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Game 98: Yankees at Twins

Can Kyle Gibson lead the Twins to a series win?

Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

First Pitch: 1:10pm CDT

Radio: Go 96.3, TIBN, BOB FM
Know Thine Enemy: Pinstripe Alley

Pre-Game Notes

  • As noted in our series preview, Evoldi's fastball velocity sits in the high 90s but he doesn't record a good deal of strikeouts. He can get away with a lack of movement because of that fastball, but he will get hit hard as well. If the Twins can square up today there's no reason they can't chase Evoldi early.
  • It's a Sunday, but Paul Molitor is trotting out his A Team today. One more bat would still do this batting order a lot of good, though.
  • Since the start of June, Gibson has struck out 54 in 56.2 innings (nine starts) with an 11% swinging strike rate. Is he finally reaching the potential he flashed at times in the minor leagues?

Today's Lineups

Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Brian Dozier - 2B
Brett Gardner - LF Torii Hunter - RF
Mark Teixeira - DH Joe Mauer - 1B
Brian McCann - C Miguel Sano - DH
Carlos Beltran - RF Trevor Plouffe - 3B
Garrett Jones - 1B Eddie Rosario - LF
Chase Headley - 3B Eduardo Nunez - SS
Didi Gregorius - SS Kurt Suzuki - C
Stephen Drew - 2B Aaron Hicks - CF
Nathan Eovaldi - RHP Kyle Gibson - RHP