the July 26th 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 have new #1 prospect
  • LHP Hector Santiago sent on rehab assignment to Rochester
  • RHP Kyle Gibson optioned to Rochester
  • RHP Derek Molina activated from 7-day DL to GCL

Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Minnesota Twins 2

The Twins scored first, but the Dodgers bounced back with a 4-run 4th inning, and they didn’t look back from there. Jose Berrios made the start, going 4 innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 3. Joe Mauer had a single and 2 walks.

July 26th Probable Starter: Ervin Santana @ Los Angeles Dodgers 9:10PM CT

Indianapolis Indians 5, Rochester Red Wings 2

Indianapolis jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings and hung on for a win. Hector Santiago made a rehab appearance, but it didn’t go so well, as he threw one inning, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 1. Drew Rucinski threw 4 perfect innings of relief, striking out 3. Matt Hague had a home run and two singles. Kennys Vargas had two singles and a walk.

July 26th Probable Starter: Dillon Gee @ Indianapolis, 12:35PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 9, Birmingham Barons 4

The Lookouts were in a battle until scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning, sealing the game. Stephen Gonsalves went 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 6. Andy Wilkins had a home run, two singles, and a walk. Jonathan Rodriguez had a double, single, and a walk. Ryan Walker had a pair of singles and a walk. Nick Gordon had a pair of singles. LaMonte Wade had a double.

July 26th Probable Starter: Kohl Stewart vs. Birmingham,
6:15PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1 (13)

Fort Myers scored in the top of the 8th to tie the game and then scored 3 in the top of the 13th inning. Cody Stashak made the start, but he left after 2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit. Sam Clay threw 3 scoreless innings with a hit and a walk, striking out 4. Jermaine Palacios had a triple and a single. Brandon Lopez and Brian Navarreto each had a pair of singles. Nelson Molino had a double. Zander Wiel had a single and three walks.

July 26th Probable Starter: Sean Poppen @ Lakeland, 5:30PM CT

Cedar Rapids had an off day

July 26th Probable Starter: Tyler Beardsley @ Peoria 7:00PM CT

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Elizabethton Twins 9, Pulaski Yankees 3

The Twins offense only scored in three innings, but they maximized each scoring opportunity for the win on Tuesday. Melvi Acosta got the start, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 5 walks, striking out 5. Shane Carrier and Kolton Kendrick each had a home run and a single. Akil Baddoo had a triple and a single. Robert Molina had a double and a single. Mark Contreras had two singles. Jose Miranda had a single, a walk, and a stolen base.

July 26th Probable Starter: TBD @ Pulaski, 6:00PM CT

GCL Twins 8, GCL Orioles 5

The Twins were up 8-0 after 4 innings and held on through a 6th inning rally by the Orioles. Derek Molina made his debut, throwing 3 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits, striking out 5. Jean Carlos Arias had a triple, single, a hit by pitch, and a stolen base. Benjamin Rodriguez had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Jared Akins had a double and was hit by pitch. Brian Olson had a triple. Royce Lewis had a single, a walk, and a stolen base. Victor Tademo had a stolen base.

July 26th Opponent: vs. GCL Orioles, 11:00AM CT

DSL Twins had an off day

July 26th Opponent: @ Mets1, 9:30AM CT (game 1); vs. Mets1 (game 2)

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Drew Rucinski, Rochester – 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Hitter: Andy Wilkins, Chattanooga – 3-4, 2 runs, home runs, 2 RBI, walk

Next: LaMonte Wade Scouting Report

One Last Thing

The Twins had 4 members of the MLB Pipeline most recent top 100. Number one overall selection Royce Lewis was the highest-rated at #31. Nick Gordon ranked #34. Lefty Stephen Gonsalves came in at #75. Fernando Romero was the final member of the top 100 at #83.