Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 25th, 2017
Welcome to the September 25th 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
- Kepler rests for precautionary reasons
Minnesota Twins 10, Detroit Tigers 4
Jose Berrios was able to quell his road struggles against the Tigers, and the Twins offense put up another double-digit game against Tigers pitching. Berrios went 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 6. Jorge Polanco had a home run, a double, and a walk. Eddie Rosario had a double and two walks. Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas each had a double and a single. Joe Mauer had a pair of singles. Jason Castro had a single and a walk. Eduardo Escobar had a home run.
September 25th Probable Starter: Day off
Wild Card Standings
- New York Yankees, 86-69, +4.5
- Minnesota Twins, 82-74, —
- Los Angeles Angels, 77-78, -4.5
- Texas Rangers, 76-79, -5.5
- Kansas City Royals, 76-79, -5.5
- Tampa Bay Rays, 76-80, -6.0
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Notes from around baseball
- Diamondbacks clinch top Wild Card
- Nationals clinch home field over NLDS
- Judge hits 2 HR, up to 48
- Kluber, Ramirez help Indians to eliminate Mariners
- Quintana has tremendous start to cut Cubs magic # to 2
- Dodgers get 99th win behind Kershaw, Grandal
- Betts hustle puts Red Sox on top
- Rockies defeat Padres to extend lead on 2nd NL Wild Card
- Harper to return Monday
- Final tribute to Joey Bats?
One Last Thing
With Eduardo Escobar hitting his 20th home run of the season on Sunday, that brings the Twins’ total to 4 on the season (Brian Dozier, Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano, and Escobar). Only two teams have ever had more players hit 20 or more in a season.
The 1986 Twins had 5 hit 20+ – Tom Brunansky, Gary Gaetti, Kent Hrbek, Kirby Puckett, and Roy Smalley. The only team to best that one was the 1964 Twins with 6 – Bob Allison, Jimmie Hall, Harmon Killebrew, Don Mincher, Tony Oliva, and Zoilo Versalles.
Interestingly, the only two teams with more 20 home run hitters were each one year ahead of going to the World Series in the franchise’s history. This year’s edition certainly could tie the 1986 crew, as Max Kepler currently sits at 19. There’s a shot that they could tie the 1964 team, but it’s require a big final week from Byron Buxton to hit 4 home runs before the end of the season.