Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, April 26, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.
Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the April 26th 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
- Twins designate Tyler Kinley after rough start to season recall Aaron Slegers
- C.C. Sabathia gave signing with the Twins serious consideration.
Minnesota Twins 3, New York Yankees 8
Losing streak is now at six. Things looked good to begin the game as Miguel Sano crushed a home run to start the game and put the Twins up 2-0 early. Another bad Lance Lynn start changed some of those good feelings quickly. Lynn would wind up pitching 3.2 innings allowing 7 hits, 6 runs, and 2 home runs. Max Kepler did go 3-for-5 on the night raising his batting average to .308. In this horrible stretch, Ryan Pressly has been about the only thing positive for the Twins. Pressly’s ERA remains at 0.00 as he threw another scoreless frame Wednesday.
Gwinnett Stripers 3, Rochester Red Wings 8
The Red Wings were able to take the final game of their home series against the Gwinnett Stripers. Kennys Vargas went 3-for-4 and got the Red Wings scoring going on a single that plated Nick Buss. Adalberto Mejia started the game but left after roughly an inning with an apparent injury. Matt Magil pitched 3.0 innings of scoreless relief on his way to his second save of the season.
April 26th Probable Starter: Off Day
Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Jackson Generals 3
Even though the Lookouts were out hit 13 to 6 by the Generals, the Lookouts won 4-3 Wednesday afternoon. What helped the Lookouts is all four runs were brought in by one swing of Edgar Corcino‘s bat as he hit a grand slam in the second inning. Randy LeBlanc started the game for the Lookouts and went 6.2 innings allowed 11 hits, 2 earned runs (3 runs total) and 6 strikeouts.
April 26th Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe vs. Tennessee Smokies at 6:15 PM CT
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Fort Myers Miracle 5, Clearwater Threshers 9
A good start for the Miracle would come to a hault during the third inning as the Miracle fall 5-9 to Clearwater on Wednesday. Travis Blankenhorn went 2-for-4 with 2 home runs. Nelson Molina added a double, RBI, and run as he went 3-for-4.
April 26th Probable Starter: Charlie Barnes @ Clearwater Threshers at 6:00 PM CT
Burlington Bees 7, Cedar Rapids Kernels 2
The Kernels had a rough game on Wednesday as Royce Lewis sat the game out and they lose 7-2 to Burlington. Fellow top prospect Alex Kirilloff went 1-for-4 with a double and RBI. Andrew Bechtold reached base three times as he went 2-for-3 with a walk and scored a run.
April 26th Probable Starter: TBD vs the Burlington Bees at 6:35 CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Randy LeBlanc, Chattanooga – 6.2 IP, 11 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K
Hitter: Travis Blankenhorn, Miracle -2-4, 2 HR
A Tear in the Metrodome Roof
As we have battled weather to begin this season it seems only right to take a trip down memory lane and remember the Metrodome. On April 26, 1986, straight line winds created a tear in the roof of the Metrodome. Causing the lights to sag and rain to get inside the indoor stadium. The roof would be repaired for play to resume, but the Twins would lose 7-6 to the California Angels.