Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 13, 2018, Mother’s Day and the pink bat

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DENVER - MAY 10: Pink bats are at the ready in the Colorado Rockies dugout as they face the Florida Marlins face the Colorado Rockies during MLB action at Coors Field on May 10, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Marlins 3-2. Uniforms were adorned with pink MLB logos and several players worn pink sweat bands and used pink bats as part of the Mothers Day Going To Bat Against Breast Cancer promotion. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER - MAY 10: Pink bats are at the ready in the Colorado Rockies dugout as they face the Florida Marlins face the Colorado Rockies during MLB action at Coors Field on May 10, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Marlins 3-2. Uniforms were adorned with pink MLB logos and several players worn pink sweat bands and used pink bats as part of the Mothers Day Going To Bat Against Breast Cancer promotion. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 13, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 13th 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 5, Los Angeles Angels 3

In the 12th inning, the Twins were able to secure a win off of a Mitch Garver RBI double and an RBI single by Gregorio Petit for insurance. It wasn’t an easy game but the Twins showed resiliency up and down the lineup to take a 2-1 series lead over the Angels. Starter Kyle Gibson went 6.0 inning and allowed two runs on three hits, issued four walks, and six strikeouts. Eddie Rosario continued his hot stretch as he went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Sunday the Twins will go for the series win in an exciting pitching matchup between two young starters.

May 13th Probable Starter: Fernando Romero vs. Shohei Ohtani 3:07 PM CT

Rochester Red Wings game postponed due to rain

The Red Wings were set to play Saturday but rain got in the way. They will now make the game up in a doubleheader come June 12.

May 13th Probable Starter: Myles Jaye vs Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at 12:05 PM CT

Tennessee Smokies 6, Chattanooga Lookouts 9

Lewis Thorpe didn’t have a clean start as five runs (four earned) were scored over is 3.1 innings pitched, but the Lookouts won 9-6 on Star Wars night. Zander Wiel was 3-for-5 with a double, scored two runs, and two RBIs. Nick Gordon was 2-for-4 also scored two runs and collected an RBI. LaMonte Wade reached base four times as he went 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored.

May 13th Probable Starter: Kohl Stewart vs. Tennessee Smokies at 1:15 PM CT

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 Fort Myers Miracle 1, Dunedin Blue Jays 2

The Miracle dropped their final game with the Dunedin Blue Jays, but many fans are likely more concerned with the starting pitcher. Trevor May started the game while rehabbing and had an encouraging performance as he went 3.0 innings allowed one hit, three walks, no runs, and recorded five strikeouts. Travis Blankenhorn was 1-for-4 with a double an scored the Miracle’s lone run. Jimmy Kerrigan drove Blankenhorn in as he was also 1-for-4 Saturday.

 May 13th Probable Starter: Off Day

 Cedar Rapids Kernels 1, Bowling Green 4

A three-run eighth inning catapulted Bowling Green to a 4-1 victory over the Kernels Saturday. Bryan Sammons turned in a good start of 5.1 innings as he allowed one run on five hits, three walks, and had four strikeouts. Royce Lewis was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk and scored the Kernels one run in the game. Shane Carrier was the batter who drove Lewis in as he was 2-for-4 with the RBI. Jean Carlos Arias was also 2-for-4 in the Kernels losing effort.

May 13th Probable Starter: Off Day

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Bryan Sammons, Cedar Rapids – 5.1 IP, 5 H, R, 3 BB, 4 K

Hitter: Zander Wiel, Chattanooga – 3-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI

Next: Pitching prospect Zack Littell just continues to pitch

Mother’s Day and the Pink Bat

Today is the day that we recognize the mother that gave us life. It is also the day that major league player across the league will wear pink. According to the Wikipedia page set up for the pink bat, this tradition got its start in 2006. It was then that John A. Hillerich IV appeared to like how TPS Hockey made pink hockey sticks for NHL games and pitched the idea for the MLB to do the same to Bud Selig.

Now every Mother’s Day we so the pink and it helps raise money for breast cancer awareness. In that first season in 2006 MLB was able to raise $350,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Pretty great reason to ditch the normal color standards for a week during the season! Celebrate your mom if you can today and enjoy some baseball as well!

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