There’s something about the Twins game that does things well in Yankeeland. It was a weird, weird year for the club – especially the lineup – but playing their old punching bags made us all feel a little better as the Yankees took the opening series, 8-4. Most of the results were still weird, but Good Weird is much better than Bad Weird.
At the beginning of the game we had Bad Weird, as DJ LeMahieu brought the game with a double. They gave a major chance to open this journey to a great extent, the Yankees killed three straight lands, and I wouldn’t accuse you of rolling your eyes. It would take a few more innings for the Yankees to lean but find him.
Jordan Montgomery had a rough first inning. After Josh Donaldson reached a soft single, he eventually got two outs before losing long battles to Miguel Sano and Ryan Jeffers. He made two shots against the two attackers, but could not find the supposed terrain, which led to easy doubles and fouls. Sano excelled, and Jeffers doubled in two, placing Minnesota early.
The Yankees loaded the bases in the fifth, as Miguel Andujar made his first walk of the season, followed by back hits by Brett Gardner and LeMachie. Third base coach Carlos Mendoza has decided not to send Andújar to LeMahieu̵
The judge got into a fight when he saw six sliders and took a walk to get the Yankees on board. It was the end of Pineda’s night, as Jorge Alcala had been called to work from a jam left by Big Mike. He slammed a slider into the dirt against Gleiber Torres, which allowed Gardi to escape, and that’s how we were tied up. Two straight passes took Alcala out of the frame without further damage.
After another good inning from Montgomery, the Yankees broke the tie in the sixth, reloading the bases. Third base Willians Astudillo gave the Yankees a run, making a mistake in loading the bases, then stopped throwing a scavenger fly at Gardner, who, if not caught, could probably have cut Gary Sanchez on the plate.
It’s still annoying that the Yankees didn’t get the big hit, but it’s nice when other teams beat themselves instead of our boys.
Montgomery again reached two outs in the sixth before Jeffers touched him again for a single. Two right dough, Rob Refsneder on a plate. Captain Aaron Boone had a fresh Jonathan Loaisiga in his pen, went to a mound conference, and decided to leave Monty inside. “Analysts say,” go to the fresh reliever in this place. This team received a lot of criticism for making too many decisions based on what analysts say, and this time Boone did not.
Refsnyder doubled up the wall and the game was a draw.
The strange and possibly bad baseball continued until the eighth, when the Yankees scored two more runs, again without a single hit. Tyler Wade, running for Clint Fraser’s pinch (who was hit with a Odor pinch), escaped to LeMahieu’s home ball and hit a bad throw on the plate. The choice of terrain was, and the Yankees were up, 4-3. The referee then decided to choose another tennis player – although he was not recorded the second after the examination – to bring a new round, 5-3.
See, describing these complex ways of scoring has tired me out. Yankee mooring tracks came on my favorite type of swing: Home runs.
Home runs are good. I love home runs. It takes much less time to achieve the same amount of running as walking with busy bases, wild terrain and flies. More homers!
It was a lot more fun to play than we’ve seen in a few weeks. Yes, the Yankees beat a bad team, that can’t be denied. However, every victory counts and if this kind of outings warm up this team, I will not complain. The Yankees can continue tomorrow against the same twins, with another 20:10 first pitch. Gerrit Cole will take the ball against Randy Dobnak.
Result from the field