March 10, 2007

Spring Training: Game 12

Just one day after hitting two homeruns, Luis Rodriguez got the game winning hit for the Twins on Saturday. The Twins got another good start from Ramon Ortiz and got some good offense from some players today as well. Today's observations will be mostly good as the Twins played a good all-around game.

Game 12:
- Ramon Ortiz went three innings and gave up only three hits while strikingout four batters. The only run that he gave up was unearned.

- Nathan, Crain, and Durbin all got work out of the bullpen today and went a total of four innings without allowing any runs. Carmen Cali also pitched an inning of scoreless baseball.

- The Twins got a total of 23 players in the game today, including some minor leaguers such as Denard Span, Glen Williams, and Tommy Watkins among others.

- Luis Rodriguez, as I said before, got the game winning hit and RBI. On the spring he now has five RBI, all of which have come in the last two days.

- Some notable players who hit well today include the following:
Jeff Cirillo: 1-3; Double
Mike Redmond: 2-3; RBI
Michale Cuddyer: 2-3; Double and RBI
Josh Rabe: 1-2; Double
Rondell White: 1-3
Jason Kubel: 1-1
Luis Castillo: 1-2
Luis Rodriguez: 1-2; Game winning RBI

- Sosa allowed the Devil Rays to get back into the game in the ninth inning when he allowed two runs. Miller pitched the 10th and 11th innings and picked up the win.

- The Twins won by a final score of 4-3 and are now 3-8-1 so far this spring.

For more stats make sure to check out the Box Score.

Next Game:
Tomorrow, the Twins will send out lefty Glen Perkins to make his first start of the spring. He'll make the start against Roy Halladay and the Bluejays. The game will start at 12:05 CT.

Making the Team:
I'm going to try to get the next edition of "Making the Team" up tonight because with the game yesterday and 23 players playing today, there should be some changes that I can make. Some changes to expect are the comments and chances of Ponson, Durbin, and others. If it isn't up tonight, check back within the next couple of days for that post.