Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 22, 2018, remembering important Target Field news

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 12: Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins hits an two-run single for his 2000 career hit as Omar Narvaez #38 of the Chicago White Sox catches and umpire Nic Lentz #59 looks on during the seventh inning of the game on April 12, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 12: Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins hits an two-run single for his 2000 career hit as Omar Narvaez #38 of the Chicago White Sox catches and umpire Nic Lentz #59 looks on during the seventh inning of the game on April 12, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 22, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 22nd 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

  • Phil Hughes was designated for assignment following Monday’s game.
  • Trevor May set to make third rehab start in Rochester

Detroit Tigers 2, Minnesota Twins 4

In what was a pretty tight game most of the way the Twins won the opening game of their three-game series with the Tigers 4-2. We were able to see the good Jose Berrios and almost a second Twins starter record 10 strikeouts as Berrios went 8.0 innings and allowed two runs on three hits, two walks, and had nine strikeouts.

Eddie Rosario was productive all over the field in the last several innings of the game. Rosario started the stretch with a double on a pitch he had no business hitting, scored as he bluffed a tag before actually heading home to score, and recorded the final out by leaping into the left field wall to make a fantastic catch. Eduardo Escobar was the only Twin with multiple hits as he went 2-for-3 and scored a run.

May 22nd Probable Starter: Matthew Boyd vs. Lance Lynn at 7:10 PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 2, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 6

It was not a pleasant day on the mound for Red Wings starter Dietrich Enns as Rochester lost Monday 6-2. Enns only completed 3.2 innings and allowed six hits, three walks, and five runs. He also allowed an depressing three home runs. Kennys Vargas drove in a run as he went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk. As he continues to rehab, Miguel Sano was 1-for-4 with no strikeouts but left three runners on base.

May 22nd Probable Starter: Trevor May vs. Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 6:05 PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 7, Biloxi Shuckers 12

After their great winning streak, the Lookouts have now dropped three straight to Biloxi. The game was full of offense and the Lookouts were just outpaced by the Shuckers. Zack Jones was the only Lookouts pitcher to find any success as he went 1.2 innings and allowed zero runs. Nick Gordon hit his fifth home run as he went 2-for-5. Edgar Corcino, Brent Rooker, Brian Navarreto, and Zander Wiel all hit doubles Monday.

May 22nd Probable Starter: TBD vs. Montgomery Biscuits at 6:15 PM CT

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Bradenton Marauders 9, Fort Myers Miracle 0

Clark Beeker was the best pitcher for the Miracle on Monday, but that isn’t saying much as he allowed three runs over 5.0 innings pitched. Shortstop Brandon Lopez went 2-for-3 with a double.

 May 22nd Probable Starter: Sean Poppen vs. Bradenton Marauders at 6:00 PM CT

 Cedar Rapids Kernels 3, Kane County Cougars 2

The Kernels went into the 9th inning tied Monday night but were able to pull ahead on a Ben Rodriguez sacrifice fly to score Jose Miranda. Jordan Gore continues his good stretch of baseball as he went 1-for-3 and scored a run raising his batting average to .337. Royce Lewis and Alex Kirilloff each collected a hit and an RBI Monday night.

May 22nd Probable Starter: Tyler Watson vs. Kane County Cougars at 12:00 PM CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Edwar Colina, Cedar Rapids- 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K

Hitter: Nick Gordon, Chattanooga – 2-5, 1 R, RBI, HR

Next: 5 Players the Twins should consider trading for

Governor Jesse Ventura approves Target Field funding

It was on this day in 2002 that Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura approved funding for a $330 million open-air stadium. The attempts to get the Twins a new stadium had been a long process in the making. It started in 1994 when Twins owner Carl Pohlad labelled the Metrodome “economically obsolete.” The approval given by Ventura in 2002 was clearly not the end of the road, but it was one important step in getting Target Field built. The Twins moved into the beautiful stadium in 2010 and it remains one of the best places to take in a baseball game today.

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