Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, October 1st, 2017
Welcome to the October 1st 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
- Sano re-joins lineup, may play in WC game
- Perkins records emotional final out
- Twins hosting WC watch party
Detroit Tigers 3, Minnesota Twins 2
The Twins had sparse hitting around Aaron Slegers, and the defense was a bit sloppy, with 2 errors, and in spite of a solid effort, Slegers ends his 2016 major league time without recording his first major league victory. Slegers went 4 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits and a walk, striking out 3. Michael Tonkin, John Curtiss, and Glen Perkins combined for 4 perfect innings of relief, striking out 3 combined hitters.
Joe Mauer walked three times, and Zack Granite had a single and a walk. On the night, Detroit’s Andrew Romine became the 5th major leaguer to play all 9 positions in one game, opening the game by playing the three outfield positions, then playing third, short, and second before going behind the plate for an inning. He recorded the first out of the 8th inning before moving to first base for the rest of the game. He recorded the final out of the game on an unassisted putout.
October 1st Probable Starter: Bartolo Colon vs. Detroit Tigers, 2:10PM CT
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Notes from around baseball
- Stanton homerless in Marlins win, will lead off Sunday in finale seeking #60
- Red Sox clinch with win
- Rockies clinch Wild Card on Brewers loss
- Scherzer exits game with hamstring injury
- Judge launches near-500 foot home run
- Dodgers clinch home field throughout World Series
- Cardinals rally to eliminate the Brewers
- Cain hurls excellent 5 innings in final game of career
- Lester sharp in final start of season
- Tribe clinch top seed in American League
- Pujols passes Murray on all-time RBI list
One Last Thing
With the chance that this was the last pitch for Glen Perkins, it’s worthy to look back at his career with the Twins. Originally a first round draft pick by the Twins in 2004, Perkins made the major leagues as a starting pitcher, making 26 starts for the 2008 Twins.
He made the full time conversion to the bullpen starting in 2010, and in 2011, he started what would become a dominant run in the Twins’ bullpen as he made 65 appearances for the 2011 team as a middle reliever.
Perkins took over as closer part way through the 2012 season, and he would make three straight All Star games while saving 30 games each season for the Twins before injuries to his shoulder forced him to have surgery early last season and miss most of the last two seasons. Perkins returned to the major leagues this season, but the results were simply not what he had hoped for once he returned.
If he does not throw another pitch as a Twin, Perkins’ stats would be 409 games pitched, 44 games started, a 35-25 record, 120 saves, 624 1/3 innings pitched, a 3.88 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and a 158/504 BB/K ratio for his Minnesota Twins career.
If this is it, thanks for all the hard work and memories, Perk!