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Seth Stohs
02-26-2013, 08:44 AM
Twins Lineup:

Aaron Hicks CF
Darin Mastroianni LF
Joe Mauer C
Justin Morneau DH (could decide to play 1B)
Trevor Plouffe 3B (The Return!)
Chris Colabello 1B (could DH, if Morneau wants to play 1B)
Joe Benson RF
Brian Dozier 2B
Pedro Florimon SS

SP: Mike Pelfrey

Also on the schedule to pitch: Ryan Pressly, Tyler Robertson, Josh Roenicke, Tim Wood, Anthony Slama, Luis Perdomo and Michael Tonkin.

Oldgoat_MN
02-26-2013, 09:04 AM
When posting this information could you please include the time of the game?
It will be appreciated.
Thank you Seth.

Brock Beauchamp
02-26-2013, 09:41 AM
It's so nice to see baseball games being played again. This offseason was torturous.

Twins Twerp
02-26-2013, 09:54 AM
That is a speedy outfield

Shane Wahl
02-26-2013, 10:01 AM
Holy crap, those relievers are battling for probably two spots, if not one.

Oldgoat_MN
02-26-2013, 10:02 AM
That is a speedy outfield

Didn't really look at it until you posted.
A REALLY fast outfield!

crarko
02-26-2013, 10:08 AM
Death to the Opposition - YouTube (http://youtu.be/HYVSkOh3ZBM)

Let's have some chatter...

Sssuperdave
02-26-2013, 10:19 AM
When posting this information could you please include the time of the game?
It will be appreciated.
Thank you Seth.

All games through the 9th are at 12:05, except for Saturday the 8th, which is at 6:05:


Game Day (http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/gameday/)

James
02-26-2013, 10:43 AM
I finally brought a radio into work so I can actually start listening to the day games. I can't wait to hear about this outfield making some great catches.

stringer bell
02-26-2013, 10:45 AM
That is a speedy outfield2/3 of the starting OF when the Twins get good (I hope).

Halsey Hall
02-26-2013, 11:35 AM
It's supposedly raining there. It's windy as heck here in Ft Myers, with a tornado watch til 3. Tee time at 3:17. so everything's up in the air, literally.

ChiTownTwinsFan
02-26-2013, 11:47 AM
It's so nice to see baseball games being played again. This offseason was torturous.

Amen to that.

Seth Stohs
02-26-2013, 12:14 PM
The game started pretty much on time. The teams didn't get batting practice.

Hicks-Mastroianni-Mauer went 1-2-3 in the top of the 1st.

Seth Stohs
02-26-2013, 12:23 PM
This is the point in which we need to say that he numbers that Pelfrey puts up today/this spring don't matter. It's only important that he is back on the mound again.

twinsfanstl
02-26-2013, 12:27 PM
whew...how many pitches in that inning?

edavis0308
02-26-2013, 12:29 PM
And the Jays go 1-2-3...4-5-6...7.

11 strikes and 1 ball for Pelfrey though.

twinsfanstl
02-26-2013, 12:36 PM
nice JoeyB

mcrow
02-26-2013, 12:46 PM
This is the point in which we need to say that he numbers that Pelfrey puts up today/this spring don't matter. It's only important that he is back on the mound again.

I think that the only thing that really matters for Pelfrey in spring training is that we see improvement throughout. He was up and down in this outing but we saw some good things in there as well.

PseudoSABR
02-26-2013, 12:57 PM
They took Pelfry out mid inning....

mcrow
02-26-2013, 01:00 PM
They took Pelfry out mid inning....

So?

mcrow
02-26-2013, 01:12 PM
Anyone else holding their breath with Morneau's slide at home? Whew.

PseudoSABR
02-26-2013, 01:25 PM
So?
I was worried there might be something going on. He was only at 15 pitches. Maybe someone was listening and could mitigate my concerns...

mcrow
02-26-2013, 01:28 PM
I was worried there might be something going on. He was only at 15 pitches. Maybe someone was listening and could mitigate my concerns...

Gottcha, I guess I just assumed that you were listening and that's how you knew he was out.

It sounds like they just had him on a hard pitch count and he'd come out as soon as he reached it.

glunn
02-26-2013, 01:37 PM
Each of today's 3 outfielders has gotten a hit. That makes me happy.

glunn
02-26-2013, 01:38 PM
Gottcha, I guess I just assumed that you were listening and that's how you knew he was out.

It sounds like they just had him on a hard pitch count and he'd come out as soon as he reached it.

That is good news. Please note that some of us are relying on those of us who have radio access to provide such comforting details.

mcrow
02-26-2013, 01:43 PM
Sounds like all the Outfielders have had good games. Mastroianni made a real nice jumping catch against the wall earlier in the game.

James
02-26-2013, 01:45 PM
Oh man, I go to a meeting for a half an hour and the Twins score two runs and no update on thread.

mcrow
02-26-2013, 01:47 PM
Sorry, would have done some play-by-play posts had I realized people would be following. :p

LoganJones
02-26-2013, 01:50 PM
I was worried there might be something going on. He was only at 15 pitches. Maybe someone was listening and could mitigate my concerns...
I don't think that is a correct pitch count, considering he faced 10 Batters and struck 2 out.

ScottyB
02-26-2013, 01:50 PM
How'd we score? - No access to radio

mcrow
02-26-2013, 01:51 PM
Dozier has looke pretty solid in the field today.


Top of the 5th:
Twins up 5-3

Pitcher: Schwimmer for the Jays

Morneau bounces out.

James
02-26-2013, 01:51 PM
Sorry, would have done some play-by-play posts had I realized people would be following. :p
Not a problem. I'm listening to the radio now.

Morneau and Plouffe are both having a good day at the plate. Two hits for Justin and two walks for Trevor. I'll take that all season long... as long as there are some long balls mixed in there too.

mcrow
02-26-2013, 01:53 PM
Plouffe walks on 4 balls.

Chris Colabello up.

Count 3-1

Colabello grounds out, Plouffe advances to 2nd.

Benson up, 2-2 count.

Benson strikes out on an off-speed pitch to end the inning.

James
02-26-2013, 02:00 PM
How'd we score? - No access to radio
Morneau had a RBI double and he scored later. I missed how he scored though.

mcrow
02-26-2013, 02:01 PM
Bottom of 5th:

Plouffe replaced by Mark Sobolewski at 3rd.

Tim Wood for the Twins pitching to Izturis and he flies out.

Rajai Davis up 1-1

Davis singles over Morneau, just finding an open spot.

James
02-26-2013, 02:03 PM
Woo! 3-6-3 Double play!

nicksaviking
02-26-2013, 02:09 PM
4 outs on 6 pitches for Pressly, you know that's going to cause Gardy all kinds of fantasies.

SweetOne69
02-26-2013, 02:19 PM
I was worried there might be something going on. He was only at 15 pitches. Maybe someone was listening and could mitigate my concerns...

He threw way more than 15 pitches. For ST, the gameday pitch counts are not accurate. All AB are 1 pitch unless they are Strikeouts (3) or Walks (4). There are exceptions that they have to account for such as Pelfrey's 1 Ball was a passed ball on Mauer.

James
02-26-2013, 02:24 PM
Now let's see which team's minor leaguers are better.

glunn
02-26-2013, 02:26 PM
Thanks to those who have provided the additional details. They have enriched my morning.

twinsnorth49
02-26-2013, 02:29 PM
Eddie Rosario goes deep......nice!

2 run shot

James
02-26-2013, 02:30 PM
Joe Benson walks and Eddie Rosario blasts a homer over the RF fence!

ashburyjohn
02-26-2013, 02:30 PM
Thanks to those who have provided the additional details. They have enriched my morning.

Yes. It's pretty frustrating to go to the Yahoo baseball page, see the line score showing 5-3 in the fifth and click on that tantalizing Box Score link, and only get another edition of the line score.

Are they in a rain delay? Looks like they've been in the fifth for a long while now. Or maybe I'm just impatient.

James
02-26-2013, 02:31 PM
I like the Dan Gladden quote: "Bush trying to make the club as a non-roster invitee. He's not doing himself any favors by giving up a home run to a guy wearing number 97."

J-Dog Dungan
02-26-2013, 02:33 PM
Good to see Tim Wood throwing ground ball outs. That's pretty much what he was brought in for. And it is good to see that Rosario is showing plenty of power early on.

Seth Stohs
02-26-2013, 02:35 PM
I like the Dan Gladden quote: "Bush trying to make the club as a non-roster invitee. He's not doing himself any favors by giving up a home run to a guy wearing number 97."

That was a great line!

ChiTownTwinsFan
02-26-2013, 02:36 PM
Yes. It's pretty frustrating to go to the Yahoo baseball page, see the line score showing 5-3 in the fifth and click on that tantalizing Box Score link, and only get another edition of the line score.

Are they in a rain delay? Looks like they've been in the fifth for a long while now. Or maybe I'm just impatient.

An audio subscription is only $20 for the whole season, spring training included. (Listening at work now.) For me being out of area it's better than nothing. And I can play that and mute the TV when the Twins are in town playing the White Sox so I don't have to listen to Hawk.

twinsnorth49
02-26-2013, 02:37 PM
4-6-3 Rosario, Santana, Clement DP.

James
02-26-2013, 02:37 PM
Robertson Pitching in the bottom of the 7th. Twins up 8-3.

LaRoche hits a solo shot. 8-4.
Three pitch strike out, followed by a single then a 6-4-3 DP (Santana to Rosario to Clement).

Sorry I don't have all the batters names.

TwinVike61
02-26-2013, 02:43 PM
Yes. It's pretty frustrating to go to the Yahoo baseball page, see the line score showing 5-3 in the fifth and click on that tantalizing Box Score link, and only get another edition of the line score.

Are they in a rain delay? Looks like they've been in the fifth for a long while now. Or maybe I'm just impatient.

Maybe you should try a different website like cbs sportsline:
MLB Baseball GameTracker - Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Feb 26, 2013 - CBSSports.com Live Scores and Stats (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/gametracker/live/MLB_20130226_MIN@TOR)

James
02-26-2013, 02:50 PM
Michael Tonkin making his Grapefruit league debut.

nicksaviking
02-26-2013, 02:50 PM
Can we quit spring training now please? Hicks, Rosario and Benson all having great games. Can we agree that the bit about stats not mattering in spring training only applies if your players stink?

glunn
02-26-2013, 02:52 PM
Joe Benson walks and Eddie Rosario blasts a homer over the RF fence!

Rosario continues to impress with his hitting!

glunn
02-26-2013, 02:53 PM
Can we quit spring training now please? Hicks, Rosario and Benson all having great games. Can we agree that the bit about stats not mattering in spring training only applies if your players stink?

I feel the same way in my heart, but my brain tells me otherwise.

James
02-26-2013, 02:55 PM
Tonkin gets a 1-2-3 8th. The last out was a hit deep to center though. Almost to the wall. But hey, an out is an out.

James
02-26-2013, 03:00 PM
Benson strikes out again... (The hat trick).

Rosario gets a line drive single!

They end up leaving 2 on in the top of the 9th. Still up 8-4.

PseudoSABR
02-26-2013, 03:04 PM
Can anyone put any perspective on how Eddie Rosario is handling 2nd base over this past week?

James
02-26-2013, 03:08 PM
Game ends on a grounder to Eddie Rosario. Twins win 8-4!

J-Dog Dungan
02-26-2013, 03:11 PM
Well, I haven't heard any Nishi references, so I think Rosario has been doing fairly well at second base.

Craig in MN
02-26-2013, 03:24 PM
We're only a few days into games, but Rosario is getting more playing time than I would have ever guessed. With the middle infield up for grabs, I would expect the main 4 guys to get most of the playing time to see how they play together and fit together. And there's plenty of AA and AAA filler to give playing time to. I'm sure Gardy likes to see Rosario and the fans do to, but I don't quite get the point of giving time to an A ball player who's got a half a year's experience on defense.

No point to this comment, really, I just thinks it's interesting.

James
02-26-2013, 03:28 PM
We're only a few days into games, but Rosario is getting more playing time than I would have ever guessed. With the middle infield up for grabs, I would expect the main 4 guys to get most of the playing time to see how they play together and fit together. And there's plenty of AA and AAA filler to give playing time to. I'm sure Gardy likes to see Rosario and the fans do to, but I don't quite get the point of giving time to an A ball player who's got a half a year's experience on defense.

No point to this comment, really, I just thinks it's interesting.
The only reason he's in big league camp is so he can get ready for the WBC. He's going to be an outfielder for that though. But, might as well play him at 2B and check out how he's coming along while he's in camp.

As soon as the WBC is over, he'll go back to minor league camp and continue to work at 2B.

nicksaviking
02-26-2013, 03:38 PM
The only reason he's in big league camp is so he can get ready for the WBC. He's going to be an outfielder for that though. But, might as well play him at 2B and check out how he's coming along while he's in camp.

As soon as the WBC is over, he'll go back to minor league camp and continue to work at 2B.

I think it's great. The stadiums that Eddie is hitting in right now, will be the ones he will be hitting in come opening day. The Florida State League has been deemed tough on hitters and the ballparks are large due to their dual usage as MLB spring training fields. In the Twins system, once you get past the Midwest League (which usually is where this organization puts the breaks on prospects), promotions can happen quickly. If he can adjust to playing at the high A level quickly and his defense proves to be improved, the sky really is the ceiling from here on out. It should not be considered out of the question that Rosario may end up the front runner for the 2014 opening day 2B gig, his bat is proving to be legit.

YourHouseIsMyHouse
02-26-2013, 04:41 PM
Rosario homered so you know I'm happy.