Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 15th, 2017
Welcome to the September 15th 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
- Sano frustrated with lack of progress
- Team mourns passing of 42-year employee
- San Francisco Giants claimed SS Engelb Vielma off waivers
Minnesota Twins 3, Toronto Blue Jays 2 (10)
Byron Buxton hit a walk off home run for the Twins’ second walk off in the 10th inning in as many nights. Jose Berrios made the start, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing a run on 5 hits and 4 walks, striking out 5. Trevor Hildenberger had a perfect inning, striking out the side. Byron Buxton had a home run, single, and a walk. Eddie Rosario had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Jorge Polanco and Joe Mauer each had a single and a walk. Kennys Vargas had a double.
September 15th Probable Starter: Bartolo Colon vs. Toronto 7:10PM CT
Wild Card Standings
- New York Yankees, 80-66, +3
- Minnesota Twins, 77-69, —
- Los Angeles Angels, 74-72, -3.0
- Seattle Mariners, 74-73, -3.5
- Kansas City Royals, 72-74, -5.0
- Texas Rangers, 72-74, -5.0
- Tampa Bay Rays, 72-75, -5.5
- Baltimore Orioles, 72-75, -5.5
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- Minnesota Twins: Grading the Christian Vazquez Signing
Notes from around baseball
- Indians win 22nd in walk off fashion
- Judge hits two HR as Yanks rout Orioles
- Cubs sweep Mets to maintain NL Central lead
- Mariners win 3rd straight in Texas
- Diamondbacks shut out Rockies behind Godley
- A list of the best two-way players in MLB history
- Nats defeat Braves behind Roark
- Cardinals attempt to keep step with playoff race with win
- Hoskins powers 18th HR
- Harper showing progress in recovery
- The challenge of being a modern day scout
- Mike Fiers suspended five games for throwing at Valbuena
- Boston to use Price in bullpen
- The danger of having nothing to play for in September
One Last Thing
Fifteen years ago today, the Minnesota Twins clinched their first playoff appearance since 1991 when they clinched the American League Central division title in 2002.
The game that clinched the division was a 5-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. Kyle Lohse threw 6 scoreless innings, striking out 8. Johan Santana threw 2 scoreless innings of relief, striking out 4. The Twins defeated Cliff Lee on the day, though Lee had a solid start in his own right, going 5 1/3 innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits and 4 walks, striking out 4. That was actually Lee’s major league debut.