Tough to get this GameChat up before game time when I work until almost 6:00, but I’ll put it up and then go add the lineups.
And here they are:
|Iglesias, SS||Span, CF|
|Sweeney, RF||Nishioka, 2B|
|Youkilis, 3B||Mauer, C|
|Ortiz, 1B||Morneau, 1B|
|McDonald, D, DH||Willingham, RF|
|Kroeger, LF||Doumit, LF|
|Shoppach, C||Hughes, L, DH|
|Punto, 2B||Dozier, SS|
|Repko, CF||Hollimon, 3B|
|_ Buchholz, C, P||_Marquis, P|
I think the technical baseball term for that kind of game is “butt-ugly,” even for a Spring Training game.
Jason Marquis was certainly less than impressive in his Twins ST debut, though his defense didn’t exactly help him out either.
On the positive side, Liam Hendriks looked sharp with 3 Ks in two scoreless innings and Carlos Gutierrez, Brendan Wise and Tyler Robertson all added an inning of scoreless pitching each. Joe Mauer was the only Twins hitter with more than one hit, contributing two singles.