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New York Yankees: Recap of Twins Series

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  A.J. Burnett #34 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on April 7, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Bernadette PasleyContributor IApril 8, 2011

The New York Yankees ate some Twinkies this week. Here's how they tasted:

 

Highlights

1. In his first start of the season Ivan Nova gave the Yankees six innings, something he could never manage to do last year.

2. Once again, CC Sabathia pitched well enough to win.

3. AJ Burnett continued his mastery in the month of April.

4. Andruw Jones showed why he is a better fourth outfielder than Marcus Thames.


Lowlights

1. Rafael Soriano's implosion in Game 2.

2. Soriano's failure to meet with the media after Game 2.

3. Michael Kay's name for the bullpen trio of Joba Chamberlain, Soriano and Mariano Rivera: JoSoMo.

4. John Sterling's home run call of Jones' first Yankees home run: "Andruw Jones makes his bones!"


Looking Ahead

The Yankees head to Fenway Park this afternoon to begin a weekend series with the 0-6 Boston Red Sox. Ha! I can't type "0-6 Boston Red Sox" without grinning like a fool. I suspect, however, that I won't be grinning as much once this series gets under way. Whether they are 0-6 or not, the Red Sox are still a great team and Yankees won't have an easy time this weekend.

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