Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 9, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.
Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 9th 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
- Byron Buxton looks set to return Thursday
- Cleveland Indians lose, Twins within 0.5 game of Central lead
Minnesota Twins 7, St. Louis Cardinals 1
The Twins won again and looked impressive doing so as they defeated the Cardinals 7-1 for their fifth straight win. Eddie Rosario continued to hit as he went 2-for-5 with three runs scored. Robbie Grossman collected two more RBIs and hit a double. Eduardo Escobar added to his own stretch with a home run as he went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs. Pitching was there again as Jake Odorizzi went 5.0 innings and allowed two hits and one run and issued three strikeouts.
May 9th Probable Starter: Off Day
Rochester Red Wings 2, Buffalo Bisons 1
Behind a good Aaron Slegers start the Red Wings held off Buffalo and won 2-1 on Tuesday. Slegers went 7.0 innings and allowed one run on four hits and a walk while recording five strikeouts. Both Tyler Duffey and John Curtiss entered the game in relief and pitched scoreless innings. Scoring came for the Red Wings first on a sacrifice fly from Kennys Vargas in the fourth inning that brought in Jermaine Curtis to score. In the fifth, James Ramsey doubled to score Willians Astudillo. Astudillo had also just hit a double of his own for his lone hit of the game.
May 9th Probable Starter: Dietrich Enns vs Buffalo Bisons at 12:05 PM CT
Jackson Generals 8, Chattanooga Lookouts 9
In walk-off fashion, the Lookouts defeated the Generals in the 10th inning on an error. In a game that put up 17 runs, there was clearly plenty of offense. Third baseman Chris Paul went 4-for-5 with two doubles, scored three runs and drove in one. T.J. White was 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two runs, and three RBIs. The Lookouts now sit a half-game back of Jackson for first place in the division. With a win Wednesday they can take hold of first place.
May 9th Probable Starter: Omar Bencomo vs. Jackson Generals at 6:15 PM CT
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Charlotte Stone Crabs 3, Fort Myers Miracle 6
There was a power showing for the Miracle as they hit three home runs on their way to a 6-3 victory. Two home runs came off the bat of Mark Contreras who went 2-for-4. Jaylin Davis added the other home run for his only hit of the night but he walked and scored a run. Taylor Grzelakowski went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI.
May 9th Probable Starter: Charlie Barnes vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs at 6:00 PM CT
Cedar Rapids Kernels 6, Dayton Dragons 8
It was a disappointing night for the Kernels who after jumping out to a 6-0 lead lost the game 6-8. It was a rough night for both starter Tyler Watson and reliever Nick Brown who each allowed four runs. Akil Baddoo went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI, and scored two runs. Royce Lewis continued his hitting ways going 2-for-5 with a double of his own, two runs, and an RBI.
May 9th Probable Starter: Bailey Ober vs. Dayton Dragons @ 6:00 PM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Aaron Slegers, Rochester – 7.0 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 5 K
Hitter: Chris Paul, Chattanooga – 4-5, 3 R, 2 2B, BB, RBI
Fun with Fernando Romero numbers
This tweet from Jayson Stark caught my eye. It puts into perspective once again just how great Romero’s first two starts have been. Romero to this point has pitched two scoreless starts for a total of 11.2 innings pitched and 14 strikeouts. Last to do that was Kazuhisa Ishii in 2002. That is maybe the only thing that may damper our excitement about Romero, because who remembers Kaz Ishii?