Minnesota Twins versus New York Yankees Wild Card Game, Live Thread!

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: Ervin Santana
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: Ervin Santana /

The Minnesota Twins play the New York Yankees in the Wild Card game tonight at 7PM Central. The comments section on this post is the place to chat about the game as it happens live!

Minnesota Twins Roster

Starting Pitcher – Ervin Santana
Catchers – Jason Castro, Chris Gimenez, Mitch Garver
Infielders – Ehire Adrianza, Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar, Joe Mauer, Jorge Polanco, Kennys Vargas
Outfielders – Byron Buxton, Zack Granite, Robbie Grossman, Max Kepler, Eddie Rosario
Right-Handed Pitchers – Matt Belisle, Jose Berrios, Alan Busenitz, Tyler Duffey, Dillon Gee, Trevor Hildenberger, Ryan Pressly
Left-Handed Pitchers – Buddy Boshers, Adalberto Mejia, Taylor Rogers

New York Yankees Roster

Starting Pitcher – Luis Severino
Catchers – Austin Romine, Gary Sanchez
Infielders – Greg Bird, Starlin Castro, Todd Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Chase Headley, Matt Holliday, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Wade
Outfielders – Jacoby Ellsbury, Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge
Right-Handed Pitchers – Dellin Betances, Sonny Gray, Tommy Kahnle, David Robertson, Adam Warren
Left-Handed Pitchers – Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Chasen Shreve

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Aaron Judge has had one of the most amazing rookie seasons in history. He will certainly be the American League Rookie of the Year and will have a legit argument for Most Valuable Player. The potential MVP has shown the ability to hit with tremendous velocity – of the top 10 exit velocities on home runs this season, Judge owns 7 of them, including the top two.

Luis Severino led starting pitchers in baseball in 2017 with a 97.5 MPH average fastball velocity. Aroldis Chapman averaged 100.0 MPH, which is incredible to AVERAGE triple digits. Dellin Betances, Tommy Kahnle, and Chad Green also average 95+ from the bullpen.

After a hot August seemingly across the board, the Twins lineup had a number of excellent performances in the last month of the season. Jason Castro hit .305/.359/.475 with 3 home runs. Joe Mauer hit .343/.404/.461 with 9 doubles. Brian Dozier continued pounding the ball, hitting .298/.393/.596 with 8 home runs. Eddie Rosario continued hitting the ball out, with a .276/.313/.524 line with 7 home runs. Eduardo Escobar led the team with 9 home runs on a .263/.300/.588 line. Kennys Vargas made the most of the time he got, hitting .324/.410/.588 with a pair of home runs over 39 plate appearances.

Next: Twins Wild Card Roster

So, join in, enjoy, and feel free to contribute and chat away on the game as it happens!