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Spring Training - Game 24 - 3/24/12 - vs STL

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

Ben Revere LF Luke Hughes 2B Danny Valencia 3B Chris Parmelee RF Ryan Doumit C Sean Burroughs 1B Brian Dinkelman DH Joe Benson CF Brian Dozier SS SP: Nick Blackburn CARDINALS Daniel Descalso 2B Carlos Beltran RF Matt Holliday LF Lance Berkman 1B David Freese 3B Yadier Molina C John Jay CF Rafael Furcal SS Kyle Lohse SP

#2 Seth Stohs

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:11 AM

Luke Hughes with a 1st inning HR, his fourth of the spring, to give the Twins a 1-0 lead. Fair to say he's seeing the ball pretty well right now!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:13 AM

In the offseason GM Handbook, I worte that I thought the Twins should give Luke Hughes that 2B job with Alexi Casilla as the utility guy. I still like that plan.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:21 AM

exciting lineup today! Nice to see Blackburn again.. it's been a while. Revere's speed is needed at least off the bench, Utility OF? That is, if the Parmelee RF day 3 experiment continues to go well. Benson further auditions his talents. hughes and Burroughs are under a spot light today. exciting stuff!
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:48 AM

Pitching duel between Blackburn and Lohse? Whoda thunk it? Oops... or not.
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#6 Seth Stohs

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:04 PM

Burroughs with a diving catch at 1B.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:10 PM

Dozier with a perfect bunt single down the 3B line.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:12 PM

Hughes is making a bit of a statement. Another RBI. And here comes his Aussie buddy James Beresford to run for him.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

Hughes is making a bit of a statement. Another RBI.

And here comes his Aussie buddy James Beresford to run for him.


Hughes has definitely shown that he wants to play.
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#10 Seth Stohs

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:22 PM

Benson now in LF with Aaron Hicks playing CF. Beresford is at 2B now.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:24 PM

Rain Delay...

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

If Carroll doesn't hit once the season starts, have to wonder how long it would be before you'd see Casilla back at SS and Hughes at 2B.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:33 PM

Tarp on the field for 6 minutes before the sun comes out... ahhhh gotta love Florida weather.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:43 PM

If Carroll doesn't hit once the season starts, have to wonder how long it would be before you'd see Casilla back at SS and Hughes at 2B.


I'd expect an infield of Dozier at SS and Hughes at 2B... although Carroll will get plenty of string, and he should.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:48 PM

Benson just struggles to make contact. Not a good sign.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

Yeah he'll have to figure that out in Rochester.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

Rain Delay #2 is done, they're playing again with Brendan Wise on the mound.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:50 PM

Aaron Hicks struck out on five pitches.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

Beresford grounds out to first base.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:01 PM

Twins/Cardinals on the computer... Cubs/Cleveland on WGN!!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:03 PM

As Brad Thompson is struggling, Eden Prairie, UM and Twins minor leaguer Cole DeVries is warming up.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

Nick Blackburn gave up the first runs of the spring for him today... cue all the experts to run their "Blackburn sucks" posts again.
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