Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for August 19th, 2017

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 18: Byron Buxton
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 18: Byron Buxton
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 18: Byron Buxton /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 19th, 2017

Welcome to the August 19th 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

  • OF Robbie Grossman placed on DL with fractured left thumb
  • RHP Aaron Slegers optioned to Rochester
  • C Mitch Garver recalled from Rochester
  • C Carlos Paulino promoted to Rochester
  • RHP Kohl Stewart promoted to Rochester
  • LHP Lewis Thorpe promoted to Chattanooga
  • C/1B Brian Olson promoted to Chattanooga
  • C Jhon Alvarez promoted to Fort Myers

Minnesota Twins 10, Arizona Diamondbacks 3

Arizona put up 2 in the first inning, and the Twins were down 3-0 before they finally got on the board, but once they started scoring, they racked up a single run three consecutive innings before exploding for 7 over the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings. Ervin Santana won his 13th game with 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks, striking out 6. Four relievers combined for 3 perfect innings of relief. Miguel Sano had a pair of home runs and a single. Byron Buxton had a home run, triple, and a double. Eddie Rosario had a pair of doubles and a single. Max Kepler had a home run and a single. Brian Dozier had a home run and a walk. Jorge Polanco had a double, a single, a walk, and stole a base. Eduardo Escobar had a home run. Joe Mauer had a pair of singles.

August 19th Probable Starter: Jose Berrios vs. Arizona, 6:10PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 10, Louisville Bats 4

In his first AAA start, Kohl Stewart hit one major rough inning, gave up 4 runs in the bottom of the 2nd, then righted the ship, and that’s all Louisville got the entire night. Stewart got 5 innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 5. John Curtiss went 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing a hit, striking out 2. Kennys Vargas had a double and two walks. Daniel Palka had a double, single, and a walk. J.B. Shuck and Engelb Vielma each had a triple and a single. Niko Goodrum had a pair of singles. Matt Hague had a single and a walk. Tommy Field had a grand slam. Anthony Recker had a double.

August 19th Probable Starter: Chris Heston @ Louisville, 5:35PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 9, Tennessee Smokies 8

The Lookouts put up 4 in the top of the 1st and 5 in the top of the 6th, but they had to hold on as the Smokies rallied to score 5 in the bottom of the 9th before escaping with the win. Felix Jorge made the start, going 7 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, striking out 6. Ryan Walker had three singles. Jonathan Rodriguez had a home run, single, and a walk. Edgar Corcino and Alex Perez each had a pair of walks.

August 19th Probable Starter: Fernando Romero @ Tennessee, 6:00PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle 7, Tampa Yankees 6

The Miracle were down 6-0 going into the 6th inning but rallied to take the win over Tampa. Sean Poppen got the start and went 5 innings, allowing 6 runs (4 earned on 8 hits and a walk, striking out 4. Brandon Lopez had a double and two singles. Jermaine Palacios had a double and a single. Brent Rooker had a home run and a single. Sean Miller and Jaylin Davis had a pair of singles.

August 19th Probable Starter: Clark Beeker @ Tampa, 5:30PM CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels 2, Beloit Snappers 1

Cedar Rapids got excellent pitching once again and made the most out of 2 Beloit errors to get the Friday win. Anthony Marzi went 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3. Lewin Diaz had a double and a single. Royce Lewis had a double and a stolen base. Shane Carrier had a double.

August 19th Probable Starter: Charlie Barnes vs. Beloit, 6:35PM CT

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Elizabethton Twins 9, Bristol Pirates 1

The Twins had another dominant performance against last-place Bristol on Friday night. Bailey Ober had a huge game, going 6 innings, allowing a run on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 11. Jovani Moran followed with 2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing only a single walk, striking out 5. Akil Baddoo had a big day at the plate, with 3 doubles, a walk, and a stolen base. Ariel Montesino had three singles and a stolen base. Wander Javier had a pair of singles, was hit by pitch, and stole a base. Kolton Kendrick had a single and two walks. Rainis Silva had a triple, walk, and stole a base. Colton Waltner had a double and a walk. Jose Miranda had a home run.

August 19th Probable Starter: Ryley Widell @ Bristol, 11:00AM CT

GCL Twins 6, GCL Red Sox 4

The Red Sox struck first, but the Twins came out with a 4-run 7th inning to secure the win. Tyler Benninghoff opened the game, but only went 2/3 of an inning, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk, striking out 1. Kevin Marnon went 3 1/3 perfect innings, striking out 4. Cody Stashak went 2 innings of rehab, allowing no runs, giving up one hit and striking out 4. Ricky De La Torre had three walks. Emmanuel Morel, Jean Carlos Arias, Benjamin Rodriguez, and Alex Robles had two singles apiece. Kerby Camacho had a double and a walk. Jared Akins hit a grand slam. Edgar Herrera and Humberto Maldonado each had a double.

August 19th Opponent: vs. GCL Red Sox, 9:00AM CT

DSL Twins 6, DSL Rockies 4

The Twins scored 3 in the first inning, and they were able to come back when the Rockies took a 4-3 lead in the 5th inning and close out the victory. Luis Gil got the start, going 3 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits and no walks, striking out 5. Samuel Vasquez had a triple, three walks, and stole a base. Wander Valdez had a double and a single. Ruben Santana had a triple and a walk. Estamy Urena had a double and a walk. Alberoni Nunez and Yeremi De La Cruz each had a double.

August 19th Opponent: @ DSL Rockies, 9:30AM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Bailey Ober, Elizabethton – 6 innings, 7 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 11 strikeouts
Hitter: Akil Baddoo, Elizabethton – 3-4, 3 runs, 3 doubles, 3 RBI, walk, stolen base

Next: Scouting Report on Slegers Debut

One Last Thing

Today is Gary Gaetti’s 59th birthday. Gaetti has some impressive career numbers when you look down the line, with 443 doubles, 360 home runs, over 1,300 RBI. However, it’s something not often considered by many just how well Gaetti ranks among 3B all-time:

bWAR: 23rd (42.0)
Games: 4th (2,507)
Runs: 14th (1,130)
Hits: 9th (2,280)
Doubles: 7th (443)
Home Runs: 8th (360)
RBI: 7th (1,341)
Hit By Pitch: 4th (96)

Happy birthday, Rat! Here’s to many more!!

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