Monday, August 17, 2015

Game Thread: New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins 8/17

The New York Yankees are fresh off a great trip to Toronto and the Rogers Centre where the Yankees snatched first place back in the American League East Division. The Yankees now return home to the Bronx and Yankee Stadium to not only play host to HOPE Week but to play host to the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees will send their sixth man Bryan Mitchell to the mound tonight to face off against the Twins starter Kyle Gibson. The game will be played at 7:05 pm ET and can be seen on WPIX Channel 11 and MLB TV.

  • Mitchell will be the team's sixth starter tonight to give both CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka more rest. 

  • Gibson will be pitching tonight on an extra day of rest after taking the loss the first time he faced off against New York this season. Gibson gave up six runs in 5.1 IP in that start against the Bronx Bombers in Minnesota and we all hope for similar results tonight in the Bronx. 

The Yankees are prepared to announce their HOPE Week lucky organization this morning before hopefully taking care of business tonight in the Bronx. The Yankees took care of business this weekend and snatched the AL East crown back but the work is not done, far from it. The team needs to keep their foot on the gas and the team needs to keep winning. The Twins are no walk in the park, they are still in the hunt for the second Wild Card playoff spot in the American League, but New York still needs to come out tonight and set the tone for another great series. Go Yankees!

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