Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: April 29, 2018, Happy Birthday Bob McClure

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, April 29, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the April 29th 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

Cincinnati Reds 1, Minnesota Twins 3

The Twins Saturday finally saw their eight-game losing streak come to an end. It started with a good start by Jake Odorizzi who went 6.0 innings giving up only one run. Maybe more importantly the bullpen trio of Zach Duke, Addison Reed, and Fernando Rodney held the Reds to that one run. Something we as fans haven’t seen for a while. Mitch Garver had a good day at the plate as he went 2-for-4 with a double, run, and RBI.

April 29th Probable Starter: Tyler Mahle vs. Jose Berrios at 1:10 PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 2, Syracuse Chiefs 0

Like their major league counterpart, the Red Wings 2-0 win over Syracuse was highlighted by pitching. Aaron Slegers after his brief call-up got the start. He went 6.0 innings allowing four hits, two walks, and four strikeouts. Nick Anderson recorded 2.0 innings keeping the shutout going with four strikeouts. Gabriel Moya would secure the game with an inning of work allowing one hit, one walk, and one strikeout.

April 29th Probable Starter: Dietrich Enns vs Syracuse Chiefs at 12:05 PM CT

Tennessee Smokies 4, Chattanooga Lookouts 6

After falling behind in the 6th inning, the Lookouts were able to put together a strong 7th to secure the 6-4 win over the Smokies on Saturday. LaMonte Wade was part of that 7th inning as he collected an RBI and went 2-for-3 on the day. Nick Gordon continued to be productive at the plate as he went 2-for-2 with a double, walk, run scored, and RBI.

April 29th Probable Starter: Zack Littel vs. Tennessee Smokies at 1:15 PM CT

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Daytona Tortugas 7, Fort Myers Miracle 3

Daytona scored early and often in this one to defeat the Miracle 7-3. The Miracle only recorded three hits on Saturday and Brady Anderson got roughed up allowing all seven Tortuga runs. The only scoring offense came on a Travis Blackenhorn walk and then sacrifices of the bats of Taylor Grzelakowski and Alex Robles.

April 29th Probable Starter: Clark Beeker @ Daytona Tortugas at 3:00 PM CT

Cedar Rapids Kernels 1, Quad Cities River Bandits 4

The Kernels had the lead early over the River Bandits but would eventually lose the game 4-1. Trey Cabbage went 1-for-3 and had a double in the 2nd inning which brought in right fielder Jean Carlos Arias.  Arias was on third base after hitting a triple for his lone hit of the day.

April 29th Probable Starter: Bryan Sammons vs Quad Cities River Bandits at 1:15 PM CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Nick Anderson, Rochester – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Hitter: Nick Gordon, Chattanooga -2-2, R, 2B, BB, RBI

Next: 15 minor leaguers off to a hot start

Bob McClure‘s 66th birthday

Today is Twins senior pitching advisor Bob McClure’s 66th birthday. McClure came to the Twins after most recently serving as the pitching coach of the Philadelphia Phillies. McClure was a pitcher in parts of 19 seasons and was 68-57 with a 3.81 ERA, 701 strikeouts, and 52 saves over his major league career. Before joining the Twins, McClure also had coaching or scouting stints with the Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, and Boston Red Sox in addition to the Phillies. Happy 66th, Bob!