Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Yankees Have Really Owned the Twins Lately


The New York Yankees are off today but they are staying home, watching video and preparing for the Minnesota Twins to invade the Bronx this weekend in a three-game set. At this point you have to wonder if the Yankees even read scouting reports or talk to coaches and managers about the upcoming series with the Twins because it feels like the Yankees have absolutely owned Minnesota over the past few years. So for the purposes of this post I wanted to go back an even 20 years, which coincidentally although not on purpose, dates back to the 1996 Yankees and the beginning of a dynasty to see just how bad New York has beat up on the men from the Great Lakes over the years.

1996: NYY won 7, MIN won 5
1997: NYY won 8, MIN won 3
1998: NYY won 7, MIN won 4
1999: NYY won 6, MIN won 4
2000: NYY won 5, MIN won 5
2001: NYY won 2, MIN won 4
2002: NYY won 6, MIN won 0
2003: NYY won 7, MIN won 0
2004: NYY won 4, MIN won 2
2005: NYY won 3, MIN won 3
2006: NYY won 3, MIN won 3
2007: NYY won 5, MIN won 2
2008: NYY won 6, MIN won 4
2009: NYY won 7, MIN won 0
2010: NYY won 4, MIN won 2
2011: NYY won 6, MIN won 2
2012: NYY won 4, MIN won 3
2013: NYY won 5, MIN won 2
2014: NYY won 4, MIN won 3
2015: NYY won 5, MIN won 1
2016: NYY won 3, MIN won 1

*All stats according to Baseball Reference
Bolded denotes a Yankees season series victory


So if you guys hear a collective chattering of teeth getting closer and closer to the Bronx this weekend it’s probably the entire Minnesota Twins team of players, coaches and managers. It may be another good weekend for baseball in the Bronx is history is any indicator of the future. And I hope that it is. 

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