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Nick Nelson
03-21-2012, 10:40 AM
Televised on FSN!

Twins lineup:
CF Span
SS Carroll
3B Valencia
1B Parmelee
C Doumit
DH Hughes
RF Benson
LF Revere
2B Casilla

SP Hendriks

Neinstein
03-21-2012, 10:58 AM
Hopefully a big day for Hendriks... May shake something up here.

Ultima Ratio
03-21-2012, 11:05 AM
Looking forward to Carroll's Box today. With Casilla batting (and playing) well and Dozier (perhaps) in the mix now, will Carroll continue to get one base this week and will he be anemic with the bat? I predict 0/2 with a walk.

Thrylos
03-21-2012, 11:14 AM
Jackson's base hit really showed up Carroll's limited range at SS

Thrylos
03-21-2012, 11:17 AM
Rookie mistake by Revere to not let foul ball drop allowing a SF instead of strike 2

Nick Nelson
03-21-2012, 11:18 AM
Solid first inning for Hendriks. Three ground balls and a weak fly out into foul territory. Great grab by Revere.

Nick Nelson
03-21-2012, 11:18 AM
Rookie mistake by Revere to not let foul ball drop allowing a SF instead of strike 2
It's spring training. I think they'd rather have him catch the ball and move the game along. Good opportunity to test his arm anyway.

Thrylos
03-21-2012, 11:19 AM
Yeah. Just hope that he does not make a habit of that during the season.

Thrylos
03-21-2012, 11:27 AM
Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuke!

Mr. Ed
03-21-2012, 11:31 AM
Terry Doyle sent back to Chicago

http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/blogs/143663936.html

Parker Hageman
03-21-2012, 11:34 AM
http://twinsdaily.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by thrylos98 http://twinsdaily.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://twinsdaily.com/showthread.php?p=4746#post4746)
Rookie mistake by Revere to not let foul ball drop allowing a SF instead of strike 2



It's spring training. I think they'd rather have him catch the ball and move the game along. Good opportunity to test his arm anyway.

Also depends on the situation/score. Early in the game, go for the out.

Nick Nelson
03-21-2012, 11:35 AM
Hughes doing exactly what the Twins need him to do. Coming up against a lefty with runners on base, taking a good at-bat and cranking one.

Neinstein
03-21-2012, 11:42 AM
Decent second inning for Hendriks.

Seth Stohs
03-21-2012, 11:49 AM
Rookie mistake by Revere to not let foul ball drop allowing a SF instead of strike 2

Wrong... in the first inning, you get the out, especially with the middle of the order coming up. Gotta get outs early in the game.

Gernzy
03-21-2012, 11:54 AM
Wrong... in the first inning, you get the out, especially with the middle of the order coming up. Gotta get outs early in the game.

I agree get the outs early when you can! Plus Doyle back to Chicago is great. Didn't want them wasting a roster spot on him.

Thrylos
03-21-2012, 12:10 PM
Shipley tweeted that Blackburn pitched 4 innings in the class A game against the Red Sox' class A team and gave up one run, 4 hits, one walk and had 3 Ks.

Thrylos
03-21-2012, 12:18 PM
Delmon hits his 5th HR of the Spring

Gernzy
03-21-2012, 12:19 PM
What a tear he's been on.

edavis0308
03-21-2012, 12:30 PM
Didn't Craig Monroe completely light us up in spring training his first year with another team also?

Neinstein
03-21-2012, 12:38 PM
Didn't Craig Monroe completely light us up in spring training his first year with another team also?
Yes, he did. 7 of 14 with 4 HR's, 3 HR's off 3 hits in one game.
However, I'd be careful not to try to compare Craig Monroe with Delmon Young, especially in their ST following leaving MN.

Neinstein
03-21-2012, 12:42 PM
A very interesting play involving Span calling Revere off. Hopefully Revere learns quickly from that play.. (today, he's playing Left)

edavis0308
03-21-2012, 12:44 PM
Yes, he did. 7 of 14 with 4 HR's, 3 HR's off 3 hits in one game.
However, I'd be careful not to try to compare Craig Monroe with Delmon Young, especially in their ST following leaving MN.

Come on man, it's a pretty loose comparison. Player X leaves the Twins and has extra motivation to stick it to them after they leave.

Mr. Ed
03-21-2012, 12:50 PM
Big 4 run inning. Love the xbh

Benson 2 run dinger. Too bad he's not ready for the bigs (sarcasm).

Gernzy
03-21-2012, 12:59 PM
Maloney striking out Fielder and Young back-to-back makes me smile.

Thrylos
03-21-2012, 01:01 PM
Maloney striking out Fielder and Young back-to-back makes me smile.

Inge too in the previous inning. At this point I don't see how he does not make the team

Mr. Ed
03-21-2012, 01:02 PM
Inge too in the previous inning. At this point I don't see how he does not make the team

Thinking the same thing. It would seem he'd have to fall apart to not make the club now.

Cap'n Piranha
03-21-2012, 01:09 PM
Big 4 run inning. Love the xbh

Benson 2 run dinger. Too bad he's not ready for the bigs (sarcasm).

He'll get there. No sense in hastening his arbitration years when;

A) He's never played in AAA
B) The outfield is our strongest position group
C) The Twins won't be competing for anything in all likelihood this year anyways

Mauerpower
03-21-2012, 01:14 PM
does anyone here subscribe to mlb's gameday live? If not do you subscribe to some other service to watch twins games?

Ultima Ratio
03-21-2012, 01:16 PM
Carroll is really working himself back to a bench role: 0 for 3 with 3 Ks! Saving grace was one that one walk, but let's hope he can turn it around. I see a quick flip in the order of Carroll to the 9 hole and casilla/revere to the 2 hole maybe depending on the R/L pithcer also. He's just been bad at the plate and very average in the field.

Thrylos
03-21-2012, 01:20 PM
Carroll is really working himself back to a bench role: 0 for 3 with 3 Ks! Saving grace was one that one walk, but let's hope he can turn it around. I see a quick flip in the order of Carroll to the 9 hole and casilla/revere to the 2 hole maybe depending on the R/L pithcer also. He's just been bad at the plate and very average in the field.

Not sure about that unless they make a trade of having Dozier start, but I think that he and Casilla might be switched in the batting order sooner than later

J-Dog Dungan
03-21-2012, 01:21 PM
Maybe I shouldn't compare the two, but Morneau a few years ago was hitting like he is now in ST, then he came out and started getting hit after hit and I believe he ended up winning the MVP that year. While the MVP is out of the range (pun intended) of Caroll, he might just be a slow starter. Even if he is a bench player at the start, I gotta believe that the Twins replace him with Hughes before they replace him with Dozier.

Mr. Ed
03-21-2012, 01:31 PM
Gray 1-2-3 inning. What shot does this guy have in the bullpen? Has not 'stood out' that much.

Thrylos
03-21-2012, 01:34 PM
Gray 1-2-3 inning. What shot does this guy have in the bullpen? Has not 'stood out' that much.

His first appearance was pretty bad.
I think that right now he is behind (not in any order) Waldrop, Burton, Manship. Fien and maybe Deduno and Wise as well

Mr. Ed
03-21-2012, 01:46 PM
His first appearance was pretty bad.
I think that right now he is behind (not in any order) Waldrop, Burton, Manship. Fien and maybe Deduno and Wise as well

I remember that. I also believe he's out of options.

I also remember signing him to a ML contract getting panned. One of Billy Smith's last great moves.