Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 14, 2018, bases loaded gamble
By Nate Palmer
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 14, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.
Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 14th 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
- Jason Castro to seek second opinion on his knee
- Fernando Romero‘s scoreless inning streak ends at 15.2 innings
Minnesota Twins 1, Los Angeles Angels 2
The battle of rookie pitchers was everything we asked for outside of a Twins win. Fernando Romero allowed his first run of the season in the 5th inning as he gave his team 5.0 innings and six strikeouts while allowing one run, four hits, and three walks. There wasn’t much success at the plate for the Twins. Logan Morrison did go 2-for-2 with a walk. Robbie Grossman also continued his recent hitting ways as he went 2-for-4.
May 14th Probable Starter: Wade LeBlanc vs. Jake Odorizzi 6:10 PM CT
Rochester Red Wings 3, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1
The Red Wings had a three run third which proved to be enough to go home with a 3-1 victory. Those three runs came courtesy of Nick Buss‘ bat. Buss on his lone hit of the day launched a home run to score all the runs the Red Wings needed to win Sunday. Myles Jaye set the Red Wings up well as he went 5.0 innings and allowed only one run. Then the trio of Jake Reed, Alan Busenitz, and John Curtiss came out of the bullpen to pitch four scoreless innings.
May 14th Probable Starter: Off Day
Tennessee Smokies 11, Chattanooga Lookouts 10
In a game full of offense the Lookouts lost in extra innings 11-10 snapping their win streak. Brent Rooker was 1-for-6 and hit his third home run of the season. Shortstop Alex Perez was 3-for-4 with two walks, scored three runs, and had three RBIs. Nick Gordon who was the designated hitter on Sunday was 2-for-6 with a run scored.
May 14th Probable Starter: Omar Bencomo vs. Tennessee Smokies at 6:15 PM CT
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Fort Myers Miracle
The Miracle had the day off as they get set for their series against the Jupiter Hammerheads.
May 14th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Jupiter Hammerheads at 5:30 PM CT
Cedar Rapids Kernels
The Kernels also had Mother’s Day off as they get ready to face off with I-90 rivals the Quad Cities River Bandits.
May 14th Probable Starter: TBD vs. Quad Cities River Bandits at 7:35 PM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Myles Jaye, Rochester – 5.0 IP, 8 H, R, 2 BB, 2 K
Hitter: Alex Perez, Chattanooga – 3-4, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 RBI
Next: Pitching prospect Zack Littell just continues to pitch
Bases Loaded Gamble
While the gamble by Paul Molitor to intentionally walk not just one, but two Angels batters paid off on Saturday night. That tactic hasn’t always gone well for the Twins. On this day in 2010, manager Ron Gardenhire used the same strategy while facing the New York Yankees. The Twins walked Mark Teixeira to get to Alex Rodriguez who hit his 17th career grand slam off reliever Matt Guerrier. I cringe as I can hear it now, “An A-Bomb, from A-Rod…”