Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 7, 2018, remembering Carlos Gomez’s cycle
By Nate Palmer
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 7, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.
Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 7th 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
- Stephen Gonsalves named International League Pitcher of the Week.
- With 3-1 series win over the White Sox, Twins two games back of Indinans
Minnesota Twins 5, Chicago White Sox 3
The Twins got off to a rough start on Sunday. They were down by two runs and being no-hit by James Shields into the seventh until the bats broke out. The Twins would go on to win the game 5-3. Kyle Gibson had another good start as he continued to get swings and misses over 6.2 innings. Allowing four hits for three runs and recording eight strikeouts on the outing. On the anniversary of his major league debut, Eddie Rosario hit a home run as he went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Logan Morrison was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
May 7th Probable Starter: Fernando Romero vs. John Gant at 7:10 PM CT
Lehigh Valley IronPigs 1, Rochester Red Wings 6
In a 6-1 win Sunday afternoon, Stephen Gonsalves led the way with a phenomenal start. In his second Triple-A start of the year, Gonsalves went 6.2 innings, allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out nine. Nick Anderson continued the dominant pitching performance by pitching the final 2.1 innings, allowing one hit, and had two strikeouts. Jake Cave has improved his batting average to .255 as he went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
May 6th Probable Starter: Myles Jaye vs Buffalo Bisons at 5:05 PM CT
Chattanooga Lookouts 1, Mobile BayBears 2
The Lookouts had a hard time finding their offense on Sunday as they only recorded two hits against Mobile. What may be most notable is we saw LaMonte Wade‘s impressive on-base streak come to an end at 17 games. Nick Gordon went 1-for-3 and collected the Lookouts lone RBI of the afternoon. The Lookouts will look to get back on track as they open up a series against the Jackson Generals Monday night.
May 6th Probable Starter: Lewis Thorpe vs. Jackson Generals at 6:15 PM CT
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Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Fort Myers Miracle 5
In a 5-4 win, Clark Beeker got the win as he started the game with 6.0 innings pitched, allowing one run on six hits and a walk and struck out three batters. Taylor Grzelakowski continued to hit as he went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI. Mark Contreras also hit a double as he went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.
May 6th Probable Starter: Sean Poppen vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs at 6:00 PM CT
West Michigan Whitecaps 4, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1
The Kernels were unable to capitalize on a good start by Bryan Sammons Sunday afternoon as they lost the series finale 4-1. Sammons went 6.1 innings allowed two runs on three hits and a walk. Catcher David Banuelos went 1-for-3 with a double and RBI. Alex Kirillof was 1-for-4 with his 10th double of the season.
May 6th Probable Starter: Edwar Colina vs. Dayton Dragons @ 6:00 PM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Stephen Gonsalves, Rochester – 6.2 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 9 K
Hitter: Taylor Grzelakowski, Fort Myers – 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
Next: Could Matt Harvey help the Twins?
Carlos Gomez hits for the cycle
Not too far removed from Brian Dozier almost hitting for the cycle on Friday night, we remember another Twins hitter who completed the cycle. On May 7th, 2008, Carlos Gomez hit for the cycle becoming the first Twins hitter since Kirby Puckett to do so. Gomez collected three RBIs as well that game as the Twins went on to defeat the Chicago White Sox 13-1. At least for a day we Twins fans we very high on that strange pre-bat routine of Gomez’s!