2010 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
October 09, 2010
Minnesota at New York
Saturday 10/09 08:35 PM Eastern
4 units on New York -180 (moneyline) (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: win
1 unit on New York -1.5 runs +115 (runline) (risk 1 to return 1) RESULT: win
The Minnesota Twins had the lead in the first two games, but could not close the deal. They are now facing elimination games for as long as they can keep winning, and coming back to New York isn't a promising situation. The Yankees are in the Twins’ heads as much as they might want to deny it, they are. The Yankees are 11-2 in the last 13 playoffs meetings between these clubs, with the Twins scoring a grand total of 35 runs in the 13 games, or 2.7 per contest. The Yankees have scored 63, or 4.85 per contest. It gets worse when you consider the two Minnesota wins were achieved with Johan Santana on the mound, so the Twins are 0-11 without Santana. The numbers go from 63-35 in the 13 games, to 62-30 in the other 11, so the Yankees have more than doubled-up the Twins, outside of the two Santana wins. Home teams off being swept in the first two at home often go quietly in game three where they are just 3-8. The Yanks close the Twins out in three games.