Righthanders Hendriks, Burnett struggle as Twins fall to Pirates

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  • Updated: March 11, 2013 - 12:20 AM

FORT MYERS, FLA. – The Twins are confident they will have a good bullpen this season. But some of the people they will rely on have sent mixed signals during spring training.

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birdpeepMar. 10, 13 4:18 PM

Liam Hendricks? Seriously? I have a better fastball.

ladykasMar. 10, 13 4:32 PM

That's the Liam Hendricks we have come to expect.. No rotation spot for you Aussie-boy.

sane09Mar. 10, 13 4:44 PM

"I have a better fastball"...How may AAA games have you won?

stanbobMar. 10, 13 4:48 PM

Good to see wthe twins are getting into regular season form already...

sane09Mar. 10, 13 4:59 PM

"Hendriks blames trio of homers on his mechanics"....Sometimes it's the mechanics, sometimes the car is just a lemon.

partskcojMar. 10, 13 7:12 PM

Slama needs to hit the bricks. The guy has nuthin.But none of it matters as the Twins are DOA. Great con job Pohlad!

fuzzypilgrimMar. 11, 1312:50 AM

I see one, two, three... four pitchers that need to be cut, or sent to AAA. Hendricks and Burnett in particular.

Dantes929Mar. 11, 13 8:53 AM

Overreact much? Judging these guys through the first half of spring training after 5 months layoffs? I can accept that as long as you also believe that the 8 guys we have batting over .400 will continue to do so during the regular season as will the 10 pitchers we have with the 0.00 ERA's. I don't know if Hendriks has what it takes but doing really, really well at the AAA level is still the best indicator.

toosweet64Mar. 11, 13 9:21 AM

Wow Dantes. I don't know why you have this bromance with Hendriks, but he hasn't proved that he can get major league hitters out despite his success in AAA. In AAA, you can get guys out with location and subpar ''stuff''. NOT at the MBL level. Hendriks is simply Slowey 2.0.

sloughfoxMar. 11, 13 9:46 AM

whats with the love affair the twins have with burnett to begin with. he's always had problems spotting his too straight fastball and never could throw his curve for a strike. he looks scared out there and with good reason.


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