Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 25th, 2017
Welcome to the August 25th 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
- C Jason Castro placed on 7-day DL
- OF Zack Granite recalled from Rochester
- IF/OF Levi Michael promoted to Rochester
Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota Twins 1
Jose Berrios was not at his most sharp, but the Twins defense behind him did him no favors, making two errors that were charged to them and numerous misplays that weren’t changed as errors. Berrios went 5 1/3 innings, allowing 5 runs (3 earned) on 4 hits and 3 walks, striking out 9. Alan Busenitz went 1 1/3 perfect innings of relief with 2 strikeouts. Eddie Rosario had a pair of walks. Eduardo Escobar had a single and a walk. Byron Buxton hit a home run. Chris Gimenez had a double.
August 25th Probable Starter: Bartolo Colon @ Toronto, 6:05PM CT
The RailRiders blew up for 7 runs in the 4th inning and the Red Wings simply couldn’t fight back. Chris Heston made the start, going 3 innings, allowing 7 runs (6 earned) on 8 hits and 2 walks, striking out 1. Anthony Recker had a double and a pair of walks. Leonardo Reginatto had a double and a walk.
August 25th Probable Starter: Stephen Gonsalves vs. Buffalo, 6:05PM CT
The Braves jumped on Fernando Romero, and the Lookouts could not fight all the way back. Romero went 5 innings, allowing 6 runs (5 earned) on 9 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Randy Rosario and Nick Anderson each threw a perfect inning of relief, with Rosario striking out 1. Jonathan Rodriguez was really the only Lookouts hitter who could put together a solid night at the plate, with a home run, a double, and a walk. LaMonte Wade walked twice. Max Murphy had a single and a walk.
August 25th Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe vs. Mississippi, 6:15PM CT
The Threshers and Miracle combined for 12 runs in the first 4 innings, but it was Clearwater’s 5-run 3rd inning that clinched the ballgame. Clark Beeker went 4 innings, allowing 7 runs on 13 hits and a walk, striking out 1. Brent Rooker had a home run and a double. Chris Paul had a double and a walk. Nelson Molina had a double. Mitchell Kranson had a walk, was hit by a pitch, and stole a base.
August 25th Probable Starter: Brady Anderson vs. Charlotte,
Tied at 3 going into the 9th inning, the Kernels scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th to defeat the Cougars. Anthony Marzi went 5 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 2. Aaron Whitefield and Ben Rortvedt each had a pair of singles and a walk. Royce Lewis, Trey Cabbage, Shane Kennedy, and Joe Cronin each had a single and a walk. Jimmy Kerrigan had a triple.
August 25th Probable Starter: Charlie Barnes @ Quad Cities, 6:35PM CT
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The Pirates put up two monster innings in the 5th and 8th to take the win. Bailey Ober threw 5 innings, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits and no walks, striking out 7. T.J. Dixon and Jose Miranda each had a triple and a single.
August 25th Probable Starter: Ryley Widell vs. Bristol, 6:00PM CT
The Twins were able to keep the Orioles from crossing the plate in spite of 13 Oriole hits, and the Twins took advantage of 3 Orioles errors in the win. Carlos Suniaga went 5 2/3 innings, allowing a run on 9 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Colton Burns had a pair of singles, a pair of walks, and a stolen base. Alex Robles had a single, a pair of walks, and stole a base. Jared Akins had a single and a walk. Ricky De La Torre had a home run. Jean Carlos Arias had a double. Kidany Salva had a stolen base.
August 25th Opponent: vs. GCL Red Sox, 11:00AM CT
The Twins and Yankees were in a back-and-forth game before a 5-run 8th for the Twins sealed the deal. Andriu Marin made the start, going 5 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and no walks, striking out 6. Samuel Vasquez had a home run, double, and a single. Alberoni Nunez had a home run, single, two walks, and a stolen base. Ruben Santana had a pair of singles. Estamy Urena had a single, walk, and a stolen base.
August 25th Opponent: vs. DSL Angels, 9:30AM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Carlos Suniaga, GCL – 5.2 innings, 9 hits, 1 runs, 0 walk, 4 strikeouts
Hitter: Alberoni Nunez, DSL – 2-3, 2 runs, home run, 2 RBI, 2 walks, stolen base
One Last Thing
While Jorge Polanco was unable to keep his individual home run streak going, Byron Buxton’s home run on Thursday moved the Minnesota Twins consecutive games streak with a home run to 6. That led to the question – was that a lot?
Using Baseball-Reference’s Play Index tool, I found that the Twins actually tied the team record this season, but it was much more than 6. The team record is 16 games, which the Twins accomplished from April 25th through May 16th of the 2017. That tied a record set in 1979.
The current streak has now tied for the third-longest streak of the season, behind a streak of 8 games from May 31st to June 8th and a streak of 6 games from June 23rd to June 28th. If the Twins were to keep the streak going long enough to break the record, they would tie the record on Labor Day against the Tampa Bay Rays.
While that 16-game streak was impressive, it comes nowhere near the MLB record, which is 27, set in 2002 by the Texas Rangers. The St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres each gave that record a run in 2016, both of them going 25 games before their streaks were snapped.