The first game of the Twins-Yankees series was suspended in the top of the 6th inning last night. The game was scoreless and action will resume today at 5:05 PM. The two teams will finish the game, starting in the 6th inning and play the originally scheduled 7:05 PM ESPN game 30 minutes after the suspended game concludes. In all likely-hood, Sergio Mitre will get the ball in the bottom of the 6th inning.

Just a few notes about the game:

Same Old, Same Old: The Yankees still aren’t hitting in the clutch. In the 4th inning, Derek Jeter led off the inning with a single. Brett Gardner walked. The Yanks were in business. However, Mark Teixeira and his .207 batting average stepped to the plate and popped out to 2nd base. Alex Rodriguez struck out swinging and Robinson Cano flied out to center. No runs crossed the plate.  Teixeira has got to do something in order to get going. This can’t keep happening.

Bad AJ Turns Into Good AJ: AJ Burnett could not find his hook tonight. He was missing horribly early in the game on 1-1 counts to both Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer. However, he battled through the first two inning, escaping with runners in scoring position in both innings. In the 3rd inning, both Mauer and Moreanu hit shots that were caught on the warning track by Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner. After the first three innings, Burnett seemed to settle in a little more, recording four of his next six outs via the strikeout. Burnett threw 75 pitches through his first five innings, a microcosm of not getting ahead in counts and putting batters away. Denard Span also stole two bases off him and Francisco Cervelli, but that problem has plagued Burnett throughout his career.

Work the Count?: Minnesota starter, Scott Baker threw only 50 pitches in his five innings of work. That can be directly attributed to the Yankees swinging early in counts. Eleven of the seventeen Yankee hitters saw three pitches or less per at-bat. I’m all for being aggressive in the count, but the Yankees are at their best when they work counts and push starting pitching out of the game early. Baker was cruising, so maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world that this game was postponed.

The Yanks have double the work to do tonight. Let’s hope Teixiera and the rest of the Yankee offense comes out with their hitting shoes on.