The Twins chased Roy Halladay out of the game today in the third inning. Sure, it's only a spring training game, but still...that's pretty cool. Josh Willingham and Chris Parmelee both stepped up with home runs today, and Span went 3-for-4, which is very encouraging (I'm ignoring the caught stealing...this time). Overall, a good game for the Twins today at Bright House Field.
Full recap information after the jump...
So by the third inning, the Twins had 7 hits against Halladay, 2 of them being home runs. Halladay had walked one, struck out three, and had 5 ER. Surprising, but it was definitely nice to see some offensive production against Doc. Josh Willingham took Halladay deep in the first, and then Chris Parmelee hit a three-run homer in the third to give the Twins the lead.
As for the Twins pitching, Jason Marquis pitched 4 innings. He gave up 8 hits and 2 walks, struck out one, and had 4 earned runs on the day. Jeff Manship, Jeff Gray, Samuel Deduno, Casey Fien, and Lester Oliveros also pitched for Minnesota today, giving up a collective 2 hits, 1 walk, and 0 earned runs. Not too shabby.
-Josh Willingam (2-for-3, HR, 2 runs)
-Denard Span (3-for-4, 1 run)
-Chris Parmelee (2-for-3, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 run)
Overall, good game for the Twins. Soon we'll have real, meaningful baseball to talk about!