Let’s take this series. Phil Hughes has been far from “good” this season, so the Twins should be able to get some hits again. The question is whether Anthony Swarzak can hold the Yankees hitters in check.
[edit: Babs] It’s been said a lot by various media sources today but that’s because it’s a freaky number: the Twins haven’t won a series in NY since 2001. A) that does effect my expectations (lowers them) and my anticipation (raises it). B) God, it would be good to get past that kind of mark for this team. C) No one would have expected that of this roster so it kind of goes back to JC’s post earlier today. Who IS this team??
|Span, CF||Jeter, SS|
|Carroll, SS||Granderson, CF|
|Mauer, C||Rodriguez, Al, 3B|
|Willingham, LF||Cano, DH|
|Morneau, DH||Teixeira, 1B|
|Doumit, RF||Swisher, RF|
|Valencia, 3B||Ibanez, LF|
|Parmelee, 1B||Martin, C|
|Casilla, A, 2B||Nunez, E, 2B|
|_Swarzak, P||_Hughes, P, P|
… ok, yeah, if you had asked me before this series started if I’d be happy splitting with NY? I’d have said “HELL YEAH!” is that really the truth? it would have been at the time for sure. But coming this close to doing what hasn’t been done in over a decade? That would have been so cool to WIN!!!! *Sigh*
Pitching kind of sucked tonight from the starters.. Swarzak just didn’t have good location tonight and whenever he made a mistake, that Yankee lineup never missed.
Curtis Granderson certainly took advantage of anything left even remotely in hittable range tonight.
All that being said, it was a very close game. Jamey Carroll and Ryan Doumit had pretty good nights, Hammer didn’t screw up in the field, and Alex Burnett had another good outing. There were definitely positives to be had.
I wonder what is going to happen in Florida…