Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for August 13th, 2017
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 13th, 2017
Welcome to the August 13th 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
- Minnesota Twins let go more scouting staff, including former GM Wayne Krivsky
- SS Royce Lewis promoted to Cedar Rapids
- OF Aaron Whitefield activated from DL by Cedar Rapids
- OF Hank Morrison released by Cedar Rapids
Detroit Tigers 12, Minnesota Twins 11
The Tigers walked off with the victory, but the Twins showed a ton of resilience in coming back from being down 5-0 in the first inning. Jose Berrios had a rough start, going just 3 1/3 innings, allowing 6 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks without a strikeout. Jason Castro was on base 4 times with a double, 2 singles, and a walk. Joe Mauer had a home run, a double, and a walk. Brian Dozier had three singles. Max Kepler had two singles and was hit by pitch. Byron Buxton had a home run and a single. Eddie Rosario had a home run and a double. Miguel Sano and Robbie Grossman each had a pair of singles.
August 13th Probable Starter: Ervin Santana @ Detroit, 12:10PM CT
Rochester Red Wings 3, Norfolk Tides 2
Norfolk got one in the first, but the Red Wings came back with 2 in the 4th and another in the 5th and the bullpen helped secure Aaron Slegers’ excellent start for his 13th win of the season. Slegers went 7 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits and no walks, striking out 6. Mason Melotakis went 1 2/3 innings of perfect relief for the save, recording one strikeout. Mitch Garver had a home run and a double. Kennys Vargas had a pair of singles. ByungHo Park had a home run. Zack Granite had a single and a walk.
August 13th Probable Starter: Tim Melville vs. Norfolk, 12:35PM CT
Chattanooga Lookouts 1, Birmingham Barons 0
An incredible pitching matchup lived up to the hype as the Lookouts took a 1-0 victory. Birmingham’s Michael Kopech went 7 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 10 Chattanooga hitters. Chattanooga’s Dereck Rodriguez was even better, though, going 7 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits and no walks, striking out 5. Jonathan Rodriguez had a double and a walk. Edgar Corcino had a single, walk, and a stolen base. Ryan Walker had a double.
August 13th Probable Starter: Fernando Romero @ Birmingham, 3:00PM CT
Fort Myers Miracle 9, Dunedin Blue Jays 6
The Miracle bats came out strong and then the team was able to limit the damage as the Blue Jays made a strong comeback effort on the night. Eduardo Del Rosario struggled again, going 4 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks, striking out 3. Brent Rooker had a home run, walk, and was hit by pitch. Jaylin Davis had a pair of singles. Sean Miller and Nelson Molina each had a single and a walk with Miller adding a stolen base.
August 13th Probable Starter: Brady Anderson vs. Dunedin, 3:05PM CT
Cedar Rapids Kernels 9, Quad Cities River Bandits 1
Cedar Rapids welcomed top draft pick Royce Lewis with a big offensive game, keyed by Lewis himself. Anthony Marzi made the start, going 6 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits and 3 walks, striking out 2. Lewis led off for the Kernels and had four singles and a stolen base in his A-ball debut. Jimmy Kerrigan had a home run, single, and was hit by a pitch. Jordan Gore had a triple and a pair of walks. Shane Carrier had a home run and a single. Caleb Hamilton had a pair of walks. Lewin Diaz had a double.
August 13th Probable Starter: Charlie Barnes vs. Quad Cities, 2:05PM CT
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Johnson City Cardinals 12, Elizabethton Twins 5
The Twins and Cardinals played a back and forth game outside of a crazy 7-run 5th inning for the Cardinals. Ryley Widell made the start, going 3 1/3 innings, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. Jose Miranda had a triple and was hit by pitch. Carson Crites had a single and a walk. Ariel Montesino had a double.
August 13th Probable Starter: Melvi Acosta @ Johnson City, 5:00PM CT
GCL Red Sox 5, GCL Twins (10)
The Twins came back after being down most of the game and put up 3 runs in the top of the 9th to take the lead, only to give up the tying run in the bottom of the inning and then give up the winning run in the 10th. Henry Centeno made the start, going 3 scoreless innings, not allowing a hit, but giving up one walk, striking out 3. Victor Tademo had a double and a single. Alex Robles and Ricky De La Torre each had a pair of singles. Chris Paul had a double. Emmanuel Morel had a stolen base.
August 13th Opponent: Off day
DSL Twins 5, DSL Mets1 2
The Twins put up a single run in four separate innings to defeat the Mets1 team. Luis Gil had a solid start, going 3 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and 3 walks, striking out 5. Yeremi Garcia and Luciano De La Cruz combined for 3 perfect innings of relief, striking out 3. Yeremi De La Cruz had a double and a single. Ruben Santana had a double and a walk. Agustin Marte and Alberoni Nunez each had triples. Wander Valdez had a double. Samuel Vasquez and Darling Cuesto each stole a base.
August 13th Opponent: Off Day
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Dereck Rodriguez, Chattanooga – 7 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts
Hitter: Royce Lewis, Cedar Rapids – 4-5, 2 runs, RBI, stolen base
Next: Twins wild card competition
One Last Thing
Today is the 82nd birthday of Mudcat Grant, former Minnesota Twins pitcher. He was an All-Star with the 1965 Minnesota Twins team that went to the World Series and took the Los Angeles Dodgers to seven games before falling to the Dodgers.
Grant had his best season as a starter with that 1965 team, and over four seasons with the Twins, he won 50 games and completed 36 games, recording 10 shutouts. He moved to relief by the time he left the Twins and had one more dominant season in 1970 split between the Athletics and Pirates before retiring after the 1971 season.
Grant has become a blues singer in his post-baseball career, and at Harmon Killebrew’s memorial service, he provided the above video (accompanied on guitar by Tony Oliva’s son Ric). He was 75 years old at the time of that performance! Understandable if your room just got dusty like mine did…