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Game 101: Yankees at Twins

Can the Twins win a series against the Yankees?

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MLB: New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins
Here’s hoping that 5 or more bombas is enough bombas in this one.
Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

First Pitch: 7:10 p.m. Central Time
TV: ESPN; FOX Sports North; (subscription)
Radio: WCCO 830 AM, Treasure Island Baseball Network; (español)
Know Thine Enemy: Pinstripe Alley

After a 10-inning game that took more than five hours to complete, the Twins are right back at it and try to win a series against a tough opponent.

Minnesota made a couple of roster moves during the day on Wednesday. It wasn’t surprising to see them address their spotty and weary bullpen. It was, however, a surprise to see them jettison former closer (and former set-up man, and now, former Twin) Blake Parker.

At any rate, the Twins will try and bounce-back after a fantastic offensive performance that was unfortunately coupled with an equally-as-bad pitching performance just 24 hours earlier — or, less than 19 hours, if you’re counting from the end of the game.

Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Twins. Despite still-solid numbers on the season (11-4, 3.18 ERA), Odorizzi hasn’t been himself of late. There was the blister-shortened start in Oakland back on July 2 that saw him give up five earned runs in three innings. Then, 5 13 bumpy innings in Cleveland that only yielded one earned run. Last time out, Odo labored through five innings against Oakland and gave up three earned runs

The last time that Odorizzi faced the Yankees, however, he gave up exactly zero runs in six frames. Perhaps Jake will get back to his early-season ways in this one.

The Twins will face lefty J.A. Happ, who has so-so numbers on the year (8-5, 4.86 ERA) but has pitched better of late. He does allow a home run about every five innings, so expect to see at least a Bomba or two in this one.

Enjoy the game!

Today's Lineups

DJ LeMahieu - 1B Mitch Garver - C
Aaron Judge - RF Jorge Polanco - SS
Aaron Hicks - CF Nelson Cruz - DH
Edwin Encarnacion - DH Eddie Rosario - LF
Didi Gregorius - SS Miguel Sano - 1B
Gleyber Torres - 2B Marwin Gonzalez - RF
Gio Urshela - 3B Luis Arraez - 3B
Mike Tauchman - LF Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Austin Romine - C Jake Cave - CF