Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: Sano’s snake

FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 1: Miguel Sano
FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 1: Miguel Sano /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, October 31st, 2017

Welcome to the October 31st 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

Surprise scored in each inning from the 5th inning through the 8th inning to defeat Peoria 6-3. LaMonte Wade started in right field, going 1-4 with a triple, a run scored, an RBI, a walk, and a strikeout. Chris Paul started at first base, going 0-4 with 2 strikeouts. Sean Miller started at second base and went 1-4 with an RBI, a stolen base, and 2 strikeouts. Ryan Eades got the win, throwing 2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing a hit and a walk, striking out 2.

Surprise will play a 2:30PM CT game against Peoria today.

Twins players totals in the AFL:
Chris Paul, 10 games, 40 AB, .275/.326/.400, 2 2B, HR, 2/11 BB/K
Sean Miller, 8 games, 30 AB, .333/.375/.367, 2B, 2 SB, 2/7 BB/K
LaMonte Wade, 12 games, 44 AB, .250/.365/.409, 2 2B, 3B, HR, SB, 6/5 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, 7 games, 8 1/3 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 2/8 BB/K

Tyler Jay selected for Fall Stars Game

There are a number of reasons why guys get selected to the Fall Stars game, and many of them do include a player’s prospect status, which could explain Jay’s selection over other players who are playing better, but it will be fun to see him (available on MLB.com and MLB Network) in that game at 7 PM Central.

More from Puckett's Pond

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

With Halloween frequently comes pranks and costumes intended to scare the victim. That inspired a quick look back at one of the best pranks of the season that occurred during one of the most exhausting games of the season.

On May 28th, the Twins were in an epic battle against the Tampa Bay Rays that ended up going 15 innings before the Rays pulled out the 8-6 victory. The game was exhausting, but before the game, Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano pulled off a great prank on (now former) pitching coach Neil Allen.

Before the game had started, as Allen was going through the dugout and encouraging players with high fives and fist bumps, Sano extended his hand with a rubber snake held in it, causing Allen to jump backwards into a sea of players.

They laughed it off and hugged it out. Happy Halloween!