Down to my last 50 minutes in Minneapolis. Gate G3 is my flight to LaGuardia. Gate G1 is a flight to Newark. In between is Gate G2, a flight to Los Angeles. It seems out of place.
The Yankees are already home, hoping the upcoming schedule will provide some relief from what has been a rocky past two weeks. In theory, the schedule is getting easier, beginning with four-game series against last-place Cleveland.
“Every team can beat you,” Joe Girardi said. “That’s just baseball. It all starts with your pitchers and how your pitchers are throwing.”
The Yankees pitchers didn’t throw especially well last night. Javier Vazquez was knocked around, especially early, and the Yankees lost their series finale against the Twins. It didn’t help that the offense failed to score more than four runs for a sixth straight game.
Help is on the way in the form of Curtis Granderson who played his final rehab game last night in Scranton. The notebook also has items on Jorge Posada, Alfredo Aceves and Girardi playing by the rules.
Associated Press photo of Robinson Cano.