Minnesota Twins Daily Dip: May 30, 2018, Torii Hunter’s 1,000th RBI

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KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 28: Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins hits a three-run double in the eighth inning aKansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day.(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 28: Eddie Rosario #20 of the Minnesota Twins hits a three-run double in the eighth inning aKansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day.(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, May 30, 2018. A place to catch up on the news, notes, and happenings throughout the Twins system.

Welcome Minnesota Twins fans to the May 30th 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

  • Myles Jaye traded to Cleveland Indians for cash
  • Twins tie MLB record with most walk-off losses (8) through 50 games

Minnesota Twins 1, Kansas City Royals 2

It took 14 innings to come to a decision but again the Twins lost on a walk-off home run. This time off the bat of Alcides Escobar. Kyle Gibson put together another tremendous start by a Twins starting pitcher as he went 7.0 innings allowed five hits and a walk and struck out eight Royals batters. Eddie Rosario continued to hit well as he went 3-for-7 and raised his batting average to .302 on the season. Ehire Adrianza also collected a pair of singles as he went 2-for-5.

May 30th Probable Starter: Fernando Romero vs. Brad Keller at 7:15 PM CT

Rochester Red Wings 11, Durham Bulls 8

Stephen Gonsalves had an uncharacteristic bad start but the Red Wings were able to rebound and win on Tuesday 11-8. Gonsalves only went 0.2 innings and allowed five runs before being taken out fo the game. Chris Carter while serving as the Red Wings DH went 3-for-4 with a double, walk, run scored, and an RBI. Kennys Vargas, Taylor Featherston, and Jake Cave all hit home runs during Tuesday’s game to help secure the victory.

May 30th Probable Starter: Aaron Slegers vs. Buffalo Bison 12:05 PM CT

Chattanooga Lookouts 1, Birmingham Barons 0

Lewis Thorpe got the Lookouts off to a good start as he went 5.0 scoreless innings and allowed three hits and two walks while striking out eight batters. On a quiet night offensively, Edgar Corcino was 2-for-4 and scored the Lookouts lone run. Ryan Walker drove Corcino in as he went 1-for-4. Sean Miller added a double to the mix.

May 30th Probable Starter: Kohl Stewart vs. Birmingham Barons at 12:30 PM CT

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Fort Myers Miracle 8, Clearwater Threshers 1

The Miracle had plenty of power on Tuesday as they were able to defeat Clearwater 8-1. Fort Myers saw home runs off the bats of Jimmy Kerrigan, Shane Carrier, Jaylin Davis, and Joe Cronin. Ervin Santana was the starter as he made another rehab start. Santana went 3.1 innings and allowed one run on two hits, a walk, and recorded three strikeouts.

 May 30th Probable Starter: Brady Anderson vs. Clearwater Threshers at 11:00 AM CT

 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 5, Cedar Rapids Kernels 6

Bailey Ober had a rough start allowing all five Timber Rattlers runs, but offense and good relief from Melvi Acosta secured a Kernels victory. Acosta came in and pitched 3.1 perfect innings and struck out two batters along the way. Alex Kirilloff went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Royce Lewis also had a double as he went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. In his debut with the Kernels, Robby Rinn was 1-for-3 with a double after being promoted from extended spring training.

May 30th Probable Starter: Blayne Enlow vs. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at 5:05 PM CT

 Minor League Pitcher/Hitter Of The Day

Pitcher: Lewis Thorpe, Chattanooga- 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K

Hitter: Alex Kirilloff, Cedar Rapids – 3-4, 3 RBI, 2B

Next: Trying to answer the Twins upcoming rotation questions

Torii Hunter‘s 1,000th RBI

This may not truly be Twins history today, but on May 30, 2011 in a game against the Twins current opponent the Kansas City Royals Torii Hunter drove in his 1,000th career RBI. Hunter had an excellent game as he went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs as the Los Angeles Angels were victorious 10-8. His 1,000th came on his second home run in the 9th inning off Royals closer Joakim Soria. That go-ahead home run helped two current Twins. It bailed out Ervin Santana who allowed six runs in his start and gave Fernando Rodney the chance to successfully record the save.

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