Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: April 20, 2018, the Metrodome, Yankees, and History

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, April 20, 2018

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the April 20th 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

Minnesota Twins off day

The Twins had the day off to travel from Puerto Rico to Tampa Bay where they get set to take on the 5-13 Rays. Coming off an emotional week in Puerto Rico it will be interesting to see how they face off against a team they should easily be able to take a series from.

April 20th Probable Starter: Lance Lynn vs. Chris Archer at 6:10 CT

Rochester Red Wings no game

The Red Wings had Thursday off as they prepare for a 7-game 6-day home stand. First up the Red Wings will take on the Columbus Clippers over the weekend and look to rebound after the 9-2 loss last time out when they took on Charlotte.

April 20th Probable Starter: Adalberto Mejia vs. Columbus Clippers at 5:35 CT

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 1, Chattanooga Lookouts 3

The Lookouts got the offense going early in their game against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. They put three runs on the board in that first frame. Brent Rooker went 2-for-4 on the night. LaMonte Wade went 1-for-4 and scored a run. That offensive output was enough for the Lookouts pitching staff who was led by starter Randy LeBlanc. LeBlanc went 6.0 innings allowing 5 hits, no runs, and recorded 3 strikeouts.

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

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Fort Myers Miracle 4, Dunedin Blue Jays 2

The Miracle scored the same number of runs as they did Wednesday night, but this time around they came out victorious. Miracle starter Tyler Wells was entrenched in a pitchers battle with Blue Jays starter Josh DeGraaf. Wells went 5.0 innings only allowing 1 hit on the night. Left Fielder Jimmy Kerrigan opened the scoring for the Miracle hitting a solo home run as he went 3-for-4. Kerrigan also recorded a triple and a double, falling a single shy of the cycle as he led the Miracle offensively Thursday.

April 19th Probable Starter: Charlie Barnes @ Bradenton Marauders at 5:30 CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels @ Beloit Snappers Postponed…again

Once again, the lingering effects of the latest storm are affecting baseball. The Kernels and Snappers thought they would be able to get a doubleheader in on Thursday. The wet and heavy snow seemed to make getting the field ready for baseball impossible.

April 19th Probable Starter: Game 1 Blayne Enlow against the Kane Count Cougar at 6:35 CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Tyler Wells, Fort Myers – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Hitter: Jimmy Kerrigan, Fort Myers – 3-4, R, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI

Next: Brian Dozier swinging a hot bat

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome home of history

There is a whole generation of Twins fans that learned to love baseball under the pillowy looking roof and climate-controlled confines of the Metrodome. Over the years that the Twins called the Dome their home, plenty of history was made there. Today we remember a piece of history that was only good for the opponent.

On April 20, 1988, the Twins were playing the New York Yankees. The Yankees had already found success against starting Twins pitcher Frank Viola to include a home run hit by Dave Winfield. History would be made in the 9th inning as the Yankees would take the lead on a Claudell Washington home run off of Twins reliever Jeff Reardon. That Washington home run was the 10,000th home run in Yankees history.

The Twins would tie up the game in their half of the ninth, but eventually, lose the history making game in 10 innings.