The Red Sox ended their spring training today while the Twins will play an intrasquad game on Sunday before the teams break camp. The players already know where they are going and are going stir crazy to get out of camp. I did learn that the local Seminole Casino here in town is a hot spot for many of the bonus baby prospects (Twins and Red Sox) and spent more in an hour at the blackjack table than I gamble in a year.
RHP Fernando Romero pitching 4IP, 2H, 2BB, 4K, 44K/67TOT, 95-99 FB avg 97, 86-88 SL, 84-85 CH. Fernando started off a little wild but reigned it back in after the first, he got thru most of the game with his FB/SL mix, the changeup is still progressing slowly. Talked with a few of the Red Sox players who were impressed with the amount of backspin on his slider.
Recent pickup RHP Paul Clemens pitching in AA game, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 KK. 94-96 mph FB. Clemens has a chip on his shoulder and he's going to pitch like it, he talked of being cut by the Padres and how he was pitching thru tendonitis as he thought his job was safe with the club. His velo was down to 88-90 mph before the Padres cut him loose.
Minnesota Twins prospect LHP Stephen Gonsalves pitching 4/1/2017 vs. Boston Red Sox AA team.3 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 86 - 90 mph FB (avg 88), 72-74 mph CV, 78 - 81 mph CH, , 83 -85 mphSL,6 balls, 27 strikes, 33pitches. Gonsalves has two more starts in extended spring 4/6 And 4/11 before joining his teammates in Chattanooga.
Nick Gordon played 2B in the game while Vielma manned SS, look for that quite a bit at Chattanooga this season.
Byung Ho Park got into the AAA in the 5th inning, drew a walk in his at bat. Kennys Vargas was playing as well and looked good at the plate showing no ill effects of the injury.
And I can't remember who asked but here is some video of LaMonte Wade at the plate for the Chattanooga club. He'll start the season there which is fairly aggressive.