Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 5, 2024

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Jun 5, 2024 6:14 AM
The Minnesota Twins are set to take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, June 5th at 7:05 PM. The Yankees, who lead the series 1-0 and 4-0 in the regular season, will look to extend their dominance over the Twins. With a stellar home record of 19-8, the Yankees will aim to capitalize on their home-field advantage.
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Twins vs Yankees starting pitchers

  • Carlos Rodon for New York Yankees
  • Chris Paddack for Minnesota Twins

Twins vs Yankees statistics

Stat Twins Yankees
Hits 454 (27th) 528 (6th)
Batting Average .229 (24th) .255 (4th)
Runs Batted In 244 (18th) 290 (5th)
Runs 261 (17th) 304 (Tied-4th)
Home Runs 65 (12th) 92 (1st)
Walks 180 (22nd) 236 (1st)
Stolen Bases 32 (Tied-19th) 32 (Tied-19th)
Strikeouts 513 (13th) 478 (22nd)
Pitches 8625 (24th) 9342 (2nd)

New York Yankees recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/4/24 vs Minnesota Twins W 5-1
6/2/24 @ San Francisco Giants W 7-5
6/1/24 @ San Francisco Giants W 7-3
5/31/24 @ San Francisco Giants W 6-2
5/30/24 @ Los Angeles Angels W 8-3

Minnesota Twins recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/4/24 @ New York Yankees L 5-1
6/2/24 @ Houston Astros W 4-3
6/1/24 @ Houston Astros L 5-2
5/31/24 @ Houston Astros W 6-1
5/30/24 vs Kansas City Royals W 7-6

Twins vs Yankees predictions

When we look at the Minnesota Twins gearing up to take on the New York Yankees, a few players really stand out, particularly based on their recent performances and what we might expect from them in this matchup. Byron Buxton, always a key player, is likely to keep his bat hot, potentially bringing in a home run or two given his knack for hitting them when the Twins most need it. On the pitching side, Chris Paddack will have to find his rhythm early if he wants to keep the Yankees in check. His ability to strike out batters could play a crucial role, but he'll need to limit those home runs which have been a bit of a sore spot this season.

Switching focus to the New York Yankees, their lineup is looking as formidable as ever. Aaron Judge, in particular, has been nothing short of spectacular, and we could see him adding to his home run tally in this game. His ability to bring in runs combined with Juan Soto's consistent hitting — currently batting well over .300 — should give the Yankees some serious firepower. With Carlos Rodon on the mound, whose ERA and WHIP suggest he's been handling batters pretty adeptly, the Twins will definitely have their work cut out for them.

Looking at the stats and considering the current form of both teams, the Yankees seem to have the edge in this matchup. Their superior offensive stats, coupled with strong pitching from Rodon, make them prime candidates to come out on top. While the Twins will no doubt put up a fierce fight, the Yankees' blend of experienced hitters and solid pitching might just be too much for Minnesota to handle in this showdown at Yankee Stadium. Get ready for an exciting game, but I'm leaning towards a Yankees win.

New York Yankees injuries

  • Joey Gerber (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Chase Hampton (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Tyler Hardman (1B): Day-To-Day
  • Justin Lange (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Carlos Lagrange (SP): Day-To-Day

Minnesota Twins injuries

  • Jair Camargo (C): Day-To-Day
  • Zack Weiss (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Cody Laweryson (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Danny De Andrade (SS): Day-To-Day
  • DaShawn Keirsey Jr. (CF): Day-To-Day

Twins vs Yankees game info

Venue Yankee Stadium
Location Bronx, New York
First pitch Wed 7:05 PM
Temperature 79°
Chance of Rain 47%

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