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Seth Stohs
03-08-2012, 09:03 AM
The Twins are 3-0 against the Rays so far this spring and 0-3 against everyone else. here are the lineups for today's Twins/Rays tilt.

Twins
Denard Span CF, Trevor Plouffe LF, Joe Mauer C, Justin Morneau 1B, Josh Willingham DH, Danny Valencia 3B, Ryan Doumit RF, Brian Dozier SS, Ray Chang 2B

Pitchers include Francisco Liriano, Scott Diamond, Deolis Guerra, Liam Hendriks, Jeff Manship, Tyler Robertson, Brendan Wise and Daryl Thompson.

Rays
Desmond Jennings LF, Elliot Johnson 2B, Sean Rodriguez SS, Carlos Pena 1B, Chris Gimenez 3B, Brad Coon RF, Stephen Vogt C, Jesus Feliciano CF, Nevin Ashley DH.

Pitchers include Chris Archer, Matt Torra, Romulo Sanchez, Bryan Augenstein, former #1 overall pick (as a SS) Matt Bush, Ricky Orta.

Thrylos
03-08-2012, 12:12 PM
FranKKie! 2Ks a single a CS top of 1st.

Twins Fan From Afar
03-08-2012, 12:28 PM
How'd his second inning go? Tell me no walks . . . .

Thrylos
03-08-2012, 12:30 PM
FranKKKKie!!!!
2Ks one ground out on top of the second.

John Bonnes
03-08-2012, 12:30 PM
Is this game on TV anywhere? Anyone know? MLB.tv maybe?

IN the bottom of the 1st, Span gets on base, steals 2nd and Plouffe coaxes a walk against the RHed Archer. Mauer works a 3-1 count....and then lofts a soft liner to the opposite field for the first out. UGH. Morneau flies out to center (I think on the 1st pitch.) Willingham grounds to short.

I was really disappointed in that Mauer at-bat. It's one thing to do that on a 3-2 pitch, but on 3-1, he's gotta be looking to pull that ball, especially with runners on 1st and 2nd and no outs.

Thrylos
03-08-2012, 12:31 PM
Bottom of 1st, Span singled, Plouffe walked; Mauer, Morneau and Willingham fail to bring them in

Seth Stohs
03-08-2012, 12:32 PM
Sounds like Liriano is looking really sharp. 93 on the fastball, 84 on the slider for the 2nd inning strikeouts.

Thrylos
03-08-2012, 12:36 PM
Should be on mlb.tv

Thrylos
03-08-2012, 12:42 PM
FranKKKKKie!!! Strikes out the first batter in the 3rd

Thrylos
03-08-2012, 12:44 PM
2 ground outs next. Liriano 3IP 1H 5K. Not bad

Twins Fan From Afar
03-08-2012, 12:47 PM
2 ground outs next. Liriano 3IP 1H 5K. Not bad

That's solid! Big improvement from last time out.

Gernzy
03-08-2012, 01:39 PM
Best thing out of Liriano's outing...0 walks in 3 innings.

JakeE141414
03-08-2012, 01:40 PM
John, the game isn't on mlb.tv so I'm not sure if you'll be able to find it anywhere.

I really like what I'm seeing from Span so far this spring. He's hitting over .500 and even has 2 SB's today.

Mr. Ed
03-08-2012, 01:56 PM
Manship fans the side, Pitching has been solid today.

ThatsRich
03-08-2012, 02:35 PM
Listening to game... man, Cory Provus is good. I think I can finally enjoy listening to games on the radio again. Twins (radio network) made a good hire.

Twins Fan From Afar
03-08-2012, 02:37 PM
Did M & M do anything productive after their first at-bats?

Thrylos
03-08-2012, 02:37 PM
Listening to game... man, Cory Provus is good. I think I can finally enjoy listening to games on the radio again. Twins (radio network) made a good hire.

Totally agree about Provus. If only Dazzle shuts up...

Thrylos
03-08-2012, 02:38 PM
Did M & M do anything productive after their first at-bats?

Nope. The players who replaced them Towles and Bates had a single each

Gernzy
03-08-2012, 02:43 PM
Tampa just scored only run of the game on a Hughes throwing error...ouch

Thrylos
03-08-2012, 02:43 PM
Some vintage 2011 D by Hughes and Nishoka in the 9th. Tampa Bay scores a run

Thrylos
03-08-2012, 02:45 PM
Great diving stop by Bates to save a couple of runs. Mid 9, rays up 1-0

Twins Fan From Afar
03-08-2012, 02:47 PM
What do you think of Bates so far, thrylos?

Thrylos
03-08-2012, 02:51 PM
What do you think of Bates so far, thrylos?

I always liked Bates, hope he makes the team.

Game over 1-0 Rays