The Twins have watched Mariano Rivera break a lot of their bats over the years. On Tuesday they presented the Yankees closer with a gift that captured Rivera’s dominance.
This hasn’t been the smoothest of seasons for C.C. Sabathia. He’s still coming through when it counts for the New York Yankees.
On some level, New Yorkers can accept not winning. We don’t accept not giving a damn – the one thing the Yankees A.J. Burnett has perfected.
The Yankees will keep A.J. Burnett on schedule to pitch Thursday after Wednesday’s rainout. Freddy Garcia’s first start with his new team will be pushed back to next week. “It’s hard, because Freddy is going to go a while before he gets a start,” manager Joe Girardi said.
Regular season or postseason, the Yankees have consistently dominated the Twins. In steps Ivan Nova, eager to put his stamp on the series.
San Diego’s Bud Black has barely beaten out Cincinnati’s Dusty Baker as the NL Manager of the Year, while Minnesota’s Ron Gardenhire has won the AL award.
Brian Fuentes sounded philosophical. “The bad news is we’re down 2-0,” the Minnesota Twins reliever said Friday. “But the good news is we’re only down 2-0.”
A lot of people thought the Twins would finally overcome their ALDS struggles against the Yankees, but with the series shifting to Yankees Stadium for Game 3 it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be the Twins’ year.
There has been nothing romantic about the underdog Minnesota Twins meeting the big, bad New York Yankees in the postseason.
Last year, the New York Yankees christened their billion-dollar ballpark with a World Series title. This time, the Minnesota Twins are hoping their new downtown home can help supply the same October charm.