Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees

Randy Dobnak (2-1, 1.59 ERA) vs Masahiro Tanaka (11-9, 4.45 ERA)

Yankee Stadium

Yankees -185, o/u 9.5

Regular Season Series: Yankees 4-2

The Yankees took Game 1 of this series yesterday with a 10-4 thumping. The two teams combined for five home runs and neither starting pitcher lasted longer than 4.2 innings. We can probably expect a few more offensive games in this series as neither team has a great pitching staff and both boast strong offenses.

Pitching

Twins

Minnesota will send their rookie right-hander to the mound in Game 2. Dobnak only logged 28.1 innings in the bigs this year, but he was impressive, pitching to a 1.59 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. In his final start in the regular season he gave up just one hit while striking out six over six innings of work against Detroit. Lefties hit just .175 against him this year, while righties hit .321. Keep in mind though that it’s a small sample. He will have his hands full with the...