Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau sure are serious about getting ready for the World Baseball Classic.
Mauer was 2-for-2 as he raised his average to .375. Morneau was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and is now batting .467. Both leave for the WBC on Sunday.
But they aren't the only ones hitting.
Darin Mastroianni was 2-for-3 with a double to left and a double to right as he raised his average to .264. He did tweak his left hamstring but is confident that he will not miss any extended period of time, Josh Willingham was 2-for-2 and is now batting - - - - - .727. That's 8-for-11.
B game roundup
All the centerfield candidates have played well so far in camp. Aaron Hicks had a couple hits in the morning game and really looks confident at the plate.
``Good,'' Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. ``He's patient, getting his pitches and putting some really nice swings on them.''
Righthander Alex Meyer showed his skills today. He gave up one hit over two innings but really dominated a Red Sox team of minor leaguers.Didn't have a gun reading on him but he was firing the ball in there pretty good, He had looked a little too excited in some of his previous outings. ``That was the best performance we have see from him down here,'' Gardenhire said.
Just one game tomorrow, as the Twins travel to Jupiter to see what Mike Redmond's Fighting Marlins have to offer.