Sunday, April 16, 2006

Yanks 9 Twins 3

Record 6-6
Pythag Record 114-48
The Yankees salvaged the last game of the series against the Twins. The first two games were
very frustrating as they got dominated by a rookie pitcher who probably shouldn't be starting.

The next game they almost stole a game despite having a terrible starters matchup of Santana vs. Wright. They rallied and were leading 5-4 in the ninth. Mariano Rivera continued on and faced Luis Castillo. After possibly striking out Castillo on check swing he induced a weak groundball. Unfortunately it was placed in exactly the right spot and Castillo beat it out. Next he possibly struck out Mauer on dubious calls before giving up a single which Matsui misplayed into a double when he threw to third. Then he struck out White and Hunter. Then Mourneau came up to bat. Rivera induced a little bloop to second. Cano couldn't reach it and Rivera lost a game where he pitched a great inning. Then the Yankees beat up on Radke and his relievers for 9 runs in a game where Wang had his best game of the season and maybe a game where he starts striking out more batters. He struck out 8 batters and seemed to be throwing better soft stuff.

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