Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for August 6th, 2017
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 6th, 2017
Welcome to the August 6th 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 Zack Granite optioned to Rochester
- RHP Kyle Gibson recalled from Rochester
- OF Edgar Herrera activated from DL by GCL Twins
- OF Aaron Whitefield placed on 7-day DL by Cedar Rapids
- OF Shane Carrier promoted from Elizabethton to Cedar Rapids
Texas Rangers 4, Minnesota Twins 1
The Rangers jumped out early and held on as the Twins were unable to get anything going against Rangers ace Cole Hamels. Kyle Gibson made the start and went 5 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4. Brian Dozier had a single and a walk. Jorge Polanco had a double. Byron Buxton stole a base and used his speed to create the only Twins run.
August 6th Probable Starter: Jose Berrios vs. Texas, 1:10PM CT
Syracuse Chiefs 9, Rochester Red Wings 4
After the Red Wings put up 2 runs in the top of the 1st, Syracuse responded with a 5-run bottom of the 1st and kept their foot on the gas the rest of the game. David Hurlbut made the start, but only lasted 3 innings, allowing 7 runs (6 earned) on 9 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Mitch Garver had a home run and two singles. Kennys Vargas had a pair of doubles. Niko Goodrum had a pair of singles. Daniel Palka, ByungHo Park, and Engelb Vielma each had a double.
August 6th Probable Starter: Aaron Slegers @ Syracuse, 12:05PM CT
Jackson Generals 14, Chattanooga Lookouts 3
Jackson’s offense exploded with 13 runs over the final three innings after Lookouts pitching made it through 6 innings allowing just a single run. Kohl Stewart went 6 innings, allowing a run on 5 hits and 3 walks, striking out 5. Travis Harrison had a double and a walk. Ryan Walker, Max Murphy, and Carlos Paulino each had a single and a walk. Andy Wilkins had a pair of walks.
August 6th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Jackson, 1:15PM CT
Fort Myers Miracle 10, Jupiter Hammerheads 4
Fort Myers hit hard in the two big innings they had in defeating Jupiter on Saturday. Randy LeBlanc made the start, going 3 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 2. Anthony McIver followed with 3 scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits and no walks, striking out 2. Jaylin Davis had three singles. Nelson Molina had a double, a single, and a walk. Brandon Lopez and Mitchell Kranson each had a single and a walk. Brent Rooker had a grand slam. Jermaine Palacios stole a base.
August 6th Probable Starter: Sean Poppen vs. Jupiter, 10:05AM CT
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 6, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2
After Cedar Rapids clawed back to tie the game in the 5th inning, the bullpen couldn’t hold down Wisconsin as they scored 4 runs in the 7th and 8th innings. Anthony Marzi went 5 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits and 2 walks, striking out 6. Joe Cronin had a single and a walk. Jordan Gore had a home run. Hank Morrison had a double.
August 6th Probable Starter: Charlie Barnes @ Wisconsin, 1:05PM CT
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Burlington Royals 4, Elizabethton Twins 3
The Twins kept the Royals at bay until the 7th inning when the team lost its lead and eventually the game. Bailey Ober threw 4 innings to open the game, allowing 1 run on 2 hits and a walk, striking out 6. Akil Baddoo had two doubles and a single. Carson Crites had a double and two singles. Kolton Kendrick had a double and a walk. Andrew Bechtold walked twice.
August 6th Probable Starter: TBD @ Bluefield, 5:05PM CT
GCL Twins 12, GCL Red Sox 4
The Twins jumped out with 5 runs in the first and never looked back Saturday. Michael Kohn continued his rehab with a perfect inning to open the game, striking out 2. Landon Leach followed and earned his first professional win, going 3 innings, allowing a run on 5 hits and no walks, striking out 2. Jean Carlos Arias had a home run, a double, a single, and a walk. Alex Robles had a pair of singles, a walk, and was hit by pitch. Emmanuel Morel, Kerby Camacho, and Taylor Grzelakowski each had a single and a walk. Royce Lewis had a double and a stolen base.
August 6th Opponent: Off day
DSL Twins 6, DSL Cardinals 1
A 5-run 2nd inning sealed the game with an excellent pitching performance from the entire Twins staff on the day. Steven Cruz opened with 4 scoreless, hitless innings, allowing just one walk, striking out 4. Alberoni Nunez had a double and two walks. Wander Valdez had a double and a single. Samuel Vasquez had a single, walk, and a stolen base. Agustin Marte had a stolen base.
August 6th Opponent: Off day
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Steven Cruz, DSL – 4 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts
Hitter: Jean Carlos Arias, GCL – 3-3, 4 runs, double, home run, 2 RBI, walk
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One Last Thing
Joe Mauer got the night off on Saturday facing Cole Hamels, who he is 0-12 in his career against with no walks and 3 strikeouts, for a pure .000/.000/.000 line.
In his career, there are only three pitchers who Mauer has faced at least 10 times that he has not gotten a hit off of – Hamels, Darren Oliver, and Mike Mussina. However, he walked once against Oliver in 11 plate appearances and had a sacrifice fly. He also had two walks against Mussina.
In his career, next to Hamels, the most plate appearances for any pitcher who has held Mauer to a .000/.000/.000 line is Michael Pineda, who has 9, but just had Tommy John surgery and will miss all of 2018.