Yankees vs. Twins

Aaaand baseball is back, but you already know that. I’m hosting the Twins-Yankees game today, hopefully you also know that. Here you guys can discuss the game, as I set it up for you in a nice, clean, organized manner.

player                                         vs                          player

Joba Chamberlain no. 62                                                         no. 47 Francisco Liriano

4-3, 171 ERA+, 100.1 innings, 118 K’s                  6-4, 104 ERA+, 76 innings, 67 K’s

Okay, well. This pitching matchup is certainly very interesting, even though it’s spring training. Both guys are former top prospects with ace stuff, and they both have dominated the big leagues at young ages (Chamberlain is 23, Liriano is 25). It’ll be interesting to see how they match each other in the early innings. Look out for updates from now until the game begins. While you’re doing that, kick back, relax, have whatever drinks you want to drink, and enjoy the flat screen TV.

Lineups:

Twins:

1. Denard Span

2. Nick Punto

3. Delmon Young

4. Jason Kubel

5. Brian Buscher

6. Luke Hughes

7. Matt Tolbert

8. Drew Butera

9. Carlos Gomez

1:18 – Alex Rodriguez throws out Span on a chopper to third for the first out of the ballgame. 

1:21 – Delmon Young hits an RBI double to drive in Nick Punto, and it’s 1-0 Minnesota. Right off the base of the wall in deep center.

1:22 – Jason Kubel smashes a ground rule double to drive in Young from first. 2-0 Twins.

1:25 – Derek Jeter throws out Luke Hughes, Yankees coming to bat, 2-0 Twins.

Yankees:

1. Johnny Damon

2. Derek Jeter

3. Mark Teixeira

4. Alex Rodriguez

5. Nick Swisher

6. Robinson Cano

7. Jose Molina

8. Shelley Duncan

9. Melky Cabrera

1:29 – Derek Jeter hits a single past Punto with one out.

1:31 – Mark Teixeira hits a double, runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out now.

1:32 – Alex Rodriguez hits a sac fly, Tex moves to third, 2-1 Twins now.

1:33 – Nick Swisher sharply grounds to third, but a throwing error by Hughes ties it up. 2-2.

1:36 – Cano walks, a rare feat for Robby, 1st and 2nd, 2 outs.

1:40 – Dan Giese gets an out in the 2nd on the first pitch he threw.

1:43 – Carlos Gomez flies one over the wall in left field, Damon’s attempt to corral it is thwarted. 3-2 Twins on the CarGo homer.

1:49 – A line drive single by Shelley and a bunt single by Melky gives the Yanks runners at first and second with no one out. 

1:51 – After Damon moves over the runners, Jeter gets a sac fly to tie up the ball game, 3-3.

2:01 – Brian Buscher pounds a double to right center to drive in two, 5-3 Twins. 

2:05 – Twins have brought the bats today. 6-3 on that RBI single for Luke Hughes.

2:27 – Jose Veras has an impressive 4th inning, with 2 strikeouts. He has phenomenal stuff, he really does. I love this guy.

19 comments

  1. thekfny28

    Joba is not looking good right now. He’s leaving balls up and hittable. Back to back doubles gave the Twins the lead. Joba doesn’t have it today.

  2. thekfny28

    I think that Swisher deal is really going to work out for the Bombers. He has very good power and plate discipline, and he can play outfield and first. You don’t see that in baseball. A lot of people criticize him for being very similar to Giambino, but that’s an unfair comparison. Swisher can hit for better average, can hit more home runs at this time, and has more discipline. I would have been fine with him starting at first.

  3. flushingboy

    I see Nick Swisher having a line something like this; .271, 27 HR, 82 RBI, .358 OBP, 121 OPS+, 12-13 SB, 75 runs

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