Today, the Minnesota Twins begin their series against the New York Yankees in the Big Apple. The Twins have done terribly against the Yankee's under Ron Gardenhire, especially at Yankee Stadium. Last season, the Twins were 0-10 against the Yankees, including a sweep in the first round of of the playoffs. Under Gardenhire, the Twins are 5-27 at Yankee stadium. This year might be a little different. The Twins have one of the best records in all of baseball. In fact, they have an identical record to the Yankees as they both sit at 22-12. Naturally, the Twins are treating this as just another series, but it will be interesting to see how the Twins fair against a team they could potentially have to play in the playoffs.
Here are the pitching matchups.
Game 1: Liriano vs. Burnett
Game 2: Baker vs. Pettite
Game 3: Blackburn vs. Mitre