2022 Game 59: Yankees at Twins

I put in to work the first game of the Yankees series but didn't get scheduled. Just as well, it was a downer of a game. Last night was much better, and televised in a manner that allowed me watch, a rarity these days. It was a mirror image of the first game, really, competitive until the later innings when one of the bullpens caved in. So far the hometown nine have held their own against the top of the AL East, winning the Toronto series on the road and facing a rubber game with the Yankees tonight to decide this series. We'll see what tonight and the weekend tilts against Tampa Bay hold, but so far we've gone toe-to-toe against the East and held our own. Taking two of three from the best team in baseball right now would make a real statement, and I'm hoping the Twins end this one with a bang, not a whimper.

Dylan Bundy, the Pride of Tulsa, takes the mound for the Gemini tonight. He's started nine games this year, winning three and losing three with no decision in three. His ERA stands at 5.57 and his WHIP at 1.45 so if he can give the team five innings and hold the Yanks to 2-3 runs I'd consider that a mostly successful outing. Gerrit Cole gets the start for the Yankees. He's good, he's always been good, a first-round draft pick twice over with a .656 career winning percentage. Cole is 5-1 in 11 starts this year with a 2.78 ERA (2.03 over his last 8 starts), 0.96 WHIP and 81 punch-outs in 65 innings pitched. And he's coming off one of the most dominant performances of his career. The ass-bats must be given no quarter tonight.

Play ball!

30 thoughts on “2022 Game 59: Yankees at Twins”

  1. cant hit a home run if you dont throw a ball in the strike zone [points to head .gif]

  2. Chris Archer has the make to have a nice post career stint in the broadcast booth

  3. Wow when was the last time you seen an base path appeal actually work (and Urshela was totally out there)

    1. He had a 1.2 inning start earlier this year but otherwise you have to go back to 2016 to find a sub-3 inning start (twice at 2.0 innings). He did have two 3 inning starts (3.1 and 3.2) last year

      1. Dropped tag, dropped pop up, missed base, throwing error, balk, wild pitch...

        They just need guys to make the easy plays. They gave runs away.

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