The Yankees had a pretty light schedule within the last two weeks of May: they split the series against the New York Mets, they won the series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, they split the series against the Chicago Cubs, they split the series against the Chicago White Sox and they won the series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Now, the Yankees return to the Bronx tonight and will get started on a four game set with the Minnesota Twins. However, this series with the Twins has some importance: Phil Hughes and Eduardo Nunez (yes, the same Nunez that loses his helmet when he runs to first base) will return to the Bronx for the first time since Hughes signed with the Twins and Nunez was traded.
The Yankees will have to hold off on seeing the new and improved Hughes until Sunday (I wrote a piece about it on the blog yesterday for those that are interested), but in the meantime, the Yankees will have their work cut out for them when they face Ricky Nolasco and Kevin Correia. Granted, both of them are not having good seasons so far, but coming into a series anything can happen. To oppose them, the Yankees are sending out Vidal Nuno, Masahiro Tanaka and Chase Whitley, with hopes of winning another series and keeping pace with the Blue Jays in the American League East. Oh, a friendly reminder: for those going to see Hughes on Sunday, make sure to take a lot of pictures; this is the only time this season Hughes and the Twins will be at Yankee Stadium this season.
I’ll have the pitching match-up post on the site in a bit, but in the meantime, the Yankees are sure glad to be home, even if it’s just for a little while.