We lost a giant in the music industry Monday, as Tom Petty passed away at age 66. He had just completed his 40th anniversary tour with his band the Heartbreakers. Tom was found in his home in critical condition suffering a full cardiac arrest.
There was only the one game last night and what a game it was. The Twins opened the game with a three spot on the board as Luis Severino lasted just .1 innings, giving up home runs to Brian Dozier and Eddie Rosario.
Things looked pretty grim for the Yankees, who quickly answered with a three run inning of their own, thanks to a three run homer care of Didi Gregorius.
Brett Garner followed with a solo shot in the second and Aaron Judge broke the game open with a two run shot in the fourth. Ervin Santana only was able to last two innings, giving up 4 runs himself.
Unfortunately for the Twins, their bats went silent in the 4th and stayed that way for the remainder of the game, thanks in part to an exceptionally deep Yankees bullpen that included a 3.1 inning performance by David Robertson and a three strikeout inning by Aroldis Chapman.
All in all it was a fantastic season for the Twins and their fans should be very proud. The team looks to remain strong next year and hopefully will be a force to watch for years to come.
Tonight we have the Rockies facing off against the Diamondbacks where Jon Gray will take the bump against Zach Greinke. While Arizona may have the edge on paper, this one is a game that could easily go either way.