Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for August 3rd, 2017
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 3rd, 2017
Welcome to the August 3rd 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
- Padres ballgirl makes exceptional grab on Eduardo Escobar
- Twins intend to use closer committee
- Ervin Santana ties record for most RBI by pitcher in interleague play
- Signed RHP Randy Dobnak and assigned him to Elizabethton
- Signed OF Taylor Grzelakowski and assigned him to GCL
- Signed LHP Kevin Marnon assigned him to GCL
- RHP Michael Kohn sent on rehab to GCL
- IF Gorge Munoz demoted to Elizabethton from Cedar Rapids
- IF Jordan Gore promoted to Cedar Rapids from Elizabethton
- C Darling Cuesto assigned to DSL
- RHP Jose Bermudez assigned to DSL
- RHP Juan Mojica assigned to DSL
Minnesota Twins 5, San Diego Padres 2
The Twins opened with a 4-run 2nd inning and took the final game of their road trip behind a tremendous pitching performance from Ervin Santana. Santana allowed 2 runs in the 4th, but otherwise was nearly untouchable, throwing a complete game, allowing 4 hits and a walk, striking out 9. Miguel Sano had his 25th home run and a single. Joe Mauer had a double, single, and a walk. Jorge Polanco had a double.
August 3rd Probable Starter: Adalberto Mejia vs. Texas, 7:10PM CT
Lehigh Valley IronPigs 4, Rochester Red Wings 3
Lehigh Valley jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and never looked back on Wednesday. Tim Melville made the start, going 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk, striking out 6. Jake Reed continued to get stronger as he’s fully healthy, going 2 perfect innings in relief, striking out 4. Niko Goodrum had three singles. Daniel Palka had a home run and a single. ByungHo Park had a single and a walk. Mitch Garver had a double.
August 3rd Probable Starter: Hector Santiago vs. Lehigh Valley, 6:05PM CT
Chattanooga Lookouts 5 Montgomery Biscuits 2
Chattanooga jumped out early and held on for the win. Fernando Romero went 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 6 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Travis Harrison had a home run and a single. Levi Michael had a pair of singles and a walk. Ryan Walker had a single and a pair of walks. Alex Perez had two walks. Nick Gordon had a double.
August 3rd Probable Starter: Felix Jorge @ Montgomery, 7:05PM CT
Fort Myers had an off day
August 3rd Probable Starter: Brady Anderson vs. Jupiter, 6:05PM CT
Kane County Cougars 9, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1
Kane County jumped out to an early lead and never gave it up. Evan Sanders got the start, going 5 innings, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks, striking out 3. Christian Cavaness had a triple and a single. Jimmy Kerrigan and Lewin Diaz each had a pair of singles.
August 3rd Probable Starter: Tyler Watson vs. Kane County, 6:35PM CT
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Elizabethton had the day off
August 3rd Probable Starter: Edwar Colina vs. Burlington, 6:00 PM CT
GCL Twins 9, GCL Rays 4
The Rays scored first, but the Twins jumped back out in a hurry and then both bullpens put up zeroes from the 4th inning on. Michael Kohn opened the game with an inning of rehab, allowing a run on a hit and no walks, striking out 1. Blayne Enlow got the win with 4 1/3 innings of relief, allowing a run on 4 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Alex Robles had a home run and a double. Kidany Salva had a pair of singles. Emmanuel Morel had a single, walk, was hit by pitch, and stole a base. Royce Lewis walked three times and stole two bases. Benjamin Rodriguez had a single and two walks. Victor Tademo and Humberto Maldonado each had a single and a walk.
August 3rd Opponent: vs. GCL Rays, 11:00AM CT
DSL Rockies 8, DSL Twins 5
The Rockies put up a 3-spot in the top of the 9th to break a 5-all tie and win the game on Wednesday. Fredderi Soto went 3 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks, striking out 1. Felix Reyes had a pair of singles, a walk, a hit by pitch, and stole two bases. Yeltsin Encarnacion walked 3 times. Estamy Urena, Cesar Salazar, and Jesus Feliz each stole a base.
August 3rd Opponent: @ DSL Rockies
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Fernando Romero, Chattanooga – 5 innings, 6 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts
Hitter: Felix Reyes, DSL – 2-2, R, walk, HBP, 2 stolen bases
Next: Fan Guide to the Waiver Trade Periodhttp://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4/2017/08/02/1680184283/1501704580970/asset_1800K.mp4
One Last Thing
Ervin Santana tied the record for RBI in interleague play in a single season by a pitcher with 5 in last night’s game. That led to a little look at some select Twins pitchers and their career MLB batting lines:
Jose Berrios .333/.333/.333, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 0/2 BB/K, 6 PA
Bartolo Colon .086/.094/.110, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 0 SB, 1/162 BB/K, 319 PA
Kyle Gibson .125/.176/.125, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 1/9 BB/K, 17 PA
Phil Hughes .000/.000/.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 0/8 BB/K, 19 PA
Ervin Santana .126/.143/.155, 0 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB, 2/49 BB/K, 115 PA
Hector Santiago .188/.188/.188, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 0/6 BB/K, 19 PA