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 […]
After a lovely weekend of taking two of three from the Angels, the Yankees looked good minus Phil Hughes. Last night the Yankees opened a four game set in the Bronx against the Minnesota Twins with a 3-7 loss. It didn’t help that Carl Pavano (aka. American Idle) was on the mound for the Twins, […]
The Minnesota Twins plunged to the bottom of the AL Central in 2011 finishing with a 63-99 record, which was the second worst in baseball. In 2010, the Twins won 94 games and captured their second-straight American League Central title, which is why last season’s fall, came unexpectedly. It just seemed like everything in Minnesota went […]
Yes…you read the title right, as 2011 is proving to be the craziest season in years. Everything that is NOT suppose to happen is already happening. Not that everything can’t change because the season is still in its baby stages and trust me nothing will stay as is. Still, the first three weeks are mind-boggling […]
Hosting the Minnesota Twins for game two of a four game set, the New York Yankees had everything alined to win for the second night in a row. Ace CC Sabathia would be on the mound, the Yankee bats have been hot and the bullpen had been lights out. As the night got colder, Mark […]
In his first match-up, New York Yankees rookie pitcher Ivan Nova will take on the Minnesota Twins. Technically, it is not Nova’s first time pitching in the Bronx, but it is his debut as the official fourth starter in the 2011 pitching rotation.
Nova popped up mid-pennant race last season for seven starts; he posted a 1-2 record, a 4.50 ERA, striking out 26, over 42 innings pitched. He walked 17 batters and allowed 21 earn runs, but Nova’s overall performance wasn’t as bad as the stats make it seem. Still, the Nova from last year would not have been named as the Yankees fourth starter.