GameChat – Yankees @ Twins #4,

Thank you to the Twins for ever-so-decidedly living up to my request to surprise me! It was a beautiful thing to come home to a victory over the Yankees … finally! It was a good victory and only a bit delayed to be good timing. I’m hoping that this will be the moment that the boys of summer realize that they don’t HAVE to lose to the Yankees just because they are the Yankees. I would love it even more if they could do it again today and split the series!

Injuries continue to plague our lineup. Morneau is resting today because of the sore foot from a foul ball so Mauer is covering 1B for him instead of the planned off-day. Nishioka is still out with a sore back. Cuddyer has one more day out with the neck soreness but he did take batting practice today, is available off the bench and could actually be back in the starting lineup tomorrow. As far as injury updates, A-rod is also back.. yay… *sarcasm dripping on the keyboard*

I don’t know what to expect from Nick Blackburn today – I’m just hoping he does well. I think he has the composure to hold himself together even though he’s facing the Yankees – I just don’t know if he has the skill to keep his pitches consistent against this particular hitting lineup. But it’s baseball so you never know what the actual game will bring!


NY Yankees


Jeter, DH Revere, CF
Granderson, CF Plouffe, 2B
Teixeira, 1B Mauer, 1B
Rodriguez, Al, 3B Kubel, RF
Cano, 2B Thome, DH
Swisher, RF Valencia, 3B
Martin, C Tosoni, LF
Gardner, LF Tolbert, SS
Nunez, E, SS Butera, C
  Nova, P   Blackburn, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 6 1
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1

So the Twins got shutout by the Yankees. I know, I know… hard to have imagined ahead of time, isn’t it? – JC

One Reply to “GameChat – Yankees @ Twins #4,”

  1. The Twins have now played 42 games where they scored TWO runs or less. Think about that? Thats about one and a half months worth of games. I expect the Twins will add to this dubious number before the year is over.