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Spring Training Game 7 - vs Tampa Bay - 3/8/12

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

The Twins are 3-0 against the Rays so far this spring and 0-3 against everyone else. here are the lineups for today's Twins/Rays tilt. Twins Denard Span CF, Trevor Plouffe LF, Joe Mauer C, Justin Morneau 1B, Josh Willingham DH, Danny Valencia 3B, Ryan Doumit RF, Brian Dozier SS, Ray Chang 2B Pitchers include Francisco Liriano, Scott Diamond, Deolis Guerra, Liam Hendriks, Jeff Manship, Tyler Robertson, Brendan Wise and Daryl Thompson. Rays Desmond Jennings LF, Elliot Johnson 2B, Sean Rodriguez SS, Carlos Pena 1B, Chris Gimenez 3B, Brad Coon RF, Stephen Vogt C, Jesus Feliciano CF, Nevin Ashley DH. Pitchers include Chris Archer, Matt Torra, Romulo Sanchez, Bryan Augenstein, former #1 overall pick (as a SS) Matt Bush, Ricky Orta.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:12 PM

FranKKie! 2Ks a single a CS top of 1st.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

How'd his second inning go? Tell me no walks . . . .
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

FranKKKKie!!!! 2Ks one ground out on top of the second.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

Is this game on TV anywhere? Anyone know? MLB.tv maybe? IN the bottom of the 1st, Span gets on base, steals 2nd and Plouffe coaxes a walk against the RHed Archer. Mauer works a 3-1 count....and then lofts a soft liner to the opposite field for the first out. UGH. Morneau flies out to center (I think on the 1st pitch.) Willingham grounds to short. I was really disappointed in that Mauer at-bat. It's one thing to do that on a 3-2 pitch, but on 3-1, he's gotta be looking to pull that ball, especially with runners on 1st and 2nd and no outs.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:31 PM

Bottom of 1st, Span singled, Plouffe walked; Mauer, Morneau and Willingham fail to bring them in
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

Sounds like Liriano is looking really sharp. 93 on the fastball, 84 on the slider for the 2nd inning strikeouts.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:36 PM

Should be on mlb.tv
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:42 PM

FranKKKKKie!!! Strikes out the first batter in the 3rd
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

2 ground outs next. Liriano 3IP 1H 5K. Not bad
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

2 ground outs next. Liriano 3IP 1H 5K. Not bad


That's solid! Big improvement from last time out.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

Best thing out of Liriano's outing...0 walks in 3 innings.
I bent my wookie...

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

John, the game isn't on mlb.tv so I'm not sure if you'll be able to find it anywhere. I really like what I'm seeing from Span so far this spring. He's hitting over .500 and even has 2 SB's today.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:56 PM

Manship fans the side, Pitching has been solid today.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:35 PM

Listening to game... man, Cory Provus is good. I think I can finally enjoy listening to games on the radio again. Twins (radio network) made a good hire.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

Did M & M do anything productive after their first at-bats?
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

Listening to game... man, Cory Provus is good. I think I can finally enjoy listening to games on the radio again. Twins (radio network) made a good hire.


Totally agree about Provus. If only Dazzle shuts up...
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:38 PM

Did M & M do anything productive after their first at-bats?


Nope. The players who replaced them Towles and Bates had a single each
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:43 PM

Tampa just scored only run of the game on a Hughes throwing error...ouch
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:43 PM

Some vintage 2011 D by Hughes and Nishoka in the 9th. Tampa Bay scores a run
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:45 PM

Great diving stop by Bates to save a couple of runs. Mid 9, rays up 1-0
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:47 PM

What do you think of Bates so far, thrylos?
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:51 PM

What do you think of Bates so far, thrylos?


I always liked Bates, hope he makes the team.

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