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Spring Training - Game 13 - vs TOR - 3/13/12

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:13 AM

Twins Lineup versus the Blue Jays: Darin Mastroianni CF Jamey Carroll SS Joe Mauer C Justin Morneau 1B Josh Willingham RF Danny Valencia 3B Trevor Plouffe LF Steve Pearce DH Luke Hughes 2B Francisco Liriano SP

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

FranKKKKKie on the bump. Let's see if he carries this solid performance forward...

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:11 AM

I'll be glad when these split squad games are over so the pitchers will get some innings against a few Big Leaguers more often.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:14 AM

Fly out and two Ks in the first. Pretty nice.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:32 AM

Yeah FranKKKie #PMKI today
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:33 AM

No walks is good!
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

There we go bases loaded double on a high change in the middle of the plate in a 0-2 count. Toronto 2-0
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:50 AM

Couple more runs in with another double off the RF wall 4-0 Jays
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

Still Liriano?
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

Well... he's throwing strikes apparently :/
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:09 PM

Any Offense for the Twins yet? Looks like the heart of the order is what we hope to start the season with.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

Plouffe singles home Mauer to put the Twins on the board.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:20 PM

Pearce knocks in Willingham with a base hit...4-2 Jays...

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

I've really liked how Jared Burton has pitched. I wonder why the Reds released him.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

Yeah, Alex Burnett . . . good lord. Another prospect who should been kept at Rochester last year instead of sucking, pushing too much, and changing his approach before he was ready. I like Jared Burton and Kyle Waldrop.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

Burton has had injury issues the last two years. The Reds have good Bullpen depth so they decided to move on.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

Shanewahl, Wow we actually agree on something!! I totally agree Jared Burton has looked really good this spring. Give credit to Seth Stohs for predicting he was a solid minor league signing. I personally had never heard of the guy before this winter. Alex Burnett is 23 years old in the prime of his career and looks terrible. I sure hope the three bullpen guys are Jared Burton, Kyle Waldrop, and Carlos Gutierrez. However, I have been very vocal about team taking a chance on Michael Wuertz. I would love to see that happen.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:23 PM

Anyone have a score update?
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

I think its 8-2. But I could be wrong.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:31 PM

Maloney fanned 3 in 1 1/3IP. Take the best guys north. Burton Swarzak ??? Perkins Duensing ???? Capps Do the Twins go 3LHP? I'd like to see Gutierrez go, but have my doubts he'll have been consistent enough for management.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:48 PM

Shanewahl,

Wow we actually agree on something!! I totally agree Jared Burton has looked really good this spring. Give credit to Seth Stohs for predicting he was a solid minor league signing. I personally had never heard of the guy before this winter. Alex Burnett is 23 years old in the prime of his career and looks terrible. I sure hope the three bullpen guys are Jared Burton, Kyle Waldrop, and Carlos Gutierrez. However, I have been very vocal about team taking a chance on Michael Wuertz. I would love to see that happen.


Yes, if we agree on something, it must be true. Seven will go north and they will probably need 12 solid relievers for the year, barring major health problems. Burton, Waldrop, and Gutierrez should certainly be in that top 12.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:54 PM

I would like to see Gutierrez given the closer role at Rochester to see what he can do. I almost wish that Swarzak wouldn't have fooled people last year. I don't think he is very good, and seems to me to be a AAAA pitcher. But oh well. At this point I could see two of the following breaking with the Twins: Doyle, Waldrop, Maloney, Manship, and Wise. This would round out the bullpen with Capps, Perkins, Duensing, Burton and Swarzak. The other three should provide good depth at Rochester. I would like to see Burnett as the setup man for Gutierrez.