It's Sevy vs Sexy as Yanks Try to Pad 6-Game Wild Card Lead

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With victories in the first two games, the Yankees are poised for a series sweep and knocking the Twins 7 games back in the race for the top Wild Card slot with 10 games left in the season. Masahiro Tanaka was a late scratch yesterday and ace Luis Severino will get the nod this afternoon.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 vs Minnesota Twins

Key Stats At-A-Glance

Money Line : Twins +207, Yankees -205
Over/Under : 9
Line Moves : Late dineros coming in on New York
The Ballpark : Yankee Stadium is regarded as a hitter’s park.
Gametime Weather : 78°, windy/cloudy, Wind N 20 MPH, 15% chance of rain.


• As a road underdog, Minnesota is 30-27 (52.6% probability of a win).
• Minnesota is 44-41 against non-divisional opponents (53.5% winning percentage).
• As a home favorite, the Yanks are 42-26 (61.8% winning percentage), 7th best in MLB.
• The Yankees are 61-45 against right-handed pitching this season.

Bartolo Colon vs The Yankees

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Bartolo Colon ($6,000) : Bartolo Colon just pounds the strike zone, primarily with a 87MPH sinker and a four-seam fastball at 92MPH, and does not allow many walks. He also mixes in a change up and slider, both in the low 80s.
Here’s who we like in today’s lineup.

  • Brett Gardner ($4,700) : Gardy is 4-16 (.250) career against Colon with one home run, but his swing is on and he’s swiping bases again.
  • Starlin Castro ($4,200) : Castro is definitely getting his swing together over the past few games, and like most of the current lineup his sample size against Colon is small — 4-9 (.444) with a double.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury ($4,200) : Ellsbury continues his scorching hot September both with the bat and renewed emphasis on base-stealing. He is 6-18 (.333) with a double and 1 RBI against Colon.

Luis Severino vs The Minnesota Twins

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Luis Severino ($12,000) : No one on the current Twins roster has faced Severino, so that’s a huge advantage for the Yankees, and Sevy is well work the $12,000 dineros, as we’re expecting a good strikeout total. He’s killing right-handed batters (.196 BA) and lefties are faring much better (.217).
Here’s who Sevy needs to be careful with in the Twins lineup:

  • Max Kepler ($3,100) : Although Kepler broke an 0-17 skid against left-handed pitching with a rocket off CC Sabathia last night, 17 of his 18 home runs have come against right-handed pitching this season.
  • Eddie Rosario ($4,600) : The Twins starting left-fielder is hitting right-handed pitching to a tune of .301 with 24 home runs. But he his aggressive at the plate and Severino should get a lot of swings and misses from him.

Upon completion of this game, the Yankees will head north to Toronto for their final road trip of the regular season, a three-game set at Rogers Centre.
THE FINE PRINT : The fantasy lineup suggestions are purely speculation and should not be taken as gospel. Anything can and will happen in a baseball game, but this content is designed to provide a starting point for your lineup research. Best of luck, and let’s go Yankees!


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