Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for September 10th, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 10th, 2017

Welcome to the September 10th 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

Kansas City Royals 5, Minnesota Twins 2

Byron Buxton nailed a home run to give the Twins a 2-1 lead, but the bullpen couldn’t hold it. Jose Berrios made the start, going 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks, striking out 1. Buxton had a home run, single, and a walk. Eduardo Escobar had a home run and a walk. Jason Castro and Eddie Rosario each had a pair of singles. Robbie Grossman had a pair of walks.

September 10th Probable Starter: Bartolo Colon @ Kansas City, 1:15PM CT

Montgomery Biscuits 2, Chattanooga Lookouts 0

A scoreless game until the 7th, Chattanooga ended up on the short side of a pitcher’s duel, setting up a deciding game 5 on Sunday between the two teams. Adalberto Mejia made a rehab start for the Lookouts, going 5 scoreless innings, allowing just 1 hit and no walks, striking out 5. Nick Anderson threw a perfect inning, striking out 1. T.J. White had a pair of singles. Jonathan Rodriguez had a pair of walks.

September 10th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Montgomery, 5:15PM CT

Quad Cities River Bandits 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 4 (10)

The Kernels jumped out with 4 runs in the 2nd, but the River Bandits put up their own 4-spot in the 7th inning and then walked off in the 10th inning. Tyler Watson went 6 2/3 innings, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits and a walk, striking out 7. Lewin Diaz had a double and a single. Caleb Hamilton had a pair of walks. Jimmy Kerrigan had a single and a walk.

September 10th Probable Starter: Charlie Barnes vs. Quad Cities, 4:05PM CT

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Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Adalberto Mejia, Chattanooga – 5 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts
Hitter: Lewin Diaz, Cedar Rapids – 2-5, run, double

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One Last Thing

With Jose Berrios finishing 7 innings on Saturday, I found that a fairly rare occurrence during the season. Upon looking it up, it is actually a truly rare occurrence. Berrios’ start moved the 2017 Twins from the very lowest amount of 7+ inning starts by Twins pitchers in a season to a tie for the lowest amount. Currently, the Twins have 27 such games. In 2016, they had 30 such games.

Considering that led me to look up complete games, and Ervin Santana’s big season has really carried this statistic. The 2017 team has 6, with 5 of them coming from Big Erv. The least the team has ever had in a season was both the 2006 and 2013 seasons, where the entire Twins team only had one complete game.