Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 13th, 2017
Welcome to the September 13th 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 now that the minor league affiliates have finished 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 16, San Diego Padres 0
The Twins set a record by hitting a home run in the first 7 innings of the game and Kyle Gibson was brilliant in a route of the Padres on Tuesday night. Gibson went 6 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and no walks, striking out 6. Gabriel Moya made his major league debut, throwing 1 scoreless inning, allowing a walk and striking out 1. The offense had a big day. Brian Dozier had a home run, triple, single, and was hit by pitch. Jason Castro had two home runs and a single. Eddie Rosario had a home run and a single. Ehire Adrianza had a pair of single. Eduardo Escobar had a home run and a walk. Jorge Polanco and Kennys Vargas had a home run. Robbie Grossman and Byron Buxton each had a double.
September 13th Probable Starter: Ervin Santana vs. San Diego 7:10PM CT
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Notes from around baseball
- Indians tie AL win streak record at 20
- Dodgers end losing streak, clinch postseason
- Verlander holds Angels to 1 hit over 8 IP in Astros win
- Mookie has 6 RBI in Red Sox win
- Carlos Gonzalez breaks out of power slump with 2 HR
- Two-way star Otani intends to get posted this winter
- Yasiel Puig uncorks incredible throw
- Phillies walk off run overturned
- Ryan Spaeder of Sporting News shares a wealth of Rhys Hoskins stats (this just one)
- Crazy Indians streak facts from Fangraphs
- Brewers/Mets complete August Neil Walker deal
One Last Thing
With his 30th home run, Brian Dozier moves into a pretty exclusive club among both Twins hitters and second basemen. Dozier was already one of only 13 players who had ever hit 30 or more home runs in Twins history, and hitting it for a second consecutive season puts him in a group of 6 that have ever done it twice, the fifth to do it in consecutive seasons. Harmon Killebrew had the longest 30+ home run streak with 4 seasons in a row in the first four seasons in Minnesota, interrupted by an injury-riddled 1965 before he had two more seasons in a row.
He was also part of only 18 second basemen to hit 30+ home runs in one season, but with his second season, he’s now moved into a group of 11 that hit 30 multiple seasons. What is most elite is that he has now joined a group of only 5 second basemen that have ever hit 30 or more home runs in consecutive seasons. The most ever was Dan Uggla with 5 consecutive seasons from 2007-2011.