My sense that the Twins could beat the Yankees this year was based on two concepts:
- That Francisco Liriano, Carl Pavano and Duensing (and Nick Blackburn) could keep the ball in the park;
- That the Yankee rotation was fragile.
In the actual event, the Yankees hit at least one homer in each game, and Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes pitched well -- better than ace CC Sabathia.
Nothing fragile about the defending champs, at least not in this series.