Friday, March 25, 2005

Schilling Rocked!

The Twins were in the news today and it's actually pretty good news. They had a pretty impressive game this afternoon against Curt Schilling of the Red Sox. Schilling pitched only a few innings and got hit hard, including consecutive homers to Jacque Jones and Michael Restovich. That's big for Restovich, who is desperately trying to make the club despite a dissapointing spring so far.

Overall, the Twins finally hit the .500 mark in their spring record. They have a few straight wins and look like they have a good run going into the regular season. It would be nice to have some momentum to start of such an important season for this club.

The game was also very impressive pitching-wise. To begin, starter Brad Radke pitched six solid innings while striking out five and walking none. Those are great numbers for Radke, who hasn't looked his sharpest in spring training. Also, Joe Nathan struck out a side and Glen Perkins, the Twins' top draft pick from last year (a former Gopher), struck out the only two batters he faced. That's all excellent news and good to see for a team that relies so much on its pitching.