Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 11th, 2017
Welcome to the September 11th 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
Minnesota Twins had the day off
September 12th Probable Starter: Kyle Gibson vs. San Diego 7:30PM CT
Quad Cities hit the ground running with 3 runs in the first inning, and Cedar Rapids simply couldn’t muster any sort of comeback as they lost in the deciding game of their best-of-3 series. Tyler Wells had a rough start, going 4 1/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 3. Aaron Whitefield had a home run and two walks. Shane Carrier had a double.
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Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Bryan Sammons, Cedar Rapids – 3.1 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts
Hitter: Aaron Whitefield, Cedar Rapids – 1-2, run, home run, RBI, 2 walks
Notes from around baseball
- Indians extend win streak to 19
- Darwin Barney shows off funky slide
- Yankees take game over Rays at Citi Field
- Rangers move 2 back from wild card
- Ellsbury sets catcher’s interference record
- Michael Fulmer has elbow surgery
- Young fan attempts to throw back ball, to no avail
- Yankees and Rays hold moment of silence for 9/11
- Bradley Zimmer to have surgery on broken hand
- Shoulder surgery for Alex Meyer
- Ryan Vogelsong will sign one-day deal to retire as a Giant
One Last Thing
In 1991 on this date, Nolan Ryan won his 10th game of the season in a victory over the Twins, giving him 20 seasons with 10 wins his career, becoming only the second pitcher in baseball history to do such. Greg Maddux has since joined Ryan and Don Sutton in that exclusive group, which only contains three members.
That led to the question of who has the most such seasons for the Twins?
Only two pitchers had more than 10 seasons with the Twins with double-digit wins, Jim Kaat with 12 and Brad Radke with 10. Bert Blyleven had 9, and then Dave Goltz and Jim Perry are tied with 6 double-digit win seasons.