Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday, March 23rd

I am working on a bigger article that I will be starting this afternoon so keep looking back for an update on it. I think you all will really enjoy it. Yesterday, the Twins were victorious over the Blue Jays in Fort Myers 11-6.
  • Justin Mourneau had his first homerun of the spring to lead the Twins who had one of their first good hitting games of the spring. Going into yesterday we had only scored like 68 runs this spring which is second to last in the grapefruit league just ahead of the Houston Astros. Mourneau had 2 hits and 3 rbi's. Joe Crede had an rbi double and Matt Tolbert really helped his case to make the team as a utility infielder by going 4-5 at the plate.
  • Scott Baker continued to struggle on the mound as he gave up 4 runs and 9 hits in only 4.1 innings. The good news is he did not give up any homeruns for the first time in 3 starts. The bad news is they hit him all over the ballpark. I am not worried about him but with 2 weeks to go before opening day I would like to see Baker improve his spring numbers. I feel like the last 2 weeks of spring training is really when you should be rounding into form. So keep an eye on Baker.
  • Jose Mijares had another tough outing yesterday giving up 2 runs in .2 innings before having to leave after getting spiked in the ankle. Mijares going into spring training basically had to give away his roster spot and he is doing a good job of it. The Twins would like to keep him but it is looking more and more like he will start the season in AAA.
  • Today, the Twins face the Baltimore Orioles for the 3rd and final time today. Gametime is at 12:05 in Fort Myers and Francisco Liriano gets the start for the Twins with Matt Guerrier, Luis Ayala, and Craig Breslow also look to get action out of the pen today.