The Yankees are not that good at least so far. It’s been very difficult to even watch this team. They need to get going fast, and with the Twins struggling to get to .500, the Bombers MUST take advantage of them and take at least 3 of 4. Anything less would be a major disappointment.
Probable Pitching Match-ups
Yankees @ Twins
Who’s Hot?: Joe Mauer and Chris Parmelee are on fire right now. In the last week, Mauer is hitting at a .348 clip while driving in six runs. Parmelee has done even better and is arguably the hottest hitter in baseball right now. In the same span, the outfielder is hitting .500 picking up 12 hits in 24 at-bats but somehow just one RBI. Regardless, to go 12 for his last 24 is very impressive. Unfortunately for the Twins, and luckily for the Yankees, Mauer is now on disabled list with an oblique injury.
For the Yankees, two fan favorites have been trying to pick up the slack for this lifeless offence. They are Derek Jeter and Brett Gardner. The captain over the last week is hitting over .300 with a double and three RBI. Gardner is also hitting over .300 and showing some pop going yard twice and driving in five.
Who’s Not?: Sam Fuld and Brian Dozier on the other hand have been terrible at best. Fuld, in his last seven games, is hitting below .200 with no power and just two runs batted in. Dozier has managed to be worse over the stretch. The power hitting second baseman has just one hit in 20 at-bats which translates to an ugly .040 average and not even one ribbie..
*What To Watch For*