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Theeee #Yankees winnnn! #NYY erased a 4-0 hole with 7 runs over the final 3 frames to beat the #Twins 7-6 for a 3rd straight win!
Tommy Milone is here and is available out of the bullpen for a few days until he can be slotted in the starting rotation next week. He said he went to Rochester determined to get back to attacking hitters, and he took off as soon as he arrived.
He was 4-0 with a 1.66 ERA in seven games there, walking just four batters in 48.2 innings while striking out 41. His last start on Tuesday was his best, as he tossed seven shutout innings.
The Twins could use pitching like that, as the rotation has been a shambles all year. The Twins have a baseball-worst 5.73 starters ERA. If the season ended after Friday's game, that would be the third-worst starters ERA in club history.
There are two worse, you ask? The 1994 Twins starters posted a 5.84 ERA. And the Brad Radke-led unit in 1995 had an eye-popping 6.11 ERA. This year's rotation would really have to work hard to top that.
Trevor Plouffe is not in the lineup today. Twins manager Paul Molitor thinks Plouffe has been, `fighting it,' at the plate recently and could use a day off. Plouffe, 3-for-8 against Yankees righthander Ivan Pineda, wasn't aware he was not in the lineup until he was informed by a fearless, intrepid reporter. He wa a little surprised by the move.
There are land mines all over the Yankees lineup as Ricky Nolasco tries to halt the Twins' four-game losing streak. Brian McCann is batting .339 with eight home runs against him. Carlos Beltran (.333), Starlin Castro (.300), Chase Headley (8-for-18) and Didi Gregorius (8-for-16) also have numbers against him.Source: http://www.startribune.com/milone-arrives-plouffe-not-in-lineup-as-twins-face-yankees/383513631/
Yankees 0 Twins 3 [Bottom 4th] [2 Out] [0 balls] [0 strikes] ... No one on [P: #35 Michael Pineda] [B: #5 Eduardo Escobar]— Ollie James (@OllieNYankees) June 18, 2016
Yankees 0 Twins 3 [Bottom 6th] [1 Out] [0 balls] [0 strikes] ... Man on first and third [P: #43 Anthony Swarzak] [B: #52 Byung Ho Park]— Ollie James (@OllieNYankees) June 18, 2016
Yankees lineup for Saturday vs. Twins; Rob Refsnyder at 2nd base https://t.co/yG7q3yyh0O— Ike Davis (@IkeDavisUpdate) June 18, 2016
Former Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak in for the Yankees to face Byung Ho Park. Also faced him last year in Korea— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) June 18, 2016
At the end of the sixth inning, 4-0 Twins. #Yankees— Dwight Rodwell (@DwightRodwell) June 18, 2016
Yankees 0 Twins 4 [Top 7th] [0 Out] [0 balls] [0 strikes] ... No one on [P: #47 Ricky Nolasco] [B: #36 Carlos Beltran]— Ollie James (@OllieNYankees) June 18, 2016
A-Rod hits career home run #695 and the Yankees are on the board, still 4-2 Twins— Isaac Rodriguez (@isaacfromCT) June 18, 2016
Yankees are on the board in the 7th. #MNTwins still lead 4-2.— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) June 18, 2016
Carlos Beltran has tied the game for the #Yankees with a two-run home run here in the eighth. The Twins are a horrendous baseball team.— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) June 18, 2016
JACOBY ELLSBURY 2 RBI SINGLE— MLBTalk (@mlbtalk11) June 18, 2016
Top 9th pic.twitter.com/0PE6Z1Bsn2
Eduardo Escobar Homerun— MLBTalk (@mlbtalk11) June 18, 2016
Bottom 9th pic.twitter.com/y9R3sXlE7U
Twins lose to the Yankees. Again. Bad day for America. Again. pic.twitter.com/9LnPMGRijF— Skolney (@Rogerskolney) June 18, 2016