Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for September 24th, 2017
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 24th, 2017
Welcome to the September 24th 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!
News and Notes
Minnesota Twins 10, Detroit Tigers 4
A tight ballgame took a big shift when Detroit’s best reliever left the game due to injury in the 8th inning. Eight runs later, the Twins had a commanding lead and took the win. Ervin Santana went 7 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and no walks, striking out 5 to earn his 16th win. Robbie Grossman and Brian Dozier each had a pair of singles and a walk. Zack Granite had a home run. Ehire Adrianza had a double. Eduardo Escobar had a single and a walk.
September 24th Probable Starter: Jose Berrios @ Detroit Tigers, 11:10AM CT
Wild Card Standings
- New York Yankees, 86-68, +5.5
- Minnesota Twins, 81-74, —
- Los Angeles Angels, 76-78, -4.5
- Texas Rangers, 76-78, -4.5
- Kansas City Royals, 76-78, -4.5
- Tampa Bay Rays, 76-79, -5.0
- Seattle Mariners, 75-80, -6.0
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Notes from around baseball
- Yanks clinch postseason berth
- Brewers finally win extra inning game against Cubs
- Stanton clubs 57th HR, sets Marlins RBI record
- Astros send Angels to 6th straight loss
- Tribe club 4 home runs in win over Mariners
- Farrell father and son makes history
- A’s Maxwell kneels during anthem
- Syndergaard impressive in return for Mets
- Cardinals postseason interests slowed by Pirates
- Rays clip Orioles rally to eliminate Baltimore
- Abreu joins rare club with 100th RBI
- Royals win to attempt to keep pace in AL wild card
Next: Twins 2017 Draft Picks First Season Results
One Last Thing
It was 3 years ago today that Phil Hughes made his final start of 2014. He finished with a 16-10 record over 32 starts and 209 2/3 innings, with a 3.52 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and an incredible 16/186 BB/K ratio. Hughes was in his first season with the Twins after signing with the Twins as a free agent.
That first big season encouraged the Twins to give Hughes an extension that runs through 2019. What followed was an ERA nearly a run higher in 2015 and then a total of 26 appearances over the last two seasons due to injuries, including Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery this season, so it’s unknown what Hughes will be able to provide, if anything, going forward.