|NY YANKEES ( KING )|
MINNESOTA ( HAPP )
|967||NY YANKEES||-130||Ov 10.5,-115||-130||Ov 11,-105|
|968||MINNESOTA||+120||Un 10.5,-105||+120||Un 11,-115|
|vs Left-handed Starters||9-11||-7.8||8-12||3.4||0.236||0.308||0.407||0.715||4.5||0.224||0.293||0.370||0.663|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2.8||5-2||4.7||0.278||0.337||0.472||0.809||5.7||0.261||0.302||0.423||0.725|
|vs Right-handed Starters||17-23||-11.4||23-14||4.8||0.235||0.307||0.419||0.726||4.9||0.246||0.310||0.432||0.743|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.1||4-2||4.3||0.265||0.302||0.457||0.759||6.9||0.297||0.347||0.526||0.873|
|5/28/2021||COLE(R)||@ DETROIT||MIZE(R)||2-3||L||-300||7 un||U||11||12||0||7||6||0|
|5/29/2021||GARCIA(R)||@ DETROIT||TURNBULL(R)||1-6||L||-125||8.5 un||U||3||6||1||7||3||0|
|5/30/2021||KING(R)||@ DETROIT||SKUBAL(L)||2-6||L||-180||9 ov||U||9||10||3||6||11||0|
|5/31/2021||TAILLON(R)||TAMPA BAY||HILL(L)||1-3||L||-130||8.5 un||U||5||6||1||6||6||0|
|6/1/2021||GERMAN(R)||TAMPA BAY||GLASNOW(R)||5-3||W||+120||7.5 ov||O||6||10||1||3||8||0|
|6/2/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||TAMPA BAY||MCCLANAHAN(L)||4-3||W||-135||8.5 un||U||9||9||2||6||9||0|
|6/3/2021||COLE(R)||TAMPA BAY||YARBROUGH(L)||2-9||L||-190||7 ov||O||6||4||0||10||6||0|
|6/8/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ MINNESOTA||PINEDA(R)||8-4||W||-110||9.5 un||O||14||11||1||10||6||4|
|6/9/2021||COLE(R)||@ MINNESOTA||DOBNAK(R)||9-6||W||-180||8.5 ev||O||15||8||1||11||5||1|
|6/10/2021||KING(R)||@ MINNESOTA||HAPP(L)|| |
|6/12/2021||TAILLON(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HOWARD(R)|| |
|6/13/2021||GERMAN(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||VELASQUEZ(R)|| |
|6/15/2021||MONTGOMERY(L)||@ TORONTO||RYU(L)|| |
|6/16/2021||COLE(R)||@ TORONTO||STRIPLING(R)|| |
|6/17/2021||()||@ TORONTO||()|| |
|5/28/2021||DOBNAK(R)||KANSAS CITY||BUBIC(L)||3-8||L||-160||8.5 ov||O||6||8||0||13||6||0|
|5/29/2021||HAPP(L)||KANSAS CITY||SANTANA(R)||6-5||W||-150||9.5 un||O||9||8||0||7||3||1|
|5/30/2021||SHOEMAKER(R)||KANSAS CITY||KELLER(R)||3-6||L||-125||9 ev||P||5||10||1||11||5||1|
|5/31/2021||BERRIOS(R)||@ BALTIMORE||LOPEZ(R)||3-2||W||-155||8.5 ov||U||7||7||0||6||5||0|
|6/1/2021||PINEDA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||ZIMMERMANN(L)||4-7||L||-160||9 ov||O||10||11||0||10||5||0|
|6/2/2021||DOBNAK(R)||@ BALTIMORE||HARVEY(R)||3-6||L||-135||9.5 ov||U||6||5||1||11||8||0|
|6/3/2021||HAPP(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||BUBIC(L)||5-6||L||105||9.5 un||O||10||6||2||9||6||1|
|6/4/2021||SHOEMAKER(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||KELLER(R)||5-14||L||120||9.5 un||O||11||8||4||12||7||0|
|6/5/2021||BERRIOS(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||MINOR(L)||5-4||W||-110||9 un||P||7||2||1||7||4||0|
|6/6/2021||OBER(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SINGER(R)||2-1||W||125||9 ev||U||10||10||0||6||4||0|
|6/8/2021||PINEDA(R)||NY YANKEES||MONTGOMERY(L)||4-8||L||+100||9.5 un||O||10||6||4||14||11||1|
|6/9/2021||DOBNAK(R)||NY YANKEES||COLE(R)||6-9||L||+170||8.5 ev||O||11||5||1||15||8||1|
|6/10/2021||HAPP(L)||NY YANKEES||KING(R)|| |
|6/14/2021||DOBNAK(R)||@ SEATTLE||GONZALES(L)|| |
|6/15/2021||HAPP(L)||@ SEATTLE||FLEXEN(R)|| |
|6/16/2021||BERRIOS(R)||@ SEATTLE||SHEFFIELD(L)|| |
|NY YANKEES: He's Here: RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Jameson Taillon, RHP Domingo Germ'n (returning from domestic violence suspension), RHP Darren O'Day, LHP Justin Wilson, RHP Adam Warren, RHP Jhoulys Chac'n, RHP Asher Wojciechowski, LHP Lucas Luetge, C Robinson Chirinos (broken right wrist), OF-1B Jay Bruce, INF Derek Dietrich.
He's Outta Here: RHP Masahiro Tanaka, LHP James Paxton, LHP J.A. Happ, RHP Tommy Kahnle, RHP Jonathan Holder, C Erik Kratz.
Projected Lineup: 2B DJ LeMahieu (major league-leading .364, 10 HRs, 27 RBIs, 41 runs, 1.011 OPS), RF Aaron Judge (.257, 9, 22 in 28 games), CF Aaron Hicks (.225, 6, 21), DH Giancarlo Stanton (.250, 4, 11 in 23 games), 1B Luke Voit (.277, major league-leading 22, 52), SS Gleyber Torres (.243, 3, 16), C Gary S'nchez (.147, 10, 24), LF Clint Frazier (.267, 8, 26), 3B Gio Urshela (.298, 6, 30).
Rotation: RH Gerrit Cole (7-3, 2.84 ERA, 94 Ks), RH Corey Kluber (0-0, 0.00 in 1 inning for Rangers before tearing muscle in right shoulder), RH Jameson Taillon (has not pitched since May 2019 while recovering from second Tommy John surgery), LH Jordan Montgomery (2-3, 5.11), RH Domingo Germ'n (has not pitched since September 2019), RH Deivi Garc'a (3-2, 4.98, 33 Ks in 34 1/3 IP as rookie), RH Luis Severino (out until June or July following Tommy John surgery on Feb. 27, 2020).
Key Relievers: LH Aroldis Chapman (1-1, 3.09, 3/5 saves), LH Zack Britton (1-2, 1.89, 8 saves; out until at least May and possibly July following elbow surgery), RH Chad Green (3-3, 3.51, 1 save, 32 Ks in 25 2/3 IP), RH Darren O'Day (4-0, 1.10, 22 Ks in 16 1/3 IP for Braves), LH Justin Wilson (2-1, 3.66, 23 Ks in 19 2/3 IP for Mets).
Outlook: A new-look rotation could include Kluber and Taillon, high-risk additions who due to injuries have combined for one inning since May 1, 2019, and Germ'n, who hasn't pitched since September 2019 while serving a domestic violence suspension. They join ace Cole, Garc'a and Montgomery, with Boone saying he is likely to push people back and skip turns early in the season. New York allowed Tanaka to return to Japan after seven seasons in pinstripes and also did not re-sign Paxton or Happ. Urshela is recovering from surgery Dec. 4 to remove a bone chip from his right elbow, a procedure with an anticipated recovery time of three months. Voit had a platelet-rich plasma injection to treat plantar fasciitis in his left foot after leading the majors in home runs. LeMahieu re-signed for $90 million over six years after becoming the first player to win undisputed batting titles in both leagues. Judge and Stanton are trying yoga after both missed a majority of their second straight season due to injuries. Focus will be on S'nchez, who struggled at the plate for the third straight year, hit a career-worst .147 and was benched in favor of Kyle Higashioka for four of five Division Series games. New York is seeking to be more consistent: The pandemic-shortened season included a 16-6 start followed by a 5-15 slide, a 10-game winning streak and six losses in the last eight games. The Yankees were 22-9 at home and 11-18 on the road. A long-ball dependent offense scored 156 of 315 runs on homers. Yankee Stadium will host fans at 20% capacity (up to 10,850 for the April 1 opener against Toronto) to begin the season.
|MINNESOTA: He's Here: SS Andrelton Simmons, RHP Alex Colom', LHP J.A. Happ, RHP Matt Shoemaker, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Shaun Anderson, OF Kyle Garlick, OF Keon Broxton.
He's Outta Here: LF Eddie Rosario, RHP Sergio Romo, RHP Trevor May, RHP Jake Odorizzi, INF/OF Marwin Gonzalez, LHP Rich Hill, RHP Tyler Clippard, RHP Matt Wisler, INF Ehire Adrianza, C Alex Avila.
Projected Lineup: RF Max Kepler (.228, 9 HRs, 23 RBIs), 2B Jorge Polanco (.258, 4, 19), 3B Josh Donaldson (.222, 6, 11 in 28 games), DH Nelson Cruz (.303, 16, 33, 33 runs, .992 OPS), 1B Miguel San' (.204, 13, 25, 90 strikeouts), LF Alex Kirilloff (rookie) or Brent Rooker (.316, 1, 5 in 7 games), CF Byron Buxton (.254, 13, 27 in 39 games), C Mitch Garver (.167, 2, 5 in 23 games), SS Andrelton Simmons (.297, 0, 10 in 30 games with Angels).
Rotation: RH Kenta Maeda (6-1, 2.70 ERA), RH Jos' Berr'os (5-4, 4.00), RH Michael Pineda (2-0, 3.38 in 5 starts), LH J.A. Happ (2-2, 3.47 for Yankees), RH Matt Shoemaker (0-1, 4.71 in 6 starts for Blue Jays).
Key Relievers: RH Alex Colom' (2-0, 0.81, 12/13 saves for White Sox), LH Taylor Rogers (2-4, 4.05, 9/11 saves), RH Tyler Duffey (1-1, 1.88, 24 strikeouts in 31 innings), RH Hansel Robles (0-2, 10.26 in 16 2/3 innings for Angels), RH Jorge Alcal' (2-1, 2.63).
Outlook: The Twins have returned largely the same team that won the last two AL Central titles, aiming to end their major league-record 18-game postseason losing streak. The pitching staff was superb during the pandemic-shortened 2020 schedule, and Happ and Shoemaker have added value and experience to the rotation with Randy Dobnak moving to a long-relief role after making 10 starts last year. Maeda and Berr'os make for a solid one-two punch, but whether the pitching is deep enough for a postseason run remains to be seen. Signing away Colom' from their primary division competitor ought to pay off over the long haul, but to stay ahead of the White Sox, the offense will have to produce more like 2019 than 2020. Kirilloff made his major league debut in the playoffs after tearing up the team's alternate training site with an otherworldly hitting display. The Twins could keep him in Triple-A to start and let Rooker, another of the organization's top prospects, show off his bat. Garlick or Broxton could stick around for depth in the meantime. Keeping Buxton and Donaldson healthy figures to be the biggest key to success for the lineup, after a balky calf kept Donaldson from doing much in his debut with the Twins last year. The arrival of Simmons has given the infield defense a big boost and allowed the offense-oriented Polanco to move to a position that's a more natural fit. There should be a winning team waiting for Twins fans who file back into Target Field, starting at about 25% capacity. What ultimately matters, though, after the summer fun is whether this talented club can finally win a game in the fall.
|Last Updated: 6/21/2021 10:26:45 AM EST|