Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for September 19th, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 19th, 2017

Welcome to the September 19th 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 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

New York Yankees 2, Minnesota Twins 1

A tight ball game fell the way of the Yankees on Monday night as the Twins dropped the opening game of the series. Ervin Santana got the start for the Twins, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 3. However, the Twins faced the best start Jaime Garcia has had as a Yankee, striking out 9 over 4 2/3 innings, along with a 5-out save from Aroldis Chapman, who looked back to form as he finished off the final out in the 9th with back-to-back 103 MPH and 104 MPH fastballs. Jorge Polanco had a double.

September 19th Probable Starter: Jose Berrios @ New York Yankees 6:05PM CT

Wild Card Standings

  • New York Yankees, 83-67, +5
  • Minnesota Twins, 78-72, —
  • Los Angeles Angels, 76-73, -1.5
  • Seattle Mariners, 74-76, -4.0
  • Kansas City Royals, 73-76, -4.5
  • Texas Rangers, 73-76, -4.5
  • Tampa Bay Rays, 73-77, -5.0
  • Baltimore Orioles, 73-78, -5.5

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One Last Thing

On this day in 2002, Michael Ryan had one of the most amazing debuts that will never be recognized, as he had two singles, two runs, and two RBI in the first inning in his major league debut. However, due to inclement weather, the game was called before reaching requisite length and none of the statistics counted, meaning Ryan’s impressive feat never officially happened.

In all of major league history, less than 50 players have had 2 hits, 2 runs, and 2 RBI in their major league debut while playing a full game. Two of them occurred this season, with Franklin Barreto on June 24th and Derek Fisher on June 14th.

Of the 30 that have occurred since 1960, of those who had 2 hits, 2 runs, and 2 RBI in their debut, none did it even in the first two innings, let alone the first inning. Two finished their games perfect on the day, Jay Bruce in 2008 (3-3, 2 runs, double, 2 RBI, 2 walks), and John Paciorek in 1963 (3-3, 4 runs, 3 RBI, 2 walks).