Twins right-hander Jake Odorizzi silenced the Yankees bats as they fell to Minnesota in a 7-3 loss at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. >> Box score
Six takeaways from Saturday's game...
1) J.A. Happ struggled with the long ball again, allowing two more home runs to the Twins in Saturday's TKT. Happ has now allowed a team-leading nine home runs this season, which is tied for second-most in the American League. He finished with four runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.2 innings, striking out three.
2) The Yankees' offense was M.I.A. on Saturday against Twins right-hander Jake Odorizzi. He allowed just two hits over six innings while his biggest jam came in the first after back-to-back two-out walks to bring up Gleyber Torres, who lined out to short to end the threat.
3) Miguel Andujar's return to the lineup was a bit anti-climactic. He walked and singled in a TKTKT day at the plate but struggled defensively. He committed two errors -- unable to come up with a sharp ground ball in the second inning and throwing away a potential double-play ball in the seventh, which resulted in another insurance run for the Twins.
4) Happ's day would have been much worse is not for some clutch defense from Cameron Maybin. The Yankees right fielder took away a three-run home run from Jonathan Schoop to end the fourth inning.
5) If it was not evident before, it should be pretty clear now that the Yankees have the Sanchez of old back. The slugger, whom Aaron Boone kept in the lineup as DH because of his hot bat, hit a mammoth home run in the eighth inning for his team-leading 11th on the season. He has hit five home runs since he rerturned from the IL on April 24.
6) The Yankees added some runs late in the game but it was for naught as the bullpen could not minimize the damage once Happ left. Joe Harvey, Stephen Tarpley and Jake Barrett all allowed one run in their relief appearances as the Twins built up enough insurance to win the game comfortably.
It looks like Sánd People did this. pic.twitter.com/md2S76gTR3- New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 4, 2019
The Yankees and Twins conclude their series on Sunday but have pushed the starting time back to 4:05 p.m. due to inclement weather in the forecast. It will be Michael Pineda and Domingo German on the bump.