Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip: The First Awarded Ace

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: The 2016 National League Cy Young Award is presented to Max Scherzer
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: The 2016 National League Cy Young Award is presented to Max Scherzer /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, October 30th, 2017

Welcome to the October 30th 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

Arizona Fall League Update

Day off

Surprise will play a 2:30PM CT game at Peoria on Monday.

Twins players totals in the AFL:
Chris Paul, 9 games, 36 AB, .306/.359/.444, 2 2B, HR, 2/9 BB/K
Sean Miller, 7 games, 26 AB, .346/.393/.385, 2B, SB, 2/5 BB/K
LaMonte Wade, 11 games, 40 AB, .250/.362/.375, 2 2B, HR, SB, 5/4 BB/K
Andrew Vasquez, 6 games, 7 1/3 IP, 1.23 ERA, 0.55 WHIP, 1/7 BB/K
Thomas Hackimer, 5 games, 6 IP, 4.50 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, 5/6 BB/K
Tyler Jay, 6 games, 5 2/3 IP, 3.18 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 1/7 BB/K
Ryan Eades, 6 games, 6 1/3 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 1/6 BB/K

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Most recent World Series games

Game 5: Houston Astros 13, Los Angeles Dodgers 12 (10)
After scoring 3 runs in the first and seeing ace Clayton Kershaw put up zeroes and dominate the first three innings, the Dodgers likely felt good about Sunday night. However, the game then turned into an epic back and forth that would see three or more runs scored in 6 different half innings before the Astros walked off with the victory after 10 innings.

Neither starter completed 5 innings on the night, with Dallas Keuchel going just 3 2/3 and Kershaw lasting 4 2/3. Both bullpens showed their exhaustion over the series as 14 pitchers were used in the game.

For the Dodgers, Cody Bellinger played beyond his rookie-level experience, leading the Dodger offense with a 2-5 night with a home run and a triple, driving in 4 runs and drawing a walk. Yasiel Puig added a home run as well.

For the Astros, the middle infield combo of Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa sparked the offense, each hitting a home run, combining to go 6-10 with 5 runs scored and 7 RBI. Yuli Gurriel, George Springer, and Brian McCann also homered in the game for Houston.

The series returns to Los Angeles on Tuesday for game 6.

Next World Series game

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:00PM CT, Tuesday
Starting Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Rich Hill
Television: Fox
Series Standing: Astros lead 3-2

Notes from around baseball

Next: Possible Twins bullpen moves

One Last Thing

The first Minnesota Twins pitcher to ever win the Cy Young Award turns 82 today.

The Twins acquired Jim Perry in 1963, and he was traded away in 1972. In the 10 seasons he pitched in Minnesota, he won 128 games, posted a 3.15 ERA, and threw more than 1,800 innings.

Perry won the Cy Young Award in 1970, going 24-12 over 40 starts and 278 2/3 innings with a 3.04 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and a 57/168 BB/K ratio. He made 2 All Star teams with the Twins, and three 4 consecutive seasons of 200 innings on his way to being traded after his age 36 season, when he’d do it two more times before retiring after 1975 at age 39.

Perry’s career statistics were 215 wins, 3,285 2/3 innings pitched, with a 3.45 ERA. He was elected to the Twins Hall of Fame in 2011, and he and his Hall of Fame brother, Gaylord, combined to win 529 games, second only to the Niekro brothers of phil and Joe, who combined for 539 wins.

Happy birthday, Jim!