The Yanks roughed up the Twins to open the ST schedule today, 6-1. Wang looked like Wang. Everyone—seriously, everyone—hit. Damon and Giambi homered. Matsui and Melky made excellent defensive plays. Princeton’s own Ross Ohlendorf impressed Joe. The only weak link was Phil of the Future. Uberprospect Hughes had control problems—he walked 2, hit 1, and gave up a double in 1 and a third innings—and blamed the troubles on “overstriding” and suggested that, in a longer outing (he only went 33 pitches) he would have corrected. Anyway, no reason to panic. Also, in response to comments on his slick new physique, Damon told reporters: “you have to have your sexiness at all times.” We couldn’t agree more. Quotes courtesy PA.