Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for September 15th, 2017


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

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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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.

That Minnesota Twins team won 94 games. Jacque Jones led the team in bWAR with 5.4. J.C. Romero led the pitching staff in bWAR as a middle reliever with a 3.5 bWAR.

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.