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#1 Parker Hageman

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:23 AM

Twins made some cuts this morning - which Seth Stohs documented here - no of which are surprising. Unfortunately for Steve Pearce, he will not get to square off against his former organization as after straining his calf (on his leg, not on his ranch) he was re-assigned to the minor league camp.

Here's today's lineups courtesy of the Star Tribune's Joe Christensen:

Pirates
Alex Presley, LF
Jose Tabata, RF
Andrew McCutchen, CF
Garrett Jones, DH
Casey McGehee, 3B
Yamaico Navarro, 2B
Matt Hauge, 1B
Josh Harrison, SS
Eric Fryer, C

Jo Jo Reyes, LHP

Twins
Denard Span, CF
Jamey Carroll, SS
Joe Mauer, C
Danny Valencia, 3B
Trevor Plouffe, LF
Aaron Bates, 1B
Luke Hughes, DH
Wilkin Ramirez, RF
Alexi Casilla, 2B

Terry Doyle, RHP


Today's game can be heard locally on 1500ESPN as well as MLB.TV.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:24 AM

Doyle is really digging himself in a deep hole this Spring.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:25 AM

Doyle is probably on his way back to the White Sox with what's unfolding here today.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:27 AM

I just tuned in and it's 6-0... so I'm assuming Doyle isn't doing much to establish himself with the club.
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#5 Nicholas Mueller

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:32 AM

7-0 now. #itsnothappening. Anthony Swarzak is pitching now.

#6 Mr. Ed

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:32 AM

One out was McGahee thrown by Mauer, so Garrett Jones strikeout was the only out Doyle recorded. Swarzak in.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:35 AM

10-0 now. :(

#8 Mr. Ed

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:37 AM

Brutal. Nice game for the fans to watch in FM.

#9 glanzer

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

Note that the Twins have yet to score more than 6 runs in an entire game yet this spring...

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:40 AM

So is Mauer's arm/throws to second looking better this year?
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:41 AM

10-zip after 1/2 inning. 15 to the plate.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:44 AM

Was Scott Diamond this bad in one inning last year?

#13 Mr. Ed

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:46 AM

Carroll ground out after Span reached on an error. Carroll currently .056. Good thing it's early,

#14 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

Safe to say that wasn't the start the the Twins or Terry Doyle were hoping for today!

#15 Mr. Ed

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

Mauer, par for the course, 4-3, Span goes to third (If I was watching TV I'd hear: BERT: He did his job, he got the runner over) Valencia : rbi single.

#16 Mr. Ed

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

Plouffe walks in the 5 spot, Bates out to snuff out the rally. 10-1.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

To Doyle's defense (and his performance was awful) : he did not plan to start today (Baker was) so not sure when Baker was scratched and whether Doyle prepared for this game. Same to Swarzak's defense: he was slated to go in the 4th inning so probably not ready when he got in. This is not the season, but ST...
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:00 PM

To Doyle's defense (and his performance was awful) : he did not plan to start today (Baker was) so not sure when Baker was scratched and whether Doyle prepared for this game. Same to Swarzak's defense: he was slated to go in the 4th inning so probably not ready when he got in. This is not the season, but ST...


That's a valid point, thrylos.
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#19 Mr. Ed

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:01 PM

Swarzak 1-2-3 second inning.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:05 PM

Came back from lunch...put on Gameday...wow
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#21 Mr. Ed

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:10 PM

Twins Clawing back Hughes single Wilkin R. Force out Casilla walk Span rbi single

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:15 PM

Carroll F8 (Limbo: How low can the average go?) Double steal w/Mauer up Mauer 2 run single Valencia ground out 10-4

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:27 PM

11-4 Lead off solo HR, and 2 out double off Swarzak. 2 1/3IP 5H/3R/BB/K

#24 Shane Wahl

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:35 PM

Bates doubles, Hughes walks. Wilkin Ramirez up. 11-4 in the 3rd. Good to see that Span stole another base.

#25 Shane Wahl

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:38 PM

Ramirez flies out to right. It's up to Alexi.

#26 Shane Wahl

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

And he strikes out. 11-4 going to the 4th.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

2 on, no out, no score 3 batters later.

#28 Thrylos

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

Doom!!!!!!
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#29 Mr. Ed

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:48 PM

Dumatrait comes in and gives up another HR. Glad he's not wasting a spot on the 40 man roster.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

I ask this with all sincerity, but why do folks believe that Doyle is ready for the Majors. He has yet to pitch at the AAA level?