GameChat – Yankees @ Twins #3, 7:10 pm

I am never happier than when we are finally done with the Yankees.  I would like to see our pitching continue to be stellar but I would appreciate it if our offense would attend to scoring individuals who are already on base.  And frankly, the much vaunted lack of homeruns doesn’t bother me at all and I think perhaps the boys should get that crap out of their minds and just hit when it counts instead of trying to put it over the wall.  It’s pissing me off.  Just because we have a lineup that CAN hit homeruns doesn’t mean every swing should try to be one.  And funny, but it seems like they start hitting them like crazy every time they quit trying….  Just saying…

NY Yankees @ Minnesota
Jeter, SS   Span, CF
Gardner, CF   Hudson, O, 2B
Teixeira, 1B   Mauer, C
Rodriguez, A, 3B   Morneau, 1B
Cano, 2B   Thome, DH
Swisher, RF   Cuddyer, RF
Miranda, DH   Kubel, LF
Cervelli, C   Hardy, SS
Russo, LF   Casilla, A, 3B
  Vazquez, J, P     Blackburn, P


I’ll be at a Church Choir picnic for the first part of the game – diligently listening on my pocket radio & headphones however – so I won’t be joining you until partway through the game.  Have fun Chatting!!

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Yankees 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 10 0
Minnesota 1 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 x 8 12 1


wow, that was just sooooo much fun to watch!  I wish I could have a snapshot of the look on Morneau & Mauer’s face on that first long shot – they were just so excited!!  And I couldn’t be HAPPIER to be done with the Yankees for the regular season and to see it end so well.  BOD is an OBVIOUS nod to Kubel.

Kubel with TWO homeruns and 5 RBI! YANKEE KILLER!

3 Replies to “GameChat – Yankees @ Twins #3, 7:10 pm”

  1. I missed most of this game. I imagine I would have been saying, “Shut Up Dick!” a lot, since Mauer still has not hit his first Target Field home run.

  2. I missed the 6th inning on… I will say the ump was infuriating me with his inconsistent strike zone. It didn’t work for or against either team (i.e., I am not complaining about the ump as a result of the loss) but the ump was very generous low and outside and called balls from the middle of the plate in… wonder if he wasn’t situated correctly. Aggravating to watch to say the least.

    I am likewise happy to be done with the Twins for the season. While we have a great record against your boys, the team still scares me every time. It’s a great team in a great park (so many doubles!!!) for your stellar pitching staff and conscious hitters. We will hopefully see you again in the playoffs for a great matchup.

    Kudos on the victory and best of luck during the rest of the season (especially against the Rays and Red Sox!!) 🙂

  3. there were a lot of comments about the strike zone – especially in Wednesday night’s game when I read through the archive. Happily, I think we are done with the Red Sox for the year… to the best of my recollection anyway. Of course, the Rays and Toronto are still in our future and they are both pretty formidable opponents. Heck, we’re starting a series with the Rangers today that could be pretty tough. But I enjoy that about baseball.