Twins' pitching in tie delights Anderson

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 14, 2014 - 9:45 PM

– The Twins’ pitching was exciting to watch on Friday, the guy in charge of the staff said. And then Brandon Waring gave the offense a thrill, too.

Waring smacked a Troy Patton fastball onto the left-field berm with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, a solo home run that salvaged a 2-2 tie with the Baltimore Orioles at Hammond Stadium. No extra innings were played because the Twins, playing split-squad games in Fort Myers and Tampa, did not have enough available pitching to continue, producing the second tie this week.

Mike Pelfrey allowed one run over 3⅓ innings and pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam by giving up only one run. Glen Perkins struck out two in his inning, then signed a new $22 million contract. And veteran Matt Guerrier, facing major league hitters for the first time this spring, used a startling weapon, pitching coach Rick Anderson said, to record two strikeouts of his own.

“His ball sunk like crazy,” Anderson said of Guerrier, the former Twin who is recovering from forearm surgery. “It was fun to watch him out there again. … Today he had a better sinker than I’ve seen.”

That’s saying something since Guerrier pitched 472 innings for Anderson before leaving as a free agent after the 2010 season.

Pelfrey got into trouble by relying too much on his fastball, Anderson said, but recovered by mixing in breaking pitches. “I would prefer not to be in those situations, but I thought that was good damage control,” Pelfrey said.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Houston 1 FINAL
Miami 1
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
Minnesota 7
St. Louis 3 FINAL
Detroit 4
Baltimore - WP: T. Wilson 10 FINAL
NY Yankees - LP: S. Baker 2
Boston 9 FINAL
Tampa Bay 6
Toronto 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh 8
Atlanta 5 FINAL
Toronto 3
Washington 2 FINAL
NY Mets 10
Chicago Cubs 5 FINAL
Cincinnati 9
San Diego 3 FINAL
Texas 2
San Francisco 9 FINAL
Seattle 8
Colorado 4 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 18
Cleveland 3 FINAL
Milwaukee 2
Oakland 10 FINAL
Chicago WSox 4
Los Angeles 5 FINAL
LA Angels 4
Kansas City 10 FINAL
Arizona 5
Atlanta 100 FINAL
Charlotte 115
New York 80 FINAL
Chicago 111
Golden State 108 FINAL
Milwaukee 95
Oklahoma City 89 FINAL
Utah 94
Denver 114 FINAL
Portland 120
Nashville 4 FINAL
Washington 3
Arizona 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh 3
San Jose 3 FINAL(SO)
Philadelphia 2
Anaheim 3 FINAL
NY Islanders 2
NY Rangers 2 FINAL
Boston 4
Tampa Bay 0 FINAL
Detroit 4
New Jersey 1 FINAL
Carolina 3
Florida 2 FINAL(OT)
Montreal 3
Ottawa 3 FINAL(OT)
Toronto 4
Los Angeles 1 FINAL
Minnesota 4
Columbus 4 FINAL
St. Louis 2
Buffalo 3 FINAL
Colorado 5
Dallas 4 FINAL(OT)
Vancouver 3
Arizona 78 FINAL
Wisconsin 85
Canisius 73 FINAL
NJIT 78
Notre Dame 66 FINAL
Kentucky 68
San Jose 1 FINAL
New England 2
Orlando City 2 FINAL
Montreal 2
Los Angeles 0 FINAL
D.C. 1
Sporting Kansas City 1 FINAL
New York City 0
Red Bull New York 2 FINAL
Columbus 1
Portland 1 FINAL
Vancouver FC 2
Colorado 0 FINAL
Houston 0
Seattle 0 FINAL
FC Dallas 0
Texas 54 FINAL
(1) Connecticut 105
Dayton 82 FINAL
(8) Louisville 66
(16) Duke 55 FINAL
(4) Maryland 65
Gonzaga 69 FINAL
(6) Tennessee 73
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: What are you following most closely right now?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close