By La Velle
The pitchers are taking batting practice. Kevin Slowey just threw in the bullpen. It’s business as usual at the park today.
Heard that Rondell White has played in a couple intrasquad scrimmages down in Florida and is about to play in an extended spring training game. I didn’t know there was a difference between a scrimmage game and extended game…
In case you missed it, Anthony Swarzak’s 50-game suspension is over and he pitched last night for Class A Fort Myers. He gave up one run over 5.2 innings on four hits, one walk and eight strikeouts. The bigger story was that Fort Myers won 3-1. Finally, a little offense. A little….Swarzak will pitch a couple games there before going back to New Britain.
I can’t believe the lineups are already out. Here ya go…
Braves: 1. Kelly Johnson, 2B. 2. Edgar Renteria. SS. 3. Chipper, DH. 4. Andruw, CF. 5. Jeff Francoeur, RF. 6. Matt Diaz, LF. 7. Jarrod Salta-longish name, C. 8. Brian McCann, C. 9. Yunel Escober, 3B. Pitching: T-Hud.
Twins: 1. Castillo, 2B. 2. Mauer, C. 3. Cuddyer, RF. 4. Morneau, 1B. 5. Hunter, CF. 6. Redmond, DH. 7. Kubel, LF. 8. Punto, 3B. 9. Bartlett, SS. Pitching: Santana.