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Twins vs Yankees: Pavano Takes The Mound

Our friends over at Twinkie Town have a look at tonight's match-up.

The Twins got themselves a rare win over the Yankees last night, marking just the 19th time in 77 games under Ron Gardenhire that they has managed to knock off the Bronx Bombers. Tonight, Carl Pavano hopes to make everyone forget his disastrous Opening Day start in Toronto when he takes the mound opposite Yankees' right-hander Freddy Garcia, who it only seems has been around forever, but is just. . .dang, he's my age. He really has been around forever. The Twins should be pretty familiar with Garcia from his days with the White Sox, and. . .well, Freddy Garcia just isn't very good, so hopefully the Twins can get something even more unprecedented than a win over the Yankees. . .TWO wins over the Yankees.

No Joe Mauer in the lineup tonight for the Twins, as Drew Butera will handle the catching duties. Mauer is, however, available in a pinch-hitting capacity if necessary.

Enjoy the game, ladies and gentlemen, and we'll be back with a recap when it's all said and done.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.