For the third time this year, the Minnesota Twins throughly embarrassed the New York Yankees. Minnesota started their season series against New York by hanging 11-runs on them, and erased a 3-1 lead the next night to mount a comeback win.
The Yankees made their first trip to Target Field this year on Monday, and were welcomed to Minneapolis with an absolutely smothering performance by Sonny Gray. The former Yankees pitcher threw seven scoreless innings against his former team, striking out eight batters and lowering his season ERA to 0.62.
Gray wasn’t the only Yankees player to get some revenge on his former team. Joey Gallo, who was ostracized and scapegoated after flaming out following a trade from Texas, blasted a 432 foot home run to help the Twins blowout the Yankees 6-0.
It was a baptism until Jovani Moran gave the Yankees some life in the top of the ninth, but for the most part the night belonged to the Twins. More than that, the series thus far between these two teams has tilted significantly in Minnesota’s favor, something nobody involved is used to.
Things got so bad that Yankees broadcasters were reduced to taking pt-shots at the Twins logo to try and muster up some sort of win on the night.
Yankees announcers tried making fun of Twins logo during 6-1 blowout (Video)
In the sixth inning and with the Yankees in a Sonny Gray chokehold, YES announcers Ryan Rocco and Jeff Nelson resorted to making fun of the Twins new redesigned ‘M’ logo.
Completely original critique there that absolutely nobody has ever come up with before.
Folks, this is what it’s’ come to this early in the season. The Yankees are down so bad to the Twins that they’re resorting to defending Domingo German’s werid rosin situation (see also: cheating) and taking shots at the Twins logo.
It’s only April and the Yankees can turn things on its head with four wins in October, but let’s all appreciate this feeling right now. For the first time in what seems like forever, the Twins have the upper hand on a team that has routinely used it as a punching bag and the Yankees are not taking it very well.
Oh how sweet it is.