Yankees Vs. Twins, Game 1 Preview: Game Time, TV Preview, Pitching Matchup And More

Freddy Garcia pitches Monday night for the New York Yankees. Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

-- The Yankees and Twins meet this week in a four-game series at Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees (5-4) begin a four-game series with the Minnesota Twins (2-7) Monday night at Yankee Stadium. It has been an uneven start to the season for the Yankees, who dropped their first three games of the season to the Tampa Bay Rays, but have now won five of six. The Twins come to New York riding a three-game losing streak.

The Game 1 pitching matchup should get the attention of Yankees' fans. Freddy Garcia (0-1, 5.79 ERA) pitches for New York. Garcia and Phil Hughes appear to be competing to remain in the rotation whenever Andy Pettitte is ready to rejoin the Yankees, and thus far neither right-hander has made a strong case to keep a spot.

The Twins counter Monday with Carl Pavano, known as the American Idle during four unhappy, unproductive seasons with the Yankees from 2005-2008. During that time Pavano won a grand total of nine games for New York while collecting about $40 million. Since leaving the Yankees Pavano has won 40 games, including 17 for Minnesota in 2010.


Related: SB Nation New York MLB Power Rankings -- Derek Jeter No. 1

Monday's game will be at 7:05 p.m. ET. It will be televised on the YES Network.

Game 2 on Tuesday will feature CC Sabathia pitching for New York against Francisco Liriano. Game 3 on Wednesday will pit Hiroki Kuroda of the Yankees against Jason Marquis of Minnesota. On Thursday, Phil Hughes pitches for New York, while the Twins have not announced a starter.


Current Series

4 game series vs Twins @ Yankee Stadium

Minnesota Twins
@ New York Yankees

Monday, Apr 16, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Yankee Stadium

Carl Pavano vs Freddy Garcia

Clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

Complete Coverage >

Tue 04/17 7:05 PM EDT
Wed 04/18 7:05 PM EDT
Thu 04/19 7:05 PM EDT


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