Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 12, 2018, a day of walk-offs
By Nate Palmer
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 12, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.
Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 12th 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
- Max Kepler sits out as a precaution after being hit by pitch
- Brent Rooker walks off with Grand Slam
- Trevor May will make a rehab start for Fort Myers Miracle
Minnesota Twins 5, Los Angeles Angels 4
Today’s title is about walk-offs, the Twins didn’t walk-off their win but rallied to score three runs in the 9th inning to win 5-4 and even their series with the Angels. Brian Dozier got the offense going for the Twins with a 1st inning solo shot on his way to going 2-for-3 with a walk. Eddie Rosario was 2-for-4 with two solo home runs. The final two runs came off of the bats of a pair of catchers on a Mitch Garver RBI single and a Bobby Wilson sacrifice fly.
May 12th Probable Starter: Kyle Gibson vs. Nick Tropeano 8:07 PM CT
Rochester Red Wings 5, Scranton/Wilkes Barre 4
In the first game of a doubleheader, the Red Wings collected a 5-4 win. Zack Littell got the Red Wings going with a solid 6.0 inning start and allowed one run on two hits, two walks and struck out eight batters. Jake Cave collected two RBIs as he went 1-for-3 with a walk. James Ramsey also drove in two runs and went 2-for-4 in game one of the doubleheader.
Rochester Red Wings 0, Scranton/Wilkes Barre 7
In game two of the day Stephen Gonsalves showed that he is human. After being so sharp for several starts, Gonsalves only made it 1.2 innings and allowed six runs on four hits and three walks. Luke Bard did come in to pitch 2.1 innings and allowed no runs on three hits. Willians Astudillo went 2-for-3 in a game that was almost void of Red Wings offense.
May 12th Probable Starter: Myles Jaye vs Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at 3:05 PM CT
Jackson Generals 2, Chattanooga Lookouts 6
If you were looking for suspense and theatrics, Chattanooga and AT&T Field was the place to be Friday night. The Lookouts and Generals went into the 9th inning tied and the Lookouts proceeded to load the bases, only so Brent Rooker could empty them. Rooker ended the game with a Grand Slam to walk-off the game for his only hit of the game. Anthony Marzi gave the Lookouts a good start to the game as he went 7.1 allowed two runs on five hits and struck out four batters.
May 12th Probable Starter: TBD vs.Tennessee Smokies at 6:15 PM CT
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Fort Myers Miracle 3, Dunedin Blue Jays 4
Brady Anderson dropped to 0-4 as a starter after pitching 5.0 innings and allowing four runs. Travis Blankenhorn blasted his sixth home run of the season and went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Jimmy Kerrigan also collected two hits including a double.
May 12th Probable Starter: Trevor May vs. Dunedin Bluejays at 5:30 PM CT
Cedar Rapids Kernels 7, Bowling Green 5
The Kernels also waited until the final inning before RBI singles by both Ben Rortvedt and Jordan Gore gave the Kernels the 7-5 win. Alex Kirilloff continued his hitting streak as he went 1-for-5 with an RBI triple. Shane Carrier went 3-for-4 scored two runs, had two doubles, an RBI and a walk.
May 12th Probable Starter: Bryan Sammons vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods @ 6:35 PM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Anthony Marzi, Chattanooga – 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Hitter: Shane Carrier, Cedar Rapids – 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, BB, RBI
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