The best news for the Yankees tonight is Andy Pettitte’s shutout through four innings. Minnesota has grounded into eight outs and Andy has three strikeouts.
He’s at 61 pitches through four innings, so he could give them another two.
I’d like to Tivo these games to show anybody who doesn’t think Doug Mientkiewicz will help this team on defense. In this series alone he has made three plays on balls that well could have been throwing errors.
There is no stat that determines how many throws guys like Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano will try and make because they trust that Mientkiewicz will make a play.
Somebody asked Joe Torre today if he had any plans to play Jason Giambi at first. Torre shook his head. I suspect that other than interleague away games, we may not see Giambi at first base more than a handful of times this season.
Meanwhile Johnny Damon just crushed one to right. 6-0 Yankees. They may never want to leave here.