Found March 07, 2013 on
Minnesota Twins vs Philadelphia Phillies
Time: 1:05 pm
Brighthouse Field– Clearwater, FL
Weather: 63, Clear
TV: The Comcast Network
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Cliff Lee takes the hill against the Twins today. Darin Ruf, who may see some time in Triple-A according to Ruben Amaro Jr. if he is not ready for the Majors, is in the line-up, hitting seventh as the DH.
1. Revere – CF
2. Galvis – SS
3. Utley – 2B
4. Howard – 1B
5. Young – 3B
6. Brown – LF
7. Ruf– DH
8. Mayberry – RF
9. Kratz– C
BEST OF MAXIM
Roy Halladay is one of the most accomplished pitchers in the majors, but his velocity will likely be a concern this season and moving forward.
Halladay turns 36 in May. He missed time last season with a lat injury, and he experienced shoulder problems that he attributed to a back issue. Though he pitched extremely well in April, he struggled in May before going on the disabled list...
If you want a few good quotes you go to Cole Hamels. His cavalier attitude with his words is gold for bloggers like myself. He provided us with a few more yesterday.
First, Hamels offered his thoughts on playing in the World Baseball Classic:
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Cole Hamels has been a dominant starting pitcher in real life baseball for the last half-decade. In four of the last five years, Hamels has finished with an ERA no worse than 3.39 and a WHIP no worse than 1.18. He’s even had an ERA under 3.10 three times and a WHIP one year that was under 1.00! (0.99 in 2011). His 2009 season was a pretty terrible follow-up to his breakout 2008...
By May, as long as Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Delmon Young remains on good behavior, his name will be cleared.
Young, 27, was charged with a hate crime last April after he shouted an anti-semitic slur while intoxicated, according to the New York City Police Department.
He pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment and as part of the plea, agreed to serve 10 days of community...
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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit three home runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-6 victory on Thursday.
Hicks went deep in the first, fifth and seventh innings. His first homer came on the second pitch of the game from Phillies starter Cliff Lee. He now has five home runs this spring as he tries to win the Twins' starting center field job.