Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, September 27th, 2017
Welcome to the September 27th 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 8, Cleveland Indians 6
A back and forth game seemed headed Cleveland’s way until Brian Dozier launched a 3-run home run off the Indians’ vaunted bullpen in the 8th inning. Bartolo Colon only went one inning before leaving due to illness, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and striking out 1. Dillon Gee went 2 inning to stabilize the middle innings of the game, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 2. Trevor Hildenberger and Matt Belisle combined for two perfect innings to close out the game.
Eddie Rosario had a home run, two doubles, and a single. Brian Dozier had a home run, a double, and a single. Eduardo Escobar had a triple and a single. Byron Buxton had a pair of singles and a stolen base. Jason Castro and Robbie Grossman had a pair of singles. Max Kepler had a double. Joe Mauer had a single and a walk.
September 27th Probable Starter: Adalberto Mejia @ Cleveland Indians, 6:10PM CT
Wild Card Standings
- New York Yankees, 88-69, +5.0
- Minnesota Twins, 83-74, —
- Los Angeles Angels, 78-79, -5.0
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Notes from around baseball
- Rockies Story flashes power and glove in big win
- Yankees gain on Red Sox in AL East
- Cardinals defeat Cubs to stay alive, stave off Cubs clinching
- Dodgers clinch top NL spot with win over Padres
- Harper returns to Nats
- Astros rip Rangers, eye Indians for top AL spot
- Brewers win to stay in Wild Card chase
- McCutchen has huge day for Pirates in win over Orioles
- Martinez hits yet another home run for Diamondbacks in win over Giants
- Angels use power surge to stay in AL Wild Card race
One Last Thing
Yesterday would have been a fun day to clinch, as it was the anniversary of the first clinching in Twins history in 1965, 62 years ago, the first American League pennant of the franchise.
Today, there are few major events of Twins history, but one that caught my eye was the 45th birthday of Todd Blyleven, the son of Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven. Many who watched the Twins in 1987 remember seeing a teenaged Blyleven during celebrations and interviews with Bert, though Bert has kept him out of the spot light. Todd had a brief minor league career before working for a number of years as a scout and eventually opening a baseball academy.
It reminds me that the Twins players right now are fighting day in and day out for the playoffs, and many of them have a family that they are spending time away from on this current road trip, and many are even spending time away from family that are working through devastation from recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.
Remember that when viewing a tough start or tough day at the plate for these guys at this point of the season…