Now That’s What We’re Talking About

May 16, 2010 – 10:29 am

NYY 7, Minnesota 1. This one was a good, solid, textbook win — seems like it’s been a while since the Yankees have had one of those. They got yet another great start from Andy Pettitte — 6.1 shutout innings with a mere two hits and three walks. Combine that with some stellar defense — great catches by Brett Gardner and Nick Swisher along with two nifty double plays. And then have the middle of the order do what they are paid to do, going 8-for-16 with 5 RBIs. The Yankees won the starting pitchers’ duel in the first six innings, 3-0. Then they piled on the middle relief and broke the game open in the seventh with four more runs. And as porous as the Yankee bullpen is, even they can hold on to a seven run lead for 2.3 innings.

So the Yankees have now won this series, which is all you really want to do in the long run. But a good outing by Sergio Mitre and a sweep would sure be a nice way to make up for losing three of four in Detroit. Although you have to wonder just how long this streak against the Twins can keep up, as yesterday’s win made it twelve in a row against Minnesota. At some point the law of averages is going to catch up with you.

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