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Parker Hageman
03-05-2012, 01:32 PM
According to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger (http://twitpic.com/8sgabx), here is the Twins starting lineup:

(1) Span - CF
(2) Nishioka - 2B
(3) Mauer - C
(4) Morneau - 1B
(5) Willingham - RF
(6) Doumit - LF
(7) Hughes - DH
(8) Dozier - SS
(9) Holliman - 3B
SP Marquis (Hendriks, Manship, Gutierrez, Gray, Robertson, Wise, Guerra)

Gernzy
03-05-2012, 01:55 PM
First Twins game that will be on live TV tonight! Game will be on FSN+ as the Wolves are on FSN. If you don't know what FSN+ is check http://www.foxsportsnorth.com for channel listing.

SuperNova
03-05-2012, 02:15 PM
For those slightly removed from Twins Territory MLB.tv says they will have it also. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/broadcasts/spring_mlbtv.jsp

Seth Stohs
03-05-2012, 03:18 PM
Just e-mailed my cable provider and found that I will NOT be able to watch the game tonight. Fox Sports North Plus is on their digital and HD packages, but not in the normal one. My response was "Any chance I can get either of those packages by 6:05?!' No response yet. UGGH!

Gernzy
03-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Just e-mailed my cable provider and found that I will NOT be able to watch the game tonight. Fox Sports North Plus is on their digital and HD packages, but not in the normal one. My response was "Any chance I can get either of those packages by 6:05?!' No response yet. UGGH!

That really suprises me. I thought as long as you get FSN you get FSN+. At least thats what I've heard. I know with Comcast its on a HD and a SD channel.
I hope you can get it in time. This should be one of the only games on FSN+. Once the regular season starts the Twins will be only thing on...at least after April.

Thrylos
03-05-2012, 03:45 PM
Looks like lots of the guys who pitched on the B-game last Thursday minus Baker, Blackburn and Bulger, plus Marquis and Gray. Gutierrez really needs to get his act together in this one.

Punto and Repko starting for the BoSox

Had to double-check, but we will see history made in this game: This is Ryan Doumit's 1st ever start at LF in the pro-level. Never played left in his career. And has been a pro since 1999. Not sure about high school....

Thrylos
03-05-2012, 04:08 PM
Here is the BoSox lineup:

1. Jose Iglesias, SS
2. Ryan Sweeney, RF
3. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
4. David Ortiz, 1B
5. Darnell McDonald, DH
6. Josh Kroeger, LF,
7. Kelly Shoppach, C
8. Nick Punto, 2B
9. Jason Repko, CF

RHP Clay Buchholz

And that is not a typo: Dave Ortiz 1B

Jerr
03-05-2012, 05:25 PM
For those slightly removed from Twins Territory MLB.tv says they will have it also. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/broadcasts/spring_mlbtv.jsp

No blackouts in Spring Training, so you can be in the heart of Twins Territory and watch!

Seth Stohs
03-05-2012, 05:46 PM
Jeepers, it's the Twins against four former Twins!! (Ortiz, McDonald, Repko and Punto!)

Seth Stohs
03-05-2012, 06:02 PM
I have FSN+!! I have FSN+!!!

JB_Iowa
03-05-2012, 06:47 PM
Does Marquis always work this slow?

Thrylos
03-05-2012, 06:49 PM
Does Marquis always work this slow?

Yes he does

spideyo
03-05-2012, 06:54 PM
Does Marquis always throw this wild?

JB_Iowa
03-05-2012, 07:04 PM
Thanks for the info Thry. Not a good sign for Twins fielders.

whydidnt
03-05-2012, 07:23 PM
Ugh, Marquis not looking like a guy to count on as a starter. Why spend 3 million for him rather than going with someone like Hendricks, who at least has a chance to be a decent pitcher?

danoo
03-05-2012, 07:28 PM
how has Liam Hendriks looked today

Seth Stohs
03-05-2012, 07:36 PM
whydidn't - Can't take anything from Marquis' performance tonight. He'll be fine. He's had a career of being pretty solid. No need to worry about him. If he stays healthy (and last year's injury was a fluke, broken leg), he'll eat 190-200 innings, post an ERA around 4.60, give up a bunch of hits and be fine as a back of the rotaion starter. Also, Hendriks is close, but I don't think anyone thinks he's ready. Give him a couple of months in Rochester, work on a couple of things and go from there.

powrwrap
03-05-2012, 08:13 PM
[Marquis] He'll be fine. He's had a career of being pretty solid. No need to worry about him. He'll eat 190-200 innings, post an ERA around 4.60, give up a bunch of hits

Excuse me, but an ERA of 4.60 and giving up a bunch of hits is cause for worry for this Twins fan.

denarded
03-05-2012, 08:15 PM
Denard did a good job in the booth.

powrwrap
03-05-2012, 08:18 PM
First time I've seen Doumit bat. He's got a hitch in his swing where he drops his hands. A definite no-no.

denarded
03-05-2012, 08:25 PM
First time I've seen Doumit bat. He's got a hitch in his swing where he drops his hands. A definite no-no.

It seems more than a hitch, There's a lot of movement below the hips and doesn't seem to get steady anywhere before the swing. Odd for a large guy

powrwrap
03-05-2012, 08:32 PM
It seems more than a hitch, There's a lot of movement below the hips and doesn't seem to get steady anywhere before the swing. Odd for a large guy

I'll have to look for that next time. I also noticed he's got a lot of movement with his front foot. Lifts it high when swinging and stomps it down.

Seth Stohs
03-05-2012, 08:45 PM
Probably not the outing that Deolis Guerra wanted in his 2011 debut, huh?

mysonlikes7
03-05-2012, 08:48 PM
Anyone hear what the attendance was for this game?

mysonlikes7
03-05-2012, 08:49 PM
Not sure if that is good or bad that 150 games will be televised on FSN based on tonight's performance.

mysonlikes7
03-05-2012, 08:56 PM
Is it pronounced Dough-mit or Due-mit?

Gernzy
03-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Tough game for us. Marquis did ok...Manship bailed him out. Mauer and Nishioka had decent offensive games. A lot of spring training left.

Thrylos
03-05-2012, 09:38 PM
Is it pronounced Dough-mit or Due-mit?

DOUgh-mitt. No pun intented.

whydidnt
03-05-2012, 09:43 PM
whydidn't -No need to worry about him. If he stays healthy (and last year's injury was a fluke, broken leg), he'll eat 190-200 innings, post an ERA around 4.60, give up a bunch of hits and be fine as a back of the rotaion starter. Also, Hendriks is close, but I don't think anyone thinks he's ready. Give him a couple of months in Rochester, work on a couple of things and go from there.
Ugh- I Appreciate the optimism at this time of year, but this means the Twins will need to score 5 runs each time Marquis pitches. Without Cuddyer, Kubel, Young or Thome I think that could be quite the challenge, meaning we are expecting a loss everytime Marquis pitches.

JB_Iowa
03-06-2012, 08:41 AM
"Tough game for us. Marquis did ok...Manship bailed him out."

No, Marquis did not do okay. I'm not ready to give up on him after one ST game but there was nothing "okay" about his performance last night.

Gernzy
03-06-2012, 10:17 AM
"Tough game for us. Marquis did ok...Manship bailed him out."

No, Marquis did not do okay. I'm not ready to give up on him after one ST game but there was nothing "okay" about his performance last night.

First Inning was good. He really did fall apart in the second. Nerves finally got to him and it looked like he was trying way too hard. He was easily overpitching as he had 3 wild pitchs. He should bounce back. First outing with a new team, you really want to impress. Anderson needs to work on his tempo and he should improve. His next outing will show a lot.

Seth Stohs
03-06-2012, 11:10 AM
First Inning was good. He really did fall apart in the second. Nerves finally got to him and it looked like he was trying way too hard. He was easily overpitching as he had 3 wild pitchs. He should bounce back. First outing with a new team, you really want to impress. Anderson needs to work on his tempo and he should improve. His next outing will show a lot.


Pretty sure it wasn't nerves that got to him. He's been around a long time. He wasn't nervous the second inning. He just lost his release point. That's uncharacteristic for him. Nothing to worry about.