New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 23, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Minnesota Twins +105 / New York Yankees -125
The New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins meet in game two of a three game set in MLB action from Target Field on Tuesday.
The New York Yankees will look to rebound after opening the series with an 8-6 defeat on Monday night. DJ LeMahieu went 3 for 4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs while Luke Voit and Gio Urshela each had a solo home run as well with Urshela going 2 for 4 with a double. Mike Tauchman went 3 for 4 with an RBI and Edwin Encarnacion added an RBI of his own to cap off New York’s scoring as a team in the loss. Gleyber Torres added a double while Aaron Judge chipped in a base hit as well in the defeat. CC Sabathia took the loss, falling to 5-5 after allowing seven runs, six earned, on six hits over four innings of work. Domingo German will start game two and is 12-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. This will be German’s second career start against Minnesota.
The Minnesota Twins will look to keep the ball rolling after Mitch Garver and Nelson Cruz each had a home run and two RBIs with Garver going 3 for 4 with a pair of solo home runs. Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler each had a solo shot as well while Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano each chipped in an RBI to cap off Minny’s offense as a team in the victory. Martin Perez gave up five runs on seven hits while walking and striking out four apiece, not factoring in the decision. Lewis Thorpe got the win to improve to 1-1 while Taylor Rogers closed out the 9th for his 15th save of the season. Kyle Gibson will start game two and is 9-4 with a 4.02 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gibson is 1-6 with a 6.50 ERA and 33 strikeouts against the Yankees.
New York is 7-2 in German’s last 9 road starts and 26-8 in their last 34 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-0 in German’s last 5 starts overall. Minnesota is 6-2 in Gibson’s last 8 home starts and 16-6 in their last 22 games against the AL East while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a right-handed starter. Minnesota is 0-7 in Gibson’s last 7 starts against New York and 0-5 in Gibson’s last 5 home starts against the Yankees.
I got burned by the Yankees on Monday, but I’m going to go back to the well here and try again. German has been solid since coming off of the DL, giving up three runs in 18 innings across his last three starts. On the other hand, Gibson has some serious demons when it comes to the Yankees, as the Twins have lost each of his last seven starts against New York and each of the last five starts against the Yankees at home. I think given the trends, New York and a low line sounds like a good bet so I’ll take the Yankees here.