Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 6, 2018, Eddie Rosario’s 1st home run

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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 6, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 6th 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

Minnesota Twins 8, Chicago White Sox 4

The Twins finally got it, a good start from free-agent addition Lance Lynn. Lynn was able to go 6.0 innings while allowing eight hits, two runs, and he recorded seven strikeouts on the Twins way to winning 8-4. Eddie Rosario led the offense as he went 4-for-5, scored a run, hit a home run, double, and collected five RBIs. Eduardo Escobar was 1-for-4 with a walk and hit his MLB leading 15th double of the season.

May 6th Probable Starter: Kyle Gibson vs. James Shields at 1:10 PM CT

Lehigh Valley IronPigs 0, Rochester Red Wings 8

In his Triple-A debut, Zack Littell threw 6.0 scoreless innings to help propel the Red Wings to an 8-0 victory. Taylor Featherston was 2-for-3 from the plate with a home run, walk, three runs scored, and an RBI. Jake Cave kept his bat going as he went 3-for-5, double, a run, and two RBIs. James Ramsey also had a multi-hit night as he went 3-for-4 and scored two runs.

May 6th Probable Starter: Stephen Gonsalves vs Lehigh Valley IronPigs at 12:05 PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 11, Mobile BayBears 5

The pitching wasn’t perfect for the Lookouts, but Randy LeBlanc‘s 5.0 inning start was enough with all the offense that he was supported by. LaMonte Wade continued his on-base streak collecting a home run on his 1-for-5 day that included a walk, two runs, and three RBIs. Chris Paul went 2-for-5 with two doubles, a runs, and an RBI. By the end of the game six of the nine players in the Lookouts lineup had multi-hit games.

May 6th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Mobile BayBears at 2:05 PM CT

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Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Fort Myers Miracle 1

Brady Anderson actually gave the Miracle a good start with 6.0 innings, three hits, a run, three walks and five strikeouts. With the Miracle running into a good pitching performance from Jupiter it wasn’t enough in a 2-1 loss. Taylor Grzelakowski had the most success as he went 2-for-2 with a double and two walks.

 May 6th Probable Starter: Clark Beeker vs. Jupiter Hammerheads at 3:00 PM CT

West Michigan Whitecaps 6, Cedar Rapids Kernels 7

On the back of a two run home runs from both Trey Cabbage and Ben Rortvedt the Kernels were able to put enough runs on the board to hold off the Whitecaps 7-6. In his return to the Kernels rotation, Blayne Enlow pitched 2.0 innings, four hits, one run, and three strikeouts. Randy Dobnak than came in 5.0 innings allowing five hits, two runs, a walk, and five strikeouts. Alex Kirilloff collected another extra-base hit on a double as he went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

May 6th Probable Starter: Bryan Sammons vs. West Michigan Whitecaps @ 6:35 PM CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Zack Littell, Chattanooga – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 6 K

Hitter: Trey Cabbage, Cedar Rapids – 3-4, R, HR, 3 RBI

Next: Fernando Rodney wearing out his welcome

Eddie Rosario hits first home run on first MLB pitch

On May 6, 2015, Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario saw one pitch before he announced his arrival to the majors. Rosario took that first pitch from Scott Kazmir and deposited in the left-field seats for his first career hit and home run. It was a good introduction to the flair that Rosario plays baseball with each and every night. Seems only fitting to be remembering that anniversary the night after Rosario had a big night for the Twins and tied his career high five RBIs.