Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for August 16th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 15: Fans reach for a three-run home run off the bat of Austin Jackson
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 15: Fans reach for a three-run home run off the bat of Austin Jackson /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 16th, 2017

Welcome to the August 16th 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

  • Santiago has setback on rehab
  • RHP Keaton Steele placed on 7-day DL by Fort Myers
  • RHP Clark Beeker promoted to Fort Myers
  • RHP Eduardo Del Rosario demoted to Cedar Rapids
  • RHP Cody Stashak sent on rehab assignment to GCL

Cleveland Indians 8, Minnesota Twins 1

The Indians powered past the Twins on Tuesday with 5 home runs. Bartolo Colon made the start, throwing 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks, striking out 3. Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler each had a double.

August 16th Probable Starter: Kyle Gibson vs. Cleveland, 7:10PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 6, Columbus Clippers 2

The Red Wings never had a big inning, but the chipped away one run at a time until they had a 4-run win on Tuesday night. Stephen Gonsalves made the start, going 6 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 8. John Curtiss had a perfect inning, striking out 1. Matt Hague had three singles. Kennys Vargas had a home run, a single, and a walk. Mitch Garver had a double, a single, and a walk. Niko Goodrum had a home run, two walks, and stole a base. J.B. Shuck had a double and a single. Daniel Palka had a pair of single.

August 16th Probable Starter: David Hurlbut @ Columbus, 6:05PM CT

Chattanooga had the day off

August 16th Probable Starter: TBD @ Tennessee, 6:00PM CT

Fort Myers was rained out

August 16th Probable Starter: Anthony McIver vs. Lakeland, 4:00PM CT (game 1); TBD vs. Lakeland (game 2)

Cedar Rapids Kernels 5, Burlington Bees 2

The Kernels put up 3 runs in the top of the first inning, and they got a great pitching performance to make that more than enough. Bryan Sammons went 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and walk, striking out 6. Hector Lujan threw a perfect inning to get his 13th save, striking out 2. Aaron Whitefield had a triple, single, walk, and a stolen base. Trey Cabbage had a pair of singles. Christian Cavaness had a pair of walks. Jordan Gore had a single and a walk. Caleb Hamilton had a home run. Shane Carrier and Joe Cronin each had a double.

August 16th Probable Starter: Tyler Watson @ Burlington, 6:30PM CT

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Johnson City Cardinals 11, Elizabethton Twins 4

The Cardinals piled on throughout the game against the Twins on Tuesday. Edwar Colina went 3 2/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks, striking out 3. Gorge Munoz had a pair of singles and was hit by pitch. Ariel Montesino had a double and 2 walks. Rainis Silva had a single and a walk.

August 16th Probable Starter: Off day

GCL Rays 4, GCL Twins 1

The Rays came out early, and they were able to keep the Twins off the scoreboard. Tyler Benninghoff threw an inning of rehab, walking one and striking out 2. Tyler Wells followed with 5 innings, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits and a walk, striking out 4. Shane Kennedy had a triple and two walks along with a stolen base. Benjamin Rodriguez had a home run. Emmanuel Morel had a double.

August 16th Opponent: vs. GCL Rays, 9:00AM CT

DSL Nationals 5, DSL Twins 4

The Twins kept coming back throughout the game, but couldn’t make it all the way back to defeat the Nationals. Prelander Berroa went 2 innings, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits and a walk, striking out 2. Junior Navas went two scoreless innings, allowing a hit, striking out 3. Darling Cuesto had a double and a single. Agustin Marte had a two walks and a stolen base. Yeremi De La Cruz had a pair of walks. Ruben Santana and Wander Valdez each had a single and a walk. Juan Martinez had a double. Alberoni Nunez and Samuel Vasquez each had 3 stolen bases.

August 16th Opponent: @ DSL Phillies Red, 9:30AM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Stephen Gonsalves, Rochester – 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts
Hitter: Aaron Whitefield, Cedar Rapids – 2-4, run, triple, RBI, walk, stolen base

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One Last Thing

Bartolo Colon had the chance to pitch against his original team on Tuesday. Over his career entering Tuesday’s start, Colon was 7-4 in 12 starts, throwing 78 innings, allowing a 3.81 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and posting a 19/50 BB/K ratio.

That led to a look at some of the elite pitchers of recent baseball history and their records against their original teams:

Bert Blyleven vs. Twins: 7-8, 19 GS, 129 IP, 4.05 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 25/78 BB/K
Roger Clemens vs. Red Sox: 9-5, 21 GS, 131 1/3 IP, 3.56 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 45/138 BB/K
Randy Johnson vs. Expos/Nationals: 5-3, 11 GS, 78 1/3 IP, 2.76 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 16/103 BB/K
Greg Maddux vs. Cubs: 12-4, 24 GS, 169 2/3 IP, 2.65 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 18/117 BB/K
Pedro Martinez vs. Dodgers: 3-5, 9 GS, 62 2/3 IP, 4.02 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 16/64 BB/K
Nolan Ryan vs. Mets: 7-8, 20 GS, 138 1/3 IP, 2.47 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 68/152 BB/K