Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 29th, 2017

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 28: Jaime Garcia
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 29th, 2017

Welcome to the July 29th 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

  • OF Byron Buxton sent on rehab to Rochester
  • OF Colton Burns activated from DL by GCL Twins
  • RHP Paul Clemens released by Chattanooga

Minnesota Twins 6, Oakland Athletics 3

Jaime Garcia won his first start with the Twins as the team got back on the winning track against the A’s. Garcia went 6 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks, striking out 7. Jason Castro had a pair of doubles. Max Kepler had a double and a pair of walks. Robbie Grossman had a single and two walks. Ehire Adrianza each had a pair of singles and a walk. Zack Granite had a pair of singles.

July 29th Probable Starter: Adalberto Mejia @ Oakland Athletics,
9:05PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 5, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (10)

Rochester and Toledo played to extra innings, when the Red Wings put up 4 runs in the top of the 10th inning to win the game. Tim Melville had an excellent start, going 7 innings, allowing a run on 5 hits and a walk, striking out 11. Mason Melotakis had two perfect innings, striking out a pair of Mud Hens. Byron Buxton had a home run, a single, and a walk. Tommy Field had a double, a single, and was hit by a pitch. Daniel Palka had a triple. ByungHo Park had a double.

July 29th Probable Starter: Hector Santiago @ Toledo, 6:05PM CT

Birmingham Barons 9, Chattanooga Lookouts 6

After a pair of scoreless innings for both teams, the Lookouts took control of the game and never looked back. Fernando Romero went 5 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and a walk, striking out 9. Gabriel Moya pitched a scoreless inning in his debut in the Twins organization, allowing just a walk, striking out the side. Jonathan Rodriguez had a big game, hitting a home run, a double, and a single. Levi Michael had a home run and a single. Andy Wilkins had a pair of singles and a walk. Ryan Walker had a pair of singles. Brian Navarreto had a home run and a walk. T.J. White had a triple. Nick Gordon had a double and a walk.

July 29th Probable Starter: Felix Jorge vs. Birmingham,
6:15PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle 2, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0

Fort Myers got a dominant pitching performance and squeezed together hitting from the bottom of the lineup to win a pitcher’s duel on Friday. Brady Anderson started the game and went 5 2/3 innings, allowing 5 hits and a walk, striking out 3. Andrew Vasquez and Sam Clay combined for 3 1/3 innings of relief, allowing 2 hits and a walk, striking out 7. Shane Kennedy had a double and a single. Jaylin Davis had a pair of singles. Tanner English walked three times and stole two bases.

July 29th Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe @ Clearwater, 5:15PM CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels 6, Peoria Chiefs 3

Cedar Rapids scored first on the night and stayed ahead the whole way to take the win Friday night. Domenick Carlini went 5 innings, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits and 3 walks, striking out 3. Joe Cronin had a home run, double, and single. Trey Cabbage had a double and two singles. Caleb Hamilton had a pair of singles and a walk. Christian Cavaness and Gorge Munoz each had a pair of singles. Hank Morrison had a double and a walk.

July 29th Probable Starter: Clark Beeker vs. Clinton, 6:35PM CT

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Elizabethton Twins 5, Princeton Rays 1

The E-Twins had a scheduled double-header, but only completed the opening game before the second game had to be called due to inclement weather. Bryan Sammons started the Twins victory, going 5 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and no walks, striking out 6. Colton Waltner had a home run, a single, and a stolen base. Shane Carrier had a double and a single. Andrew Bechtold had a double and a walk.

July 29th Probable Starter: Edwar Colina @ Princeton, 6:00PM CT

GCL Red Sox 12, GCL Twins 7

The Twins had a lead going into the final two innings, but the Red Sox scored 8 runs over the final two innings to get the win. Petru Balan allowed 4 runs (3 earned) over 3 innings on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 3. Matt Jones followed with 3 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and two walks, striking out 3. Derek Molina threw a perfect inning, striking out 2. Alex Robles had a home run and two singles. Royce Lewis had two singles and was hit by a pitch. Kerby Camacho had a pair of singles. Victor Tademo had a double. Emmanuel Morel had a single, a walk, and stole a base. Jean Carlos Arias and Kidany Salva each had a stolen base.

July 29th Opponent: @ GCL Red Sox, 9:00AM CT

DSL Twins 13, DSL Nationals 12

The Twins put up a 7-spot in the first inning and held on through a big offensive game to win 13-12. Jesus Toledo started the game for the Twins and went 4 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 2. Samuel Vasquez had three singles and a walk. Alberoni Nunez had a double, a single, and a walk. Mariano Calcano walked twice and was hit by pitch. Jesus Feliz had a double and was hit by pitch. Ruben Santana had a single, was hit by pitch, and stole a base. Yeltsin Encarnacion had a single, a walk, and a stolen base. Yeremi De La Cruz and Wander Valdez had a stolen base.

July 29th Opponent: @ DSL Nationals, 9:30AM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Tim Melville, Rochester – 7 innings, 5 hit, 1 run, 1 walk, 11 strikeouts
Hitter: Joe Cronin, Cedar Rapids – 3-4, 2 runs, double, home run, 3 RBI

Next: AL Central Division Trade Deadline Preview

One Last Thing

Saturday, Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez, and Tim Raines will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Here are their numbers against the Twins:

Jeff Bagwell: 14 games, .333/.433/.706, 11 runs, 4 doubles, 5 home runs, 10 RBI, 2 stolen bases, 8/7 BB/K

Ivan Rodriguez: 178 games, .307/.341/.494, 101 runs, 30 doubles, 5 triples, 29 home runs, 94 RBI, 6 stolen bases, 36/104 BB/K

Tim Raines: 68 games, .265/.342/.378, 48 runs, 7 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs, 29 RBI, 15 stolen bases, 30/26 BB/K