Twins pitching has been dominant this spring and today was no exception. Behind a solid outing by Kyle Kendrick, who settled in after the first inning, the Phillies couldn't mount an attack against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Bright House Field smelled like a big bottle of suntan lotion. Plenty of Twins fans along with the Phillies crowd, and the first pitch was thrown out by a New Jersey State Trooper, who got quite a friendly reception. Who do the fans not love? Miguel Cairo, that’s who. Every time he came up to bat, the silence was deafening. Then again, he didn’t do anything to earn an ovation, either. Also looking lackluster was Chris Coste - if he was in my softball league, I would run on him for sure. And who do the fans love? Matt Stairs, that’s who. It’s amazing how much goodwill can be generated by one legendary hit. One of the highlights of this trio of games has to be Stairs making a leaping catch all the way to the left wall in the 10th inning today. It was a beautiful and unexpected sight. John Mayberry, Jr. looked like a ballplayer today too, in actions and in physique, and what a treat to see those two jogging in together. - Phargo