Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: April 27, 2018, Scott Erickson throws a no-hitter

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, April 27, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the April 27th 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 4

Thursday’s game was the best of the series, but it was same story just a different day. The Twins got the scoring started on an Eduardo Escobar 2-run home run in the 3rd inning. Kyle Gibson even had a solid start as he went 6.0 innings allowing no runs and recording 10 strikeouts. Then Twins fans got the Fernando Rodney Experience in the worst of ways. Gary Sanchez ended the game on a 3-run home run off of Rodney to end the game and sweep the Twins.

April 27th Probable Starter: Luis Castillo vs. Phil Hughes at 7:10 PM CT

Rochester Red Wings Off Day

After finishing up their series with Gwinnett, the Red Wings had the day off on Thursday. They travel to start a series against Syracuse on Friday.

April 27th Probable Starter: Fernando Romero vs Syracuse Chiefs

Tennessee Smokies @ Chattanooga Lookouts PPD

The Lookouts were set to send Lewis Thorpe to the mound on Thursday, but mother nature had a different idea. Rain caused the game to be postponed. The Lookouts will now play a doubleheader on Sunday.

April 27th Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe vs. Tennessee Smokies at 6:15 PM CT

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Daytona Tortugas 4, Fort Myers Miracle 5

The Miracle picked up the win in their first game against Daytona. Jared Foster went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored. Jimmy Kerrigan continues to swing a hot bat as he also scored a run going 2-for-4. Andrew Vasquez picked up a two-inning, scoreless save to close out the game.

April 27th Probable Starter: Andro Cutura @ Daytona Tortugas at 6:00 PM CT

Burlington Bees 10, Cedar Rapids Kernels 5

Bailey Ober ended up drawing the start on Thursday and it was not a good day for him. Ober allowed 6 runs in under an inning of work as the Bees scored all 10 runs in the first 3 innings of this game. Royce Lewis did lead the attempt at a comeback as he went 2-for-5 and scored a run on his return to the lineup after an off day.

April 27th Probable Starter: TBD vs the Burlington Bees at 6:35 CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Andrew Vasquez, Fort Myers – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, S
Hitter: Jared Foster, Fort Myers -3-4, R, 2B

Next: Update on the Twins top-5 prospects

Scott Erickson No-Hitter

On this day in 1994 the Twins played the Milwaukee Brewers and Scott Erickson made history by throwing a no-hitter. In the 9 inning no-hitter, Erickson did walk four batters and sent five batters away on strikeouts.  It didn’t hurt that the Twins provided Erickson with run support early and often. The offense was led by none other than Kirby Puckett who went 4-for-5 as the Twins scored 6 runs.