clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Luke Hughes! MVP (Most Valuable Perth-native)!

It was 1-1 going into the top of the 10th inning, when Luke Hughes put down his Foster's, stopped talking with Rene Tosoni about how he needs to go get a new didgeridoo, and walked up to the plate, and pounded a pitch from Albert Suarez over the fence to give the Twins a 2-1 lead. They did not give it back.

The Twins have now won 3 in a row. This is what fictional Indians manager Lou Brown calls a "winning streak". They feel good. Even if it's just in Spring Training. After last season, every Twins win makes me giddy. More notes on the game after the jump.

What else happened today? Carl Pavano pitched 4 innings and struck out three. Glen Perkins was Glen Perkins. Jason Bulger decided to stop telling every batter what pitch he was throwing, where it was going, and how hard he was going to throw it and got a perfect inning for it. He should do that more.

Lazy Joe Mauer took a walk. He should've taken a jog. Or a run. Or even a saunter. Brian Dozier got 2 hits. I know he won't, but I really want him to break camp with the big club.

Other than that, it was your basic Spring Training game. Lots of prospects we won't hear about all year long, and everybody just getting their work in.

Studs: Luke Hughes, Brian Dozier

Duds: Me. Brady Eyestone, for getting this recap up so late.