2nd Inning: Tanaka Rolls, and Dobnak Settles In
The “Uber” chants subsided inside the second inning as Dobnak settled right into a better groove. He gave up two hits, nonetheless, everyone had been flooring balls that found their method by the infield. Imagine the faith the Twins are displaying in a pitcher who started the season in Class A and had solely made 5 begins earlier to proper this second’s playoff sport at Yankee Stadium. We spoke to him at measurement about his Uber driving late Friday night: He talked about he hates it when people don’t tip. But he not usually provides a foul rating, besides the passenger is principally out of line.
Meanwhile, Masahiro Tanaka blazed by the very best of the second, placing out Luis Arraez and Miguel Sano to complete a 1-2-3 physique. His split-fingered fastball, which has been inconsistent this yr, appears sharp. He appeared to strike out Arraez with one, although it was listed as a slider on the board. He undoubtedly purchased Sano with a slider.
1st Inning: Encarnacion Delivers an Early Advantage
Yankee Stadium is alive with this late afternoon start on a crisp autumn day, and the Yankees wasted little time getting on Twins starter Randy Dobnak, the rookie pitcher who drives an Uber inside the off-season. Fans had been chanting “U-ber” when Dobnak purchased in trouble within the primary inning. He gave up a run after D.J. Lemahieu doubled and Edwin Encarnacion later laced a one-out, run-scoring single, nonetheless, the 24-year-old right-hander purchased out of additional trouble — and quieted the sarcastic chants — when he induced a double-play ball from Giancarlo Stanton.
Masahiro Tanaka moreover used a double play to flee points inside the prime half of the inning. With one out, he hit Jorge Polanco with a pitch after which could not space Nelson Cruz’s broken-bat comebacker. But Tanaka purchased Eddie Rosario to bounce a changeup to Lemahieu at first base and Tanaka coated the bag and caught Didi Gregorius’s relay throw-in time.