Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for August 27th, 2017

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 26: Max Kepler
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 27th, 2017

Welcome to the August 27th 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 Melville claimed on waivers by Padres

Toronto Blue Jays 10, Minnesota Twins 9

The Twins were blown out early by the Blue Jays, but the team did make a furious offensive comeback, but fell short. Dillon Gee made the start, going 4 innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 5. On rough day for Twins pitchers, Ryan Pressley threw 2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out one, while Glen Perkins went 2/3 of an inning without allowing a run. Joe Mauer had a double and three singles. Max Kepler had a grand slam. Eduardo Escobar had a home run. Jorge Polanco had a double.

August 27th Probable Starter: Kyle Gibson @ Toronto, 11:05AM CT

Rochester Red Wings 6, Buffalo Bisons 3

The Red Wings put up 3 runs in the first inning and followed it up with 2 more in the 5th to ice the game. David Hurlbut went 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3. J.B. Shuck had three singles. Leonardo Reginatto had a double, single, and a walk. Niko Goodrum and Levi Michael each had a pair of singles.

August 27th Probable Starter: Aaron Slegers vs. Buffalo, 12:35PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 10, Jackson Generals 2

Chattanooga had a big offensive game that covered up a quality start from Zack Littell. Littell went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. LaMonte Wade had a triple, double, and a single. Jonathan Rodriguez had a home run and a double. Edgar Corcino had a home run and a walk. Max Murphy had a double and a single. Andy Wilkins had a home run.

August 27th Probable Starter: TBD @ Jackson, 2:05PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle were rained out

August 27th Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe vs. Charlotte, 1:00PM CT (game 1); Randy LeBlanc vs. Charlotte (game 2)

Quad Cities River Bandits 1, Cedar Rapids Kernels 0

The River Bandits scored in the 2nd inning, but it was the only scoring of the only night for either team. Tyler Wells had his first start that began to look like the Wells from the first half of the season, going 6 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits and 3 walks, striking out 4. Max Cordy threw 2 perfect innings of relief, striking out 3. Lewin Diaz had a single and a walk. Ben Rortvedt had a double. Jordan Gore had a stolen base.

August 27th Probable Starter: Tyler Beardsley @ Quad Cities, 1:15PM CT

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Elizabethton Twins 5, Greeneville Astros 2

Elizabethton jumped out on the Astros and took the win Saturday. Brusdar Graterol made the start, going 5 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits and a walk, striking out 6. Melvi Acosta got the four-inning save, going 4 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Mark Contreras had a home run and a double. Akil Baddoo had a home run and two walks.

August 27th Probable Starter: Nick Brown @ Greeneville, 5:00PM CT

GCL Twins were rained out

August 27th Opponent: Off Day

DSL Angels 4, DSL Twins 3

With a chance to get 50 wins in an abbreviated season, the Twins fell just short, losing 4-3 on the final day of the season to the Angels. Fernando Sanchez made the start, going 2 innings, allowing 2 runs on a walk and a pair of strikeouts. Luciano De La Cruz went 2 scoreless relief innings, allowing 2 hits, striking out 3. Juan Mojica went 2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit, striking out 2. Cesar Salazar had a pair of singles and a walk. Yeltsin Encarnacion had a triple, a single, and a stolen base. Francisco Martinez had a pair of singles.

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Stephen Gonsalves, Rochester – 6 innings, 7 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts
Hitter: Jaylin Davis, Fort Myers – 3-5, 2 runs, 2 home runs, 3 RBI

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One Last Thing

With another game with multiple home runs on Saturday afternoon, the Twins now have 37 such games on the season. While it seems like this has happened frequently this season, looking at the team history in this statistic is incredible.

The 2017 squad now ties the 2005 team for the 21st most multi-home run games in team history. The 2016 team had 55 such games, which is an incredible amount and possibly out of reach already, as the Minnesota Twins only have 33 remaining games, so to get 18 more multiple home run games would require doing such in over half of games. The team has done such in just under 30% of games this season so far.

The 2016 team came nowhere near the all time Minnesota Twins team record, however. That is held by the 1963 Minnesota Twins, who had 71 such games. They followed that up in 1964 with 65 multiple home run games, the only two seasons in team history with 60 or more such games.

The Twins are actually quite sub-par this season in such games in comparison to the rest of baseball. The 37 games ties the team for 25th in all of baseball. The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros are tied for first in baseball with 61 such games on the season.