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As I was throwing out papers today, I came across the reasons the Yankees were doomed to lose the first game of their series against the Twins.
The notes were a mess; as I had written them late on Sunday night but my reasoning actually turned out to be pretty accurate so I thought why not pass it along. So, here it is just a day and a dollar short….
After wrapping up a tough series against the Los Angeles Angels last Sunday night, the New York Yankees knew the Minnesota Twins were in town for four games.
The Yankees have literally manhandled the Twins posting a 23-4 record since 2009 including sweeping Minnesota in the 2009 and 2010 ALDS.
Still, that was when the Twins were still a contending playoff team, but that has not been the case since last season so winning all four games this week would seem like a no-brainer, right?
Well, not exactly because Monday night the Yankees had all the odds you don’t want stacked against them, almost guaran...
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<a href="http://NYYUniverse.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL05ZWVVuaXZlcnNlLmNvbS9nYW1lLWRheS95YW5rZWVzLWdhbWUtMTMtbGluZXVwLTA0MTkxMi9hdHRhY2htZW50L2h1Z2hlcy8=" rel=\"attachment wp-att-4601\">Right-hander Phil Hughes will be taking the ball for the Yankees tonight in their series finale against the Minnesota...
The Minnesota Twins headed to the Big Apple at the beginning of the week as winners of just two games through their first three series this year. Minnesota was coming off a three-game sweep at the hands of arguably the best team in this early season, the Texas Rangers.
It was early, but the Twins were searching for answers.
While manager Ron Gardenhire's club lost Thursday...
New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson homered in his first three at-bats in Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
Granderson clubbed a solo homer in the first inning, a two-run shot in the second and another solo blast in the fourth to give New York a 7-4 lead.
He singled in the sixth inning in his bid for his fourth consecutive home run.
It was the first...
Have a day Curtis Granderson!
The Yankees outfielder turned in the first truly spectacular individual fantasy day of the 2012 season by going 5-5 with three home runs on Thursday night. He drove in four runs.
Curtis Granderson had one hell of a day yesterday, but should you start him on Friday? Jerod has the answer. (Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons)
The best part? I...
If you did not know--I was out all day yesterday and did not know either--the Yankees and Red Sox will be wearing 1912 throwback uniforms on Friday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.
The Red Sox have worn these throwbacks before (below), but this will be a first for the Yankees. It'll be odd seeing the Yanks in something other than the usual road greys...
NY Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. He of the 5.00 ERA and $10 million dollar contract...just signed a one year lease to rent a Midtown penthouse on West 52nd Street for $19,750 a month.
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
NEW YORK (AP) Minnesota Twins center fielder Denard Span and manager Ron Gardenhire were ejected in the third inning of Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees.
With a runner on first and one out, Span took a called strike from CC Sabathia on a pitch that appeared to be inside. Span stepped behind the batter's box and appeared to exchange words with plate umpire...