Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.

The same great Twins Daily coverage, now for the Vikings.

The Store

Recent Blogs


Photo

Spring Training Game 8 - Card vs Twins @ 12:05pm

  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 ChiTownTwinsFan

ChiTownTwinsFan

    Moderation in all things ...

  • Twins Mods
  • 6,085 posts

Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:26 PM

Since the game is in rain delay, I'll get this posted and it won't count as being late! Hopefully it won't be called, but here it is anyway ...

Cards:
Carpenter, 3B
Wong, 2B
Butler, DH
Adams, 1B
Robinson, CF
Grichuk, LF
Piscotty, RF
Cruz, C
Kozma, SS

Wainwright, SP

Twins:
Buxton, CF
Dozier, 2B
Mauer, DH
Ramirez, RF
Plouffe, 3B
Kubel, LF
Parmelee, 1B
Pinto, C
Escobar, SS

Nolasco, SP

Now, go forth and chatter!
When life gives you lemons, suck on them and persevere.

#2 Hosken Bombo Disco

Hosken Bombo Disco

    refuses to surrender his World Series baseball

  • Members
  • 1,308 posts

Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:37 PM

It's of very little consequence in the long run, but with Buxton not hitting i'd just bat him near the bottom when facing MLB pitching from this point forward, this year, next year, whenever. Until he consistently starts raking. Why even take the small risk of a Hicks repeat.

go Twins!

#3 Halsey Hall

Halsey Hall

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 817 posts

Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

It started raining around 12:15, a real nice light rain. About 1 it really poured with alot of wind, thunder and lightning. Last night news said this would hit around 5, so we got it early. And now it's back down to a light rain. With the Cards in town for what's always one of the best draws of the spring, I'd imagine attendance to be around 8000 so they will really try to get this in. At best, right now, I'd say at least 2 hours if it quits completely.

#4 JB_Iowa

JB_Iowa

    Cynical Oldie

  • Members
  • 3,879 posts
  • LocationNorthwest Iowa

Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:42 PM

With the Cards in town for what's always one of the best draws of the spring, I'd imagine attendance to be around 8000 so they will really try to get this in. At best, right now, I'd say at least 2 hours if it quits completely.


Apparently it was a sell-out so you're right about attendance.

Ryan Pressly just tweeted 2 photos. One with "I think we can still play" and a second with water gushing in the dugout saying "OK maybe not."

Rain extends out into the Gulf so it could be a long time before game starts (if ever).

#5 ChiTownTwinsFan

ChiTownTwinsFan

    Moderation in all things ...

  • Twins Mods
  • 6,085 posts

Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:45 PM

My parents and I sat for a while last year, in the rain (we came prepared), before they called it. Might be a while ...
When life gives you lemons, suck on them and persevere.

#6 JB_Iowa

JB_Iowa

    Cynical Oldie

  • Members
  • 3,879 posts
  • LocationNorthwest Iowa

Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

Game canceled.

#7 Riverbrian

Riverbrian

    Goofy Moderator

  • Twins Mods
  • 9,828 posts
  • LocationGrand Forks

Posted 06 March 2014 - 01:02 PM

Game canceled.


I figured so... The radar looks like it's going to put a chokehold on Ft. Myers.
A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

#8 Halsey Hall

Halsey Hall

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 817 posts

Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

Just sprinkles or light drizzle the last 1 1/2 hours, so they could of played. Called it pretty quick today.

#9 ChiTownTwinsFan

ChiTownTwinsFan

    Moderation in all things ...

  • Twins Mods
  • 6,085 posts

Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:14 PM

I remember sitting in the rain last year waiting for the call before the game started; it came after we decided we'd had enough and left. It was pretty weird, though, as the gift shop pulled out boxes of rain ponchos to sell. They were white. And when you looked across the stadium with people wearing these, with pointy white hoods, yeah, looked really eerie.
When life gives you lemons, suck on them and persevere.

#10 J-Dog Dungan

J-Dog Dungan

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • 660 posts

Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:45 PM

I remember sitting in the rain last year waiting for the call before the game started; it came after we decided we'd had enough and left. It was pretty weird, though, as the gift shop pulled out boxes of rain ponchos to sell. They were white. And when you looked across the stadium with people wearing these, with pointy white hoods, yeah, looked really eerie.

I don't know if eerie is the right word here....

#11 ChiTownTwinsFan

ChiTownTwinsFan

    Moderation in all things ...

  • Twins Mods
  • 6,085 posts

Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:47 PM

I don't know if eerie is the right word here....


Used for lack of a better one ...
When life gives you lemons, suck on them and persevere.