Open Thread | Game 4 | Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees | Monday, April 4, 2011

Having won the first series of the seasons, the Yankees now turn their attention to the Minnesota Twins. Normally there isn’t much to be gleaned from the first few series’ of the season, but for the Twins it’s a bit different. The Yankees have owned the Twins the past few seasons. Don’t be surprised if Minnesota tries to make a statement. Also, Ivan Nova will make his season debut. Hopefully he’ll pick up where he left off last season. Scott Baker tows the rubber for the Twins. Enjoy!

14 thoughts on “Open Thread | Game 4 | Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees | Monday, April 4, 2011

  1. Professor Longnose

    My man, Jorge, comes through again! Nice start to his first DH season.

  2. Marcus

    All he does is smack 2-run homers!

    • Professor Longnose

      He needs to expand his repertoire. Maybe a few 3-run homers.

  3. mryankee

    what happenend to novas velo. not great at all

    • It is April, velo is usually down now. He’s only missing about 1.5 MPH.

    • Professor Longnose

      How low did it go?

  4. T.O. Chris

    Good outing for Nova, he got the shakes in the middle like last year, but instead of letting it get the best of him and get him ran he stayed with it and finished 6.

    His slider looked good and it’s good to see him trying to throw more 91-92 sinkers with good movement as oppose to the 94-95 4 seam with little movement he threw a lot last season.

    • TJ Saint

      I agree. I think as the season progresses the shakes will go away. I’m a big Nova fan and a very anxious one. I’m also very satisfied with the Yankee bull pen. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yankees surprised alot of fans this year.

  5. You know, I’d be pretty ok with Jorge hitting only 2-run bombs for the rest of the year if he keeps hitting ‘em at this pace.

  6. Professor Longnose

    Thome’s a big hitter for Nova.

  7. Professor Longnose

    All right, he gave up two runs, but it wasn’t a complete disaster. Now we see if he can take that next step and pitch a couple more good innings.

  8. China Joe

    Anybody else preferring “Young 4th starter with some upside” to “decrepit has-been 4th starter living off past glory” tonight? ahh…but we can still enjoy watching Freddie Gracia soon enough

    • Professor Longnose

      Yes, me. But I also prefer “decrepit has-been 5th starter living off past glory” to “decrepit never-was 5th starter living off an undeserved Cy Young Award.”

      • China Joe

        …living off an undeserved Cy Young he stole from Mo Rivera! get the pitchforks!

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