Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 18, 2018, Rod Carew steals the show
By Nate Palmer
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 18, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.
Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 18th 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 lost for the season. (check out these options to replace him)
Minnesota Twins Off Day
The Twins had the day off as they get ready to welcome in the Milwaukee Brewers today. Should be a good series for the border battle.
May 18th Probable Starter: Brent Suter vs. Kyle Gibson at 7:10 PM CT
Syracuse Chiefs 4, Rochester Red Wings 2
It was Trevor May rehab start day with the Rochester Red Wings. Apparently still on a bit of a pitch count, May went 4.0 innings and allowed one run on three hits and two walks while recording five strikeouts. Littell came on in relief and pitched 4.0 innings as well but allowed five hits and one walk and two runs to be scored. Jake Cave was 2-for-3 with a walk while Willians Astudillo had a double and two RBIs.
May 18th Probable Starter: Stephen Gonsalves vs. Pawtucket Red Sox 6:05 PM CT
Chattanooga Lookouts 6, Biloxi Shuckers 4
Lewis Thorpe got roughed up as the starter but was able to last 5.0 innings as he allowed four runs on four home runs. Todd Van Steensel and Ryne Harper came in and shut down the Biloxi bats for the rest of the night to allow the Lookouts to come back and win the game 6-4. Chris Paul, LaMonte Wade and Zander Wiel each hit home runs in the comeback. Nick Gordon and Brent Rooker added a double each into the mix as well.
May 18th Probable Starter: Kohl Stewart vs. Biloxi Shuckers at 6:35 AM CT
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Fort Myers Miracle 2, Jupiter Hammerheads 5
In the losing effort Thursday there wasn’t much to celebrate for the Miracle. Their batters struck out 11 times and only compiled five hits and a walk. Luis Arraez had the best night as he went 2-for-3 with a double. Tom Hackimer and Joe Cronin did each pitch 0.2 scoreless innings in relief for the Miracle.
May 18th Probable Starter: Brady Anderson vs. Jupiter Hammerheads at 4:00 PM CT
Quad Cities River Bandits 2, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1
Bailey Ober had a fantastic start for the Kernels going 6.0 innings allowing no runs, three hits, and issuing four strikeouts. The Kernels couldn’t capitalize on the start to get the win and instead lost 2-1. Alex Kirilloff, who’s batting average sits at .311, went 2-for-4 with the Kernels only RBI.
May 18th Probable Starter: Blayne Enlow vs. Quad Cities River Bandits at 6:30 PM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Bailey Ober, Cedar Rapids – 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Hitter: Luis Arraez, Fort Myers – 2-3, 2B
Next: Mitch Garver has a chance to prove he can start
Rod Carew steals…well a lot
On this date in 1969, Rod Carew stole the show. In the third inning of the game, Carew reached base on a walk. He then proceeded to steal second base off the battery of Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan. Carew then stole third base, and then home to score the Twins second run. What seems even more bizarre, especially based on how baseball is played today. The Twins first run that scored while Carew was stealing second, as Cesar Tovar also stole home plate in a double steal.