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.)
Here is the Twins lineup at Jet Blue Park today...
Twins Denard Span, CF Jamey Carroll, SS Chris Parmelee, DH Ryan Doumit, C Danny Valencia, 3B Sean Burroughs, 1B Luke Hughes, 2B Trevor Plouffe, RF Ben Revere, LF RHP Carl Pavano
From what I've seen, Casilla is playing pretty good, so I'd go with it as it is.
He was running hard today, and took batting practice. He'll be ready to go in a day or two. If he fails Dozier is back there.
Twins going up against David Price and the Rays today. Mauer and Plouffe stayed in Fort Myers to play in a minor league game. Last ST start for Liriano...
Denard Span, CF Jamey Carroll, SS Ryan Doumit, C Justin Morneau, DH Josh Willingham, Lf Sean Burroughs, 1B Danny Valencia, 3B Luke Hughes, 2B Lance Ray, RF Francisco Liriano, LHP Tampa Bay Desmond Jennings, CF Luke Scott, DH Evan Longoria, 3B Ben Zobrist, RF Carlos Pena, 1B Jeff Keppinger, 2B Jose Molina, C Jeff Salazar, LF Sean Rodriguez, SS David Price, LHP