Okay, deep breath Twins fans. Remember, in ’03 and ’04 we won the first game of those ALDS (and in NY no less), but still couldn’t get the job done. Tomorrow is a new day, and we don’t know which Andy Pettitte will show up: the one who dominates us, or the one who couldn’t do anything at the end of this season.
Going into this series, I just wanted the Twins to split those first two games at Target Field. Obviously, that can still be accomplished.
Losing the first game of a playoff series is a lot like losing the first game of the regular season in that everybody panics. Sure, the sample size is much smaller now, but there is still a good amount of baseball to be played.
Preview: Andy Pettitte vs. Carl Pavano