Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for September 16th, 2017


Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 16th, 2017

Welcome to the September 16th 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

Toronto Blue Jays 4, Minnesota Twins 3

The Twins came out strong Friday night and were up 2-0 before the Blue Jays scored. By the time the scoring over the next few innings was over, the Blue Jays had taken the lead, in spite of the Twins adding yet another run. Bartolo Colon went 6 innings, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 1. Ryan Pressly and Tyler Duffey combined to throw 3 scoreless innings of relief. Brian Dozier had a home run and a single. Byron Buxton had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Chris Gimenez had a single and a walk.

September 16th Probable Starter: Adalberto Mejia vs. Toronto 7:10PM CT

Wild Card Standings

  • New York Yankees, 81-66, +3
  • Minnesota Twins, 77-70, —
  • Los Angeles Angels, 75-72, -2.0
  • Seattle Mariners, 74-74, -3.5
  • Kansas City Royals, 73-74, -4.0
  • Texas Rangers, 72-75, -5.0
  • Tampa Bay Rays, 72-76, -5.5
  • Baltimore Orioles, 72-76, -5.5

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One Last Thing

On this date in 1991, Kevin Tapani won his 15th game, giving the Twins 3 15-game winners on the season. That was the first time a Twins team had ever had more than 2 15-game winners in a season, as Scott Erickson (20), Jack Morris (18), and Kevin Tapani (16) each eclipsed the mark. The next-highest win mark was Carl Willis, who pitched entirely in relief in 1991, winning 8 games.

A decade later, the 2001 Twins tied the mark with 3 15-game winners. Joe Mays (17), Brad Radke (15), and Eric Milton (15) were the trio to eclipse the mark in that season. Interestingly enough, the next-highest win total in 2001 was also a reliever, as Bob Wells won 8 games, not making a single start on the game.