• July 23rd vs. The Twins

    Posted by on July 23rd, 2008 · Comments (7)

    LaTroy Hawkins aside – and, what a shame it was that Mo Rivera had to be used in this game – it was a great afternoon in the Bronx today.

    Pretty impressive the way that the Yankees handled the Twins, today – and this whole series. Add that to the way the Yankees handled the A’s in the series before this one. Hey, this is not the same as pushing around the M’s, Astros, and Padres. Both the Twins and the A’s came into Yankee Stadium with decent records. It’s great to see the Yankees take on good teams – and win…often.

    It’s also great to see how the Yankees are doing it lately…hitting with runners in scoring position, taking advantage of extra outs given to them (like on the rock pulled by Alexi Casilla today in the fifth), pitching well…in terms of both the starters and the bullpen.

    Since the All-Star break, the Yankees have looked…from top to bottom…and from inside to out…like a team firing on all cylinders.

    Speaking of peak performance…today, the Moose Magic continues…

    …bottom line, the Moose is just flat-out getting jiggy with it this season. And, it’s a pleasure to watch this hero type season from Mussina…

    Comments on July 23rd vs. The Twins

    1. Raf
      July 23rd, 2008 | 5:23 pm

      what a shame it was that Mo Rivera had to be used in this game – it was a great afternoon in the Bronx today.
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      I suppose on the bright side, he didn’t throw too much, and with an off day tomorrow, he’ll be rested enough for the Red Sox series.

    2. unfrozencavemanyankee
      July 23rd, 2008 | 6:23 pm

      Mike Mussina = Cy Young.

    3. bfriley76
      July 23rd, 2008 | 6:45 pm

      Mike Mussina = Cy Young.
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      I wouldn’t say that, but he’s got a real shot at winning 20 this season, which would be his first. Who could have ever imagined that?

    4. gphunt
      July 23rd, 2008 | 7:25 pm

      bottom line, the Moose is just flat-out getting jiggy with it this season

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      Steve, lets not use that line again. Thanks!

    5. July 23rd, 2008 | 8:39 pm

      LOL – Blame the YouTube clip for giving me the idea.

    6. July 23rd, 2008 | 8:40 pm

      ~~I wouldn’t say that, but he’s got a real shot at winning 20 this season, which would be his first. Who could have ever imagined that?~~

      Not me. Not in a million. I’m totally floored by what he’s done so far.

    7. yankees76
      July 24th, 2008 | 2:18 am

      What seems particularly impressive is that, one by one, the Yankees started the second half playing the three teams ahead of them in the WC race. They swept the A’s, and passed them for the WC; swept the Twins, and passed them for the WC; and if they sweep the Red Sox, they will pass them for sole possession of the WC (by percentage points).

      It will be a very tall order to sweep the Red Sox at home, given the way they have played at Fenway this year, but I’m just making the point that the Yankees are THIS close to controlling their Playoff destiny, and could be in the driver’s seat before the end of July.

      That would be quite a turnaround.

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