Game 83: Hughes vs Deduno

I have questions about tonight:

  • Can the Yankees build on last night’s game?
  • Can they continue to own the Twins like they have been doing for the past decade or so?
  • Will Phil Hughes be able to keep the ball in the park? (I realize Target Field is bigger than Yankee Stadium but you never know.)
  • Will Robinson Cano continue his hot hitting?
  • Did the Yankees score too many runs last night?
  • Have they hit their allotment for the week?

The Yankees will be facing Sam Deduno (4-2, 3.32 ERA)

Here’s their lineup:
Gardner CF
Ichiro RF
Cano 2B
Hafner DH
Almonte LF
Overbay 1B
Stewart C
Adams 3B
Gonzalez SS

And the Twins:
Dozier 2B
Mauer C
Doumit DH
Morneau 1B
Plouffe 3B
Arcia LF
Parmelee RF
Hicks CF
Florimon SS

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.