03-02-2012, 11:38 AM #1
Spring Training - Game 1 - vs TB - 3/3/12
Lineup courtesy of Joe Christensen:
Twins lineup vs. LHP Price (Sat.): Span 8, Carroll 6, Mauer 2, Morneau 3, Willingham 9, Doumit DH, Valencia 5, Plouffe 7, Casilla 4 (Pavano)
Looks like the regular, every day line... encouraging to see Plouffe get the start instead of Revere against a left-hander.
03-02-2012, 01:10 PM #2
03-03-2012, 11:38 AM #3
Game time is 12:05 central time. Unfortunately, the Gophers basketball game will be on 1500espn until about 2. At that time, they will start airing the Twins game, tape-delayed. I am hoping that I can listen to the Twins game live on mlb.com.
03-03-2012, 12:11 PM #4
Just saw that Francisco Liriano and Terry Doyle will flip-flop. Liriano to start against Red Sox while Doyle will get the Rays.
03-03-2012, 12:13 PM #5
03-03-2012, 12:13 PM #6
BJ Upton smacks a one-out double off of Pavano down the left field line with one out in the first.
03-03-2012, 12:16 PM #7
Ben Zobrist taps a ball in front of the plate that Mauer had to jump out of his crouch to field and fire down to first. Rays broadcasters are giving Mauer a ton of credit for looking much better and more mobile getting to that ball. Two outs in the first, Upton on third.
03-03-2012, 12:16 PM #8
Matt Joyce rocks a two-run home run off of Pavano, deep beyond the right field fence.
03-03-2012, 12:23 PM #9
Listening to Cory Provus describe the Twins and Rays uniforms is pretty cool. Very detailed. Yoo much Gladden!
03-03-2012, 12:24 PM #10
Wow. Rays broadcasters just said that the Win-Loss record is "too archaic". I'm impressed.
03-03-2012, 12:26 PM #11
Jamey Carroll takes a 94-mph David Price fastball off the helmet. He stays on his feet and takes first base. Tough as nails. Gritty. Punto-esque.
03-03-2012, 12:26 PM #12
It's a new year for the Twins!! Jamey Carroll hit in the helmet by a David Price fastball. He bounces up, goes to 1B and says he's OK!!!
03-03-2012, 12:27 PM #13
Provus tells us that Joe Mauer is working this spring on taking a lot of pitches. Just took a called third strike.
03-03-2012, 12:30 PM #14
Not to be outdone, Morneau takes a called third strike on a full count to end the 1st inning.
03-03-2012, 12:32 PM #15
It think it's safe to say that it's going to take Mauer/Morneau a few PAs to get into game shape at the plate.
03-03-2012, 12:33 PM #16
I'll say it: I have a huge crush on the Tampa Bay Rays organization. They do things right - using both scouting and stats to get an advantage.
03-03-2012, 12:35 PM #17
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Was it me, or did it seem like Morneau got a bigger applause in his ab than Mauer?Wikipedia is for suckers
03-03-2012, 12:35 PM #18
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03-03-2012, 12:48 PM #20
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Bit of a breeze blowing out in Ft Myers today apparently.I opine about the Twins and Kernels regularly at Knuckleballsblog.com while my alter ego, SD Buhr covers the Kernels for MetroSportsReport.com.
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