Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 5, 2018, Happy Birthday Mike Redmond!
By Nate Palmer
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 5, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.
Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 5th 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
- Zack Littell promoted to Triple-A Rochester
- Paul Molitor shakes up the lineup, moves Joe Mauer into the leadoff spot
Minnesota Twins 6, Chicago White Sox 4
Jose Berrios didn’t have his best stuff Friday night, but a power surge of home runs helped the Twins win 6-4. Eduardo Escobar got the home runs going in the 2nd inning. Then Escobar, Brian Dozier, and Logan Morrison combined together to hit three home runs in the third inning. There were times that it got close, but the bullpen did their job as Ryan Pressly had another impressive outing and Fernando Rodney came in to record the save.
May 5th Probable Starter: Lance Lynn vs. Hector Santiago at 6:10 PM CT
Lehigh Valley IronPigs 11, Rochester Red Wings 3
The IronPIgs roughed up the Red Wings early and often as the force was not with the home team as they lost 11-3. Starter D.J. Baxendale only made it 1.2 innings and allowed six runs and two home runs. Tyler Duffey came in after Baxendale and also got hit hard over 2.1 innings allowing 4 runs and one home run. Jake Cave was 2-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout and Wynston Sawyer went 1-for-3 with a double.
May 5th Probable Starter: Zack Littell vs Lehigh Valley IronPigs at 12:05 PM CT
Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Mobile BayBears 2
Lookouts exploded in the top of the 9th inning for four runs to win against Mobile. LaMonte Wade extended his on-base streak to 16 games and drove in the final run as he went 1-for-5. Brian Olson had his first hit as a lookout and went 3-for-4 with a run, double, and an RBI. Tanner English provided the tieing and winning runs off of his triple in the 9th inning as he went 2-for-4 on the night.
May 5th Probable Starter: Omar Bencomo vs. Mobile BayBears at 7:05 PM CT
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Jupiter Hammerheads 3, Fort Myers Miracle 8
The Miracle were able to jump on Jupiter starter Sam Perez early to secure an 8-3 victory. Andro Cutura gave the Miracle a good 6.0 inning start allowing five hits and two runs and four strikeouts. Lewin Diaz hit his third home run of the season as he went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Joe Cronin added his own home run as the shortstop went 1-for-3, with a walk, two runs, and two RBIs.
May 5th Probable Starter: Brady Anderson vs. Jupiter Hammerheads at 5:00 PM CT
West Michigan Whitecaps 4, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1
On a kid-friendly Paw Patrol night, the Kernels were clearly not “Ruff, Ruff Ready” as they lost 4-1. The Kernels did get the first run on the board in the 1st inning when Akil Baddoo scored on an Alex Kirilloff double, his eighth of the season. Starter Brusdar Graterol even did well as he went 5.0 innings allowed three hits, no runs, and struck out four. Graterol put on a show as he hit 100 mph on the radar gun. The Kernels bullpen couldn’t hold the lead as the Whitecaps came back in the late innings to score four runs and win the game.
May 5th Probable Starter: TBD 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
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Happy Birthday Mike Redmond!
On this day in 1971, everyone’s favorite backup catcher was born. Most Twins fans will know Mike Redmond best for the time he spent backing up Joe Mauer at catcher. Redmond was a member of the Twins from 2005-2009 and hit .297/.339/.359 over those years. That slash line helped in making it all possible to let Mauer take a day off here and there.
Since his playing days, Redmond has joined the coaching ranks. On November 1, 2012, Redmond was named the manager of the Miami Marlins. The same franchise where he started his career as a player. In 2015 Redmond was fired as Marlins manager and continues to coach today as the bench coach for the Colorado Rockies. Happy Birthday Big Red!