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5/15/09

Bring on the Yankees!

The Twins are starting tonight a four game series against the New York Yankees at the New Yankee Stadium. Here are how the 2 teams are matching up in the different positions. The numbers do not include yesterday's games:



C: Cervelli .267/.313/.267 Mauer .463/.551/.829
1B: Texeira .202/.331/.430 Morneau .315/.387/.592
2B: Cano .317/.347/.511 Tolbert .231/.323/.308
3B: Rodriguez .188/.350/.375 Crede .237/.304/.462
SS: Jeter .273/.347/.409 Punto .200/.310/.224
LF: Damon .323/.392/.630 Span .295/.371/.379
CF: Gardner .233/.296/.342 Gomez .214/.274/.321
RF: Swisher .252/.377/.579 Cuddyer .275/.362/.425
DH: Matsui .263/.357/.434 Kubel .318/.356/.555


ST1:Hughes 8.49 ERA 2.143 WHIP Liriano 5.75 ERA 1.328 WHIP
ST2:Chamberlain 3.89 ERA 1.558 WHIP Blackburn 4.32 ERA 1.440 WHIP
ST3:Burnett 5.36 ERA 1.346 WHIP Slowey 4.91 ERA 1.537 WHIP
ST4:Pettitte 4.00 ERA 1.378 WHIP Perkins 4.27 ERA 1.187 WHIP


CL: Riviera 3.65 ERA 1.297 WHIP Nathan 1.38 ERA 0.846 WHIP
RHP:Veras 7.04 ERA 1.435 WHIP Crain 8.10 ERA 1.500 WHIP
LHP:Coke 3.29 ERA 1.024 WHIP Mijares 2.89 ERA 0.964 WHIP
RHP:Aceves 2.84 ERA 1.105 WHIP Guerrier 4.42 ERA 0.927 WHIP
RHP:Albaladejo 5.29 ERA 1.412 WHIP Ayala 5.62 ERA 1.750 WHIP
RHP:Ramirez 5.40 ERA 1.867 WHIP Dickey 4.50 ERA 1.944 WHIP
P: Tomko 9.00 ERA 3.000 WHIP Breslow 6.75 ERA 1.688 WHIP



I think that the Twins are matching up pretty well and this could be an opportunity to break the string of away loosing series against the Yankees and the AL East

14 comments:

Erin-Kathleen said...

Unfortunately, the Twins apparently didn't get the memo that this year's Yankees aren't very good. Maybe they'll manage to actually win a game when the Yanks come to town. But probably not.

thrylos98 said...

At least so far they have been close games. I am really surprised by the power that the Twins have been shown recently but the pen (and its use) need fixing. Hopefully Slowey will stop the bleeding tomorrow...

Marv said...

Could sure use a strong outing by Slowey. The first two games was where we matched up most favorably.
A good game from our entire pitching staff has to happen at some point.
How 'bout Sunday?

thrylos98 said...

Marv,

sounds good. How about a complete game shutout? :)

Anonymous said...

thrylos,

What's ridiculous about the power Mauer, Morneau and Kubel are showing is they're also maintaining a high batting average.

In Mauer's case, ridiculously high, but, hey, at some point, he'll drop below .400...

-Blake

thrylos98 said...

Blake,

not that it is likely to happen, but can you imagine Mauer maintaining a .400+ BA and not having enough PA to qualify?

Marv said...

With Kubel, M & M hitting like they are, having Young or someone else (Gomez?, Cuddyer, even?) start swinging a hot bat should lead to a healthy numbers of runs scored. I heard yesterday that at one point the Twins were 0 for 16 with RISP. however. A statistical anomaly, hopefully.
As always, it comes down to pitching. The Twins have got to start shutting opponents down.

And thry - If Mauer was > .400 in September I suspect he'd be in every day, catching or DH. Gardy may even bat him 1st or 2nd if there was really a shot at .400.

thrylos98 said...

Marv,

I got to run the numbers at some point soon, but Cuddyer is probably leading the bigs by a big margin on runners left on base. He left six yesterday...

Anonymous said...

thrylos,

I'm going with your earlier assessment of Cuddyer, that his recent string was merely an oscillation, not a trend.

The Twins have been terrible with RISP in NY.

Well, another losing series in NY. The hitting really let down the pitching today.

-Blake

thrylos98 said...

Blake,

that 4-5 game streak was a fluke. The guy is done, plus he has been horrible on the bases twice in two days. I think it is about time for Smith to trade him for anything.

Anonymous said...

Thrylos,

One thing to take away from this series is: The Yankees kept flirting with disaster. They could easily have lost by huge margins.

If I'm the manager, I'm concerned, because the Yankees have been lucky to win these games.

-Blake

Marv said...

I can't imagine any team really looking at Cuddyer and not thinking that they may as well give those at bats to a kid.
Also, I don't think Gardy sees Cuddy's recent spurt as an aberration. I believe he thinks this is the real Cuddyer.
We shall see.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe Redmond was used as a pinch hitter instead of Morales.

Yeah, I know he's a veteran, but, his pinch hitting line is terrible.

Good grief.

-Blake

thrylos98 said...

Redmond should be cut when Delmon returns. There is not much left there and his use by Gardy is hurting the team.

Cuddyer has been horrid in the Yankees series. That HR is not redeeming. He needed about 6 of those to make up for his mistakes on the field, and the base paths and the rest of his plate appearances. He is just not an average player any more.