Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 7th, 2017
Welcome to the August 7th 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
- Dozier leaves game with illness
- OF LaMonte Wade placed on DL by Chattanooga
Minnesota Twins 6, Texas Rangers 5
The Rangers jumped out with 5 in the first, but Jose Berrios gutted out 5 quality innings and the Twins hit three home runs as they came back to earn a series split with the Rangers. Berrios’ final line was 5 runs allowed in 5 innings on 6 hits and 1 walk, striking out 6. Matt Belisle earned his first save in 5 years with a perfect 9th inning, striking out 1. Robbie Grossman had a pair of singles. Jorge Polanco had a single and a walk. Joe Mauer had a pair of walks. Max Kepler, Brian Dozier, and Eddie Rosario each hit a home run. Eduardo Escobar had a stolen base.
August 7th Probable Starter: Ervin Santana vs. Milwaukee, 7:10PM CT
Rochester jumped out to an early lead, fell behind, but then rallied late to score a victory on Sunday afternoon. Aaron Slegers went 5 innings, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 6. Alex Wimmers threw two perfect innings of relief, striking out 1. Kennys Vargas had a home run and two singles. Leonardo Reginatto had a pair of singles and a pair of walks. Zack Granite had a home run and a walk. Matt Hague had a single and a walk. Tommy Field had a pair of walks. J.B. Shuck had a double.
August 7th Probable Starter: Tim Melville vs. Columbus, 6:05PM CT
The Lookouts, coming off a 14-3 loss, came out swinging on Sunday, scoring 8 in the first inning and never looking back. Zack Littell earned his first win in the Minnesota Twins organization, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits and a walk, striking out 5. Levi Michael had a double, two singles, and a walk. Brian Navarreto had a home run and two singles. T.J. White had a double, single, and a walk. Jonathan Rodriguez had a pair of singles and a walk. Ryan Walker had a pair of singles and was hit by pitch. Nick Gordon had a double and a single. Andy Wilkins had a home run and a walk. Max Murphy had a single and was hit by pitch.
August 7th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Jackson, 6:15PM CT
The Miracle walked off with a victory after 10 innings, scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the first and seeing Jupiter chop away at their lead until they had tied the game, forcing extra innings. Sean Poppen struggled over 3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Four relievers combined for 10 strikeouts and just one run allowed over 7 innings. Zander Wiel had a home run, a game-winning single, and a pair of walks. Tanner English had a home run, a single, and a pair of stolen bases. Sean Miller had a double and a single. Mitchell Kranson had a pair of singles. Jermaine Palacios had two stolen bases.
August 7th Probable Starter: Eduardo Del Rosario @ Palm Beach, 5:30PM CT
The Kernels got a stellar pitching performance from their entire pitching staff as they shut out Wisconsin. Charlie Barnes made the start, going 5 innings, allowing 2 hits and a walk, striking out 7. Shane Carrier had a pair of home runs and a double. Jimmy Kerrigan had a double.
August 7th Probable Starter: Tyler Beardsley @ Wisconsin, 7:05PM CT
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Bluefield took a close game and blew it up with a 5-run 4th inning and never looked back on Sunday. The Twins defense sorely cost the pitching, with 7 of the 8 runs in the game being unearned due to 4 errors by the defense. Ryley Widell made the start and went 3 1/3 innings, allowing 5 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and 3 walks, striking out 3. Moises Gomez threw 4 2/3 innings of relief, allowing 3 unearned runs on 2 hits and 3 walks, striking out 3. Carson Crites had a single, a walk, and a stolen base. Andrew Bechtold had a pair of walks. Akil Baddoo, Ariel Montesino, and J.J. Robinson each had a double.
August 7th Probable Starter: TBD @ Bluefield, 6:05PM CT
GCL Twins had the day off
August 7th Opponent: @ GCL Orioles, 11:00AM CT
DSL Twins had the day off
August 7th Opponent: vs. DSL Yankees, 9:30AM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Charlie Barnes, Cedar Rapids – 5 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts
Hitter: Shane Carrier, Cedar Rapids – 3-4, 2 runs, double, 2 home runs, 2 RBI
One Last Thing
Ten years ago today, Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run of his career to move into first place on the all-time list. Though he was in the National League for his career, he did face the Minnesota Twins 3 times in his career, with 13 plate appearances, going .364/.462/.818 with a triple, a home run, and 3 RBI. He did not ever appear in Minnesota, however, only appearing against the Twins in an interleague series in San Francisco.
Bonds did make a number of memorable All-Star moments, one of them being with former Minnesota Twins center fielder Torii Hunter in the video above from the 2002 All Star game. Against Twins pitchers in All-Star games, he only had one plate appearance against a Twin, when he faced Eddie Guardado in 2003, grounding out.