Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for September 21, 2017

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 21st, 2017

Welcome to the September 21st 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 11, Minnesota Twins 3

The Twins jumped out first, but the Yankees immediately matched the Twins’ 3-run 3rd inning with their own, and then added 6 runs in the 4th inning, and the rout was on. Bartolo Colon went 3 1/3 innings, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits and a walk, striking out 3. The Twins did get good relief performanes to finish out the game from Michael Tonkin, Glen Perkins, and John Curtiss, who combined for 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing a combined 3 hits, 1 walk, and striking out 4. Kennys Vargas had a pair of singles and a walk. Brian Dozier had a single and a walk.

September 21st Probable Starter: Adalberto Mejia @ Detroit Tigers, 6:10PM CT

Wild Card Standings

  • New York Yankees, 85-67, +7.0
  • Minnesota Twins, 78-74, —
  • Los Angeles Angels, 76-75, -1.5
  • Texas Rangers, 75-76, -2.5
  • Kansas City Royals, 74-77, -3.5
  • Seattle Mariners, 74-78, -4.0
  • Tampa Bay Rays, 74-78, -4.0
  • Baltimore Orioles, 73-80, -5.5

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One Last Thing

Twenty years ago today, Brad Radke went 10 innings to earn his 20th win of the season. He had one more start remaining on the road against the eventual World Series participant that season, the Cleveland Indians, and it did not go well, finishing him with a record of 20-10 on the season.

However, that one game was a rarity in Twins history. Radke went 10 innings, allowing just one run on 6 hits and no walks, striking out 9. He made 128 pitches, 93 of which were strikes. While the game went 10 innings, it was still completed in less than 3 hours, which is not terribly surprising with Radke. Interestingly, Paul Molitor was the offensive leader of the day, going 3-5 with a triple, driving in the game winning run.