With the Minnesota Twins preparing to take on the New York Yankees in Tuesday’s AL Wild Card showdown, we dive into the numbers and break down the matchup before the two teams take the field on Tuesday night (8PM ET, ESPN).
*The two clubs played each other six times during the regular season, with the Yanks coming out on top with four victories.
*In three of New York’s wins over Minnesota, All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman recorded the save.
*Yankees LHP Chasen Shreve picked up two victories during their season-long battle, completely silencing the Twins in 4.1 combined innings of work.
*Minnesota racked up six runs in their July 19th victory over Yankees LHP Jordan Montgomery, with Miguel Sano launching a three-run homer for the Twins.
*Twins RHP Ervin Santana, who has a 3.28 ERA and 16-8 record in 2017, gets the start against the Bronx Bombers. The 34-year-old picked up a win against New York in 2005 during the ALDS when he was a member of the Angels.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) October 1, 2017
Yankees announce 2017 AL Wild Card Game roster. First pitch vs. the Twins at 8:00 p.m. on ESPN. pic.twitter.com/yJHA74IYkT
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) October 3, 2017
Yankees should not take the Twins lightly tomorrow. Santana is a guy perfectly capable of shutting a team down on any day.
— Matt Kardos (@mattkardos) October 2, 2017