Finally, my nemesis Phil Hughes is no longer a New York Yankee. Report: Twins, Hughes agree to $24M deal: The Minnesota Twins and right-handed pitcher Phil Hughes have agreed… http://t.co/x1kcSOsVOJ — espnmlb (@espnmlb) December 1, 2013 My tumultuous relationship Hughes is no big secret, as I have made a blog out of regularly tearing him […]
Who has had enough of Phil Hughes? Hughes proved once again, vs. Rangers, to be a liability on the mound. But this doesn’t seem to faze skipper Joe Girardi as he told Mark Feinstein of the NY Daily News this after the game:Well, the New York Yankees certainly have not, which is a real concern. […]
LAST GAME vs. TWINS: The New York Yankees are down 1-2 games to the Minnesota Twins, so at best they can split the four-game set but that entails winning the game tonight. Winning is something the Yankees know how to do, and especially against the Twins, but other than CC Sabathia the starting pitching has […]
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 […]
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.