Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: April 25, 2018, remembering a Jim Kaat gem

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, April 25, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the April 25th 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 3, New York Yankees 8

The Twins dropped their fifth straight game Tuesday night. The hope had been that Jose Berrios and his hot start would have been able to stop the Twins skid, but the Yankees continued their dominance over our favorite team. Berrios only went 4.0 innings allowing 5 runs and 2 home runs. Brian Dozier also went hitless on the night snapping his hit streak to begin the season.

April 25th Probable Starter: Lance Lynn vs. Sonny Gray at 5:35 PM CT

Gwinnett Stripers 5,  Rochester Red Wings 2

The Red Wings fell to the Stripers 5-2 as fans in Rochester got to see Jose Bautista make a bid to make the Atlanta Braves roster. The game started out well enough for the Red Wings as Myles Jaye got the start and went 5.0 innings, allowing a 7 hits, but only 1 run. Ryne Harper entered the game in relief of Jaye and got roughed up as he allowed 4 runs. With the Red Wings bats very quiet Tuesday that was more than enough runs to secure a Stripers victory.

April 25th Probable Starter: Adalberto Mejia vs. Gwinnett Stripers at 10:05 AM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 2, Jackson Generals 1

Led by another solid start from Stephen Gonsalves, the Lookouts defeated the Generals 2-1. Gonsalves picked up his third win of the season by throwing 5.0 innings and allowing 4 hits and 1 run while striking out 9 batters. Tyler Jay kept his season ERA at 0.00 by throwing a scoreless inning of relief. Nick Gordon also continued his hot start with the bat as he went 2-for-4 with a triple bringing his season average to .382.

April 25th Probable Starter: Randy LeBlanc vs. Jackson Generals at 11:05 AM CT

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Fort Myers Miracle 2, Clearwater Threshers 3

The Miracle were in the game until the end when Clearwater’s Darick Hall hit a walkoff home run to win the game 3-2. Anthony Marzi gave the Miracle a solid start throwing 5.0 innings allowing only one run on a home run. The outing puts Marzi’s season ERA at 1.93. Shortstop Joe Cronin went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday’s game.

April 25th Probable Starter: Tyler Wells @ Clearwater Threshers at 11:00 AM CT

Burlington Bees 1, Cedar Rapids Kernels 3

The Kernels gave run support early to their starter Edwar Colina as they scored 2 runs in the second inning. Working with a lead Colina went 5.0 innings allowing no runs and striking out 4 batters. Ben Rodriguez went 2-for-3 for the Kernels scoring one of the team’s runs. Top prospect Royce Lewis went 1-for-4 while collecting his 6th RBI on the season.

April 25th Probable Starter: Tyler Watson vs the Burlington Bees at 6:35 CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Stephen Gonsalves, Chattanooga – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 9 K
Hitter: Nick Gordon, Chattanooga -2-4, R, RBI, 3B

Next: Update on the Twins top-5 prospects

Jim Kaat pitches a 2-hit shutout in Yankee Stadium

As we sit in the middle of the Twins unable to do anything positive against the Yankees, maybe this piece of history can provide some positive mojo for the present. On April 25, 1971, Jim Kaat went 9.0 innings and pitched a 2-hit shutout in a Twins 8-0 victory over the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium. Kaat also collected 2 hits in his efforts! Hat Tip to Twins Almanac on remembering this gem!