Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 2, 2018, historical fun with 4 home runs


Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 2, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 2nd 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

Toronto Blue Jays 7, Minnesota Twins 4

The Twins sent the game to extra innings, but the 10th inning got ugly. A wild pitch, a bobbled grounder, and a wild pitch resulted in three runs which led to the Twins 7-4 loss. Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with a run, home run, and 3 RBIs. Joe Mauer also hit a home run in his first at-bat of the day as he went 1-for-5 for the game.

May 2nd Probable Starter: Marcus Stroman vs. Fernando Romero at 12:10 PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 2, Pawtucket Red Sox 0

The Red Wings did the whole of their offensive damage in the 5th inning of their 2-0 win. The first run came off a solo home run by Kennys Vargas.  The second run came off of a double by Jake Cave. In his first Triple-A game of 2018, Stephen Gonsalves pitched 7.2 innings and allowed only one hit and one walk with five strikeouts.

May 2nd Probable Starter: Myles Jaye vs Pawtucket Red Sox at 11:05 AM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts Off Day

The Lookouts had an off day as they get ready for their series against the Mobile BayBears

May 2nd Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe vs. Mobile BayBears at 6:35 PM CT

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Fort Myers Miracle 1, Tampa Tarpons 2

The Miracle made an effort to rally in the 9th inning but would end up falling 2-1 in the series opener with the Tarpons. Travis Blankenhorn hit his 5th home run in the 7th inning for the Miracle’s lone run. Starter Anthony Marzi went 6.0 innings allowing 4 hits, 2 runs and one unearned run with five strikouts.

 May 2nd Probable Starter: Tyler Wells vs. Tampa Tarpons at 5:30 PM CT

South Bend Cubs 0, Cedar Rapids Kernels 10

The duo of starter Edwar Colina and Jovani Moran combined to pitch a no-hitter against the South Bend Cubs. Colina went 6 innings with five walks and two strikeouts. Moran got a 3.0 inning save with a walk and a strikeout. Akil Baddoo with 3-for-5, scoring three runs, home run, and an RBI. Jean Carlos Arias was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a home run.

May 2nd Probable Starter: Tyler Watson vs. South Bend Cubs @ 6:35 PM CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Stephen Gonsalves, Rochester – 7.2 IP, H, BB, 5 K
Hitter: Akil Baddoo, Cedar Rapids – 3-5, 3 R, HR, RBI

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Fun in Twins history with 4 home runs

On May 2, 1964 against the Kansas City Athletics the Twins had fun with the long ball. In the 11th inning, the Twins hit four consecutive home runs. Twins hitters Tony Oliva, Bob Allison, Jimmie Hall, and Harmon Killebrew were the batters who went back-to-back-to-back-to-back.

In 1992, the Twins made Scott Sanderson of the New York Yankees the 12th pitcher to surrender four home runs in a single inning. Those came courtesy of Shane Mack, Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek, and Randy Bush.