The twins have the leadership in the Central American League. They boast two of the best baseball players, Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa. They even have a few novice pitchers who are damn good (when they’re healthy) in Sony Gray and Joe Ryan.
Everything sounds great until you look at the New York Yankees and Reality: The Twins were not created to play with the big boys.
These 2022 Yankees are the biggest boys currently striving to win 117 games, which would bring down the 1998 Bronx Bombers, who have won 114 games and are considered by many to be the best team in modern history. baseball.
Strong aiming and powerful hitting. New York has it all. They simply defeated the Angels and Tigers for six consecutive victories at Yankee Stadium and all the while looked like the greatest show on Earth, allowing seven runs. Take him back a bit and they have allowed 16 runs in the last 11 games.
And here they come again, these elegant stripes enter Target Field with the best record for MLB 39-15, including a team of stars and a group of giants. The twins, respecting the 32-24 record, just look like David standing next to Goliath, but without the rock and the sling.
To be honest, no one thinks the Twins – not now and definitely not in the playoffs – have a chance against the Yankees. That’s right here after too many years of bitter experience.
The Yankees own the Twins around here. Or as the New York Post has repeated over the years: The Twins serve as Yankee’s personal punching bag.
Minnesota didn’t just go out and win the longest run in the playoffs in the history of sports in North America – 18 and the number – with dumb luck. They had to face the Yankees in 13 of those 18 harrowing experiences, so the record is as high as New York and Minnesota.
So what are the twins watching? Well, let’s start with the boys who are going to throw baseballs to New York. Jameson Taillon starts on Tuesday. He just made a perfect match in the eighth inning in his last start. MLB ERA (1.50 ERA!) Leader Nestor Cortes leaves on Wednesday, and the often untouchable Gerrit Cole starts on Thursday.
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It seems … it’s not fair, given that the Twins will face TBD on Tuesday, Chris Archer on Wednesday and Dylan Bundy, who has been horrified on four of his last six outings on Thursday. Is there rain in the forecast? Minnesota is not so lucky.
“On Wednesday there is the greatest chance of precipitation, but probably more in the afternoon and many blows and omissions. Otherwise, the weather is pretty perfect, “said Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Cole, by the way, made a perfect match in the seventh inning from his last start. And Cortes may be stepping up more than usual, given his first start since Twins / Tigers cameraman Jim Kaat called him the Nestor Molester.
“No sweat, Jim!” Cortes tweets.
This makes no one but Jim Kaat feel better.
Archer, Bundy and any other TBD will get their turn in the Yankees squad, which leads in the major 80 Homers and is second in the AL in terms of pins. The composition of NYY must be something like that …
- Host with two-time cotton champion DJ LeMahieu
- Aaron Judge, who has been at a pace for more than 60 homers
- The sweet-rocking triple All Star Anthony Rizzo
- Always dangerous Josh Donaldson
- Giancarlo Stanton, former MVP powerful striker who has just returned from injury
- Glaber Torres, who can crush the ball
- Joey Gallo, who on contact sends the ball to the moon
- Aaron Hicks, who turned out to be quite good after leaving the Twins
- And then some combination of Isaiah Kiner-Falefa, Marvin Gonzalez and whom they decide to stick to the ketter
Alex Rodriguez, whose office is across the street in Minneapolis, can go to Target Field and experience a flashback to how he kidnaps Joe Nathan deeply for the binding Homer in the ninth inning of Game 2 in 2008. Fun times.
Anyway, this week could get ugly. Just be prepared for that. As smart people say, high aspirations, low expectations. You don’t need an expert to look at the lists and see that the Yankees were created to win everything, and the Twins were created to fight for the division title before being depersonalized in October.
Enjoy it while you can, Minnesota. The reality check is coming.