The Bronx bombers haven’t really been bombing this year, but they have been getting some decent pitching from their starters. A revitalized CC Sabathia (4-4, 2.28 ERA) will toe the rubber tonight as the Yanks begin a series with the lowly Twins who will counter with an even lowlier Kyle Gibson (0-4, 6.49 ERA).
The Yankees are 5-0 in their last five games against the Twins.
The Twins are 1-7 in their last eight games with a closing total of 8.5 or less.
The Yankees are 6-1 in their last 7 games as road favorites, while the Twins are 4-13 in their last 17 games as home underdogs.
After getting cleaned up, CC has looked like the ace of old. He will carry a 2.25 away ERA into this matchup against the twins, who have not faired well as underdogs this year (14-36). NYY will look to end their current four-game losing streak and climb out of the basement of the AL East in a series against one of the worst teams in Major League Baseball.
Gibson, who is making only his second start since a stint on the DL for a sprained shoulder, has yet to win a game this year and carries a brutal ERA into this matchup. He is 1-3 in his career vs the Yankees with a 10.72 ERA, so not terrific.
The signs are pretty clear in this one, follow them and be rewarded.