Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 21, 2018, Joe Mauer’s 2009 grand slam and more
By Nate Palmer
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 21, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.
Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 21st 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
- Alex Kirilloff has a big day for Cedar Rapids
Milwaukee Brewers 1, Minnesota Twins 3
The Twins were able to avoid a series sweep at the hand of the Brewers by winning 3-1 Sunday afternoon. Jake Odorizzi continued to be the most consistent Twins starting pitcher as he went 5.2 innings allowing one run on five hits and two walks and struck out an incredible 10 batters. The biggest hit for the Twins came off the bat of Logan Morrison who blasted a 2-RBI single of the top of the right-center field wall for a near grand slam.
May 21st Probable Starter: Blaine Hardy vs. Jose Berrios at 7:10 PM CT
Syracuse Chiefs 1, Rochester Red Wings 3
Aaron Slegers pitched well in his start that led to a 3-1 Red Wings victory. Slegers went 7.0 shutout innings and allowed five hits while racking up five strikeouts. It also seemed that a few guys that may have felt passed up for a promotion put together big days. Zack Granite went 3-for-5 with a run scored. Kennys Vargas went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Nick Buss may have had the most productive night as he went 3-for-4 with a home run, double, and two RBIs.
May 21st Probable Starter: Dietrich Enns vs. Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 6:05 PM CT
Chattanooga Lookouts 2, Biloxi Shuckers 3
The Lookouts and Shuckers went into the 10th inning before Biloxi pulled out victorious 3-2. Nick Gordon went 1-for-4 on Sunday and stole his seventh base. Zander Wiel was 2-for-4 and Alex Perez hit a home run in the 1st inning. Randy LeBlanc had a bit of shorter start at 3.1 innings but pitched well only allowing one run. Sam Clay came in and pitched an important 2.2 innings of scoreless relief.
May 21st Probable Starter: Anthony Marzi vs. Biloxi Shuckers at 6:35 PM CT
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St. Lucie Mets 2, Fort Myers Miracle 2 suspended by rain..again.. in 6th inning
The Miracle restarted a suspended game from Sunday but was forced to suspend the game again and will resume play on June 1st.
May 21st Probable Starter: TBD vs. Bradenton at 6:00 PM CT
Cedar Rapids Kernels 6, Clinton LumberKings 1
Alex Kirilloff led the way as the Kernels defeated Clinton 6-1 on Sunday. Kirilloff was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Jordan Gore went 2-for-4 with a triple two runs scored. Brusdar Graterol went 5.0 innings and allowed four hits, five walks, but only one run while recording six strikeouts.
May 21st Probable Starter: Edwar Colina vs. Kane County Cougars at 6:30 PM CT
Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day
Pitcher: Aaron Slegers, Rochester- 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
Hitter: Alex Kirilloff, Cedar Rapids – 2-4, 1 R, 3 RBI, HR
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Joe Mauer hits Grand Slam, two doubles in Twins big win
On this date in 2009, Joe Mauer had a hugely productive day as the Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 20-1. Mauer was 3-for-4 scored two runs, hit two doubles, and a grand slam home run, as he drove in six RBIs. Even though it won’t come from Mauer, let’s hope that sort of offensive production can be resurrected and found in this 2018 version of the Minnesota Twins.