Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for September 2nd, 2017
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 2nd, 2017
Welcome to the September 2nd 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
- Twins hosting charity auction for Hurricane Harvey
- LHP Hector Santiago transferred to 60-day DL
- LHP Dietrich Enns sent to Rochester on rehab
- OF Niko Goodrum promoted to Minnesota
- Buddy Boshers promoted to Minnesota
- Nik Turley promoted to Minnesota
- Gee may move to bullpen
- C Dariel Crespo assigned to GCL Twins
Kansas City Royals 7, Minnesota Twins 6
The Twins rallied in the 9th inning, gut it was too little, too late after surrendering a 5-run 3rd inning. Dillon Gee went 2 2/3 innings in his worst performance as a Twins, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, striking out 2. Ryan Pressly, Buddy Boshers, and John Curtiss combined for 4 shutout innings of relief. Jorge Polanco had a home run, single, and a walk. Brian Dozier had a double, single, and was hit by pitch. Joe Mauer and Max Kepler each had a double and a single.
September 2nd Probable Starter: Kyle Gibson vs. Kansas City Royals, 6:10PM CT
Rochester Red Wings 6, Pawtucket 4
Aaron Slegers picked up his 15th win for Rochester on the season as the Red Wings put up 5 runs in the first two innings to secure the win. Slegers had a dominant start, going 6 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk, striking out 10. Leonardo Reginatto had a pair of singles and a walk. Matt hague had a double and a single. Tommy Field and Levi Michael each had a single and a walk. ByungHo Park had a home run. Daniel Palka had a double.
September 2nd Probable Starter: Felix Jorge vs. Pawtucket, 5:05PM CT
Chattanooga Lookouts 3, Montgomery Biscuits 2 (11)
The Lookouts scored first, but a run in the bottom of the 8th was needed just to get to extra innings, where the Lookouts walked off with the win. Dereck Rodriguez wen 6 innings, allowing 2 unearned runs on 2 hits and a walk, striking out 7. Cody Stashak threw two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out 3. Gabriel Moya threw two perfect innings of relief, striking out 3. Nick Gordon and Edgar Corcino had a double and two singles apiece. LaMonte Wade had a pair of singles, a walk, and a stolen base. T.J. White had a pair of walks and a stolen base. Brian Navarreto had a pair of singles. Ryan Strausborger had a single and a walk.
September 2nd Probable Starter: TBD vs. Montgomery, 6:15PM CT
Jupiter Hammerheads 1, Fort Myers Miracle 0
A first inning run for Jupiter turned out to be all of the scoring on the night for either team. Anthony Marzi went 6 innings, allowing one run on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. After a few rough outings, Sam Clay got back on track with a pair of scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and a walk, striking out 3. Sean Miller had three singles. Zander Wiel had a pair of singles.
September 2nd Probable Starter: Lachlan Wells vs. Jupiter, 5:05PM CT
Burlington Bees 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 4
Burlington’s 3-run 2nd inning was enough to put the Bees out of reach on the night. Charlie Barnes went 4 2/3 innings, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 7. Max Cordy threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Hector Lujan threw two perfect innings, striking out 3. Jimmy Kerrigan launched a pair of home runs. Caleb Hamilton had a pair of singles, a walk, and a stolen base.
September 2ns Probable Starter: Bryan Sammons @ Beloit, 7:00PM CT
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Elizabethton had the day off
September 2nd Probable Starter: TBD @ Greeneville, 5:00PM CT
GCL Red Sox 5, GCL Twins 4 (game 1); GCL Twins 9, GCL Red Sox 1 (game 2)
The Twins split a doubleheader. The Red Sox took game one in walk off fashion with a pair of funs in the bottom of the 7th. Matt Jones started the game for the Twins, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. Colton Burns had a pair of doubles, a walk, and a stolen base. Jared Akins had a triple and a walk. Humberto Maldonado had a single and a walk. Alex Robles had a single, was hit by pitch, and stole a base.
The Twins scored the blow out in game 2. Taylor Clemensia went 3 2/3 innings, allowing an unearned run on a hit and 5 walks, striking out 7. Petru Balan had 3 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing a walk, striking out 4. Alex Robles had a pair of singles. Victor Tademo had a triple and a walk. Colton Burns had a single, a walk, and a stolen base. Benjamin Rodriguez and Taylor Grzelakowski each had a double.
September 2nd Opponent: @ GCL Red Sox, 9:00AM CT (game 1); vs.
GCL Red Sox (game 2)
DSL Twins 3, DSL Dodgers2 2
The Twins evened up their 3-game playoff series with the Dodgers2 by scoring one in the top of the 9th. Fredderi Soto made the start and threw well, throwing 5 shutout innings, allowing a hit and 2 walks, striking out 4.Frandy Torres went 2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out 2. Alberoni Nunez had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Mariano Calcano had a single and a walk. Estamy Urena had a double. Agustin Marte and Ruben Santana each stole a base.
September 2nd Opponent: vs. DSL Dodgers2, 9:30AM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Dereck Rodriguez, Chattanooga – 6 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts
Hitter: Colton Burns, GCL – 3-4, run, 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases
Next: What to do with Mauer after 2018?
One Last Thing
With his 15th minor league win, Aaron Slegers gave the Twins organization two pitchers with 15 or more wins on the season in the minor leagues along with 19-game winner Zack Littell. In the last 10 years, that has only occurred once (Rays 2015). In 2007, however, 4 teams (Giants, Rays, Twins, and Rockies) all had multiple 15-game winners.
A quick look at the Twins that have accomplished the feat over the last 50 years when they’ve had multiple in the same season:
2017 – Aaron Slegers, Zack Littell
2007 – Jeff Manship, Brian Duensing
1998 – Dan Perkins, Mike Lincoln, Joe Thomas
1993 – LaTroy Hawkins, Tom Drews
1990 – Doug Simons, George Tsamis, Denny Neagle
1985 – Alan Sontag, Les Straker
1984 – Timothy Wiseman, Bryan Oelkers
1980 – Larry May, Bob Konopa
1979 – Steve Mapel, Steve Green
1978 – Terry Sheehan, Bob Veselic, Arthur Robinson
1976 – Dave May, Jerry Garvin, Mark Wiley
1975 – Steve Luebber, Eddie Bane
1971 – Dick Woodson, Arnold Johannes, Dick Rusteck, Gordon Blackard
1969 – Ray Corbin, Bill Zepp
1968 – Danny Morris, Jerry Cram, Jerry Crider
1967 – Jerry Lyscio, Chuck Murray