Probable pitchers are now set for the Yankees/Twins series that starts tonight and boy are they exciting!
Sidney Ponson has a walk problem, and a hit problem and is basically a problem. Nick Blackburn is pretty good. The Yankees have hope only if Ponson eats Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau before gametime. Outlook: Yankees win streak ends at 3.
Two pitchers who aren’t very good! The Yankees have issues hitting pitchers who fall into this category, whereas the Twins do not as far as I can tell. Rasner doesn’t walk that many guys but that’s not an issue with the twins. Outlook: Battle of the bullpen.
Perkins has been solid for the Twins, but tends to give up homeruns and walks a few too many. He is, however, left-handed which means the Yankees will find him utterly baffling. Mussina has sold his soul (or something else, maybe he sold his soul for 2006 I don’t know) to get back to a place where he’s pitching solidly. Relying heavily on groundballs, this could be an issue with the Twins who stock their team with speedy guys who ground out a lot. Outlook: Toss-up, but Moose is due for a bad outing so I’m leaning towards the Twins.