Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for September 17th, 2017

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 01: Manager Paul Molitor
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 01: Manager Paul Molitor /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 17th, 2017

Welcome to the September 17th 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 7, Minnesota Twins 2

Adalberto Mejia went 3 innings in his return to the major leagues off of DL, but he was tripped up with some hits falling, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and no walks, striking out 3. Dillon Gee and Alan Busenitz combined for 4 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts. Eddie Rosario had a home run and a walk. Eduardo Escobar had a home run. Joe Mauer hit a double.

September 17th Probable Starter: Kyle Gibson vs. Toronto 1:10PM CT

Wild Card Standings

  • New York Yankees, 82-66, +3
  • Minnesota Twins, 77-71, —
  • Los Angeles Angels, 76-72, -1.0
  • Seattle Mariners, 74-75, -3.5
  • Kansas City Royals, 73-75, -4.0
  • Texas Rangers, 72-76, -5.0
  • Tampa Bay Rays, 72-77, -5.5
  • Baltimore Orioles, 72-77, -5.5

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One Last Thing

Today’s game against Toronto is the Twins’ last home game before a 10-game road trip before their final home series against the Detroit Tigers September 29, 30, and October 1. There are exactly two weeks left in the season for the Twins. On their season remaining, they have 6 games against current playoff teams and 7 against non-playoff teams, almost an even split. The series against the New York Yankees in New York starting Monday, the 18th, is of utmost importance for the Twins in order to hold onto the Wild Card.