Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for September 20th, 2017

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Max Kepler
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 20th, 2017

Welcome to the September 20th 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 5, Minnesota Twins 2

Jose Berrios just didn’t have the strike zone early on, and the Yankees took advantage, and the Twins simply couldn’t get the hits to fall throughout the evening. Berrios went 3 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks, striking out 4. Chris Gimenez had a double and a single. Jorge Polanco had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Max Kepler had a home run. Brian Dozier had a single and a walk.

September 20th Probable Starter: Bartolo Colon @ New York Yankees 12:05PM CT

Wild Card Standings

  • New York Yankees, 84-67, +6.0
  • Minnesota Twins, 78-73, —
  • Los Angeles Angels, 76-74, -1.5
  • Texas Rangers, 74-76, -3.5
  • Seattle Mariners, 74-77, -4.0
  • Kansas City Royals, 73-77, -4.5
  • Tampa Bay Rays, 73-78, -5.0
  • Baltimore Orioles, 73-79, -5.5

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One Last Thing

Wednesday’s starter for the Yankees, Luis Severino, has really stepped forward into the role of the Yankees ace this season. He’s very likely the guy that the Twins will see if they were to face the Yankees in the Wild Card game.

Severino was bumped up to start this game, or the Twins would not have seen him at all this season otherwise. In fact, the Twins have not faced Severino at all in his entire career. His 2017 line is a 13-6 record with a 2.93 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and a 49/218 BB/K ratio over 184 1/3 innings.

Hopefully, win or lose, the Twins can get a good look at Severino and force plenty of pitches to see what they may face in a couple weeks if they get that opportunity.

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