Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 26, 2018, the Rochester Hop Bitters

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SEATTLE, WA - MAY 25: Miguel Sano #22 passes the ball to Fernando Romero #77 of the Minnesota Twins at first in the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at Safeco Field on May 25, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - MAY 25: Miguel Sano #22 passes the ball to Fernando Romero #77 of the Minnesota Twins at first in the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at Safeco Field on May 25, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 26, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 26th 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

  • Miguel Sano activated from DL and starts for Twins
  • Brock Stassi released from Red Wings

Minnesota Twins 1, Seattle Mariners 2

Rookie Fernando Romero threw another gem, unfortunately so did James Paxton who was on the mound for the Mariners. Romero went 7.0 innings and allowed two runs on five hits, two walks, and struck out seven batters. Max Kepler continued to do great things with his bat as he scored the Twins only run off his solo home run in the 5th inning. Kepler also had a single and accounted for half of the Twins hits as the Mariners defeated the Twins Friday night.

May 26th Probable Starter: Jake Odorizzi vs. Wade LeBlanc at 9:10 PM CT

Buffalo Bison 9, Rochester Red Wings 8

In the first game of a doubleheader, the Red Wings fell short 9-8. After being very sharp for many starts Aaron Slegers stumbled and allowed nine runs over 4.2 innings. Kennys Vargas hit a three-run home run as he went 2-for-4. Newly acquired Chris Carter also homered as he went 2-for-3 with a walk. Jake Cave was 3-for-4 with a double and RBI.

Buffalo Bison 2, Rochester Red Wings 1

The Red Wings also dropped the second game of their doubleheader as they went from all offense in the first game to a pitchers duel in the second. Myles Jaye had a respectable start as he went 6.0 innings and allowed two runs on two hits, four walks, and had three strikeouts. Leonardo Reginatto hit a solo home run for the Red Wings only run. Nick Gordon collected the only other Red Wing hits as he went 2-for-3.

May 26th Probable Starter: Dietrich Enns vs. Buffalo Bison 6:05 PM CT

Montgomery Biscuits 1, Chattanooga Lookouts 5

Omar Bencomo was locked in as the Lookouts defeated Montgomery 5-1. Bencomo went 7.0 innings and only allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven batters. Todd Van Steensel saved the game by pitching two strong innings of his own and striking out three. Tanner English went 2-for-2, two walks scored a run and had an RBI. Edgar Corcino had a triple and scored and Chris Paul hit a double, had an RBI, and scored two runs.

May 26th Probable Starter: Anthony Marzi vs. Montgomery Biscuits at 6:15 PM CT

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Fort Myers Miracle 0, Charlotte Stone Crabs 1

The only run scored was by Charlotte on a throwing error by Joe Cronin and that was enough to win the game for the Stone Crabs. Andro Cutura pitched 7.0 innings and allowed just the one unearned run on three hits on two walks and five strikeouts. Lewin Diaz went 1-for-3 with a double. Jaylin Davis  and Mitchell Kranson were both 2-for-4 for the game.

 May 26th Probable Starter: Tyler Wells and TBD vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs at 4:00 PM CT

 Clinton LumberKings 2, Cedar Rapids Kernels 9

The Kernels received a good start from Bryan Sammons and some offense from their bats leading to a 9-2 win Friday. Sammons tossed 6.0 innings and allowed only one run along with three hits and recorded eight strikeouts along the way. Jose Miranda went 2-for-5 and hit a 5th inning solo home run. Ben Rortvedt went 3-for-3 with a triple, run scored, and RBI. Jean Carlos Arias had another good hitting night as he went 3-for-5 and scored three times, had two RBIs, and a double.

May 26th Probable Starter: Brusdar Graterol and Jovani Moran vs. Clinton LumberKings at 5:05 PM CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Bryan Sammons, Cedar Rapids- 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K

Hitter: Ben Rortvedt, Cedar Rapids – 3-3, 1 R, RBI, 3B

Next: Trying to answer the Twins upcoming rotation questions

Rochester Hop Bitters

One of the greatest things about minor league and independent baseball is how creative they are from a marketing standpoint. Rochester has to be at the top of the list of the best and Saturday they are reaching back into their baseball heritage for a special night at the ballpark. From 1879 to 1880 the Rochester Hop Bitters were part of the National Association. With everything from jerseys to pint glasses recognizing the 19th century baseball club, it looks to be a fun time this Saturday night.

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