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    Game 1 Friday May 30th 6:10 MT-TV: MY9 | Radio: WCBS 880, WNSW 1430
    TV: FSN | Radio: KSTP-AM/TRN


    Metrodome





    _______Yankees 26-27 at Twins 27-25_______


    _______Mike Mussina 7-4 4.39 vs Glen Perkins 2-1 2.77 _______




    Yankees: Pitching against the Mariners last Saturday afternoon, Mussina erased some of the ugliness of his previous start -- but not all of it. He gave up four runs in five innings, leaving after 74 pitches in part due to ineffectiveness, but mostly due to the Yankees' plan to use Joba Chamberlain for 45 pitches worth of relief. Still, it was an improvement from his previous start, in which Mussina could not escape the first inning. His next start comes in Minnesota, where he is 10-5 with a 3.42 ERA for his career.




    Twins: Perkins was outstanding in his last outing, a 6-1 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on May 25. He only allowed a run, on Carlos Guillen's home run, and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out four. He established the inside half of the plate and then moved the ball in and out using his curve and changeup to keep the Tigers off balance.




    Jeter played in his 1,882nd game on Wednesday, moving past Roy White into sole possession of sixth place on the Yankees' all-time hits list. ... Giambi has 182 home runs as a Yankee, one more than he hit as a member of the Oakland A's. ... Mussina has 20 career victories vs. Minnesota, tied with Chicago's Mark Buerhle for the most among active pitchers. He has lost his last four decisions vs. Minnesota. ... Edwar Ramirez has not allowed a run in 20 combined relief appearances between New York and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, spanning 23 innings.

    Joba Chamberlain received his long-awaited promotion, and the rookie right-hander will make his first start for the Yankees at home in the Bronx.

    Manager Joe Girardi said the 22-year-old will take the mound at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night against Toronto and be limited to 65 or 70 pitches





    Gardenhire will not be at the helm for the Twins in the opener of the series against the Yankees. His youngest daughter, Tara, is graduating from Roseville (Minn.) High School on Friday night. ... Carlos Gomez delivered his third career four-hit game on Thursday night. All of them have come this season. ... The Twins' record against the AL Central this season is now 18-9. They hold a 10-16 record outside of the division. ... The Twins' last three-game sweep of the Royals came in Kansas City, April 26-28, 2005.



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    Last edited by Old Sweater; 05-30-2008, 03:16 PM.

  • #2
    Wtih Mussina on the mound it could be the "Perfect Storm" the Yankees keep looking for to give Joba Chamberlain his 55 or so innings of work.

    5 or 6 innings from Moose.
    2 or 3 innings from Joba.
    And along comes Mo.

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    • #3
      Game 2 Sat May 31st 5:05 MT-TV: YES | Radio: WCBS 880, WNSW 1430
      TV: FSN | Radio: KSTP-AM/TRN

      Metrodome





      _______Yankees at Twins_______


      _______Chien-Ming Wang 6-2 3.82 vs Boof Bonser 2-6 5.16_______




      Yankees: Wang will try to turn around a recent trend as he takes the mound against the Twins at the Metrodome, looking to improve on his last two starts, when he allowed 12 runs in 14 innings. He took a no-decision on May 25 vs. Seattle but did not pitch particularly well, allowing five runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings, including four walks. After rocketing to a 6-0 start, Wang has not won since May 2 vs. Seattle, but he beat the Twins in his only start against them in 2007.




      Twins: Bonser is still a member of the Twins' rotation. However, his job security is a bit shaky at this point. Bonser fell to 0-2 and raised his ERA to 9.29 for the month of May after getting pounded by the Tigers on Saturday at Comerica Park. The 26-year-old gave up a season-high nine earned runs in a season-short three innings of work, as Detroit cruised to a 19-3 victory. To add insult to injury, Bonser committed his second error of the season while remaining winless since April 29.




      Matsui is batting .548 (17-for-31) with 12 runs scored, four doubles and six RBIs during his eight-game hitting streak. ... Mariano Rivera has allowed only one earned run in 24 1/3 innings, and he's 14-for-14 in save opportunities. ... The Yankees are 11-2 when Johnny Damon records a multihit game.




      The Twins had some moving going on in their locker room before they returned home on Friday to face the Yankees. Alexi Casilla and Craig Monroe swapped lockers, so now Casilla is next to Carlos Gomez. Said Casilla: "Now we don't have to be yelling across the room!" ... Glen Perkins was unable to go at least six innings for the first time as a starter on Friday night. The left-hander lasted only four-plus innings, giving up five earned runs. ... Casilla has been hot since getting recalled from the Minors. He's hitting .340 (16-for-47) since May 11. ... Delmon Young's first-inning single snapped an 0-for-17 streak. Young was 1-for-4 with an RBI on Friday after not starting on Thursday.



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      Last edited by Old Sweater; 05-31-2008, 10:25 AM.

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      • #4
        Game 3 Sunday June 1st 12:10 MT-TV: YES | Radio: WCBS 880, WNSW 1430
        TV: WFTC29, (FSN outstate) | Radio: KSTP-AM/TRN, KMNV / KMNQ



        Metrodome


        _______Yankees at Twins_______


        _______Darrell Rasner 3-1 1.80 vs Nick Blackburn 4-3 3.39_______




        Yankees: Rasner suffered his first loss of the season on May 26 in hard-luck fashion, blanking the Orioles over the first five innings before allowing a solo home run to Nick Markakis with one out in the sixth. It was the first run Rasner had allowed to the Orioles through 12 1/3 innings this season and, when the Yankees allowed five runs in relief, cemented his first defeat of an overall impressive campaign thus far. Rasner breaks in June for the Yankees against the Twins, whom he has not faced since 2006.




        Twins: The right-hander delivered his longest outing of the season, holding the Royals scoreless for 8 1/3 innings. But he would walk away with a no-decision after leaving runners on first and second when he departed the game. Kansas City tallied two runs while scattering eight hits off Blackburn, who delivered his seventh quality start of the season. Blackburn will next face the Yankees for the first time in his career. He is 3-2 with a 2.41 ERA in five starts at the Metrodome this season.





        Twenty-one of the Yankees' 29 road games have been decided by three runs or fewer, including 15 of their past 17. ... Hideki Matsui is hitting .514 (18-35) over his nine-game hitting streak, and he finished May hitting .350 (35-for-100). ... Alex Rodriguez is batting .329 (136-413) with 38 home runs and 96 RBIs in 107 games vs. the Twins. His .374 career average at the Metrodome is the highest in the stadium's history.






        Mike Lamb had his fourth multihit game in seven contests on Saturday. ... Breslow tied a career high in strikeouts by fanning three batters in 1 2/3 scoreless innings on Saturday. ... Alexi Casilla walked three times on Saturday. He had five free passes in his previous 14 games. ... Saturday's game time of four hours and 35 minutes was the Twins' longest game of the season.






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        Last edited by Old Sweater; 06-01-2008, 05:33 AM.

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        • #5
          Game 4 Monday June 2nd 5:05 MT-YES, ESPN | Radio: WCBS 880, WNSW 1430
          TV: FSN, ESPN | Radio: KSTP-AM/TRN



          Metrodome





          _______Yankees at Twins_______


          _______Andy Pettitte 5-5 4.11 vs Livan Hernandez 6-2 4.60_______




          Yankees: Pettitte draws the call, looking for his third consecutive victory, wrapping up a four-game series at the Metrodome. He last pitched on Wednesday at Baltimore and limited the Orioles to two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings, improving to 5-5 after he'd gone 0-4 with a no-decision from April 25 to May 17. Pettitte last faced the Twins on April 10, 2007, at the Metrodome, and got the win in a 10-1 decision.




          Twins: Despite walking away with a no-decision in his third start against the Royals this season, Hernandez found trouble against Kansas City. He allowed eight runs (six earned) on 13 hits over six-plus innings. The 13 hits were the most that Hernandez has allowed since May 30, 2001 against Arizona while pitching for the Giants. It was also the most hits allowed by a Twins starter this season. Hernandez will see if he can recover against the Yankees. He's 4-0 with a 4.23 ERA in six starts at the Metrodome this year.




          The Yankees are 2-25 when trailing after six innings, 1-25 when trailing after seven innings and 0-25 when trailing after eight innings. ... Derek Jeter has 198 home runs, moving within four of Bill Dickey, who is 12th on the Yankees' all-time list with 202. ... Abreu is hitting .362 (17-for-47) with two home runs, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored in his last 11 games.




          The Twins hosted high school prospect Brett Lawrie, a catcher/second baseman from Langley High School in British Columbia, Canada, at the Metrodome on Sunday. Lawrie took batting practice. Said Gardenhire: "He swung the bat really good. For a high school kid, he's got some pop. Quick bat. He can get the bat head through the zone. I think he's probably a first-round Draft pick somewhere. Whether we get him or not, I don't know." According to ESPN.com, Lawrie is rated as the 52nd-best prospect in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, which will be held on Thursday and Friday. ... Gardenhire said he has watched some video of prospects, but he doesn't make any input as to who the team should draft. ... The Twins are 15-32 against the Yankees since the beginning of 2001. Minnesota has been outscored, 248-172, during that span.




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          Last edited by Old Sweater; 06-02-2008, 07:03 AM.

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          • #6
            Great previews Old Sweater. Thanks.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Old Sweater View Post
              Game 4 Monday June 2nd 5:05 MT-YES, ESPN | Radio: WCBS 880, WNSW 1430
              TV: FSN, ESPN | Radio: KSTP-AM/TRN



              Metrodome





              _______Yankees at Twins_______


              _______??????? vs Livan Hernandez 6-2 4.60_______




              Twins: Despite walking away with a no-decision in his third start against the Royals this season, Hernandez found trouble against Kansas City. He allowed eight runs (six earned) on 13 hits over six-plus innings. The 13 hits were the most that Hernandez has allowed since May 30, 2001 against Arizona while pitching for the Giants. It was also the most hits allowed by a Twins starter this season. Hernandez will see if he can recover against the Yankees. He's 4-0 with a 4.23 ERA in six starts at the Metrodome this year.




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              Looks like Pettite is starting on MOnday.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by johnnypapa View Post
                Looks like Pettite is starting on MOnday.

                Yep, Saint Andy it is. Hoping for another good game from him.

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                • #9
                  game 1 tuesday june 3rd

                  Game 1 Tuesday June 3rd 5:05 MT-TV: YES | Radio: WCBS 880, WNSW 1430
                  TV: RSN | Radio: FAN 590









                  _______Yankees 28-29 vs Blue Jays 31-28_______


                  _______Joba Chamberlain 1-2 2.28 vs Roy Halladay 6-5 2.93_______




                  Yankees: Chamberlain makes his first Major League start on Tuesday in New York, completing his transition from the bullpen to the rotation. The 22-year-old will be permitted to throw 65 to 70 pitches, so the Yankees' bullpen will certainly come into play. Tuesday will mark Chamberlain's first professional start since July 25, 2007, for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, when he pitched five scoreless innings of four-hit ball against Louisville, walking one and striking out 10 in his International League debut.




                  Blue Jays: Over his past two starts, Halladay has gone 2-0 with a 1.06 ERA, giving him a 4-1 record with a 2.52 ERA in May. During the season's second month, the 2003 American League Cy Young Award winner was in top form, striking out 40 and walking just four in 39 1/3 innings. On Wednesday, he defeated the Royals behind eight crisp innings, in which he yielded one run on eight hits with nine strikeouts and one walk, which was the first free pass Doc issued since May 9. Halladay is 10-5 with a 3.03 ERA in 27 career games against the Yankees.





                  Chamberlain has seen a little bit of the Blue Jays. Alex Rios is 1-for-4 (.250) and Matt Stairs is 1-for-1 against him, but no other Toronto player has a career hit vs. Chamberlain. ... Chamberlain was 9-2 with a 2.56 ERA in 15 career Minor League starts, walking 27 and striking out 125 in 84 1/3 innings. He allowed 61 hits and 25 runs (24 earned). ... Right-hander LaTroy Hawkins expects to have his appeal of a three-game suspension heard on Tuesday in New York. Hawkins was suspended and fined $2,000 for allegedly throwing intentionally at Baltimore's Luke Scott on May 20. ... The Yankees plan to add right-hander Dan Giese to the roster as a long reliever before Tuesday's game. Giese was 4-2 with a 2.02 ERA over 12 appearances (nine starts) at Triple-A.




                  Gibbons indicated that center fielder Vernon Wells, who landed on the 15-day disabled list after breaking his left wrist on May 9, had started swinging a bat again. While no timetable has been established for Wells' return, Gibbons was optimistic that the outfielder could be back sooner than intially expected. "Vernon may be back in a couple weeks -- maybe," Gibbons said. "He took some swings the other day -- a few days ago down in Florida. He's moving along good." ... Right-hander Brian Wolfe (right triceps strain) has made two Minor League rehab appearances with Triple-A Syracuse, turning in two shutout innings. ... Entering their current nine-game road trip, the Jays ranked last in the American League with a .231 average with runners in scoring position. Through the trip's first five games, Toronto hit at a .339 clip with RISP, raising its season average in that scenario to .244 (13th in the AL). ... Catcher Rod Barajas is batting .392 (20-for-51) with four home runs and 14 RBIs in his past 16 games.


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                  • #10
                    game 2 june 4th

                    Game 2 Wed June 4th 5:05 MT-TV: YES | Radio: WCBS 880, WNSW 1430
                    TV: TSN | Radio: FAN 590








                    _______Yankees 28-30 vs Blue Jays 32-28_______


                    _______Mike Mussina 8-4 4.26 vs Jesse Litsch 7-1 3.18_______




                    Yankees: With the benefit of a few subtle yet effective changes in his approach, Mussina kept the Yankees in the game long enough to overcome a three-run deficit on Friday, plus some. After being hit around for four runs -- two earned -- in the first inning, Mussina fired five scoreless frames. He would hang around to accumulate a season-high 109 pitches while scattering six hits, walking one and striking out two.




                    Blue Jays: In his last start, the 23-year-old Litsch became the first Blue Jays pitcher to pick up win No. 7 in his first 10 starts of a season since Jays ace Roy Halladay accomplished the feat in 2005. During that Thursday outing, Litsch limited Kansas City to no runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and one walk over seven innings. In May, Litsch went 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA and set a Jays franchise record by going 38 straight innings without walking a batter during one stretch. Litsch is 1-1 with a 6.08 ERA in three career games against New York.




                    Reliever LaTroy Hawkins had his hearing on Tuesday in New York to appeal a three-game suspension. The right-hander was suspended and fined $2,000 for allegedly throwing intentionally at the Orioles' Luke Scott on May 20. Girardi said a decision would likely be announced by Thursday. ... Catcher Jose Molina celebrated his 33rd birthday on Tuesday. ... Johnny Damon extended his hitting streak to 12 games Tuesday night. ... Shelley Duncan's double in the eighth inning snapped his 11 at-bat hitless streak. ... An X-ray of Jason Giambi's left foot came back negative after he was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning. ... Derek Jeter's ninth-inning single ties him with Mickey Mantle for third place on the Yankees all-time list with 2,415 hits.





                    With a single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, Rios extended his hitting streak against the Yankees to 24 games. That marks the longest such run against New York since Detroit's Charlie Gehringer had a 31-game hitting streak vs. the Yanks between 1935-36, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. ... Jays infielder Marco Scutaro took a ground ball off his right wrist during the seventh inning on Tuesday night and was examined after the game. "It's fine," Scutaro said. ... Jays second baseman Aaron Hill has missed four games due to a mild concussion and is still considered day-to-day. Depending on how Hill feels after pregame drills on Wednesday, he could be cleared to play. ... Toronto has won nine of its past 12 games and is 4-3 so far on a nine-game road trip. ... The Jays drew a season-high 10 walks on Tuesday. ... Toronto's Nos. 7-9 hitters (Rod Barajas, Brad Wilkerson and David Eckstein) went a combined 7-for-13 with three runs, four doubles and five RBIs. ... Eckstein is batting .429 (9-for-21) with three doubles, four RBIs and five walks since being activated from the disabled list on May 27.



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                    Last edited by Old Sweater; 06-04-2008, 09:54 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Why are you copy and pasting information people can get by going to MLB.com?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Evangelion View Post
                        Why are you copy and pasting information people can get by going to MLB.com?
                        To make you ask foolish questions.

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                        • #13
                          game 3 thursday june 5th

                          Game 3 Thursday June 5th 11:05 MT-TV: YES | Radio: WCBS 880, WNSW 1430
                          TV: RSN | Radio: FAN 590








                          _______Yankees vs Blue Jays_______


                          _______Chien-Ming Wang 6-2 4.14 vs Dustin McGowan 4-4 3.95_______




                          Yankees: Wang admitted he is now a "little bit" worried after he allowed five runs on Saturday at the Metrodome, the third consecutive start that Wang has given up five runs or more. In that span, Wang is 0-1 with a 7.91 ERA, allowing 17 earned runs in 19 1/3 innings. He faced the Blue Jays on Opening Night in New York, turning in seven innings of two-run, six-hit ball to get started on a roll that would see him run his record to 6-0. He's 4-2 with a 3.98 ERA in eight career starts vs. Toronto.




                          Blue Jays: McGowan didn't feature his best stuff in his latest outing, but 10 runs of support from Toronto's offense helped the right-hander to his second win in a row. In the victory over the Angels on Friday, McGowan surrendered four runs (three earned) on seven hits with six strikeouts and one walk over six innings. The starter has issued just one walk in his past 13 innings after walking nine in his previous 11 1/3 frames. McGowan finished May with a 3-2 record and a 4.33 ERA in six starts. He is 2-2 with a 5.21 ERA in his career against the Yankees.


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Old Sweater View Post
                            To make you ask foolish questions.
                            Just seems pointless and a method to boast your post count.

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                            • #15
                              game 1 friday june 6th

                              Game 1 Friday June 6th 5:05 MT
                              YES | Radio: WCBS 880, WNSW 1430
                              TV: FSN | Radio: KCSP 610








                              _______Yankees 30-30 vs Royals 23-37_______


                              _______Darrell Rasner 3-2 2.67 vs Kyle Davies 1-0 1.80_______




                              Yankees: Rasner had his shakiest outing of the season on Sunday at the Metrodome, as he was roughed up for four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in a 5-1 loss. He has still been one of the Yankees' most consistent pitchers in the five-start span since he joined New York in early May, but has lost his last two starts after starting 3-0. Rasner has never faced Kansas City.




                              Royals: Davies came up from Triple-A Omaha and got the win on Saturday as the Royals snapped a 12-game losing streak. Although he required 100 pitches to get through five innings, Davies surrendered just five hits and one run to the Cleveland Indians. Davies had been the early-season staff ace at Omaha, going 6-2 and leading the Pacific Coast League with a 2.06 earned run average.





                              After Thursday's win, Giambi said, "Hopefully I'll be able to play tomorrow." If he doesn't, that's three straight games without him in the starting lineup. ... It was Giambi's fourth career walk-off home run, his third as a Yankee. ... The last player to hit a pinch-hit, walk-off homer was Houston's Gregg Zaun on June 27, 2002, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. ... Left fielder Hideki Matsui's strikeout in the third inning was his first since May 21. ... Second baseman Robinson Cano (2-for-4) hadn't had a multihit game since May 24.





                              The 15-inning, 6-4 win by the White Sox on Wednesday night wasn't the longest game between the two clubs. They battled 17 innings on May 25, 1986, and the Royals won, 2-1. ... The trip to New York is just the first of two for the Royals during Yankee Stadium's last season. They'll bid adieu in a second series on Aug. 15-17. ... There are four current Royals who were picked in the first round of previous Drafts -- Luke Hochevar (2006), Alex Gordon (2005), Zack Greinke (2002) and Gil Meche (1996). Meche was drafted by Seattle, the others by Kansas City. ... Blake Wood threw a complete-game shutout in his second start for Double-A Northwest Arkansas, beating Arkansas, 3-0. He gave up just three hits and struck out 10


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