Monday, March 25, 2013

Fore!

Aaron Hicks was officially named the Twins starting center fielder. Joe Mauer had a 6 RBI game. But you have to take a look at this clip of Sergio Garcia smacking a ball out of a tree! http://www.kfan.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104673&article=11104067

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Groin Injury Giving Walters A Shot

P.J. Walters
 Samuel Deduno, who pitched extremely well at the WBC, suffered a groin injury during the championship game. He is expected to be out for only a couple weeks at most. This will give P.J. Walters a shot at starting today as the Twins take on the Tampa Bay Rays. However, even if Walters does well today, I still think that Deduno earned a shot at the 5th spot in the rotation with his play in the WBC.

Deduno at WBC
Last year, he showed that he is capable of pitching in the big leagues and even that he can overpower some hitters. The one thing the Twins saw that he needed to work on the most was his control as he walked almost as many batters as he struck out (57/53).

Walters last year was 2-5 for the Twins with a 5.69 ERA. Deduno was 6-5 with a 4.44. Both pitchers still need to prove they can be in the big leagues for a full season but right now, I'm hoping that Deduno comes back from that groin injury real soon.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Twins Trim the Roster

The Twins made some cuts today.  Most notable among them is outfielder Joe Benson.  For more info, click on the link below for the Star Tribune report.

La Velle E. Neal III

Not the guy cut, but good for effect

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Twins Forecast: Cloudy

Cold Weather Carew
The Twins are set to open their 2013 season against the Detroit Tigers at home in front of a, hopefully, sold out crowd. Although the weather is 25 degrees outside my window right now, the 10 day forecast from Fox 9 News shows 54 degrees and cloudy with a chance of showers on April 1st.

This should offer some hope that the Twins will actually get this home opener in. However, after coming back to Minnesota from being in the 80's and sunny down in Ft. Meyers, 54 degrees will most likely make players succumb to turtlenecks and ear flap hats.

Ron Gardenhire is tight lipped about who will start on the mound, but all indications thus far point toward Vance "Vanimal" Worley getting the nod. Scott Diamond would've been the opening day starter, but he most likely won't be ready to go for another week or so. The umpires do allow the pitchers to blow on their hands during cold weather so if the "Vanimal" has a spit ball, this would be the time to bust it out.

If the rain and cold prove to be just too much for our sun baked club, no worries, the Twins were 3-0 in double headers last year.