Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees
|Date & Time||Saturday October 5, 2019, 5:07 PM (EDT)|
New York, New York
NYY -180 O/U 9.5
The Minnesota Twins are set to visit Yankee Stadium in New York, New York for game 2 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees. The Minnesota Twins come into this matchup with a 0-1 record in the series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping game 1 to the New York Yankees, 10-4. Jose Berrios received the starting nod for the Minnesota Twins, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run in 4 innings. Jorge Polanco had a solid game from the plate for the Minnesota Twins as he went 2 for 3 with 1 HR and 2 RBIs.
The Minnesota Twins are set to start Randy Dobnak (2-1, 1.59 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he went 6 scoreless innings while striking put 6 batters against the Detroit Tigers. Randy Dobnak has never recorded a start against the New York Yankees, but he had success in his 5 road appearances this season as he is posting a 0.56 ERA.
The New York Yankees come into this matchup with a 1-0 record in the series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning game 1 against the Minnesota Twins, 10-4. James Paxton received the starting nod for the New York Yankees, and he struggled as he gave up 3 earned runs in 4.2 innings. DJ LeMahieu had a big game from the plate for the New York Yankees as he went 3 for 5 with 1 HR and 4 RBIs.
The New York Yankees are set to start Masahiro Tanaka (11-9, 4.45 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 1 earned run in 3 innings against the Texas Rangers. Masahiro Tanaka did not record a start against the Minnesota Twins during the 2019 season, but he had success in 16 home starts as he is 8-3 with a 3.10 ERA.
The New York Yankees showed their dominance against the Minnesota Twins in the series opener as they poured in 10 runs at home. The Yankees one area of concern this season has been their starting pitcher and we saw that on display with James Paxton as he gave up 3 earned runs, but the bullpen has stepped in and done its part. The Twins will be throwing one of the best young arms in the game, but the Yankees lineup is just too much to handle, and there looks to be some questions in the bullpen for Minnesota. The Yankees will head to Minnesota up 2 games as they should win no problem in their home ballpark.