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

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:27 AM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:31 AM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:42 AM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

I see that Gardy is keeping up his pattern of not playing Mauer in a day game after a night game.... (Just kidding, folks!)
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:17 AM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:20 AM

Now there's some backups

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:21 AM

The game is on the MLB Network live. I will be watching
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:38 AM

Side note, I really enjoy your avatar, powrwrap.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:23 PM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

Thanks for the update, thrylos. How did Revere reach?
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:29 PM

Niemann 1-2-3 top of second
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:38 PM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:43 PM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:45 PM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:50 PM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

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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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

Carroll walks and steals second, Doumit strikes out, Parmelee walks to fill the bases with 2 outs for Danny V.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

Valencia brings two runners in with a single and an error. up 3-0
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

Dinkelman flies out to end the inning
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

Maloney in. Strikeout, GO. Single that exposes Carroll's range, another hit to left, Revere bobbles the ball and runners in the corners, 2 outs
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

Maloney gets Carlos Pena to fly to center to end the inning.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:14 PM

Pearce grounds out to short, Benson strikes out, Casilla grounds out to short. Benson looked really overmatched at the plate
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:21 PM

Maloney in for a second inning, gets the first batter to ground out to short and the next 2 to fly out. Very impressed. 86-89 FB, cutter, sinker, and changing speeds and locations
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:26 PM

Thanks Thrylos98! Watching your posts from Richmond, Virginia...

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

Revere grounds out to SS, Carroll lines out to 2B, Doumit flies out to deep Center
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

Cappsie in looks like he lost a couple of pounds
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:32 PM

Cappsie in looks like he lost a couple of pounds


How much weight did he lose? Can I still call him Tugboat (see image below if you're not familiar with 1990's era WWF wrestlers)

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