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About Last Night: Twins Top Yanks 4-3

by Paul Semendinger

September 9, 2022

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About Last Night:

The Yankees were unable to sweep the Twins, losing primarily on a Carlos Correa homer in the top of the 8th. Quick Stats :

  • Nifty Nestor Cortes retired the first 12 batters he faced. Welcome back!

  • Cleanup Hitter IKF had two hits

  • Miguel Andujar hit a two-run homer (his first of the year)

  • Giancarlo Stanton went 0-1 with a strikeout as a pinch hitter

  • Sonny Gray - 6 ip, 7 hits, 2 runs, 7 strikeouts

  • The Yankees were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position

  • The Yankees left 10 runners on base

The Big Story:

The Yankees righted themselves to a point against the Twins (as they always seem to do) by winning three out of the four games. The Yankees had a chance, plenty of chances, to win last night and sweep. In a large sense (see below) the season comes down to this weekend. Player of the Game:

Carlos Correa - his big homer in the 8th won the game for the Twins. My Take:

This is it. This is the big series. The Rays come into town. For the Yankees, this is their chance to basically put the Rays away. For the Rays, if they sweep, they'll be breathing down the Yankees' throats. They come into this series just three games back in the loss column. If the Rays sweep, the records of the teams will looks like this after Sunday:


Yankees 83-58

Rays 80-58


The Yankees have to figure it out and find a way to prevent that from happening. This is it. The time is now. The Yankees played great baseball through June and should not have ever even been in this situation, but here they are.

Next Up:

Frankie Montas takes the mound tonight against the Rays in the first of three huge games. Let's see what happens...


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10 Comments


Len
Len
Sep 09, 2022

3 games in the loss column!!! I predicted this 6 weeks ago. Hick leading off??? Absolutely insane!!

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etbkarate
Sep 09, 2022

I'll take 3 our of 4. Now the big series begins. Boone Vs. Cash. Hasn't worked out to well. Time to step up.

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Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
Sep 09, 2022

Sonny Gray showed last night he could pitch in a pennant race in the Bronx after all. Let's hope Sonny Montas can match that feat.

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fuster
Sep 09, 2022

indeed the Yanks had plenty of chances to win.

after Hicks' clutch double in the bottom of the 9th, the team was in perfect position to win.


and that bum Judge failed to get a hit

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Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
Sep 09, 2022
Replying to

I wasn't watching (son's bedtime activities), so I defer to your judgment. I can't blame Torres too much for two bad strike calls.


ETA: Sorry, meant to be replying to Fuster, not talking to myself.

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