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Twins 4, Phillies 2: Strong pitching, little offense leads to quick win

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The Twins B-squad made the long bus ride to the Phillies complex today to win a quick game.

MLB: Spring Training-Minnesota Twins at Philadelphia Phillies
Tepesch, aka the guy who I guess could be a fifth starter but I keep forgetting about him.
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Tommy Field hit a two-run home run and the Twins enjoyed some good pitching as they beat the Phillies 4-2 this afternoon. Ehire Adrianza also had a strong day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Nick Tepesch, who was given the chance to start today, had an okay outing—as okay an outing one can have for giving up a two-run bomb in the bottom of the first inning. Still, those were the only runs he gave up in his 3.2 innings of work, and in fact, the only runs the Twins gave up in the entire game, so it was okay.

Rule 5 draft pick Justin Haley had a more impressive outing in the game, pitching 2.2 scoreless innings. He retired the first five batters he faced, throwing pitches at 90-92 mph. In the end, he gave up only two hits and a walk.

Most impressive pitching outing of all, though? Minor league bus-ride invite Nick Burdi. Came in to face the last batter in the fourth inning, got him to fly-out on the first pitch—and that was his entire outing.

Notes

  • The time of game today was 2:38—pretty quick!
  • Buddy Boshers, rebounding from his previous horrible outing, pitched a perfect ninth inning.
  • Ryan Pressly was throwing balls at 97 mph. He gave up no runs on two hits and no walks in his one inning of work.