Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for August 24th, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 24th, 2017

Welcome to the August 24th 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

  • RHP Tim Melvills designated for assignment
  • RHP John Curtiss promoted from Rochester
  • RHP Felix Jorge promoted to Rochester
  • LHP Anthony McIver promoted to Chattanooga
  • RHP Keaton Steele promoted to Chattanooga
  • LHP Lachlan Wells promoted to Cedar Rapids

Chicago White Sox 4, Minnesota Twins 3

The Twins had a 3-2 lead going into the 8th inning but the bullpen allowed a run in each the 8th and 9th. Ervin Santana went 7 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and a walk, striking out 8. Jorge Polanco had a home run and a single for his fourth straight game with a home run. Max Kepler had a stolen base.

August 24th Probable Starter: Jose Berrios @ White Sox, 7:10PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 5, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 4 (game 1); Rochester Red Wings 1, Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 0 (game 2)

Rochester swept a double header on Wednesday. In the first game, suspended by rain from Tuesday, the Red Wings closed out a 5-4 victory. Aaron Slegers had originally made the start, going 3 1/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits and a walk, striking out 2. Drew Rucinski opened things on Wednesday, going 3 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out 5. Alex Wimmers went 2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit, striking out 2. Leonardo Reginatto had a double and two singles. J.B. Shuck had a double and a single. ByungHo Park had a home run and a single. Daniel Palka and Matt Hague had a double and a walk.

Rochester walked off with a 1-0 game in the second game of the day. Felix Jorge threw 6 scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits and a walk, striking out 7. Zack Granite had a double and a single. Leonardo Reginatto walked off with a home run.

August 24th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
12:35PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 7, Mississippi Braves 2

Chattanooga put up 3 in the first inning and kept at it for a solid win on Wednesday. D.J. Baxendale went 4 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3. T.J. White had a double, two singles, and a walk. Jonathan Rodriguez had a pair of walks. LaMonte Wade, Ryan Walker, and Levi Michael each had a single and a walk. Max Murphy had a double. Edgar Corcino had a stolen base.

August 24th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Mississippi, 6:15PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle 6, Clearwater Threshers 4

Fort Myers and Clearwater had an exciting back and forth going on in the middle innings that the Miracle came out of on top. Sean Popen lasted just 2/3 of an inning, allowing just one hit, but leaving after a comebacker to the mound. Jaylin Davis had a trio of singles. Jermaine Palacios had three walks. Brandon Lopez had a pair of walks. Chris Paul had a single and a walk. Zander Wiel had a home run. Brent Rooker and Tanner English each had a double.

August 24th Probable Starter: Clark Beeker @ Clearwater,
6:00PM CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels 5, Kane County Cougars 3 (10)

Cedar Rapids scored 3 in the top of the 10th and held on as the Cougars put up a run in the bottom of the inning. Tyler Watson made the start, going 6 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits, striking out 4. Trey Cabbage had a double and two singles. Shane Carrier had two singles. Jordan Gore had a pair of walks. Travis Blankenhorn had a home run and a walk. Caleb Hamilton had a single and a walk. Jimmy Kerrigan and Joe Cronin each had a triple.

August 24th Probable Starter: Anthony Marzi @ Kane County, 6:30PM CT

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Elizabethton Twins 10, Bristol Pirates 2

Elizabethton had an offensive show on Wednesday with 18 hits and 4 walks in the win. Randy Dobnak went 6 innings, allowing a run on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4. Wander Javier had a home run, double, and two singles. Akil Baddoo had a home run, a double, and a single. Andrew Bechtold had a pair of singles and a walk. Colton Waltner had a single and a pair of walks. J.J. Robinson had a home run and a double. Ariel Montesino had a triple and a single. Matt Albanese had a pair of singles. Robert Molina had a single and a walk.

August 24th Probable Starter: Bailey Ober vs. Bristol, 6:00PM CT

GCL Twins 9, GCL Orioles 6

The Twins started hot and ended with a big 8th inning as well. Landon Leach got the start, going 2 2/3 innings, allowing 3 unearned runs on a hit and 3 walks, striking out 2. Austin Bizzle threw 2 1/3 perfect innings, striking out 1. Jean Carlos Arias had a home run, a double, and a walk. Benjamin Rodriguez had a home run and a walk. Colton Burns had a double. Alex Robles and Jared Akins each had a stolen base.

August 24th Opponent: @ GCL Orioles, 11:00AM CT

DSL Twins 1, DSL Yankees 0 (game 1)DSL Cardinals 6, DSL Twins 2

The Twins split a double header against the Yankees. The Twins won the first game 1-0. Fredderi Soto threw 3 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits, striking out 2. Junior Navas threw 3 scoreless relief innings, allowing one walk. Juan Martinez had a double and a single. Yeltsin Encarnacion had a triple. Estamy Urena had a double.

The Yankees shut out the Twins in the second game. Steven Cruz went 2 innings allowing a hit and a walk, striking out 3. Francisco Martinez had a double and a walk. Alberoni Nunez and Yeltsin Encarnacion each had a stolen base. Agustin Marte had a double.

August 24th Opponent: @ DSL Yankees, 9:30AM CT; @ DSL Yankees (game 2)

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Felix Jorge, Rochester – 6 innings, 5 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts
Hitter: Wander Javier, Elizabethton – 4-5, 2 runs, double, home run, RBI

Next: Who should be #5 starter?

One Last Thing

Jorge Polanco’s fourth straight game with a home run puts him now one game away from tying the longest streak in Minnesota Twins team history. Last season, the Minnesota Twins saw the home run streak tied by Brian Dozier in early September with 5 straight games and Miguel Sano had a streak of the same length as Polanco’s in May, when he hit a long ball in four straight games.

Two other players than Dozier contributed for 5 total times a Twins player has homered in 5 straight games. Marty Cordova hit one in 5 straight in 1995. Harmon Killebrew then was the guy with the other three 5-game streaks, two of them in 1970.

For some craziness on Killebrew, he had 9 of the Minnesota Twins’ 28 player streaks of at least 4 games with a home run. Kent Hrbek has the second-most streaks of 4 or more with 3, which just puts into perspective how amazing that 9 number of Killebrew’s is.

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