03-03-2012, 03:32 PM #1
Article: Twins Top Tampa 7-3 in Spring Opener
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03-03-2012, 03:47 PM #2
Gardenhire also started a lineup that looks a lot like what we expected for Opening Day - except that Plouffe was playing left field. It looks like he is at least thinking about a real platoon there.
03-03-2012, 05:12 PM #3
Provus seems like he'll be a nice fit. Heard him mention the score more times over the course of a coupla innings then Gordo had since about '98. This is a good thing.
03-03-2012, 07:52 PM #4
Good day overall. All the highlights listed answer concerns in positive ways, no injuries the biggest. May things progress as spring marches on.
03-03-2012, 09:03 PM #5
Honestly, it's hard to really find much negative from this game. Our guys that we need to be healthy all produced a little, and were still healthy at the end of the game; Nishioka was a pleasant surprise (still not holding my breath on him); and Parmelee started out hot.
Maybe, best of all, it was live, outdoor baseball!
03-03-2012, 09:05 PM #6
It's also worth noting that the 3 guys we're most worried about all had decent games. Span was 2-3 & Mauer & Morneau drove in the 1st 2 runs.
03-03-2012, 09:49 PM #7Danny Valencia drilled a double to the right centerfield gap.
03-03-2012, 09:57 PM #8