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.
Two-time reigning AL Central Champions; the Minnesota Twins are looking to three-peat in 2011. For the Twins and their loyal fans, the postseason has been bittersweet, not being able to get past the ALDS or more specifically the New York Yankees. The Evil Empire has the Twins number, sweeping the series both in 2009 and […]
The rumor that New York Yankees have been interested in Minnesota Twins Francisco Liriano has reappeared again over the last week, according to ESPN’s Andrew Marchand Trade Watch. It is no secret that the Yankees are in the market for another starting pitcher, which I am not opposed too but not right now. My understanding […]
Part one and two covered statistical comparison, as well as the pros/cons for the upcoming New York Yankees-Minnesota Twins ALDS; finishing off with part three, which will be my prediction of who will win. Remember it is just three of five games in the first round of the MLB postseason and this length makes it […]
Breaking down the ALDS, part one I looked at pure statistical numbers of both the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins. Part two, is what I see as the pros and cons, which both teams before heading into Game One on Wednesday evening. What are each team’s pros and cons? Minnesota Twins Let’s state the […]
The New York Yankees had a rough September, posting a 14-16 record for the month, and finalized it by losing the AL East to the Tampa Bay Rays. Regardless, getting closer to the goal of repeating entails making the postseason and that first step has been accomplished. Coming in as the wild card team has […]