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Seth Stohs
03-11-2012, 06:56 AM
Twins Lineup vs Yankees:

Denard Span - CF
Jamey Carroll - SS
Joe Mauer - C
Jusitn Morneau - 1B
Josh Willingham - RF
Ryan Doumit - DH
Danny Valencia - 3B
Ben Revere - LF
Alexi Casilla - 2B

Pitchers - Nick Blackburn, Brian Duensing, Jeff Manship, Jason Bulger, Carlos Gutierrez, Tyler Robertson, Brendan Wise, Aaron Thompson, Matt Capps

Reserves - Drew Butera, Dan Rohlfing, Steve Pearce, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Trevor Plouffe, Wilkin Ramirez, Matt Carson

Seth Stohs
03-11-2012, 07:55 AM
Yankees Lineup (via FSN's Tyler Mason): Gardner LF, Granderson CF, Swisher RF, Ibanez DH, Cervelli C, Vaqzuez 3B, Nix 2B, Laird 1B, Pena SS, Hughes SP.

woolhouse
03-11-2012, 09:32 AM
This should be the starting-lineup for the Twins in 2012 against right-handed pitchers. (I would hope, against lefties, we'll see more of Plouffe over Revere, and Gardy should not be afraid to swap Morneau and Willingham like T.K. would do with Hrbek against lefties in the late-80s/early-90s.) I'm really hoping for a successful offensive showing against the Yankees today.

TwinsMusings
03-11-2012, 10:04 AM
According to Dustin Morse of the Twins, Span is out with a stiff neck (day-to-day) and Joe Benson will play CF today. Will he lead off or will the lineup be juggled?

Seth Stohs
03-11-2012, 10:07 AM
Revere is batting 1st, Benson batting 8th.

TwinsMusings
03-11-2012, 10:17 AM
Thanks, Seth. I just saw that via Twitter.

John Bonnes
03-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Blackie 123 inning including 2 grounders. Good sign. I'd sure like it if he didn't suck this year.

Jim Crikket
03-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Very nice first inning for Blackburn

Seth Stohs
03-11-2012, 11:11 AM
Terrific first inning by Blackburn. Got Gardner and Granderson to ground out and then a lazy fly ball from Swisher. Touched 90, good movement, ball down.

John Bonnes
03-11-2012, 11:13 AM
The way they post those batting averages on the screen with the batting order - it almost feels like they're real.

John Bonnes
03-11-2012, 11:15 AM
That opposite field soft liner by Revers is beautiful. I'd love to see him hit the ball in the air a little more. That's an odd thing to wish for speedster, but last year was ridiculous.

John Bonnes
03-11-2012, 11:20 AM
Morneau wearing an unbelievable amount of eye black. He looks like John Randall. Or Batman. That's gotta be a concession to the consussion/bright lights thing, right? I don't remember ever seeing that before.

woolhouse
03-11-2012, 11:24 AM
I following the game on here and MLB Gameday, which doesn't have pitch types or locations yet. Revere/Mauer/Morneau all hit the ball down the left-field line. Is Hughes hitting the outside corner that well, or are they that far behind consistently on his fastballs?

John Bonnes
03-11-2012, 11:35 AM
woolhouse, I can't say on those swings where the ball was located. Sorry. I did notice early that Hughes seemed to be working the ball inside and outside very well.

Seth Stohs
03-11-2012, 11:37 AM
I've been very impressed with Ryan Doumit's patience at the plate this spring. Being a new guy in camp, I'd want to swing away to show I can hit. He's impressing me by not pushing it. He can hit!

Seth Stohs
03-11-2012, 11:38 AM
Also, I think that if Blackburn could possibly find a way to pitch like he did the first two innings, he just might hit that 200 inning goal... and give up 250 hits... I'd take it.

John Bonnes
03-11-2012, 11:40 AM
Seriously Perkins? "Attention to detail" mean placing a lemon wedge on the plate in JUST the right place?

Jim Crikket
03-11-2012, 11:42 AM
Yeah PLUNK those f'ing Yankees, Blackie! :)

Jim Crikket
03-11-2012, 11:44 AM
Helluva play in the field guys. Benson played it well, nice relay and tag to finish.

Seth Stohs
03-11-2012, 11:45 AM
Tremendous relay from Benson to Casilla to Mauer to get Gardner. Very impressive!!

Nicholas Mueller
03-11-2012, 11:48 AM
That play was a beauty.

Jim Crikket
03-11-2012, 11:58 AM
Our guys do realize that they're allowed to actually hit the ball, too, right?

Nicholas Mueller
03-11-2012, 12:23 PM
Benson just homered~

woolhouse
03-11-2012, 12:24 PM
Joe Benson got the message, Jim Crikket.

John Bonnes
03-11-2012, 12:35 PM
I'm more than a little surprised that Aaron Thompson is getting an inning this early in the game. Is there any chance he's being considered as a LHed specialist?

Seth Stohs
03-11-2012, 12:41 PM
Thompson is interesting only in that he is so young. He's just 24 years old as a minor leaguer. Hasn't done much. He'll probably be a starter in Rochester (maybe New Britain).

John Bonnes
03-11-2012, 12:47 PM
To be honest, I didn't even know who he is. That's why I'm so suprised to see him pitch in front of so many other guys, and not facing left-handers. Weird.

Seth Stohs
03-11-2012, 12:51 PM
I think they just know before the game what inning they will pitch, regardless of who is coming up. There's not much situational stuff going on this early in camp.

John Bonnes
03-11-2012, 12:55 PM
What was that last pitch Manship used for that strikeout? That's not his curve? It jus t dove out of the zone.

Nicholas Mueller
03-11-2012, 01:01 PM
2-1 Twins. Danny homered.

Nicholas Mueller
03-11-2012, 01:07 PM
Pedro Florimon who is at bat, at least to me, kinda looks like Alexi Casilla.

Jim Crikket
03-11-2012, 01:12 PM
I'm actually assuming Thompson got an inning early today to see what he could do before all the Yankee minor leaguers come in, knowing he'll be headed to the back fields tomorrow or Tuesday.

Jim Crikket
03-11-2012, 01:14 PM
In other news, Vandy just beat Kentucky in the SEC championship game, Amazing emotional moment for the Commodores coach.

Yes, Im multitasking today

Seth Stohs
03-11-2012, 01:15 PM
Pedro Florimon who is at bat, at least to me, kinda looks like Alexi Casilla.

Except he is like 5 inches taller than Casilla. I think Florimon is a throw-back to the shortstops of the 80s... Can't really hit, but smooth with the glove.

Nicholas Mueller
03-11-2012, 01:18 PM
I think Florimon is a throw-back to the shortstops of the 80s... Can't really hit, but smooth with the glove.
At this rate, I'd rather have defense over offense.

Thrylos
03-11-2012, 01:33 PM
Mike Hollimon with a blast. So far very impressive Spring. Might be in the conversation for a bench spot.

Jim Crikket
03-11-2012, 01:41 PM
Some of these pitchers are stepping up. It will be interesting to see who maintains that level of performance as teams give their regular starters more plate appearances each game.

Seth Stohs
03-11-2012, 01:55 PM
Some of these pitchers are stepping up. It will be interesting to see who maintains that level of performance as teams give their regular starters more plate appearances each game.

That is the big question, for sure. These are good innings for these guys to work on things and just get used to being in a game situation and on the mound, but will be good to get innings against regulars.

glennhl
03-12-2012, 11:59 AM
What was that last pitch Manship used for that strikeout? That's not his curve? It jus t dove out of the zone.

It was a slider. I think Manship is really throwing the ball great!