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Game 94: Yankees @ Twins

The "rubber match" in a three-game series tied 1-1 is named after the compound rubber, which can bounce either way. That, or it's traditionally when all the players get it on with each other after the game.

Petting caterpillars is proven stress relief.
Petting caterpillars is proven stress relief.
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First Pitch: 12:10 PM. Vegas odds: -112 NYY / MIN +102

Weather: Start Temp 81°, Rain If The Game Lasts 20 Innings

TV: FSN. Radio: Where You Can Start Spreading The News, Or "The Message"

Opponent's SB site: Pinstripe Alley

Jordan Montgomery is a somewhat youngish, rather tallish lefty callup who throws the standard compliment of spinning baseballs. Per Eno Sarris at FanGraphs, he made his way up in the minors with a wicked slider, which guys in AAA and the majors quickly learned not to swing at. He's getting strikes with his curve, now.

What, exactly, do I need to tell you about Jose Berrios? Nothing. So I won't. You know him as well or better than me. I mean, I know about that incident with the peanut butter and three "escorts," but I'm sworn not to tell. Like, legally. Digits:

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Pretty much the same, huh?

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK YANKEES MINNESOTA TWINS
Brett Constant Gardner - LF Brian Dozier - 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Eduardo Escobar - 3B
Gary Sanchez - DH Miguel "Tiny" Sano - 1B
Starlin Castro - 2B Robbie Grossman - LF
Didi Gregorius - SS Herr Max Kepler - RF
Clint Ali Vs. Frazier - RF Chris Gimenez - C
Garrett Cooper - 1B Ehire Adrianza - SS
Austin Powers Romine - C Jorge Polanco - DH
Ronald Torreyes - 3B Zack Rubble Granite - CF
Jordan Montgomery - LHP Jose Berrios - RHP

Max Kepler has a .417 OPS this year against lefties. OTOH, no Aaron Judge, so we're saved, right? Right?