Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 23, 2018, Ervin Santana rehabs and anniversary

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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 28: Starting pitcher Ervin Santana #54 of the Minnesota Twins pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 28, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 28: Starting pitcher Ervin Santana #54 of the Minnesota Twins pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 28, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 23, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 23rd 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

Detroit Tigers 0, Minnesota Twins 6

Lance Lynn was able to keep the string of good starts by Twins starting pitchers going as the Twins won 6-0. Lynn went 6.2 innings allowed five hits and only one walk while recording four strikeouts. Ehire Adrianza provided a spark with his bat as he went 2-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored, two RBIs, and two doubles. Brian Dozier also hit two doubles as he was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

May 23rd Probable Starter: Michael Fulmer vs. Kyle Gibson at 12:10 PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 3, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs 4

Rochester continues to be home to a couple of rehabbing major leaguers as the Red Wings dropped the game 4-3 to Lehigh Valley. Trevor May went 4.0 innings and allowed three runs on three hits, two walks, and recorded two strikeouts. Miguel Sano also continues his rehab as he went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Sano was then replaced defensively by Nick Gordon as Gordon made his Triple-A debut.

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

Chattanooga Lookouts Off Day

The Chattanooga Lookouts had the day off Tuesday. They said good-bye to beloved Nick Gordon but will welcome Ervin Santana tomorrow as he begins his rehab.

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

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Bradenton Marauders 2, Fort Myers Miracle 3

Lewin Diaz brought home the winning run as the Miracle were victorious 3-2. Sean Poppen gave the Miracle a good start as he went 7.0 innings and allowed only one run on five hits and recorded seven strikeouts. Jaylin Davis was 3-for-3 with a run scored, walk, and a double.

 May 23rd Probable Starter: Charlie Barnes vs. Bradenton Marauders at 11:00 AM CT

 Cedar Rapids Kernels 7, Kane County Cougars 8

The Kernels were just out scored by the Cougars 8-7 Tuesday afternoon. Jean Carlos Arias went 3-for-5 with a run, triple, and RBI. Jose Miranda also hit a triple with his one hit and had two RBIs and a run scored. Trey Cabbage added a solo home run.

May 23rd Probable Starter: Bailey Ober vs. Kane County Cougars at 11:00 AM CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Sean Poppen, Fort Myers- 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K

Hitter: Jean Carlos Arias, Cedar Rapids – 3-5, 1 R, RBI, 3B

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Ervin Santana a year removed from his two-hit shutout

It only seems appropriate that as Ervin Santana works his way back into the rotation by starting his rehab assignment that we celebrate an anniversary of his. A year ago today, Santana pitched a gem of a game as the Twins defeated the Orioles 2-0. Santana in going the full nine and not surrendering a run allowed two hits and two walks and struck out six batters. Hopefully, Santana will be back up with the Twins soon and he can continue making positive contributions like this in 2018.

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