Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: April 19, 2018, Happy Birthday Mauer and Viola

Minnesota Twins (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Minnesota Twins (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, April 19, 2018

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the April 19th edition of the daily dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond. You’ll find the scores and a quick summary of every level of the Twins organization and links to any information you need to know to follow the Minnesota Twins here every morning!
We’ll start with the news and notes portions and work our way through each level of the system!

News and Notes

  • Byron Buxton lands on the 10 day DL with migraines
  • Twins-Indians go into extras in pitching showdown

Cleveland Indians 1, Minnesota Twins 2

The day for the Twins started with what has become an all too routine power outage in Puerto Rico. The game was still able to be played as the Twins looked to even up their two game series with the Indians. Jose Berrios had the opportunity to start in his home country and did not disappoint. Berrios went 7.0 innings, allowed 3 hits, and recorded 5 strikeouts while retiring 16 straight to finish his outing.

On the other side Carlos Carrasco was just as effective. Carrasco went 7.0 innings allowed 3 hits and had 7 strikeouts. The pitching showcase continued into the 16th inning when fellow Puerto Rican, Eddie Rosario, scored the winning run on a Ryan LaMarre single.

April 19th Probable Starter: Off Day

Rochester Red Wings 2, Charlotte Knights 9

Starter Miles Jaye got roughed up on Wednesday night and was only able to make it through 3.0 innings. In the game, he allowed 8 hits, 6 runs and 3 walks. Red Wings first baseman and Puerto Rican Kennys Vargas went 1-for-4 with a 9th inning home run. Leanardo Reginatto had the best offensive night for the Red Wings as he went 2 for 4 with two doubles and scored a run.

April 19th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Charlotte Knights at 5:35 CT

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4, Chattanooga Lookouts 12

In Wednesday first game of the doubleheader the Lookouts clearly had their bats going as they scored 12 runs. Nick Gordon went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 runs scored. LaMonte Wade went 2-for-3, scoring 3 times and hitting a home run. Brent Rooker and Zander Wiel each added home runs as well. Start Stephen Gonsalves went 6.0 innings and struck out 8 batters but did give up 3 runs.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 2, Chattanooga Lookouts 3

In the second game of the doubleheader played by the Lookouts on Wednesday they took the lead on a Brian Navarreto double in the 6th inning. Nick Gordon also added to the 6th inning scoring with a home run. The Lookouts received two solid outings of pitching from Ryan Eades and Omar Bencomo. Both went just over 3 innings (Eades 3.2 and Bencomo 3.1), 4 hits, and 1 run.

April 19th Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at 6:15 CT

More from Minnesota Twins News

Fort Myers Miracle 4, Dunedin Blue Jays 8

The Miracle just couldn’t find an answer for Blue Jays center fielder Dalton Pompey. Pompey went 3-for-4 while adding two doubles and a run. Each Miracle pitcher got touched up for at least two runs in a frustrating performance. Offensively, designated hitter Jimmy Kerrigan went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI.

April 19th Probable Starter: Tyler Wells @ the Dunedin Blue Jays at 5:30 CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels @ Beloit Snappers Postponed

As fifth, maybe sixth winter hits the upper midwest the Kernels were unable to get their game in yesterday. Instead, they are slated to play a doubleheader today. As temperatures are expected to amazing bounce back to much more spring like ranges if the field is cleared it should be a decent day for baseball again. 

April 19th Probable Starter: Game 1 Blayne Enlow 4:00 p.m. CT and Game 2 Tyler Watson against the Beloit Snappers

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Ryan Eades, Chattanooga – 3.2 IP, 54H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K
Hitter: Nick Gordon, Chattanooga – 4-7, 3 R, 3 2B, HR

Next: 5 potential midseason call-ups

Happy Birthday Mauer and Viola!

It is one thing when one important Twins figure has a birthday, but another when two of them do!

Frank Viola turns 58 today. Viola pitched for the Twins from 1982 to 1989. He is most remembered as a member of the 1987 World Series Champion Twins. A season in which he went 17-10 and was the MVP of the World Series. Viola was inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame in 2005.

Mauer turns 35 today. He gets the day off for travel which has to be somewhat nice. What else is nice is the great start of the season that Mauer is off to. He has a good chance after eclipsing 2,000 hits to move into second on the Twins all-time hits list by time the 2018 season closes by passing Rod Carew.