View Full Version : Spring Training - Game 32 - 3/31/ - vs Pittsburgh

Seth Stohs
03-31-2012, 09:08 AM
Twins Lineup:

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

SP: Anthony Swarzak - followed by: Matt Capps, Glen Perkins, Esmerling Vasquez, Caleb Thielbar, Bruce Pugh, Luis Perdomo

Reserves: Brian Dinkelman, Ben Revere, JR Towles, Sean Burroughs, Jamey Carroll, Luke Hughes, Alexi Casilla

Mr. Ed
03-31-2012, 09:33 AM
Wait a minute - I thought Plouffe was banned from the infield after last year.

Seth Stohs
03-31-2012, 10:09 AM
Wait a minute - I thought Plouffe was banned from the infield after last year.

Nope, they said all spring that he'd get some time in the IF too.

Fanatic Jack
03-31-2012, 10:44 AM

Can you please explain WHY Alex Burnett is going to make the roster???? WHYYYYYYYY the guy has been terrible for 2 plus years and has had a terrible camp.

John Bonnes
03-31-2012, 10:50 AM
In this morning's game versus Boston, judging by Jim Crikket's twitter feed (https://twitter.com/#%21/jimcrikket), it sounds like Baker looked a lot better. There may be hope yet....

Seth Stohs
03-31-2012, 12:41 PM
Bottom of the 2nd inning starts with singles by Morneau, Willingham and Doumit to load the bases (good speed on the bases there! HA!). Valencia singled in Morneau (1-0). Willingham scores on a Parmelee ground out (2-0). Dozier infield single scores Doumit (3-0). Span singles in Valencia (4-0). Plouffe singled in Dozier (5-0). (inning continuing)

Seth Stohs
03-31-2012, 12:45 PM
After a Mauer fielder's choice, Morneau doubles over RF head to score Span (6-0).

03-31-2012, 12:49 PM
Man, Morneau has been hot recently. Praying that holds over.

Twins Fan From Afar
03-31-2012, 12:50 PM
Go Justin! Hot bat continues.

Seth Stohs
03-31-2012, 12:58 PM
Ryan Doumit leads off the second with a long home run.

Seth Stohs
03-31-2012, 01:00 PM
Valencia double off the wall. Safe to say that Kevin Correia isn't exactly at the top of his game today, like he normally is.

Fanatic Jack
03-31-2012, 01:04 PM
Ryan Doumit is heating up at the right time. The question is will there be enough at bats for him.

Seth Stohs
03-31-2012, 01:11 PM
Dozier singles in Valencia. Then Span singles. Then Plouffe doubled home Dozier. Mauer grounds out to score Span. 10-0. I like this offense! :)

Seth Stohs
03-31-2012, 01:12 PM
Ryan Doumit is heating up at the right time. The question is will there be enough at bats for him.

That's the question. With Parmelee taking 1B and Morneau DHing, Doumit's ABs will come when he catches and if he gets any time in RF (and I expect he and Plouffe will spend most of the time there. Parmelee is taking a lot of Doumit's ABs.

Fanatic Jack
03-31-2012, 01:18 PM

I really like the offense with Parmelee starting at 1B, Morneau as the full time DH, and Plouffe and Doumit sharing time in right field. I feel bad for Revere who deserves to play everyday. My guess is Span or Revere will be traded in July when Joe Benson is ready. I also feel just terrible for Kyle Waldrop who got injured and was put on the 15 day DL. I'm scared to death of the starting rotation and bullpen. Who gets the final bullpen spot now Jeff Gray?

Seth Stohs
03-31-2012, 01:45 PM
Joe Mauer with a 3-run double off the LF wall to give the Twins a 13-0 lead. Span and Plouffe each recorded their 3rd hit of the day prior to the double.

Seth Stohs
03-31-2012, 02:06 PM
@BrianDozier (http://www.twinsdaily.com/#!/BrianDozier)'s 3rd HR of the spring gives #Twins (http://www.twinsdaily.com/#!/search/%23Twins) a 15-1 lead. He's good, and on the cover of my book, and there's a big story filled with qotes from him!! http://www.lulu.com/shop/seth-stohs/minnesota-twins-prospect-handbook-2012/paperback/product-18828149.html

Seth Stohs
03-31-2012, 02:47 PM
Caleb Thiebar gets to pitch the ninth inning for the Twins. The Northfield native signed with the Twins late last season, becoming the first player the Twins have signed from the St. Paul Saints.

First batter - Matt Hague, homered on first pitch. Hague's 6th home run of the spring.