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    Spring Training - Game 5 - vs Tampa Bay Rays - 3/6/2012

    Here are today's lineups for a noon start (on FSN):

    Ben Revere LF
    Jamey Carroll SS
    Ryan Doumit C
    Chris Parmelee 1B
    Danny Valencia 3B
    Brian Dinkelman RF
    Steve Pearce DH
    Joe Benson CF
    Alexi Casilla 2B

    Scott Baker pitching.

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    actually looking forward to this game... Looks like battle of the backups, all fighting for their spot on the bench. hoping to see Parmelee really bring it, I was really high on that guy last year. Also looking forward to see if Alexi and Revere can keep their solid spring going.

    Game looks to be on MLB network today

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    Backups? Twins have at least 5 guys in the line-up who will get regular at bats, plus one their top arms on the mound

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    Quote Originally Posted by oprahchapelle View Post
    Backups? Twins have at least 5 guys in the line-up who will get regular at bats, plus one their top arms on the mound
    your right.... would floaters be more appropriate?

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    I can't disagree with that. Revere, Carroll, doumit, Valencia, and Casilla are all regulars, but they are all floaters. If baker is healthy he will be good. He will be injured though

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    I see that Gardy is keeping up his pattern of not playing Mauer in a day game after a night game....

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    Per Marc Topkins, here's the Rays starting lineup:

    Jennings dh
    Rodriguez ss
    Peña 1b
    Guyer rf
    Salazar cf
    Gimenez c
    Rhymes 2b
    Mangini 3b
    Feliciano lf
    Niemann p

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    Now there's some backups

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    The game is on the MLB Network live. I will be watching
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    Side note, I really enjoy your avatar, powrwrap.

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    Twins up 1-0 after the 1st. Doumit scored Revere from 3rd on a GO and Baker pitched a nice and easy 1-2-3 inning
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    Thanks for the update, thrylos. How did Revere reach?
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    Niemann 1-2-3 top of second
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twins Fan From Afar View Post
    Thanks for the update, thrylos. How did Revere reach?
    Nice hit through the middle on a 91 mph Fastball, then a hit by Carroll and a double steal on a botched pick off play
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    Baker pitches a hit-less second inning. One walk. Very effective change up. His fast ball still peaked at 88 but started at 84-85. Still early in the Spring
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    Nice single by Casilla through the middle, stolen base on next pitch, sac bunt by Revere to get him to 3rd with one out.
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    Nice single by Casilla through the middle, stolen base on next pitch, sac bunt by Revere to get him to 3rd with one out.
    Good to hear Revere had a successful bunt. That's going to be key for him this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twins Fan From Afar View Post
    Good to hear Revere had a successful bunt. That's going to be key for him this season.
    Completely agree. Forcing infielders to play in on him should allow him to slap some more ground balls through the infield. Every last little bit of OBP is important for Ben.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Piranha View Post
    Completely agree. Forcing infielders to play in on him should allow him to slap some more ground balls through the infield. Every last little bit of OBP is important for Ben.
    If Revere is forced to play against the Yankees when CC Sabathia is pitching, he should literally be bunting every at-bat (well, maybe not literally). With a huge pitcher on the mound, A-Rod at third and Teixeira at first, the opportunities are endless.
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    Carroll walks and steals second, Doumit strikes out, Parmelee walks to fill the bases with 2 outs for Danny V.
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