Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for September 6th, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 6th, 2017

Welcome to the September 6th 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!

You will be seeing some changes begin to filter in this week as the minor leagues begin to finish playoffs, and the Daily Dip will begin to implement looks around the league as well at happenings in the game of baseball as a whole.

News and Notes

Tampa Bay Rays 2, Minnesota Twins 1

Bartolo Colon was dealing and threw well, but the Rays had the Twins hitless through 6 innings before Joe Mauer (go figure!) broke up the no-hitter with one out in the 7th inning. Colon went 6 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk, striking out 5. Joe Mauer and Eddie Rosario each had a single and a walk. Robbie Grossman had a solo home run.

September 6th Probable Starter: Aaron Slegers @ Tampa Bay Rays, 12:10PM CT

Chattanooga had the day off

September 6th Probable Starter: Zack Littell vs. Montgomery,
6:15PM CT

Palm Beach Cardinals 3, Fort Myers Miracle 2

Fort Myers simply could not execute the chances they had, going 1-8 with runners in scoring position and leaving 8 batters on base. Lewis Thorpe threw an excellent game, going 5 innings, allowing a run on 6 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5. Tyler Jay threw 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing 2 hits and a walk, striking out 3. Sam Clay threw a perfect inning, striking out 1. Tanner English had two doubles. Brandon Lopez had a triple and a single. Chris Paul walked twice and stole a base. Zander Wiel had a single and a walk.

September 6th Probable Starter: TBD @ Palm Beach, 4:00PM CT (game 1); TBD @ Palm Beach (game 2)

More from Puckett's Pond

Cedar Rapids had the day off

September 6th Probable Starter: Tyler Wells vs. Kane County,
6:35PM CT

Elizabethton was rained out Tuesday

September 6th Probable Starter: Edwar Colina @ Greeneville, 6:00PM CT

Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Lewis Thorpe, Fort Myers – 5 innings, 6 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts
Hitter: Tanner English, Fort Myers – 2-4, 2 doubles

Notes from around baseball

  • Florida State League cancels finals due to Hurricane Irma
  • Red Sox force extras in 9th, take until the 9th to secure the win
  • Diamondbacks defeat Dodgers for 12th straight win
  • A’s lose 8th straight game; Angels move into 2nd wild card spot with win
  • Verlander debuts for Astros
  • Mookie Betts makes 5-star grab
  • Next: Can Twins win World Series as Wild Card?


    One Last Thing

    When Joe Mauer singled in the 7th inning on Tuesday night (roughly 0:47 in the video), he did something that he’s been known for in his career as he once again broke up a no-hitter.

    According to a website that tracks no-hitters lost in the 9th inning, Mauer is tied for the lead of career no-hitters broken up in the 9th inning.

    I did try to track on Baseball Reference’s Play Index a way to find players who got the first hit of a game that was hitless through 5 innings, for instance, but this was the response I got:

    So, for now, we know that Mauer has a knack for getting the first hit of the game in the 9th inning, and there have been multiple other games where he got the first hit of the game that I can find video evidence on YouTube, so I wager he’s done this a few more times in his career.