I didn’t expect much from this game, and that looks to be exactly what I got from the Twins. After last night, I would expect them to be a bit hungover, if not from the marathon ballgame then from the champagne in the clubhouse.
Whatever the reason, it proved to be a losing effort for the Twins in Game 1.
I am taking heart in the fact that the last two times the Twins played the Yankees in an ALDS, they won the first game. In both series, they went on to lose the next three games. Let the Yankees bask in their own Yankee-ness and buy into the hype that this series is only a small speed bump on the road to a championship. Perhaps the Twins have them right where they want them…
It’s not much, but it’s something.
In any event, I expect a better showing in Game 2.