Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for August 20th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 19: Jose Berrios
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 19: Jose Berrios
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 19: Jose Berrios /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 20th, 2017

Welcome to the August 20th 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 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 0

The Twins got a tremendous start from Jose Berrios and exploded in the 4th inning, though they couldn’t muster any runs in any other inning of the game. Berrios went 7 innings, allowing just 2 hits and a walk, striking out 7. Alan Busenitz threw two perfect innings, striking out 1. Joe Mauer had three singles and a walk. Brian Dozier had a pair of singles and a pair of walks. Eddie Rosario had a single and a walk. Byron Buxton had a triple.

August 20th Probable Starter: Bartolo Colon vs. Arizona, 1:10PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 10, Louisville Bats 5

Louisville came out strong early, but Rochester did the rest of the scoring. Chris Heston went 5 innings, allowing 5 runs on 10 hits and a walk, striking out 1. Alex Wimmers threw two perfect innings, striking out 3. Niko Goodrum had a home run, two singles, and a stolen base. Daniel Palka had three singles. Matt Hague had a pair of singles, a walk, and a stolen base. Leonardo Reginatto had a double, a single, and was hit by pitch. Kennys Vargas had a pair of singles and a walk. Tommy Field had a double and a single. Carlos Paulino had a single and a walk. ByungHo Park had a single and was hit by pitch.

August 20th Probable Starter: Stephen Gonsalves @ Louisville, 1:05PM CT

Tennessee Smokies 6, Chattanooga Lookouts 4

Fernando Romero’s end of season struggles continued as Tennessee jumped on him early and the offense couldn’t recover. Fernando Romero went 4 1/3 innings, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks, striking out 2. D.J. Baxendale went 3 2/3 innings, allowing no runs on 4 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Andy Wilkins had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Jonathan Rodriguez had a pair of walks. Levi Michael had a single and a walk. T.J. White had a home run.

August 20th Probable Starter: TBD @ Tennessee, 4:30PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle 8, Tampa Yankees 3

Fort Myers came out strong, putting up 5 runs over the first two innings and never looking back on Friday. Clark Beeker made the start, going 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3. Jermaine Palacios had a pair of singles and a walk. Brent Rooker had a home run and a single. Brandon Lopez had a pair of singles. Zander Wiel had a home run and a walk. Kevin Garcia had a single and a walk.

August 20th Probable Starter: Brady Anderson @ Tampa, 12:00PM CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels 1, Beloit Snappers 0

The Kernels got another brilliant pitching performance from their pitching staff and just enough offense to pull out the win. Charlie Barnes went 5 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and 2 walks, striking out 4. Logan Lombana went 2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out 1. Eduardo Del Rosario went one perfect relief inning. Christian Cavaness had a triple and a single. Travis Blankenhorn contributed the game’s only run with a solo home run.

August 20th Probable Starter: Tyler Beardsley vs. Beloit, 6:05PM CT

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Elizabethton Twins 6, Bristol Pirates 2 (12)

The Twins allowed a run to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th inning and played into the 12th inning, where the offense put up a 4-spot to take home the win. Ryley Widell made the start, going 5 innings, allowing an unearned run on 2 hits and 3 walks, striking out 7. Moises Gomez went 5 innings in relief, allowing a run on 4 hits and no walks, striking out 6. Jose Martinez closed out the game with 2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing a hit and two walks, striking out 2. Akil Baddoo had a double, single, and two walks. Jose Miranda had a home run and a single. T.J. Dixon had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Matt Albanese had a pair of singles.

August 20th Probable Starter: Christian Broussard vs. Johnson City, 5:00PM CT

GCL Twins 8, GCL Red Sox 2

The GCL Twins had two rehab appearances and a brilliant pitching perforamnce by their “regular” pitcher in a Saturday win. Lachlan Wells made the start, going 4 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits and no walks, striking out 6. Tyler Jay followed with 1 2/3 innings of relief, allowing only an unearned run on 2 hits and a walk, striking out 4. Blayne Enlow finished the game with an exceptional appearance, going 3 1/3 perfect innings, striking out 4. Jean Carlos Arias had a home run, three singles, and stole a base. Emmanuel Morel had a double, two singles, and two stolen bases. Victor Tademo had two singles. Shane Kennedy had a triple and a walk. Jared Akins had a double.

August 20th Opponent: Off Day

DSL Rockies 5, DSL Twins 4

The Rockies responded to the Twins scoring the first run of the game in the top of the 3rd by scoring 3 in the bottom of the 3rd. Osiris German went 3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Francisco Martinez had a double and two singles. Mariano Calcano had a pair of singles and a walk. Yeltsin Encarnacion and Felix Reyes each had a double and a walk. Darling Cuesto had a single and a walk. Alberoni Nunez had a stolen base.

August 20th Opponent: Off Day

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

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One Last Thing

Jose Berrios’ stellar start on Saturday earned him an 83 game score. That is the 5th game score of 80 or better in 2017. All five have been by either Ervin Santana (3) or Jose Berrios (2). Five in one season by a Twins squad is more than any Twins team since 2011 (Scott Baker with 2, Francisco Liriano with 2, Anthony Swarzak and Carl Pavano each with 1).

Looking back, since 1977, only a dozen seasons have had more than 5 80+ game scores in a season. The most in a single season was 2010 and 1992 when there were 10 80+ game scores in each season.