May 25, 2010

Yankees-Twins series preview

The Yankees are coming off their worst week of the season and have won four of their last 10, but so have the Twins. The last time they met, last weekend, the Yankees won the first two games convincingly before the bullpen blew a 3-1 lead in the finale.

Fact is: Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau are still crushing the ball and are even more menacing at their new home, Target Field.

Pitching Matchups:

Date: Yankees starters Twins starters
Tues., 8:10 p.m. A.J. Burnett (4-2, 3.86) Scott Baker (4-4, 3.88)
Wed., 7:10 p.m. A. Pettitte (5-1, 2.68) F. Liriano (4-3, 4.25)
Thurs., 8:10 p.m. J. Vazquez (3-4, 6.69) Nick Blackburn (5-1, 4.50)

Players to Watch:
Yankees: Mark Teixeira
. He hit .500/.538/.833 last weekend against the Twins, facing the same three starters. Sounds to me like he’s ready to get back on a hot streak.

Twins: Denard Span. The Yankees did a good job keeping him off the bases last series, where he can really be a pest.

Although the Twins are at their new home, you can’t go against the overwhelming favorites in the recent history of this matchup. Maybe this time the Yankees will be able to complete the sweep.

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