Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 27th, 2017
Welcome to the July 27th 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
- Buxton still sidelined with migraines
- Twins under .500 for first time since April
- Jaime Garcia excited to join playoff push
- Double-switch confusion leads to long delay on Tuesday night
- C Anthony Recker optioned to AA Chattanooga
- C Dan Rohlfing released
- RHP Cody Stashak placed on DL by Fort Myers
- RHP Eduardo Del Rosario promoted from Cedar Rapids to Fort Myers
- RHP Brusdar Graterol promoted to Elizabethton
- RHP Matz Schutte released
- RHP Griffin Jax placed on military leave
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Minnesota Twins 5
The Minnesota Twins built up a 5-0 lead on Wednesday before the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead and the Dodgers took the series finale. Ervin Santana had a solid start through 6, but didn’t have the same stuff in the 7th inning and gave up 3 hits and 2 runs in the 7th before he was finally pulled, and then the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead the team had built. Santana finished with a line of 6 2/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and no walks, striking out 7. Brian Dozier had a double and a single. Zack Granite and Max Kepler each had a double. Jason Castro had a single and a walk.
July 27th Probable Starter: Off Day
The Red Wings came out swinging and never let up as they defeated the Indians. Dillon Gee made the start, going 6 innings, allowing a run on 6 hits and no walks, striking out 7. J.B. Shuck had a double and two singles. Kennys Vargas had a pair of home runs and a walk. Matt Hague had a pair of doubles and a stolen base. Mitch Garver had a home run and a walk. Niko Goodrum had a home run.
July 27th Probable Starter: Kyle Gibson @ Indianapolis, 6:05PM CT
The Lookouts couldn’t push across a run against top prospect Michael Kopech in the loss on Wednesday. Kohl Stewart went 5 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and 4 walks, striking out 2. Jonathan Rodriguez had a double, a single, and a walk. Levi Michael had two singles.
July 27th Probable Starter: Dereck Rodriguez vs. Birmingham,
The Flying Tigers got all their runs in one inning, but that was enough to defeat the Miracle on Wednesday night. Sean Poppen made the start, going 5 innings, allowing 5 runs on 11 hits and a walk, striking out 4. Keaton Steele threw 3 scoreless innings of relief, allowing 3 hits and striking out 1. Zander Wiel had a double and a walk. Tanner English had a double.
July 27th Probable Starter: Eduardo Del Rosario @ Lakeland, 5:30PM CT
Cedar Rapids was rained out
July 27th Probable Starter: Tyler Beardsley @ Peoria 4:30PM CT (game 1); Evan Sanders @ Peoria (game 2)
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A solo home run was the entire scoring in the game in an excellent game of pitching on Wednesday. Nick Brown went 6 innings, allowing one run on 3 hits and a walk, striking out 4. Charlie Barnes followed with 2 perfect innings of relief with a strikeout. Shane Carrier had a double and was hit by pitch.
July 27th Probable Starter: Bryan Sammons @ Princeton, 6:00PM CT
The Orioles pounded out singles and took advantage of poor control from Twins pitchers as the Twins allowed 8 walks. Glen Perkins opened the game with an inning of scoreless rehab, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out 1. Top prospect Blayne Enlow followed Perkins and threw 3 2/3 innings, allowing a run on a hit and no walks, striking out 3. Emmanuel Morel had a pair of doubles, a single, and stole a base.
July 27th Opponent: @ GCL Orioles, 11:00AM CT
The Twins swept a doubleheader on Wednesday from the Mets1 team. In the first game, the Twins used a 2-run sixth to key the win. Fredderi Soto went 4 1/3 innings, allowing an unearned run on 5 hits and a walk, striking out 1. Alberoni Nunez had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Wander Valdez stole a base.
The Twins scored in every inning but the 6th that they sent men to the plate in a big offensive game in game 2. Andriu Marin went 4 2/3 innings, allowing 4 unearned runs on 6 hits and a walk, striking out 5. Felix Reyes had a triple, a single, a walk, and a stolen base. Zaino Hernandez had a triple, a single, and a walk. Victor Heredia had a double, a single, and a walk. Yeison Perez had two singles. Ruben Santana had a double and a walk. Cesar Salazar and Francisco Martinez each had a stolen base.
July 27th Opponent: Off day
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Dillon Gee, Rochester – 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K
Hitter: Kennys Vargas, Rochester – 2-4, 2 runs, 2 home runs, 4 RBI, walk
One Last Thing
Jaime Garcia makes his debut for the Twins against the Oakland Athletics on Friday. It will mark only the second appearance of his career for Garcia against the Athletics, and it will be the first game he’s ever pitched in Oakland’s home ballpark. Adding in the A’s ballpark will give Garcia 25 that he’s pitched in for his career. If the rotation holds the rest of the season and Garcia doesn’t miss a start, he could add 4 more stadiums to his list (Detroit, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Cleveland).