Since this is not a regularly scheduled game, it’s fighting for local broadcast time with Wild hockey tonight. So the Twins game is on that FSN+ channel that gave us all fits during Spring Training. Hope y’all remember where to find your game!
This afternoon’s game was cool and sunny and it looks as though this evening will be the same way. It’s actually warmer now than when the earlier game started so that isn’t bad. Frankly, most locals are just happy to see the sunshine. This is actually pretty similar to Pelfrey’s start last week. I would REALLY like to see him step it up tonight – and by that I mean PACE. Something about last week had him slowing to an absolute crawl like watching the Red Sox play the Yankees… I would rather not do that again if my opinion counts for anything (which it doesn’t).
|Coghlan, LF||Dozier, 2B|
|Polanco, 3B||Mauer, DH|
|Stanton, RF||Arcia, LF|
|Dobbs, DH||Morneau, 1B|
|Ruggiano, CF||Doumit, C|
|Brantly, C||Parmelee, RF|
|Valaika, SS||Escobar, E, SS|
|Mahoney, 1B||Hicks, CF|
|Solano, D, 2B||Carroll, 3B|
|Nolasco, P||Pelfrey, P|
We had some REALLY fantastic offense from Eduardo Escobar and some pretty phenomenal defense from Brian Dozier but it wasn’t enough to overcome the general malaise that seemed to exist from the poor tone set by Pelfrey. I KNOW I’m biased but once again his pace was painfully slow. If he was being successful at that speed, I might steel my patience to wait out the 4 hour games but he’s not and they suck.
I will say it was a lot of fun to see Redmond, even if it is in that atrocious Marlins tangerine uni.. ouch.
Next game for the Twins will be much warmer…