Game: Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+110) New York (-130)
Yankee Stadium is the location where the New York Yankees (8-5) will meet the Minnesota Twins (9-4) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has Minnesota at +110 and New York is coming in at -130. The total is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Kenta Maeda and Domingo German.
As a team, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. They are sitting with 58 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .311. The Twins have accounted for 17 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 14 balls out of the park. They have accrued 53 runs batted in and 109 base knocks this season, and their team batting average comes in at .244. Minnesota is slugging .390 and have been called out on strikes 121 times, while being walked on 38 occasions.
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They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 4.82 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 0.91. Twins pitchers have conceded 13 long balls in addition to 34 total runs (2nd in MLB). Minnesota has yielded 79 base hits (6.1 per 9 innings) and also 32 earned runs. The Twins hold a team ERA of 2.46 this season (2nd in the league), and their staff has struck out 135 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 28 batters and their FIP is 3.27 as a team so far this year.
Twins pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 6 times as well as having 16 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 12 holds on the campaign (5th in baseball). The Twins relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 80.0% and has come into the game in 17 save situations. They have compiled 4 saves this season and have not converted 1 out of their 5 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 7 runners for the season with 42.9% of them ended up scoring. The Twins have dispatched 36 relief pitchers to the mound for the year.
The Minnesota Twins have earned a total of 351 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 96 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .991 which ranks 9th in MLB, and they have turned 11 double plays. The Twins have turned 74.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,053 innings, which ranks them 1st in MLB.
Maeda has taken the hill for 773 innings and has accumulated 846 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 3.88 (333 ER’s allowed) and his WHIP is 1.135. He has conceded 657 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 220 free passes. Maeda (59-43 career record) holds a FIP of 3.70 and he has gone up against 3,174 batters in the majors.
New York has recorded 20 HRs for the year to go along with 57 runs batted in. They have 16 doubles, while getting a free base 42 times and putting up 63 runs. The New York Yankees have tallied a team OBP of .310 as well as a team batting average of .241 so far this season. The Yankees hold a team slugging percentage of .434 and they average 4.85 runs per outing (11th in MLB). They have struck out on 115 instances (15th in MLB) and have tallied 102 base hits.
The New York pitching staff have surrendered 44 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.37 (43 earned runs yielded). They have given up 11 home runs and they yield 3.44 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.209 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.77 as a staff this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 9.80 (125 strikeouts vs 44 bases on balls). They sit at 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 95.
New York relievers hold an inherited score rate of 41.2% out of their 17 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 10 times in high leverage situations and also on 12 occasions with base runners. With 14 save situations, the Yankees have earned 9 holds and also 1 blown save. They sit at 9th in baseball with a save rate of 80.0%, and they have sent 41 relievers onto the field on the campaign. New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 5 save opportunities and they have earned 4 saves.
In 1,035 innings on the field, the Yankees have a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (8th in the majors). The New York Yankees have gotten 8 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (10th in the majors). The Yankees have accrued 106 assists, 5 errors and have earned a total of 345 putouts for the year.
German (26-22 career win-loss record) has a 4.40 ERA while giving up 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.31 and he has gone up against 1,774 opposing batters during his career. He has allowed 206 ER’s while holding a WHIP of 1.208 and a FIP of 4.5. Thus far in his career, German has conceded 377 base knocks and he has 437 punch outs in 421 frames.
Who will win tonight’s MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink’s Pick: Take Minnesota (+110)
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