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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Will We Ever Beat The Yankees?

That four game series was ugly! For some odd reason, I probably would have been more at ease as a Twins fan if the Yankees had dominated the local team the whole way... but they didn't. In three of those games, the Twins had the lead and in all three they lost to walk-off hits.

The bullpen has scared the faithful followers, but at least we could still count on Joe Nathan. Not Friday night! With a 2-run lead, Nathan gives up 3 in the 9th for the loss.

With a 1-run lead in the 8th on Saturday, the game's starter, Nick Blackburn, gives up the game-tying run. The Yankees win this one on a 2-run home run from A-Rod in the bottom of the 11th.

On Sunday, the game is scoreless until the Twins score 2-runs in the top of the 7th inning. The Yankees would also score 2-run in the bottom of the 7th. The Yankees win again on a solo home run from Johnny Damon in the 10th inning.

Monday looked like it would be a blowout with Glen Perkins giving up 6 runs in the first inning. The Twins try to catch up, but fail losing that game 7-6. The Twins left 23 runners on base this game and 46 runners on for the whole series.

In honor of the Twins' only series this year in the new Yankee Stadium, here is a gallery of Twins who later went on to become Yankees.

Butch Wynegar
Twins 1976-1982 | Yankees 1982-1986

Scott Erickson
Twins 1990-1995 | Yankees 2006

Chuck Knoblauch
Twins 1991-1997 | Yankees 1998-2001

Doug Mientkiewicz
Twins 1998-2004 | Yankees 2007

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