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
- LHP Craig Breslow released
- RHP Henry Centeno sent on rehab to GCL
- LHP Glen Perkins assigned on rehab to Fort Myers
- OF Jimmy Kerrigan assigned to Cedar Rapids
- RHP Tyler Wells sent to GCL on rehab
- 3B Andre Jernigan released by Cedar Rapids
Oakland Athletics 5, Minnesota Twins 4
The Minnesota Twins had a 4-2 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th inning, and the Athletics walked off with a win. Adalberto Mejia made the start, going 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks, striking out 2. Zack Granite and Eduardo Escobar had a pair of singles. Joe Mauer walked three times. Miguel Sano homered. Eddie Rosario and Jason Castro each had a double.
July 30th Probable Starter: Bartolo Colon @ Oakland Athletics,
The Red Wings jumped out early to a 5-1 lead and the bullpen allowed the Mud Hens to tie the game in the 7th and 8th innings to send the game into extra innings. Hector Santiago pitched 3 innings in rehab, scoring a run on 2 hits and 3 walks, striking out 4. Daniel Palka had a triple, a single, and was hit by pitch. Matt Hague had a pair of singles and a walk. ByungHo Park had a home run and a double. Byron Buxton, Niko Goodrum, and J.B. Shuck each had a pair of singles. Anthony Recker had a double.
July 30th Probable Starter: Aaron Slegers @ Toledo, 5:05PM CT
Chattanooga scored a run in the bottom of the 9th to force extra innings, but no one had any idea what would come next! In the bottom of the 21st inning, the Lookouts walked off. Felix Jorge had an incredible start, throwing 9 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and no walks, striking out 8. Max Murphy had a double, two singles, a walk, and got the win in extra innings. Levi Michael had two singles and a walk. T.J. White had a double, two walks, a hit by pitch, and stole a base. Alex Perez and LaMonte Wade each had a pair of singles.
July 30th Probable Starter: TBD @ Montgomery,
After posting a shutout Friday night, it was the Miracle’s turn to be shut out on Saturday as Clearwater’s JoJo Romero only allowed 1 hit over 7 innings. Lewis Thorpe actually had a solid start, going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and no walks, striking out 5. Tanner English was the only Miracle hitter on base twice with two walks on the night.
July 30th Probable Starter: TBD @ Clearwater, 12:00PM CT (game 1);
Anthony McIver @ Clearwater (game 2)
The Kernels got a tremendous pitching performance from Clark Beeker to get the win. Beeker earned his 10th win of the season by going 9 innings, allowing just 5 hits and no walks, striking out 7. Gorge Munoz was the only Kernels hitter who had multiple hits with two singles. Christian Cavaness stole a base.
July 30th Probable Starter: Anthony Marzi vs. Clinton, 2:05PM CT
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Elizabethton Twins 6, Princeton Rays 0 (game 1); Elizabethton Twins 13, Princeton Rays 3 (game 2)
The Twins swept the Rays in a Saturday double header. Game 1 was a continuation of a game from Friday evening. Edwar Colina had started the game, going 2 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Bailey Ober threw 4 scoreless innings of relief, allowing a hit and striking out 3. Jose Miranda hit a home run, was hit by pitch twice, and stole a base. Mark Contreras had a home run and a single. Andrew Bechtold had a triple and a single. Shane Carrier had a home run.
The Twins scored 7 in the first inning of game 2 and didn’t look back. Brusdar Graterol made his first start with Elizabethton, going 4 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks, striking out 6. Jared Finkel followed with 3 relief innings, allowing an unearned run on 4 hits and no walks, striking out 6. Jordan Gore had a home run and two singles. Colton Waltner had three singles. Carson Crites had a home run and a single. Andrew Bechtold had a double and a single. Matt Albanese had a home run.
July 30th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Kingsport, 5:00PM CT
The Red Sox made a big come back on the Twins, who were up 5-1 and tied the game, but the Twins scored in the top of the 9th to get the win. Henry Centeno threw a scoreless inning of rehab to open the game, allowing a walk and striking out one. Tyler Wells followed with a rehab appearance, going 2 innings, allowing an unearned run on 2 hits and a walk, striking out 4. Emmanuel Morel had a pair of singles and a walk. Jean Carlos Arias hit a triple and a single. Victor Tademo had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Royce Lewis had two singles. Dane Hutcheon had a single, was hit by pitch, and stole a base.
July 30th Opponent: Off Day
After being shut out all day, the Twins came back to tie the game at 2 with a pair of runs in the top of the 9th only to see the Nationals walk it off in the bottom of the inning. Luis Gil had a scoreless start, going 5 innings, allowing just a walk, striking out 6. Agustin Marte had a double, a single, and a stolen base. Mariano Calcano had a double.
July 30th Opponent: Off Day
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Clark Beeker, Cedar Rapids – 9 innings, 5 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 7 strikeouts
Hitter: Jose Miranda, Elizabethton – 1-2, 2 runs, home run, RBI, 2 hit by pitch, stolen base
One Last Thing
The Twins blew a lead on Saturday, which was the 26th blown lead for the team on the season, their 3rd walk-off loss. That moved the Twins officially into the negative side of the ledger on both numbers. The team had been even in both situations coming onto this road trip. Currently, the Twins have had 24 comeback wins and 2 walk off wins.
The craziest number for the Twins in their record in extra innings this season. The Minnesota Twins are 1-7 in eight extra-inning games this season.