Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 9th, 2017
Welcome to the August 9th 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
- RHP Yohan Pino promoted to Rochester
- OF Ryan Strausborger released by Rochester
- RHP Raul Fernandez released by Chattanooga
- RHP Vadim Balan placed on DL by GCL
Minnesota Twins 11, Milwaukee Brewers 4
The Twins exploded for 6 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to blow open their game against the Brewers Tuesday night. Adalberto Mejia got the start, but he only went 3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 3 before he left due to injury in the 4th inning. Tyler Duffey and Dillon Gee finished out the game, with Gee earning a 4-inning save, allowing just 4 hits and no runs, striking out 5. The offense was led by Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario, who each had a pair of home runs and a single. Brian Dozier had a grand slam and two singles. Jorge Polanco had a double and a single. Joe Mauer had a single, a walk, and stole a base. Byron Buxton stole a base.
August 9th Probable Starter: Bartolo Colon @ Milwaukee, 7:10PM CT
Columbus put up 2 in the first, but that was all they would get as the Red Wings offense put up some big hits en route to the victory. Nik Turley made a spot start, going 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and a walk, striking out 7. Luke Bard and Jake Reed each threw 2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing a total of 3 hits and no walks, striking out a combined 2 batters. Mitch Garver had a double and two singles. Zack Granite had a grand slam and a walk. Matt Hague and Tommy Field each had a double and a single. Daniel Palka had a double and a walk.
August 9th Probable Starter: Hector Santiago vs. Columbus, 12:35PM CT
Chattanooga put up 8 hits and a walk, but could not push a single run across on the night. Felix Jorge went 7 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 10 hits and a walk, striking out 3. Edgar Corcino had a double and two singles. Jonathan Rodriguez had a double and a single. T.J. White had a pair of singles. Levi Michael had a single and a walk.
August 9th Probable Starter: Off day
Fort Myers was dominated at the plate on Tuesday night. Brady Anderson made the start, going 6 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and a walk, striking out 1. Brandon Lopez had a pair of singles.
August 9th Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe @ Palm Beach, 5:30PM CT
The Kernels kept the Timber Rattlers off the board until the bottom of the 8th inning to secure the win on Tuesday. Bryan Sammons went 5 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and a walk, striking out 8. Trey Cabbage had a home run and a single. Christian Cavaness had a double.
August 9th Probable Starter: Off day
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Bluefield Blue Jays 7, Elizabethton 5 (game 1); Elizabethton Twins 12, Bluefield Blue Jays 3 (game 2)
The Twins split a double header Tuesday. In game 1, the Blue Jays jumped out early and the Twins couldn’t come all the way back, as the Jays won 7-5. Melvi Acosta had a rough start, going just 2 innings, allowing 7 runs (5 earned) on 7 hits and 3 walks. Jose Miranda, Kolton Kendrick, and Rainis Silva each had a pair of singles. Akil Baddoo had a double.
The Twins went nuts on offense in the second game, scoring 5 in the 3rd and 4 in the 5th. Nick Brown got the start and went 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks, striking out 7. Matt Albanese had a pair of doubles and a pair of singles. Rainis Silva had a double and two singles. Andrew Bechtold had a pair of singles and a walk. Carson Crites had a double, a single, and was hit by pitch. J.J. Robinson, Andrew Cosgrove, and Gorge Munoz each had a pair of singles. Akil Baddoo had a single, a walk, and stole a base.
August 9th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Greeneville, 6:00PM CT
The Orioles absolutely dominated the Twins on Tuesday. Michael Kohn made a rehab appearance, throwing a perfect inning, striking out 2. Tyler Wells threw a rehab appearance to follow Kohn, going 3 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 5. Ricky De La Torre had a pair of singles. Royce Lewis, Jean Carlos Arias, and Dane Hutcheon had a single and a walk.
August 9th Opponent: @ GCL Orioles, 11:00AM CT
DSL Twins were rained out
August 9th Opponent: vs. DSL Angels, 9:30AM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Bryan Sammons, Cedar Rapids – 5 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts
Hitter: Rainis Silva, Elizabethton – 5-7, 3 runs, double, 4 RBI (across two games of double header)
One Last Thing
August 9th is a busy day for former Minnesota Twins who have birthdays as Drew Butera, Brian Fuentes, Mike Lamb, Pat Mahomes, and John Moses. However, one more former Twin has his birthday on August 9th, and he has one of the more remarkable individual seasons in franchise history.
Bill Campbell may not be a name that elicits a lot of memories for most fans, but Campbell worked his way up the Minnesota Twins farm system after being an undrafted free agent out of Mount San Antonio College in California in 1971. He made his major league debut for the Twins in 1973, working as a reliever in the Mike Marshall mode, throwing multiple innings every time he threw.
Campbell saved 19 games in 120 1/3 innings, all in relief, in his first full season in 1974. However, the remarkable season was his 1976 season, which happened to be his last as a member of the Minnesota Twins. Campbell made 78 appearances, throwing 167 2/3 innings in relief, winning 17 games, saving 20 games, and striking out 115 hitters.
Campbell signed as a free agent with the Boston Red Sox and was selected as an All-Star in 1977, leading the league with 31 saves. He ended up throwing 100+ relief innings for three different organizations, his last time being in 1983 with the Chicago Cubs, when he led the league in appearances with 82.