Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: April 23, 2018, Happy Birthday Carlos Silva

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 4: Carlos Silva
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, April 23, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

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 6, Tampa Bay Rays 8

The Twins had the opportunity to salvage at least one win from the Rays on Sunday, but saw that go away on a Carlos Gomez home run. In the 8-6 loss, Brian Dozier extended his hit streak to start the season to 16 games as he went 2-for-5 scoring a run and collecting 2 RBIs. From the pitching side, the only real bright spot was that Ryan Pressly continued his great start to the season as he pitched 1.2 innings allowing no runs and logging four strikeouts.

April 23rd Probable Starter: Jake Odorizzi vs. Masahiro Tanaka at 6:05 PM CT

Columbus Clippers 1, Rochester Red Wings 0

The Red Wings just couldn’t get any run support to capitalize on what was a good start by Fernando Romero in a 1-0 loss Sunday. The Red Wings collected 6 hits, all from different batters. Only Brock Stassi had an extra-base hit with a double off of Clipper reliever Jordan Milbrath. Romero gave the Red Wings 6.2 inning of 2 hit ball including 10 strikeouts.

The Red Wings will look to rebound Monday as they play a doubleheader against the Gwinnet Stripers.

April 23rd Probable Starter: Dietrich Enns (Game 1) and D.J. Baxendale (Game2) vs. Gwinnet Stripers at 5:05 PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts Game Postponed due to rain

As is nothing really new at this point in the 2018 season. Another game was postponed due to weather. The Lookouts will look to play a doubleheader on Monday now against the Jackson Generals.

April 23rd Probable Starter: Zack Littell (Game 1) and TBD (Game 2) vs. Jackson Generals at 4:00 PM CT

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Fort Myers Miracle 3, Bradenton 4

One of the headlines for this game is Byron Buxton played on MLB assignment as he looks to get ready to come off of the DL after dealing with concussions. Buxton went 0-for-4 in the 4-3 loss for the Miracle. The other highlight of the evening was Catcher Taylor Grzelakowski’s two home run night which drove in all three Miracle runs.

April 23rd Probable Starter: Sean Poppen @ Clearwater Threshers at 6:00 PM CT

Kane County 0, Cedar Rapids Kernels 7

In a 7-0 win the Kernels were able to manufacture plenty of offense. Jose Miranda drove in 4 of those runs going 1-for-3 with two sacrifice flys and a two-run home run. Ben Rodriguez scored 2 runs as he went 2-for-3 for the game. After being moved down to Cedar Rapids, Carlos Suniaga went 2.1 innings allowing no runs and two hits.

April 23rd Probable Starter: Bryan Sammons vs the Burlington at 6:35 CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Fernando Romero, Rochester – 6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 10 K
Hitter: Taylor Grzelakowski , Fort Myers -2-4, R, 2 HR, 3 RBI

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Happy Birthday Carlos Silva

Today is former Twins pitcher Carlos Silva’s birthday! Silva came to the Twins in a trade from the Philadelphia Phillies. As the Twins sent pitcher Eric Milton to Philadelphia, the Twins received Silvan, Nick Punto, and Bobby Korecky. Silva was part of the Twins rotation from 2004-2007 and topped 180 innings pitched in each of those seasons. His best season with the Twins was 2005, when Silva held a 3.44 ERA and a 130 ERA+.