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Spring Training Game 4: Twins @ Blue Jays, Tues. February 26, 2013

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#31 mcrow

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

Dozier has looke pretty solid in the field today.


Top of the 5th:
Twins up 5-3

Pitcher: Schwimmer for the Jays

Morneau bounces out.

#32 James

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

Sorry, would have done some play-by-play posts had I realized people would be following. :P

Not a problem. I'm listening to the radio now.

Morneau and Plouffe are both having a good day at the plate. Two hits for Justin and two walks for Trevor. I'll take that all season long... as long as there are some long balls mixed in there too.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

Plouffe walks on 4 balls.

Chris Colabello up.

Count 3-1

Colabello grounds out, Plouffe advances to 2nd.

Benson up, 2-2 count.

Benson strikes out on an off-speed pitch to end the inning.

Edited by mcrow, 26 February 2013 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

How'd we score? - No access to radio

Morneau had a RBI double and he scored later. I missed how he scored though.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

Bottom of 5th:

Plouffe replaced by Mark Sobolewski at 3rd.

Tim Wood for the Twins pitching to Izturis and he flies out.

Rajai Davis up 1-1

Davis singles over Morneau, just finding an open spot.

Edited by mcrow, 26 February 2013 - 02:03 PM.


#36 James

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

Woo! 3-6-3 Double play!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

4 outs on 6 pitches for Pressly, you know that's going to cause Gardy all kinds of fantasies.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

I was worried there might be something going on. He was only at 15 pitches. Maybe someone was listening and could mitigate my concerns...


He threw way more than 15 pitches. For ST, the gameday pitch counts are not accurate. All AB are 1 pitch unless they are Strikeouts (3) or Walks (4). There are exceptions that they have to account for such as Pelfrey's 1 Ball was a passed ball on Mauer.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

Now let's see which team's minor leaguers are better.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

Thanks to those who have provided the additional details. They have enriched my morning.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

Eddie Rosario goes deep......nice!

2 run shot

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:30 PM

Joe Benson walks and Eddie Rosario blasts a homer over the RF fence!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:30 PM

Thanks to those who have provided the additional details. They have enriched my morning.


Yes. It's pretty frustrating to go to the Yahoo baseball page, see the line score showing 5-3 in the fifth and click on that tantalizing Box Score link, and only get another edition of the line score.

Are they in a rain delay? Looks like they've been in the fifth for a long while now. Or maybe I'm just impatient.

#44 James

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

I like the Dan Gladden quote: "Bush trying to make the club as a non-roster invitee. He's not doing himself any favors by giving up a home run to a guy wearing number 97."

Edited by James, 26 February 2013 - 02:34 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

Good to see Tim Wood throwing ground ball outs. That's pretty much what he was brought in for. And it is good to see that Rosario is showing plenty of power early on.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

I like the Dan Gladden quote: "Bush trying to make the club as a non-roster invitee. He's not doing himself any favors by giving up a home run to a guy wearing number 97."


That was a great line!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

Yes. It's pretty frustrating to go to the Yahoo baseball page, see the line score showing 5-3 in the fifth and click on that tantalizing Box Score link, and only get another edition of the line score.

Are they in a rain delay? Looks like they've been in the fifth for a long while now. Or maybe I'm just impatient.


An audio subscription is only $20 for the whole season, spring training included. (Listening at work now.) For me being out of area it's better than nothing. And I can play that and mute the TV when the Twins are in town playing the White Sox so I don't have to listen to Hawk.

#48 twinsnorth49

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

4-6-3 Rosario, Santana, Clement DP.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

Robertson Pitching in the bottom of the 7th. Twins up 8-3.

LaRoche hits a solo shot. 8-4.
Three pitch strike out, followed by a single then a 6-4-3 DP (Santana to Rosario to Clement).

Sorry I don't have all the batters names.

Edited by James, 26 February 2013 - 02:40 PM.

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#50 TwinVike61

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

Yes. It's pretty frustrating to go to the Yahoo baseball page, see the line score showing 5-3 in the fifth and click on that tantalizing Box Score link, and only get another edition of the line score.

Are they in a rain delay? Looks like they've been in the fifth for a long while now. Or maybe I'm just impatient.


Maybe you should try a different website like cbs sportsline:
MLB Baseball GameTracker - Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Feb 26, 2013 - CBSSports.com Live Scores and Stats

#51 James

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:50 PM

Michael Tonkin making his Grapefruit league debut.

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#52 nicksaviking

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:50 PM

Can we quit spring training now please? Hicks, Rosario and Benson all having great games. Can we agree that the bit about stats not mattering in spring training only applies if your players stink?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

Joe Benson walks and Eddie Rosario blasts a homer over the RF fence!


Rosario continues to impress with his hitting!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

Can we quit spring training now please? Hicks, Rosario and Benson all having great games. Can we agree that the bit about stats not mattering in spring training only applies if your players stink?


I feel the same way in my heart, but my brain tells me otherwise.

#55 James

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

Tonkin gets a 1-2-3 8th. The last out was a hit deep to center though. Almost to the wall. But hey, an out is an out.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

Benson strikes out again... (The hat trick).

Rosario gets a line drive single!

They end up leaving 2 on in the top of the 9th. Still up 8-4.

Edited by James, 26 February 2013 - 03:03 PM.

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#57 PseudoSABR

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

Can anyone put any perspective on how Eddie Rosario is handling 2nd base over this past week?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Game ends on a grounder to Eddie Rosario. Twins win 8-4!

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#59 J-Dog Dungan

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:11 PM

Well, I haven't heard any Nishi references, so I think Rosario has been doing fairly well at second base.

#60 Craig in MN

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

We're only a few days into games, but Rosario is getting more playing time than I would have ever guessed. With the middle infield up for grabs, I would expect the main 4 guys to get most of the playing time to see how they play together and fit together. And there's plenty of AA and AAA filler to give playing time to. I'm sure Gardy likes to see Rosario and the fans do to, but I don't quite get the point of giving time to an A ball player who's got a half a year's experience on defense.

No point to this comment, really, I just thinks it's interesting.