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Spring Training Game Thread: Twins @ Phillies, 3/23/14 @ 12:05pm (CDT)

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#1 ashburyjohn

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 10:43 AM

Twins:
Brian Dozier ® 2B
Josmil Pinto ® C
Oswaldo Arcia (L) RF
Chris Colabello ® 1B
Chris Parmelee (L) LF
Trevor Plouffe ® 3B
Aaron Hicks (S) CF
Pedro Florimon (S) SS
Phil Hughes ® P

Phillies:
Ben Revere (L) CF
Jimmy Rollins (S) SS
Chase Utley (L) 2B
Ryan Howard (L) 1B
Marlon Byrd ® RF
Domonic Brown (L) LF
Carlos Ruiz ® C
Cody Asche (L) 3B
Kyle Kendrick ® P

Things to not think very hard about
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1) Looks like the Phillies are giving Ben Revere a try in center. Anyone recall how he got on their roster? :)
2) A couple of guys in our starting lineup are getting another chance before the AAA bus leaves the depot.
3) Try not to miss me too much - I have to leave after posting thi...

Edited by ashburyjohn, 23 March 2014 - 10:50 AM.


#2 Willihammer

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:13 AM

Twins 1st: 5 swings - 1 LD, 0 GB, 1 FB, 2 fouls, 1 whiff

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:15 AM

Parmelee in left. Pinto hitting second.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:23 AM

A week before the real games begin and I still haven't renewed my MLB tv subscription. Somebody give me a reason to renew*.

*=answers need not be serious.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:24 AM

Phils 1st: 8 swings - 0 LD, 0 GB, 1 FB, 5 fouls, 2 whiffs

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:25 AM

A week before the real games begin and I still haven't renewed my MLB tv subscription. Somebody give me a reason to renew*.

*=answers need not be serious.

I heard they were ditching nexdef for some other kind of plugin. That is supposed to take effect on opening day.

edit: Serious answer, the Phils have 2 hooters ball girls shagging foul balls today. No, seriously. Hooters girls.

Edited by Willihammer, 23 March 2014 - 11:30 AM.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

I heard they were ditching nexdef for some other kind of plugin. That is supposed to take effect on opening day.


I'm not really speaking to the quality of the broadcast as I'm speaking to the quality of the team. Although, not watching them in stop motion would be a step up.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:31 AM

Twins 2nd: 4 swings - 0 LD, 1 GB, 2 FB, 1 foul, 0 whiffs

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:32 AM

Twins 2nd: 4 swings - 0 LD, 1 GB, 2 FB, 1 foul, 0 whiffs


This isn't helping. Or, to put it another way, it is.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:45 AM

Phils 2nd: 13 swings - 2 LD, 0 GB, 2 FB, 7 fouls, 2 whiffs

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

Twins 3rd: 5 swings - 1 LD, 0 GB, 1 FB, 3 fouls, 0 whiffs

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:04 PM

Phil's announcers, "that [Howard's GB] would have been hit right into the shift"

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:08 PM

Were those 2 throws by Hicks really bad?

Could you tell what he was trying to do?

Bad throws or bad decisions?

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

Phil's 3rd: 8 swings - 2 LD, 3 GB, 2 FB, 1 foul, 0 whiffs

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:11 PM

Were those 2 throws by Hicks really bad?

Could you tell what he was trying to do?

Bad throws or bad decisions?


First throw sailed badly
2nd throw was about 5 feet up the 1st base line (no hop), Pinto just didn't catch it.
3rd throw was about 4 feet up the 3rd base line, one hop, Pinto caught it in time to get the runner.

Decision was good on all of them.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:13 PM

Dozier has been dialed in all spring.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:18 PM

Twins 4th: 6 swings - 1 LD, 2 GB, 0 FB, 2 fouls, 1 whiff

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:19 PM

Thanks Willi. It is hard to tell from tweets what is going on but would rather see a bad throw than a bad decision. It happens. And nice that he nailed that 3rd one.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

Phils 4th: 4 swings - 0 LD, 2 GB, 0 FB, 0 fouls, 2 whiffs

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:33 PM

Twins 5th: 7 swings - 1 LD, 0 GB, 1 FB, 1 foul, 4 whiffs