March 17, 2007

Spring Training: Game 19

The Twins were able to pull out yet another win today to bring their Spring Training record to .500. They took a lead early with homeruns from Hunter and Morneau and with great pitching from Bonser, they never fell behind.

Here are my observations...

Game 19:
- Boof went four innings and allowed seven hits. However, all seven hits were singles and he didn't give up any runs. To go along with these numbers, he also struckout five batters.

- Scott Baker followed Bonser and pitched two scoreless innings. In his two innings of work, he allowed just two hits and struckout one batter.

- The other pitchers that pitched today were Miller, Cummings, and Cali. Miller pitched one scoreless inning, Cummings gave up one run in his inning, and Cali gave up two runs in the ninth before closing out the game.

- As I mentioned before, Hunter and Morneau each hit homeruns. Hunter's homerun was his second of the spring and Morneau's was his first.

- The Twins picked up three runs in the ninth inning thanks to hits by Luis Rodriguez and Josh Rabe.
Here are some notable stats:
Torii Hunter: 1-2; Run, HR and 2 RBI
Justin Morneau: 3-3; HR, 2 Runs and 2 RBI
Luis Rodriguez: 1-3; Run and RBI
Josh Rabe: 1-1; 2 RBI
Nick Punto: 1-2; 2 BB
Luis Castillo: 2-3
Michael Cuddyer: 1-4; Run
Jason Kubel: 1-4; Run
Alexi Casilla: 1-4; Run

- With the win, the Twins now 9-9-1 on the spring season.

For more stats from the game, check out the Box Score.

Next Game:
Tomorrow the Twins will host Philadelphia at 12:05 p.m. CT. The Twins will send out lefty Johan Santana to pitch against Phillies lefty J.A. Happ.