The Twins pitching just looked over matched in this game, its disheartening to be at deja vu.When was the last good playoff performance from a Twins starter? Santana?
The Yankees are not that much better a team but their players are calm and ready for the moment because they have been there before, they thrive by abusing the other teams inexpierence.This staff needs some arms that have already handled the pressure.
Berrios didn't have his curve so I had no problem with him getting pulled.Going Littel/ Stashak/ Duffey with all of zero playoff innings between them was not a smart move.
I am really not sold on this pen, everyone keeps citing the 2nd half numbers but I think that is a lot of small sample size mixed with playing some bad teams well into their tank.
Rodgers is legit, albeit not playoff seasoned, and Romo is a well seasoned vet in his twilight run but outside of that I don't really trust any of them vs NY in the playoffs.Gibson and Stashak should be no where near this roster, Littel and Smeltzer are mop up guys, May and Duffey are middle to 7th inning guys with little to no playoff xp, Graterol throws 100 and has potential but has zero mlb xp.
Dobnak better bring his good **** tomorrow because the series is hanging on him eating some innings which is another major issue.He has been great for the couple months hes been up and may well step up, but the Twins year is hanging largely on a former non prospect who started the year in A ball and has 28 innings of Mlb experience.Any game they win in this post season is seems like they will need to hope to get 2 innings out of Rodgers and 1 out of Romo.