Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: April 24, 2018, a Molitor 5 RBI game
By Nate Palmer
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, April 24, 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
- After the game against the Yankees, bullpen ERA at 15.53, Busenitz optioned
- Byron Buxton pulled from rehab game after fouling ball off his foot
Minnesota Twins 1, New York Yankees 14
The Twins continued to have a rough road trip as they dropped their 4th straight game and first to the Yankees. Starter Jake Odorizzi was roughed up early and often as he went 4.2 innings giving up 5 hits, 5 runs, and 2 home runs. Brian Dozier was able to extend his hit streak to start the season to 17 games as he went 1-for-3 and drove in Ryan LaMarre for the Twins lone run of the night. Max Kepler was the only Twins player to hit for extra bases after a double in the 5th inning.
April 24th Probable Starter: Jose Berrios vs. C.C. Sabbathia at 6:05 PM CT
Rochester Red Wings 2, Gwinnet Stripers 1
The Red Wings got two runs early in the game and that is all they needed to win their game 2-1 over Gwinnet. Leonardo Reginatto went 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI. Jermaine Curtis drove in the other run and went 1-for-1 with a double and a walk. D.J. Baxendale also put together a solid start by throwing 4.0 innings and allowed 2 hits while striking out 2 and issuing no walks.
April 24th Probable Starter: Myles Jaye vs. Gwinnet Stripers at 5:35 PM CT
Chattanooga Lookouts 0, Jackson Generals 7
The Lookouts dropped the first game of their doubleheader Monday 7-0. There really isn’t much positive to say about this game. The Lookouts were held to only 2 hits, one each from LaMonte Wade and Nick Gordon. Lookouts starter Zack Littel was roughed up over his 4.1 innings of work allowing 7 hits and 6 runs.
Chattanooga Lookouts 6, Jackson Generals 7
The Lookouts seemed to have the game locked up as they headed to the bottom of the ninth with a 6-5 lead. With Williams Ramirez in the game, Marty Herum hit a single driving in the tieing and winning run for a Generals win. Nick Gordon went 3-for-4, scored a run and drove in one as well. LaMonte Wade went 2-for-4 scoring 2 runs and hitting a home run.
April 24th Probable Starter: Stephen Gonsalves vs. Jackson Generals at 4:00 PM CT
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Fort Myers Miracle 3, Clearwater Threshers 5
The big news out of Fort Myers again centered around Byron Buxton who was pulled back from his start after fouling a ball off his foot in Sunday’s game. Sean Poppen gave the Miracle a solid start as he allowed no runs over 4.2 innings while striking out five batters. It all unraveled with Max Cordy on the mound as the Threshers scored 4 runs off of the reliever. Travis Blankenhorn did hit a home run as he went 1-for-3 on that night. Lewin Diaz drove in a run while going 2-for-4 with a triple.
April 24th Probable Starter: TBD @ Clearwater Threshers at 6:00 PM CT
Burlington Bees 13, Cedar Rapids Kernels 5
The Kernels couldn’t find any success pitching on Monday night. Bryan Sammons started the game and pitched 4.1 innings and allowed 6 runs to score in the 13-5 loss. Akil Baddoo did go 4-for-5 for the Kernels, scoring 2 runs and collecting an RBI. Alex Kiriloff hit a home run as he went 3-for-5 on the night.
April 24th Probable Starter: Edwar Colina vs the Burlington Bees at 6:35 CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Sean Poppen, Fort Myers – 4.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Hitter: Akil Baddoo, Cedar Rapids -4-5, 2 R, RBI
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Molitor and Myers with a pair of 5 RBI games
On April 24, 1996 the Twins and Detroit Tigers played a game that the Twins won 24-11. Catcher Greg Myers and designated hitter Paul Molitor each drove in 5 RBIs in that game. Myers went 5-for-6 with 3 runs, 2 doubles, and a sacrifice fly. Molitor went 2-for-5 in that game with a home run, triple, and a stolen base. The Twins 24 runs was the most scored against the Tigers since 1912. A game where the Tigers were playing with replacement players due to a players’ strike.