WJON Staffers Ready for Postseason Twins Baseball, Tuesday Night's Game on WJON

Jonathan Hernandez
October 4, 2017

Gardner recorded career highs in homers (21) and runs scored (96) in 151 games. Here are five keys to securing a win and keeping their season alive. Let us know your thoughts (or 'Takes) on the Twins playing the New York Yankees in the postseason! Sano grounded out in his only at-bat against left-handed closer Aroldis Chapman, who throws 103 miles per hour; and has three strikeouts and a walk against David Robertson and a strikeout in his only look at Chad Green. "One of the top two or three right-handed starters in the game this year". He achieved those numbers after going 0-8 as a starting pitcher last season following 11 decent starts in the final two months of 2015.

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor said that first/third baseman Miguel Sano is still dealing with discomfort in his injured left shin. Southpaw reliever Chasen Shreve is one possibility.

NY needed four games to beat Minnesota in both the 2003 and 2004 ALDS.

But none of it matters in a one-game scenario with the season at stake. Even with the injury, he's a huge weapon to have on your bench in the right moment. The Twins made the decision after Sano worked out on Monday.

While there is a bit of Yankee mystique that comes with a surprisingly successful year, many around baseball are still trying to figure out how the Twins got here.

Severino will be opposed by Twins righthander Ervin Santana, who went 16-8 with a 3.28 ERA.

If Severino can pitch five good innings, Joe Girardi would be able to piece together the rest of the game with one dominant bullpen arm after another. Each team now has three games left, and the Yankees are now up on the Toronto Blue Jays. The longer he stays in the game, the better it bodes for a Twins victory. The one loss occurred September 18 in NY when Santana allowed two runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. "He's always getting in good counts".

Ervin Santana pitches for the Twins. These are not the dominant Yankees of the '00s but another upstart bunch like the Twins, whose rebuilding projects led each team back to the playoffs. Of course, they can only do that if they...

Gary Sanchez tied for the ML-lead in passed balls with 16, but his ability to throw out baserunners (38 percent) and his booming bat (33 homers, a team record for catchers) earned him an All-Star berth in his first full season. Yankee Stadium is one of the most hitter-friendly parks in the league, and the Yankees use it well.

Luis Severino will be taking the mound for the Yankees on Tuesday in his postseason debut, but like the rest his teammates, he's not feeling the pressure. "I think they're all just going to enjoy the moment and it will be fun". "That says a lot about this team". The Twins have only 13 plate appearances against him, obviously a small sample size. The lines are reflected quite accurately in this Wild Card game and I believe the Yankees should move on to the ALDS and end the Twins' season. Luis Severino pitches for the Yanks - he's 23, he averaged 97.6 miles per hour on his fastball, tops among qualified starters. Nevertheless, Berrios is supremely talented, and capable of shutting down any offense when he's at his best.

In 2016, Minnesota was the worst team in the majors, winning just 59 games.

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