How annoying. There really should be a law.
Still, the Twins were due, and with a healthy Morneau and Mauer in action they’re bound to win ballgames.
What’s disconcerting is the fact that Sweaty Freddy, like Hughes and even Nova, isn’t giving us innings. He was beaten up early, settled down, then lost it again – for good – and was gone before the end of the sixth. Justin Verlander threw a complete game for the Tigers tonight, so it’s not as if it’s impossible at this stage of the season to go the distance. It would be refreshing to see one of our guys do it. (I won’t even go into the failure of the bullpen in this one.)
I thought the offense was off to another 10-run-er when Jeter and Granderson went back to back in the first inning, but so much for that notion. At least we got to see a great catch by Granderson in what was an otherwise lackluster effort by the Yanks.