Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, August 31st, 2017
Welcome to the August 31st 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
- Brian Dozier spearheading Minnesota Twins relief efforts for Houston
- LHP Adalberto Mejia sent on rehab to Rochester
- RHP Randy Dobnak promoted to Cedar Rapids
Minnesota Twins 11, Chicago White Sox 1
Jose Berrios was on his “A-game”, and the offense continued to rake, powering the team to an 11-1 victory. Berrios went 7 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and a walk, striking out 11. Ryan Pressly followed with a perfect inning, striking out 1. Ehire Adrianza had two triples and a single. Brian Dozier had a double, three singles, and a walk. Mitch Garver had a triple, double, single, and a walk. Eddie Rosario had a pair of home runs. Joe Mauer had a single, walk, and was hit by a pitch. Kennys Vargas had a double and a walk. Eduardo Escobar had a pair of walks.
August 31st Probable Starter: Bartolo Colon vs. Chicago White Sox, 12:10PM CT
The RailRiders had two big innings, but it was enough to down the Red Wings on Wednesday. Adalberto Mejia made a rehab start, going 3 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and a walk, striking out 4. Stephen Gonsalves struggled when he replaced Mejia, unable to finish even an inning, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks over 2/3 of an inning. J.B. Shuck had a pair of singles. Niko Goodrum had a triple and a walk. Daniel Palka, ByungHo Park, Anthony Recker, and Levi Michael each had a single and a walk.
August 31st Probable Starter: David Hurlbut @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 6:05PM CT
Jackson shut out the Lookouts in spite of plenty of traffic on the base paths for Chattanooga. Ryan Eades made a spot start out of the bullpen, going 4 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits and a walk. LaMonte Wade had a pair of singles. Jonathan Rodriguez had a double and a walk. Brian Navarreto had a double.
August 31st Probable Starter: TBD vs. Montgomery, 6:15PM CT
The Miracle jumped out with 3 in the 3rd, but then had the Mets put up 3 between the 4th and 5th. In extras, the Miracle were able to push a run across for the win. Clark Beeker made the start, going 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, striking out 5. Tyler Jay threw two perfect innings of relief, striking out 2. Chris Paul had a home run and a single. Zander Wiel had a double and a single.
August 31st Probable Starter: Clark BeekerTBD @ Jupiter, 5:30PM CT
The Kernels came out strong with 7 runs in the first inning and never letting up. Tyler Watson had an excellent start, going 5 innings, allowing a run on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 6. Royce Lewis had a triple, two singles, and a walk. Ben Rortvedt had a double and two singles. Travis Blankenhorn had a home run, a single, and a stolen base. Trey Cabbage had a double and a single. Aaron Whitefield and Jimmy Kerrigan had two singles each. Caleb Hamilton and Shane Kennedy each had a double.
August 31st Probable Starter: Tyler Wells vs. Burlington,
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Elizabethton was in a back and forth with Kingsport until they put up a 3-spot in the 6th inning to set them apart for the win. Ryley Widell made the start, going 4 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks, striking out 8. Rainis Silva had four singles and a walk. Akil Baddoo had a triple and a double. Gorge Munoz had a home run and a single. Andrew Bechtold had a pair of singles. Ariel Montesino had a pair of walks. Jose Miranda had a double and was hit by pitch.
August 31st Probable Starter: TBD @ Kingsport, 5:30PM CT
A scoreless games into the 8th inning, the Twins put up runs in both the 8th and 9th as they held the Rays just to a single run. Carlos Suniaga went 6 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits, striking out 2. Ricky De La Torre had a pair of singles and a walk. Kerby Camacho had a single, two walks, and a stolen base. Humberto Maldonado had a double. Colton Burns had a stolen base.
August 31st Opponent: vs. GCL Rays, 9:00AM CT
DSL Twins had an off day
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Carlos Suniaga, GCL – 6 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts
Hitter: Rainis Silva, Elizabethton – 4-4, run, walk
One Last Thing
On August 31st of 1993, the Twins went 22 innings before they defeated the Indians 5-4. This was tied for the longest game in Twins history. Shane Mack led off the game and went 1-10, dropping his batting average 4 full points in that one game, from .279 to .275. Willie Banks started the game and threw well, going 7 innings, allowing 4 runs (2 earned), but he was only one of 5 pitchers for the Twins that game that would pitch multiple innings, with the bullpen combining to throw 15 scoreless innings, allowing 6 hits and 6 walks, striking out 5. The game was won when Pedro Munoz hit a home run to lead off the 22nd inning.
The previous 22-inning marathon for the Braves was played against their regional rival at Metropolitan Stadium on May 12th, 1972, with the Brewers coming out on top of the Twins 4-3, though the game was suspended in the 22nd inning with the score 3-3 and completed the next day, so technically, the 1993 game was the longest consecutively game played by the Minnesota Twins organization. Rod Carew had a huge game, going 5-7 with 3 walks and 2 doubles.
The Twins have also played one other 20-inning game in their history, losing 9-7 to the Washington Senators, who scored in only 2 of the 20 innings played, scoring 7 in the 7th inning and then 2 in the 20th. The game was played on August 9th, 1967 with the amazing performance coming from Al Worthington, who threw 8 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks, striking out 8.