Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 1st, 2017
Welcome to the September 1st 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
- Buxton day to day with hand bruise
- RHP Calvin Faucher activated from DL to Elizabethton
- 1B Jonathan Rodriguez promoted to Rochester
- 2B Ryan Walker promoted to Rochester
- RHP Michael Kohn promoted to Rochester
- IF Nelson Molina promoted to Chattanooga
- IF Joe Cronin promoted to Fort Myers
- RHP Eduardo Del Rosario promoted to Fort Myers
- IF Amaurys Minier activated from DL to Cedar Rapids
Minnesota Twins 5, Chicago White Sox 4
The Twins walked off with a victory on a hit by pitch. Bartolo Colon had a solid start, going 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 10 hits and no walks, striking out 8. Alan Busenitz threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out 2. Eddie Rosario had a double and a single. Max Kepler had a double and was hit with the game-winning pitch. Jorge Polanco and Joe Mauer each had a double and a walk. Chris Gimenez each had a pair of walks. Eduardo Escobar had a triple. Brian Dozier had a double.
September 1st Probable Starter: Dillon Gee vs. Kansas City Royals, 7:10PM CT
The Red Wings avoided the sweep with the RailRiders on Thursday. David Hurlbut went 6 1/3 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. Drew Rucinski and Michael Tonkin combined for 2 2/3 perfect innings, with Rucinski striking out 2. Daniel Palka had a triple, a single, and two walks. Anthony Recker had a double and a single. Leonardo Reginatto had a double and a walk. ByungHo Park and Matt Hague each had a pair of singles. J.B. Shuck had a single and a walk.
September 1st Probable Starter: TBD vs. Pawtucket, 6:05PM CT
After going back and forth with the Biscuits for a five innings, the Lookouts put up 8 runs over the 7th and 8th innings to secure the game. Zack Littell won his 19th game of the season by going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits and 3 walks, striking out 4. Nick Anderson finished out the game with a perfect 9th inning, striking out 2. T.J. White had a home run, triple, and a double. Alex Perez had a pair of singles and a walk. Brian Navarreto had a single and a pair of walks. Nick Gordon had a home run and a single. Edgar Corcino had a pair of singles. LaMonte Wade had a double.
September 1st Probable Starter: TBD vs. Montgomery, 6:15PM CT
The Miracle and Hammerheads had a tight game that the Miracle tied in the 9th to send to extras, but they couldn’t come away with the win. Lewis Thorpe made the start, going 7 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and a walk, striking out 11. Williams Ramirez threw 2 perfect innings, striking out 2. Brandon Lopez had two singles and a walk. Jaylin Davis had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Tanner English had a double.
September 1st Probable Starter: Anthony Marzi @ Jupiter, 5:30PM CT
Burlington got up 8-0 after the top of the 3rd, but Cedar Rapids clawed back, scoring 7 runs in the 5th inning to tie before walking off in the bottom of the 10th. Tyler Wells was hit hard, giving up 8 runs over 2 innings on 10 hits and a walk, striking out 2. Travis Blankenhorn had a pair of doubles and a single. Aaron Whitefield had a pair of doubles and a walk. Jordan Gore had a double, a single, and a walk. Amaurys Minier had a pair of singles and a walk. Trey Cabbage had a pair of singles. Shane Carrier had a home run and a walk. Lewin Diaz had a double.
September 1st Probable Starter: Charlie Barnes vs. Burlington,
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Kingsport shut down the Twins lineup on Thursday. Moises Gomez made the start, going 3 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and no walks, striking out 3. Jose Miranda had a double.
September 1st Probable Starter: TBD @ Kingsport, 5:30PM CT
The Twins put up some big innings against the Rays to secure a big win over the Rays as they pursue a playoff bid. Jordan Balazovic made the start, going 4 2/3 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits and 3 walks, striking out 4. Derek Molina threw two scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Benjamin Rodriguez had a pair of singles and a walk. Taylor Grzelakowski had a home run and a single. Jared Akins and Ricky De La Torre each had a double and a single. Jean Carlos Arias had a pair of singles.
September 1st Opponent: @ GCL Red Sox, 9:00AM CT (game 1); vs.
GCL Red Sox (game 2)
The Twins were shut out by the Dodgers2 team in the first game of a best of 3 series in the first round of the playoffs. Michael Montero went 5 innings, allowing a run on 6 hits and no walks, striking 5. Yeison Perez and Alberoni Nunez each had a double.
September 1st Opponent: @ DSL Dodgers2, 9:30AM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Lewis Thorpe, Fort Myers – 7 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 11 strikeouts
Hitter: T.J. White, Chattanooga – 3-5, 3 runs, double, triple, home run, 2 RBI
One Last Thing
As the Twins celebrate one of the most unique walk off wins, on this day in Minnesota Twins history, they recorded one of the most incredible walk off wins that can be recorded as, in 1972, Rod Carew stole home in order to win the game for the Twins against the Indians.
While a few times recently teams have won on a steal of home during a double steal, a straight steal of home taking a walk off win is quite rare. However, this anniversary reminds of one of the most impressive walk offs if only because of just how improbable it was. Just a week short of 10 years to the day of Rod Carew’s steal, Whitey Herzog had his backup catcher steal home. That’s right. You can read about the play in the link or watch the play in the video, but it’s still considered one of the most improbable stolen bases of any base in baseball history!