They are 19-35 at home and 12-37 at Yankee Stadium, the site of Tuesday night's wild card game. NY is down 3-0, two batters later Severino is done and Yankee fans sat in horror shocked at how quick this game had turned on their team. Two more hits sprung the bullpen into action, beginning with Chad Green. "That's who he is, that's what he's done, and that's our bullpen".
Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino was pulled after just 1/3 of an inning, giving up four hits and all three runs. "I saw it in spring training".
Sportsbook Review has the New York Yankees favored in this one (-213), and the pitching match-up only reaffirms that. First baseman Joe Mauer gave the Yankees a big scare in the 6th inning with a flyout to left field with two runners on, but that was it for the Twins.
"We got down early", Judge said. It was also the shortest outing in a winner-take-all postseason game since Game 5 of an AL Division Series in 2000, when Oakland's Gil Heredia got only one out against the Yankees, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Sano went 1 for 8 with three strikeouts over the weekend against the Detroit Tigers in his first game action in almost six weeks after fouling a ball off his left shin on August 18. And on April 1, the New York Yankees weren't a favorite to make the playoffs, they weren't even sure Aaron Judge was ready to play every day in the big leagues.
"That's what it's all about", Judge said.
Minnesota loaded the bases against Green with one out in the third and tied the game at 4 when Buxton beat out a potential double-play ball as Polanco scored.
While the Yankees built their lead, Robertson dominated after getting out of that third-inning jam, going 3.1 innings and allowing just three hits while striking out five.
"I know that Ervin Santana's had a really good year, and he's a tough at-bat for us", Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner said prior to Monday's workout. Santana got Aaron Hicks to ground out two batters later, though, escaping the inning after 42 pitches.
After Severino's short outing, four NY relievers combined on the final 26 outs. Aroldis Chapman allowed a single but struck out three in the ninth.
By night's end, this Yankees club that a lot of people thought was too young to get to the points now it's playoff tested. Their most recent playoff encounter was in 2010, with the Yankees winning 3-0. And while they have an infamously awful record against the Yankees over the past 15 seasons, the Twins have young slugging power of their own in Miguel Sano.
The Twins finished the regular season at 85-77 on the strength of their hitting.
Of course, it all could've unraveled early due to Severino's shaky command. "I think they're all just going to enjoy the moment and it will be fun". Berrios gave up three runs and five hits in three frames. "We had some chances".