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Seth Stohs
02-29-2012, 01:55 PM
Thanks to mlb.com's Rhett Bollinger (http://bollingerbeat.mlblogs.com/2012/02/29/day-11-gearing-up-for-tomorrows-b-game/), we have the starting lineup (not the batting order) for the Twins scrimmage on Thursday against the Red Sox. Pitchers will include Scott Baker, Nick Blackburn, Liam Hendriks, Jeff Manship, Jason Bulger, Carlos Gutierrez, Tyler Robertson, Brendan Wise and Deolis Guerra.

In the field, the starters will be, "catcher J.R. Towles, first baseman Aaron Bates, second baseman Pedro Florimon, third baseman Ray Chang, shortstop Brian Dozier, left fielder Ben Revere, center fielder Joe Benson, right fielder Rene Tosoni and designated hitter Brian Dinkelman."

We're getting close!

Cody Christie
02-29-2012, 02:23 PM
Wish I could be there. Even if it is just a scrimmage...

zchrz
02-29-2012, 03:11 PM
Dinkel DH rears its monstrous head again!

BCTF
02-29-2012, 03:24 PM
This is the worst lineup ever!!! Fire gardy!!!!!

J-Dog Dungan
02-29-2012, 04:32 PM
BTCF, get real. This is a way for the Twins to look at many of the ungodly number of players that they brought to camp this year. I wonder when we will see game action from Burroughs...

Seth Stohs
02-29-2012, 05:34 PM
I have to assume that BCTF's comment was doused heavily in some sarcasm... The purpose of b-games is just this. Lots of players and lots of pitchers need to get work.

Twins Fan From Afar
02-29-2012, 06:12 PM
I think the level of excitement I have for this game is probably a little alarming.

Thrylos
02-29-2012, 07:08 PM
I think the level of excitement I have for this game is probably a little alarming.

First Twins game for a while :) It IS exciting :)

Seth Stohs
03-01-2012, 08:10 AM
And this morning, LaVelle Neal has posted the actual lineup.

Twins lineup for B game: Revere (7) Chang (4), Tosoni (9), Benson (8), Dinkelman (DH), Bates (3), Dozier (6), Towles (2)Florimon (4).


Note - I think it's just fine to be excited about a scrimmage, the first scrimmage of the year!

Seth Stohs
03-01-2012, 08:13 AM
And from David Dorsey via Twitter, here is the Red Sox lineup, including an old Twins friend:

#RedSox (http://www.twinsdaily.com/#!/search/%23RedSox) lineup: SS Iglesias, RF Lin, C Lavarnway, DH Kroeger, 3B Middlebrooks, 1B Anderson, CF Repko, 2B Tejeda, LF Hassan. RHP Bard

BigVin
03-01-2012, 08:30 AM
Lets go Rochester! Go Twins!

Mr. Ed
03-01-2012, 09:05 AM
Florimon has a real chance to make an impression.

If for some reason Yoshi would decide to head home, or the Twins give up on him, and Dozier isn't ready(tho I'd pick him first),
Florimon could step in and contribute.

twinscowboysbulls
03-01-2012, 10:04 AM
I'M FIRED UP!

Revere will hit an opposite field single, book it!

BCTF
03-01-2012, 10:49 AM
For the record I was joking

Parker Hageman
03-01-2012, 11:40 AM
Per Michael Silverman (https://twitter.com/#!/MikeSilvermanBB/status/175272084862271489), here's the Red Sox order of pitchers:


After Aceves and Bard, #RedSox (https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23RedSox) pitching order is Mortensen, Carlson, Pena, Wilson, Britton, Inman and Thomas.

Parker Hageman
03-01-2012, 12:23 PM
Moonshot Scott is in mid-season form -- has surrendered a home run to Ryan Lavarnway.

righty8383
03-01-2012, 12:47 PM
Moonshot Scott is in mid-season form -- has surrendered a home run to Ryan Lavarnway.


Cut him.....

Seth Stohs
03-01-2012, 01:27 PM
Friend of and contributor to Twins Daily Aaron Bates with a 2-run homer off his old team.

Thrylos
03-01-2012, 01:59 PM
Looks like it is 6-2. Do not know how the Sox scored the second run but Twins' scoring

RBI single by Benson (Tosoni scores)
RBI single by Towles (Dozier scores)
2R Homer by Bates (??? and ??? score)
2R Double by Dinkelman (??? and ??? score)

Thrylos
03-01-2012, 02:07 PM
Bates' HR was off Boston lefty Jesse Carlson who was a good setup guy with Toronto esp in 2008 and sat out all of 2011 because of injuries

Thrylos
03-01-2012, 02:11 PM
6-4 Nate Spears 2 Run Triple for Boston; off Carlos Gutierrez and stopped the 6th inning early and took him off

Thrylos
03-01-2012, 02:31 PM
Top of 7th. Tyler Robertson gives an one run HR. Twins up 6-5

Thrylos
03-01-2012, 02:36 PM
The Red Sox player who hit that HR off Tyler Robertson was non-roster C Dan Butler

Thrylos
03-01-2012, 03:17 PM
Deolis Guerra pitched a scoreless 9th to close the game. Twins wil 6-5 (but still bat at the bottom of the 9th so the Sox' pitcher gets his work in.) If you are interested I wrote a game recap here (http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2012/03/todays-twins-b-game-recap.html).

Thrylos
03-01-2012, 05:05 PM
One thing I have to mention... I was utterly disappointed by the coverage of the game by the local media members who were there on their companies' cash to cover these games and report them back to the fans. And by a quick count there were at least 6 (the 5 beat writers -Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, ESPN1500, mlb.com, AP- and Souhan.)
I think that they just do not get the excitement of the fans about the beginning of a new baseball season...
Amazingly disappointed by at least a couple of them (I really have no hope from Souhan, to tell you the truth)

TwinsMusings
03-01-2012, 05:42 PM
... I was utterly disappointed by the coverage of the game by the local media members who were there...

I agree with you, thrylos98. The good news is starting with the game Saturday, we will have radio broadcasts and even a few FSN TV games.

wagwan
03-01-2012, 06:52 PM
I agree totally its a game report it. If they think it's too much work, then quit and let some one who cares do the job. Giving batter by batter updates I suppose makes you look like a rookie. All of the "proessionals" can be replaced. All they have over the blognation is access. Eventually the teams are going to wake up and realize that the real coverage can be done by sites like Twins Daily And they all work for free and would put in much longer hours....

wagwan
03-01-2012, 06:55 PM
I agree totally its a game report it. If they think it's too much work, then quit and let some one who cares do the job. Giving batter by batter updates I suppose makes you look like a rookie. All of the "proessionals" can be replaced. All they have over the blognation is access. Eventually the teams are going to wake up and realize that the real coverage can be done by sites like Twins Daily And they all work for free and would put in much longer hours....