Yes, it’s still spring training.
Hector Santiago, making his first appearance since returning from team Puertro Rico and the WBC, started the game. He didn’t do that bad, but wasn’t exactly perfect either, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk over four innings of work. I mean, I guess that’ll do.
New 40-man roster addition Craig Breslow had a fine night too, giving up only a hit in his one inning of work.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go so well for former 2013 first round draft pick Kohl Stewart. Stewart started the sixth and went two innings, giving up four runs. Two of the runs were technically “unearned,” but they were due to his own wild pitches soooo...
The Twins offense was limited to all but two dongs. One was a solo-shot by Tommy Field in the bottom of the second. The second one was apparently a big ol’ dinger (from Cory Provus’s description) in the top of the ninth by Niko Goodrum. The Twins pretty much sent their B-lineup to Sarasota at this point anyway, so it wasn’t that bad of a day.
- Ehire Adrianaza started the game at shortstop, but was pulled from the game with a strained right oblique. Not good.