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Spring Training - Game 25 - 3/26/12 - vs Tampa

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

Here's the Twins lineup today versus the Rays: Denard Span CF Jamey Carroll SS Joe Mauer C Justin Morneau DH Josh Willingham LF Ryan Doumit RF Danny Valencia 3B Chris Parmelee 1B Alexi Casilla 2B SP: Scott Baker (Hendriks, Burnett, Fien, Gray, Manship) Rays Ben Zobrist RF Luke Scott DH Evan Longoria 3B Carlos Pena 1B Jeff Keppinger 2B Jose Molina C Elliot Johnson SS Will Rhymes LF Jesus Feliciano CF SP: Jeff Niemann Earlier today, the Twins send Brendan Wise back to minor league camp so the team is down to 38 players in big league camp.

#2 edavis0308

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:09 AM

Side note, I believe this is televised on FSN.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

Opening Day lineup?
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:27 AM

Opening Day lineup?


My thoughts exactly. And not bad
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#5 Seth Stohs

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:58 AM

From Mackey, Willingham pulled with a "very minor ankle tweak." Revere will play LF and bat 8th.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:22 AM

Opening Day lineup?


Geez. I wish I was at home to try it out on the new TV!!

#7 Mauerpower

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:22 AM

so mauer @ catcher, Span @ cf, and Valencia @ 3rd. Those are the only real locks right now. all the other positions are basically up in the air and dependent on health and other factors

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:33 AM

Baker not looking good. Bad location and no movement.

#9 minn55441

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:36 AM

Looks like Baker has given up a couple hits and one walk through 2 innings. How has his velocity been? Back in the 90's yet?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:38 AM

spoke too soon. Grand slam and they are still batting in the second. I guess he doesn't have his good stuff back yet.

#11 mikeee

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:44 AM

Homer for Doumit.. 4-1

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

Baker is not looking at all sharp. Tossing soft fastballs down the middle and they're getting crushed. I will say that the hitters are looking a lot better than they have in previous spring games I've had the chance to watch.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

Ben Zobrist a very mediocre player again kills Twins....Hey Gardy you fat idiot how about plunking him..This craphole coaching staff just not smart enough to figure it out.. Typical Baker will be so glad when this guy is gone..




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#14 Cap'n Piranha

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

Ben Zobrist a very mediocre player again kills Twins....Hey Gardy you fat idiot how about plunking him..This craphole coaching staff just not smart enough to figure it out.. Typical Baker will be so glad when this guy is gone..


Because the solution to this team's problems is beaning people? I think you're a little too worked up over a spring game there, my friend.

#15 DrJubal

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:01 PM

Rocket bats! Looks like Baker's in mid-season form already.

Edited by DrJubal, 26 March 2012 - 12:03 PM.


#16 mikeee

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

I am practicing my booing in spring training.... BOOO!!!!! Baker gives up a dinger!!!!! :D

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:16 PM

Hopefully Baker can get back into form soon. At least I got to see Doumit's bomb during lunch.
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#18 Harrison Greeley III

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

I got confused when he called Ben Zobrist a mediocre player. He is in reality what people have always perceived Michael Cuddyer to be.

#19 Seth Stohs

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:34 PM

Not sure why, but I 'm not worried about Baker. Assuming his elbow is fine and strong, it'll just take a couple of starts to get back to form. He's going to give up some HR, so that doesn't bother me. Will be good to see more of that movement that he normally has on his pitches. As for Zobrist, he is a pretty good ball player. I believe he's been an All Star. He has hit many HR. And yes, he's a guy who has the Twins number. That's one of those weird things... Hitting someone in a spring game is pretty ridiculous.

#20 Mr. Ed

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:38 PM

DL Baker. Please. There is no way to survive getting mid-upper 80s "fastball" thrown over the middle of the plate.

#21 SirLoin

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

What are the chances Baker starts the season on the DL?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

It looks like the chances are pretty good right now...

#23 Mr. Ed

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

Anyone notice that Span is slowing down his early torrid pace, now down to .300?

#24 Fanatic Jack

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:45 PM

Actually giving up 10 RBI games, 9th inning HRs, and letting a slightly better than average player look like Willie Mays for the last 3 years is about as rediculous as it gets...How about the pitching staff try something different for a change...Zobrist is way too comfortable at the plate and that's an undisputed fact.. Looks like the bloggers are as Minnesota Nice as our fantastic starting rotation..

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:51 PM

How has Morneau done today?
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#26 Mr. Ed

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

How has Morneau done today?



0-2 thus far.


I agree w/Jack on this point. Twins do not pitch inside enough. Too many guys dig in and let it rip, because the Twins are known for getting the ball over the plate.

#27 Mr. Ed

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

1-3 for Morneau, doubled Mauer to 3rd with 1 out in the fifth.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

1-3 for Morneau, doubled Mauer to 3rd with 1 out in the fifth.


Thanks for the update! My work is remarkably adept at keeping us off of all the websites where I could get that information . . . .
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:13 PM

And calling someone a fat idiot is totally classless, FJ.

#30 Mr. Ed

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:15 PM

Hollimon got thrown out at the place on the Doumit Sac Fly, running for Morneau. (according to game day) Hendriks has gone a couple innings. Burroughs PH and got HBP. So I guess it IS ok to hit someone in spring training :cool: