Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday, March 27th

Today, the Twins put on their most impressive performance of the spring with a 16-2 drubbing of Tampa Bay in Fort Myers. Scott Baker got it going and the Offense pounded a very good starter in James Shields of the Rays for 11 runs and 12 hits.
  • Scott Baker put up his best start of the spring giving up 2 runs in 6 innings. I wasn't real worried about Baker but it was good that he started to get the results that they were looking for come the season. With 1 more spring start Baker is just finetuning things as he gets prepared for his start April 6th vs the Mariners.
  • The Twins offense continues to be on a tear as they had 18 hits today. That is 4 out of 5 games that they have had double digit hits. They appear to be ready for the season offensively so it is just about finetuning the bench. Jason Kubel went 4-4 witha homerun to pace the Twins. Justin Mourneau went 2-3 with a homerun. Michael Cuddyer also homered for the Twins as they look ready to go.
  • The Twins made 5 more cuts today and are down to 32 players left in camp not counting Joe Mauer and Boof Bonser who will be placed on the DL. The guys that were cut were not surprises just part of the process.
  • Jason Pridie
  • Bobby Keppel
  • David Winfree
  • Brock Peterson
  • Sean Henn

  • Tommorrow the Twins continue grapefruit league as they take on the Red Sox in game 4 of 5 in the Mayor's cup and need a win to keep out hope of winning the Cup. Francisco Liriano gets the start for the Twins in Fort Myers. Gametime is at 12:05 and it should be an entertaining game.