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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Notes from around baseball
- Phillips uncorks an incredible throw to help Brewers move to within 1 in NL Wild Card
- Cubs win 7th straight
- Astros win 5th straight to keep pace with Indians
- Clevinger leads Indians to victory
- League’s worst SLG among qualifiers hits HR to break single season record
- Scoreless regulation leads to Red Sox win on wild pitch
- Dodgers lose to Phillies but gain in elimination number
- Cueto has Pence slow down home run trot
- Rockies loss brings Wild Card lead down to 1
- Diamondbacks fall to Padres despite 2 HR from Pollock
- Cardinals get clutch hits in much-needed win
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.