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Seth Stohs
02-28-2013, 08:31 AM
Twins Lineup:

Darin Mastroianni CF
Eduardo Escobar SS
Joe Mauer DH
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit C
Chris Parmelee RF
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Brian Dozier 2B

Liam Hendriks SP

Orioles Lineup:

Alexi Casilla 2B
Manny Machado 3B
Lew Ford DH
Jackson RF
Danny Valencia 1B
Trayvon Robinson LF
Navarro 2B
LJ Hoes CF
C Robinson C

Jair Jurrjens SP

twinsnorth49
02-28-2013, 08:32 AM
Twins vs the former Twins.

Seth Stohs
02-28-2013, 09:27 AM
B-Game Lineup for game starting now:

Hicks CF, Rosario 2B, Benson LF, Colabello 1B, Dinkelman DH, Pinto C, Sobolewski 3B, Boggs RF, Santana SS, Deduno SP

James
02-28-2013, 09:39 AM
B-Game Lineup for game starting now:

Hicks CF, Rosario 2B, Benson LF, Colabello 1B, Dinkelman DH, Pinto C, Sobolewski 3B, Boggs RF, Santana SS, Deduno SP
That one could be a lot of fun to watch, or listen to for that matter.

minn55441
02-28-2013, 09:53 AM
That one could be a lot of fun to watch, or listen to for that matter.

I know we have a number of TD regulars that have trips scheduled for spring training. who do we have down in Florida this week? Anyone going to the early game? Interested in the battle for center field.

Love to see Benson step up and force his way onto the opening day roster.

Halsey Hall
02-28-2013, 10:13 AM
I'd have gone to the game, but things at Jet Blue Park are so much different than Hammond Stadium. No one is allowed into the B game today. Seems to be alot of that over there, which leaves alot of Sox fans coming to Hammond, not thrilling us Twins fans. They come with their Sox jerseys and caps, and push to get Twins autographs. That seems to be the norm for those NE'ers.

The weather today is much like yesterday, cool, cloudy and still. We'll see if the Twins bats remain hot.

minn55441
02-28-2013, 11:13 AM
from LEN on Twitter

Alex Meyer looked sharp in his two inning stint, giving up one hit (double down the line) while striking out three.

Six up, six down for Berrios.

Wonder who these guys are facing this morning?

$tryf4Life
02-28-2013, 11:40 AM
Love to see Benson step up and force his way onto the opening day roster.[/QUOTE]


I agree! I am routing for Benson to open up with team.

minn55441
02-28-2013, 11:48 AM
The early game was a 4-0 loss. Wonder how many major leaguers the Bosox played in today's game? Still very nice to see that both Berrios and Meyer pitched well.

ashburyjohn
02-28-2013, 12:09 PM
Love to see Benson step up and force his way onto the opening day roster.

I root for all Twins to step up, but Benson especially so because there's a slight domino effect if he can claim CF: it places Mastroianni in his natural role as 4th outfielder, replacing someone defensively in late innings where they are leading and pinch-hitting (for SS) or pinch-running (for LF or 1B) when they are behind, *and* lets the GM keep Hicks in AAA for extra seasoning if that is his judgement.

J-Dog Dungan
02-28-2013, 12:32 PM
Looks like Morneau is on fire so far this season. 3-run double? YUP! :)

minn55441
02-28-2013, 12:48 PM
error for Plouffe

minn55441
02-28-2013, 12:50 PM
More worried about Plouffe preforming at the major league level in the field, rather than his hitting. the guy has the tools, just can't consistently make the plays. It has to be frustrating for him along with everyone else.

mikeee
02-28-2013, 12:53 PM
An out for Casilla!! :th_alc:

mikeee
02-28-2013, 12:54 PM
Oh my gosh!!! Lew ford!!!!

James
02-28-2013, 12:55 PM
Sounds like Hendriks has done alright this game. 3 shutout innings, only giving up 3 singles.

mikeee
02-28-2013, 01:03 PM
Morneau and the Hammer are liking the preseason so far!

mikeee
02-28-2013, 01:14 PM
Twins vs the former Twins.

You were not kidding! This is kind of funny to watch. Now Danny Valencia and an out.

minn55441
02-28-2013, 01:20 PM
masty doubles off of Gausman.

I still think the CF job is his to lose at this point.

nmoline
02-28-2013, 01:24 PM
I hate Spring Training. The Twins offense looks so dominant, and then April will come and they'll have an offense ranked 20-30 probably.

Seth Stohs
02-28-2013, 01:26 PM
Kevin Gausman was my pick for the Twins to take in the 2012 draft. That said, I'm really happy with the Byron Buxton selection!

JB_Iowa
02-28-2013, 01:50 PM
Are people actually watching these games somewhere (other than in person). mlbtv.com? Just curious -- and wondering why the Phillies have been mlb network for 3 times in the last 4 days (I think) -- all except the game with the Twins.

mikeee
02-28-2013, 01:51 PM
I just have gameday going at work and take a peek every now and then to see how it's going.
I'd put it on the radio if I were at home.

JB_Iowa
02-28-2013, 01:52 PM
Thanks.

James
02-28-2013, 01:56 PM
Are people actually watching these games somewhere (other than in person). mlbtv.com? Just curious -- and wondering why the Phillies have been mlb network for 3 times in the last 4 days (I think) -- all except the game with the Twins.
I brought a radio to work so I could listen to the games.

Willihammer
02-28-2013, 01:58 PM
I'm streaming the radio broadcast on mlb.tv.. There's no video for today's game.

I can't help it, but I am liking what I hear so far this spring. They are scoring runs in bunches.

S.
02-28-2013, 01:58 PM
Fien 1-2-3 top of the 6th, Fly out, two ground outs.

Dozier walk, Clete Thomas double, Escobar just knocked in a RBI with a sac fly.

minn55441
02-28-2013, 02:05 PM
Listening on the radio, first TV game is on march 8th.

scottz
02-28-2013, 02:48 PM
I hate Spring Training. The Twins offense looks so dominant, and then April will come and they'll have an offense ranked 20-30 probably.

That's the spirit!

glunn
02-28-2013, 02:51 PM
It looks like Mauer, Morneau and Willingham all had good days at the plate today. That gives me some comfort, assuming that they can stay healthy. And Mastro was 2 for 3.

James
02-28-2013, 03:20 PM
It looks like Mauer, Morneau and Willingham all had good days at the plate today. That gives me some comfort, assuming that they can stay healthy. And Mastro was 2 for 3.
Not just 2 for 3, but 2 for 3 with 2 doubles. If he keeps that up, he'll win that that opening day CF job.

diehardtwinsfan
02-28-2013, 03:22 PM
I hate Spring Training. The Twins offense looks so dominant, and then April will come and they'll have an offense ranked 20-30 probably.

Barring injuries, offense should be better than that. There are plenty of guys on it who should be performing at or better than league average for their position...

pitching and defense on the other hand...

J-Dog Dungan
02-28-2013, 03:33 PM
Former Twins: 1-11 with 2 K's. Not a good line for them. The three CF candidates have so far done a good job at making the decision hard for Gardy. It will be interesting to see how this battle continues to play out over the next month+.

ashburyjohn
02-28-2013, 04:17 PM
Not just 2 for 3, but 2 for 3 with 2 doubles. If he keeps that up, he'll win that that opening day CF job.

Does anyone have insight what kind of doubles these were? The ringing kind that score a decent runner from first? Or the kind where Darin legged out what might have been singles for most players?

brianpope
02-28-2013, 05:12 PM
Morneau and the Hammer are liking the preseason so far!

Having these two mash in the middle would be nice.