Yankees still have Twins' number: 12

Yankees still have Twins' number: 12

There are 13 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 15, 2010, titled Yankees still have Twins' number: 12. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Sitting at his desk in the visiting manager's office at Yankee Stadium on Saturday morning, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire defended his Friday night decision to intentionally walk Mark Teixeira, loading the bases just in time for Alex Rodriguez's grand slam.

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Ramondo

Scottsdale, AZ

#1 May 15, 2010
Well, as a Yankee fan, if you want to win a game then tomorrow/today is definitely the day because Sergio Mitre is GARBAGE!!
Rick

Black River Falls, WI

#2 May 16, 2010
The Twins obviously need a new approach when playing the dreaded Yankees. Try
staying in a different part of the city, arriving at a different time. Lessen the distractions and focus on winning instead of trying not to lose.
Pat

Portland, OR

#3 May 16, 2010
This is getting old. The Yankees aren't THAT much better than the Twins. It's in their heads now. Previous poster is right about a new approach.
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#4 May 16, 2010
Gardy's decision to walk Texiera and let Guerrier lob a gopher ball up to A-Rod now ranks up there with Denny's "Take a knee" and the little general's 12 men on the field. I like Gardy and I think he's a good manager. But doesn't it sometime make sense to use your head rather than the hide-bound and often ridiculous tactics of the game -- righty against righty, etc.? Sure, it's possible to say that hindsight is 20-20, but foresight would have been 20-20 in this case, too. Bonehead, Gardy. Bonehead. Be a man and say so.
smartie

Minneapolis, MN

#5 May 16, 2010
No doubt about it; The Twinkies are intimidated by the ordinary Yanks. If they can't stay even with the east coast and west coast teams, they're going nowhere in post season.
gas

Geneva, NY

#6 May 16, 2010
Yankees are ten times the team the twins are they work harder, they play harder, they don't come up with excuses like the twins do, and they have more heart and drive then the lowly twins. Gardy made them that way.
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#7 May 16, 2010
How about managing the game to give the Twins an opportunity to stay in it???

Top of the 2nd, down 1-0, the first two batters reach base. Delmon steps to the plate, runners @ 1st & 2nd, nobody out. What's the single worst scenario????? Hitting into a double play! Does this team ever bunt??? Get runners at 2nd & 3rd with one out and hope one of the next two hitters can scratch out a hit...give you team a chance.

The Twins are the number one team in GIDP's, and there is no better way to kill momentum.

Friday the Twins GIDP's twice, Saturday they GIDP,s twice....the Yankees have yet to do so in the series...but what does Gardy do on Friday??? He intentionally walks Texiera (who's batting .209) to pitch to A-Rod in the hope the Yankees would do what the Twins always do.

There is absolutely no intelligence with the Twins managers, not with Gardy, not with Anderson, and especially not with Ullger.
No Day Trippin

Hastings, MN

#8 May 16, 2010
gas wrote:
Yankees are ten times the team the twins are they work harder, they play harder, they don't come up with excuses like the twins do, and they have more heart and drive then the lowly twins. Gardy made them that way.
Wow. Did you take your meds today gas? The yanks are not 10 times the team the Twins are. The Twins will beat the yanks today and win the series in Minnesota later this month. new york does not play harder than Minnesota and we have a better manager in Gardy. The only area where the new york yanks are better is the left side of the infield where Jeter and A-Roid hit way better than Punto and Alexi. The Minnesota Twins play the game the right way and have more fun than the rich yanks.
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#9 May 16, 2010
Sluggers need to swing the bat! 7th inning, two on base, down by three...Thome in to pinch hit...what's he do??? Looks at a called 3rd strike! What ever happened to "swing the friggin bat"?

What was he doing??? Looking for a walk so Butera can hit???
Scott

Rock Island, IL

#10 May 16, 2010
You can see the whole problem, probably, in Gardy's "It's not the end of the world" comment. It IS the end of the world, in the sense that the entire fan base is disillusioned and we are seen nationally as the New York Yankees' personal patsies. It's the end of the world if we want to think of the Twins as an actual big league club, a team that can compete with anyone, a world series contender - because we are none of those things until we can take at least one game from the Yankees. That Gardenhire won't admit this lies at the bottom of the problem.
Mad Dog Gus

Minneapolis, MN

#11 May 16, 2010
Zeke wrote:
Sluggers need to swing the bat! 7th inning, two on base, down by three...Thome in to pinch hit...what's he do??? Looks at a called 3rd strike! What ever happened to "swing the friggin bat"?
What was he doing??? Looking for a walk so Butera can hit???
The Twins should take a lesson from the late Kirby Pucket. The ball doesn't need to be over the center of the plate to swing. Hitting the ball when it's a bit off the plate results in the ball going where the fielders aren't...and with two strikes this becomes the theme...hit anything close, protect the plate, and if you put it in play it scoots up the gaps!
Erik Horvat-Markovic

Saint Paul, MN

#12 May 16, 2010
Mad Dog Gus wrote:
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The Twins should take a lesson from the late Kirby Pucket. The ball doesn't need to be over the center of the plate to swing. Hitting the ball when it's a bit off the plate results in the ball going where the fielders aren't...and with two strikes this becomes the theme...hit anything close, protect the plate, and if you put it in play it scoots up the gaps!
Back in those days the Twins were a very aggressive team and they were up there swinging. They had so many first pitch home runs. Now it is all about taking three pitches to start off and then try to get a walk if they are ahead in the count. Hrbek hit his grand slam on the first pitch of the 87 work series. Kirby hits the first pitch against Lebrant for a home run on the first pitch in 91 world series game 6. The batters need to be up there swinging and not looking to take a walk.
Cardinal Corner

Saint Paul, MN

#13 May 16, 2010
Every year there is so much talk on how promising the Twins will be that year. Every year the Same Ol S***

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