First Pitch: 12:10pm CDT
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Know Thine Enemy: Lookout Landing
As it turns out, the Twins weren't able to keep the losing streak at ten and dropped number eleven in a row last night. This puts them on par with the '82 squad that lost 14 straight. The good news is that, during that losing streak, the Twins were playing future cornerstones. Gary Gaetti was a 23-year old who would finish fifth in Rookie of the Year balloting. Kent Hrbek was 22 and finished second. Tim Launder was 24, Tom Brunansky was 21, and Jim Eisenreich (who would later find fame with the Phillies) was in his first MLB season at age 23. Frank Viola was also a rookie that season at age 22.
Are any of the young players we're seeing now cornerstones of the future? Ben Revere, Chris Parmelee and Joe Benson all could be. How about Trevor Plouffe? Let's see where we're at in 2016...
|2011 - Anthony Swarzak||3-7||25||9||0||0||0||0||89.2||92||49||45||9||24||45||4.52||1.29|
What do you see as Swarzak's role in 2012? If he needs to be a starter, something went terribly wrong this winter. Do you see him in Rochester as a starter for depth, or is he the long man in the bullpen?
|2011 - Blake Beavan||5-5||13||13||0||0||0||0||85.0||92||37||37||11||13||34||3.92||1.24|
Home run prone, strikeout-averse, and hittable? The ERA looks good, but if the Twins needed a pitcher that could help out their offense, Beavan could be the guy. Let's stop the streak!
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