GameChat – Yankees @ Twins #3, 6:10pm

Not sure I have the heart to watch the Twins tonight again  – which is ok since I have to run off to a DCI competition to see the little brother play – because it’s painful to see the Yankees repeat the same process over and over.  I struggle with the fact that they seem to OWN the Twins no matter how close the Twins can keep the score or not. It always seems to be something.. (and I am not necessarily blaming the officiating). So for all of you who are making the trek to Target Field on this gorgeous day, you have my congratulations on strength of character. For me, I’m hoping to come home to a pleasant surprise!


NY Yankees


Jeter, SS Revere, CF
Granderson, CF Plouffe, RF
Teixeira, 1B Mauer, C
Cano, 2B Morneau, 1B
Swisher, RF Kubel, DH
Jones, An, DH Valencia, 3B
Martin, C Tosoni, LF
Nunez, E, 3B Hughes, L, 2B
Gardner, LF Nishioka, SS
  Burnett, AJ, P   Liriano, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Yankees 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 7 1
Minnesota 2 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 x 9 13 1

I didn’t see a lot of the game, but what I did see sure looked good. There was hitting and defense and, most of all, some very good pitching from Frankie!

While there certainly were offensive heroes, including Jason Kubel, Ben Revere, Trevor Plouffe, Luke Hughes and Joe Mauer. But we need to reward excellent work by our starting pitchers, so Francisco Liriano and his seven innings of 3-hit work against the Yankees earns our Boyfriend of the Day award! – JC

Francisco Liriano