Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 3, 2018, Liriano’s No-Hitter

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 12: Francisco Liriano #47 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Texas Rangers during the second inning of their game on June 12, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 12: Francisco Liriano #47 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Texas Rangers during the second inning of their game on June 12, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 3, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 3rd 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 0, Minnesota Twins 4

The Twins got a great 5.2 inning start from Fernando Romero in his MLB debut. Romero allowed four hits, three walks, no runs, while recording five strikeouts. The bullpen held their own, as well as the Twins, won 4-0 Wednesday afternoon. Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with a home run. Eduardo Escobar was also 2-for-4 with a double.

May 3rd Probable Starter: Jake Odorizzi vs. Reynaldo Lopez at 7:10 PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 6, Pawtucket Red Sox 7

The Red Wings lost as starter Myles Jaye got hit around and allowed five runs. Left fielder Jermaine Curtis went 2-for-5 with a run, four RBIs, and a home run. Willians Astudillo added his own home run as his only hit of the afternoon.

May 3rd Probable Starter: Aaron Slegers vs Pawtucket Red Sox at 7:05 PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 7, Mobile BayBears 6

It took a 10th inning but the Lookouts defeated Mobile 7-6 on Wednesday. Starter Lewis Thorpe threw four scoreless frames but did issue two hits, five walks while striking out six. The bats got going early on and Edgar Corcino went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Alex Perez reached base four times as he went 1-for-2 with two runs and three walks.

May 3rd Probable Starter: Kohl Stewart vs. Mobile BayBears at 6:35 PM CT

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Fort Myers Miracle 5, Tampa Tarpons 0

Tyler Wells led the way with a good start as the Miracle defeated Tampa Wednesday 5-0. Wells went 6.0 innings, allowed two hits, a walk, and had four strikeouts. Joe Cronin with 2-for-4 from the plate with a walk, triple, and three RBIs.

 May 3rd Probable Starter: Charlie Barnes vs. Tampa Tarpons at 5:30 PM CT

South Bend Cubs 0, Cedar Rapids Kernels 5

Wednesday’s game was shortened to 6 innings by rain, but the Kernels won 5-0. Starter Tyler Watson went 5.1 innings and picked up the win while allowing three hits, no runs, no walks, and striking out six batters. Jean Carlos Arias had another good day batting as he went 3-for-3 and two RBIs. Andrew Bechtold went 1-for-3 with a double and scored a run.

May 3rd Probable Starter: Bailey Ober vs. South Bend Cubs @ 6:35 PM CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Tyler Watson, Cedar Rapids – 5.1 IP, 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K

Hitter: Jermaine Curtis, Rochester – 2-5,  R, HR, 4 RBI

Next: Minnesota Twins: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Liriano’s No-No

On May 3, 2011, Francisco Liriano threw his first no-hitter and complete game. Going the full 9 innings, Liriano did walk six batters and only struck out two. Doesn’t fully feel the way you would expect a Liriano no-hitter to go, but that is how it did. The Twins won the game 1-0 against who happens to also be today’s opponent, the Chicago White Sox. 

Today is also Ben Revere‘s birthday as he turns the big 3-0. Revere also happens to be part of the inspiration for one of my fantasy baseball team’s name, “Span of Reverence.” I was lamenting, but understood, the loss of those two center fielders that offseason.

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