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Even though it’s one game, it’s always nice to make an impact.

Minnesota Twins v Cleveland Indians Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The AL Central basement-dwelling Minnesota Twins are in New York Monday for a lovely makeup game against the Yankees. The Yanks wrapped up a late one Sunday night against the Mets. It was eventful. At one point Javy Baez was calling on Giancarlo Stanton to come fight him.

There’s more to the story, but here is the video:

Anywho, it’s going to be a quick turnaround for the Yankees, who lost Sunday, and a quick trip for the Twins who come back home to a double-header Tuesday against Cleveland.

Speaking of which, isn’t it kind of unfair that people who paid for a full game originally, back in whatever month it was first scheduled, now only get 7 innings? I think so.

Let me get back on track. The Twins are at the Yankees today with a 1:05 p.m. CST start. RHP John Gant will get the start for the Twins. Rookie RHP Luis Gil is slotted for the Yankees. The moral of the story is, the Twins can help the Yankees not make playoffs. Even if it is just one game, Minnesota can contribute. The Yankees currently sit one game out of the AL Wild Card.

MLB AL Wild Card Standings as of 12:30 a.m. CST Monday

Twins are tenth in the Wild Card standings if you were wondering.

Why would it be nice to beat the Yanks? Because I am bitter.

The Twins have gone 0-18 in their last 18 postseason games. Ya, ya we all know this. The Yankees take credit for 13 of those. The last Twins victory in the postseason? Actually against the Yankees, in New York, can you guys who was on the mound? It took a Cy Young fella, Johan Santana. Yay. That was game 1 of the ALDS in 2004.

So if we can’t join ‘em, let’s not let the Yankees join ‘em either.

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Will The Twins Beat the Yankees?

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It’s going to be fun down the stretch, and the Twins will be in the running for interfering with teams’ playoffs hopes. For instance the Twins have seven games coming up against the red-hot Blue Jays. One is sandwiched in between two series against the Rays for the BJs. Then Toronto takes on the Yankees. Yikes.

That’s going to be fun to watch. But does that mean I want the Twins to lose to Toronto, so the Yankees get in? Hmm...nope. Go Twins.