Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 11th, 2017
Welcome to the August 11th 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 Glen Perkins sent to Chattanooga on rehab
- 1B/DH Kennys Vargas optioned to Rochester
- LHP Dietrich Enns recalled from Rochester
- RHP Austin Bizzle activated from DL to GCL
- 3B Chris Paul sent on rehab assignment to GCL
- RHP Tyler Wells assigned to GCL
Minnesota Twins 7, Milwaukee Brewers 2
The Twins finished off a 4-game sweep of the border battle with the Brewers, striking first and putting up 3 runs in each the 2nd and 3rd innings. Dietrich Enns made his major league debut, going 2 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and a walk. Alan Busenitz went 2 2/3 innings of perfect relief, striking out 2. Eddie Rosario had the only extra base hit on the day with a double, but the Twins pounded out 12 hits and walked 3 times. Joe Mauer and Byron Buxton each had three singles. Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco each had a pair of singles. Jason Castro had a pair of walks.
August 11th Probable Starter: Kyle Gibson @ Detroit, 6:10PM CT
Norfolk came back to tie the game in the 9th inning and force extras, then scored a pair of runs in the top of the 12th inning to secure the win on “Plates” night. Stephen Gonsalves made his AAA debut, and he was excellent, going 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and no walks, striking out 7. Mitch Garver had a double, single, and a walk. Daniel Palka, J.B. Shuck, Leonardo Reginatto, and ByungHo Park each had a pair of singles and a walk. Zack Granite and Matt Hague each had a double and a single.
August 11th Probable Starter: David Hurlbut vs. Norfolk, 6:05PM CT
Chattanooga was shut out until the 7th inning, and their comeback ended short of taking down the Barons. Kohl Stewart made the start, going 5 innings, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 6. Glen Perkins made a rehab appearance, throwing a scoreless inning, allowing just one hit. Edgar Corcino had a pair of singles and a walk. Max Murphy had a triple and a single. T.J. White had a pair of singles. Carlos Paulino had a single and a walk. Travis Harrison had a pair of walks.
August 11th Probable Starter: Zack Littell @ Birmingham, 7:05PM CT
Fort Myers was rained out
August 11th Probable Starter: Sean Poppen vs. Dunedin, 6:35PM CT
The Kernels made a valiant effort to complete a comeback in a back and forth game, but could not get the final run to get another shot and fell a run short. Tyler Watson made the start, going 5 innings, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks, striking out 1. Patrick McGuff threw two perfect innings with one strikeout. Jimmy Kerrigan had a triple, home run, single, and a walk. Caleb Hamilton and Ben Rortvedt had a single and two walks each. Christian Cavaness had a home run, walk, and a stolen base. Shane Carrier and Amaurys Minier each had a single and a walk.
August 11th Probable Starter: Clark Beeker vs. Quad Cities, 6:35PM CT
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The Twins and Astros scored 6 in the first inning combined, but just 1 the rest of the game as the Astros took the victory. Brusdar Graterol had a rough start, going just 2 2/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4. Randy Dobnak had a brilliant relief appearance, allowing only a solo home run, but no other hits, runs, or walks, striking out 4 over his 6 1/3 innings of relief. Akil Baddoo had a pair of singles. Mark Contreras had a single and a walk. Carson Crites had a home run.
August 11th Probable Starter: Ryley Widell vs. Greeneville, 6:00PM CT
The Twins pitching shut down the Orioles bats until the final two innings, when they scored all of their runs to take the victory. Michael Kohn opened the game with an inning of rehab work, allowing no runs and no hits, walking one and striking out one. Blayne Enlow followed with 4 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4. Jared Atkins had a home run, a single, and stole a base. Alex Robles had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Ricky De La Torre had a single and a pair of walks. Colton Burns had a double. Royce Lewis stole three bases.
August 11th Opponent: vs. GCL Red Sox, 11:00AM CT
A 3-0 lead evaporated going into the 9th inning before the Twins scored one in the top of the 9th to score the win. Fredderi Soto went 5 scoreless innings, allowing just a hit and a walk. Juan Martinez had three walks. Alberoni Nunez had a single, walk, and was hit by pitch. Estamy Urena had a pair of singles. Cesar Salazar, Agustin Marte, and Yeremi De La Cruz each had a single and a walk. Samuel Vasquez had a stolen base.
August 11th Opponent: @ DSL Mets1, 9:30AM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Randy Dobnak, Elizabethton – 6 1/3 innings, 1 hits, 1 runs, 0 walk, 4 strikeouts
Hitter: Jimmy Kerrigan, Cedar Rapids – 3-4, 3 runs, triple, home run, RBI, walk
One Last Thing
August 10th was the anniversary of Harmon Killebrew hitting his 500th (and 501st) home run in 1971 in a game against the Orioles. Killebrew drove in all 3 runs for the Twins in a 4-3 loss.
On the 15th of August will be the 6th anniversary of Jim Thome hitting his 600th home run in a Twins uniform. He also hit two on his historic day, hitting his 599th and 600th as the Twins defeated the Tigers 9-6. Thome drove in 5 runs.
Don Baylor passed away this past week. He is currently ranked #100 in career home runs on the all-time list. While his time with the Twins was short, his postseason exploits helped the Twins to win the 1987 World Series.
The members of the top 100 in career home runs who have suited up for the Twins at some point in their overall career:
7. Thome 612
12. Killebrew 573
17. David Ortiz 541
34. Dave Winfield 465
61. Graig Nettles 390
83. Gary Gaetti 360
90. Torii Hunter 353
93. Chili Davis 350
100. Don Baylor 338