When will it end?
by, 07-03-2013 at 10:33 AM (361 Views)
For the first two games of this Yankees-Twins series, the Twins went off early by scoring 3 runs in last nights game, then only being able to score one more the rest of the game (thanks to a Parmalee solo shot). Then allowing the Yankees to not only tie the game with 3 unanswered runs, but let them carry on with their rain of terror by scoring 7 more ending in a blowout over the Twins.
Following that up was the next night with- what do you know- the same result occurring. The only difference this time was that the Twins gave less run support to Deduno then they did to Diamond, the night beforehand. Only scoring one run during Deduno's six inning start and not being able to score again till the ninth inning. Meanwhile going back a few innings to where the Yankees once again over came their early struggles to only beat the Twins once again in the later innings.
For those two games, If I wanted to go around and point fingers on who would be the most to blame in both of these losses, it wouldn't be one man in particular. But rather the entire bullpen in general. Which as of this season hasn't been a reason on why the Twins have lost games but rather on why we have won games. Who, might I add are one of the best bullpens in the American League (ERA based). So the point I'm trying to get to here is that for years, possibly for the last decade, the Yankees and the Twins always go into this predictable merri-go-round (don't think I spelled that right?!) where the Twins get ahead early, then fail to maintain that precise lead and inevitably lose the game and get swept.
It has only been in those few rare times that the Twins are capable of scoring early and scoring often throughout the game which then brings them to a victory over the Yankees. Where like I said happens maybe twice or four times a season.
Don't believe me? Please take look at the following box scores.
April 16 2012
Apirl 17 2012
Those are just 2 example from a 4 game series that took place last year in April. In which the series was surprising split.
The point that I feel I have been saying is that whenever the Yankees come to town or the Twins head over to the Brox, it's hard not to look at the history these two teams have with each other and say "Wow...the Yankees sure have the upper hand against this organization".
And to end this rant, I have come to two conclusion 1( The Yankees have an evil, yet ingenious plan to not only beat the Twins in the game of baseball but to beat them mentally by letting them gain confidence at first then crushing it down at the last second. 2( For whatever reason the Twins are prone to losing to the Yankees in whatever circumstances and at any field (old Yankee stadium, new Yankee stadium, the Metrodome, and Target Field). They just seem to find a way to win.
And as much as I enjoy watching the Twins win and the Yankees lose, I can only ask when this dreaded curse will end so the Twins can one day sweep the New York Yankees. And they can feel the pain that we have felt for oh so many years.