October 05, 2004

Minny 1, Yankees 0

The Twins beat the Yankees 2-0 tonight in the opening game of their Division Series, to capture home field advantage.

Yes, it was a thing of beauty- but I'm not getting too cocky, especially considering that tonight's victory was practically identical to Game 1 of last year's ALDS between the two teams, in which the Twins also beat the Yanks in the Bronx, also with Johan Santana pitching and Torii Hunter making a big catch and the Yankees making all sorts of stupid mistakes. The Yanks made none of the same miscues for the remainder of the series, and swept the next three games.

But for some reason I feel better this year. Maybe because the Twins just beat New York's only remaining dependable starting pitcher, and this Twins team has a lot more pop than last year's did. Game 2 tomorrow at 7 Eastern; be sure to check the below blogs for more analysis.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 5, 2004 11:36 PM

Wait... What miscues did the Yanks make (except A-rod getting thrown out at third)? They played a pretty good game. Mussina outpitched Santana, its just the Twins found a way to win, that's the Twins style.

Go Twins!

Posted by: Jeff S at October 5, 2004 11:49 PM

The Yankees are among the finest teams that money can buy, but that won't be enough to win the series this year.

Posted by: Jack at October 6, 2004 11:44 AM

Yeah! I would sooooo love to see the Twins hand the NYY their cocky asses on a plate.

Go twins!!!

Posted by: zoey at October 6, 2004 05:09 PM

I am so fucking mad! I don't know who to blame. 20/20 tells me to trot JC out in the 12th, but damn!

I'll take the road split, but still, we were that close to coming home up two.

Go Twins!

Posted by: Jeff S at October 7, 2004 12:25 AM
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