Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: Friday the 13th!
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, October 13th, 2017
Welcome to the October 13th 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!
Minnesota Twins Scores, News and Notes
The Twins players in the Arizona Fall League are on the Surprise Saguaros, who fell to the Glendale Desert Dogs 8-2. Chris Paul made the start at first base, going 0-4. LaMonte Wade started at DH, going 0-4 with a strikeout. Tom Hackimer was the first reliever used on the night, throwing a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out 1.
Playoff games yesterday
Chicago Cubs 9, Washington Nationals 8
In a crazy game that went back and forth all night, the Cubs eliminated the Washington Nationals on Thursday night with a 9-8 victory in D.C. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo went a combined 1-10, but Addison Russell went 2-4 with a walk and 4 RBI while Willson Contreras sparked a rally in the 5th inning against Max Scherzer that proved the nail in the Nationals 2017 coffin. The Nats got another big night from Michael Taylor, who went 2-4 with a walk, a home run, and 4 RBI. Daniel Murphy had a home run, double, and was walked twice.
The Cubs will open the National League Championship Series on Saturday.
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Playoff games today
New York Yankees @ Houston Astros, 7:00PM CT
Starting Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Dallas Keuchel
Season Series: Astros won season series 5-2
Notes from around baseball
- Schedule set through Monday
- Yankees set ALCS rotation
- Bellinger’s use of technology
- Judge/Altuve opposites that both exude greatness
Next: Twins keep Molitor, let go Allen
One Last Thing
In 1991, the Minnesota Twins closed out a magical run through the American League with their ALCS victory. The Twins defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 on October 13th, 1991 to clinch the ALCS 4-1 and send them to the World Series.
Starter Kevin Tapani was knocked around, giving up 5 runs over 4 innings. However, three Twins relievers threw 5 scoreless innings as the Twins came back behind a 3-5 day from Kirby Puckett, including a solo home run.
Kirby Puckett was selected MVP after leading the Twins in hitting with a .429/.435/.762 line with a double and 2 home runs. While the Twins starters struggled in the 5 games, the relievers used in the series did not allow a single earned run among 17 1/3 innings pitched.