Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, November 8th, 2017
Welcome to the November 8th 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 jumped out with 4 runs in the first and added a pair later to secure a 6-1 win over Glendale on Tuesday. Chris Paul got the start at first base, going 1-5 with 2 strikeouts. Sean Miller got the start at second base, going 1-4 with a strikeout. None of the Twins pitchers threw in the game.
Surprise will have a day off Wednesday.
Twins players totals in the AFL:
Chris Paul, 13 games, 53 AB, .245/.298/.358, 8 R, 3 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 3/15 BB/K
Sean Miller, 11 games, 42 AB, .310/.341/.333, 6 R, 2B, 6 RBI, 2/1 SB, 2/9 BB/K
LaMonte Wade, 16 games, 59 AB, .254/.362/.441, 8 R, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1/2 SB, 8/8 BB/K
Andrew Vasquez, 8 games, 0-0, 10 1/3 IP, 0.87 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 3/10 BB/K
Thomas Hackimer, 7 games, 0-1, 8 2/3 IP, 3.12 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 5/8 BB/K
Tyler Jay, 7 games, 0-0, 6 2/3 IP, 6.75 ERA, 1.95 WHIP, 3/7 BB/K
Ryan Eades, 8 games, 1 GS, 2-0, 10 1/3 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 3/8 BB/K
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As expected, Byron Buxton was awarded the Gold Glove for center field for the American League. Buxton was one of the best defenders regardless of position in the entire game in 2017, so that was not surprising whatsoever. Dozier winning at second base, however, was tremendously surprising as he was going up against a defending winner who had a solid year.
Another 40-man slot cleared on Tuesday as the Twins agreed in principle to sell the contract of Michael Tonkin to a team in Japan. That will open the roster even further to protect players from Rule 5 and possibly add players in free agency and trades.
Notes from around baseball
- Halladay dies in plane crash
- Gold Glove awards announced
- Correa and fan have cute moment
- Lackey likely not ready to retire yet
- The five best utility players in 2017
One Last Thing
Roy Halladay was tragically killed in a plane crash yesterday. He was just 40 years old. Originally from the Denver area, Halladay was selected by the Blue Jays as a first round pick in 1995 out of high school, and he moved quickly through the minor leagues, making his major league debut in 1998.
Halladay spent the first 12 years of his career with the Blue Jays before finishing his career with the Phillies. He had plenty of times facing the Twins, and though the Twins were in a competitive cycle at that time and had very good teams, he did well against the team.
Over 76 1/3 innings against the Twins in his career, “Doc” had a 3.07 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and a 7/67 BB/K ratio.