Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 28th, 2017
Welcome to the August 28th 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
- Sano making slow progress
- OF Ryan Strausborger signed to a minor league contract, assigned to Chattanooga
- RHP Randy LeBlanc promoted to Chattanooga
- LHP Lachlan Wells promoted to Fort Myers
Minnesota Twins 7, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Byron Buxton had the game of his life on Sunday to lead the Twins past the Blue Jays. Kyle Gibson went 6 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 7. Buxton went 4-5 with three home runs and a single, and he even added in a stolen base. Jorge Polanco had a pair of doubles. Joe Mauer had a triple and a single. Kennys Vargas had a pair of singles. Chris Gimenez had a single and a walk. Brian Dozier had a stolen base.
August 28th Probable Starter: Off day
Rochester came back from down 3-1 to take the game. Aaron Slegers went 8 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and no walks, striking out 10. Leonardo Reginatto had a double, single, and a walk. Anthony Recker had a pair of singles. Engelb Vielma had a single, a walk, and stole a base. Niko Goodrum had a stolen base.
August 28th Probable Starter: Felix Jorge @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 6:05PM CT
The Lookouts ran into a tough matchup on Sunday. Dereck Rodriguez made the start, going 5 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and a walk, striking out 3. Alex Perez had a pair of walks. Edgar Corcino had a double.
August 28th Probable Starter: TBD @ Jackson, 6:05PM CT
Fort Myers Miracle were rained out
August 28th Probable Starter: Lachlan Wells @ St. Lucie, 5:30PM CT
The Kernels jumped out early, but the River Bandits came back strong and capitalized on every base runner they had, while the Kernels left 12 men on base. Tyler Beardsley made the start, going 4 1/3 innings, allowing 7 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks, striking out 1. Eduardo Del Rosario had a pair of perfect relief innings, striking out 2. Lewin Diaz had three singles, a walk, and stole a base. Trey Cabbage had a pair of singles and a walk. Travis Blankenhorn had a home run and two walks. Shane Kennedy had a single and two walks. Jordan Gore had a pair of singles. Shane Carrier and Joe Cronin each had a single and a walk. Caleb Hamilton had a triple. Aaron Whitefield had a stolen base.
August 28th Probable Starter: Bryan Sammons @ Quad Cities, 6:35PM CT
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The Twins put up 6 in the top of the 4th to back an excellent start from Nick Brown. Brown went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and a walk, striking out 2. Jared Finkel finished the game with a 3-inning save, allowing no runs on two hits, striking out 2. Gorge Munoz had a double, single, and a walk. Akil Baddoo had a pair of singles, a walk, and stole a base. Rainis Silva had a pair of singles. J.J. Robinson had a single, walk, and was hit by pitch.
August 28th Probable Starter: Edwar Colina @ Greeneville, 6:00PM CT
GCL Twins had an off day
August 27th Opponent: @ GCL Rays, 11:00AM CT
DSL Twins had an off day
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Aaron Slegers, Rochester – 8 innings, 5 hits, 3 run, 0 walks, 10 strikeouts
Hitter: Lewin Diaz, Cedar Rapids – 3-4, run, RBI, walk, stolen base
One Last Thing
On Sunday, Byron Buxton had 13 total bases in the game against Toronto. That ties him for the team lead on the season with Eddie Rosario, who also had 13 on June 13th against the Seattle Mariners. MLB’s season leader this season in total bases is Scooter Gennett, who had 17 total bases in one game against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 6th.
However, Buxton also stole a base on the day. In the history of the Twins, no player has ever had more total bases in a game in which he had a stolen base. The previous high was 12 by Jacque Jones in 2003.
In 2017, only three other players in all of baseball have had even 10 total bases along with a stolen bases. The most this season before Buxton on Sunday was Freddie Freeman, who had 11 total bases along with a stolen base in an April 9th game against the Pirates.
In fact, since the Minnesota Twins franchise has existed, Buxton’s Sunday ranks as the second-most bases hit with a stolen base in the same game, tying him with a host of others. The leader in that time span is a tie between Willie Stargell and Yoenis Cespedes, who each had 15 total bases in a game where they had a stolen base.