The Yankees beat the Twins, 3-1, in the ALDS in 2003 and 2004. Will this be the year that Minny gets payback?
I think the Yankees should be able to score 4-5 runs per game against the Twins, on average, if everyone in the line-up does their normal thing. So, it should come down to pitching.
Mussina owns the Twins, or, at least he has in the past. That’s good. And, if the Yankees can give Wang his starts at home, that should help.
Put it this way – the Yankees should win this match-up.
But, then again, this Yankees squad (meaning the main guys on the team) has lost 7 of their last 9 post-season games. So, nothing in the post-season should be considered a lock.