The Minnesota Twins lost their third game of the Spring 8-5. There were a lot of positives from the guys who are going to make the team, especially Max Kepler, Addison Reed and Trevor May.
The first at bat of the game resulted in a home run off the bat of Max Kepler. Later in the inning there were two more doubles from Mitch Garver and Lamonte Wade resulting in a 2-0 lead.
The next inning had two more runs scored on solo home runs from Randy Cesar and another one from Max Kepler.
The final run was scored after Brent Rooker hit a triple off the monster in left and was driven in from a Luke Raley sacrifice fly.
Here is the final box score for the hitters…
Moving on to the pitching side of things, the game was started by free agent signing Martin Perez. He didn’t fare too well giving up 2 runs on 3 hits in the two innings he threw.
The three relievers on the 40-man who pitched today were Blake Parker, Trevor May and Addison Reed. All three looked good and threw a 1-2-3 inning. Those are three relievers who will play a key role in the season.
Here is the final pitching box score…
Batting: Today’s player of the game is Max Kepler. When you hit two home runs and walk in your first game of the year, you’ll get this point every time.
Pitching: The point for today’s game goes to Addison Reed. He threw a good 1-2-3 inning in what everyone hopes will be a bounce back season for the reliever.
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