This is getting a little ridiculous. The Twins once again not only got swept, but it was at the hands of the Yankees in a series where the Twins never really showed up. Game one was close but two and three weren’t in a series where the Twins never got going at the plate. Delmon Young went four for twelve and Denard Span went four for thirteen and those were the only Twins to hit above .300 in the series.
The pitching just wasn’t there either. In all three games, the Yankees scored at least five runs. Most of the damage came against the three starters.
Once again, the Twins will have to wait until next year.
The Twins have been less then impressive over the last couple of weeks but on the flipside, they haven’t had to win. They’ve lost two of their last ten games and while you never want to go into a big series on a losing note, the rest that some of the Twins players got will hopefully do them some good.
It’s too bad Justin Morneau never made it back and while the Twins have done well without him, we sure couldn’t used his stick. They’re not ruling out his return for the ALCS and that would be a huge pop to the team.
Francisco Liriano is throwing in game one and it was also nice that the Twins were able to set that up. Liriano hasn’t won against the Yankees, but his numbers are solid (around a three ERA and 26 strikeouts in 26 innings). Of course CC Sabathia is going to be throwing on the other side so I’d expect this one to be a pitcher’s duel.
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