• Minnesota Twins vs. the New York Yankees
• Wednesday, April 26 at 1:10 PM ET
• Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Just what in the heck is going on with the New York Yankees this season? This team entered the new campaign with high hopes to be one of the best teams in the big leagues, but the opposite has been the case. As of this writing, the Yankees are 13-10 on the year, only three games over .500. That’s the same record for Minnesota too, making Wednesday’s tilt all the more exciting. With that said, the Yankees are hoping to upset the Twins in a key midweek showdown. Will they get the job done?
Right now, there are no excuses for the Yankees, as fans are growing quite frustrated with their lack of consistency at the plate. This lineup is simply too loaded for them to not be able to put up plenty of runs up on the board. We’ve seen Aaron Judge keep on going strong with his slugger power, hitting home runs left and right. However, the rest of the lineup has been a major letdown thus far.
|Twins vs. Yankees odds|
|Twins to win||-115||-115||-115||-115|
|Yankees to win||+125||+125||+125||+125|
|Over to hit||-110||-110||-110||-110|
|Under to hit||-110||-110||-110||-110|
Star prospect Anthony Volpe made the Major League roster and he has become the new starting shortstop for the squad. However, he’s hitting well under .200 on the year, which no one was expecting. Volpe needs to really step things up at the plate. No one can argue that he’s great on defense, but he has struggled way too much with the bat in his hands. This is something that must change as soon as possible.
According to the best-rated sportsbooks, which includes the reliable Bovada review, the Twins hold -115 MLB betting odds to post a win, while the Yankees have been set at +125. Normally the Yankees would be favored to come away with a win, but they’ve looked rough over the last week. The Twins will also have the home-field advantage. Despite that, we’re still going to stick with New York, as we’re going with the Yankees as our pick to win.
Our Top 5 Plays from home this week 👇
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 24, 2023
The over should hit in the Yankees vs. Twins matchup
Despite both teams battling issues putting up runs, we do think the over should hit in the Yankees vs. Twins matchup. That’s because Domingo German is set to take the bump for the Yankees, while Kenta Maeda is getting the start for Minnesota. Both of these guys have struggled on the year as well, which has been disappointing to see. Starting with German, he just can’t seem to get into a groove.
On the year, the hard-throwing righty is 1-2, with a rough 4.50 ERA. As for Maeda, he’s been worse, going 0-3 on the year. Maeda also has an ERA north of 4.00. Both of these guys are usually quite reliable when on the bump for their teams, but that hasn’t been the case in 2023. Judge is going to hope to have a huge day at Target Field and take advantage of someone like Maeda going up against him. Judge knows the offense as a whole needs to step up too.
Aaron Judge brings back a souvenir from Monument Park. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/51SvOak7V5
— MLB (@MLB) April 19, 2023
“We tried getting a little rally there going late,” Judge said following Monday’s loss to Minnesota via the New York Daily News. “But we couldn’t really get it firing. We got to try to just jump out early on teams, score early and kind of put the pressure on them. Right now, we’re kind of taking a while getting into the game, feeling it, and just not doing the job. So we gotta jump on them early.”
Per the oddsmakers, the over/under for this game has been set at seven runs. With German and Maeda both entering this one with ERAs above 4.00, it has people believing that plenty of runs are going to be scored in this contest. Matter of fact, it would be a bit of a surprise if both teams didn’t flirt with 10 runs. The two starters have struggled and that will continue in this one. We’re going with the over.
Yankees fans are worried that another rough postseason could be on the way
With things off to a difficult start 23 games in, Yankees fans are worried that another rough postseason could be on the way. When it comes to World Series betting, people in the Bronx and all over the Big Apple would love to see the Yankees go on a deep run and push for the Fall Classic glory. However, the inconsistent early stretch indeed has a lot of people nervous about this club.
The Yankees entered the campaign with the second-best odds to win the American League, right behind the Houston Astros. However, even experts and analysts are starting to wonder if this team will be able to get back on the right track or not. This is not what we expected to be writing right now.
At the end of the day, the Yankees are loaded with talent both on offense and with their rotation. They are only going to get better once they get back to full health as well. However, Aaron Boone’s men need to wake up as soon as possible. Things have to improve for the Yankees ASAP.