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03-03-2012, 04:32 PM
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03-03-2012, 04:47 PM
Gardenhire also started a lineup that looks a lot like what we expected for Opening Day - except that Plouffe was playing left field. It looks like he is at least thinking about a real platoon there.
03-03-2012, 06:12 PM
Provus seems like he'll be a nice fit. Heard him mention the score more times over the course of a coupla innings then Gordo had since about '98. This is a good thing.
03-03-2012, 08:52 PM
Good day overall. All the highlights listed answer concerns in positive ways, no injuries the biggest. May things progress as spring marches on.
Twins Fan From Afar
03-03-2012, 10:03 PM
Honestly, it's hard to really find much negative from this game. Our guys that we need to be healthy all produced a little, and were still healthy at the end of the game; Nishioka was a pleasant surprise (still not holding my breath on him); and Parmelee started out hot.
Maybe, best of all, it was live, outdoor baseball!
03-03-2012, 10:05 PM
It's also worth noting that the 3 guys we're most worried about all had decent games. Span was 2-3 & Mauer & Morneau drove in the 1st 2 runs.
03-03-2012, 10:49 PM
Danny Valencia drilled a double to the right centerfield gap.
That's one of the bigger things to watch this spring/season - does Valencia begin to use the entire field, particularly the middle of the field he used so well in 2010.
03-03-2012, 10:57 PM
"Nishioka," he said, ever so tentatively.