Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for September 3rd, 2017

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 02: Kyle Gibson
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 02: Kyle Gibson /
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 3rd, 2017

Welcome to the September 3rd 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

Minnesota Twins 17, Kansas City Royals 0

The Vikings put up a pair of touchdowns and a field goal on the Chiefs as the defense pitched a shutout…wait, wrong sport. Forgive my interpretation of such a lopsided score as must be coming from the NFL! The Twins put up 17 on the Royals, and Kyle Gibson was fantastic on the mound on Saturday. Gibson went 6 innings, allowing 5 hits and no walks, striking out 5. Joe Mauer had four hits by the 4th inning, with a double and three singles. Eduardo Escobar hit two home runs and a triple, driving in six. Byron Buxton returned from a few days off due to a hand bruise to get a triple, and not just a triple, but the fastest triple of the entire season, per Statcast, and a pair of singles. Brian Dozier had a home run and two walks. Mitch Garver had a single and a pair of walks. Jorge Polanco had a double and a single. Chris Gimenez and Ehire Adrianza each had a pair of walks.

September 3rd Probable Starter: Ervin Santana vs. Kansas City Royals, 1:10PM CT

Pawtucket Red Sox 5, Rochester Red Wings 3

The Red Wings were up 3-0 after 3 innings, but the Red Sox kept clawing back into it. Felix Jorge made the start and went 4 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. ByungHo Park and Tommy Field each had a pair of hits. Leonardo Reginatto had a single and a walk. Levi Michael had a double.

September 3rd Probable Starter: Hector Santiago vs. Pawtucket, 5:05PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Montgomery Biscuits 3

Montgomery got two in the first, but they were kept off the board again until a 9th inning rally fell short. Kohl Stewart made the start for Chattanooga and went 3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. LaMonte Wade had a home run and a double. Edgar Corcino and Max Murphy each had a double and a single. Nelson Molina had a single and a walk.

September 3rd Probable Starter: TBD vs. Montgomery, 5:15PM CT

Fort Myers Miracle 4, Jupiter Hammerheads 1

Once Jupiter tied the Miracle at 1 late in the game, the offense came out with 3 runs to secure the victory. Lachlan Wells had an excellent start, going 5 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks, striking out 7. Mitchell Kranson had the big stick on the night, with a home run and a pair of doubles. Tanner English had a pair of singles, a walk, and a stolen base. Jermaine Palacios had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Ariel Montesino and Sean Miller each had two singles. Zander Wiel had a home run and walked.

September 3rd Probable Starter: TBD vs. Jupiter, 10:05AM CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels 4, Beloit Snappers 2

The Kernels put up a 3-spot in the top of the 4th, and it was all they’d need to defeat Beloit Saturday. Bryan Sammons was excellent on the mound, going 5 innings, allowing an unearned run on 3 hits and a walk, striking out 6. Aaron Whitefield celebrated his birthday with a pair of singles and a stolen base. Jordan Gore had a pair of singles and a walk. Shane Carrier had two singles. Travis Blankenhorn had a triple and a walk. Trey Cabbage had a single and a walk.

September 3rd Probable Starter: Randy Dobnak @ Beloit, 2:00PM CT

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Elizabethton was rained out

September 2nd Probable Starter: TBD @ Greeneville, 5:00PM CT

GCL Twins were rained out

September 3rd Opponent: @ GCL Nationals, 11:00AM CT

DSL Dodgers2 2, DSL Twins 0

After an excellent year, the Twins were knocked out of the playoffs by the Dodgers2 on Saturday with a shutout loss. Andriu Marin went 5 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3. Agustin Marin recorded the only hit on the game for the Twins.

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Lachlan Wells, Fort Myers – 5 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts
Hitter: Mitchell Kranson, Fort Myers – 3-4, run, 2 doubles, home run, 2 RBI

Next: What to do with Mauer after 2018?

One Last Thing

Momma, there that man again…

Byron Buxton returned from time off and continued to obliterate Statcast records on Saturday as he recorded a 10.52 second time from home to 3rd base, which is approximately 90-93 yards when you take into account rounding bases and being in the right handed batter’s box, plus he made two turns. Essentially, Buxton is running at an Olympic sprinter type of speed.

Buxton won’t get there this year, but discussion was had recently due to his speed on the basepaths and power at the plate if Buxton could achieve the baseball quadruple double, with double digit season totals in doubles, triples, home runs, and stolen bases. all in the same season.

This is not as rare as you may believe, with Charlie Blackmon already having accomplished the feat in 2017, but it’s still plenty rare, with just 12 occurrences in the last 5 years across all of baseball. What is incredible to consider is that Buxton has the opportunity to actually accomplish the quadruple 20’s. That’s where a player has 20 doubles, 20 triples, 20 home runs, and 20 stolen bases. That feat has been accomplished only 4 times in the history of the game, the most recent in 2007, when both Jimmy Rollins and Curtis Granderson did it.

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