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Spring Training - Game 20 - vs. Detroit - 3/21

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#1 Nick Nelson

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:40 AM

Televised on FSN! Twins lineup: CF Span SS Carroll 3B Valencia 1B Parmelee C Doumit DH Hughes RF Benson LF Revere 2B Casilla SP Hendriks

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:58 AM

Hopefully a big day for Hendriks... May shake something up here.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

Looking forward to Carroll's Box today. With Casilla batting (and playing) well and Dozier (perhaps) in the mix now, will Carroll continue to get one base this week and will he be anemic with the bat? I predict 0/2 with a walk.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:14 AM

Jackson's base hit really showed up Carroll's limited range at SS
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:17 AM

Rookie mistake by Revere to not let foul ball drop allowing a SF instead of strike 2
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

Solid first inning for Hendriks. Three ground balls and a weak fly out into foul territory. Great grab by Revere.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

Rookie mistake by Revere to not let foul ball drop allowing a SF instead of strike 2

It's spring training. I think they'd rather have him catch the ball and move the game along. Good opportunity to test his arm anyway.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

Yeah. Just hope that he does not make a habit of that during the season.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:27 AM

Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuke!
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#10 Mr. Ed

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:31 AM

Terry Doyle sent back to Chicago

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:34 AM

Posted Image Originally Posted by thrylos98 Posted Image
Rookie mistake by Revere to not let foul ball drop allowing a SF instead of strike 2



It's spring training. I think they'd rather have him catch the ball and move the game along. Good opportunity to test his arm anyway.


Also depends on the situation/score. Early in the game, go for the out.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:35 AM

Hughes doing exactly what the Twins need him to do. Coming up against a lefty with runners on base, taking a good at-bat and cranking one.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:42 AM

Decent second inning for Hendriks.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

Rookie mistake by Revere to not let foul ball drop allowing a SF instead of strike 2


Wrong... in the first inning, you get the out, especially with the middle of the order coming up. Gotta get outs early in the game.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:54 AM

Wrong... in the first inning, you get the out, especially with the middle of the order coming up. Gotta get outs early in the game.


I agree get the outs early when you can! Plus Doyle back to Chicago is great. Didn't want them wasting a roster spot on him.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:10 PM

Shipley tweeted that Blackburn pitched 4 innings in the class A game against the Red Sox' class A team and gave up one run, 4 hits, one walk and had 3 Ks.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

Delmon hits his 5th HR of the Spring
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:19 PM

What a tear he's been on.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

Didn't Craig Monroe completely light us up in spring training his first year with another team also?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:38 PM

Didn't Craig Monroe completely light us up in spring training his first year with another team also?

Yes, he did. 7 of 14 with 4 HR's, 3 HR's off 3 hits in one game.
However, I'd be careful not to try to compare Craig Monroe with Delmon Young, especially in their ST following leaving MN.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:42 PM

A very interesting play involving Span calling Revere off. Hopefully Revere learns quickly from that play.. (today, he's playing Left)
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

Yes, he did. 7 of 14 with 4 HR's, 3 HR's off 3 hits in one game.
However, I'd be careful not to try to compare Craig Monroe with Delmon Young, especially in their ST following leaving MN.


Come on man, it's a pretty loose comparison. Player X leaves the Twins and has extra motivation to stick it to them after they leave.

#23 Mr. Ed

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:50 PM

Big 4 run inning. Love the xbh Benson 2 run dinger. Too bad he's not ready for the bigs (sarcasm).

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

Maloney striking out Fielder and Young back-to-back makes me smile.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

Maloney striking out Fielder and Young back-to-back makes me smile.


Inge too in the previous inning. At this point I don't see how he does not make the team
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

Inge too in the previous inning. At this point I don't see how he does not make the team


Thinking the same thing. It would seem he'd have to fall apart to not make the club now.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

Big 4 run inning. Love the xbh

Benson 2 run dinger. Too bad he's not ready for the bigs (sarcasm).


He'll get there. No sense in hastening his arbitration years when;

A) He's never played in AAA
B) The outfield is our strongest position group
C) The Twins won't be competing for anything in all likelihood this year anyways

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:14 PM

does anyone here subscribe to mlb's gameday live? If not do you subscribe to some other service to watch twins games?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

Carroll is really working himself back to a bench role: 0 for 3 with 3 Ks! Saving grace was one that one walk, but let's hope he can turn it around. I see a quick flip in the order of Carroll to the 9 hole and casilla/revere to the 2 hole maybe depending on the R/L pithcer also. He's just been bad at the plate and very average in the field.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:20 PM

Carroll is really working himself back to a bench role: 0 for 3 with 3 Ks! Saving grace was one that one walk, but let's hope he can turn it around. I see a quick flip in the order of Carroll to the 9 hole and casilla/revere to the 2 hole maybe depending on the R/L pithcer also. He's just been bad at the plate and very average in the field.


Not sure about that unless they make a trade of having Dozier start, but I think that he and Casilla might be switched in the batting order sooner than later
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