Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for October 9th, 2017

FORT MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Jason Pridie
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, October 9th, 2017

Welcome to the October 9th edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond, offseason edition. You’ll find the most recent news of the Minnesota Twins organization, stories from around the game, and links to any information you may want to know about the Minnesota Twins or baseball as we work our way through the hot stove season!

News and Notes

ALDS, Game 3: Boston Red Sox 10, Houston Astros 3

The Astros put up a 3-spot in the first inning of their game but were shut out the remainder of the game as the Red Sox got a run in the 2nd, 3 in the 3rd, and 6 in the 7th.

Brad Peacock lasted just 2 2/3 innings for the Astros, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk, striking out 4. Luke Gregerson was the only Astro pitcher to get through the night unscathed throwing a perfect 8th inning with a strikeout.

Doug Fister lasted just 1 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk, striking out 1. David Price provided 4 scoreless innings of relief, allowing 4 hits and a walk, striking out 4. Addison Reed and Carson Smith closed out the game with a pair of scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits combined and striking out one between them.

Jose Altuve continued his hot heading to lead the Astros, with three singles and a walk. Yuli Gurriel had four singles. George Springer and Josh Reddick had a pair of singles apiece. Carlos Correa had a home run.

Hanley Ramirez had the big day at the plate with a double and three singles. Mitch Moreland had a double and a pair of singles. Rafael Devers had a home run, a single, and a walk. Sandy Leon had a pair of singles. Jackie Bradley, Jr. had a home run. Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts each had a single and a walk.

The Red Sox will look to even the series in game 4 at home on Monday.

ALDS, Game 3: New York Yankees 1, Cleveland Indians 0

An incredibly exciting pitcher’s duel was set apart by Greg Bird‘s big blast in the bottom of the 7th inning off of Andrew Miller, giving New York the only run in the entire game.

Masahiro Tanaka went 7 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and a walk, striking out 7. Aroldis Chapman closed out the game with 1 2/3 innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks, striking out 4. Carlos Carrasco went 5 2/3 scoreless innings for the Indians, allowing 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 7.

Jason Kipnis had a triple and a single. Carlos Santana had a single and a walk. The Yankee offense was led by Didi Gregorius with a single and a pair of walks. Bird had a home run.

Game 3 of the series will move to Arizona on Monday.

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Playoff games today

Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox, 12:00PM CT
Starting Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Rick Porcello
Television: FS1
Series Standing: Astros lead 2-1

Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs, 3:00PM CT
Starting Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Jose Quintana
Television: TBS
Series Standing: Tied 1-1

Cleveland Indians @ New York Yankees, 6:00PM CT
Starting Pitchers: TBD vs. Luis Severino
Television: FS1
Series Standing: Indians lead 2-1

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:00PM CT
Starting Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Zack Greinke
Television: TBS
Series Standing: Dodgers lead 2-0

Notes from around baseball

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One Last Thing

Today is the birthday of former Twins outfielder Jason Pridie. Though he did not get into the game much as a Twin, only playing 11 games and batting 6 times in two late season call ups with the Twins, he was part of an era known for the team’s high quality running and contact skills.

Pridie was expected to be a guy who had a little power on top of his speed when he was part of the Delmon Young/Matt Garza trade between the Rays and Twins, but he never panned out to be that type of player. He retired with just 133 games and 276 plate appearances.