Split squad action today. The Twins host the Red Sox and go on the road against the Blue Jays. Here is the Twins/Red Sox lineup. Look who's starting at 1st for the Sox!
Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Kevin Youkilis, 3B Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Cody Ross, Lf Ryan Sweeney, RF Mike Aviles, SS Nick Punto, 1B Daniel Bard, RHP Twins Denard Span, CF Brian Dozier, SS Joe Mauer, C Justin Morneau, DH Josh Willingham, LF Sean Burroughs, 3B Luke Hughes, 1B Trevor Plouffe,.RF Michael Hollimon, 2B Nick Blackburn, RHP
Jairo Perez playing with the big boys against the hottest spring training team in baseball! Aaron Hicks also made the bus trip and will be in the starting lineup. Liam Hendriks may have his work cut out for him. The Jays can hit!
TWINS (16-12) 1. Ben Revere, CF 2. Jamey Carroll, SS 3. Danny Valencia, 3B 4. Chris Parmelee, 1B 5. Brian Dinkelman, LF 6. J.R. Towles, C 7. Jairo Perez, DH 8. Aaron Hicks, RF 9. Ray Chang, 2B Starting pitcher: RH Liam Hendriks BLUE JAYS (22-4-1) 1. Yunel Escobar, SS 2. Kelly Johnson, 2B 3. Jose Bautista, RF 4. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B 5. Brett Lawrie, 3B 6. Colby Rasmus, CF 7. J.P. Arencibia, C 8. Rajai Davis, LF 9. Jeff Mathis, DH Starting pitcher: LH Aaron Laffey
Twins VS Pirates today.
TWINS (17-13) 1. Denard Span, CF 2. Trevor Plouffe, 2B 3. Joe Mauer, C 4. Justin Morneau, DH 5. Josh Willingham, LF 6. Ryan Doumit, RF 7. Danny Valencia, 3B 8. Chris Parmelee, 1B 9. Brian Dozier, SS Starting pitcher: RH Anthony Swarzak
Leave it to Mauer to stall a rally;-)
Morneau doubles to make it 6-0!
HR for Doumit!
Followed by a Valencia double.
This offense actually has me excited. They look like they can put up a bunch of runs.
The Pirates starter finally gets yanked. He gave up 8 runs on 12 hits while only getting 7 outs.
It's really interesting what has gone down these last two weeks or so. Then again, this team had a similar spurt in June last season. Take it all with a grain of salt....but it's hard to deny some positive things have been happening.
(Not the least of which the roster moves concerning Revere and Butera.)