All Work And No Double Play… Yanks-Twins Gamer I

… make gerbil something something. The Yankees are in the Twin Cities to play at the miniature golf challenge that is the Metrodome — Cano singles between the legs of Abraham Lincoln but ricochets off the spinning windmill blade for a ground rule stupid — for a four-game set.

The Yankees have had great success against Minnesota in the past few years, taking five of seven in last year’s season series, but the Twinks are three games on the sunny side of even and in second place, with a four-game good streak, while the Yanks scrambled to save face in Baltimore and sit on the bottom of the belly of the beast, staring up at the other fishes.

Tonight’s game will mark the end of the first third of the Yankees’ season. Doesn’t it go by in a blink? They could head to the second-third at even-steven. And they could be six-and-a-half out in the loss column. Moose has not won against Minnesota in his last five appearances against the club (3 losses..2 NDs..last win April 20th 2003), so mebbe he’s due? Glen Perkins on the mound for the Twin City Twins. Comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .280
B. Abreu rf .286
A. Rodriguez 3b .276
H. Matsui lf .330
J. Giambi dh .244
S. Duncan 1b .164
R. Cano 2b .219
J. Molina c .206
M. Cabrera cf .254
M. Mussina 4.39
 
Minnesota
C. Gomez cf .293
A. Casilla 2b .326
J. Mauer c .324
J. Morneau 1b .305
M. Cuddyer rf .228
J. Kubel dh .250
D. Young lf .258
M. Lamb 3b .252
B. Harris ss .256
G. Perkins 2.77

16 comments… add one

  • Jeter leads off for the second time this season. Can’t find why Damon is sitting.

    attackgerbil May 30, 2008, 7:36 pm
  • Speculating — might be to give him a couple of days off for rest and so he doesn’t have to play four in a row on the asphalt of the Mdome?

    attackgerbil May 30, 2008, 7:39 pm
  • Just a correction, you can’t be a half-game behind in the loss column, only full games.

    Anonymous May 30, 2008, 7:51 pm
  • Just like to point out that the Mo thread ended at 42 comments. No one screw it up!

    YF May 30, 2008, 8:06 pm
  • “The Yankees are in the Twin Cities to play at the miniature golf challenge that is the Metrodome ”
    I laughed a lot at this line.

    Nick-YF May 30, 2008, 8:07 pm
  • “The Yankees are in the Twin Cities to play at the miniature golf challenge that is the Metrodome ”
    I laughed a lot at this line.

    Nick-YF May 30, 2008, 8:07 pm
  • I laughed a lot. Had to say it a third time!

    Nick-YF May 30, 2008, 8:10 pm
  • perkins is left-handed, so Damon (of him, Matsui, and Giambi) sits.
    Noticed the same thing about the Mo thread – pretty cool.

    A YF May 30, 2008, 8:14 pm
  • By the way, what’s the point of Ensberg? If he doesn’t play against LHP, why not DFA him?
    Shoot, they should probably carry three catchers for a week or so when Jorge gets back, just to be sure he’s aight. So then it’s either Duncan or Ensberg. But right down there doesn’t seem to be a competition.

    A YF May 30, 2008, 8:17 pm
  • That’s baseball for you. Alex smokes a couple but ends up out, and Matsui floats a dunker out into left for an rbi. We’ll take it! 1-0.
    Career sb no. 300 for Abreu. Impressive.

    YF May 30, 2008, 8:23 pm
  • That’s baseball for you. Alex smokes a couple but ends up out, and Matsui floats a dunker out into left for an rbi. We’ll take it! 1-0.
    Career sb no. 300 for Abreu. Impressive.

    YF May 30, 2008, 8:23 pm
  • In the editor’s note to the Mo thread, could you amend it to reflect that it got stuck at #42 long before you decided to close it? Right now it’s seems more like an abrupt end, made as an moderator decision. Shoot, I almost added a comment and still hadn’t realized the significance until hours later.

    A YF May 31, 2008, 11:44 am
  • Ensberg is awful and Duncan is a close second. If not for his Giambi like throw into CF that inning is completely different. I don’t know that Broussard is any better than either of them but he surely can’t be any worse. I admit I was completely wrong on Ensberg he has nothing left. But in the same breath…I did say Duncan’s shine would wear off pretty quickly as well. It’s a sad day when Wilson Betemit is the best option defensively at 1B.

    John - YF May 31, 2008, 3:11 pm
  • A YF: yeah, it was a bit of an abrupt end. Sorry about the confusion, but it was a perfect place to stop.

    attackgerbil May 31, 2008, 3:35 pm
  • “lefty masher”. you’d figure that would have come in handy seeing as how the yanks have faced 19 lefty starters in their last 32 games. hate to say it but…..i told you so.

    sf rod May 31, 2008, 3:52 pm
  • Sorry, AG, I just meant that the editor’s note makes it seem like you cut off comments so that it would remain at 42. But really folks just stopped posting. I know I came very close to submitting something and didn’t. A few hours later I realized it was at 42, just before reading YF’s comment above. If anything you guys let it be for a few hours then closed the thread. Just thought the editor’s note could reflect that “coincidence”.

    A YF May 31, 2008, 4:21 pm

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