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Article: Let's Just Roll With What We Have

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:01 PM
It may mean a bunch of losses in 2015, but the Twins need to use their next season to evaluate what they have. Next off-season, they can...
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Emilio Bonifacio a logical Twins Target?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:55 PM
Think about it for a minute. All logic dictates the Twins should bring in someone, from somewhere, to compete for at least a share of the...
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Article: Want to ask Twins President Dave St. Peter a que...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:22 PM
Do you have a question for Twins President Dave St. Peter that you have wanted answered? A topic he should address? Now is your opportuni...
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Questions About MinnCentric Today, 03:00 PM
Had an account for quite a while, but forgot my password.  I couldn't get the site to send an email to start the recovery process (i...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (AFL Week 2): The Rosa...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:22 PM
The second week of the Arizona Fall League season included a tie for the Salt River Rafters as their game on Friday went 11 innings, and...
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Cardinals 3, Twins 2: The Hits Keep on Not Coming

Yeah, it's only the second week of March. But early in spring training, positive signs have been hard to come by for this offense.

Today at Hammond Stadium, the Twins snapped a string of 27 consecutive scoreless innings, but did so without a run-scoring hit. Their two runs both came on bases-loaded walks. The latter took place with two outs in the ninth inning, drawing the Twins within a run of the Cardinals before Rene Tosoni grounded out to second on the first pitch of the next at-bat to end the game.

Aye, aye, aye.
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The Twins, who haven't collected an extra-base hit since last weekend, continue to look stagnant at the plate. Only one player finished with multiple hits on Friday, and it was Wilkin Ramirez, a non-roster invitee who singled in his two plate appearances after relieving Brian Dinkelman in left field.

On the pitching side, Jason Marquis got the start for the Twins and allowed one run over three innings. Certainly an improvement over his first outing, but with only 20 of his 39 pitches going for strikes, he's leaving plenty to be desired in the control department.

Glen Perkins struck out two in a perfect fourth inning – his first appearance since signing a new three-year deal – while Matt Capps was tagged with the loss after giving up a home run to Rafael Furcal in the fifth, though he also induced a pair of swinging strikeouts.

The Twins' record in Grapefruit League play now sits at 3-5.


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