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Thread: Spring Training Game Thread: Twins @ Phillies, 3/23/14 @ 12:05pm (CDT)

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    I will argue on the decision part for the first throw. It was so bad that the announcers thought they might get hit. Who knows what he was actually trying to do. Definitely trying hard to impress I think. 2nd throw was a team gaffe. It didn't seem like anyone was in the right position to receive the throw and potentially stop the hitter from advancing. 3rd throw was good.
    The Phil's pitcher is making the Twins look special ed. One person takes advantage of his mistakes and so he pulls out a pitch he hasn't used much to start eating people up. Curveball at first, 2 seam in on lefties next, and just now the changeup. Each time people have looked confused as to what just happened.
    The Phils hitters are starting to key in on Hugh's pitches. Things are getting hit hard. Stuff is getting left up. Curveballs getting overthrown. It's not promising. No adjustments on Hugh's part.

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    8 of the 9 Phil's hits are on fastballs so far

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    Phils 5th: 5 swings - 2 LD, 0 GB, 2 FB, 1 foul, 0 whiffs

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    I heard they were ditching nexdef for some other kind of plugin. That is supposed to take effect on opening day.

    edit: Serious answer, the Phils have 2 hooters ball girls shagging foul balls today. No, seriously. Hooters girls.
    I stopped using nexdef last year and just switched to using Chrome. It ran better that way. It's been working pretty well this year. I just watched the last game on my PS3, and that worked well. Mlb.tv app on android is looking good, but I have 4G so that helps.

    Hooters girl just gave the twins a ground rule double by making a nice play. I didn't think she knew how to use that glove.

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    Twins 6th: 10 swings - 2 LD, 1 GB, 2 FB, 5 fouls, 1 whiff

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    Hughes' day: 39 swings - 6 LD, 5 GB, 7 FB, 15 fouls, 6 whiffs

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    Phils 6: 8 swings - 0 LD, 3 GB, 0 FB, 4 fouls, 1 whiff

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    Kendricks' day: 36 swings - 6 LD, 4 GB, 6 FB, 13 fouls, 7 whiffs

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    Twins 7th: 7 swings - 1 LD, 1 GB, 2 FB, 2 fouls, 1 whiff

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    Phils 7th: 3 swings - 0 LD, 1 GB, 1 FB, 1 foul, 0 whiffs

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    Eduardo Escobar just took over in center. I can't tell who's in left. It might be Herrmann. It's definitely not Parms. Too skinny...and right handed. Bartlett is at 3rd I believe.

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    Twins 8th: 7 swings - 0 LD, 0 GB, 0 FB, 3 fouls, 4 whiffs
    Phils 8th: 6 swings - 1 LD, 1 GB, 1 FB, 2 fouls, 1 whiff

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    Twins 9th: 10 swings - 0 LD, 3 GB, 1 FB, 7 fouls, 0 whiffs

    final tally

    Twins pitching / Phils offense: 57 swings - 7 LD, 11 GB, 9 FB, 22 fouls, 8 whiffs
    Phils pitching / Twins offense: 61 swings - 7 LD, 8 GB, 9 FB, 25 fouls, 12 whiffs

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    Thoughts:
    Dozier looked pretty good
    Pinto...tough day making good contact
    Arcia...same as Pinto, but from L side
    Colabello was ok. Still has holes, but better looking than last year
    Parmelee still likes to swing at down and in, still can't hit it
    Plouffe has no idea what a "get me over curve" looks like and that he should crush it
    Hicks still looks like a kid out there. Tying too hard.
    Florimon's two hits were just under the glove of SS and 1B.

    It didn't look like there was much fight out there. Pretty depressing to watch. The Phil's were having fun all over and smiling. No Twin smiled this day.

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    I'd say that outside of a couple PAs, Arcia has looked completely brutal at the plate (and in the field) this spring. One of the bigger disappointments IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    I'd say that outside of a couple PAs, Arcia has looked completely brutal at the plate (and in the field) this spring. One of the bigger disappointments IMO.
    I thought I was the only one that was noticing. This might be an overlooked development in the upcoming roster decision crunch. I can see that some might have overlooked his butchery in the OF, as that was to be expected. But after today's results with the Phils, Arcia has now struck out 14 times in 42 PAs, a 33% K rate, against an average hurler/PA of only slightly above AAA level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    A week before the real games begin and I still haven't renewed my MLB tv subscription. Somebody give me a reason to renew*.

    *=answers need not be serious.
    The only one I can think of is forgetting to cancel the auto-renew. (Worked for me.) It's a bit late for that one now.

    Will "The Twins are still tied for first" help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCTF View Post
    A week before the real games begin and I still haven't renewed my MLB tv subscription. Somebody give me a reason to renew*.

    *=answers need not be serious.
    Bert-ism drinking games.

    "Sherwalter."

    drink.

    "All four pitches."

    drink.

    etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    I'd say that outside of a couple PAs, Arcia has looked completely brutal at the plate (and in the field) this spring. One of the bigger disappointments IMO.
    I was left wondering if that double that went just over his head would've been caught if anyone else was out there. Granted it was hit pretty hard, but it just ate him up. People have been very optimistic about him, but I don't think he's ready. I don't think Kubel is going to cut it either. He's looked better at making contact than Arcia though, not that it's helped. Parmelee is probably the best defensively but his bat looks the same as the two others. Honestly, all three guys have the same build, similar arms, same inability to hit right now. Who plays RF? Talk about no one laying claim to a position.

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