Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Postgame: A closer look at Pedro Florimon

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage Updated: September 30, 2012 - 7:04 PM

Rookie shortstop Pedro Florimon continues to get mixed reviews for the Twins.

Before Sunday’s game, Manager Ron Gardenhire said, “It’s really fun to watch Florimon play shortstop. I mean, that’s pretty exciting.”

General Manager Terry Ryan said, “Is he going to hit or not? That’s in question. Can he get a bunt down? Can he get a sac fly? Can he move the runners? Can he take a quality at-bat? Can he coax a walk? So you start looking at on-base percentage [.288].”

“Alright, he’s still young,” Ryan continued. “You can still project out on him. He did a pretty decent job at Triple-A, so there is some signs and hope that maybe he can get it. But we need to see it. He’s played well the last week in the field. Previous to that he wasn’t finishing plays. He’s got to finish plays.”

Florimon had another good day defensively Sunday, and went 1-for-4 from the No. 9 spot. In the fifth inning, after Alexi Casilla got to third base with a single and two stolen bases with one out, Florimon took a big strikeout.

But Florimon came right back in the seventh inning and delivered an RBI single. That scored the game’s only run on a day when Justin Morneau went 0-for-4, stranding seven runners on base, extending his hitless streak to 15 consecutive at-bats.

In the eighth, Florimon came up in another big spot -- runners on second and third, two outs -- and lined out to left field.

“Short swing, took a deep breath,” Gardenhire said. “He really knocked the living fire out of it, and unfortunately the guy made a nice play on it. Those are the things you need to see. You need to see some nice, quality at-bats in some big situations, and he did.”


 

Bottom 2nd123456789RHE
Minnesota20       230
Kansas City20       240
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
HR: MIN- None KAN- None

ADVERTISEMENT

Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Arrieta 2 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: D. Axelrod 7
NY Yankees - LP: S. Kelley 2 FINAL
Detroit - WP: P. Coke 3
Colorado - LP: J. Lyles 1 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: Y. Petit 4
Tampa Bay 2 Top 4th Inning
Baltimore 2
Atlanta 1 Top 7th Inning
NY Mets 0
Cleveland 1 Top 2nd Inning
Chicago WSox 0
Minnesota 2 Top 2nd Inning
Kansas City 2
Texas 1 Top 2nd Inning
Houston 0
Oakland - S. Gray 9:05 PM
LA Angels - C. Wilson
Atlanta 24 4th Qtr 11:03
Jacksonville 7
Detroit 10 2nd Qtr 0:15
Buffalo 0
Indianapolis 0 3rd Qtr 15:00
Cincinnati 7
Kansas City 7 2nd Qtr 0:50
Green Bay 20
NY Jets 0 3rd Qtr
Philadelphia 13
St. Louis 10 3rd Qtr
Miami 0
Carolina 3 2nd Qtr 9:29
Pittsburgh 0
New England 7 2nd Qtr 7:37
NY Giants 3
Washington 10 2nd Qtr 8:35
Tampa Bay 0
Baltimore 3 1st Qtr 5:06
New Orleans 7
Chicago 3 1st Qtr 3:00
Cleveland 7
Denver 0 1st Qtr 3:40
Dallas 0
Minnesota 7 1st Qtr 3:44
Tennessee 0
San Francisco 0 1st Qtr 6:43
Houston 0
Arizona 9:00 PM
San Diego
Seattle 9:00 PM
Oakland
(21) Texas A&M 38 3rd Qtr 8:15
(9) So Carolina 14
Wake Forest 10 3rd Qtr
ULM 0
Boise State 0 1st Qtr 4:23
(18) Ole Miss 0
Tulane 0 1st Qtr 4:35
Tulsa 0
Temple 8:15 PM
Vanderbilt
Rutgers 9:00 PM
Washington St
Weber State 9:30 PM
(19) Arizona State
BYU 8/29/14 6:00 PM
Connecticut
(6) Jacksonville St 8/29/14 6:30 PM
(8) Michigan State
Bowling Green 8/29/14 6:30 PM
Western Ky
TX-San Antonio 8/29/14 8:00 PM
Houston
Colorado State 8/29/14 8:00 PM
Colorado
UNLV 8/29/14 9:30 PM
Arizona
Penn State 8/30/14 7:30 AM
UCF
Troy 8/30/14 11:00 AM
UAB
(7) UCLA 8/30/14 11:00 AM
Virginia
Western Mich 8/30/14 11:00 AM
Purdue
(5) Ohio State 8/30/14 11:00 AM
Navy
Appalachian St 8/30/14 11:00 AM
Michigan
Ga Southern 8/30/14 11:30 AM
NC State
Boston College 8/30/14 2:00 PM
Massachusetts
West Virginia 8/30/14 2:30 PM
(2) Alabama
Rice 8/30/14 2:30 PM
(17) Notre Dame
(10) South Dakota St 8/30/14 2:30 PM
(24) Missouri
Fla Atlantic 8/30/14 2:30 PM
(22) Nebraska
California 8/30/14 2:30 PM
Northwestern
Marshall 8/30/14 2:30 PM
Miami-Ohio
UC Davis 8/30/14 3:00 PM
(11) Stanford
Arkansas 8/30/14 3:00 PM
(6) Auburn
(16) Clemson 8/30/14 4:30 PM
(12) Georgia
Liberty 8/30/14 5:00 PM
(23) North Carolina
Ohio U 8/30/14 5:00 PM
Kent State
Louisiana Tech 8/30/14 6:00 PM
(4) Oklahoma
Idaho 8/30/14 6:00 PM
Florida
Stephen F Austin 8/30/14 6:10 PM
(20) Kansas State
Fresno State 8/30/14 6:30 PM
(15) USC
Southern Miss 8/30/14 6:30 PM
Miss State
Texas-El Paso 8/30/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico
North Texas 8/30/14 7:00 PM
Texas
(1) Florida State 8/30/14 7:00 PM
Oklahoma State
(14) Wisconsin 8/30/14 8:00 PM
(13) LSU
South Dakota 8/30/14 9:30 PM
(3) Oregon
(25) Washington 8/30/14 9:30 PM
Hawaii
Utah State 8/31/14 6:00 PM
Tennessee
SMU 8/31/14 6:30 PM
(10) Baylor
Miami-Florida 9/1/14 7:00 PM
Louisville
Arizona 9/4/14 7:00 PM
TX-San Antonio
Ottawa 8/29/14 6:30 PM
Montreal
Winnipeg 8/31/14 3:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Toronto 9/1/14 12:00 PM
Hamilton
Edmonton 9/1/14 3:30 PM
Calgary
Brt Columbia 9/5/14 6:30 PM
Ottawa
Calgary 9/6/14 6:00 PM
Edmonton
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: How sure are you that the Twins are on the road to improving?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT