Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 4, 2018, Star Wars Day!

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 4: Darth Vader shakes hands with a fan dressed as Anakin Skywalker before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Oakland Athletics as part of May the 4th Be With You night on May 4, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 4: Darth Vader shakes hands with a fan dressed as Anakin Skywalker before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Oakland Athletics as part of May the 4th Be With You night on May 4, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 4, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 4th 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

Chicago White Sox 6 , Minnesota Twins 5

New team, new city, same story it feels like. The Twins built up a 5-1 lead only to see the White Sox come back and defeat them in the bottom of the 9th on a walk-off Trayce Thompson home run off of Addison Reed. Brian Dozier also continued to struggle as he went 0-for-5 on the night. Logan Morrison did hit a home run as he went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

May 4th Probable Starter: Jose Berrios vs. Carson Fulmer at 6:10 PM CT

Lehigh Valley IronPigs 5, Rochester Red Wings 2

Aaron Slegers didn’t have a great night as the Red Wings lost to the IronPigs 5-2 Thursday. Slegers went 6.1 innings and allowed 10 hits, five runs, including two home runs. One of the players who got the best of Slegers was old friend, Trevor Plouffe who went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a double. Kennys Vargas went 1-for-3 for the Red Wings with a double and a walk.

May 4th Probable Starter: D.J. Baxendale vs Lehigh Valley IronPigs at 7:05 PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Mobile BayBears 1

The Lookouts jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after 2 innings as they went on to defeat Mobile 4-1. Kohl Stewart gave the Lookouts a solid start as he went 5.0 innings and allowed one run while striking out five batters. Zack Jones got credit for a two-inning save and stuck out four batters to finish the game. LaMonte Wade went 2-for-5 on the night with a 6th inning home run. Nick Gordon went 2-for-5 and his season average now sits at .340.

May 4th Probable Starter: Zack Littell vs. Mobile BayBears at 7:05 PM CT

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Fort Myers Miracle 0, Tampa Tarpons 5

In a reverse of the score from Wednesday, the Miracle lost 5-0 Thursday night. The Miracle ran straight into 6.2 scoreless innings  and 11 strikeouts from Tarpons starter Michael King. Lewin Diaz had the most successful night of all the Miracle batters as he went 1-for-3 with a walk.

 May 4th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Tampa Tarpons at 6:00 PM CT

South Bend Cubs 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 6

The Kernels defeated the Cubs 6-5 on Thursday. Starter Bailey Ober was rolling until he was roughed up by four runs in the 4th inning. Alex Kirilloff hit a home run in the 5th inning as he went 2-for-4 and scored two runs and had three RBIs. Royce Lewis was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run, and an RBI.

May 4th Probable Starter: Brusdar Graterol vs. West Michigan Whitecaps @ 6:35 PM CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Zack Jones, Chattanooga – 2.0 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K, S

Hitter: Alex Kirillof, Cedar Rapids – 2-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI

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

May the 4th be with you

As today is traditionally Star Wars day, it is common for baseball teams to get in on the fun. The Rochester Red Wings will be wearing jerseys featuring Wicket the Ewok with the Death Star off in the horizon. This has to be one of my favorite promotional nights every year across baseball.

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