Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for August 8th, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 8th, 2017

Welcome to the August 8th 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 Stephen Gonsalves promoted to Rochester
  • 1B Brian Olson activated from DL to Fort Myers
  • LHP Sam Clay promoted to Chattanooga
  • RHP Luke Bard promoted to Rochester
  • OF Edgar Corcino demoted to Chattanooga
  • RHP D.J. Baxendale demoted to Chattanooga

Minnesota Twins 5, Milwaukee Brewers 4

Milwaukee jumped out with 3 runs in the 3rd inning, but the Twins continued chipping away, coming away with a 5-4 victory in the end. Ervin Santana went 6 innings, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and a walk, striking out 6. Jorge Polanco’s bat came alive after a prolonged slump, with a double and three singles. Eddie Rosario had a double. Jason Castro had a single and two walks. Byron Buxton had a single and a walk. Eduardo Escobar had a pair of walks.

August 8th Probable Starter: Adalberto Mejia vs. Milwaukee, 7:10PM CT

Columbus Clippers 4, Rochester Red Wings 1

The Red Wings and Clippers were locked in a pitching duel until the bullpen for the Red Wings could not hold the game. Tim Melville went 7 innings, allowing a run on a hit and 3 walks, striking out 9. Daniel Palka had a pair of singles. Mitch Garver had a pair of walks. Tommy Field had a single and a walk. Niko Goodrum had a double.

August 8th Probable Starter: Hector Santiago vs. Columbus, 6:05PM CT

Jackson Generals 9, Chattanooga Lookouts 3

The Generals came out strong and kept the Lookouts off the board outside of a 3-run 4th inning. Fernando Romero made the start, going 5 innings, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits without a walk or a strikeout. Levi Michael had a pair of singles. Max Murphy had a triple.

August 8th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Jackson, 6:15PM CT

Palm Beach Cardinals 5, Fort Myers Miracle 4

Palm Beach put up 5 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning and the Miracle could never come back in the game all the way. Eduardo Del Rosario made the start, going 4 innings, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks, collecting no strikeouts in one of his worst outings of the season. Brent Rooker hit a home run and had a single. Mitchell Kranson and Brandon Lopez each had a pair of singles. Sean Miller had a single and a walk. Jaylin Davis and Tanner English each had a double.

August 8th Probable Starter: Brady Anderson @ Palm Beach, 5:30PM CT

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 7, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2

Wisconsin took a close game and made it look much worse with a 4-spot in the bottom of the 8th inning. Tyler Beardsley went 4 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 2. Ben Rortvedt had a pair of doubles. Lewin Diaz had a single and a walk.

August 8th Probable Starter: Bryan Sammons @ Wisconsin, 7:05PM CT

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August 8th Probable Starter: Melvi Acosta @ Bluefield, 4:05PM CT (game 1); TBD @ Bluefield (game 2)

GCL Orioles 6, GCL Twins 0

The Twins only were able to manage a single hit on the day as the Orioles eased to a victory. Henry Centeno opened the game and went 2 2/3 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Jordan Balazovic had a rough outing, going 3 1/3 innings of relief, allowing 5 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits and 3 walks, striking out 2. Alex Robles managed the only single.

August 8th Opponent: vs. GCL Orioles, 11:00AM CT

DSL Yankees 10, DSL Twins 8

The Twins had a solid lead built up going into the 6th inning, but the bullpen gave over the lead and then some on the day. Michael Montero made the start, going 3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Ruben Santana had a triple, a single, and a walk. Samuel Vasquez had a pair of singles, a walk, and stole two bases. Agustin Marte had a pair of singles. Yeremi De La Cruz had a home run and a walk. Jesus Feliz had a double.

August 8th Opponent: @ DSL Yankees, 9:30AM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Tim Melville, Rochester – 7 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 3 walks, 9 strikeouts
Hitter: Ben Rortvedt, Cedar Rapids – 2-4, 2 runs, 2 doubles

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One Last Thing

In 2004 on this day, the Twins played a marathon game against the Oakland Athletics, going 18 innings, though remarkably, the game was over in under 5 hours. Mark Mulder and Carlos Silva had an excellent battle, with Mulder going 8 innings and Silva going 7. Justin Duchscherer went 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and Chris Hammond went 3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win for the Athletics.

Joe Roa was the star in relief for the Twins that day, going 5 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just a hit and no walks, striking out 3. Cristian Guzman and Justin Morneau each had three hits, including a home run apiece, with Morneau’s coming in the bottom of the 18th inning as the Twins attempted to rally after giving up 3 runs in the top of the 18th but lost the game when they could only manage the two runs of Morneau’s blast in the bottom half of the inning.