New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins 6-8-22

New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins 6/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins 6/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The New York Yankees (40-15) will face off with the Minnesota Twins (32-24) in Game 1 of 3 of the AL Inter-Division at Target Field in Minneapolis on Wednesday at 7:40 PM ET.


New York started a three-game duel versus Minnesota with a 10-4 victory on Tuesday. The Yankees swept the Tigers over the weekend. New York remained on top at 40-15 in the American League East Division with a .727 team percentage after acquiring 268 runs while allowing 160 for a +108 runs difference for the season.


CF Aaron Judge led the offense for the Yankees with two runs scored on two hits with a walk and three RBIs in the win. Jameson Taillon lasted for 4.0 innings of work after conceding 9 hits, 4 earned runs, and one walk while striking out 3 hitters of the Twins.     


New York’s pitching staff posted a team ERA of 2.75 that ranked 1st in the majors with a collective WHIP of 1.04 while their FIP sits at 3.04 as a unit this year.


The Yankees’ pitchers conceded 38 home runs and a total of 156 runs that ranked 1st in MLB. They wrung up 498 hitters and granted 130 walks that earned them a K/BB ratio of 3.83 for the season.


The NY Yankees will be sending southpaw Nestor Cortes (5-1, 1.50 ERA, 68 Ks, 0.87 WHIP) to the pitcher’s mound to start a series opener facing the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The left-hander thrower gave up 38 hits, 4 home runs, and 14 walks in pitching for 60.0 innings in his pro baseball career this year.


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New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Predictions 6/8/2022


The Minnesota Twins will try to bounce back after losing the first installment of a series against the Bronx Bombers at 4-10 on Tuesday. The Twins defeated the Blue Jays in a series with a 2-1 standing last time out.


Minnesota topped all teams at 32-24 in the AL Central Division with a team percentage of .571 after earning 244 runs while losing 217.


2B Jorge Polanco earned a one-run score on 4 hits with 2 RBIs in the loss while Cole Sands finished 3.2 innings of work with 8 hits, 4 earned runs, and 2 free bases conceded but struck out 3 hitters of the Yanks.  


Minnesota surrendered a total of 445 hits (19th in the majors), 217 runs, and 60 long balls while allowing 3.95 runs per 9 innings that was 7th in the league.


The Twins earned a team ERA of 3.66 after giving away 201 earned runs with a collective FIP of 3.91 and a team WHIP of 1.225. The pitching staff fanned out 466 batters while granting 160 BBs which earned them a K/BB ratio of 2.91 this year.


Right-handed Pitcher Chris Archer (0-2, 3.89 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 32 Ks) will be climbing up the hill to start for Minnesota in the first installment of a series versus the Yankees on Wednesday. The righty thrower allowed 36 hits, 6 home runs, and 17 walks in 39.1 innings pitched in his MLB career this season.   


New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins. The MLB Pick for this contest is New York -169. The Bronx Bombers have the advantage over the Twins after winning 38 of their last 55 outings held in the Target Field.


The NY Yankees will dominate this game on the road with a 16-8 record and Nestor Cortes will take control of the mound for the Yanks with a 5-1 mark and 1.50 ERA record in his belt. Prediction: The New York Yankees will win at 6-2.    


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New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins 6/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:40 PM ET


Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022


TV: YES, Bally Sports North


MLB Odds/Point Spread: New York Yankees -169              


MLB Totals: 8.5


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