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Robby Sabo

The New York Yankees were nearly no-hit by Jake Odorizzi in the team’s most recent loss, 3-1, to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

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Much of New York remains in constant graciousness towards the Seattle Mariners. If not for their rapid fall, fans of the New York Yankees would be completely delirious right now.

They’d be unconscionable after this 3-1 loss.

New York’s latest loss came on Wednesday night in Minnesota as Twins starter Jake Odorizzi nearly threw a no-hitter. A Greg Bird RBI double with one out in the eighth inning stood between Odorizzi and history … and the entirety of the Yankee fandom moving from freaked out to completely unfathomable as a collection.

The only other hit came in the form of a Miguel Andujar single.

Luis Severino took the ball from Aaron Boone on this evening and came through with a quality start. Going 5.2 innings, Sevy relented just one run on four hits while striking out five. His start absolutely takes home the award for “only positive of the night.”

The Twins didn’t hit a single homer. Instead, hitters seven through nine in the lineup each picked up an RBI.

Williams Astudillo, Max Kepler and Ehire Adrianza picked up ribbies in the sixth and seventh inning collectively. Kepler finished tied with Joe Mauer with a game-high two hits.

David Robertson gave up the Yanks other two runs on the night. Pitching 1.1 innings of work, Robertson relieved Severino while giving up two runs on three hits.

Though there’s very little chance they could miss the MLB Postseason, the Yankees are now just one game ahead of the Oakland Athletics for the No. 1 AL Wild Card spot (for the home-field advantage during that do-or-die situation).

New York has now lost three of four and nine of its last 16 contests. The Yankees will now turn their attention to the Bronx and a nine-game homestand. First up will be the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com