Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 28, 2017

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 02: John Ryan Murphy
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 02: John Ryan Murphy /
HOUSTON, TX – MAY 02: John Ryan Murphy
HOUSTON, TX – MAY 02: John Ryan Murphy /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 28th, 2017

Welcome to the July 28th 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 trade C Murphy for prospect
  • C Anthony Recker promoted to Rochester
  • LHP Gabriel Moya assigned to Chattanooga
  • C Brian Navarretto promoted to Chattanooga
  • LHP Anthony McIver activated from DL to Fort Myers
  • OF Jimmy Kerrigan signed and assigned to Cedar Rapids

Minnesota Twins had an off day

July 28th Probable Starter: Jaime Garcia @ Oakland Athletics,
9:05PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 3, Indianapolis Indians 1

The Red Wings shut down the Indians offense, with Indianapolis not pushing across a run until the bottom of the 9th inning. Kyle Gibson made the start, going 5 scoreless innings, allowing just 1 hit and no walks, striking out 5. Kennys Vargas had a double and two walks. Niko Goodrum had a single, a walk, and stole two bases.

July 28th Probable Starter: Tim Melville @ Toledo, 6:05PM CT

Birmingham Barons 9, Chattanooga Lookouts 6

The Barons struck in the 3rd and 4th to take a 5-1 lead and never looked back on Thursday. Dereck Rodriguez went 5 2/3 innings, allowing 7 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks, striking out 4. Carlos Paulino had two singles and a walk. Levi Michael had a home run and a double. Max Murphy had a double and a single. T.J. White had a pair of singles. LaMonte Wade had a double and a walk. Travis Harrison had a double and was hit by pitch. Nick Gordon had a triple.

July 28th Probable Starter: Fernando Romero vs. Birmingham,
6:15PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle 9, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2

In his debut with Fort Myers, Eduardo Del Rosario stole the show, dominating Lakeland to the tune of 8 innings, allowing just an unearned run on one hit and one walk, striking out 4. Jermaine Palacios had a home run and three singles. Zander Wiel had three singles. Shane Kennedy had two singles and a stolen base. Sean Miller had a pair of singles. Brent Rooker had a home run and a walk. Tanner English had a home run.

July 28th Probable Starter: Brady Anderson @ Lakeland, 5:30PM CT

Peoria Chiefs 3, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1 (game 1); Peoria Chiefs 4, Cedar Rapids Kernels 0 (game 2)

The Kernels were swept by Peoria on Thursday in a double header. In game one, Tyler Beardsley threw a complete game, going 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and no walks, striking out 1. Travis Blankenhorn, Ben Rortvedt, and Amaurys Minier each had a double.

In the second game, the Kernels were shut out by a combination of 3 Chiefs pitchers. Evan Sanders made the start for Cedar Rapids, going 4 innings, allowing 4 runs on 3 hits and 6 walks, striking out 4. Patrick McGuff threw two scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits, striking out 3. Lewin Diaz had a single and a walk.

July 28th Probable Starter: Domenick Carlini @ Peoria, 7:00PM CT

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Elizabethton was rained out

July 28th Probable Starter: Bryan Sammons @ Princeton, 4:00PM CT (game 1), TBD @ Princeton (game 2)

GCL Orioles 14, GCL Twins 8

After the Twins jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings, the Orioles exploded for 11 runs in the bottom of the 3rd, putting the game out of reach from that point on. Taylor Clemensia made the start, going 2 1/3 innings, allowing 7 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks. Benjamin Rodriguez had a double and two singles. Royce Lewis had a pair of singles, was hit by pitch, and stole a base. Emmanuel Morel and Jean Carlos Arias each had a double and a single. Ricky De La Torre had a pair of singles.

July 28th Opponent: vs GCL Red Sox, 11:00AM CT

DSL Twins had an off day

July 28th Opponent: vs. DSL Nationals, 9:30AM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Eduardo Del Rosario, Fort Myers – 8 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts
Hitter: Jermaine Palacios, Fort Myers – 4-5, 2 runs, home run, 3 RBI

Next: AL Central Division Trade Deadline Preview

One Last Thing

With the trade of John Ryan Murphy, that closes the book on the player acquired for outfielder Aaron Hicks. After hitting .284/.318/.370 in 2014 and .277/.327/.406 in 2015 in a reserve role for the Yankees with a high-end defensive reputation, the Twins acquired Murphy, believing they would have their future catcher.

Instead, Murphy hit .146/.193/.220 in 26 games in 2016. He hit .236/.286/.323 in 2016 and .222/.298/.330 in 2017 in AAA for the Twins. Even with an excellent defensive reputation, that level of offensive production is not playable.

Meanwhile, Hicks, who always had an excellent defensive reputation, is now showing offensive ability with the Yankees this season at age 27, hitting .290/.398/.515 and already producing 2.8 bWAR in the 2017 season.